Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Ben Keeps Finger on City Pulse; He Has a Lifetime of Knowledge on Mackay

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Ben Keeps Finger on City Pulse; He Has a Lifetime of Knowledge on Mackay

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salestalk

with Vikki Berardi

HANDING over the keys of your family's home is not always easy. To many people, a home means much more than a significant financial investment. It's the place of new beginnings, of moving on a from parents, flatmates or from the rent trap. A home signifies your freedom, your space; it's the place where memories are made, gardens created, where children learn to ride bikes and friends and family come to dinner.

So when it comes time to sell your home, you want a real estate agent who understands the significance of your property a both as your family's most important financial investment, as well as your home.

Ben Chick is arguably one of our region's most recognised, reputable and successful real estate agents. While he is quick to qualify this description by drawing attention to the continued strength in the momentum of the local economy, his track record and reputation among clients is testament to his success.

aI've lived in Mackay for my whole life, and I think that having an intimate knowledge and a passion for the region is definitely important when it comes to achieving success in the real estate industry,a Ben said.

aThat being said, I think it's also important to understand that the strength of the property market is a reflection of what's happening in the local economy. At present, we have a high demand for properties a indicating a strong confidence in the region.a

With investment in the region's lucrative mining and industrial sector as well as Mackay's growing reputation as one of the state's most desirable lifestyle destinations continuing to gain momentum, all indicators point to continued buoyancy in the property sector. Ben agrees, adding athe property market can experience states of flux and it's sometimes difficult to predict future direction when it comes to property prices and demand. But, looking at the current market, the growth of commerce and industry in the region over the past 12 months, the continued demand for residential properties both within the owner-occupied sales and investment market a all these signs are traditional precursors for continued growth and demand. …

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