A Brisbane real estate agent, Brad Munro from Position Property, has released a newsletter that states that the Brisbane market is booming. He specialises in inner ring apartments. He states "From 6th January of this year, we have seen the market explode!" Brad then goes on to say that 5000 new apartments located within a 5km radius of the Brisbane CBD are expected to be completed in the next two years, and so there may be an oversupply of apartments, and more sellers than buyers. Then, he concludes: "Overall, the long term outlook for the property market in Brisbane looks good, however if you were looking at selling your property over the next 2 or 3 years, the next 3 to 4 months is, in my opinion, the best time to be doing this. The less competition (other properties for sale) you have, the better the sale price will be, without question."
What this means to me is that now is not a good time to be buying, but wait a little while, and you may do better.
Or another view is that agents always tell property owners that now is the time to sell.