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There are 239 real estate agents servicing Melbourne and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 964 properties. We have analysed all these Melbourne 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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239 Melbourne Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Melbourne – 2016/17 Performance

Melbourne Real Estate Agents sold 964 units over the last 12 months. Melbourne units on average took 100 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -9% from their initial listing price.

The best Melbourne Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Melbourne 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 239 agents operating in the Melbourne – Inner council area servicing the Melbourne market and 90 agencies, vendors should only use those Melbourne agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Melbourne property.

With total unit price growth of 17% over the last five years Melbourne agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Growth in Melbourne units 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 Melbourne and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.

With Melbourne houses only selling on average every 5 years and units every 7 years, securing the best Melbourne real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in Australia. The Melbourne City Centre is the hub of the greater metropolitan area and the Census statistical division

The metropolis is located on the large natural bay known as Port Phillip, with the city centre positioned on the estuary of the Yarra River. The metropolitan area then extends south from the city centre, along the eastern and western shorelines of Port Phillip, and expands into the hinterland. The city centre is situated in the municipality known as the City of Melbourne. The metropolitan area consists of a further 30 municipalities.

Melbourne was founded in 1835 by settlers from Launceston in Van Diemen's Land. It was named by Governor of New South Wales Sir Richard Bourke in 1837, in honour of the British Prime Minister of the day, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne. Melbourne was officially declared a city by Queen Victoria in 1847. In 1851, it became the capital city of the newly created colony of Victoria. During the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s, it was transformed into one of the world's largest and wealthiest cities. After the federation of Australia in 1901, it served as the interim seat of government of the newly created nation of Australia until 1927.

Often referred to as the "Garden City" and "cultural capital of Australia", Melbourne is the birthplace of cultural institutions such as Australian film, Australian television, Australian rules football, the Australian impressionist art movement and Australian dance styles such as New Vogue and the Melbourne Shuffle. It is also a major centre for contemporary and traditional Australian music.

Melbourne was ranked as the world's most liveable city in ratings published by the Economist Group 's Intelligence Unit in August 2011 and again in 2012. It was also ranked in the top ten Global University Cities by RMIT 's Global University Cities Index and the top 20 Global Innovation Cities by the 2thinknow Global Innovation Agency. The metropolis is also home to the world's largest tram network. The main airport serving Melbourne is Melbourne Airport. Avalon Airport is currently being developed into Melbourne's second international airport.

Before the arrival of European settlers, the area was occupied for an estimated 31,000 to 40,000 years by under 20,000 hunter-gatherers from three indigenous regional tribes: the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung and Wathaurong. The area was an important meeting place for the clans of the Kulin nation alliance and a vital source of food and water. The first European settlement in Victoria was established in 1803 on Sullivan Bay, near present-day Sorrento, but this settlement was abandoned due to a perceived lack of resources. It would be 30 years before another settlement was attempted.

In May and June 1835, the area which is now central and northern Melbourne was explored by John Batman, a leading member of the Port Phillip Association in Van Diemen's Land, who negotiated a purchase of 600,000 acres with eight Wurundjeri elders. Batman selected a site on the northern bank of the Yarra River, declaring that "this will be the place for a village". Batman then returned to Launceston in Tasmania. In early August 1835 a different group of settlers, including John Pascoe Fawkner, left Launceston on the ship Enterprize. John Pascoe Fawkner was forced to disembark at Georgetown, Tasmania because of outstanding debts. The remainder of the party continued and arrived at the mouth of the Yarra River on 15 August 1835. On 30 August 1835 the party disembarked and established a settlement at the site of the current Melbourne Immigration Museum. John Batman and his group arrived on 2 September 1835 and the two groups ultimately agreed to share the settlement.

Batman's Treaty with the Aborigines was annulled by the New South Wales government, which compensated the association. In 1836, Governor Bourke declared the city the administrative capital of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales, and commissioned the first plan for the city, the Hoddle Grid, in 1837. Later that year the settlement was named "Melbourne" after the British Prime Minister, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, whose seat was Melbourne Hall in the market town of Melbourne, Derbyshire. On 13 April 1837, the settlement's general post office was officially opened with that name.

Between 1836 and 1842, Victorian Aboriginal groups were largely dispossessed of territory bigger than England. By January 1844, there were said to be 675 Aborigines resident in squalid camps in Melbourne. Although the British Colonial Office appointed 5 "Aboriginal Protectors" for the entire Aboriginal population of Victoria, arriving in Melbourne in 1839, they worked "... within a land policy that nullified their work, and there was no political will to change this". "It was government policy to encourage squatters to take possession of whatever land they chose,... that largely explains why almost all the original inhabitants of Port Phillip's vast grasslands were dead so soon after 1835". By 1845, fewer than 240 wealthy Europeans held all the pastoral licences then issued in Victoria and became the patriarchs "... that were to wield so much political and economic power in Victoria for generations to come".

Melbourne was declared a city by letters patent of Queen Victoria, issued on 25 June 1847. The Port Phillip District became the separate Colony of Victoria in 1851, with Melbourne as its capital. With the Aboriginal population dispossessed of their lands and their management of fire having been disrupted for almost 15 years, the Colony experienced for the first time its largest-ever bushfires, burning about 25% of the land area of Victoria on Black Thursday on 6 February 1851.

The discovery of gold in Victoria in 1851 led to the Victorian gold rush, and Melbourne, which served as the major port and provided most services for the region, experienced rapid growth. Within months, the city's population had increased by nearly three-quarters, from 25,000 to 40,000 inhabitants. Thereafter, growth was exponential and by 1865, Melbourne had overtaken Sydney as Australia's most populous city.

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