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Real Estate Agents American River – 2016/17 Performance

American River Real Estate Agents sold 12 houses over the last 12 months.

The best American River Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these American River 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 8 agents operating in the Kangaroo Island council area servicing the American River market and 3 agencies, vendors should only use those American River agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their American River property.

With total house price growth of 77% over the last five years American River agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Growth in American River houses over the last year has been above the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 34% (5yr average 15%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

American River is a town situated on the western shore of Eastern Cove, on Australia 's third largest island, Kangaroo Island.

The area now known as American River was first visited by Europeans in 1802 when Matthew Flinders sailed along the north coast of Kangaroo Island. In 1803, a group of American sealers camped for four months in the area. They arrived on the brig Union and built their own schooner Independence from local timber. The town takes its name from this time. A memorial plaque and accompanying anchor from an early American whaling vessel is dedicated to the crew of the Union.

Frank Potts was the first official settler in 1842, before moving to the mainland and establishing the Bleasdale vineyard and winery at Langhorne Creek. John Buick, a professional boat builder, built the first house in the town in 1844. It was fashioned out of local stone, pug and sput timber and remained standing until 1985.

Somewhat erroneously, the waters of Eastern Cove, upon which the township is located, have been referred to as American River, compounding the illusion that the township is connected in any way with a river.

A fish canning factory existed for a few years from the late 1890s, remnants of which may still be found on the shore north of the town proper. Gypsum was mined at Flour Cask Bay, later at Pelican Lagoon and trucked to nearby Ballast Head, from 1956 until 1986.

Until the 1980s the town was serviced regularly by the ketches Falie, Nelcebee and Ulonga, operated by R.W. Fricker & Co. Consequently, on cessation of this service the wharf area for some time was a redundant commercial facility, resulting in the removal of several buildings and fuel facilities. Recently however, the advent of oyster farming has seen new shedding erected and increased activity, in harmony with recreational boating activities.

The population has increased steadily in recent years, while nearby hamlets in the vicinity of Eastern Cove, such as Island Beach and Baudin Beach, South Australia have become more prominent.

Electricity supply to American River was only made permanent in 1967.

The establishment of guest houses at American River in the early part of the last century were the forerunner of today's tourism industry on Kangaroo Island. Ryberg, Lierich, and Linnett, are names synonymous with the development of tourism at American River.

Nils Ryberg, a Swedish born immigrant, settled at American River in 1884, and ten years later built the original "Ryberg House" on the site of the present Kangaroo Island Lodge, exclusively for tourist accommodation.

Ryberg added to the building over several years, before selling to John and Valerie Linnett in 1913. Ryberg House was completely rebuilt in 1928, and remains today. Fishing trips were an integral part of the business, with three boats, Warrigal, Linnette and Linnette 2 comprising the fleet which operated until 1985.

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