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List of Top Ballarat Real Estate Agents

There is a huge difference between good and bad agents.

The best agents don’t just sell loads of properties - they sell them faster and at higher values. We've collected data on all of the top agents in Ballarat below, so you can see what kind of difference an experienced agent makes.

In the past 12 months, Ballarat real estate agents have sold 765 properties. Houses in Ballarat spent 44 days on the market before selling. Most properties sold were houses.

We have prepared a shortlist of agents operating in Ballarat, but the agents on this list may not suit your style of property. Individual agent performance can vary significantly, even if the agents share the same agencies or office.

Which Real Estate Agent calculates a list of 3 top local agents from all agent sales data in the area, personalised to your property. Get started with our agent comparison tool.

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Good agent selection means you increase your chances dramatically of a higher property price and an easy, quick sale. We can calculate a shortlist of top agents through our agent comparison tool.

To start selling, it's best to speak with a top-performing local real estate agent who has experience with properties like yours and can work well with you.

A suitable agent should be focused on selling property near yours (bonus for the same street!), experienced at selling property like yours, have a strong history of successful negotiations, and possess a personality that works well with potential buyers and yourself. Most agents have a particular focus, e.g. houses within a certain area, price bracket, and a ranking within their agency. We do everything we can to identify these agents for you.

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What To Pay Your Ballarat Agent

The lowest fee should not be your top requirement in an agent. Rather, you should look for agents that can strongly back up their fee structure and commission rate.

An agent with a strong sales background in selling quickly and for a higher price will often cover their fee and more. Receive a shortlist of top agents in the local Ballarat area from our agent comparison tool to sell confidently.

Ballarat is one of the more expensive suburbs in Australia when it comes to real estate agent commission rates. Experience has shown us that real estate agent commission rates in Ballarat average around 2.2%.

Compared to other areas in Australia, the commission rate in Ballarat is higher - remember that you can negotiate with your real estate agent about their fees and commissions, as well as inclusions on marketing fees.

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Use the real estate agent fee calculator below to determine how much it may cost to sell your property in Victoria. Amounts calculated include 10% GST, but exclude other costs an agent may charge such as advertising and marketing.

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The data on this website, including in the graphs and calculator, is approximate in nature and should not be relied upon.

Talking to a top local real estate agent is a good first step to determine what you may be required to pay to sell your property and to understand the local property market.

The graph and calculator use data collected by Which Real Estate Agent in 2019, and provides a state-wide average estimation of commission rate. The data presented should only be used as an indication of what you may be required to pay.

Be careful of extra fees that may be charged by a real estate agent. We recommend you properly review the agency agreement and cost schedules, so there are no surprises when you are presented with the final bill.

There is almost always room to negotiate commissions with agents. Do not be afraid to ask for an agent fee structure that favours your situation and ensures the agent does their job.

However, remember that an agent willing to drop their agent fees to rock-bottom are not likely to have your best interests at heart. Make sure you’re not just padding out someone else’s sales statistics - you should spend a little more to make more.

Need more information about agent fees or costs? Read our comprehensive guide to the fees charged by agents here.

Frequently Asked Questions

SHOULD I SELL MY HOUSE IN Ballarat IN 2024?

According to our data, you may want to consider selling your Ballarat property in 2024.

The average houses growth in Ballarat has risen to 7.9% over the past 10 years. The increase in property values has led to an appreciating market where selling your property is generally easier and buyers are generally more competitive.

Price growth for Ballarat houses over the last year has been above the ten year annual growth rate, coming in at 13.2% for houses (compared to the 10 year average, 7.9%).

To find out how to sell your house and to find the best agent, click here.

WHAT IS MY HOUSE PRICE ESTIMATE?

There are several variables that can affect property values in Ballarat. To accurately estimate the value of your Ballarat property, these variables need to be taken into account.

One example of a variable that affects your house price is proximity to local area amenities.

Proximity to Ballarat local amenities is something that rarely changes. If your property is within walking/driving distance to Ballarat amenities/shopping areas/schools/restaurants, your property value estimation tends to be higher.

Proximity to amenities should be taken into account when estimating property values, along with distance to city areas, property type, condition of the property and more.

Figure out the value of your home, and start your selling journey with some confidence. Get started by requesting a property appraisal from an agent today.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO SELLING MY Ballarat HOUSE?

There’s a lot to think about when selling your Ballarat property, and a lot of it happens before signing up with an agent.

It’s a good idea to start with some independent research, before committing to selling your Ballarat property. Start by looking at property market statistics which will give you an idea of property values and price trends. Speak with a few agents to see what they think of your property, and how to best market and sell your home.

Making mistakes at this stage could cost you a lot of time and money. Hiring an experienced local real estate agent betters your chances of a hassle-free selling process that ends in a good result for you.

If you need more in-depth information on each step of the selling process, read our comprehensive guide on selling here.

HOW DO I FIND THE BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT IN Ballarat?

To find the top agents in your area, look into the sales histories and statistics behind each agent in your area. The best indicator is experience selling similar properties in the local area. This equates to knowledge behind positioning the property to the target market and an active list of prospective buyers that ultimately assists in achieving the best price.

Interview multiple agents to get a feel for fees and quality, and ask for as much proof as possible that they can do the job well.

Get more guides on choosing or finding the best agents here. Get a free shortlist of real estate agents in Ballarat by using our real estate agent comparison tool. We look into agents who sell quickly for the highest prices to ensure you get the best result.

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If an agent we suggest is successful in selling your home, they pay us an industry-standard referral fee. If the agent is unsuccessful, there is no fee payable.

This means it is in our best interest to find a top-performing real estate agent that can sell your property with minimum fuss.

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No. In comparison to our competitors, we do NOT have a limited database of agents to work with. We do not have special agreements with any agents or agencies for property sales.

Which Real Estate Agent is unique in that we carefully analyse the local agents in the area and base our recommendations upon individual agent sales histories and customer reviews.

In addition, we receive the same referral fee regardless of which suggested agent is chosen by you. We only receive the fee if the property is sold.

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Ballarat Suburb Overview

Ballarat is a city located on the Yarrowee River and lower western plains of the Great Dividing Range in the state of Victoria, Australia, approximately 105 kilometres west-north-west of the state capital;Melbourne. With an estimated urban area population of just over 94,000 people, Ballarat is the third most populous urban area in the state. One of the Australia’s most populated inland settlements, it is the most populous in the state and fifth in the country. In the late 19th Century and up to the 1920s, the terms Ballaratians and Ballaratites were used for inhabitants of the city, with Ballaforniansmentioned in one source. However, there is no term used commonly used at present.

The City of Ballarat local government area which encompasses both the Greater Ballarat urban area and outlying towns spanning an area of 740 square kilometres and an estimated population of almost 100,000. Ballarat is its the most populous urban centre, the seat of local government and its administrative centre.

It was named by Scottish squatter Archibald Yuille established the first settlement, his sheep run called Ballaarat in 1837 with the name derived from local Wathaurong Aboriginal words for the area, balla arat, thought to mean “resting place”. The present spelling was officially adopted by the City of Ballarat in 1996.

It is one of the most significant Victorian era boomtowns in Australia. Just months after Victoria was granted separation from New South Wales, the Victorian gold rush transformed Ballarat from a small sheep station to a major settlement. Gold was discovered at Poverty Point on 18 August 1851 and news quickly spread of rich alluvial fields where gold could easily be extracted. Within months, approximately 20,000 migrants had rushed the district. Several Australian mining innovations were made at the Ballarat diggings including the first use of a Chilean mill in 1851 and the first use of a mine cage in 1861. Unlike many other gold rush boom towns, the Ballarat fields experienced sustained high gold yields for decades.

The Eureka Rebellion began in Ballarat and the only armed rebellion in Australian history, the Battle of Eureka Stockade, took place on 3 December 1854. In response to the event the first Australian introduction of full suffrage was instituted and as such Eureka is interpreted by some as the origin of democracy in Australia. The gold rush and boom gave birth in many other significant cultural legacies. The rebellion’s symbol, the Eureka Flag has become a national symbol and is held at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Australia’s oldest and largest regional gallery. Other nationally significant heritage structures include the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, established 1857, the best example of a regional botanic gardens in Australia with the greatest concentration of public statuary including the official Prime Ministers Avenue;the longest running lyric theatre building, Her Majesty’s, established 1875; the first municipal observatory, established 1886; and the earliest and longest memorial avenue, the Avenue of Honour, established between 1917 and 1919.

Proclaimed a city in 1871, its prosperity continued until late in the 19th century, after which its importance relative to both Melbourne and Geelong rapidly faded with the slowing of gold extraction. It has endured as a major regional centre hosting the rowing and kayaking events from the 1956 Summer Olympics. It is the commercial capital of the Central Highlands and the largest city in the Goldfields region of Victoria

Prior to the European settlement of Australia, the Ballarat region was populated by the Wathaurong people, an Indigenous Australian people. The Boro gundidj tribe’s territory was based along the Yarrowee River.

The first Europeans to sight the area were an 1837 party of six mostly Scottish squatters from Geelong led by Somerville Learmonth who were in search of land less affected by the severe drought for their sheep to graze. The party scaled Mount Buninyong, among them were Somerville’s brother Thomas Livingstone Learmonth, William Cross Yuille and Henry Anderson all three of which later claimed land in what is now Ballarat.

The Yuille family, Scottish settlers Archibald Buchanan Yuille and his brother William Cross Yuille arrived in 1837 and squatted a 10,000-acre sheep run. The first houses were built near Woolshed Creek by William Yuille and Anderson, while Yuille erected a hut Black Swamp in 1838. Outsiders originally knew of the settlement as Yuille’s Station and Yuille’s Swamp. Archibald Yuille named the area “Ballaarat” which it is thought he derived from local Wathaurong Aboriginal words for the area, balla arat. The meaning of this word is not certain, however several translations have been made and it is generally thought to mean ‘resting place’. In some dialects, balla means “bent elbow” which is translated to mean reclining or resting and arat meaning “place”.

The first publicised discovery of gold in the region was by Thomas Hiscock in 2 August 1851 in the Buninyong region to the south. The find brought other prospectors to the area and on 19 August 1851, John Dunlop and James Regan struck gold at Poverty Point with a few ounces. Within days of the announcement of Dunlop and Reagan’s find a gold rush began, thousands of prospectors to the Yarrowee valley which became known as the Ballarat diggings. Yields were particularly high with the first prospectors in the area were extracting between half an ounce which was more than the average wage of the time and up to five ounces of alluvial gold per day. As news of the Australian gold rushes had reached the world and Ballarat had gained an international reputation as a particularly rich goldfield. As a result a huge influx of immigrants including many from Ireland and China gathering in a collection of prospecting shanty towns around the creeks and hills. In just a few months, numerous alluvial runs were established, several deep mining leads began, the population had swelled to over 20,000 people.

The first Post Office opened on 1 November 1851. Parts of the district were first surveyed by William Urquhart as early as October 1851. By 1852 his grid plan and wide streets for land sales in the new township of West Ballarat built upon a plateau of basalt contrasted markedly with the existing narrow unplanned streets, tents and gullies of the original East Ballarat settlement. The new town’s main streets of the time were named in honour of police commissioners and gold commissioners of the time, with the main street, Sturt Street named after Evelyn Pitfield Shirley Sturt, Dana Street named after Henry Dana and Lydiard Street after his assistant, Doveton Street after Francis Crossman Doveton, Armstrong after David Armstrong and Mair Street after William Mair. These officials were based at the government encampment which was trategically positioned on an escarpment with an optimal view over the district’s diggings.

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