The best real estate agents in Wollongong

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Shoalhaven, Kiama, Wollongong and their surrounds offer up many real estate agents with strong local knowledge – but who should you choose? Photo: Envato Elements.

Do you want to buy, sell, or rent in Wollongong? If your answer is yes, a great real estate agent can make the process fast, easy and pain-free.

If you’re selling, your agent can assist with preparing your property for sale, coordinating advertising, running open houses and tours, and securing the best possible price.

If you’re buying or renting, your agent can help you find a home that meets your needs and budget. Once you’ve found your dream property, they can then help you navigate the negotiation process.

In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a real estate agent, and share where to find the best in Wollongong.

What makes a great real estate agent?

Choosing the right real estate agent can take the worry out of buying or selling. They can also help fast-track results.

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a real estate agent in Wollongong:

  • Qualified. This sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s still essential to check that your agent is fully qualified and licensed. This will give you peace of mind that they have what it takes to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
  • Hard working. The best real estate agents in Wollongong are proactive. They work as hard as required to sell your property or find one you want to buy.
  • Market knowledge. You’ll want a real estate agent who knows the current market. This is someone who knows Illawarra property and price points – one who has substantial market knowledge.
  • Client service. Choose a real estate agent who makes you their number one priority. Yes, all agents have more than one client on their books but that shouldn’t affect your level of service.
  • Professional approach. The best real estate agents are professional, approachable, punctual and well presented. You’ll want to feel comfortable working with them.

The best real estate agents in Wollongong

Region Illawarra’s editorial team has compiled a comprehensive list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best in Wollongong series, each business needs to have maintained a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google and Facebook, and have plenty of positive reviews.

MMJ Wollongong

One of nine MMJ offices around Australia developed over since 1960, MMJ Wollongong has the largest suite of real estate services out of any provider in the Illawarra region.

MMJ Wollongong's unique offering won them the Real Estate Institute of NSW's Large Commercial Agency Award in 2022.

This agency has an unparalleled awareness of their local community, making them a smart choice for anybody looking to buy, sell, lease, invest in or develop their Illawarrian home.

Stone Illawarra / Wollongong

Stone Illawarra / Wollongong does things differently.

This agency has fine-tuned its ability to track, predict, and leverage trends in real estate for the Illawarra region.

The team of 40-strong experts in buying, selling, renting and property management believes success starts with the client- their wants, needs and deal breakers.

Stone Illawarra / Wollongong uses detailed local insights (updated by the minute) to tailor your campaign to a specific target audience and drive home a great sale.

Elite Property Group Illawarra

Elite Property Group Illawarra is an independent One Agency office proudly boasting the highest sales average in Albion Park.

This agency has earned the respect of the region through its passionate support of local initiatives run by community groups, schools and charities.

Principals Matthew Crockett and Aaron Blackburn work alongside their team to deliver the best possible result for every client and encourage intelligent growth throughout Albion Park, Calderwood, Dapto, Haywards Bay and beyond.

Right Choice Real Estate

Founded over three decades ago, Right Choice Real Estate boasts one of the most accomplished teams in Illawarra's real estate.

This agency sells a property every day on average and brings over a century of experience to the region from its offices in Albion Park and Shellharbour City.

Right Choice Real Estate's clients enjoy great attention to detail, genuine customer care, and a killer sales strategy designed by residential experts who value trust above all else.

Belle Property Illawarra

Founded in 2011 by Co-principals Nicole and Darren Kay, Belle Property Illawarra specialises in residential and commercial property sales, management and leasing throughout Wollongong.

With decades of experience and hundreds of sales between them, Nicole and Darren have led the Illawarra team to become Belle Property's No.2 Office in Australia.

Whether a luxury home, cottage or studio, Belle Property Illawarra is devoted to providing six-star service and achieving the highest possible sale price for every client.

If you’re looking for more information on real estate in Wollongong, you might also like our articles on the best property managers, best conveyancers, and best mortgage brokers Wollongong has to offer.

Your experience with real estate agents in Wollongong

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback. If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Do you have experience with any of the Illawarra real estate agents listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I select a real estate agent?

Research the websites of real estate agencies for their services and experience. Then meet a few agents to have a chat. That way, you’ll determine whether you can work together and whether the agent is friendly, approachable and transparent. Also ask about their sales record and their process for working with clients.

How can I test an agent’s market knowledge?

You can ask potential agents for written information to test their market knowledge of Wollongong. They should be able to provide data on different areas of the capital, including listings, sales, demographics, schools, transport, amenities and growth. They should be able to discuss the pros and cons of different areas of Wollongong.

How much commission do real estate agents charge?

This varies from one real estate agency to another, so it’s best to discuss fees and charges with agents before you sign one up.

Should I ask for references from recent clients?

It’s a good idea to ask for references from recent clients. High-performing, confident agents will happily provide you with written testimonials or phone numbers for recent clients.

How do real estate agents work?

All agents have systems and processes in place to conduct their work. The best have great information technology systems that they use to provide top-quality service. Ask potential agents to explain how they work so you know up front what you can expect. This includes how they’ll communicate with you, and how often.

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