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Real Estate Agents Dapto – 2012/13 Performance
Dapto Real Estate Agents sold 190 properties over the last 12 months (172 houses and 18 units). On average these 172 Dapto houses took 70 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -5% from their initial listing price. Dapto units on average took 155 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -8% from their initial listing price.
The best Dapto Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Dapto agents are in our free report
Importantly it is the performance of the individual real estate agent rather than the agency used that matters. With over 45 agents operating in the Wollongong Bal council area servicing the Dapto market and 17 agencies, vendors should only use those Dapto agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Dapto property.
With total house growth of 12% over the last five years Dapto agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Units have fared better growing at 20%. Growth in Dapto houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 1% for houses (5yr average 2%) and above for units 8% (5yr average 4%).
Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Dapto and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.
With Dapto houses only selling on average every 9 years and units every 8 years, securing the best Dapto real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.
At the end of the day choosing the best Dapto real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.
Dapto is a southern suburb of Wollongong in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the western side of Lake Illawarra and covering an area 7.15 square kilometres in size . According to the 2006 ABS Census, the suburb currently has a total population of 10,480.
The name Dapto is said to be an Aboriginal word either from Dabpeto meaning "water plenty", or from tap-toe which described the way a lame Aboriginal elder walked. The suburb was officially founded in 1834, when George Brown transferred the Ship Inn from Wollongong to Mullet Creek Farm, in an area now named in his honour as Brownsville. After an unsuccessful attempt at wheat growing in the 1850s, Dapto embraced the dairy industry. In 1887 the railway opened and a butter factory was established. This began a transformation of Dapto and the town centre shifted south to where the new station was located. The Australian Smelting Company's works were established on Kanahooka Road and employed over 500 men. A railway, operated by the Illawarra Harbour and Land Corporation Limited, connected the smelter with the Government railway at Dapto. By 1903 the Commissioner for Railways declared that Dapto was the most valuable station on the Illawarra line, its traffic being double that of Wollongong .
On Koonawarra Point is Mount Brown, a hill protected by a nature reserve for its important habitat. The eastern side and summit is owned by the now closed power station. Dapto used to be home to a smelting industry but this has now closed. Most of the town is residential with several commercial areas, the main one, including Dapto Mall, is on the Princes Highway near the station. At the station there is a mural depicting old and modern trains. Horsley is reached via a road from the station. A small area of the escarpment west of Dapto is protected as part of the Illawarra Escapment State Recreation Area, though not accessible to the public. The escarpment west of Dapto includes Mount Bong Bong, the site of an aeroplane crash when the controllers mistook Lake Illawarra for Botany Bay. A plaque commemorates this event in Dapto. Much of the land to the west is still used as farmland, though other ventures such as the shooting grounds exist. The land to the west is noticeably more hilly than the plain to the north of Wollongong.
The South Coast line electric rail service terminated in Dapto prior to electrification being extended to Kiama in 2001. The area of Dapto west of this rail line, formerly pastoral land, has undergone significant expansion over the past 20 years. This area has become the fastest growing part of the greater Wollongong region and consists of a sprawling, medium-density suburbia known as Horsley, now officially a suburb in its own right.
Perhaps the area's most famous attraction is the Dapto Greyhound Racing Club, colloquially and affectionately known as the 'Dapto Dogs'. Race meetings occur from 6pm to 11pm every Thursday evening. On 1 November WIN News bulletin it was announced plans for a motel at the site were under way, as well as improvement of the track.
The Dapto rugby league team is known as 'The Canaries' and compete in the local Tooheys League. One of the most famous grand finals was in 1968 when Lionel Simmons kicked the winning field goal within seconds on the full time bell. Lionel Simmons is now a local legend.
Dapto was once, during an episode of the ABC TV show The Aunty Jack Show, part of a parody of the nearby city of Wollongong. The lyrics of the Lucky Starr song I've Been Everywhere were changed so that, instead of listing a wide range of Australian towns, the song said "I've been to Wollongong, Wollongong, Wollongong, Wollongong, Wollongong, Dapto, Wollongong, Wollongong ".
Dapto Mall is a shopping centre in the Dapto CBD. It has a vast range of stores including Coles Supermarket, Woolworths Store, Australia Post Office, Amcal Chemist, Guest's Caf
The Mall went through huge redevelopments in early 2007. Alongside the Mall, a large car park was built and was opened to the public on the 12th of February 2007. Stage one of the redevelopments opened on the 6th September 2007;the opening was planned for the 30th of October 2007, but then got pushed to the 31st. The Mall now boasts a food-court, Big W, 80 new specialty shops such as EB Games, Dick Smith Electronics, Beach Street Surf Scene, and many more. The redevelopments upgraded the Mall's total retail floor space from 6,000m
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