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Real Estate Agents Rapid Creek – 2016/17 Performance

Rapid Creek Real Estate Agents sold 68 properties over the last 12 months (25 houses and 43 units). On average these 25 Rapid Creek houses took 95 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -6% from their initial listing price. Rapid Creek units on average took 110 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -9% from their initial listing price.

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

With total house growth of 36% over the last five years Rapid Creek agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared better growing at 49%. Growth in Rapid Creek houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -1% for houses (5yr average 7%) and below for units -4% (5yr average 10%).

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

With Rapid Creek houses only selling on average every 6 years and units every 7 years, securing the best Rapid Creek real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

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

Although the precise circumstances of the naming of Rapid Creek remain obscure, the name must have been applied by Surveyor-General George W. Goyder 's surveyors not long after the arrival of the 1869 NT Survey Expedition. The outline of the creek, running as it does from Marrara swamp to the sea between Casuarina Beach and Nightcliff, is present on Goyder's map, but no name appears on it. Goyder personally visited the locality on Saturday, 3 April 1869 and described the creek, without naming it, as "a strong shallow stream near Night Cliff ". Sometime between then and 13 September, the name came into existence. There is an entry in Goyder's diary for the latter date which records that surveyor George MacLachlan was sent out to Rapid Creek to check on the availability of fresh water and good feed for the horses. On the basis of a satisfactory report from MacLachlan, " all the spare bullocks and horses were sent out to Rapid Creek to rest", two days later.

From that time on, the name remained in common local usage and it is evident that settlers continued to visit the area regularly. In a book published in 1882, William Sowden described travelling from Palmerston to Casuarina Beach passing "Rapid Creek, which rushes swiftly along its bed during the wet season, but at other times during the dry.....its waters are clear and crystal". The year 1882 is also crucial because it saw the establishment of the first known permanent settlement in the area.

Rapid Creek is bounded by the Timor Sea foreshore in the north, the Rapid Creek in the east, Trower Road in the south and Nightcliff Road in the west. Rapid Creek was originally established in the late 19th century when it was settled by the Jesuit Mission, although this was abandoned before the turn of the 20th century.

Rapid Creek prior to World War II was a favourite day trip / picnic area for Darwin people, along the bush track which was to become Bagot Road and McMillans Road. After Nightcliff grew as a seaside suburb in the 1950s, residential development expanded into the Rapid Creek area, primarily during the 1960s. The streets in Rapid Creek are mostly named after early police officers.

Nightcliff and Rapid Creek were the first Darwin suburbs to feel the force of Cyclone Tracy which came off the Timor Sea on 25 December 1974. Much of the residential housing was totally destroyed.

Rapid Creek is a predominantly residential area and is generally associated with its sister suburb, Nightcliff, and the adjacent northern suburbs of Millner and Coconut Grove. Both Rapid Creek and Nightcliff have arguably become Darwin's most popular suburbs, as they are mostly situated directly on the coastal fringe. A lot of development has been completed on the coastal road, Casuarina Drive, which runs along the coast from Rapid Creek to Nightcliff.

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