At more than 2.5 million square kilometres, WA is Australia's largest state. The property market varies significantly between areas. While Perth holds approximately 75% of the WA population, areas such as Port Hedland, Broome, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Mandurah, Bunbury and Albany all have significant populations as well.
WA's economy, population and property market are all closely linked to the mining industry. With the mining boom now over, there has been a gradual slowdown in population growth and a downward trend in property prices as a result.
When deciding on your agent, price is just one factor to consider when you compare agents in your area. Every region across WA is unique, with local economies being influenced by different factors. So along with an agent who charges reasonable fees, you need to be looking for one with knowledge of the local economy as well.