Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Real estate agents have not had much time to catch a breath over the past five years, as the residential property market performed exceptionally well. Despite turbulent economic conditions, housing prices rose, supported by government incentives at the beginning of the period and then fuelled by decreasing interest rates. This has been more than enough to offset pressures on sales commissions. The commercial property market has been more flat. This has been caused by volatile business confidence and subdued economic conditions. Overall, industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised 1.2% over the five years through 2014-15, to reach $10.7 billion. In 2014-15, industry revenue is forecast to grow by 2.7%.
Competition remains fierce within the industry... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
Real estate services industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Over the 10-year period through 2019-20, industry value added is forecast to increase at an annualised 0.3%. This is lower than forecast annualised GDP growth of 2.7% over the same period.
In the long term, industry growth is closely aligned with overall economic, social and demographic trends. The cost and availability of housing credit for both owner-occupiers and investors affects industry growth. Industry activity is mainly influenced by economic activity, access to debt funding and interest rates. Underlying demand is influenced by household formation and population growth... purchase to read more