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Real Estate Agents Wangaratta – 2012/13 Performance

Wangaratta Real Estate Agents sold 254 properties over the last 12 months (222 houses and 32 units). On average these 222 Wangaratta houses took 82 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -6% from their initial listing price. Wangaratta units on average took 91 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -6% from their initial listing price.

The best Wangaratta Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Wangaratta 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 16 agents operating in the Wangaratta – Central council area servicing the Wangaratta market and 6 agencies, vendors should only use those Wangaratta agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Wangaratta property.

With total house growth of 10% over the last five years Wangaratta 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 1%. Growth in Wangaratta houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -3% for houses (5yr average 2%) and above for units 4% (5yr average 0%).

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

With Wangaratta houses only selling on average every 10 years and units every 10 years, securing the best Wangaratta real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

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Suburb Overview

Wangaratta is a cathedral city of almost 17,000 people in the northeast of Victoria, Australia, about 230 km from Melbourne along the Hume Highway, with Benalla 45 km to the southwest, and Albury-Wodonga 72 km to the northeast. It is located at the junction of the Ovens and King rivers which flow from the Victorian Alps. It the administrative centre and most populous city in the Rural City of Wangaratta local government area.

Historically, there was disagreement about whether the first syllable should be pronounced "Wong" or "Wang". The "Wong" pronunciation was never used by a majority of the population, and never received any wide currency outside the district. It was officially disavowed by the Wangaratta City Council's declaration in favour of the "Wang" pronunciation in the 1980s. Some locals, particularly the elderly, continue to use the "Wong" pronunciation.

The city's name may be informally abbreviated to "Wang", analogously to "Shep", "Yack" and "Yarra".

The original inhabitants of the area were the Pangerang Aborigines, who spoke a Gunai language. Many of the Pangerang were killed in the Gippsland massacres.

Major Thomas Mitchell was the first European to visit the area, passing on his return to Sydney during his 1836 expedition he made a favourable report of its potential as grazing pasture. The first squatter to arrive was Thomas Rattray in 1838 who built a hut founding a settlement known as "Ovens Crossing".

The Post Office in the area opened on 1 February 1843 as Ovens. The Ovens office, and the Kilmore office which opened the same day, were the fifth and sixth to open in the Port Phillip District and the first two inland offices.

The name Wangaratta was given by colonial surveyor Thomas Wedge in 1848 after the "Wangaratta" cattle station, the name of which is believed to have been derived from an indigenous language and meaning "nesting place of cormorants" or "meeting of the waters". The first land sales occurred shortly afterward and the population at the time was around 200. The first school was established by William Bindall on Chisolm Street with 17 students.

Gold was found nearby at Beechworth in February 1852 and by the end of the year more than 8,000 prospectors rushed the fields of Ovens and Beechworth. Wangaratta became a major service centre to these goldfields. As a result first bridge over the Ovens was completed in early 1855.

A seven member council incorporated the Borough of Wangaratta on 19 June 1863.


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