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Real Estate Agents Forbes – 2016/17 Performance

Forbes Real Estate Agents sold 117 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 117 Forbes houses took 128 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -12% from their initial listing price.

The best Forbes Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Forbes 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 8 agents operating in the Forbes council area servicing the Forbes market and 3 agencies, vendors should only use those Forbes agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Forbes property.

With total house price growth of 5% over the last five years Forbes agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Forbes houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -5% (5yr average 1%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Forbes is a town in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia, located on the Newell Highway between Parkes and West Wyalong. At the 2006 census, Forbes had a population of 6,954. Forbes is probably named after Sir Francis Forbes, first Chief Justice of NSW.

It is on the banks of the Lachlan River. It is 245 metres above sea-level and about 380 kilometres west of Sydney. The district is a cropping area where wheat and similar crops are grown. Nearby towns and villages include Calarie, Parkes, Bedgerebong, Bundabarrah, Corradgery, Daroobalgie, Eugowra, Ooma North and Paytens Bridge.

The area was occupied by the Wiradjuri people prior to European settlement. John Oxley passed through in 1817 during one of the first inland expeditions. Oxley named the site Camp Hill. He was unimpressed with the clay soil, poor timber and swamps and he concluded, it is impossible to imagine a worse country. The first settlers moved into the district in 1834.

Gold was discovered by Harry Stephens, also known as "German Harry", in June 1861. Initially about 30,000 people moved to the goldfields, but by 1863 this had declined to about 3,500 because of the difficult mining conditions.

The goldfields were originally named "Black Ridge", and the name "Forbes" celebrating Sir Francis Forbes was declared from Sydney as the result of a possible government administrative error, it is said that the name was meant for the town now known as "Hill End" between Orange and Mudgee, New South Wales where gold was discovered around a similar time. Gold was initially found in the area known as Halpin's Flat. The Albion Hotel, once a Cobb and Co. stage coach stop, had tunnels situated underneath which were used during the gold rush to convey gold and money to and from the banks to minimise the chance of theft. The Albion Hotel burnt down on February 10, 2009, losing years worth of history and memorabilia.

One of Australia's most renowned bushrangers, Ben Hall, was shot dead in gun battle about 20 kilometres to the north-west of town on 5 May 1865. Hall and his gang were famous for stealing 77 kilograms of gold and

Kate Kelly, the sister of bushranger Ned Kelly, lived in the town. She drowned in Lake Forbes while saving a Aboriginal child during a flood in 1898 and was found in a lagoon of the Lachlan River, just outside Forbes. She is buried in Forbes Cemetery.

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Forbes Shire has four public primary schools: Forbes Primary School, Forbes North Primary School, Corinella Public School and Bedgerebong Public School. There is one private primary school, St Laurences Primary School.

Forbes High School, a public school, is located to the north of town.

Red Bend Catholic College at Forbes is a co-educational high school, with the campus at the site of the former Marist Brothers' College, on the banks of the Lachlan River.

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