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There are 87 real estate agents servicing Birchgrove and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 80 properties. We have analysed all these Birchgrove 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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87 Birchgrove Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Birchgrove – 2016/17 Performance

Birchgrove Real Estate Agents sold 80 properties over the last 12 months (52 houses and 28 units). On average these 52 Birchgrove houses took 92 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -8% from their initial listing price. Birchgrove units on average took 58 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -4% from their initial listing price.

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

With total house growth of 33% over the last five years Birchgrove agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared better growing at 51%. Growth in Birchgrove houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 5% for houses (5yr average 7%) and below for units 1% (5yr average 10%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Birchgrove is a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Birchgrove is located 5 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Municipality of Leichhardt.

Birchgrove is located on the north-west slope of the Balmain peninsula, overlooking Sydney Harbour, and includes Yurulbin and Ballast Points. Balmain is the only adjacent suburb. The long waterfront provides views of the Parramatta River with Cockatoo Island dominating the foreground. It is one of the wealthier suburbs of Sydney thanks to its harbour frontages. In August 2010, apartments in Louisa Road were engulfed by fire. Fortunately no residents were hurt, but the cause of the fire was considered suspicious.

Birchgrove was named after Birchgrove House, built by Lieutenant John Birch, paymaster of the 73rd regiment, around 1812. He added 'grove' to his surname when naming the house because of the large number of orange trees growing on the original site. The house was constructed of stone believed to have been quarried on site.

In March 1814, the estate was purchased by merchant trader Roland Walpole Loane. By 1818, Loane had returned to land holdings in Tasmania and the estate was leased for many years. Loane unsuccessfully attempted to sub-divide the lot into four parcels in 1833. In 1838, the estate was purchased along with land in the Balmain estate by Captain John McLean. Financial difficulties forced McLean to mortgage the estate and additional land, but the Supreme Court finally foreclosed on loans in April 1844. In 1850, the estate was briefly owned by Henry Watson Parker, who would later become the third premier of New South Wales. Later the same year, the estate was purchased by Didier Numa Joubert. Jourbert leased the property to William Salmon Deliotte until 1856.

Between 1856 and 1860, Joubert instructed William Brownrigg to survey the first subdivision of ten lots. Streets were named after the Joubert family. Birchgrove House was sold to Jacob Levi Montefiore during the subdivision. Sale of the allotments fell well short of expectations with three lots remaining unsold by 1866. By December 1862, Joubert was forced to surrender his remaining interest to the Bank of New South Wales.

From the 1860s, a number of waterfront businesses appeared in the area including coopers, boat builders and the Morrison & Sinclair shipyard.

By 1878, due to market pressure from prices in nearby Balmain estate, 82 lots of the original subdivision remained unsold. Additional land was carved from the Birchgrove House when it was sold to John Lowry Adams in 1878. A syndicate of businessmen purchased the remaining lots of the estate and commissioned architect Ferdinand Reuss to draw up a new plan for subdivision. This second subdivision was much more successful with all lots sold within several years.

The local heritage item is Clifton Villa, a three-storey sandstone house in the Gothic style. The house was built in the late 1860s and is surrounded by a covered verandah. In the mid-1870s a ballroom was added. The house's interior features a marble fireplace and cedar woodwork, while the exterior includes a caretaker's cottage that was originally a carriage house. Clifton Villa is now listed on the Register of the National Estate.

In 1900 Adams subdivided the Birchgrove House grounds into 12 lots. In 1911 Mary Scot further subdivided Birchgrove House into 5 lots. The house was eventually demolished in 1967 to make way for units.

The suburb was the location of the Balmain Colliery, Australia's deepest coal mine.

Tram services branched off from the main line on Darling Street, Balmain, turning left into Rowntree Street, left into Cameron Street and right into Grove Street, before terminating at Wharf Road in Birchgrove. A government bus service now follows the former tram route

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