From drafting to real estate, Ashley's keen to start new job
AFTER five years experience working as a draftsman in the property development industry, 24-year-old Ashley MacMaster is feeling confident about starting his new role as a real estate agent.
After leaving school, Ashley started a career as a draftsman where he gained valuable experience, connections and knowledge of the Rockhampton construction industry.
Having lived in Rockhampton all his life, Ashley believes the Rockhampton property market was the perfect place for him to start his real estate career with Ray White Rockhampton City.
"I have always had a healthy interest in the property industry, and feel that I can use my background to my advantage when listing and selling real estate."
"Rockhampton has been a pretty consistent market for a while so I feel it's a good time to be making this career move."
Ashley's comments echo those of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) Rockhampton zone chair Noel Livingston after the release of the REIQ's December quarter median house prices.
Mr Livingston said the minimal change in median house price to $315,000 (down -1.4%) was reflective of the reliability that characterised the Rockhampton housing market.
"The region continues to perform solidly, as it has for the last 12 months, regardless of the mining industry and employment concerns," he said.
The December figures are also representative of the season with the transfer of the student population, he said.
Interest peaked in the affordable end of the residential investor market, he said, with properties in the $250,000 to $400,000 price range seeing significant movement.