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Real Estate Agents Raymond Island – 2012/13 Performance
Raymond Island Real Estate Agents sold 19 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 19 Raymond Island houses took 113 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -15% from their initial listing price.
The best Raymond Island Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Raymond Island 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 50 agents operating in the E. Gippsland – Bairnsdale council area servicing the Raymond Island market and 19 agencies, vendors should only use those Raymond Island agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Raymond Island property.
With total house price growth of -6% over the last five years Raymond Island agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Raymond Island houses over the last year has been above the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 11% (5yr average -1%).
Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Raymond Island and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.
With Raymond Island property transactions only occurring on average every 7 years, securing the best Raymond Island real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.
At the end of the day choosing the best Raymond Island real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.
Raymond Island is a small island in the Gippsland Lakes in eastern Victoria, Australia, about 300 km from Melbourne. The island is approximately 6 km long by 2 km wide, and is just 200 m off the coast, across from the town of Paynesville. The island is named after William Odell Raymond, originally a magistrate from New South Wales who established himself as a squatter in Gippsland in the 1840s.
Raymond Island is well-known locally for its large koala population, originally introduced to the island in 1953, and for the Raymond Island Ferry, a chain ferry that links the island to Paynesville on the mainland.
The Raymond Island Ferry provides the only link between the island and the mainland, but also acts as an effective barrier to faster development of the island community. A ferry has run between Paynesville and Raymond Island since 1889, and has been an integral and sometimes controversial feature of life on Raymond Island. Some continue to call for the ferry to be replaced by a bridge;others believe the ferry is an integral part of life on the island. In 2011, the East Gippsland Shire Council is conducting another review of "Raymond Island Access", based on an action to "Develop a plan to resolve access to Raymond Island" in the Council Plan 2009-2013. This follows earlier considerations which reached a decision to maintain the existing ferry service. Before the current ferry was commissioned in 1997, the topic was the subject of an academic paper in the Rural Society Journal which examined "the controversy over the proposal to link Raymond Island, Victoria to the mainland through construction of a bridge, to replace the current ferry service". Ultimately, the issue has been discussed for decades without being permanently resolved, and opinions remain divided about the relative merits of ferry versus bridge.
The Raymond Island Community Association hosts regular meetings for residents and rate-payers, and has roots that go back to 1949. RICA was formed in 2003 as an amalgamation of the Raymond Island Advancement League which was started in 1949, and Raymond Island Protection which was formed in 1988.
The Raymond Island Landcare Group formed in 1994 and reportedly covers 759 hectares. Its stated mission is to "protect and enhance the natural environment of Raymond Island by maintaining and protecting the natural attractions of the Island and development of low impact tourism infrastructure in harmony with maintaining the Island's character".
At one stage, thanks to the work of Reg Medling and Gordon Winch, Raymond Island had its own Bowling Green: Medwin Bowling Club. With the help of volunteers, a two rink Green was created on a vacant block of land, owned by Gordon and Beryl Winch, at 7-15 Eighth Avenue, just down from First Parade. The Green officially opened on 15 February 1987.
Raymond Island briefly had a Post Office from 3 April 1967 until 11 April 1968. The post office was run by Mrs. Annette Anderson, who operated it from a small hut at the back of her home. The post office closed when Mrs. Anderson tendered her resignation upon moving away from the island.
More long-lived was the Raymond Island primary school, which opened to students on 14 February 1902. The site of the school is on the corner of Gravelly Point Road and Centre Road, marked by a commemorative plaque. The first Head Teacher was Miss Jennifer Thompson. At one stage, student enrolments reached 41, but by 1912, enrolments had fallen to the point that the school closed down on August 31. However just 18 months later, on January 27, 1914, the school reopened with an influx of new students. Only 28 new enrolments were recorded between 1914 and 1934, leading the school to close for the final time in December 1934. After closing, the old school building was removed to Devon Road, Paynesville, where it became a private home.
In 1897, Fred Barton held the first Presbyterian church service on Raymond Island, in a private home. Barton applied to the Lands Department for a church site soon after, and obtained three acres on the corner of Gravelly Point Road and Centre Road, opposite what would become the school site. A bark hut was built on the site, and services were held there until the church and Sunday School were removed to the newly built school in 1902.
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