Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the past five years, the Real Estate Agency Franchises industry has recovered from a painful period. Towards the start of the period, the industry's major markets all reduced their spending, suffering from the effects of the global financial crisis. Residential and non-residential sales suffered, while demand for rentals increased due to a shift in consumer behaviour. Consumers focused on paying down debt rather than increasing it, resulting in weak volumes of dwelling commencements and a fall in housing prices.
Industry revenue has recovered following the declines of 2008-09 and 2009-10. This has been due to record low interest rates and a rebound in consumer sentiment as woes in financial markets have eased... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The Real Estate Agency Franchises industry is subject to low barriers to entry, largely due to the relatively low costs of entry. Initial capital requirements are largely restricted to purchasing or leasing a premises or shopfront and are generally not considered prohibitive. Other start-up costs include state government licensing regulations that stipulate minimum experience and education requirements, which can inhibit the entry of firms or people engaged in complementary professions (such as solicitors and accountants).
A potential barrier for entrants could be the intensity of competition in the industry. The incumbent players have established brand names, clientele and skilled staff that could take new entrants a while to acquire... purchase to read more