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Real Estate Agents Drouin – 2012/13 Performance
Drouin Real Estate Agents sold 178 properties over the last 12 months (159 houses and 19 units). On average these 159 Drouin houses took 111 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -7% from their initial listing price. Drouin units on average took 118 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -9% from their initial listing price.
The best Drouin Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Drouin 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 42 agents operating in the Baw Baw West council area servicing the Drouin market and 16 agencies, vendors should only use those Drouin agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Drouin property.
With total house growth of 32% over the last five years Drouin agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared not as well growing at 14%. Growth in Drouin houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 5% for houses (5yr average 6%) and below for units -2% (5yr average 3%).
Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Drouin and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.
With Drouin houses only selling on average every 8 years and units every 6 years, securing the best Drouin real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.
At the end of the day choosing the best Drouin real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.
Drouin is a major service town, located in West Gippsland, 90 kilometres east of Melbourne. Its local government area is the Shire of Baw Baw. The town is supposedly named after a Frenchman who invented a chlorination process for the extraction of ore or an Aboriginal word meaning "north wind". New estate developments have accelerated the town's residential growth in recent years. According to the 2006 census, Drouin and the surrounding area had a population of 7,523 people.
Settlement in this part of Gippsland was rather delayed due to the dense forest. Pastoral runs were taken up but little developed. In 1867, a coaching station was established on the track into Gippsland at Brandy Creek, about 7 kilometres north-east of present Drouin. By the early 1870s, a small settlement had developed and land was being selected in the area.
Meanwhile, contracts had been let for the construction of a railway from Melbourne into Gippsland. Workers' camps were set up along the route which passed to the south of Brandy Creek. There were three camps in the vicinity of Drouin. After the Gippsland Railway opened in 1878, a township was surveyed at Drouin Junction, soon known as Drouin. A Post Office opened on 5 April 1876 and was renamed Jindivick in 1878. A Post Office named Drouin Junction opened on 1 January 1877 and was renamed Drouin in 1878. As Drouin developed, Brandy Creek, now called Buln Buln, had declined. When the Buln Buln Shire was formed in 1878, the administrative centre was located in Drouin. The New Tourists' Guide described the township in 1889, showing its substantial development.
Throughout the 1880s, a number of small sawmills operated in the Drouin district, many transporting their timber by tramway to the railway station. In the 1890s, a quarry was opened south-east of Drouin, the stone being carried by tramway to a railway siding east of Drouin. In 1913, this quarry was purchased and operated by the Shire.
As land was cleared, dairy farming became the main industry. Initially, butter and cheese were made on the farm. A creamery operated from 1891 to 1895 and in 1904 a co-operative butter factory was established at Drouin. When this factory was extended in 1907, an electric light plant was installed which also provided light for the streets and homes of Drouin. The factory supplied fresh milk to the Melbourne market from 1915.
Over the years, the company acquired other dairy companies and enlarged its own operation, producing casein, skim milk and butter-oil as well as butter and cheese. It became part of the Bonlac company which later closed it down, destroying the towns biggest employer. Flax was grown around Drouin during the two World Wars. A private factory operated for a while and in 1941, the government constructed a factory to manufacture canvas goods for military use.
The town has progressed steadily. In 1904, the population was 700. By 1933, there were just over 1,000 inhabitants and by 1970, 2,750.From the 1970s, the subdivision of an industrial estate on the south-east edge of the town had encouraged the growth of light industry. A number of housing subdivisions have also been initiated, as well as rural residential subdivision on the fringes of the town. The construction of a freeway bypassing Drouin allowed the remodelling of the shopping centre. By 1981, the population was 3,492 and in 1991 was 4,100. The Victorian Municipal Directory described the town in 1994.
Drouin holds an annual Ficofolia Festival. Ficofolia are the flowering gum trees which occur throughout the town.
The town has an Association football team Drouin Dragons Soccer Club playing in the Gippsland Soccer League.
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