At the time of lockdown in 2020, the market appeared grim, and fear was abundant. None of us knew what to expect so I offered the same suggestions to you as I did to my own family, sell now or be prepared to hold for five years.
Pfft … five years, haha. What a joke! Yes, I have drippy yolk running down my cheeks from the egg on my face.
The last six months in particular has been an absolute boom market. So, what exactly has happened?
Pre Covid a buyer could jump on realestate.com.au, search for Robina and on average find a selection of 240-260 properties available for sale at any given time. The number would fluctuate month to month but there was always a reasonable supply and that was about the number.
As I write this article in March 2021 there are only 143 properties for sale in Robina.
Its far more difficult to obtain accurate numbers on buyer demand. The comparison I’m about to use has some issues but it’s the best I can do for now.
A 4 bed house I listed in Robina April 2020 only received 2,954 page views.
A 3 bed house I listed in Robina Jan 2021 received 6296 page views on realestate.com.au
We could easily argue over some semantics in this example however it seems to demonstrate in numbers exactly what I’m experiencing as an agent on the ground. Despite sales volumes being down from low stock, buyer demand has really increased.
I’m getting calls from buyers just asking to be put on a waiting list, they don’t even ask what’s available, they know there’s nothing out there.