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The Best Real Estate Agents in Canberra

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The best real estate agents in Canberra? Photo: Jack Mohr.

Whether you’re selling, buying, or looking for a property to rent, a qualified, trusted real estate agent can help make the entire process as fast, easy, and pain-free as possible.

If you are selling, a real estate agent can assist with preparing your property for sale, engage in all necessary advertising activities, run open houses and tours, and eventually secure you the best possible price.

If you are buying, the best estate agents can help you discover a home that meets your specific needs, while falling under budget. Once you’ve found your dream property, they can offer support as you navigate the complex negotiation process.

Either way, a hard-working real estate agent is essential.

In this article, we’ll share with you our top five picks for real estate agents servicing the Canberra region. We believe these agents are some of the best in the business and are able to take the stress out of buying, selling, and moving house.

Let’s get right to it.

What makes a skilled and trusted real estate agent?

Not all real estate agents have your best interest at heart. And, even those that do don’t always have the skills and know-how necessary to secure the deal.

So, what exactly makes a great real estate agent stand out from the rest? Here are a few traits we believe all skilled and trusted agents in Canberra have.

Keep in mind, if you have something extra to add to this list, share it in the comments section below. We’d love to read your feedback.

  • All relevant qualifications. This point should go without saying – the very best real estate agents have all relevant qualifications and licences. These guarantee that your estate agent has the fundamental knowledge and capacity to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Proactive. The best real estate agents in Canberra are proactive. What do we mean by this? They actively seek out properties that match your unique requirements. And, they always recommend your property to potential buyers.
  • Knowledgeable. The greatest real estate agents know the tricks of the trade and understand the complex and ever-changing nature of negotiation. Whatever challenge you face, they can help you overcome it.
  • Put you as priority number one. The best real estate agents work for you – their client. Yes, they may have multiple clients at one time, but you should be able to rest easy knowing you and your family are priority number one. The outcome should be beneficial to you, not the other party.
  • Professional. Last but not least, the best real estate agents are friendly, yet always act professionally. That means showing up on time, well-dressed, and ready to work. After all, they are representing you and your property. Near enough simply isn’t good enough.

Canberra’s Best Real Estate Agents

The following businesses are not rated in any particular order, but have been included based on our readers feedback.

Peter Blackshaw Real Estate

Established in 1988 by Peter Blackshaw, Peter Blackshaw Real Estate has become one of the most trusted names in Australian real estate. As a pioneer and innovator of real estate marketing, Blackshaw set a high standard for fellow team members, and eventually other branches.

Today, the business is a multi-award-winning estate agency servicing many happy customers across the region. With a commitment to the community, a dedication to exceeding expectations, and unwavering integrity, buyers, sellers, and renters can feel confident with their futures in the hands of Peter Blackshaw Real Estate agents.

Independent Property Group

Since 1958, the team at Independent Property Group have been helping Canberra residents buy, sell, rent, and manage properties. Today, with hundreds of property experts on board, Independent offer some of the best real estate agent services in the business.

Independent’s secret to success is passion. Their team are incredibly passionate about what they do. They are always committed to achieving excellence and going above and beyond to deliver the best possible outcome.

With values of following through, keeping promises, and maintaining integrity, it’s no wonder Independent have taken home many coveted awards.

Luton Properties

Looking for a real estate agent with a proven track record? Luton Properties could be the agency for you. As Canberra’s largest privately owned agency, the passionate and committed team at Luton Properties can help you achieve exceptional results.

Since 1999, Luton Properties has held the record for the most sales in over 265 suburbs in the Canberra region. They sold more than 12,000 properties, with a huge 650 of these bringing in over $1 million dollars. They truly know the Canberra property market inside and out.

Whether you’re selling, buying, or looking to invest, their qualified team can help guide you in a strategically beneficial direction. They want the best possible outcome for their clients and are willing to do whatever it takes to make that a reality.

Ray White Canberra

Ray White is one of the most trusted names in Real Estate in Australia, and Ray White Canberra is no different. With an incredible team of dedicated real estate agents and property managers, you will secure the property of your dreams, or sell your current home for an optimal price.

Using industry-leading, unparalleled technology, Ray White Canberra can help you secure a home or find a buyer. With in-depth knowledge of the Canberra property market, Ray White’s Canberra agents are capable of pricing your home correctly and securing you the best possible deal.

Plus, Ray White Canberra works closely with renters to help them discover a property that meets their budget and timeline requirements. Moving to a new house can be stressful – so work with an agent you can rely on.

McIntyre Property

Since 2007, McIntyre Property has served the buyers, sellers, and renters of the Canberra region. Today, they continue to be one of the most respected real estate agents in the area.
With a solid team of committed professionals, McIntyre Property prides themselves on their customer services and stellar reputation.

With extreme attention to detail, they will make sure your property yields the best returns. Not only does the team at McIntyre Property continually bring in the best possible results for their clients, they also secure some of the industry’s most coveted awards (“Sales Agent of the Year 2016” (Col McIntyre), “Rookie of the Year 2016” (Lisa Silberberg), “Medium Residential Agency of the Year 2015”, “Small Residential Agency of the Year 2007” and more.)

With that impressive track record, you can rest assured your property is in safe hands.

Your Experience with Real Estate Agents in the Canberra Region

Have you used any of the agents listed above? Maybe your go-to agent wasn’t mentioned. Share your experience with real estate agents in Canberra in the comments section below.

Discover Canberra’s thriving real estate scene right here on RiotACT.

Looking to buy? Find your dream home as you explore our featured property picks. Ready to rent? Uncover the perfect rental property for you and your family. Want to stay in the know? Get all the details on new developments in and around the capital, and keep up-to-date with the latest auction results.

RiotACT is home to all the real estate market information you need to land an incredible deal or discover a potential opportunity. Happy house hunting!

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spades 11:34 am 07 Feb 18

I own my own home as well as 3 investment properties across Sydney and Canberra.

My personal advice is that you cannot judge the performance of individual agents based on the agency they work for. There are no good real estate agencies, only good individual agents. Once upon a time I had the same (large, nationwide) real estate agency company handling both of my properties in Sydney. Same brand, different branches. The agent I had from their North Shore branch was absolutely shocking, but the one in their Western Sydney one was brilliant. The North Shore agency I got rid of, but been with the Western Sydney branch since I bought the property in 2007.

I’m going to finish off my post in saying this entire article is moot because it depends on the individual. Go talk to people with something to say about individual agents (not entire agencies).

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