Interview: Tom Offermann, Tom Offermann Real Estate
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    HOUSE MEDIAN ASKING PRICES AND WEEKLY CHANGE     Sydney $1,430,736 (-0.35%)             Melbourne $906,744 (-1.28%)             Brisbane $626,945 (-1.31%)             Adelaide $576,484 (-1.90%)               Perth $573,264 (+0.68%)             Hobart $667,625 (+0.32%)           Darwin $633,559 (-1.47%)               Canberra $869,505 (+1.93%)           National $879,315 (-0.27%)                      UNIT MEDIAN ASKING PRICES AND WEEKLY CHANGE     Sydney $569,148 (-1.05%)               Melbourne $450,915 (+0.15%)             Brisbane $364,991 (+0.46%)             Adelaide $299,227 (+0.06%)           Perth $339,330 (-0.36%)             Hobart $481,504 (-6.77%)               Darwin $380,220 (+0.68%)             Canberra $419,946 (+1.52%)           National $428,987 (-1.42%)                      HOUSES FOR SALE AND WEEKLY CHANGE       Sydney 6,290 (+697)             Melbourne 10,034 (+1,675)           Brisbane 8,564 (-165)             Adelaide 2,786 (-33)             Perth 9,764 (-120)             Hobart 354 (-8)             Darwin 228 (-16)               Canberra 368 (+46)             National 38,388 (+2,076)                    UNITS FOR SALE AND WEEKLY CHANGE       Sydney 6,605 (+82)             Melbourne 6,374 (+217)           Brisbane 2,923 (-13)             Adelaide 861 (-8)             Perth 2,423 (-18)             Hobart 64 (-2)               Darwin 352 (+5)             Canberra 406 (+25)             National 20,008 (+288)                    HOUSE MEDIAN ASKING RENTS AND WEEKLY CHANGE       Sydney $550 ($0)             Melbourne $440 (+$5)             Brisbane $455 (-$5)             Adelaide $450 ($0)             Perth $450 ($0)           Hobart $495 (-$5)               Darwin $640 (+$10)             Canberra $640 ($0)             National $527 (+$1)                    UNIT MEDIAN ASKING RENTS AND WEEKLY CHANGE       Sydney $475 ($0)           Melbourne $370 (-$5)             Brisbane $440 (-$55)               Adelaide $370 (+$5)             Perth $410 ($0)             Hobart $450 (+$25)             Darwin $500 (+$30)             Canberra $540 ($0)           National $452 (-$1)                      HOUSES FOR RENT AND WEEKLY CHANGE     Sydney 5,996 (-35)               Melbourne 9,639 (+280)             Brisbane 3,873 (+90)             Adelaide 1,037 (+438)           Perth 1,838 (-1)             Hobart 184 (-11)               Darwin 98 (0)             Canberra 262 (+21)             National 22,927 (+782)                    UNITS FOR RENT AND WEEKLY CHANGE       Sydney 16,976 (+55)             Melbourne 16,933 (+1,528)             Brisbane 3,293 (+1,099)           Adelaide 621 (-22)             Perth 1,04 (-50)             Hobart 82 (-7)               Darwin 180 (+24)           Canberra 351 (-3)               National 39,477 (+2,624)                    HOUSE ANNUAL GROSS YIELDS AND TREND           Sydney 2.00% (↓)             Melbourne 2.52% (↓)           Brisbane 3.77% (↑)              Adelaide 4.06% (↓)             Perth 4.08% (↓)             Hobart 3.86% (↓)             Darwin 5.25% (↓)             Canberra 3.83% (↓)             National 3.12% (↓)                UNIT ANNUAL GROSS YIELDS AND TREND         Sydney 4.34% (↑)              Melbourne 4.27% (↓)           Brisbane 6.27% (↑)              Adelaide 6.43% (↓)             Perth 6.28% (↓)           Hobart 4.86% (↑)              Darwin 6.84% (↓)           Canberra 6.69% (↑)            National 5.47% (↑)                 HOUSE RENTAL VACANCY RATES AND TREND           Sydney 1.7% (↓)             Melbourne 2.4% (↓)           Brisbane 1.0% (↑)            Adelaide 0.7% (↑)            Perth 1.0% (↑)              Hobart 0.9% (↓)           Darwin 0.9% (↑)            Canberra 0.7% (↑)              National 1.5% (↓)                UNIT RENTAL VACANCY RATES AND TREND           Sydney 3.7% (↓)             Melbourne 4.9% (↓)           Brisbane 2.0% (↑)            Adelaide 1.3% (↑)              Perth 1.4% (↓)           Hobart 1.7% (↑)              Darwin 1.0% (↓)           Canberra 1.5% (↑)              National 3.4% (↓)                AVERAGE DAYS TO SELL HOUSES AND TREND           Sydney 25.2 (↓)           Melbourne 34.7 (↑)              Brisbane 34.6 (↓)             Adelaide 26.8 (↓)             Perth 42.7 (↓)             Hobart 21.3 (↓)           Darwin 36.8 (↑)              Canberra 23.1 (↓)             National 30.6 (↓)                AVERAGE DAYS TO SELL UNITS AND TREND           Sydney 24.9 (↓)           Melbourne 39.8 (↑)              Brisbane 39.7 (↓)             Adelaide 30.9 (↓)             Perth 42.9 (↓)             Hobart 22.2 (↓)           Darwin 44.7 (↑)            Canberra 36.3 (↑)              National 35.2 (↓)               
Interview: Tom Offermann, Tom Offermann Real Estate

“At this rate, investors will double their money every five years.”

By Terry Christodoulou
Thu, May 6, 2021 2 min

Tom Offermann has spent the past 35 years developing peerless market knowledge of Noosa and Sunshine Coast environs. 

He’s also a man who lives and breathes the lifestyle he proudly sells – often found in his kayak on the Noosa River. 

We caught up to discuss the future in light of COVID, ‘southern’ sea-changers and a market that’s ultimately surging. 

Kanebridge News:  Noosa was recently marked as Queensland’s most expensive property market, thoughts on securing such a title?

Tom Offermann: It’s been named the most expensive shire in the state, but I think it’s more accurately described as the most valuable in the state.
KN: What makes it the most valuable?
TO: Noosa shire has an annual return on investment over 15% — which is incredible. However, some of the shire’s most sought-after locations, such as Noosa Sound, have been averaging capital growth of more than 15% per annum for the past 46 years.  

KN: How did Noosa fare coming out of the pandemic?

TO: [In 2021] we were wondering if it might slow down a bit after the summer holidays, but the market for the first quarter has outperformed every quarter of 2020.  Auctions are achieving approximately 90% clearance rates, property listings remain tight and an abundance of buyers are waiting for the right property.

KN: Is this driven by those ‘southerners’ looking for a sea / tree-change?

TO: The sea and tree-change effect was the strongest ever and Noosa was one of the greatest beneficiaries, recording high sales volumes plus the highest price gains in Queensland, with houses recording 15.4% annual growth and a median price surpassing $900,000.

KN: So is it now too late for those wanting to get into the market?

TO: No, it’s never too late. My advice is to buy in the best location your budget allows. In the current market it’s important to be ready to act fast and have pre-approval if you require finance, because a property can sell very quickly, sometimes never hitting the market at all.

KN: How does Noosa compete against other coastal ‘lifestyle’ regions? 
TO: Noosa has long been known as the jewel in Queensland’s crown, which is a result of superior local governance, the shire’s natural resources and climate — which combine to underpin a property market that has more potential than any others in the country. It’s highly desirable and very tightly held.

KN: What do you say to the naysayer’s who claim the Sunshine Coast’s growth isn’t sustainable – will the market continue to ascend? 

TO: Of course it will. Property value is never a straight line graph, however, you can always count on it pointing upwards long-term. At this rate, investors will double their money every five years, something I have experienced throughout my career.
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