There are 119 real estate agents servicing Scotland Island and surrounds. In 2014 they sold 17 properties. We have analysed all these Scotland Island 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 Scotland Island – 2012/13 Performance
Scotland Island Real Estate Agents sold 17 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 17 Scotland Island houses took 176 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -16% from their initial listing price.
The best Scotland Island Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Scotland 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 119 agents operating in the Pittwater council area servicing the Scotland Island market and 45 agencies, vendors should only use those Scotland 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 Scotland Island property.
With total house price growth of -6% over the last five years Scotland Island agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Scotland Island houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -34% (5yr average -1%).
Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Scotland Island and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.
With Scotland Island property transactions only occurring on average every 7 years, securing the best Scotland Island real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.
At the end of the day choosing the best Scotland Island real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.
Scotland Island is an island in the north of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Church Point, Scotland Island's major mainland service locality, is located 32 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Pittwater Council.
Scotland Island is located in Pittwater, off Church Point. The island is approximately 1 km in diameter and its highest point is about 120 metres above sea level. To the east is the suburb of Newport, west is Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, and south are the suburbs of Church Point and Bayview.
Around 18,000 years ago Scotland Island was a hill in a river valley. Following the last ice age, sea levels rose, flooding the valley, forming Pittwater and creating the island. There are many small beaches, consisting mainly of mud, mangroves and rocks. There are no rivers or cliffs, but some small caves towards the top of the island. The top of the island is sandstone and the lower part consists of shale.
European discovery and first exploration of the island was in 1788, shortly after the establishment of a penal colony in Sydney Cove. The island was originally named Pitt Island by Arthur Phillip, Governor of the colony, in honour of William Pitt, the British prime minister at the time. The first European settler to own land on Scotland Island was Andrew Thompson where he created a successful salt works. He renamed the island Scotland Island after his homeland. He built boats on the island until his death in 1810. The island was sold as a whole several times in the nineteenth century before being sub-divided and sold off in lots in 1906. Around 1900, salt was extracted from seawater near what is now known as Tennis Court Wharf. Using an oil burner, about 90 kg were extracted each week.
Permanent residents took up residence in the 1960s and power connected to the island in 1967. Sheep farms were located on the island at one time but now the majority of workers commute to the mainland.
Scotland Island is one of two inhabited islands in the Sydney area and according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the island is home to 642 residents. The island is accessed by the Church Point Ferry and private vessels. Most of the island consists of bushland, with a residential zones of approximately 350 houses around the perimeter foreshore. There are no shops, cafes or industrial zones.
The non-residential buildings are a kindergarten, Community Hall and Fire Station. The Child Centre and Community Hall were built by the residents in the 1980s and 1990s and are used for various purposes. Community groups on the island include Island Thinking, which organises regular discussion groups, and a number of artists. In 2006, an arts and film festival was organised on the island by the community. A fire in an art gallery in neighbouring Newport destroyed a collection of artworks created by artists living on Scotland Island and the offshore communities of Pittwater.
There is no road access to the island, so the volunteer fire brigade fulfill a number of essential services normally performed by full-time emergency service personnel in other areas of Sydney. The Scotland Island Rural Fire Brigade is made up of volunteers: about 30 active members and about another 30 associate members.