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Real Estate Agents Hay – 2016/17 Performance

Hay Real Estate Agents sold 27 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 27 Hay houses took 200 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -18% from their initial listing price.

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

With total house price growth of -14% over the last five years Hay agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Hay houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -7% (5yr average -3%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Hay is a town in the western Riverina region of south western New South Wales, Australia. It is the administrative centre of Hay Shire Local Government Area and the centre of a prosperous and productive agricultural district on the wide Hay Plains.

Located on the main route approximately midway between the large cities of Sydney and Adelaide at the junction of the Sturt, Cobb and Mid-Western Highways, Hay is an important regional and national transport node. The township itself is built beside the Murrumbidgee River, part of the Murray-Darling river system;Australia's largest. The main business district of Hay is situated on the north bank of the river.

The Riverine Plain is an alluvial plain consisting of sediments of silt, clay and fine sand deposited by the extensive ancestral streams of the early Quaternary period . The snow-fed Murrumbidgee River flows westwards across this plain;to the north its major tributary, the Lachlan, flows in a long arc until the two rivers join in a maze of reed-bed swamps and channels between Hay and Balranald. South of the Murrumbidgee the Billabong Creek is fed by a variety of streams, and eventually flows into the Edward River . Plant communities along the river corridors near Hay typically consist of forests dominated by River Red Gum , with Black Box trees on the outer margins and in low-lying areas further from the river.

Away from the river Hay is surrounded by flat, mostly-treeless plains, predominately of grey clay and red earth soils. Saltbush shrublands , with an understorey of grasses and forbs, was the dominant plant community at the time of European settlement. However severe depletion of the saltbush has occurred after years of overstocking, damage by rabbits and the broad-scale agriculture of recent decades, particularly in areas along the river and proximate to irrigation canals. The plains surrounding Hay feature a complex system of shallow creek beds and dry lakes, interspersed by wind-created sand-ridges where Cypress-pine is often found growing.

Climate records have been kept for Hay since 1877. Temperature extremes are quite marked over the full year: the average maximum temperature in January is 32.9 degrees Celsius and the average minimum temperature in July is 3.5 degrees Celsius. The highest temperature recorded at Hay was 47.2

Aboriginal communities in the western Riverina were traditionally concentrated in the more habitable river corridors and amongst the reedbeds of the region. The district surrounding Hay was occupied by at least three separate Aboriginal groups at the time of European settler expansion onto their lands. The area around the present township appears to have been a site of interaction between the Nari-Nari people of the Lower Murrumbidgee and the Wiradjuri who inhabited a vast region in the central-western inland of New South Wales.

In late 1829 Charles Sturt and his men passed along the Murrumbidgee River on horses and drays. They launched their whale-boat near the Murrumbidgee-Lachlan junction and continued the journey by boat to the Murray River and eventually to the sea at Lake Alexandrina . During the late-1830s stock was regularly overlanded to South Australia via the Lower Murrumbidgee. At the same time stockholders were edging westward along the Lachlan, Murrumbidgee, Billabong and Murray systems. By 1839 all of the river frontages in the vicinity of present-day Hay were occupied by squatters. By the mid-1850s pastoral runs in the western Riverina were well-established and prosperous. The nearby Victorian gold-rushes provided an expanding market for stock. The prime fattening country of the Riverina became a sort of holding centre, from where the Victorian market could be supplied as required. One of the popular routes established in the mid-1850s crossed the Murrumbidgee River at Lang

The locality where Hay township developed was originally known as Lang

Henry Jeffries, the leaseholder of


The census taken in April 1861 revealed that there were 172 people living at Hay township, consisting of 115 males and 57 females . Of the 90 males aged 16 years or more, only 38% were married or widowed;of the 34 females in this category, 76% were married or widowed. The census also enumerated the buildings at the new township: 4 brick structures;17 of

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