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24 Dorrigo Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Dorrigo – 2016/17 Performance

Dorrigo Real Estate Agents sold 17 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 17 Dorrigo houses took 105 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -7% from their initial listing price.

The best Dorrigo Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Dorrigo 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 24 agents operating in the Bellingen council area servicing the Dorrigo market and 9 agencies, vendors should only use those Dorrigo agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Dorrigo property.

With total house price growth of 29% over the last five years Dorrigo agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Growth in Dorrigo houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -3% (5yr average 6%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Dorrigo is a small town located on the Waterfall Way in northern New South Wales, Australia. It is approximately 580 kilometres north of the state capital, Sydney via the Pacific Highway, and 60 kilometres from the coastal city of Coffs Harbour. The town is situated on the Dorrigo Plateau near the New England Escarpment, which is part of the Great Dividing Range. Dorrigo is 731 metres above sea level. At the 2006 census, Dorrigo had a population of 967 people.

Before European settlement the area that is now Dorrigo was inhabited by the Gumbaynggirr. European settlement of the area followed on from the early timber cutters in the 1860s. The first official European in the district was Land Commissioner Oakes who sighted the mouth of the Bellinger River.

Dorrigo is derived from the Aboriginal word, dondorrigo, meaning "stringy-bark". For many decades it was believed that explorer and settler Major Edward Parke named the region after a Spanish General named Don Dorrigo with whom Peake fought in the Peninsula War.

By 1841, timber cutters had entered the Bellinger River searching for red cedar . They set up camps and moved from one stand of trees to the next.

Richard Craig , was the first European to discover the Plateau, following the traditional indigenous route to Armidale, New South Wales from the Grafton area. Using his skills as a horseman, Craig travelled along the western side of the Nymboida River. Craig's track became a road, now roughly following the same path as the present Grafton to Armidale Rd and travelling through the present day villages of Nymboida, Billy's Creek, Dundurrabin, Tyringham and Ebor. Timbergetters followed Craig through the sub tropical rainforest and many sawmills grew due to demand for timber, initially the highly prized Australian Red Cedar .

Today, the main access road traversing the plateau from east to west is the Waterfall Way. It was not until the 1860s that permanent settlement occurred in the district. The dairy industry became a mainstay of the Dorrigo Plateau and today tourism is becoming more important. On 23 December 1924, the Glenreagh to Dorrigo railway opened. Due to flood damage, the line closed on 28 October 1972.

On 31 October 2005, sixty-eight dairy cows, all in full milk, died on a farm at Fernbrook on the Waterfall Way near Dorrigo after being struck by lightning. Three others were paralysed for several hours but they later made a full recovery. The cows were sheltering under a tree when it was struck by lightning and the electricity spread onto the surrounding soil killing the animals .

On 19 October 1913, a severe hailstorm struck Dorrigo, where hail fell for an hour, with hail banked up in many places. The storm caused hundreds of pounds of damage. On 6 August 1923, the first known snowfall occurred at Dorrigo.

On 24 June 1950, 636.0 millimetres of rain was recorded in the 24 hours to 9 am at Dorrigo Post Office. In the following 24 hours, to 9 am on 25 June 1950, a further 230.9 millimetres of rain was recorded at the same site. On 21 February 1954, Dorrigo's highest daily rainfall of 809.2 millimetres was recorded. This is also the highest daily rainfall total for anywhere in New South Wales. This was recorded at Myrtle Street in Dorrigo. Another Bureau of Meteorology site located at Dorrigo Post Office recorded 774.7 millimetres of rain within the same 24 hour period to 9 am on 21 February 1954. These heavy rainfall totals were associated with a tropical cyclone which had crossed the coast at Coolangatta and Tweed Heads late on 20 February 1954.

Dorrigo is home to the Dorrigo Steam Railway and Museum which houses the largest collection of preserved railway vehicles and memorabilia from the various Government and private railways of New South Wales. It is one of the most comprehensive railway collections in the world, with items in the collection ranging from 1855 to the present day. The museum is not open to the public however the larger items such as steam engines and carriages can be viewed from outside the property. The nearby World Heritage listed Dorrigo National Park and New England National Park cater for persons interested in natural sights.

Dangar Falls are located about 1.2 km north of Dorrigo, on the Bielsdown River. The falls are small but picturesque, and are a popular photographic subject. For a short time after rain they are quite spectacular. There is an attractive picnic spot which offers excellent views. It is possible to climb down the banks and walk along the river below the water falls.

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