Real Estate Agents in Geelong

Town of Geelong near Melbourne, Colourfull teepees on the beach front.

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

In states overrun with real estate agents, it is difficult to sift through the rest to find the best. Let us help you do that by completing the form above, and before you know it, your home will be sold.

Modern real estate in Geelong

The 2016 census found that Geelong is made up of 102,639 private dwellings. The majority of these (86.6%) are separate houses, with 9.9% and 2.6% of these being semi-detached houses and flats or apartments respectively.

In 2017, Geelong was one of the strongest performing regional markets. The city has seen strong growth in its property market of late, and experts believe that this is a trend that will continue for some time.

Commission structures in Geelong can be divided into fixed or tiered commission, according to the terms that are negotiated with the real estate agent. The agent commission rate in Geelong is 2.23% on average, but commission rates may vary.

A smart city to watch

“Fifty years ago Australia rode on the sheep’s back and wool was worth a pound a pound and no one could think beyond that, could they? No one could have imagined this wonderful new economy that we’ve grown based on other resources.”
– Tim Flannery

Known as the Gateway City because of its central location to surrounding Victorian regional centres, Geelong is the second-largest city in the state of Victoria.

The area surrounding the city was first surveyed three weeks after Melbourne in 1838, and its post office opened in June 1840. It was during this time, and as a result of European settlement that wool production first emerged in the region, and for many years Geelong was known as the wool centre of the world.

Later, Geelong would diversify into manufacturing, becoming one of the largest manufacturing centres in the country, with industries such as ropeworks, wool and paper mills.

The city’s port provided the perfect distribution point for products that were in high demand.

Today, Geelong is establishing itself as one of the leading non-capital Australian cities, and is emerging as a hub for health, education and advanced manufacturing.

The tourism industry is thriving, and the annual Festival of Sails draws large crowds from all over the country.

Facts about Geelong

  1. Geelong’s name derives from Djillong, the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region, which is thought to mean “cliffs” or “land”.
  2. The first long-distance telephone call in Victoria was made from Geelong to Queenscliff just a year after the invention of the telephone, on 8 January 1878.
  3. Geelong is located less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne.
  4. The city of Geelong spans across an area of 918.79 square kilometres.
  5. Geelong consists of more than 60 suburbs, and has a population of almost 280,000 people.

Architecture in Geelong

As major industry in Geelong has closed, Geelong is evolving into a tourist town, and heritage buildings dating from the era of the gold rush and wool industry have been converted into restaurants, bars, art galleries, cafes and accommodation.

Devlin Apartments is located in the old tech school, and the White Rabbit Brewery & Barrel Hall and the Little Creatures Brewery are located in what used to be wool mills.

The old paper mills have been turned into an art and culture precinct, and the Boom Gallery has transformed a wool mill into an eclectic and dynamic exhibition space.

Finding the right real estate agent in Geelong

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