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There are 87 real estate agents servicing Balmain and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 240 properties. We have analysed all these Balmain agents and on request within 24 hours we will send you a free, up-to-date report on their performance, sales track record and what fees you should pay. View report contents

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Real Estate Agents Balmain – 2016/17 Performance

Balmain Real Estate Agents sold 240 properties over the last 12 months (148 houses and 92 units). On average these 148 Balmain houses took 55 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -9% from their initial listing price. Balmain units on average took 59 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -6% from their initial listing price.

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

With total house growth of 24% over the last five years Balmain agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared better growing at 33%. Growth in Balmain houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -9% for houses (5yr average 5%) and below for units 4% (5yr average 7%).

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

With Balmain houses only selling on average every 8 years and units every 9 years, securing the best Balmain real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Balmain is a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Balmain is located slightly west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Municipality of Leichhardt.

Balmain is located on the Balmain peninsula surrounded by Port Jackson, adjacent to the suburbs of Rozelle to the south-west, Birchgrove to the north-west, and Balmain East to the east. Iron Cove sits on the western side of the peninsula, with White Bay on the south-east side and Mort Bay on the north-east side.

Balmain has become established in Australian working class culture due to being the place where Australian Labor Party formed in 1891 and its social history is of high cultural significance to New South Wales.

Prior to European settlement, the area was inhabited by Gadigal and Wangal people. Stories from early settlers in the area tell of how the local indigenous people used to hunt kangaroo by driving them through the bushy peninsula, down the hill to Peacock Point at the East end, where they were killed.

The area now known as Balmain was part of a 550 acre grant to colonial surgeon Dr William Balmain made in 1800 by Governor John Hunter. A year later, Balmain transferred his entire holding to settle a debt to John Bothwick Gilchrist before returning to Scotland. The legality of the land transfer from Balmain to Gilchrist for only 5 shillings was challenged by Balmain's descendents and further development of the area was blocked. The area subsequently became known as Gilchrist

During the many years of legal challenges, the land was leased for farming and cattle purposes. In 1814 the adjacent homestead of Birchgrove was sold to Roland Warpole Loane, a merchant and settler descended from a family of English landlords. One hundred acres on the adjoining Balmain estate were leased to Loane.

In 1833, Gilchrist transferred power of attorney to Frederick Parbury. When Loane's lease finally expired in 1836 and the land retrieved from his possession, Parbury commissioned surveyor John Armstrong to sub-divide the land into six parcels. Three parcels were sold to Thomas Hyndes in 1837. The area was rapidly sub-divided and developed during the 1840s and by 1861 had been divided into the well populated eastern suburb of Balmain and the sparsely populated western area, extending to the gates of Callan Park, known as Balmain West.

The peninsula changed rapidly during the 1800s and became one of the premier industrial centres of Sydney. Industries clustered around Mort Bay included shipbuilding, a metal foundry, engineering, boilermaking and the Mort's Dock and Engineering Company works which opened in 1855.

Increasing industrialisation at Balmain created a demand for cheap housing. This was satisfied by the dock owners selling small blocks of land to entrepreneurs who then built tiny cottages and rented them to the workers.

Lever Brothers Factory opened in 1895. A coal mine was opened in 1897 beside what is now Birchgrove Public School by English shareholders Balmain Power Station was erected in stages from 1909 and the Balmain Reservoir was built in 1915.

The opening of the railway in the 1920s further established and Balmain gained a reputation as a rough working-class area of Sydney.

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