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There are 8 real estate agents servicing Portland and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 165 properties. We have analysed all these Portland 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 Portland – 2016/17 Performance

Portland Real Estate Agents sold 165 properties over the last 12 months (153 houses and 12 units). On average these 153 Portland houses took 130 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -11% from their initial listing price. Portland units on average took 184 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -11% from their initial listing price.

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

With total house growth of 12% over the last five years Portland 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 35%. Growth in Portland houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -1% for houses (5yr average 2%) and below for units 1% (5yr average 7%).

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

With Portland houses only selling on average every 10 years and units every 10 years, securing the best Portland real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

The city of Portland is the oldest European settlement in what is now the state of Victoria, Australia. It is the main urban centre of the Shire of Glenelg. It is located on Portland Bay.

The bay was named in 1800 by the British navigator James Grant, who sailed in the Lady Nelson along the Victorian coast. "I also distinguished the Bay by the name of Portland Bay, in honour of His Grace the Duke of Portland," wrote Grant. The bay, the only deep sea port between Adelaide and Melbourne, offers a sheltered anchorage against the often wild weather of Bass Strait.

By the early 19th century, whalers and sealers were working the treacherous waters of Bass Stait and Portland Bay provided good shelter and fresh water which enabled them to establish the first white settlement in the area. Whaling captain William Dutton is known to have been resident in the Portland Bay area when the Henty clan arrived and is said to have provided seed potatoes for the Henty garden.

In 1834, Edward Henty and his family, who had migrated from England to Western Australia in 1829, then moved to Van Diemen's Land, ferried some of their stock across the Strait in search of the fine grazing land of the Western District.

After a voyage of 34 days, the Thistle arrived at Portland Bay on 19 November 1834. Edward Henty was only 24 years old and, early in December, using a plough he had made himself, he was the first white man to turn a sod in Victoria. The next voyage of the Thistle brought his brother Francis with additional stock and supplies, and in a short time houses were erected and fences put up.

Arrived at 6p.m., made the boat fast in the middle of the river, and started three days' walk in the bush accompanied by H Camfield, Wm Dutton, five men, one black woman and 14 dogs, each man with a gun and sufficient quantity of damper to last for the voyage.

On descending the hill we saw a native. He immediately ran on seeing us. He was busily employed pulling the gums from the wattle trees.

There in Portland the Hentys were "discovered" by the explorer Thomas Mitchell in 1836. The squatter settlement was illegal since, at that time, the British Colonial Office policy was to contain colonial settlements in Australia within geographic limits. It had been still considering how to deal with the prior occupation and ownership of the land by Victorian Aborigines. The Hentys also farmed in areas known as " Australia Felix ", around Casterton.

By 1838, land auctions had been authorised from Sydney and Charles Tyers surveyed the Portland township in 1839. "It was government policy to encourage squatters to take possession of whatever land they chose". A Post Office was opened on 4 December 1841, the third to open in the Port Phillip District after Melbourne and Geelong.

Portland has a vibrant cultural diversity, with many potters, painters, musicians, quilters, lead lighters, wood-turners, photographers, cinematographers, multi-media artists, print-makers, jewellers, sculptors, actors and writers. Many of these talents come together under the banners of CEMA Inc, or the associated The Arts Company.

The Portland Art Centre, on the corner of Glenelg and Bentinck Streets, incorporates a gallery and theatre, where local and visiting performances are regularly staged.

Portland VIC 3305