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There are 32 real estate agents servicing Mount Barker and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 204 properties. We have analysed all these Mount Barker 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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Real Estate Agents Mount Barker – 2016/17 Performance

Mount Barker Real Estate Agents sold 204 properties over the last 12 months (180 houses and 24 units). On average these 180 Mount Barker houses took 122 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -8% from their initial listing price. Mount Barker units on average took 78 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -8% from their initial listing price.

The best Mount Barker Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Mount Barker 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 32 agents operating in the Mount Barker – Central council area servicing the Mount Barker market and 12 agencies, vendors should only use those Mount Barker agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Mount Barker property.

With total house growth of 34% over the last five years Mount Barker agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared not as well growing at 30%. Growth in Mount Barker houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -1% for houses (5yr average 7%) and below for units -2% (5yr average 6%).

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

With Mount Barker houses only selling on average every 6 years and units every 8 years, securing the best Mount Barker real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Mount Barker is an expanding city, home to 10 258 residents that is 33 kilometres up the South Eastern Freeway, east of Adelaide, in South Australia. It is the seat of the District Council of Mount Barker, is the largest town in the Adelaide Hills, and is one of the fastest growing areas in the state. Mount Barker is close enough to Adelaide that many people commute there on a daily basis, although it is far enough away from the city that people call it "the country".

Mount Barker lies at the base of a local mountain of the same name, called the Mount Barker summit by locals. It is 50 kilometres from the Murray River. Mount Barker was traditionally a farming area, and many of the lots just outside the town area are farming lots, although some of them have been replaced with new subdivisions in recent times.

The Mount Barker Summit was first discovered by Captain Collet Barker in 1830, but he was killed by Aborigines in 1831, so Captain Charles Sturt named Mount Barker after him when he founded it in 1834.

Mount Barker is well serviced, with a recently upgraded Police station, a Country Fire Service station, the Adelaide Hills State Emergency Service centre, an Ambulance station, and five bus routes.

Mount Barker is in the federal division of Mayo, and the state electoral districts of Kavel and Heysen, with most of the town in Kavel, and only the south-eastern portion of the town in Heysen. Local Federal Member of Parliament, Jamie Briggs, succeeded former Foreign Affairs Minister, Alexander Downer.

Mount Barker was the epicenter for an Earthquake on 16 April 2010 at 11.35pm local time, the quake registered 3.8 on the Richter scale.

Mount Barker, the mountain, was first sighted by Captain Charles Sturt in 1830, although he thought he was looking at the previously discovered Mount Lofty. Captain Collet Barker corrected this error when he surveyed the area in 1831. Sturt named the mountain in honour of Captain Barker after he was killed later that year by Aborigines, at the Murray Mouth. The mountain was officially recognised by King William IV in 1834, two years before the colonisation of South Australia in 1836. The mountain was first climbed in December 1837 by the explorers Robert Cock, William Finlayson, A. Wyatt and G. Barton, when they passed through the area on their expedition from Adelaide to Lake Alexandrina, although a claim by John Barton Hack that his party of Stuart, John Morphett, bushman Tom Davies and "a gentleman from Hobart Town" were, in 1837, the first white men to climb the hill, is credible.

Mount Barker was originally home to the Peramangk Aboriginal people. The Ngarrindjeri people from the east also used the Summit for ceremonial and burial sites. The Mount Barker Summit is a significant Aboriginal area, and may be one of the most sacred sites near Adelaide. In 1984 the Ngarrindjeri people tried to prevent the building of a police communications tower, and in 1987 they also tried to stop the Telecom tower, although both attempts were not successful.

Mount Barker township was surveyed in 1839 by Duncan McFarlane, who was hoping the area could be used for wheat and grain farming. The land was divided into lots of 80 acres, although farmers didn't settle until 1844, when John Dunn built the first steam flour mill outside of Adelaide. The flour mill ran for 50 years and is now a tourist attraction. All of the towns major buildings were built soon afterwards, with a post office in 1860 and a police station that was built in 1878. In 1883, the railway line from Adelaide to Strathalbyn was laid, but that line is now discontinued, with the line terminating short of Balhannah, and is used by the SteamRanger historic railway.

Mount Barker has since developed into a large urban centre, which is developing very rapidly. The Mount Barker district council is the area that experienced the fourth largest growth between 1996 and 2006 in South Australia, with an increase of 3,800 new residents. Mount Barker is ranked fifth for fastest growth in South Australia. During the last 10 years, many new subdivisions have been developed, such as Martin-Dale and Waterford. During this period, there has also been an economic boom in Mount Barker and a number of additional malls and shopping centres, such as the recently completed Adelaide Hills Home-maker Centre, with a radio rentals, a Harvey Norman, the new offices for the District Council of Mount Barker. There have also recently been lodged plans for a new shopping centre, which will feature a major department store larger than 4,000 m 2.

Mount Barker is also famous as the place where the value of subterranean clover, Trifolium subterraneum as a fodder crop was discovered, proved and first promoted by A. W. Howard. His property stood at the south-east corner of Princes Highway and Bald Hills Road. Subterranean clover had been known for a very long time in Central and Southern Europe, but was looked upon as a roadside weed. Howard proved the clover to be a valuable fodder plant in some soil types in temperate climates. Subterranean clover revolutionised farming practice, converting many struggling farms into successful livestock holdings.

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