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Real Estate Agents Five Dock – 2016/17 Performance

Five Dock Real Estate Agents sold 154 properties over the last 12 months (74 houses and 80 units). On average these 74 Five Dock houses took 81 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -11% from their initial listing price. Five Dock units on average took 62 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -9% from their initial listing price.

The best Five Dock Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Five Dock 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 50 agents operating in the Canada Bay – Drummoyne council area servicing the Five Dock market and 19 agencies, vendors should only use those Five Dock agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Five Dock property.

With total house growth of 34% over the last five years Five Dock agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared not as well growing at 26%. Growth in Five Dock houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 1% for houses (5yr average 7%) and below for units 0% (5yr average 5%).

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

With Five Dock houses only selling on average every 13 years and units every 8 years, securing the best Five Dock real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Five Dock is a suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Five Dock is located 10 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the Local Government Area of the City of Canada Bay.

Five Dock lies roughly at the foot, or southern end, of the Drummoyne peninsula. More precisely, Five Dock lies between Parramatta Road and the City West Link Road to the south and Hen and Chicken Bay, on the Parramatta River, along with the suburbs of Wareemba and Russell Lea, to the north. Its total area is 2.45 km

Rodd Point lies to the east. Haberfield adjoins Five Dock to the south-east. Iron Cove forms a small section of the suburb's eastern boundary. Ashfield and Croydon lie on the other side of Parramatta Road, to the south. The suburbs of Canada Bay and Concord adjoin Five Dock's western boundary. Burwood lies just beyond Croydon, to the south-west.

From the heart of the shopping centre, it is approximately 7.5 kilometres to Sydney's central business district, measured in a straight line from the original Sydney General Post Office in Martin Place. By road, this same distance is about 9-10 kilometres, depending on the route taken.

Originally, the local post office was called the "Wareemba Locality store", but after the geographical location was changed it was the named to the "Wareemba Post Office

Relatively little trace of indigenous occupation of the City of Canada Bay area remains today. It is thought that Parramatta Road was gradually constructed over an old Aboriginal pathway, although nothing is left of this. It is known however, that prior to the arrival of the First Fleet in Port Jackson in 1788, the Sydney area was home to indigenous Australians from the Eora group. The word Eora means simply 'the people' and the Eora were divided up into smaller tribes. Eight of these smaller groups have been identified as living along the banks of the Parramatta River. One of these groups, the Wangal people, inhabited a large area on the southern side of the Parramatta River, stretching roughly from Sydney Cove in the east to somewhere around Rosehill in the west. It is believed that Woollarawarre Bennelong was a member of the Wangal clan.

The mangrove-lined shores of the Parramatta River were once an abundant source of food for the Wangal and the indigenous diet included Sydney cockles, Sydney rock oysters, Hairy mussels and Hercules club whelks. The remains of these meals, known as shell middens, can be seen in several areas, including Rodd Park in the neighbouring suburb of Rodd Point and at Cabarita Park in nearby Cabarita. When the Europeans arrived, these shell middens could be found virtually all along the shores of Sydney Harbour. However, the European settlers used the materials in the middens to make lime for building mortar. As a result of this and of building activity along the foreshores, there are very few middens surviving today.

It is believed that the first contact by Europeans with the Wangal clan may have occurred on 5 February 1788 during an exploration of the Parramatta River, which was led by Captain John Hunter. This meeting, , is recalled in the name of the suburb Breakfast Point, as it took place while Hunter was having breakfast.

Governor Phillip's notes suggest that an outbreak of smallpox in early 1789 would have had a devastating impact on the indigenous population in Canada Bay. Phillip not only recorded that half of the local aboriginal population was estimated to have died from the disease, but he also noted that the Aboriginal people always "retired from where the diseases appeared". The Wangal people are today remembered in local names such the Wangal Bushland Reserve in Mortlake, Wangal Place in Five Dock and the suburb Wareemba.

The earliest written reference to Five Dock is in The Sydney Gazette of 3 February 1805, which mentions Five Dock Bay. However, the name probably dates back to the days of the First Settlement. All of the sources referenced are in agreement that it was derived from the shape of the bay along the Parramatta River. It appears that the names Five Docks and Five Dock were initially used interchangeably with the latter eventually became the accepted name.

According to a publication from the Maritime Services Board, Port of Sydney, , "At the NE point of the bay there were five water worn indentations that were likened to docks, hence the name Five Dock." There is widely contradictory information, however, about how many of these natural formations still exist. The Maritime Services Board publication concludes that there "are two of the five remaining". However, Eric Russell's Drummoyne: a western suburbs' history from 1794 states that one was lost with the construction of the 1881 Gladesville Bridge, but "the others remain in 1982". Other sources give different numbers again. According to The Book of Sydney Suburbs, "three of them were affected by the construction of the southern approaches to the Gladesville Bridge".

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