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There are 82 real estate agents servicing Darlington and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 23 properties. We have analysed all these Darlington 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 Darlington – 2016/17 Performance

Darlington Real Estate Agents sold 23 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 23 Darlington houses took 76 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -9% from their initial listing price.

The best Darlington Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Darlington 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 82 agents operating in the Sydney – South council area servicing the Darlington market and 31 agencies, vendors should only use those Darlington agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Darlington property.

With total house price growth of 48% over the last five years Darlington agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Growth in Darlington houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -5% (5yr average 10%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Darlington is a small, inner-city suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Darlington is located about 3 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the local government area of the City of Sydney and is part of the region of the Inner West.

Darlington was part of the area first occupied by the Cadigal band of the Dharug people. The Cadigal people were decimated in the smallpox epidemic of 1789 and it is said only three Cadigal people were left by 1791. It is suggested that some Cadigal people may have escaped to the Concord area.

In 1835 William Shepherd, a botanist, held about 28 acres in the area where he cultivated a nursery garden. He named it Darling Nursery, in honour of Governor Ralph Darling. The suburb became known as Darlingtown, which gradually was corrupted to Darlington. Street names such as Ivy, Vine, Rose, Pine and Myrtle recall the nursery origins.

Although Darlington is small in area it can be split into a number of subdivisions including the Golden Grove locality. Much of the western half of the suburb has become part of the campus of the University of Sydney while the south-west and the east has continued as private housing. Students from Sydney University and the nearby University of Technology reside here but due to its central Sydney location, access to facilities, and attractive terraces, homes in the suburb are increasingly sought after by higher paid workers and families. Darlington is bordered by City Road to the west, Cleveland Street to the north and the railway to the south and east. A small group of shops is located on Abercrombie Street.

Most of Darlington is built on the terrace model in which rows of attached, two storey terrace houses face one another across the street. Behind the houses there is often a back lane running parallel with the street. The lanes were once known as 'dunny lanes' because before the introduction of the sewerage system they were used to provide access

On the Darlington side of the railway line near Redfern Station is The Block, a housing area around Eveleigh Street, owned by the Aboriginal community. The Block is an enclave of Darlington's neighbouring suburb of Redfern. Around the 1940s The Royal Hotel Darlington was owned by a gentleman by the name of Michael Thomas Reid,. Mr Reid also owned at least 3 more prominent Hotels in the State of NSW around the same time.

Darlington was once a suburb of the industrial working class. In the decades after World War II, Darlington saw the establishment of Greek and other immigrant communities. It also became a student dormitory due to its proximity to the University of Sydney and later the UTS. Controversially, a large part of old Darlington has been consumed by Sydney University which began acquiring and demolishing houses in the 1960s in order to expand its campus. Over the years, a good deal of Darlington's architectural heritage and character has been sacrificed to the demands of Sydney University and the remaining houses close to the University

All the records held by the old Darlington municipal council have been lost, making research of the suburb's history and architecture a challenge.

The former Eveleigh Railway Yards is now 'CarriageWorks', a centre for nurturing, development and presentation of contemporary arts. It is located off Wilson Street and is part of the adjacent suburb of Eveleigh. CarriageWorks contains two theatre spaces, a gallery, a scenery construction workshop, exhibition spaces, offices, a bar and caf

Darlington is served by buses on the City Road route and CityRail railway stations at Redfern and Macdonaldtown.

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