Real Estate Agents in the Gold Coast

View north from Burleigh Heads towards the Gold Coast - Surfers Paradise. The stretch of beautiful sand is one of the most popular and well known in Australia

Australia’s Gold Coast is the sixth-largest metropolis in the country, and consists of 5000 square kilometres, including 57km of unspoilt coastline. The Gold Coast is part of the state of Queensland. The number of estate agents in Queensland, according to statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and published by the Real Estate Institute of Australia, stands at 16,573 agents, working for 9,199 real estate establishments.

In a sea of real estate agents, it is sometimes a difficult task to find the right agent for you. Perfect Agent makes it easy to find an agent you can trust. Complete the form above to receive a comparison and recommendations of agents in the Gold Coast area.

Sea, sun and sand

Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that.
– Andre Benjamin

The Gold Coast of Australia is an area comprising 5000 square kilometres, spanning South Stradbroke Island and Beenleigh to the north, Kingscliff and Cabarita to the south, and Beaudesert and numerous World Heritage-listed national parks to the west.

The Gold Coast has become Australia’s leading tourist destination and has an average GDP growth of 5% annually. The Gold Coast isn’t just popular among tourists, though – together with Brisbane, it has also been voted one of the most desirable places in the world to live when ranked on social, political, environmental and economic factors, as well as personal safety and health.

This makes the Gold Coast any property owner’s dream: it is areas like this that will always have buyers and renters looking for property. A temperate sub-tropical climate and an average of 287 days of sunshine every year doesn’t hurt either, and the Gold Coast is one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

Facts about the Gold Coast

  1. The Aboriginal people of Australia refer to the Gold Coast as “Kurrungal”, due to the abundance of hardwood in the area. The wood was used to make boomerangs.
  2. Timber became the Gold Coast’s primary industry by 1850, as it was sent down the river to meet ocean-bound ships.
  3. Sugar later became the primary industry, which eventually led to a flourishing rum industry.

4. Summer temperatures in the Gold Coast vary between 19 and 29                        degrees Celsius, and winter temperatures 9 to 21 degrees Celsius.

Architecture in the Gold Coast

The Logan Village Museum provides a good overview of an area triangulated by Tamborine, Jimboomba to Waterford. The museum also houses a World War I and World War II collection.

Opened in 1972, the Gold Coast Museum is built on heritage grounds believed to be a historical gathering place for Aboriginal people. A replica of an early settlers cottage can also be seen.

In the late 19th century, the Gold Coast was merely a spot of rest and relaxation for weary Australians, but the beach towns along the coast were joined to form the Gold Coast after World War II. The real estate boom following the war is thought to be the inspiration behind the name of the city, together with the golden sands along its beaches.

Modern real estate in the Gold Coast

Today, the Gold Coast has 203,602 occupied private dwellings, of which 59.2% are separate houses, 20.2% are semi-detached, row or terrace house or townhouses, and 19.4% are flats or apartments, according to the 2016 census.

Commission structures in the Gold Coast can be divided into fixed or tiered commission, according to the terms that are negotiated with the agent. The agent commission rate in the Gold Coast is 2.87% on average, but commission rates may vary among agents in the 81 suburbs that make up the Gold Coast.

Finding the right real estate agent in the Gold Coast

Many real estate experts believe that Southeast Queensland is about to experience a boom in property sales and valuation. There is often talk of property in this region being undervalued when compared to other large metros – but not for long.

The real estate market is always unpredictable, but that is not to say you cannot get the best price for your Gold Coast property. Find a real estate agent that is experienced and familiar with the area by simply completing the form above.