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There are 58 real estate agents servicing Oakleigh and surrounds. In 2014 they sold 96 properties. We have analysed all these Oakleigh agents and on request within 24 hours we will send you a free, up-to-date report on their performance, sales track record and what fees you should pay. View report contents

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Real Estate Agents Oakleigh – 2012/13 Performance

Oakleigh Real Estate Agents sold 96 properties over the last 12 months (61 houses and 35 units). On average these 61 Oakleigh houses took 87 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -10% from their initial listing price. Oakleigh units on average took 76 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -5% from their initial listing price.

The best Oakleigh Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Oakleigh 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 58 agents operating in the Monash – South-West council area servicing the Oakleigh market and 22 agencies, vendors should only use those Oakleigh agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Oakleigh property.

With total house growth of 48% over the last five years Oakleigh agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared not as well growing at 17%. Growth in Oakleigh houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -4% for houses (5yr average 10%) and below for units 1% (5yr average 3%).

Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Oakleigh and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.

With Oakleigh houses only selling on average every 13 years and units every 7 years, securing the best Oakleigh real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

At the end of the day choosing the best Oakleigh real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.

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Suburb Overview

Oakleigh is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and is located 14 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Monash. At the 2011 Census, Oakleigh had a population of 7,535.

Once a large independent city, Oakleigh was absorbed into Melbourne as part of the eastward expansion of the metropolis in the 1950s. As a result, it once had its own large historic Central Business District, its own municipality in the former City of Oakleigh and its own suburbs.

The area is traditionally known to have a strong Greek cultural influence, largely due to the influx of said immigrants to Australia in the mid-20th century. Fourteen per cent of those living in the suburb speak only Greek at home.

The origins of the name of the suburb, "Oakleigh," is unclear, local historians have three main theories - that it was derived from she-oaks that grew near Scotchmans Creek;from "Oakleigh Park" an estate near Malvern Hills in England;or from Mrs. Oakley an early settler.

Originally inhabited by the Kulin people, a grazing run was established in the settled district east of Melbourne in the early 1840s. The lease for the grazing run was taken up by farmers John and Archibald McMillan. Scotchman's Creek Run, as it became known, was named after the Scottish settlers in the area in and near the run. By 1853, Scotchman's Creek was known as South Yarra Creek, due to the well known South Yarra Pound and the associated South Yarra Inn. Part of the Parish of Mulgrave, County of Bourke, Oakleigh was first surveyed in 1853, and the first blocks of land were sold soon after. Oakleigh Post Office opened on 1 August 1854.

The Shire of Oakleigh was created in 1871 and a boom in settlement followed the opening of the Melbourne-Oakleigh railway line in 1877.

Oakleigh, along with Dandenong, soon became one of the closest large cities to Melbourne, and the key to its development was the railway line to Melbourne. Railway workshops, brick works, sand mining, and market gardens became the most important industries in Oakleigh at the end of the 19th century. The suburb contributed greatly to Melbourne's rapid growth, and as a result, Oakleigh has a legacy of many large old buildings and institutions, mostly located between the railway line and the main road at Dandenong Road.

The Oakleigh Hall which once served as the town hall, post office and courthouse still remains, as does a grandstand of the cricket and football oval. The Sacred Heart Church, a large Edwardian church with its twin copper dome, is still a landmark of the area and is now part of a school.

Oakleigh's urban potential was increased by the addition of part of Caulfield, comprising present day Hughesdale, in 1913. In 1924 Oakleigh was proclaimed a town and on 2 August, 1927, a city. By then the Oakleigh area was substantially built up, and housing was extending to Hughesdale and Huntingdale in the vicinity of their railway station. At the close of the war these areas were described as rising suburbs. Because the land in Oakleigh South was sandy and fairly flat - suitable for golf courses - Oakleigh South was the home of Sand Belt private golf courses such as the Metropolitan, Commonwealth, and Huntingdale Golf Clubs.


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