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Real Estate Agents Watermans Bay – 2012/13 Performance

Watermans Bay Real Estate Agents sold 20 houses over the last 12 months.

The best Watermans Bay Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Watermans Bay 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 87 agents operating in the Stirling – Coastal council area servicing the Watermans Bay market and 33 agencies, vendors should only use those Watermans Bay agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Watermans Bay property.

With total house price growth of 0% over the last five years Watermans Bay agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Watermans Bay houses over the last year has been above the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 15% (5yr average 0%).

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

With Watermans Bay property transactions only occurring on average every 7 years, securing the best Watermans Bay real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

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Suburb Overview

Watermans Bay is a northern coastal suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. Its Local Government Area is the City of Stirling.

The area originally formed part of the Hamersley Estate, which also included the suburbs now known as Carine, North Beach and modern-day Hamersley. These areas were owned by the Hamersley family, who arrived from Europe to settle in the Swan River Colony in 1837 and built a summer home just south of Waterman called "The Castle" in 1865, where their large family as well as the Perth elite congregated for summer holidays. Many of the street names in the suburb honour members of the Hamersley family, including Ethel, Margaret, Mary and Ada.

Originally set aside as a timber reserve, the area was first settled by pastoralists in the 1860s. It served as a stopping point and watering hole along the Coastal Stock Route between Dongara and Fremantle. Cattle drovers frequented the area and Afghan camel drivers were a common sight after the opening of the goldfields in the 1890s.

In 1908, the first house in modern-day Waterman was built by a fisherman, Alfred Waterman, who named his house "Zephyr". The beach front adjacent to his house became known as Watermans Bay, which became a popular fishing spot. The only way into the area at this time was via a wooden block road built by convicts and then along a limestone track to North Beach, although numerous tracks through the bushland were developed as time progressed.

In 1918, the area was subdivided as the Mt Flora Estates, but initial development was largely limited to holiday shacks. After World War II, the area developed rapidly, and in 1954, the Postal District of Watermans Bay was approved. By 1961, nearly all of the existing suburb had been built and settled.

In 1962, the name Watermans Bay was shortened to Waterman as it did not comply with WA state government regulations at the time as it was not strictly speaking a bay. This move was unpopular with local residents, who lobbied to revert the name. In November 2003, the Geographic Names Committee accepted a City of Stirling proposal to return to the original name following a survey of Waterman households, 491 of whom supported the proposal and 11 of whom opposed it.

Star Swamp Bushland Reserve is a bushland reserve occupying about half of the land area of the suburbs of Watermans Bay and North Beach. The precise origin of the name is unknown, but the earliest known use of the name was on a lease application by J.H.Okely of Wanneroo in 1868.

In 1987, the State Government set aside 96 hectares as an A-class reserve, and funding from the Bicentennial Commemorative Program and assistance from local organisations facilitated the establishment of the Star Swamp Heritage Trail within the reserve.

Watermans Bay is bounded by the Beach Road coastal segment to the north, Marmion Avenue to the east, Hale Street to the south and West Coast Drive and the ocean to the west. Star Swamp sits east of Hope Street and represents just over one-half of the suburb. Reid Highway ends at the southeastern corner, and is the suburb's outlet to the Mitchell Freeway and the Perth CBD.

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