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 Locations Chapter
The majority of real estate agent enterprises in Australia are located in the eastern states. Outside of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, the remaining states and territories account for less than 20.0% of total enterprises. This breakdown has remained relatively consistent over the past five years. A significant proportion of residential investment during the past decade has been allocated towards holiday home purchases and renting, which has increased residential demand in Queensland. The resource boom over the past five years has resulted in substantial rises in demand for both commercial and residential real estate in Western Australia, leading to a larger presence of the Real Estate Services industry in the state. Mid-sized businesses dominate all states... purchase to read more