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Andrew Bell’s Market Wrap: It’s a time for real (estate) opportunity

By Rebecca Coleman

Issue 24 | Thursday 2 December | It’s a time for real (estate) opportunity

Hi, Andrew Bell here with you as we wrap up November 2021 – a huge month, smashing all previous records in terms of volumes of sales, dollar value of sales written, auction success, and pretty much any statistic you want to measure.

Sales were up through all price brackets and really strong activity at the highest price brackets, with lots of sales above $5 million and all the way up to the highest sale of $17.7 million.

We are also launching several highly desired new projects. We know in this space that whilst there have been a lot of announcements about projects to be built, the reality is that many of them will never come to fruition because they are undercapitalised developers, and so we are being very selective so as to only be presenting to you developments where we are assured they will be built and will be of high quality and well priced.

With our huge strength as the largest real estate company in Australasia we are presented with opportunities not just locally and nationally, but also internationally. A great example of this is that we have been appointed to the marketing here in Australia of an amazing development next to the internationally famous Finns Beach Club in Bali, Indonesia. Bali is a favoured holiday destination for Australians where 1.23 million Australians visited in 2019. Bali has already been awarded Trip Advisors 2021 Most Popular Location and borders have been opened to fully vaccinated travellers from 19 different countries, including Australia.

You are the first to be presented the opportunity to secure one of 206 apartments available at Finns Lifestyle Village, which are either 1-bedroom, 2-bedoom or 3-bedrooms configurations, priced from USD$339,000. Every apartment is a turnkey fully furnished smart technology apartment and the Village has every facility you could imagine: – tennis court, multisport hall, body temple, aquatic centre, beach clubs, kids’ clubs, and so on. When you are not using it yourself, there are great returns through on-site management. As a favourite playground of Australians, this opportunity will be hotly sought-after. We are giving you, our local clients, the first opportunity to jump in before we release these apartments throughout the Ray White network in Australia and New Zealand in early December. I strongly suggest, with so much international focus on Bali, that you capitalise on this opportunity. For more information please visit our New Projects website here. 

I am pleased to report we have had a jump in new properties recently purchased for investment and thank heavens because rental demand remains at record levels. Thanks heavens investor buying activity, according to the ABS, was the highest in history in September just past.  If you are looking for a rental property pre-Christmas, to view our current rental properties click here. We have been picking up a significant number of new managements over the past few months from landlords who have been unhappy with the service and results with their current arrangement and have reached out to us as they have become aware that for the 4th year in a row we have been named Queensland’s Number 1 Property Management Office of the Year.

My last message is for those who have been contemplating a sale of their property. I have put together a comprehensive overview of the market at present and new factors driving the market into 2022 and if you would like to get a copy of that, get in touch with us at to request a copy.

For those who have made the decision to sell, and you want to be part of the hugely successful The Event, no matter what part of the Gold Coast you are in please reach out to us know so we can secure your position in this amazing promotion. For more information visit

We are approaching the Christmas season and so I am hoping we can all unite despite our differences and views knowing that with goodwill we will have a brighter and happier 2022. All the best.

Warm Regards,

Andrew Bell, OAM
Chief Executive Officer
The Ray White Surfers Paradise Group


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