What is the Whitsunday Property Market Doing?
Surrounded by 22,000 hectares of the Conway National Park and the Great Barrier Reef the Whitsunday property market is one of the most defined market places in the world. In the past 12 months, the 4802 postcode has had $1.5 billion injected into the local economy, meaning that the GDP has risen 35%; in addition to this the Whitsundays has been Queensland's fastest growing regional residential population for the last 10 years. We have Australia's fastest growing regional Airport, we are Australia's 3rd most popular tourism destination and Australia's most popular reef destination. The Whitsunday Coast airport grew by nearly 26% last year, with a $59 million dollar investment coming in the near future. If you're an investor in the Whitsundays now is a great time with rental returns currently 5.5% The 4802 postcode is the right place at the right time.
PRDnationwide Whitsunday kicked off 2018 auctioning off the best properties in the Whitsundays. We combined the Whitsundays best properties, Airlie Beach apartments, Cannonvale homes, and generous land parcels. The event was a huge success with some very happy new home owners and ecstatic sellers! If you're looking to buy or sell at Auction contact us today for the best tips, tricks and strategies!
1st June 2017
If you are a landlord, you need
to watch this
Landlords simply cannot go wrong with PRDnationwide Whitsunday, the property management professionals.
Our property managers understand that your investment property is a valuable asset and as a landlord you want to know it is in safe hands and generating the best possible returns. That is where our exclusive Service and Financial Guarantee comes in. As the region’s property management experts, PRDnationwide Whitsunday guarantees service and returns.
If you would like to know how PRDnationwide Whitsunday can manage your investment property, Amanda Anderson, our New Business Manager, would be delighted to discuss the specifics with you.
26th May 2017
The Whitsundays Premier Waterfront Development
One Airlie is an extraordinary opportunity unsurpassed in location and unparalleled in rarity. Absolute ocean frontage, conveniently located close to the amenities of Port of Airlie as well as the heart of the Airlie Beach precinct. It is the Whitsundays premier waterfront development site.
Construction is well and truly underway with residential development on site; the construction program will see the development finished creating Airlie Beach's newest and last waterfront address prior to Christmas 2017.
And what a wonderful Christmas present that will be.
The chance to capture a slice of this tropical idyll is yours, so call and enquire today.
18th May 2017
Funnel Bay uniting the Whitsundays Best Builders
It was a very successful
morning yesterday at Funnel bay with all of the Whitsunday builders involved in
the development attending for a BBQ breakfast and catch up. 6 of the
best Whitsunday Builders have jumped on-board to provide 9 amazing house and
land packages that will rush out the door.
As the home construction on lot 1 of ‘The Beaches’
progresses, momentum for the development continues to build, with a number of
beach front lots currently under contract.
We are thrilled to be working with some of the regions finest trades people to bring Funnel Bay, the Whitsundays newest suburb to life.
11th May 2017
Why be good, when you can be great?
An informative and inspirational session with former world champion and CEO of Triathlon Australia, Miles Stewart.
He tells us about the importance of shifting your attitude, focusing your mindset and pushing yourself strive not settle.
You don't want to miss this one!
4th May 2017
Have you got a property
that isn't earning it's full potential?
Do you know that holiday rentals can generate double the
income of a permanent rental?
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We facilitate open genuine relationships with our property owners and work together to get the best results out of your investment property in the Whitsundays.
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27th April 2017
A year of hard work paid off in spades at the 2017 annual PRDnationwide Awards last week!
The team has worked tremendously
hard over the past 12 months and the strong foundation they have built will
stand us in good stead as the market continues to strengthen.
Our office was recognised
amongst other PRD offices Australia wide for demonstrating initiative,
producing exceptional results and delivering high levels of customer service
and was awarded the following achievements:
- Lorna Serfontein - Property Manager of the Year
- Robert Taylor - Number 10 Salesperson Award
- Robert Taylor - Platinum Sales Individual Award
- Brad Sobott - Bronze Sales Individual Award
- Christie Leet - Silver Sales Individual Award
- PRDnationwide Whitsunday - Number 9 Office Award
- PRDnationwide Whitsunday - Gold Sales Office Award
- PRDnationwide Whitsunday - 5 Star Office Award
- PRDnationwide Whitsunday – Innovation Award
Special mention to Carinda Ivens and Annette Harm who were finalists for Outstanding Support Person of the Year and to our entire Property Management team placing in the top 3 in Australia for Property Management Team of the Year.
The awards recognise not only
the effort and commitment of the individuals but also the structure, training,
culture and values promoted across the entire organisation.
What it all means for the real
estate market in the Whitsundays is that there is a highly trained and
professional team achieving great outcomes for both buyers and sellers.
Well done PRDnationwide
20th April 2017
How do you know the time is right?
Some very simple research will quickly reveal if prices are going to rise in a given market (even within a given price range). Knowing this makes it possible to time the market for the maximum benefit. Click the video to watch Christi'es guide to knowing where the market is going.
23rd March 2017
Range of choice in this month’s auctions
Whatever your preference, you’ll probably find something to suit in this month’s auctions. From apartment to the home with everything. With the market on the move again, auctions are a great opportunity to lock in a deal. Click the video to see what’s on offer.
23rd February 2017
7 great properties under the hammer
Monday's auction will present 7 chances to lock in a bottom-of-the-market deal before the surging market pushes up prices and opportunities dry up. With a range of views and property sizes - even a block of land on a Whitsunday island, there's something for everyone. Watch the video to select your favourite.
9th February 2017
Who pays the water bill?
A common question from landlords renting out their investment property for the first time is: Can the water bill be charged to the tenant? The answer is not quite a simple yes or no. Watch PRDnationwide Whitsundays’ Lorna Serfontein simplify the answer.
27th January 2017
3 great properties going to auction on Monday
The property market is on the move again so now is the time to make your own move with great opportunities like these three properties going to auction on Monday, 30 January. Click on the video to watch a preview.
19th January 2017
Airports factor in property confidence
Greater and easier access into the Whitsundays will provide a boost to tourism and the local economy. That is what the Whitsundays is witnessing now, with even more daily flights coming on line in 2017. This increased activity will flow on to the property market. Watch the video to see how.
12th January 2017
What new smoke alarm regulations mean for you
New regulations regarding smoke alarms for investment properties came into effect on January 1. Contrary to what some owners have been told, the regulations do not mean you have to replace all your smoke alarms straight away. Lorna explains what you need to know about the new regulations that came into effect this year and what further changes will take effect in 2022. Click the video for a brief explanation.
Property opportunities at this week's auction
One of our corporate auctioneers, Brad Sobott, introduces the properties going to auction at PRDnationwide Whitsunday on August 29.
18th August 2016
In this week's Talking Property, PRDnationwide Principal Christie Leet talks with Property Manager Lorna Serfontein about strategies to maximise rental returns on investment properties in the Whitsundays, as well as advice on creating a strong rental history with a real estate agent to assist in getting into a first home.
8th September 2016
Three prices you need to know when buying at auction.
In Talking Property this week, Brad Sobott talks about the three prices you need to keep in mind when buying property at an auction and why buyers have an advantage if they can buy at auction.
15th September 2016
Getting the most from Hamilton Island
Meet our island specialists, Mel Butcher and Darryl Brewer show how reaching beyond Hamilton can help you get the most from your island property, whether buying, selling, or maximising return on investment.
22nd September 2016
Greater returns through holiday renting with Accom
In Talking Property this week, Christie Leet talks with Jadie Page about maximising rental returns through holiday letting with Accom Whitsundays. Placing your investment property in the care of Accom Whitsunday also allows you to come and visit and regularly use your property.
29th September 2016
Top 3 reasons for selling at auction
On Talking Property this week, Christie Leet talks with auctioneer Brad Sobott about the top three reasons for using the auction method to sell your property. Watch the video to see why auctions can be so effective.
6th October 2016
Cheaper To Build Than Rent?
The boosted First Home Owners Grant ($20,000) runs out on June 30 next year. Our very own Whitsunday first home specialist, Ethan Leet, talks about eligibility for the grant and how little the difference can be between renting and owner (and how the difference can be in your favour!).
13th October 2016
Top performers recognised
Congratulations to all the September award winners at PRDnationwide Whitsunday in September. Click on the video link to see who won awards on the Whitsunday team.
20th October 2016
How expressing an interest can give you the edge
When a property is sold by "expressions of interest", such as the four blocks of land at Regatta Waters Estate (where expressions of interest close at 4pm this afternoon) there are advantages for the smart buyer. Click on the video to see how an expression of interest sale works and how you could make it work for you.
27th October 2016
The best thing you can do in the Whitsundays
Whatever else you see and do when you visit Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays, the perfect end to the day is joining in the traditional Sunset Drinks. The developers at Funnel Bay's "The Beaches" is currently sponsoring and hosting Sunset Drinks. With construction starting on the 10 absolute beachfront and 5 garden view blocks, this will be a limited opportunity for visitors and locals to enjoy watching the sun go down on the secluded beach, which is surrounded by national parks but only six minutes from the main street of Airlie Beach. Click on the video to see some highlights of the Whitsundays and Sunset Drinks at Funnel Bay.
3rd November 2016
Easy trick to finding target and message to sell your property
On this week's Talking Property, marketing strategist Dave Westman reveals a simple trick to finding the right target market and the best sales message for selling your property - and it's all about you! Click on the video to see why you are the key.
17th November 2016
3 reasons why the Whitsunday rental market is anything but slow
If you've heard the rental market is slow in the Whitsundays, our new business manager, Amanda Anderson, dispels that myth with three facts about the market and why her team is desperately looking for houses.
24th November 2016
Signs pointing to a hotter market
Some of the key indicators are starting to point to Airlie Beach as a property hotspot. We are now seeing multiple offers on properties, high clearance rates, and properties selling prior to auction - even prior to listing. Talking Property comes to us this week from The Beaches at Funnel Bay and breaks down some of the numbers that suggest the market is really starting to heat up. Click on the video to see how the stats stack up.
01st December 2016
How simple research is better than a crystal ball
Predicting the future of the property market doesn't require a crystal ball. Research is the key and the simple technique in this video can be used to assess specific market segments to determine whether it is a buyer's market, seller's market, or a balanced market for a particular kind of property in a particular suburb. Avoid saying "I wish I knew back then ..." by applying this technique today or call the PRD team to assist with your research (after all, research is our middle name!).
8th December 2016
What's making the Whitsundays a real estate hotspot
The Whitsundays property market is heating up to a level not seen in a decade, including eight blocks of land sold in a single day. Some of the surging economic drivers are tourism, agriculture, and mining, while a range of key projects are the icing on the cake. The property clock, which is a good guide for investors wanting to time the market for maximum returns, shows the Whitsundays starting recovery and the next phase is a rising market. Click on the video to see what's putting the heat into the market.
15th December 2016
The best Whitsunday holiday made easy
Accom Whitsunday saves you time and money booking the best accommodation and holiday deals in the Whitsundays. There is a wide variety of accommodation options to choose from and can assist with activities and tours as well. Click to watch the video and call for a free copy of Island Time - your complete guide to getting the most out of a visit to the region - written by a local with all the inside knowledge.