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56 Preston Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents Preston – 2016/17 Performance

Preston Real Estate Agents sold 394 properties over the last 12 months (272 houses and 122 units). On average these 272 Preston houses took 60 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -7% from their initial listing price. Preston units on average took 85 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -11% from their initial listing price.

The best Preston Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Preston 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 56 agents operating in the Darebin – Preston council area servicing the Preston market and 21 agencies, vendors should only use those Preston agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Preston property.

With total house growth of 60% over the last five years Preston agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared not as well growing at 34%. Growth in Preston houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -1% for houses (5yr average 12%) and below for units -7% (5yr average 7%).

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

With Preston houses only selling on average every 12 years and units every 8 years, securing the best Preston real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Preston is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 km north from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its Local Government Area is the City of Darebin. At the 2011 Census, Preston had a population of 29,925.

The area where Preston now resides was first surveyed by Robert Hoddle in 1837 for sub-division. In 1850, Edward Wood, a settler from Sussex, England, opened a store at the corner of High Street and Wood Street. The original name for Preston was Irishtown. Meeting at the Wood store, members of the Ebenezer Church, Particular Baptist from Brighton, England met to change the name. They wanted to name the town after their former home in Sussex, but Brighton was already taken. Instead they named it after Preston, a small village also in Sussex, where the church members had happy annual outings.

The first church was accompanied by a growing number of hotels and other stores, which had emerged some 2 kilometres south of Wood's store at the junction of Plenty Road and High Street, the latter of which served as a route to Sydney. Throughout the 1880s the area between Wood's Store and the junction would be known as "Gowerville".

1854 saw the establishment of the area's first primary schools, an Anglican and a Wesleyian school. The first state school opened in 1866 to the east of the junction settlement, but was later joined by another, the Tyler Street School which had opened in 1875, north-east of Wood's store. The two denominational schools closed shortly before the Tyler Street School had opened.

During its formative years, Preston was heavily reliant on an abundance of fertile land for farming, dairying and market gardens. Areas that were not productive however, yielded clay for pottery and bricks. The 1860s saw the development of Preston's industrial capacity, with a bacon-curing factory opening in 1862, followed by a tannery in 1865. These original establishments would be followed by several larger factories, including Huttons Hams and Bacons and Zwar's Parkside Tannery.

1889 saw the opening of the first rail line between Collingwood and Whittlesea, passing through Preston. The new line provided stations at Bell Street, Regent Street, Reservoir and centrally in Preston.

Throughout the 1880s, Preston with its abundance of land and newly built rail stations was marketed as a residential area, capable of supporting 20,000 inhabitants. Between 1887 and 1891 Preston's population nearly doubled from 2,000 to 3,600. The majority of residential development took place within the corridor contained by Plenty Road and High Street, however there was also limited development in the west of the town, along Gilbert Road. These areas would remain areas of growth well into the 20th Century.

Urban growth accelerated in Preston during the 1920s, thanks largely to the establishment of a direct rail link between Collingwood and Flinders Street in 1904, and a building of a tram line linking Melbourne and the city in 1920. The now famous Preston Tram Sheds would later be built in 1925. The reticulation of electricity took place in 1914, with the building of Preston's sewers taking place between 1909 and 1915. 1915 also saw the establishment of the West Preston Primary School, which by 1927 had grown to accommodate more than 1,000 students. West Preston Primary School would later be joined by a primary school in Preston East in 1927, and later by a girl's high school in 1929. By 1922, Preston had been formally recognised as a Borough, two months later it had become a Town, and finally by 1915, Preston had been proclaimed a City.

With the 1930s and the Great Depression came economic hardship for Preston. However, capital works projects, which included the designation of new parks and reserves and the paving of roads, helped attract new residents to the area. Preston bucked the economic status quo by recording rapid growth between the period 1933 and 1947, with the population growing by some 40%. This growth also resulted in the establishment of a technical school in 1937, which would later become a campus of the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE. A notable highlight for Preston residents during the era of depression was VFL legend Roy Cazaly's coaching of the local football team.

Two World Wars provided Preston with two awardees of the Victoria Cross - the Empire's highest military award for valour;Bruce Kingsbury and William Ruthven, both of whom lent their name to future localities.

The post war period would also see Preston experience rapid growth. Between 1947 and 1954 the population grew by 37% topping 64,000. A 15 year joint vision between the Preston and Northcote Councils would later culminate in 1958 with the construction of the Preston & Northcote Community Hospital. This period also saw the construction of some 2,600 Housing Commission of Victoria dwellings which continued up to 1966, by which time said dwellings accommodated approximately 11% of Preston population.

Preston South VIC 3072
Reservoir VIC 3073
Preston VIC 3072
Gilberton VIC 3072
Preston West VIC 3072
Kingsbury VIC 3083
La Trobe University VIC 3083
Regent West VIC 3072
Northland Centre VIC 3072