Buyer’s Agent Preston – Suburb Profile (updated March 2021)

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Buying a property in Preston can be a daunting and difficult process. For many of us, buying property is something we only do a few times in our lives.

A buyers advocate (also known as a buyers agent or property finder) can be an enormous help when buying a home or investment property by:

  • removing the stress and frustration of buying a home
  • saving you time and allowing you to get your weekends back
  • saving you from having to deal with the tactics of real estate agents

Questions such as “where can I find a home I can afford”, “am I paying too much?”, “where can I find someone to bid for me at auction” are easily answered with the assistance of a buyer’s agent specialising in the Preston area.

A buyers advocate can manage the entire buying process for you or, where you have found a property, negotiate on your behalf with the agent or bid at auction for you.

WE MAKE IT EASY to get your weekends back and find the perfect home or investment property in Preston for a LOW FLAT FIXED FEE. We guide you through the entire process, from selecting a home, market appraisal, negotiating/bidding to the final inspection, and help you purchase with confidence.

We also offer a service for vendors selling in Preston. We offer our Vendor Advocacy service to our sellers at NO CHARGE.

Preston Suburb Profile

Preston is a suburb of Melbourne located just 9km north of the CBD with a population of approximately 32,851 (2016 Census QuickStats for Preston). It forms part of the City of Darebin, which also takes in the suburbs of Northcote, Thornbury, Kingsbury, Fawkner, Reservoir and Macleod.

Click here to visit the City of Darebin’s dedicated page about the community and history of Preston.

A view from across the park of a typical street in the Melbourne suburb of Preston

A neighbourhood street in the Melbourne suburb of Preston


The 21km Merri Creek traverses through Preston, with the creek’s only suspension bridge linking to the neighbouring suburb of Coburg.

A busy stretch of High Street runs through the centre of Preston and is home to some renowned live music venues and popular cafes.

The suburb has an array of shopping choices, from the many independent stores along High St and Plenty Road to the brand name outlets of Northland Shopping Centre. Additionally, the popular Preston Market draws the locals in every week for fresh produce, multicultural cuisines and artisan products.

Public Transport

Public transport in and out of Preston is excellent, with trains, trams and buses all passing through the suburb. The 86 and 11 trams, as well as the Mernda train line, all connect Preston to the CBD. Check the PTV website for up-to-date timetables.

Median house/apartment prices

This vibrant multicultural suburb has a range of residential options and the latest median sale prices can be found on the REIV profile for Preston.


Looking to buy in Melbourne and sick of missing out at auction? Talk to me about how I can help you buy your new home faster, for less.

Give me a call on 03 9686 2288 to discuss how I can help. I offer a free consultation, so why not call today?

Wendy Chamberlain from Chamberlain Property Advocates

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With a passion for all things real estate spanning 20 years, Wendy loves that her role as a Buyers and Sellers Advocate gives her buying and selling clients an experienced voice they can trust when it comes to negotiating to buy or sell something as important as their home or investment. Wendy considers it a privilege to be asked to help others realise such an important goal as home ownership and to be trusted with that honour. Get in touch today via for a no obligation chat about how Wendy can work with you and help you save time and money to secure your new home sooner.