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Real Estate Agents Kallista – 2016/17 Performance

Kallista Real Estate Agents sold 13 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 13 Kallista houses took 89 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -6% from their initial listing price.

The best Kallista Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Kallista 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 21 agents operating in the Yarra Ranges – Dandenongs council area servicing the Kallista market and 8 agencies, vendors should only use those Kallista agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Kallista property.

With total house price growth of 35% over the last five years Kallista agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Growth in Kallista houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -11% (5yr average 7%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Kallista is a locality within Greater Melbourne beyond the Melbourne metropolitan area Urban Growth Boundary, 36 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges. At the 2006 Census, Kallista had a population of 1032. Kallista, along with the other towns of the Dandenong Ranges is celebrated for its picturesque natural setting, wealth of heritage houses and gardens, and country atmosphere all within commuting distance to inner Melbourne.

It is a long, steady rise from Belgrave to Kallista, and 20 years ago the road was rough and stony. The two city artists who were with me had found the walk rather far. As we rose to the crest, topped now by the Kallista school, the water-colourist sighed, drew his hands from his trouser pockets - he always strolled with his arms buried to the wrists - and looked at me reproachfully. 'Someone has stolen the end of this road,' he remarked with conviction. Five minutes later his back straightened, his eye brightened, he was a different man;we were facing that wonderful view which is framed by the soft green hills of Sassafras and Olinda. 'Why didn't I bring my paints?' he asked."


The earliest white occupants were probably loggers in the 1850s. Gradually other settlers arrived. In 1867, the State Government commissioned a survey of the area around what is now Kallista. 26,500 acres were declared a forest reserve, although in 1878 the boundaries were altered and another 10,000 acres were made available for sale. During the economic depression of the 1890s in Victoria, the President of the Board of Land and Works and Commissioner Crown Lands and Survey, John McIntyre, decided to open areas of the Dandenong Ranges for selection. Although there were protests from various groups, another 10,000 acres were opened in 1893.

Selectors were of two types: village selectors and free selectors. Village selectors were expected to live on their selections and could work on the roads. Free selectors were unable to work on the roads, but could keep their existing jobs and work the land. South Sassafras was open to free selectors.

The Post Office opened around 1902 and was known as South Sassafras until 1925.

From 1912 to 1918 roads were completed between Belgrave and South Sassafras and Monbulk. Melburnians then began to use the area for weekenders and holiday homes as the original 10-acre farm blocks were subdivided. The South Sassafras State School opened on 10 March 1919 with sixteen pupils. It was first located in the local hall known as the Mechanics Hall and by 1924 had moved to its current location on Monbulk Road. A telephone exchange was installed in 1923.

By 1924, the problem of confusion of the name of South Sassafras with Sassafras led to suggestions that the name of the town be changed. Many names were suggested, but the name

The Great Depression saw an influx of people buying the weekend cottages from Melburnians who could not afford to keep them up. The new owners were hoping to support their families from the blocks of land.

John Hardy was commissioned by the State Government to survey the area around what is now Kallista in 1867. Early settlers included James Hermon) and Matthew Hall. Matthew Hall sold land to G.W. Selby. One of Selby

J.C. Cole, a nurseryman, started a nursery called

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The Patch VIC 3792
Sassafras VIC 3787
Tremont VIC 3785
Belgrave South VIC 3160
Tecoma VIC 3160
Olinda VIC 3788
Upwey VIC 3158
Mount Dandenong VIC 3767
Sherbrooke VIC 3789
Kallista VIC 3791
Kalorama VIC 3766
Ferny Creek VIC 3786
Belgrave VIC 3160