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There are 231 real estate agents servicing South Melbourne and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 173 properties. We have analysed all these South Melbourne 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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231 South Melbourne Real Estate Agents Reviewed – Choose The Best

Real Estate Agents South Melbourne – 2016/17 Performance

South Melbourne Real Estate Agents sold 173 properties over the last 12 months (77 houses and 96 units). On average these 77 South Melbourne houses took 86 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -8% from their initial listing price. South Melbourne units on average took 58 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -6% from their initial listing price.

The best South Melbourne Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these South Melbourne 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 231 agents operating in the Port Phillip – West council area servicing the South Melbourne market and 87 agencies, vendors should only use those South Melbourne agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their South Melbourne property.

With total house growth of 44% over the last five years South Melbourne agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared not as well growing at 43%. Growth in South Melbourne houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -17% for houses (5yr average 9%) and below for units -5% (5yr average 9%).

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

With South Melbourne houses only selling on average every 11 years and units every 8 years, securing the best South Melbourne real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

South Melbourne is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km south from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its Local Government Area is the City of Port Phillip. At the 2011 Census, South Melbourne had a population of 9,317.

Historically known as Emerald Hill, it was one of the first of Melbourne's suburbs to adopt full municipal status and is one of Melbourne's oldest suburban areas, notable for its well preserved Victorian era streetscapes.

Before European settlement, the area now called South Melbourne featured a single hill surrounded by swamps. The Hill was a traditional social and ceremonial meeting place for Aboriginal tribes.

The area was first settled by Europeans in the 1840s and became known as Emerald Hill.

During the Victorian Gold Rush of 1851 a tent city, known as Canvas Town was established. The area soon became a massive slum, home to tens of thousands of migrants from around the world.

Land sales at Emerald Hill began in 1852 and independence from Melbourne was granted, when Emerald Hill was proclaimed a borough on 26 May 1855. Many of the residents of Canvas Town moved to prefabricated cottages in suburbs like Collingwood and South Melbourne and some of these early homes remain in South Melbourne's Coventry Street.

The new municipality developed rapidly and by 1872 Emerald Hill was proclaimed a town. During the late 1870s, South Melbourne became a favoured place of residents for Melbourne's middle class, with fashionable terraced housing becoming the norm, including some English style squares, the best example of which was St Vincent Gardens. The South Melbourne Town Hall was built between 1879 and 1880 and designed in suitable grandeur to evoke the city's booming status, establishing a civic heart at Bank Street, bordered by Clarendon, Park, Cecil and Dorcas Streets. In 1883 Emerald Hill became a city, changing its official name to South Melbourne.

South Melbourne experienced a decline in the 1950s as Melbourne sprawled outwards. Like many other Melbourne inner city suburbs, during the 1960s, the Housing Commission of Victoria stepped in and erected several high-rise public housing towers, the tallest and largest of which, Park Towers is in South Melbourne. 'Emerald Hill Court' is the other housing commission building located in South Melbourne. The result was an injection of migrants adding to the multicultural flavour of the area.

In the 1980s, South Melbourne experienced one of Melbourne's biggest waves of gentrification. Many of the terrace homes were restored and renovated and a new middle class moved in. As a result of the development of Southbank in the 1990s, Clarendon Street has become one of the highest rental yielding commercial streets in the entire city of Melbourne, attracting many of the residents from the apartment buildings to shop.

Recently, there has been some new developments within South Melbourne and at the Southbank end of Clarendon Street, including Australia's largest hotel.

South Melbourne is served by tram routes 1, 112 and 96. Route 96 runs along the former St Kilda railway line, which was converted to light rail in 1987.

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