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There are 151 real estate agents servicing Freshwater and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 240 properties. We have analysed all these Freshwater 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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151 Freshwater Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Freshwater – 2016/17 Performance

Freshwater Real Estate Agents sold 240 properties over the last 12 months (81 houses and 159 units). On average these 81 Freshwater houses took 61 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -6% from their initial listing price. Freshwater units on average took 58 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -5% from their initial listing price.

The best Freshwater Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Freshwater 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 151 agents operating in the Warringah council area servicing the Freshwater market and 57 agencies, vendors should only use those Freshwater agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Freshwater property.

With total house growth of 24% over the last five years Freshwater agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared not as well growing at 21%. Growth in Freshwater houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -7% for houses (5yr average 5%) and below for units 2% (5yr average 4%).

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

With Freshwater houses only selling on average every 9 years and units every 7 years, securing the best Freshwater real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Freshwater, is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Freshwater is located 17 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Warringah Council and is part of the Northern Beaches region. Freshwater was formerly known as Harbord .

The area was once home to the Kuring-gai people and evidence of their habitation remains today in the form of rock engravings, open campsites, and rock shelters.

The first Crown grant of land in the area was to Thomas Bruin on 27 September 1815, and consisted of 50 acres directly opposite the beach. The Manly Land Company subdivided and named the property Freshwater Estate in December 1884.

In 1886 W M Gordon surveyed the subdivision named Harbord Estate. The land, divided into two sections, north and south of Curl Curl Lagoon was offered for sale in August 1886.

The Harbord Estate was named to honour the wife of New South Wales Governor Lord Carrington . Before her marriage, Lady Carrington was the Honourable Cecilia Margaret Harbord.

For many years, the beach and the district behind it was known as Freshwater which was probably named after the stream of fresh water that ran down to the beach . However, some time after the naming of Harbord Estate, a number of residents began to believe that the holiday image of Freshwater should be upgraded by a name change to Harbord. The change of name attracted much controversy and debate and occasionally became quite heated. When the first local district school was built in 1912, a petition was sent to the Minister of Education requesting it should be called Harbord Public School. The Minister declined and officially opened it Freshwater Public School. Pressure was then directed towards renaming the post office. The Postmaster-General finally accepted the views of those who wanted a residential image and Freshwater officially became Harbord on 1 September 1923.

Freshwater Bay Post Office opened on 20 April 1909 and was renamed Freshwater in 1912.

In 2003 the Harbord Chamber of Commerce submitted a request to Warringah Council to support an application to the Geographical Names Board of New South Wales to rename the suburb of Harbord to Freshwater. In public consultation 774 voted in favour and 161 voted against with the results recorded in council minutes on 8 March 2005. The suburb of Harbord was officially named Freshwater on 12 January 2008.

In December 1914, Duke Kahanamoku, the world sprint swimming champion, was touring Australia. He selected timber from a Sydney firm to fashion a board modelled on those used in his native Hawaii, and during a demonstration to the press, introduced surf board riding to Australia at Freshwater Beach on Thursday 24 December. It was the first recorded time that anyone had surfed the clean waves beyond the break in Australian waters using this Hawaiian-style surfing technique.

It was so popular that a second spur of the moment demonstration was given on a Sunday in January 1915. Duke topped the performance by taking a local young girl, Isabel Letham on the board with him to surf the waves. Isabel went on to become a pioneer of Australian surfing. The board has been kept on display in the Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club since 1952. There is now a statue of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku on the headland at Freshwater. The statue was sculpted by artist Barry Donohoo, one of the last works by the artist before his death.

Freshwater Beach is between Curl Curl and Queenscliff and lies on the Manly to Curl Curl Beach walk.

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