As businesses take hits around the north west, real estate gurus have decided to roll with the punches.
This week roughly one million Australians were put out of work and thus will struggle to pay their rent or save for a deposit.
City and Country Realty manager Kieran Tully said they were starting to witness a decline in trade.
"The start of the year started really well but now its slowing down, a few people pulled of contracts this week, with the job losses on Monday," Mr Tully said.
Mr Tully said he was unsure what would happen if a lot of people could't pay their rent.
"We have had one person ask if their rent could be reduced but really a lot depends on the governments rules they are putting in place," he said.
"I can't see the landlords being okay with not receiving rent, someone will have to foot the bill and no one will want it to be them.
"There's talks of the big four banks putting a freeze on rent but who knows what is going to happen with things changing on almost a daily basis."
Mr Tully said they have gone down to minimal staff.
"We are running at half strength, we would love to have everyone here but it is not possible. We probably have about half of our staff away at the moment.
"If the government does go ahead and say no rent then we would have to sack a large amount of our staff," he said.
Mr Tully said people have to just roll with the punches.
"I remind people we will get out of it and just have to keep fighting, we don't have the virus yet like on the coast.
"Ideally we would close down the region and get everything re-opened again and survive onour own since we don't have a case."
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