Real Estate Agents in Hobart

View of Hobart from across the river at night. You can see the lights of the city reflecting on the water.

According to statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and published by the Real Estate Institute of Australia, roughly 1,142 real estate agents do business in Tasmania, working for 405 real estate establishments.

Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart, is home to 151,000 people, and the greater Hobart area has 222,356 inhabitants.

Selling or renting your property in Hobart can be challenging when you don’t have an experienced and knowledgeable real estate agent helping you. Perfect Agent has made it easy to find and compare estate agents in Hobart: simply fill out the form above.

The second oldest capital city in Australia

Perhaps the virtue of coming from a place like Tasmania is that you had the great gift of knowing that you were not the centre of things, yet life was no less where you were.
– Richard Flanagan

Tasmania is an island and a state within Australia’s territory. Nestled below the imposing structure of Mount Wellington, the capital city of Hobart was founded in 1804. Initially a penal colony, Hobart quickly evolved into a shipbuilding hub, thanks to an abundance of timber and one of the best deep-water ports in the region.

Tasmania was named after the Dutch explorer who first discovered the island in 1642, Abel Tasman. Hobart is the second-oldest capital city in Australia after Sydney in New South Wales.

Tasmania is Australia’s least urbanised state, with a population of just over 200,000. Today, Hobart has built a reputation of being tourist-friendly and liveable, and its low house prices, compared to other Australian cities, makes it a lucrative market for property sellers and investors alike.

Facts about Hobart

  1. The Dutch explorer who first discovered Tasmania and after which the island was named, Abel Tasman, never actually set foot on Tasmanian soil, and the flag was planted by the ship’s carpenter, whose name is unknown.
  2. The Thylacine that features on the Tasmanian coat of arms is a carnivorous marsupial that has long been extinct. These creatures were hunted out of existence due to their appetite for the sheep of local farmers.

3.The Huon Pine that is indigenous to Tasmania can live to be 4,000 years old when it isn’t cut down, but a small group of Huon Pine in Western Tasmania is thought to be about 10,000 years old.

4.Hobart is the second least populated Australian capital city.

5.The city is the last stop for explorers undertaking Antarctic expeditions and has become known as an Antarctic gateway.

Architecture in Hobart

The sandstone buildings constructed in Hobart during the 1830s and 1840s are a testament to a period of intelligence and culture that flourished in Tasmania during this time.

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the Royal Hobart Regatta and Hobart’s Theatre Royal were all constructed during this time in the city’s history.

The beautiful sandstone warehouses in Hobart that were also constructed in the mid 19th century can still be seen today.

Modern real estate in Hobart

The 2016 census stated that Greater Hobart has a total of 85,611 occupied private dwellings. 84.8% of these are separate houses, 6% are semi-detached houses or townhouses, and 8% are flats or apartments.

Commission structures in Hobart can be divided into fixed or tiered commission, according to the terms that are negotiated with the real estate agent helping you to sell. The agent commission rate in Hobart is 2.93% on average, but commission rates may vary among agents.

Property in Hobart is among the most affordable in Australia due to the relatively stable rural-urban migration.

Finding the right real estate agent in Hobart

Despite the affordability of property in Hobart, Tasmania is also experiencing its best property growth in quite some time, and median house prices are higher than ever.

This is great news for property sellers. Choosing an agent that can help you to sell your property at the highest possible price is an integral part of the selling process. Complete the form above, and Perfect Agent will help you to find the right agent for you.