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Real Estate Agents Bentley – 2016/17 Performance

Bentley Real Estate Agents sold 138 properties over the last 12 months (89 houses and 49 units). On average these 89 Bentley houses took 81 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -9% from their initial listing price. Bentley units on average took 107 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -8% from their initial listing price.

The best Bentley Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Bentley 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 103 agents operating in the Canning council area servicing the Bentley market and 39 agencies, vendors should only use those Bentley agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Bentley property.

With total house growth of 13% over the last five years Bentley 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 10%. Growth in Bentley houses over the last year has been above the five year annual growth rate, coming in at for houses (5yr average 3%) and above for units 10% (5yr average 2%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Bentley is a southern suburb of Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, and is located 8 km southeast of Perth's central business district. Its Local Government Areas are the City of Canning and the Town of Victoria Park. Bentley is home to the main campus of Curtin University of Technology and Technology Park.

Prior to European settlement, the area was originally home to the Beeloo Nyungar people, whose territory extended from the Canning River to the Darling Scarp. The Beeloo hunted and fished in land close to the river, which was then forested with jarrah and marri trees, as much of the metropolitan area was at the time. In 2001, the ABS reported that about 3% of Bentley's population were Aboriginal.

In 1830, the land was granted to James McDermott, and changed hands several times before being subdivided in 1885. The suburb was known as "Bentley Hill" from the 1860s onwards, honouring John Bentley, a prison warder and Crimean War veteran who arrived in the Swan River Colony as a pensioner guard, and supervised convicts building the then- Albany Road in 1862-1864. A large camp for the road workers was established in what is now St James.

In the 1880s, a dairy was established at "Canningford House" near the present-day intersection of Albany Highway and Leach Highway by Fred and Harry Liddelow, and in 1905 a piggery was established opposite.

In the 1940s, the State Housing Commission commenced urban residential development in the area. Housing was also provided by the government to reward former military servicemen for their efforts during the Second World War. Some of these modest war service homes remain today, a few are still occupied by ageing veterans. In 1960-1961, two large retirement housing complexes, Bentley Park and Rowethorpe Homes, were built in the suburb's west and West Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT, later Curtin University was opened in 1967.

In 1969-1970, the Brownlie Towers precinct was created - the main feature of which was the twin 10-storey Brownlie Towers. Also included in the precinct were a smaller two-storey apartment complex, 104 two-storey townhouses and 20 single detached houses. Complete with a school, community centre, shopping area, swimming pool and sports facilities and linked to public transport, it was initially championed as a triumph of community building and innovative design by the State Housing Commission. However, social problems developed on and around the site, in part due to high vacancy rates and the public accessibility of the main towers. In 2002, the Government added the precinct to its "New Living" refurbishment program, which was commenced at Brownlie Towers in 2004.

The Western Australian Technology Park was established opposite the university in 1985, and expanded in the 1990s. Over 90 companies, government departments and research groups with over 2,500 employees across a range of technological and scientific fields opened offices and research facilities at the park. It claims to contribute over $2 billion per annum to the Western Australian economy.

Bentley is bounded by Kent Street to the west, Manning Road and Burton/Mills Streets to the south, Jarrah Road, Holder, Coolgardie and Tate Streets to the north and the Armadale railway line to the northeast. The section east of Albany Highway is largely commercial and industrial, while the area to the west bounded by Jarrah Road, Marquis Street, Cunning Road and Kent Street is dominated by environmental and cow grazing facilities. The rest is almost entirely residential.

Bentley contains a university, further education colleges and a senior high school.

The presence of Curtin University, Canning College and the Bentley campus of Swan TAFE has attracted large numbers of fee-paying international students to the area, many of whom live in the suburb or in nearby parts of East Victoria Park, Karawara and Waterford. In 2001 the ABS reported that 25% of Bentley's population are from East or South-East Asia.

Bentley is an established suburb with schools, restaurants, a shopping centre, the Bentley Hospital, and a large retirement housing complex. Although it is predominantly a residential suburb, Bentley has a retail and light-industrial component in the areas adjacent to Albany Highway.

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