Real Estate Agents in Perth

Perth city skyline from the South Perth foreshore. Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Photo taken at night. All the city lights are reflecting off the water.

According to statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and published by the Real Estate Institute of Australia, roughly 7,305 estate agents do business in the state of Western Australia, working for 3,083 real estate establishments.

Western Australia’s capital city, Perth, is home to 151,000 people, and the greater Perth area has 1.9 million inhabitants, making it the fourth most populous city in Australia.

Selling or renting your property in Perth 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 Perth: simply fill out the form above.

The sunniest capital city in the world

“I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!”
– Dorothea Mackellar

The city of Perth, located on Australia’s western coast, can lay claim to being the sunniest capital city in the world, with an average of eight hours of sunshine on any given day. Add to that the fact that the city has access to 12,500 km of coastline and 19 breathtaking beaches from Fremantle to Trigg, and all that sunshine certainly doesn’t go to waste.

Despite being the most isolated capital city in the world – Jakarta and Singapore are closer to Perth than Australia’s capital, Canberra – the Sandgropers of this Western Australian city also form a part of the city with the highest per capita number of self-made millionaires in the world. This is largely thanks to the region’s thriving mining industry: The Kalgoorlie mine is the world’s biggest producer of gold, Broom produces the most pearls in the world, and the Argyle mine is the world’s largest producer of diamonds.

Facts about Perth

  1. The sheer size of Western Australia is mind-blowing – if it was a country, it would rank among the top 10 biggest countries in the world.
  2. Perth’s closest neighbouring city, Adelaide, is 2,200km away.

3. Perth is known as the City of Light, resulting from the astronaut John Glenn’s orbit of the earth in 1962. Glenn could identify Perth from space because everyone had turned on their lights, making the city very visible.

4. The beach at Geographe Bay in Busselton has the southern hemisphere’s longest wooden jetty. It measures 1.8km and was built in 1853.

Architecture in Perth

Many buildings of architectural, cultural and historical importance can be found in the Perth Cultural Centre, including the Western Australian Museum, the State Library of Western Australia, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

The Perth Town Hall dates back to the late 1860s and was built by convict labourers. Founded at the end of the 19th century, the Perth Mint is the oldest working mint in Australia, and regular demonstrations make it a popular stop for tourists.

The Old Perth Observatory dates back to the late 19th century and stands close to two other significant architectural landmarks: the Parliament House and the Botanic Gardens. The New Perth Observatory, which opened in 1968, is located in the suburb of Bickley and still hosts regular viewings of the stars with a powerful telescope.

Modern real estate in Perth

The 2016 census stated that Greater Perth has a total of 690,284 occupied private dwellings. 76.9% of these are separate houses and 16% are semi-detached houses or townhouses.

Commission structures in Perth 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 Perth is 2.48% on average, but commission rates may vary among agents.

Finding the right real estate agent in Perth

A mining downturn in Western Australia has led to the real estate market showing only modest growth of late, which makes an experienced and qualified estate agent in this region indispensable.

Median house prices in Perth are lower than other big cities in Australia, and finding an agent you can trust to get the best price for your property is difficult when you don’t know where to look. Complete the form above to receive a comparison of real estate agents in Perth and surrounds, and to ensure you get the price you want.