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Real Estate Agents Speers Point – 2016/17 Performance

Speers Point Real Estate Agents sold 80 properties over the last 12 months (70 houses and 10 units). On average these 70 Speers Point houses took 114 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -9% from their initial listing price. Speers Point units on average took 138 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -6% from their initial listing price.

The best Speers Point Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Speers Point 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 40 agents operating in the Lake Macquarie – North council area servicing the Speers Point market and 15 agencies, vendors should only use those Speers Point agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Speers Point property.

With total house growth of 23% over the last five years Speers Point agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared not as well growing at 1%. Growth in Speers Point houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -3% for houses (5yr average 5%) and below for units -13% (5yr average 0%).

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

With Speers Point houses only selling on average every 9 years and units every 7 years, securing the best Speers Point real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

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

Suburb Overview

Speers Point is a suburb within, and the location of the council seat of the City of Lake Macquarie Local Government Area in New South Wales, Australia. It is located 17 kilometres west-southwest of the city of Newcastle on the northern shore of Lake Macquarie, in Cockle and Warners Bays, between the suburbs of Cardiff and Warners Bay.

Speers Point was settled in 1828 and local commerce began through a colliery in 1843. By 2006, the suburb had a population of 3,103.

Before European settlement, the Awabakal people of Lake Macquarie had inhabited the area and called it Biddaba or Milloba.

The first claimant to the land was a settler named William Brooks, who selected the area now called Kahibah Parish in 1828, named his property Lochend and received deeds in 1839. The title deeds covered the area east of Cockle Creek, Boolaroo and the place now known as Speers Point. However, before Brooks' claim the land had been occupied by R. Sadleir, who did not make a claim to the land. Brooks developed his claim and opened the Lochend Colliery in 1843, which mined coal from the bottom of the hills around Speers Point.

In 1870, William Speer, a wealthy businessman from Sydney, settled there and obtained some of Brooks' land. Speer's residence was erected opposite the current Council Administration Centre. William Brooks' name of Lochend was forgotten and Speer's name remained as Speers Point, referring to the peninsula of land into Lake Macquarie that part of the area is located on.

In 1887, a 'Mr Ryan' was the only resident of the area. Ryan was Speer's estate administrator. However, Speers Point began to become more populated when its first subdivision occurred in 1902. Further subdivisions occurred and industry began to open up, and Speers Point Park was transferred to the Lake Macquarie council in 1910. In 1912, a steam tram line began service, whilst the Lake Macquarie council offices moved to Speers Point in 1915 . In 1916 the first post office was opened along with another mine.

In 1920, a rowing boat service operated across Cockle Creek, however a footbridge was constructed in 1928. In 1930 the steam tram service ceased operations, but was replaced by a private bus service in 1931. Two routes were opened by the government in 1937, whilst an industrial port bus service began operation in 1938. Sewerage systems were put in place in 1945, and two public schools opened in January 1957 and January 1959.

The first winner of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in 1945, a cutter called Rani was built by the Steel brothers of Lake Macquarie. Being the second smallest of the nine competing, it was 'given up as lost' by the organisers.

The post office closed in 1976 and the 1989 Newcastle earthquake brought substantial damage to the town, especially to the Boolaroo-Speers Point RSL club and its youth section. The epicentre of the magnitude 5.6 earthquake was the neighbouring suburb of Boolaroo.

Speers Point is located approximately 17 kilometres WSW of Newcastle, New South Wales and 143 kilometres north-east of Sydney, within the City of Lake Macquarie at 32

The elevation of Speers Point is approximately 27 metres above sea level.

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