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There are 82 real estate agents servicing Erskineville and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 154 properties. We have analysed all these Erskineville 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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82 Erskineville Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Erskineville – 2016/17 Performance

Erskineville Real Estate Agents sold 154 properties over the last 12 months (73 houses and 81 units). On average these 73 Erskineville houses took 55 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -8% from their initial listing price. Erskineville units on average took 41 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -6% from their initial listing price.

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

With total house growth of 35% over the last five years Erskineville agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared better growing at 43%. Growth in Erskineville houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -3% for houses (5yr average 7%) and above for units 9% (5yr average 9%).

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

With Erskineville houses only selling on average every 11 years and units every 6 years, securing the best Erskineville real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Erskineville is an inner-city suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Erskineville 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. Erskineville is informally part of the region of the Inner West, but is also more correctly considered to be part of the Inner City because of its proximity to the city. Erskineville is colloquially known as Erko.

Erskineville is bordered by the suburbs of Newtown to the west, Eveleigh to the north, St Peters to the south, and Alexandria to the east. The locality of Macdonaldtown sits over the north-west border.

Erskineville is a residential suburb with a village-type atmosphere. It has a small shopping strip around the railway station and several popular bars and hotels including the Rose of Australia, the Imperial Hotel, Erskineville Hotel, the Hive Bar and The Kurrajong. Erskineville is a popular location with residents because of its proximity to the city, cafes and village atmosphere. These features also make real estate expensive in this area, considering the small size of most properties. Erskineville Oval is located on the eastern border of the suburb.

The suburb was originally called after an earlier subdivision in 1846 in the south of Erskineville owned by Stephen Macdonald. The streets around the early Macdonaldtown subdivision are named after relations of the Macdonald family - Amy, Flora, Eve, Coulson and Rochford. Knight Street is named for Henry Knight, one of the earliest brickmakers in the district and the first mayor of Macdonaldtown. Devine Street is named for the first grant holder, Nicholas Devine, the first principal superintendent of convicts. He called his property Burren Farm, after his county in Ireland.

Erskineville is named after Erskine Villa, the home of Wesleyan minister, Reverend George Erskine, built in 1830. After changing owners a few times, the property was eventually left to the Church of England and became the rectory for the Holy Trinity Church at Macdonaldtown. In 1893 Macdonaldtown was renamed as the Borough of Erskineville.

It is not to be confused with the Mandurah suburb of Erskine.

In the late nineteenth century, the inhabitants were originally market gardeners, though brick making and tanning also became dominant industries. The Victorian cottages and small rows of Victorian terraces that dominate the built form of the suburb were the homes of the workers in these industries, which explains their smallness: a four-metre wide terrace is large by Erskineville standards.

In the early twentieth century, manufacturing in the area diversified, and Erskineville became a resolutely working class inner city suburb, with a proud history of resistance, and a less proud history of street violence. After World War II, Greek and Macedonian migrants found it an affordable place to settle, near the city.

From the 1970s, Erskineville underwent gentrification with new residents attracted to the village atmosphere, the excellent public transport links and the proximity to Newtown. The gay and lesbian community were part of the first wave of gentrification and are still a component of the community. As the terrace houses were renovated, the narrow streets were cobbled and speed-bumped and an urban forest of plantings grew in the streets and pocket parks.

The Erskineville line opened as an electric double track tramway in 1909. It branched from tracks at Regent Street in Chippendale, and passed west along Meagher Street, then south into Abercombie Street. It followed Abercrombie Street south across the junction with Cleveland Street through Golden Grove, before swinging south into Golden Grove Street then right into Wilson Street. The line then passed under the railway lines at Burren Street, adjacent to the entrance to Macdonaldtown railway station. The line then became a single track loop passing up Burren Street to Erskineville Road, then west along Erskineville Road to Septimus Street, then Albert Street before rejoining the tracks at Burren Street. Services operated from Circular Quay using the Pitt and Castlereagh Street lines. The line south of [Cleveland Street closed in 1940, with the northern section used by other services until its closure in 1958.

The Henderson Road line was a short line that branched from the Alexandria line tracks at the corner of Henderson and Mitchell Roads in Alexandria and passed along Henderson Road to Park Street in Erskineville, and later to Bridge Street adjacent to Erskineville railway station. Services operated from Circular Quay with the line opening to Park Street in 1906 and to Bridge Street in 1909. The line was an electrified single track throughout. The line was an early closure in 1933 and was replaced by a private bus service that no longer operates.

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