Selling Houses Australia

Andrew Winter's editor's letter

As we're halfway through the 12th series of Selling Houses Australia, it's fantastic to reflect on how far we've come.

A lot of people tell me that I am so lucky, because the Selling Houses Australia format is at the forefront of the real estate market.

It's actually fascinating to catch an old episode from say, 10 years ago. There's me, walking down the street saying the Sydney market has been depressed now for several years and if you don’t sell now you’re just not going to get the money... How times have changed!

About six seasons ago, the first episode of the series we shot was on the Gold Coast and the market there had been through some terrible times. We thought we would shoot it first as it would take a long time to sell, but it ended up selling pretty quickly for more than the owner initially wanted. That was a telltale sign the market was on the turn.

Many people think that because of the downturn, falling prices would have affected things from a sale perspective this series, but it absolutely has not been the case, as we don’t just visit Melbourne and Sydney.

The rest of the country is ticking along okay in a moderate-to-reasonable market, which means we've still seen some fantastic sales come through and we’ve even had a couple of surprises that have seen the market tables being turned!

Selling Houses Australia has always covered many different real estate markets, and this season is no different. 

A particular one to look out for is the very regional location of Mt Isa. This was an insane challenge because it is not only a regional property - and I mean, really regional - it was also way above median house price for the area. So it really couldn’t have got any harder if we tried.

Did it sell or did it not? You’re just going to have to wait and see.

Hope you're enjoying the series,

Andrew

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