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With all April’s interruptions, Ray White offices recorded $3.2 billion in sales, some 14% down on April 2018.

It was a bigger drop than March when there were $3.75 billion in sales – down 11% on the prior March.

NSW was down from around $960 million in April last year to $806 million this April.

But the bigger drop was in Victoria from around $587 million to $406 million last month.

In NZ, total sales fell around $30 million to $758 million.

Tasmania was up slightly to $13 million.

With $664 million sales, Queensland was off only marginally, just 2% on last year which helped cushion the larger declines in other states, Ray White board director Dan White noted.

“Looking back on April, it was a tough month and we are actually glad it’s now behind us given all the public holidays, school holidays and the federal election campaign getting underway,” White said.