Booming rental market
THE Port Douglas rental market appears to be booming with the team at LJ Hooker celebrating signing up tenants at rate of more than one a day for the month of May.
Principal Michael Samson said he was delighted with such a high number of residential properties leased and proud of his team who achieved the result while maintaining a high standard of tenant screening and presentation of the properties.
“These results represent a stronger demand for good rental properties in the Port Douglas region. Hopefully this may indicate a good High season for 2012,’’ he said.
“Holiday accommodation bookings are also higher than this time last year.’’
On the residential rental market Mr Samson said that maximum returns from residential investment properties largely depended on presentation.
“Good tenants regard their rental home with as much pride as an owner/ occupier and have in recent markets had plenty to choose from,” he said.
Rental experts: Cherie Ryan, Chanel Nguyen, Kylie Samson and Sarah Johnson of LJ Hooker