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There are 19 real estate agents servicing Whyalla and surrounds. In 2016 they sold 68 properties. We have analysed all these Whyalla 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 Whyalla – 2016/17 Performance

Whyalla Real Estate Agents sold 68 properties over the last 12 months (49 houses and 19 units). On average these 49 Whyalla houses took 118 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -14% from their initial listing price. Whyalla units on average took 78 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -11% from their initial listing price.

The best Whyalla Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Whyalla 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 19 agents operating in the Whyalla council area servicing the Whyalla market and 7 agencies, vendors should only use those Whyalla agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Whyalla property.

With total house growth of 22% over the last five years Whyalla agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared better growing at 32%. Growth in Whyalla houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at 3% for houses (5yr average 4%) and below for units -3% (5yr average 6%).

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

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

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

Suburb Overview

Whyalla is the third most populous city in the Australian state of South Australia after Adelaide and Mount Gambier. It is a seaport located on the east coast of the Eyre Peninsula.

It was founded as Hummock's Hill in 1901 by the Broken Hill Proprietary Company as the end of a tramway bringing iron ore from the Middleback Ranges to be used in the lead smelters at Port Pirie as flux. A jetty was built to transfer the ore. The settlement consisted of small cottages and tents clustered around the base of the hill. The Post Office opened in 1901 as Hummock's Hill and was renamed Whyalla on 1 November 1919.

The arid environment and lack of natural fresh water resources made it necessary to import water in barges from Port Pirie.

In 1905 the town's first school opened. It was originally called Hummock Hill School, and was subsequently renamed as Whyalla Primary School and Whyalla Higher Primary School. The school's current name is Whyalla Town Primary School.

On 16 April 1920 the town was proclaimed as Whyalla. The ore conveyor on the jetty was improved and ore began to be shipped to the newly built Newcastle, New South Wales steelworks. The town grew slowly until 1938.

The BHP Indenture Act was proclaimed in 1937 and provided the impetus for the construction of a blast furnace and harbour. In 1939 the blast furnace and harbour began to be constructed and a commitment for a pipeline from the Murray River was made. A shipyard was built to provide ships for the Royal Australian Navy. The population began rising dramatically and many new facilities, including a hospital and abbatoirs, were built.

In 1941 the first ship from the new shipyard, HMAS Whyalla, was launched and the blast furnace became operational. By 1943 the population was more than 5,000. On 31 March 1943, the Murray River pipeline from Morgan became operational. In 1945 the city came under combined company and public administration and the shipyard began producing commercial ships. In 1948 displaced persons began arriving from Europe.

In 1958 the Company decided to build an integrated steelworks at Whyalla. They were completed in 1965. In the following year salt began to be harvested and coke ovens were built. The population grew extremely rapidly, and the South Australian Housing Trust was building 500 houses a year to cope with the demand. Plans for a city of 100,000 were produced by the Department of Lands. A second pipeline from Morgan was built to cope with the demand.

In 1970 the city adopted full local government status. Fierce competition from Japanese ship builders resulted in the closing of the shipyards in 1978, which were at the time the largest in Australia. From a peak population of 33,000 in 1976 the population dropped rapidly. A decline in the BHP iron and steel industry since 1981 also impacted employment.

The BHP long products division was divested in 2000 to form OneSteel which is the sole producer of rail and steel sleepers in Australia.

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