The Queensland property market is typically more cyclical than other Australian markets, influenced by changing trends in tourism, mining and migration.
While modest gains were recorded in 2017, conditions tend to vary across the state, with many regional areas still suffering a post-mining boom hangover. However, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are expected to experience a modest upturn, with young buyers seeking to take advantage of median house and unit prices while they last under $500k.
The cost of hiring an agent is just one of several factors to consider when comparing real estate agents in your local area. As well as finding an agent who charges competitive fees, you need to find one who has a good grasp of the local economy as well.