• After our record-breaking March, and amidst so much commentary ‘talking down’ the market, we keenly awaited our April figures. Our Group result of $3.55 billion was a respectable figure, although slightly down on our corresponding month in 2016.

Victoria continues its strong run, seeing 15 per cent growth on last year. All other markets experienced softer overall conditions, though still achieving a number of remarkable sales and strong auction clearance numbers. Delving into our listings and stock data, the average listings per agent was up 11 per cent across Australia and New Zealand, indicating a more balanced market.