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Real Estate Agents Nightcliff – 2016/17 Performance

Nightcliff Real Estate Agents sold 67 properties over the last 12 months (22 houses and 45 units). On average these 22 Nightcliff houses took 96 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -12% from their initial listing price. Nightcliff units on average took 95 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -10% from their initial listing price.

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

With total house growth of 35% over the last five years Nightcliff agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared better growing at 52%. Growth in Nightcliff houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -13% for houses (5yr average 7%) and below for units 9% (5yr average 10%).

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

With Nightcliff houses only selling on average every 5 years and units every 6 years, securing the best Nightcliff real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Nightcliff is a northern suburb of the city of Darwin, NT, Australia.

Although the origin of the name Nightcliff has always been surrounded by conjecture and controversy, the naming can be tracked back to 8 September 1839. Early that day, the HMS Beagle, which was engaged on an excursion of the Australian coast, sailed into the area and anchored in Shoal Bay near Hope Inlet. John Lort Stokes, William Forsyth and several other crew members left the Beagle on a longboat for an excursion and passed around Lee Point, in the vicinity of which, there appeared to be a major opening. Stokes was later to record.

The sea breeze setting in early, we did not reach it till after dark, when we landed for observations at a cliffy projection near the eastern entrance point: this we found to be composed of a kind of clay, mixed with calcareous matter. We had some difficulty in landing, and then in scrambling up the cliffs by the light of a lantern. If any of the watchful natives happened at the time to be on the look out, they must have stood in astonishment at beholding such strange persons, who at such a time of night, with no ostensible object were visiting their shores".

The term ' Night Cliff' was thus applied to the locality, and it subsequently appeared in this form on Surveyor-General George W. Goyder 's original plan of 1869. Goyder also mentioned the locality a couple of times in the diary he kept as leader of the NT Survey Expedition. Despite these well established facts, many people have insisted that the name was derived from a misspelling of the name of John George Knight, one of the best known government officials in Darwin for nearly two decades prior to his death in 1892. It was known that Knight enjoyed visiting the Nightcliff environs and it is believed that he spent long periods of contemplation on the cliff tops. As late as 1952, a former resident who had lived in Darwin between 1876 and 1926 wrote to the NT News insisting that the area was known during that period as " Knightscliff ". It is evident that many Territorians have preferred this variant form of name in deference to one of the most highly distinguished local public figures of the late nineteenth century. However, records show that Knight did not arrive in Darwin until 1873, several years after the publication of Goyder's map.

The Nightcliff foreshore was the site of Royal Australian Air Force camps with spotlights and large guns used to defend Darwin from bombing during World War II. During 1941, a naval outpost including a large concrete artillery outpost bunker was established on the headland. Various other defence facilities were constructed inland as large numbers of military personnel moved into the area. The 2/14 Field Regiment A.I.F. was given the task of planning and constructing a hutted camp which became known as " Night Cliff's Camp ". After the War, increasing pressure for suburban development caused the Nomenclature Committee of the N.T. to officially name the area on 29 October 1948. The conjoint version of the name, " Nightcliff " was adopted.

Today, a long footpath along the foreshore of Nightcliff is used for walking and cycling, particularly in the evenings after work. Along the footpath there is Nightcliff Jetty, Nightcliff Beach and Nightcliff Swimming Pool.

On Sundays, there is Nightcliff Markets which run from 6am-2pm. The stalls at the markets are mainly food and drinks but there is also craft, massage and fresh/ dried fruit stalls. A live music band usually plays music on the stage in the middle of the markets.

The Nightcliff area is generally associated with its sister suburb, Rapid Creek, and the adjacent northern suburbs of Millner and Coconut Grove. Nightcliff has arguably become one of Darwin's most popular suburbs, as it is mostly situated directly on the coastal fringe. A lot of development has been completed on the coastal road, Casuarina Drive.

Several well-known and long-established sports clubs are associated with the Nightcliff regional area, including the Nightcliff Football Club and the Nightcliff Baseball Club.

The median house price of Nightcliff is $480,000 and the median unit price is $244,579.

A sign indicating the World War II heritage site at Nightcliff

Nightcliff NT 810