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Real Estate Agents Longford – 2016/17 Performance

Longford Real Estate Agents sold 62 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 62 Longford houses took 126 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -9% from their initial listing price.

The best Longford Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Longford 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 11 agents operating in the Northern Midlands council area servicing the Longford market and 4 agencies, vendors should only use those Longford agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Longford property.

With total house price growth of 6% over the last five years Longford agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Longford houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -9% (5yr average 1%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Longford is a town in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. It lies 175 m above sea level at the convergence of the Macquarie River and the South Esk River, 21 km south of Launceston. It is just south of the Illawarra Road, a road connecting the Bass and Midland Highways. It has a population of 4,266 and is part of the Northern Midlands Council area. The region is predominantly agricultural, noted for wool, dairy produce and stock breeding.

Before European settlement, the area was used by the Panninher band of Tasmanian Aborigines. Then in 1806 the first Europeans, Jacob Mountgarrett and Ensign Hugh Piper, passed through the area, and in the following year Lieutenant Thomas Laycock camped near the current site of the town during his overland journey from Launceston to Hobart.

Settlers started to arrive in 1807 as farmers were moved from Norfolk Island to Van Diemen's Land. Governor Macquarie granted land rights to the settlers, who originally called the area Norfolk Plains. The town, originally called Latour, grew up around the Longford Hotel which was built in 1827 by Newman Williatt, and in 1833 the town was renamed Longford. Convict labour was free and settlers used this to build some fine houses and estates.

Prominent among the early settlers, the Archer family built a number of grand houses and estates in the area. Thomas Archer emigrated from England to Australia in 1811, and retired from government service in 1821 to develop his 2,000-acre estate. By 1825 he held 6,000 acres in the area and his success persuaded first his brother Joseph, then his brothers Willam and Edward and their father, to join him. Together they farmed and developed the land, and built a number of homesteads which are among the finest in northern Tasmania: Woolmers Estate, Brickendon Estate, Panshanger, Northbury, Fairfield, Cheshunt, Woodside, Palmerston and Saundridge. Six generations of Archers have lived in Woolmers, from 1817 to 1994;it is now owned by the Woolmers Foundation Inc and is open to the public.

Norfolk Plains Post Office opened on 1 June 1832 and was renamed Longford in 1856.

Longford district has many buildings included on the Tasmanian Heritage Register. Many significant historic buildings were constructed between 1830 and 1850, including

Longford has a Service Tasmania shop, supermarkets, a bakery, a butcher

Healthcare is provided by local doctors and dentists. Toosey Memorial Hospital provided private healthcare from the 1920s and became a public hospital in 1950. However, in 1990 it became a residential care centre for elderly people, and the nearest hospital is now in Launceston.

In the 2006 Census, the most common industries of employment for Longford residents were:

Swift Australia Pty Limited runs Longford abattoir, and is one of the state

Selborne Biological Services runs a biotechnology manufacturing facility in Longford, producing bovine serum and other blood products such as polyclonal antisera and protein fractions, destined for the biotech, pharmaceutical, veterinary, and diagnostics industries. They take advantage of the fact that Tasmania is free of BSE and scrapie.

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