Real Estate Agents in East Melbourne

Melbourne CBD East Blue Yarra Rise Pan taken at night.

According to statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and published by the Real Estate Institute of Australia, the state of Victoria has roughly 13,903 real estate agents working for 6,955 real estate establishments.

Melbourne is the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania, and also the most densely populated in the state of Victoria. In cities with big populations and so many real estate agents, the sheer amount of choice that is available is often overwhelming and daunting, but filling out the form above can make selling your property much easier, no matter where you are in Melbourne.

The most liveable suburb in the most liveable city

East Melbourne was one of the city of Melbourne’s earliest suburbs, and is located between the Melbourne central business district and Richmond. Planned in 1837 and settled in 1840, East Melbourne quickly became one of the most affluent suburbs in the country.

Today, East Melbourne is a very popular city in one of the most liveable cities in the world. What East Melbourne lacks in modern times it makes up for in other ways, like a lack of traffic jams – and every amenity you might need is just a short drive away. Today it is a quiet and leafy suburb that boasts many gardens and parks that were originally established in the Victorian era, including Treasury Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens and Parliament Gardens.

The large amount of public spaces and its rich cultural and architectural heritage, together with its reputation of being a hub for sports – the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Rod Laver Arena and soccer stadium are all located in this suburb – and relative affordability for renters all contributed to East Melbourne being named the most liveable suburb in the world in 2015. East Melbourne is home to close to 5,000 residents, and its close proximity to the CBD makes this an area where property is always sought after.

Facts about East Melbourne

“Melbourne in autumn. Mellow yet crisp. The occasional keen wind. Good for the nerve ends.”
– Jack Hibberd

  1. The Melbourne Cricket Ground is Australia’s largest sporting ground and was the principal stadium for the 1956 Summer Olympics.
  2. The locality of Jolimont is an unbounded suburb in East Melbourne. It is very small and mostly made up by the MCG, but has its own railway station.

Architecture in East Melbourne

East Melbourne’s origins as an affluent suburb led to a rich architectural history that includes architectonic gems like the Parliament House of Victoria (built in 1856), the old Treasury Building (built in 1857) and the Commonwealth Government Offices (built from 1912 to 1914).

In terms of residential property, some of Melbourne’s earliest houses can be found in East Melbourne. One of the most famous remnant mansions is the blue stone colonial mansion, Bishopscourt. One of the largest and oldest mansions in East Melbourne, it was completed in 1853 and showcases a rare example of the application of bluestone gothic in residential architecture.

East Melbourne has a remarkable collection of terrace housing, as well as Art Deco houses and apartment buildings.

Modern real estate in East Melbourne

The 2016 census found that East Melbourne is made up of just over 2,100 occupied private dwellings. The majority of these (74.5%) are flats or apartments, with 17.9% being semi-detached houses and townhouses. Separate houses make up 7.1% of properties in East Melbourne.

Commission structures in East Melbourne can be divided into fixed or tiered commission, according to the terms that are negotiated with the agent. The agent commission rate in East Melbourne is 2.29% on average, but commission rates may vary.

Finding the right real estate agent in East Melbourne

Don’t feel stuck for choice when selling your East Melbourne home. Simply completing the form above will give you peace of mind in the form of a comprehensive comparative analysis of real estate agents in your area.