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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 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 According to You

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

Independent Property Group

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.

One recent seller, Ange, had this to say “We sold numerous properties with Jon, simultaneously, and for each and every property he went over and above for us. He takes extreme pride in his work and his personal approach made a very strenuous time far more manageable for our growing family. Highly recommended..”

Ray White Canberra

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.

Shop 3 Josephson St
Belconnen ACT 2617
McIntyre Property

McIntyre Property

Located in Lanyon Marketplace Conder, Colin, Jo and their team of agents are routinely sought after to sell and manage properties right across Canberra. Col and Jo started as a small boutique agency in 2007, with just one other team member. Now McIntyre Property has grown to become the largest independently-owned full service agency offering property management and sales in Canberra.

The professional, reliable team at McIntyre Property has delivered outstanding service and incredible results to tenants, sellers, and buyers in the Canberra region. The Conder office is proud to offer ten respected sales agents and a wonderful support team.

With twenty-two years in the industry Col McIntyre and Jo Matters are well known in Canberra for their real estate expertise and their continuous community involvement with many charities and schools in the Canberra region.

McIntyre Property has an award-winning property management team, taking out the prestigious Property Management Team of the Year award at the Real Estate Industry ACT Awards in 2018. Col McIntyre has won Real Estate Agent of the Year in ACT two years running, 2016 and 2017.

The business boasts a steady stream of loyal clients, many whom Col and Jo would call good friends now, due in part to Col’s twenty-two years of industry experience and in-depth knowledge of Canberra, and also due to his down-to-earth and refreshingly honest nature and of course a little bit of humour.

4 Sidney Nolan St
Conder ACT 2906
Peter Blackshaw Real Estate

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.

“Highly skilled, professional and personable agent. Rhys is there to help every step of the way. We could not be happier with the level of service he has provided and comes highly recommended by us.” Says JessicaAljosa. 

91 NorthBourne Ave
Turner ACT 2612
Belle Property

Belle Property

New kids on the block, Belle Property has infiltrated the Canberra market and given traditional industry leaders a run for their money. They have demonstrated that true success comes from a team driven workplace where knowledge and resources are pooled as opposed to remaining exclusive.

The two year old office was opened by respected co-principals who’ve immersed themselves in the Canberra real estate industry for the past 17 years. They witnessed the shortcomings of a conventional operation and decided to improve the buying, selling and renting experience for all parties involved.

Think of them as property consultants here to coach and guide you through any real estate transaction with you remaining well informed and ultimately in control.

Although new to Canberra, a track record is already promising of where this team is headed. They have spearheaded some of the most successful Auction campaigns across the Canberra region using targeted marketing and expert negotiating to secure the most deserving of results.

Belle Property is an internationally supported and recognised boutique real estate brand known for their exceptional property presentation, cutting edge marketing and borderless reach. The Canberra office is nothing short of this as they take great pride in supporting some of the most personable, honest and trustworthy agents that share in the same values.

27/6 Trevillian Quay
Kingston ACT 2604
McGrath Belconnen/Gungahlin

McGrath Belconnen/Gungahlin

As the region’s leading estate agency, McGrath is committed to delivering the Canberra community an unparalleled real estate experience.

Our award-winning team of local agents and property investment managers are operating at the forefront of the industry and possess an intimate knowledge of the Canberra community.

Our role is to achieve a premium result for our clients that nobody else could. Every piece of our advice, every part of our DNA is designed to deliver that goal. We are fully invested and fully committed to delivering amazing client experiences and premium results.

We do this through constant communication with our clients and potential purchasers, through engaging and educating ourselves on a daily basis, through experience and energy and through the delivery of 6-star service.

We are heavily involved in our community through local relationships with schools, charity groups and sponsorships. We are particularly proud of our partnership with Youth Care Canberra.

YouthCARE Canberra is a unique and pro-active Outreach Program to improve the well-being and self-worth of the Canberra region’s alienated and excluded street youth. In the past 24 months we have donated $55,000 toward the ongoing operation of this special community service.

Agency principal Craig Chapman says “the reality of today’s fast paced and connected real estate space calls for quality, innovative and experienced professionals that are aligned with your every goal, this explains why we are the best of the best.”

Level 1, 46-50 Hibberson Street
Gungahlin ACT 2912

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Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra real estate agents.

If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Please comment below detailing your experience with Canberra based real estate agents. Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? Who would you steer clear of?

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Matt O'Callaghan 11:35 am 26 Sep 18

After dealing with one of the agency’s on this list (won’t name names, but one of the bigger franchises) and being constantly left in the dark, being let down after several empty promises and then eventually having my calls completely ignored I pulled my listing with them.
It had been a little over 4 months with very few inquiries (or at least the young gentleman had never informed me of them). I understand the property market takes time but the lack of communication combined with lack of empathy really helped make my decision.
Not wanting to repeat the same mistake I’d researched a few of smaller non-franchise agent’s in Canberra and ended up listing with a fellow by the name of Peter from Real Estate Australia (sounds like a franchise but it turns out they’re a smaller family operation). Ended up accepting an offer for about $15k over the asking price within 2 months and couldn’t be happier with the result. I was a little bit skeptical about this whole property styling business, but it paid off and then some.
Would highly recommend talking to Peter over at Real Estate Australia if you find yourself in the same shoes, I believe the website is and they’re based near Cooleman Court in Weston Creek.

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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