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Real Estate Agents Orford – 2016/17 Performance

Orford Real Estate Agents sold 14 houses over the last 12 months. On average these 14 Orford houses took 161 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -11% from their initial listing price.

The best Orford Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Orford 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 8 agents operating in the Glamorgan/Spring Bay council area servicing the Orford market and 3 agencies, vendors should only use those Orford agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Orford property.

With total house price growth of 22% over the last five years Orford agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Growth in Orford houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 3% (5yr average 4%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. The village is centred around the mouth of the Prosser River, on the southern margin of a substantial coastal inlet called Prosser Bay. Beyond this bay are the waters of the Mercury Passage. At the 2006 census, Orford had a population of 553.

The town was named by Edward Walpole, who was granted 1,000 acres in the area in 1831. He named his grant

A quarry situated between Orford and Spring Beach provided sandstone for use in buildings in Hobart and Melbourne, including the Melbourne General Post Office. A quarry still operates at the nearby town of Buckland.

The weather in summer is typically warm and sunny, hence the area's popularity with holidaymakers. Winters are colder but generally mild. Rainfall is not very high but can occur at any time of the year.

The surrounding areas are generally hilly, with poor, leached soil. These tracts are in the main covered in dry eucalyptus forest. Where the soil is better, the land had been cleared and these paddocks are used to graze sheep and, to a lesser extent, to grow wheat, oats or barley. The production of grain has decreased steadily over the past fifty years as profitability has fallen.

A 3 ha site consisting of a sandspit, within the 4 ha Raspins Beach Conservation Area on the northern side of the river mouth, has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because it regularly supports 15-25 breeding pairs of vulnerable Fairy Terns. It also supports breeding populations of Red-capped and Hooded Plovers, and Pied Oystercatchers. Flocks of up to 50 Red-necked Stints are present in summer.

The spit varies in shape and size according to the tides and outflows from the Prosser River. It is composed mainly of bare sand within a metre of high water mark, with some patches of marram grass, and is subject to inundation by seawater during winter storms. Both north and south of the IBA are sandy beaches used recreationally by people and their dogs, causing high levels of disturbance to nesting birds, despite attempts by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service to exclude pedestrian traffic from the site during the summer breeding season.

Orford has a small permanent population of approximately 485. There is however a significant number of non-resident 'shack' property owners who come into the area on weekends and during holiday periods. The area is very popular with tourists;the influx of visitors over the summer months swells the population to over 3,000.

Despite its small size and population Orford is well serviced with one supermarket, two cafes and eateries, a hotel and other accommodation, police and fire brigade, a primary school and a library.

Orford has several clean, picturesque beaches - including Raspins, Millingons, Spring and Rheban - with a popular campsite at Raspins Beach. Nearby is the well-regarded 9-hole Orford Golf Course and the Darlington Vineyard. There are several walks, including the Convict Trail along the Prosser River, the coastal walk along the cliff tops between East Shelly Beach and Spring Beach, and the scenic Thumbs lookout in the nearby Wielangta Forest, which offers a spectacular view of the region. Prosser Bay and the Mercury Passage provide excellent fishing, with flathead, trevally, trumpeter, abalone and southern rock lobster sought-after species.

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Orford TAS 7190