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There are 127 real estate agents servicing Rockdale and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 319 properties. We have analysed all these Rockdale 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 Rockdale – 2016/17 Performance

Rockdale Real Estate Agents sold 319 properties over the last 12 months (56 houses and 263 units). On average these 56 Rockdale houses took 73 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -9% from their initial listing price. Rockdale units on average took 63 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -6% from their initial listing price.

The best Rockdale Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Rockdale 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 127 agents operating in the Rockdale council area servicing the Rockdale market and 48 agencies, vendors should only use those Rockdale agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Rockdale property.

With total house growth of 29% over the last five years Rockdale agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared not as well growing at 20%. Growth in Rockdale houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 0% for houses (5yr average 6%) and below for units 1% (5yr average 4%).

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

With Rockdale houses only selling on average every 11 years and units every 7 years, securing the best Rockdale real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Rockdale is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Rockdale is located 13 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the St George area. Rockdale is the administrative centre for the local government area of the City of Rockdale.

Rockdale was known by Europeans as Frog Hollow, then White Gum Flat and later West Botany. West Botany Municipality was declared 13 January 1871 and had two wards, West Botany and Arncliffe. A council chambers was built in 1872 on Rocky Point Road, Arncliffe and was used until 1888 when a new building was erected on the site of the present Rockdale Town Hall, which was then demolished and rebuilt after World War 2.

There was a suggestion that the area become the Municipality of Scarborough but the name Rockdale was suggested by pioneer Mary Ann Geeves, postmistress and tollgate keeper and was officially adopted in 1887. Her husband, Yeoman Geeves, was a ganger on the construction of Rocky Point Road and the demolition of Cobbler's Hill . The Geeves family, including eldest son Frederick lived on the corner of today's Princes Highway and Tramway Arcade. Their general store adjoined the cottage and operated the first post office between Arncliffe and Kogarah in 1882. Residential development began with the opening of the railway in 1884. Perhaps the most significant property developer during the 1880s was Frederick Jamison Gibbes , a Member of Parliament, who is commemorated by Gibbes Street in Banksia. Until 1949, an electric tramway operated between Rockdale Station down Bay Street to Brighton-Le-Sands. In 1948, Rockdale and Bexley councils amalgamated as Rockdale Municipal Council. The City of Rockdale was declared in 1995. It is currently the sister city of Bitola, Republic of Macedonia.

Rockdale has a mixture of residential, commercial and light industrial areas. The main shopping strip runs along the Princes Highway, on the eastern side of Rockdale railway station. The commercial centre spreads out into surrounding streets and on the western side of the railway line. King Street has developed into a cosy strip of cafes and grocery shops. Commercial developments run along the length of theparts of Bay Street and West Botany Street. The light industrial areas are located around West Botany Street.

Rockdale Plaza, which opened in 1997, is a medium sized shopping centre located on Princes Highway. It contains two supermarkets, two discount department stores, a motor registry, a medical centre, a food court, real estate agent, sports store, electrical appliance store, video rental shop and specialty shops. It was built on the former site of the Waltons department store and tenpin bowling centre.

Rockdale Town Hall and the St George Tavern are examples of some of the Art Deco architecture in the area. The Town Hall was built in 1940 to a design by local resident and architect Douglas Gardiner.

According to the 2006 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population, there were 13,901 people usually resident in Rockdale. 53.2% stated they were born overseas with the top countries of birth being China 9.5%, Macedonia 5.2%, and Bangladesh 3.7%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 29.9% of residents and the most common other languages spoken were Macedonian 15.7%, Mandarin 7.2% and Arabic 7.2%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 22.8%, Orthodox 16.1% and Islam 10.1%.

The Princes Highway is the main road through Rockdale. West Botany Street, to the east, runs parallel to Princes Highway. Bay Street links Rockdale to General Holmes Drive at Brighton-le-Sands. Rockdale railway station is on the Illawarra line of the City Rail network. Rockdale is a major bus interchange for Sydney Buses government buses, which provides services to Miranda, Brighton-Le-Sands, Dulwich Hill, Burwood and Bondi Junction.

This line opened as a private steam tramway in 1885. It was electrified in 1900, and moved into government ownership in 1914. The line connected with the trains at Rockdale station, then passed down Bay Street to Brighton-Le-Sands. The line was single track throughout, with a passing loop at each end. The line closed in 1949 and was replaced by a bus service. A small depot in Rockdale maintained the cars.

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