RE/MAX managing director Michael Davoren said that he has been anticipating a “massively” strengthening South-East Queensland market for some time.
His comments follow the release of a Macquarie Bank research that found that a 130,000-strong wave of people is tipped to move to Queensland from the southern states, especially Sydney, for its more affordable property and good job prospects.
Mr Davoren added that the researchers appeared confident that the interstate migration would transfer more than $8 billion in equity to the housing market.
“Markets have been strong in Brisbane and South-East Queensland for some time, but with a serious lack of stock for metro Brisbane and the coasts,” the managing director said.
But Mr Davoren also warned against confusing strong markets with easy markets.
“Stock will become even shorter in supply for Queensland agents, and agents need to be well-known in their marketplace before this happens.
“They need to be very active in their prospecting now to have the relationships in place in order to get the listings and have the stock they will require.”
Mr Davoren also sees the changing markets as beneficial for the investor.
“It will provide opportunity to move any investment stock that has been sitting for a while, but importantly, the next few months may prove good timing for potential property investors to jump in and buy now.”
He also said that Queensland is entering a golden era.