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Good real estate agents?

By BlueMonday - 17 February 2009 78

I’m looking for recommendations for a decent real estate agent for a friend to sell their home in Harrison. 

I’ve done a search of the archives (not much to help me there), and I know that I may get plenty of ‘isn’t that an oxymoron?’ type replies … but I’d really like some genuine suggestions please. 

Names, companies, offices, etc.  Also, any to avoid.  Rather than use a scattergun approach in locating one, I’m trying to use RiotACT to narrow my search down through people’s real experiences and recommendations.

Thanking you all in anticipation.

What’s Your opinion?


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78 Responses to
Good real estate agents?
Deckard 4:49 pm 17 Feb 09

Sorry, Was happening WHEN

Deckard 4:48 pm 17 Feb 09

Mr Evil said :

What is happening to RiotACT – suddenly we’re becoming the site for advice on where to find a good gardener/real estate agent/plumber/brain surgeon/pizza/massage/coffee????

What’s this ‘suddenly’??

Was happening I started checking this place out a couple of years ago.

johnboy 4:47 pm 17 Feb 09

Er, this sort of thing has always been in the editorial mix.

Mr Evil 4:43 pm 17 Feb 09

What is happening to RiotACT – suddenly we’re becoming the site for advice on where to find a good gardener/real estate agent/plumber/brain surgeon/pizza/massage/coffee????

trevar 4:40 pm 17 Feb 09

Having rented in Canberra for many years, and having recently bought a house, I would recommend The Real Estate Shop in Erindale, and Lanyon RE in Calwell. Never had any good experiences with any others.

jessieduck 4:28 pm 17 Feb 09

James at LJ Hooker Q’beyan is a top bloke

The Brad 4:22 pm 17 Feb 09

MsCheeky said :

The ‘sell your own’ people are CanReps. I used them when I sold my last house in 2000. I thought they were good, though you do have to be prepared to put in some time yourself for open houses. Also worth noting that, as the ads say, everyone goes to allhomes.com these days. You’re reaching your audience easily there. I strongly question the value an agent provides when you’re selling your house, particularly at what they charge. I guess a lot depends on the property – if its a good one, I would definitely be inclined to give it a go myself first. It doesn’t cost much to do that.

That’s the one. I sold my house via them after 1 weekend of open house.

tylersmayhem 4:05 pm 17 Feb 09

Debbie Maddigan from Peter Blackshaw Manuka is brilliant.

MsCheeky 4:05 pm 17 Feb 09

The ‘sell your own’ people are CanReps. I used them when I sold my last house in 2000. I thought they were good, though you do have to be prepared to put in some time yourself for open houses. Also worth noting that, as the ads say, everyone goes to allhomes.com these days. You’re reaching your audience easily there. I strongly question the value an agent provides when you’re selling your house, particularly at what they charge. I guess a lot depends on the property – if its a good one, I would definitely be inclined to give it a go myself first. It doesn’t cost much to do that.

Lady_from_Holt 4:03 pm 17 Feb 09

Tim McInnes or Peter Walker from Peter Blackshaw Belconnen – both great!

fox 3:58 pm 17 Feb 09

Oh yeah names – Maree van Arkel at Peter Blackshaw Dickson and Andrew Chamberlain in Manuka.

The Brad 3:54 pm 17 Feb 09

What’s the name of the group where you do the open house work, and the company puts an ad on allhomes, and gives you a sign for open house day.
You save thousands, and it’s not that difficult to do.

Unfortunately, I can’t recall the name of the group. 🙁

caf 3:53 pm 17 Feb 09

Oh names – Maree Van Arkel.

caf 3:52 pm 17 Feb 09

Having recently gone through the buying experience, I can say that should we sell Peter Blackshaw Dickson will likely be getting our business.

fox 3:44 pm 17 Feb 09

I’ve sold through Peter Blackshaw Manuka and Dickson – very happy with them, but I wouldn’t recommend LJ Hooker Belconnen.

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