Prop­erty con­fer­ence puts spot­light on Air­lie

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY BUSINESS -

ABOUT 200 prop­erty val­uers were in the Whit­sun­days last week for the Aus­tralian Prop­erty In­sti­tute’s (API) North Queens­land Prop­erty Con­fer­ence at Co­ral Sea Re­sort.

API mem­ber Jor­dan Miller, who was also on the con­fer­ence’s or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee, said this was the first time it had been held in Air­lie Beach.

“This year, we were try­ing to do some­thing a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent and try­ing to at­tract peo­ple from a wider au­di­ence – not just North Queens­land,” he ex­plained.

Mr Miller said ini­tial in­di­ca­tions showed this aim had been achieved with prop­erty val­uers trav­el­ling from as far afield as the Gold Coast, Sydney and even China, to at­tend the event.

Speak­ers at the con­fer­ence in­cluded Steve Marks from Ray White Whit­sun­day, Michael Hanisch from PRDna­tion­wide Whit­sun­day and Da­nial Rochford from Whit­sun­days Mar­ket­ing and Devel­op­ment Lim­ited (WMDL).

Mr Hanisch spoke about the re­sults from his re­cently de­vel­oped Ge­o­graphic In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem (GIS) which maps out the avail­able un­avail­able and ex­ist­ing devel­op­ment land in and around the town­ship of Air­lie Beach. He said his main mes­sages were that land was sell­ing ex­tremely well and that the Whit­sun­days was a good place to in­vest, “be­cause the val­ues can only go up”.

“It’s one of the most un­der-val­ued places go­ing at the mo­ment, just purely based on the fact that there’s not a huge amount of stock,” he said.

Mean­while, Mr Marks talked about tourism and its im­pact on prop­erty val­ues.

He said the Whit­sun­day prop­erty mar­ket was def­i­nitely im­prov­ing and through the con­fer­ence, it was great to be able to high­light that on a na­tional level.

Mr Rochford de­scribed the con­fer­ence as a great op­por­tu­nity for Whit­sun­day rep­re­sen­ta­tives to speak di­rectly to the key prop­erty val­uers in North Queens­land and to let them know “that pos­i­tive op­por­tu­ni­ties lie ahead”.

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