Brisbane Rental Update: March 2023

There’s been a noticeable shift in Brisbane’s rental market in recent weeks, and this has had an impact on both landlords and tenants.

The rising cost of living and interest rates impacted tenants’ confidence, resulting in a decrease in the amount of rent they’re willing to pay weekly. However, vacancy rates remain low, and demand for rental properties remains high.

Impact of Cost of Living and Interest Rate Rises on Tenant Confidence

The cost of living and interest rate rises have impacted tenants’ confidence in the rental market. With the current economic climate, tenants are more cautious about their expenses, including their rent. This trend has resulted in a decrease in the amount of rent tenants are willing to pay weekly.

Low Vacancy Rates and Increased Cost of Living

Despite the decrease in tenants’ willingness to pay more rent, the vacancy rates in Queensland remain low. With low supply and high demand, the cost of living in the rental market has increased.

Tenants’ Attitude towards Rent Pricing

Tenants are still looking to rent properties but are more cautious about how much they want to spend on rent. They are not willing to go above and beyond the asking price. As a result, it’s essential to value properties correctly when negotiating rents or placing new properties on the market.

What to Expect in the Coming Months

Based on the trends observed recently, we expect tenants to remain cautious about their expenses, including rent, in the coming months. As a result, property owners and landlords need to price their properties correctly to attract tenants.

Importance of Pricing Properties Correctly

At Housemark, we understand the importance of pricing properties correctly to attract tenants and achieve the best possible return on investment. It’s essential to work with a reputable property management company like Housemark to ensure that you’re getting the right advice and support to achieve success in the rental market.

Housemark’s Expertise in the Rental Market

At Housemark, we offer regular training to all our team members and keep a close eye on the market. We pride ourselves on our expertise and insights into the rental market in Queensland. If you need any advice or support with your property management needs, we’re always here to help.


While the rental market in Brisbane may be experiencing some shifts and changes, there is still a high demand for rental properties. You can succeed in this market with the right pricing strategy and support from a trusted property management company.

Thank you for reading Housemark’s March Rental Market Update. If you have any questions or want to discuss your property management needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us or anyone on the Housemark team. We’re always happy to help.

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