Two WA-based groups have reported strong sales in recent months.
ACTON, a WA-based group with more than 20 offices, said its sales for September, October and November combined were 44.1 per cent higher than for the same period in 2011.
“While sales have been improving over the course of the year, the last three months have provided some incredible results and I congratulate you all on an outstanding effort,” Graeme Baxter, ACTON’s managing director told his team via a company newsletter.
November sales were 30.3 per cent higher than at the same time last year, he added, or 8.17 properties per day.
ACTON Mandurah reported the most number of sales in November within the group, at 37. The company’s Cottlesloe office booked the highest value of sales at just under $34 million.
Top salesperson (number of sales) went to Noeline Ross at Mandurah, with 8.4 sales for the month, while Colleen Gandini posted the highest value of sales at $10.9 million.
Harcourts Western Australia reported a 20 per cent increase in sales from September to October.
Chief executive officer Stuart Cox said that the group’s listing numbers, auction numbers and written sales have all increased over the past few months.
“Harcourts WA listed 311 properties during October plus another 10 for auction, taking the total number of auctions listed so far this year to 81," he said. “Our written sales for the month were 201, which is the fourth time we have gone over 200 in the past 12 months."
In sales terms, the group wrote over $108 million during October – the highest level since March 2011 and a $20 million increase from September 2012.
Harcourts Western Australia added that its overall property listings have also increased over the past few months to 1,650 properties listed.
Mr Cox said the group’s property management vacancy rate remains below two per cent while its property management income has remained consistent throughout 2012 with over 3,300 properties under management.
“These results are incredibly encouraging and put Harcourts WA in a strong position going into 2013," he said.