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Real Estate Agents Russell Lea – 2016/17 Performance

Russell Lea Real Estate Agents sold 64 properties over the last 12 months (43 houses and 21 units). On average these 43 Russell Lea houses took 73 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -6% from their initial listing price. Russell Lea units on average took 55 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -11% from their initial listing price.

The best Russell Lea Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Russell Lea 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 50 agents operating in the Canada Bay – Drummoyne council area servicing the Russell Lea market and 19 agencies, vendors should only use those Russell Lea agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Russell Lea property.

With total house growth of 34% over the last five years Russell Lea agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared not as well growing at 22%. Growth in Russell Lea houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 2% for houses (5yr average 7%) and below for units -9% (5yr average 4%).

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

With Russell Lea houses only selling on average every 11 years and units every 10 years, securing the best Russell Lea real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Russell Lea is a small suburb in the inner-west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Russell Lea is located 8 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Canada Bay.

Russell Lea sits on the western shore of Iron Cove, on the Parramatta River. It is a quiet tree-lined suburb with large waterfront homes as well as more traditional federation homes.

Russell Lea takes its name from one of its original settlers, Russell Barton, who was a pastoralist, mine owner and politician. He developed the 'Russell Lea Estate' on a 60-acre grant.

Russell Lea was once encompassed in the Five Dock Farm estate of surgeon John Harris. In 1790 this outspoken Irishman arrived in the infant colony, for which he displayed an instant dislike. However his rapid acquisition of Crown land may have served to change his tune. After being appointed court magistrate in 1794, Harris received 110 acres in the Parramatta region which now bears the name Harris Park. Subsequent to this he received land at Ultimo and South Creek, earning him the distinction of being one of the principal landholders in New South Wales.

It was in 1806 that Harris added Five Dock Farm to his holdings. All land between Iron Cove and Hen and Chicken Bay, totalling some 1,500 acres , was granted to Harris from the Crown. Harris was called to London for the trial of Governor William Bligh soon after. Siding with the rebellious New South Wales Corps, Harris found it necessary to resign his military post. At age 60 he returned to Sydney, accompanied by his 24-year-old bride Eliza.

Two years prior to the surgeon's death in 1838, Harris sold Five Dock Farm to the prominent Sydney auctioneer Mr Samuel Lyons. Although a modest residence stood on Harris' land, it appears he preferred to reside at his Ultimo Place mansion or Shanes Park, South Creek. It was at the latter that the surgeon died in 1838. Aged 84, the widowed Harris had achieved a prominent public profile, leaving an estate worth an estimated 150,000 pounds. Samuel Lyons proceeded to subdivide Five Dock Farm into substantial 30 to 60-acre estates. This made way for the grand mansions, some of which spawned suburbs of their own. These included Drummoyne House, Abbotsford, and Barton Russell's grand residence Russell Lea.

Russell Barton was born in Penge near London in 1830. As a young man he accompanied his family to the colony, settling a station in the then remote state of South Australia. In 1855 he married Miss J. M. Davie, and within a decade acquired two stations on the Barwon River. Barton could turn his hand to any task. In addition to stock handling, farming, horse breaking and shepherding, Barton proved himself adequate as a butcher, blacksmith, builder, carpenter, contractor and stonemason. In 1874 he invested in the Cobar mine, eventually rising to serve as its Managing Director. Displaying much skill in this industry, Barton was soon elected to no less than 11 mining company boards. From 1880 to 1886 Barton served as parliamentary member for Bourke. It was during this time he erected the imposing Victorian Italianate mansion Russell Lea, whose estate occupied the suburb which bears its name.

Transportation improvements in the late nineteenth century occasioned residential development in the Drummoyne municipality. By 1874 a regular horse bus serviced the local residents, and in 1881 the original Gladesville Bridge was completed. Not only did this connect the Drummoyne region with the inner Sydney suburbs, it served as the sole roadway between Port Jackson and the lower Parramatta River environs until the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932. The Gladesville Bridge was followed closely by the Iron Cove Bridge, spanning Iron Cove in 1882. In 1890, a tramway was connected between Five Dock and Leichhardt. By 1902, when the local government bodies of Five Dock and Drummoyne were merged into the Borough of Drummoyne, the regional population stood at 2,800. Russell Barton's Russell Lea estate survived intact until 1913, when it was subdivided and auctioned by Hardie and Gorman.

Russell Lea has a population of 5,068 persons of whom 2,388 were male and 2,680 , female. Predominantly working middle-class families and Italian immigrants. .

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