Sellers: Now’s the time to list

Local real estate expert Leanne Cameron.

By Jess Baker

Warwick’s real estate market is white hot and not showing any signs of cooling just yet, according to local property sales agent Leanne Cameron.

“The competition for the property that’s available … well it’s not something I’ve seen in 12 years of selling here,” Leanne said.

“But it did start about six weeks after Covid was a part of our lives. We had that real lull there, then off it went and it hasn’t slowed down since.”

Leanne said the local real estate market had been “Covid-heated” for 55 weeks on Sunday 18 July, marking more than a year of migration from major cities to our city and region.

She said people seemed to be searching for a cleaner, greener, safer and easier life in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, which Warwick certainly offers.

“We’re only five miles wide here in our city, minutes to all we might need, effortless parking, we have a region that’s truly enjoyable, diverse, cultural and interesting. With much on offer across the Southern Downs, there is no excuse for not being inspired, engaged and valued,” Leanne said.

“Everyone I’m sure will find their niche here, they’ll cultivate further their passions, they’ll find their locations to relax and enjoy what many of us take for granted.

“It’s quite diverse and versatile which is why people say they come here. It has everything a big city has, but the comfort and joy of living in a regional centre within an easy day trip to Brisbane and beach.”

The attractiveness of our Southern Downs region as a place to live, work, invest and prosper has not been lost on Australians in the last year.

Leanne said she, and many other Warwick real estate agents, were working seven days of the week to give all potential buyers the time to view and consider for themselves what little stock they do have left available.

Where Leanne would normally carry 70 to 100 land and home listings, she said she was presently carrying between 15 and 20 listings.

“We agents across the region seek more listings to offer buyers looking to make our region ‘home’,“ Leanne said.

“We would strongly encourage them if they’re at all thinking of selling and upgrading or buying land and building that they contact their chosen agent today to set up a time and have a discussion regarding their property.

“It costs nothing to invite an agent to their home, enjoy a cuppa, walk through and around their property, and they don’t need to come to the market if they don’t want to or feel it is not quite the right time for them to do so.

“But now’s the time to talk about the possibility of bringing your property forward in the near future, time to formulate a plan for yourselves and to be known to your agent, kept abreast of things that may well benefit you our future sellers.”

Born, educated, and having enjoyed all her life in the Warwick and greater region herself, Leanne possesses a good feel for our local real estate, growing within and knowing our region adds much to her seller and buyer interactions.

She said it was wonderful to see so many people were realising all that our Warwick and greater region offers, and were choosing it for themselves.

“All coming to live, work and retire with us here add yet more facets to the diamond our Southern Downs is,” Leanne said.

Those interested in speaking to Leanne can find her at LJ Hooker Warwick, on 0438 852 188 or at leanne@ljhw.com.au.

Striking home for sale

A charming, two-storey inner-city home has become available at 87 Dragon Street, Warwick.

It offers an expansive, double brick lower storey with a fully-renovated kitchen, dining and everyday living room, a double garage, gym, storeroom, laundry and bathroom.

This is complemented by a glamorous upper storey space with four bedrooms, a lounge room, high ceilings and polished floorboards – all illuminated by natural light.

The stunning home would also accommodate a caravan or motorhome, with its purpose-built drive-through garage which leads to large outdoor undercover living areas.

With a built-in barbecue, a north-facing side courtyard and a private rear yard, the Dragon Street property is perfect for a family or for a couple.

To find out more, contact Leanne Cameron on 0438 852 188 or at leanne@ljhw.com.au.