Committed to my new home

AFTER six months my search for a home in Ipswich is over.

I have now met almost every real estate agent in the district and have walked through countless homes.

It hasn't been the most enjoyable journey I have embarked on, but it has certainly provided me with a great opportunity to review first-hand where the local real estate market is heading.

This market is on the move and anything that offers quality and is priced right won't last.

The best house I saw lasted just three hours and despite me asking the agent to give me the chance to put in a bid the next day he grabbed his new buyer and signed him on the spot.

If anyone is selling a home and it's been sitting waiting for a buyer for more than six weeks, I would politely suggest you may need to be more realistic about your price.

To get into the Ipswich market I sold my home in Hervey Bay and went back a long way from what I paid for it just five years ago.

I accepted that pain because I knew I needed to get into this market as fast as I could if I was to recoup my loss.

Fortunately I found an excellent real estate salesman in Luke Buckel from Ray White Bundamba who showed great patience to finally get my family over the line.

Luke is not the only good salesman in this district and on the whole I found that Ipswich is fortunate to have an excellent real estate workforce.

I can now proudly say that Ipswich is my home.



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