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Real Estate Agents South Perth – 2012/13 Performance
South Perth Real Estate Agents sold 279 properties over the last 12 months (74 houses and 205 units). On average these 74 South Perth houses took 104 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -15% from their initial listing price. South Perth units on average took 88 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -10% from their initial listing price.
The best South Perth Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these South Perth 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 106 agents operating in the South Perth council area servicing the South Perth market and 40 agencies, vendors should only use those South Perth agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their South Perth property.
With total house growth of 15% over the last five years South Perth agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Units have fared not as well growing at 14%. Growth in South Perth houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -5% for houses (5yr average 3%) and above for units (5yr average 3%).
Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in South Perth and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.
With South Perth houses only selling on average every 8 years and units every 8 years, securing the best South Perth real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.
At the end of the day choosing the best South Perth real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.
South Perth is a residential suburb 3 kilometres south of the central business district of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, which adjoins the southern shore of Perth Water on the Swan River. The suburb adjoins two major arterial roads
The history of the area now known as South Perth before permanent European settlement was broadly similar to that in other parts of what became the Swan River Colony. The area was probably inhabited by peoples of the Noongar tribes, and they had little contact with other peoples. Early Dutch and French explorers reported their presence, but no recorded contact was made. No contact is known to have been made with travellers from any other country. The Dutch expedition commanded by Willem de Vlaming in 1697 was the first to discover the major river and note the presence of black swans on the river. They named it the Swan River.
After the permanent settlement of the British and the establishment of the Swan River Colony, most development tended to take place north rather than south of the Swan River in the town of Perth and also in Fremantle, the port suburb. The area was already unofficially known as "South Perth" but was relatively untouched. By 1831, the land along the river frontage had been allocated amongst seven people, and the land was being partially utilised for agriculture and dairy farms. A mill was built in 1833 and a ferry across the Swan river via the Narrows was established.
There was some conflict between the European settlers and Indigenous Australians, in which one of the leaders was a chief known as Yagan. After his death, local leadership went to a chief variously known as Galute or Kalyute. He led further resistance, but this was countered by a punitive expedition, which resulted in the deaths of fifteen Aboriginal people and the end of organised resistance.
By the 1850s, there was some further development of the area, with more ferry connections and the construction of the Causeway and the Canning Bridge. The area was further surveyed and lots allocated to pensioners. By 1858, the area was officially marked on maps as "South Perth" and some roads had been constructed.
The 1860s saw the realisation that large-scale farming in the district had no future, although dairying, timber cutting and vegetable growing continued. By the 1880s, a number of Chinese gardeners had arrived and they set up market gardens on land on the foreshore, between Suburban Road and the Swan River. After the discovery of gold in Kalgoorlie in 1893, a number of Chinese, who had been unable to take up Miners Rights in the goldfields for racial reasons, joined them in South Perth. The Chinese worked very hard and grew good quality fruit and vegetables, which the local population were happy to buy. In the 1920s, the Chinese started to market their produce to the wider population of Perth via the James Street markets. The Chinese market gardens successfully operated for many years, despite many attempts by local authorities to serve them with notices allegeing uncleanliness or health hazards. They lasted until the 1950s.
With the help of convict labour, the district received more settlement and better roads. Nevertheless, the South Perth area still had a small population.
The real estate boom of the 1880s, which coincided with the discovery of gold in the Kimberley saw a slow but appreciable growth in the number of residents. Several of Perth's more substantial citizens saw South Perth as a peaceful and tranquil suburb, and by the end of the 1890s, the population was about 400, with many elegant homes. The Zoological Gardens and the Royal Perth Golf Club were opened in 1898 and the area became popular with tourists from the town of Perth across the river.
The Perth Zoo is located in the suburb of South Perth. It is open every day of the year and its exhibits include Australian wildlife, as well as exotic and rare animal species. It opens from 9 am to 5 pm daily with additional hours during summer and special events.
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