The silly season did not stop keen buyers from checking out what was on offer across Townsville

first_imgSold On Pointer about how property analysts think in 12 months time the property market will boom in Townsville. Local agent Julie Munro of Ray White.THINGS might slow down during the silly season as workers and businesses take a break for Christmas, but it was still a busy time for Townsville’s real estate agents.Ray White’s Julie Munro said it was her “best festive season in five years” as she did more private inspections and the highest number of inquiries compared to past festive periods.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“In this modern era, people expect us to return their call so we are available virtually 363 days of the year,” she said. “I did an inspection on Boxing Day and an inspection on Christmas Eve, and I did get an email inquiry on Christmas Day, so people were clearly thinking of property on Christmas,” she said.Although she got two offers on properties, there were no sales during the festive period, but she believed the heavy interest was a sign that the new year would be busy.“From talking with other real estate agents there are a lot of property owners coming to market in January,” she said. Damien Keyes from Keyes and Co Property said he had received some offers but no sales during the festive period, but there were offers made.“It hasn’t been a dead market, that’s for sure,” he said.last_img

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