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There are 138 real estate agents servicing Paddington and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 319 properties. We have analysed all these Paddington 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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138 Paddington Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Paddington – 2016/17 Performance

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Avg. Agent Fee (%)
  • 0.00% - 1.50%
  • 1.50% - 1.75%
  • 1.75% - 2.00%
  • 2.00% - 2.25%
  • 2.25% - 2.50%
  • 2.50% - 2.75%
  • 2.75% - 3.00%
  • 3.00%+
Avg. Agent Fee (%)
  • 0% - 5%
  • 5% - 6%
  • 6% - 7%
  • 7% - 8%
  • 8% - 9%
  • 9% - 10%
  • 10% +

Commission = including GST
*In NSW commissions generally range from 2% - 2.5% in metropolitan areas and 2.5% - 3.5% outside of those areas.

Paddington Real Estate Agents sold 319 properties over the last 12 months (226 houses and 93 units). On average these 226 Paddington houses took 83 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -9% from their initial listing price. Paddington units on average took 53 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -6% from their initial listing price.

The best Paddington Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Paddington 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 138 agents operating in the Woollahra council area servicing the Paddington market and 52 agencies, vendors should only use those Paddington agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Paddington property.

With total house growth of 18% over the last five years Paddington agents have had a reasonably difficult market to contend with. Selling properties well in a slow market is much more difficult. Units have fared better growing at 27%. Growth in Paddington houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -3% for houses (5yr average 4%) and above for units 9% (5yr average 5%).

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

With Paddington houses only selling on average every 9 years and units every 8 years, securing the best Paddington real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Paddington is an inner-city, eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Paddington is located 3 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district and lies across the local government areas of the City of Sydney and the Municipality of Woollahra. It is often colloquially referred to as "Paddo".

Paddington is located primarily on the northern slope down from a ridgeline at the crest of which runs Oxford Street. Paddington is bordered to the west by Darlinghurst, to the east by Centennial Park and Woollahra, to the north by Edgecliff and Kings Cross and to the south by Moore Park.

The suburb of Paddington is considered to be part of the land associated with the stories and rituals of the Cadigal people. These people belonged to the Dharug language group, and were also the traditional owners of what is now the Sydney central business district. It is known that the ridge on which Oxford Street was built was also a walking track used by Aboriginal people. Much of the Aboriginal population of Sydney was decimated by the smallpox outbreak of 1789, only one year after the First Fleet arrived in Sydney . Settlers' records from the time indicate that only three members of the Cadigal tribe were left after this outbreak. However, some anthropologists maintain that the tribe dispersed into other areas of the shared Eora language group. The history of the Aboriginal population in the Paddington area is hard to find, but it is known that, at the time when Robert Cooper began to build his first house there, approximately 200 Koori people were living in Woolloomooloo in huts which Governor Macquarie had built for them.

Paddington has never been a suburb with a dense indigenous population. In the 1930s, when parts of Sydney such as Redfern and Glebe became hubs for Aborigines entering the labour force, Paddington continued to be a white working-class suburb.

In the early 1820s, ex-convict entrepreneur and gin distiller Robert Cooper set out to build a grand Georgian estate at the top of Paddington's ridgeline, affording excellent views. He named the area Paddington after a London borough. He called the estate Juniper Hall, which remains Paddington's oldest home. The district's first cottages were built around Victoria Barracks, formerly a major army base. In the latter part of the 19th century, many terrace houses were constructed to house the city's burgeoning working population and an emerging middle class. Over time, these houses filled up almost every parcel of land, causing the suburb to become overpopulated. The unfashionable nature of the suburb continued until the mid-1960s, when gentrification took hold. At this time the area developed a bohemian aspect with a large arts community attracting creative and alternative residents. The suburb is now an example of uncoordinated urban renewal and restoration, where desirable location and heritage charm have contributed to flourishing real-estate values. Old boot-repair and linen shops have given way to designer fashion outlets and gourmet food. Since 1973, the suburb has also featured a bohemian market, conducted each Saturday in the grounds of the Paddington Uniting Church and the playground of the adjacent Paddington Public School.

A bustling, cosmopolitan suburb of the Eastern Suburbs, straddling the arterial route of Oxford Street, Sydney, this is one of the most historically rich, culturally vibrant and recognisable districts of Sydney. Paddington is famous for its plethora of boutique and chain fashion stores as well as many caf

Paddington has a popular open-air market held every Saturday in the grounds of the heritage-listed sandstone Paddington Uniting Church on Oxford Street. There are 250 stalls selling Australian contemporary art, craft and fashion, directly by the artists and craft makers.

Paddington is serviced by public transport, primarily buses. Oxford Street is the hub, with bus routes through Darlinghurst towards Circular Quay and Central Station in one direction, and towards Bronte, Bondi, or Bondi Junction in another.

Paddington Town Hall was built in the late 19th century at a cost of

Its clock tower stands 32 metres high and, sitting on the ridge of Oxford Street, dominates the Paddington skyline.

Whilst the eastern, southern, and western faces of the clock display the conventional Roman clock-face numerals, the Roman numerals on the northern side of the clock have been replaced as follows: 1: D, 2: U, 3: S, 4: T, 5: H, 6: E, 7: VII, 8: E, 9: D, 10: V, 11: A, 12: R. This was done to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII;and, commencing at where the VIII ought to be, the northern clock-face reads E.D.V.A.R.D.U.S T.H.E VII.

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