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Real Estate Agents Torquay – 2012/13 Performance

Torquay Real Estate Agents sold 253 properties over the last 12 months (199 houses and 54 units). On average these 199 Torquay houses took 97 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -5% from their initial listing price. Torquay units on average took 131 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -9% from their initial listing price.

The best Torquay Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Torquay 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 24 agents operating in the Surf Coast – East council area servicing the Torquay market and 9 agencies, vendors should only use those Torquay agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Torquay property.

With total house growth of 43% over the last five years Torquay agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared not as well growing at 27%. Growth in Torquay houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 4% for houses (5yr average 9%) and above for units 14% (5yr average 5%).

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

With Torquay houses only selling on average every 9 years and units every 6 years, securing the best Torquay real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

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Suburb Overview

Torquay is a township in Victoria, Australia, which faces Bass Strait, 21 km. south of Geelong and is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. It is bordered on the west by Spring Creek and its coastal features include Point Danger and Zeally Bay. At the 2006 census, Torquay had a population of 6,695.

Wathaurong Aborigines occupied the area before white settlement, with picnickers beginning to frequent the area from the 1860s. The area was settled as Spring Creek in 1871, after the watercourse along the south-western edge. In 1880 more settlers moved to the town, and it was renamed Torquay in 1892 after the seaside town in England. The Post Office opened on 20 August 1894. On 3 April 1908 the Spring Creek bridge was built, connecting the town to Anglesea.

In 1891 the Joseph H. Scammell sailing ship struck the reef near Point Danger in Torquay and subsequently became wedged on the reef and as a result the ship broke up in the heavy seas. The cargo of the Scammell was washed onto the beach of Torquay and was looted, the anchors of the Scammell are still on display at the Torquay front beach and the Torquay boat ramp.

In 1900 a primary school was opened in the newly built Presbyterian church, moving to the recreation hall in 1901, a permanent school building not opened until 1910. A bowling green, tennis courts and a golf course were opened by the 1920s. The town once had 145 bathing boxes on the main beach. In 1946 the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club was formed, opening their current clubrooms in 1971 after the previous one burnt down. Today it is the oldest and largest club in Victoria.

Recent years have seen increased development of the area, with the 'old town' between the highway and the beach fully developed, housing spreading to Jan Juc from the 1970s, and new estates opening up from the 1980s to the north of the town. There has been conflict between long term residents and those behind developments, with the former Torquay Primary School site on Bristol and Boston Roads sold by the government for luxury apartments and an expanded shopping centre, instead of being retained for community uses. The Sands golf club and residential development commenced construction on the site of the former Torquay Tip to the north west of the town in 2001, opening in 2004.

The Torquay area is famous for its surf beaches, with Jan Juc and the world famous Bells Beach located on the town's south-west outskirts. It was home to the popular Offshore Festival in the late 1990s. Many of the world's most famous surf companies have their home in Torquay, including Rip Curl, Piping Hot and Quiksilver - all of which make up part of the Surf Coast Plaza, which provides shopping and eating, as well as the Surfworld Museum.

Torquay's population usually triples between January and end of February, when the school holidays end;the town also hosts end of year Schoolies week celebrations, joint with Lorne, Victoria's most active Schoolies destination.

Torquay's local schools are Torquay Primary School and St. Therese Catholic Primary. Torquay Primary School was once located in the 'old town', being moved to beside St. Therese in October 2001. The same year a review on the provision of Secondary Schooling in Torquay was commenced, and in 2003 it was recommended that Torquay Primary School become a P-9 school.

The local skate park has become a bit of a celebrity hotspot, with up and coming skating sensation Jake McMahon shredding it up on a regular basis. Jake has handled his rise to fame gracefully and quite happily boasts the title of being the biggest celebrity to hit the coastal town.

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