Josh Fredericks at one of his most recent sales – a Brigg Street home which sold for $320,000.
Josh Fredericks at one of his most recent sales – a Brigg Street home which sold for $320,000. ALLAN REINIKKA

Josh is sold on Rocky homes

NEW kid on the block Josh Fredericks is steaming ahead in the Rockhampton real estate game with six sales under his belt in the past month.

Working over the Christmas and New Year period, Josh had back-to-back buyers looking through homes and an influx of genuine buyers enquiring about property listings.

“Personally I have seen a lot of budget buyers who have a maximum of $350,000 to spend,” Josh, who specialises in Frenchville property, said.

Josh started with Think Real Estate in November last year and spent the first month and a half training before hitting the field to sell.

So far Josh’s average is $300,000 and his biggest sale was $415,000.

He has a sales background in new homes from his work at Hotondo Homes Rockhampton where he racked up some impressive figures.

Josh said he had seen sure signs the local market was off to a strong start.

“We have such a huge database of buyers and we need more homes to meet the demand.”

Josh said the government’s first home buyers grant cleaned them out of cheaper homes.

“Some buyers have had to stretch their budget, but we are seeing interest from investors and the mid to top end of the market is moving steady.”

A recent high end sale from RP Data was a four-bedroom Emu Park property which sold for $750,000 on January 15.

At the other end of the market, a Gracemere house recently settled for $270,000 (see factbox for other recent sales).

Meanwhile, the managing director of Charlies Pest Control in Rockhampton, Shane Warner, said they had experienced an influx in building and pest inspections for new home buyers.

Mr Warner said since returning to business after Christmas they were carrying out almost double the amount of inspections every day.

“It seems like a lot of people signed contracts during the holidays because we are carrying out three to four inspections a day,” Mr Warner said.

He said they worked with Building Inspection Rockhampton to complete the jobs.

This is another sure sign that the property market is strengthening.

RECENT CQ SALES

A snapshot of some recent CQ sales:

418 Brigg St, Frenchville – $320,000

3 Richard St, Emu Park – $750,000

54 Clements St, Emu Park – $350,000

16 Meyenberg Ct, Norman Gardens – $484,000

9 Lorraine Ct, Gracemere – $270,000

5 Gregory Ct, Biloela – $520,000

RP Data figures



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