Real estate agents in Launceston

Launceston, river flowing between the mountain range. There is a house on the side of the mountain

The 2016 census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that roughly 1,142 real estate agents do business in Tasmania, working for 405 real estate establishments.

Selling or renting your property in Launceston 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 real estate agents in Launceston: simply fill out the form above.

Where two rivers meet

Despite being located in Australia’s smallest state, Launceston is the second-biggest city in Tasmania after Hobart, and is the twelfth-largest non-capital city in all of Australia. Taking its name after Launceston in Cornwall, this city’s heritage is distinctly English. After European settlement in 1806, Launceston quickly grew into an export centre, with a population of 2,000 in 1827.

Thanks to the discovery of tin at Mount Bischoff in 1871 and the establishment of gold mines in Beaconsfield in 1877, Launceston quickly expanded into an urban centre, and was officially declared a city in 1889. Today, Launceston is home to just over 84,000 people, and this city at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers is a leisure destination of note. Residents enjoy a myriad of activities, including water sports and golf courses.

Its close proximity to a number of vineyards is ideal for wine aficionados, and outdoor buffs will enjoy visiting Cataract Gorge (located just a brisk walk from the city centre), and the nearby Narawntapu National Park. The Northern Tasmanian Cricket Association Ground, footy at York Park and racing at Symmons Plains Raceway provide ample sporting action, and if you prefer the arts, be sure to drop by the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and the Launceston Tramway Museum.

Launceston has quite a few public and private schools, and its pastoral atmosphere makes it perfect for the whole family.

Facts about Launceston

The hot wind, born amid the burning sand of the interior of the vast Australian continent, sweeps over the scorched and cracking plains, to lick up their streams and wither herbage in its path, until it meets the waters of the great south bay; but in its passage across the straits it is reft of its fire, and sinks, exhausted with its journey at the feet of the terraced slopes of Launceston.
– Marcus Clarke

– When anaesthetic was first used in Launceston, it was also the first time that it had been used in the Southern Hemisphere.

– Launceston was also the first Australian city to be lit by hydroelectricity.

Architecture in Launceston

Thanks to it being one of Australia’s oldest cities, Launceston has a myriad of nineteenth and twentieth century architecture, and especially Federation style housing, characterised by gables featuring stylised images of Australian fauna and flora, the kookaburra, the Coat of Arms and rising sun. The Egyptian Revival style also features prominently in the Launceston synagogue. Art Deco, Victorian and Georgian style buildings can also be seen in Launceston, and the city’s explicit restriction of the height of buildings have served to preserve the character of the city and its architectural heritage.

Modern real estate in Launceston

The 2016 census stated that Launceston has a total of 1,236 occupied private dwellings. 38.1% of these are separate houses, 32.2% are semi-detached houses or townhouses, and 23.9% are flats or apartments.

Commission structures in Launceston 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 Launceston is 2.56% on average, but commission rates may vary among agents.

Finding the right real estate agent in Launceston

Despite the affordability of property in Tasmania, it 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.