Our Phillips’ Mortgage Choice office is abuzz after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) took the remarkable step this week to slice a further quarter-percentage point off the official cash rate, driving it down to a new record low of 0.5%.
Buyers are not only looking now, they’re buying. Over the past few years Mackay’s subdued housing market has attracted buyers who whilst have been looking have been prepared to wait. Well their wait is over. Now is the time to buy. A tight rental market is forcing buyers to take the plunge and buy. Fantastic inspection numbers last week, with the Gardian Sales Team showing more than a hundred potential buyers through open homes over the weekend. Four of our properties had more than 10 groups through in the 30 minutes they had their doors open. And these buyers aren’t just looking, they’re buying. With close to 50 contracts already signed this quarter we know that these buyers are not just tyre kickers. So, whether your buying or selling call your Gardian agent today to help you achieve your property goals.
This week we welcome another Buyers Consultant to our team, Sarah Coles. Sarah has a wealth of experience in a variety of fields and is keen to succeed in Real Estate. Sarah has already started building a client base of qualified buyers via the Gardian VIP Buyer Service. Gardian launched this service last year and it offers the orange carpet treatment for those clients looking to find their new home.
Last week one of the agents sold one of our other Gardian agent’s properties in the first week of the listing. This is a fine example of how we work as one team – a winning team. Below are some of our routines that we follow religiously in order to achieve outstanding results.
Gardian held its latest In Room Auction evening last Monday at our Corporate Office.
Big congratulations to all of our staff and our vendors and buyers for their recent sales success in the month of January. According to Domain, Gardian Real Estate has 15% market share for the number of sales in Mackay for January. This is a large piece of the pie as there are more than 40 active agencies in town. And it continues to look good for the remainder of this quarter with 27 more contracts already signed this year.
This week saw the release of the 2020 Agent of the Year Awards by Ratemyagent. Ratemyagent is Australia’s number 1 agent review website. The 2020 Agent of the Year Awards look at which agents have had the most consistent customer recommendations through 2019 and how successful that agent has been in terms of sales volume and sales price. The awards then rank agents and their agencies so it's clear to see who are leaders in each suburb across Australia.
2020 is off to a great start, with the Gardian Sales Team showing more than 100 potential buyers through open homes over the weekend and with a further 10 contracts signed and a number of offers presented. One of the properties had a whopping 14 groups in attendance!
Happy New Years! For many, with the start of a new year comes an opportunity to set some goals for the year that lies ahead. Both ours and your new year’s resolution is to fulfil your property goals. This is our number one priority. So, what do we need to do in order for this for this to happen?