Tradie Shortage in N.S.W. affects house prices!

need-a-tradie in seven hills?

need-a-tradie in seven hills?

If you thought you were pay­ing more for the ser­vices of trades­people, you were right, accord­ing to a Hous­ing Industry Asso­ci­ation (HIA) report that shows tradies remain in short sup­ply and prices con­tinue to rise.

The price of home build­ing trades climbed

HIA says that across Aus­tralia the price of 13 key home build­ing trades climbed 0.4 per cent over the March quarter to be up 3.4 per cent over the year. The trades see­ing the largest annual price climbs were ceramic tiling (10.4 per cent), roof­ing (9.9 per cent), ‘other trades’ such as main­ten­ance and repairs (9.5 per cent), brick­lay­ing (8.6 per cent) and plas­ter­ing (8.2 per cent).

The price reflect skill shortage

The price increases reflect a con­tin­ued skill short­age in the trades, accord­ing to HIA chief eco­nom­ist Har­ley Dale. Quarterly trade prices increased 6.8 per cent in regional Queens­land, 5.7 per cent in regional Vic­toria, 5.2 per cent in regional New South Wales, 2.9 per cent in Adelaide, 2 per cent in Bris­bane, 1.8 per cent in regional South Aus­tralia and 1.5 per cent in Sydney, HIA repor­ted. Prices fell 5.7 per cent across West­ern Aus­tralia and were down 0.9 per cent in Melbourne.

As your Man­aging Agent, we con­tinue to work closely with our key Trades­people and in turn we are for­tu­nate to have qual­ity Con­tract­ors who provide trade work at com­pet­it­ive pri­cing. How­ever in some trade areas we have exper­i­enced delays simply due to the sup­ply and demand of par­tic­u­lar trade work eg qual­i­fied car­pentry or build­ing and fen­cing. We strive to min­im­ise delays for our Cli­ents with con­stant follow-up and sourcing of other suit­able Contractors.


Jhai is an award win­ning Inter­net Mar­ket­ing Real Estate Agent for Eld­ers Toongab­bie and Kings Langley. After run­ning his own inter­net mar­ket­ing busi­ness he has now set his own sites for the real estate industry. He observed that 90% of real estate agents did not know how to mar­ket them­selves online. Jhai is now fixed on one goal. To teach real estate agents that they can mar­ket online so much bet­ter than they cur­rently are.

Since then he has been con­sist­ently quoted in the Sydney Morn­ing Her­ald and Real Estate Busi­ness online. He is a reg­u­lar guest blog­ger on, shar­ing his expert­ise of mar­ket­ing aspects for the Real Estate Industry. His biggest pas­sions are his wife, mar­tial arts, dogs and most of all property.

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