FOR Debbie Lodwik, selling homes in Yeppoon is all about selling the lifestyle.
And with 60-70% sales growth on last year, Debbie and her Ray White Yeppoon team must have found the winning formula.
The 28-year veteran of the local property market was elated to receive a coveted award for the highest sales growth in regional Queensland for the group state awards recently; an achievement she hopes will boost confidence for those looking to buy.
"Yeppoon isn't a big place in the grand scheme of things - for us to be able to get that award for the highest sales growth, well we were really proud of that," she said.
"It's all because of the team, they do a good job... we are all on the same page."
"It's a challenging market, but it's very much a buyers market," she said.
"People wanting to get in and buy, now is the time to do it."
Debbie said she had witnessed ups and downs in the industry and believed Yeppoon was in "real recovery mode at the moment".
"Yeppoon is looking so good at the moment," she said.
"Council is doing a great job, the foreshore looks great, there are a lot of people in Yeppoon actively doing a great job in the area, there's a festival in the area - it's just a nice place to live."
She explained the properties behind their immense growth were a "mixed bag" of higher-end properties and cheaper investment sales.
"We have sold a lot of the higher-end properties here this year, people can really see great value in the more expensive properties on the coast, properties on the beachfront or with great views have gone really well this year," she said.
"But it's all across the board; last week we had a couple of cheaper sales, great investments, we sold a little unit, good buying, positively geared which we haven't seen in a while."
The team's success comes as the REIQ released data for the June quarter, which revealed Livingstone's median house price had remained relatively steady over five years as prices plummeted across Central Queensland.
Debbie attributed the strong performance to the "lovely, beachy, coastal lifestyle" and location.
"There's a lot of proactive people living in this area, it's a beautiful place to live, why wouldn't you want to come here and live?
"It's a great temperature, so close to the airport, and Rockhampton which is a great city.
"There's a lot of good schools here in Yeppoon, there is good infrastructure here and it is a great place to raise a family."