The best real estate agents in North Canberra

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Buying or selling in the North Canberra? You’ll need a reliable real estate agent with a proven track record of excellent results who provides stellar customer service. You’ll also want one who knows North Canberra well. This way, you’ll sell at the right price or source that perfect property to invest in or live in.In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a real estate agent, and share where to find the best in North Canberra.

What makes a great real estate agent?

Choosing the right real estate agent can make buying and selling as easy as possible. And choosing an agent with knowledge and experience in North Canberra provides additional reassurance if that’s your chosen location.

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

  • Market insight. The best real estate agents in North Canberra have market expertise and insight. They know the area well, including what it offers and what market prices are.
  • Passion and dedication. You’ll want a real estate agent who is both passionate about the industry and dedicated to helping you secure the best possible outcome.
  • Honest and upfront. A real estate agent who is honest and upfront instills confidence. It can also save you time, and even money.
  • Negotiation expertise. You’ll want a real estate agent with excellent negotiation skills, who will help you land the best possible deal.
  • Communications skills. Choose a real estate agent you feel comfortable with. This is an agent who communicates clearly and keeps you informed every step of the way.

The best real estate agents in North Canberra

Riotact’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Independent Inner North and City

The success of Independent Inner North and City is built around providing quality staff training and support. This positions the team to provide high-quality real estate services and the best possible experience for clients.

Independent Inner North and City has a proven track record and has won multiple awards. Twice it won Excellence Agency of the Year (Real Estate Institute of the ACT). The team has also been Independent Property Group’s Sales Office of the Year for four years running.

With a combined 50 years within Independent, principals Grahame O’Brien and Chris Uren lead a strong sales team supported by experienced administrative staff. The highly motivated team continually adapts to meet market demands.

Honest, integrity and strong communications are hallmarks of the team at Independent Inner North and City. The team knows Canberra’s Inner North well and has broken sales records in the area.

On Google, Wendy Johnson wrote, “I sold the property I had lived in for 20 +plus years through Grahame O’Brien and Chris Uren and was impressed with the sincere and considered advice, wealth of knowledge and honesty I received throughout the process, from the first meeting to post sale. It’s reassuring to use highly experienced and knowledgeable agents you trust.”

LJ Hooker Dickson

LJ Hooker is one of the most recognisable names in real estate in Australia, and the team in Dickson lives up to that reputation. LJ Hooker Dickson is devoted to doing whatever it takes to help make real estate dreams a reality. They know North Canberra well and are available to provide free appraisals.

Stephen Foster wrote on Google, “Thoroughly professional. North Canberra is well served by agents with energy and integrity.”

Luton Properties Dickson

Conveniently located in Dickson, North Canberra Luton Properties offers industry-leading service, a professional attitude, and insightful local knowledge. It’s passionate team of professionals knows North Canberra exceptionally well.

Paige Reid wrote on Google, “I wouldn't have wanted anyone else to sell my home. Aniko and Peter were lovely, unflappable and professional. We sold our flat from a different country and were 100% confident leaving things in their hands …”

Harcourts Prime Residential

Harcourts Prime Residential services real estate clients with knowledge, expertise, honesty and integrity. With residential and commercial, Harcourts Prime Residential knows North Canberra well. The team believes that successful buying and selling of real estate is all about people.

Falcon Abe wrote on Google, “Tim and Karon's knowledge of the market and of property in general is excellent. They offered sound advice without being pushy and persisted in a difficult market to get the outcome we wanted, keeping us updated frequently.”


Founded by long-time Canberran and former school teacher Holly Komorowski, Dickson-based home.byholly provides a positive, knowledgeable and personal approach to real estate. As a boutique agency, it uses creative and innovative marketing methodology - which is evident in its branding, property videos and website - to make listings stand out.

On Google, Lexie Webster wrote, “We made the right decision to put the selling of our much-loved home in the hands of Holly and her team. Holly was outstanding in her professionalism and the whole process from pre-listing to sale was stress free."

If you’re looking for more information on real estate in Canberra, you might like our articles on the best real estate agents and best commercial real estate agents across the city, as well as the best real estate agents in Woden, South Canberra, Tuggeranong, Belconnen and Gungahlin. You might also like our article on the best property managers Canberra has to offer.

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Your experience with real estate agents in North Canberra

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a great North Canberra real estate agent?

If you want to live or invest in North Canberra, choose an agent with in-depth knowledge of the area and a track record in selling in the area.

How do I select a real estate agent?

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

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 potential real estate 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 can I test my agent’s market knowledge?

You can ask potential real estate agents for written information to test their market knowledge of an area like North Canberra. They should be able to provide information on listings, sales, demographics, schools, transport, amenities and growth. They should be able to discuss the pros and cons of different areas.

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Wendy Johnson4:03 pm 24 Mar 21

I sold the property I had lived in for 20 plus years through Grahame O’Brien and Chris Uren at Independent Inner North and City, even though my home wasn’t in that area. I was 100 per cent impressed with the sincere and considered advice, wealth of knowledge and honesty I received throughout the entire process, from the first meeting to post sale. It’s reassuring to use highly experienced and knowledgeable agents you trust and know will do the very best to sell your property as quickly as possible and for the best price possible. No pushy sales techniques here. Just straightforward information that is complete and reliable.

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