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List of Top Darwin Real Estate Agents

There is a huge difference between good and bad agents.

The best agents don’t just sell loads of properties - they sell them faster and at higher values. We've collected data on all of the top agents in Darwin below, so you can see what kind of difference an experienced agent makes.

In the past 12 months, Darwin real estate agents have sold 231 properties. Most properties sold were units.

We have compiled a list of agents that are based in Darwin. It's important to understand that each individual agent has a differing amount of experience and skills, even those working under the same agency. Finding the best real estate agent ensures that you have the necessary resources to sell your property for more and for less hassle.

Which Real Estate Agent calculates a list of 3 top local agents from all agent sales data in the area, personalised to your property. Get started with our agent comparison tool.

Which Real Estate Agent's Best Darwin Agents

Good agent selection means you increase your chances dramatically of a higher property price and an easy, quick sale. We can calculate a shortlist of top agents through our agent comparison tool.

To start selling, it's best to speak with a top-performing local real estate agent who has experience with properties like yours and can work well with you.

A suitable agent should be focused on selling property near yours (bonus for the same street!), experienced at selling property like yours, have a strong history of successful negotiations, and possess a personality that works well with potential buyers and yourself. Most agents have a particular focus, e.g. houses within a certain area, price bracket, and a ranking within their agency. We do everything we can to identify these agents for you.

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What To Pay Your Darwin Agent

The lowest fee should not be your top requirement in an agent. Rather, you should look for agents that can strongly back up their fee structure and commission rate.

An agent with a strong sales background in selling quickly and for a higher price will often cover their fee and more. Receive a shortlist of top agents in the local Darwin area from our agent comparison tool to sell confidently.

Darwin is one of the more expensive suburbs in Australia when it comes to real estate agent commission rates. Experience has shown us that real estate agent commission rates in Darwin average around 2.5%.

Compared to other areas in Australia, the commission rate in Darwin is higher - remember that you can negotiate with your real estate agent about their fees and commissions, as well as inclusions on marketing fees.

2.5%
Darwin Average Commission Rate
~2.1%
National Average Commission Rate

Use the real estate agent fee calculator below to determine how much it may cost to sell your property in Northern Territory. Amounts calculated include 10% GST, but exclude other costs an agent may charge such as advertising and marketing.

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The data on this website, including in the graphs and calculator, is approximate in nature and should not be relied upon.

Talking to a top local real estate agent is a good first step to determine what you may be required to pay to sell your property and to understand the local property market.

The graph and calculator use data collected by Which Real Estate Agent in 2019, and provides a state-wide average estimation of commission rate. The data presented should only be used as an indication of what you may be required to pay.

Be careful of extra fees that may be charged by a real estate agent. We recommend you properly review the agency agreement and cost schedules, so there are no surprises when you are presented with the final bill.

There is almost always room to negotiate commissions with agents. Do not be afraid to ask for an agent fee structure that favours your situation and ensures the agent does their job.

However, remember that an agent willing to drop their agent fees to rock-bottom are not likely to have your best interests at heart. Make sure you’re not just padding out someone else’s sales statistics - you should spend a little more to make more.

Need more information about agent fees or costs? Read our comprehensive guide to the fees charged by agents here.

Frequently Asked Questions

SHOULD I SELL MY HOUSE IN Darwin IN 2024?

According to our data, you may want to consider selling your Darwin property in 2024.

Our data suggests that there has been little movement or insufficient data to evaluate property value changes over the past 10 years.

According to other recent data, units/apartment values have increased by 15.5% over the past 12 months.

To find out how to sell your house and to find the best agent, click here.

WHAT IS MY HOUSE PRICE ESTIMATE?

There are several variables that can affect property values in Darwin. To accurately estimate the value of your Darwin property, these variables need to be taken into account.

One of the most significant, but surprising, contributors to your property price is proximity to loud areas or industry.

Several nearby types of infrastructure may drive your house value estimation down. Public infrastructure such as busy roads or flight paths could generate a lot of noise pollution which may deter some buyers, leading to your property selling at a lower price.

With so many potential factors affecting a property’s price, it’s best to do some research before talking to agents.

Figure out the value of your home, and start your selling journey with some confidence. Get started by requesting a property appraisal from an agent today.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO SELLING MY Darwin HOUSE?

There’s a lot to think about when selling your Darwin property, and a lot of it happens before signing up with an agent.

It’s a good idea to start with some independent research, before committing to selling your Darwin property. Start by looking at property market statistics which will give you an idea of property values and price trends. Speak with a few agents to see what they think of your property, and how to best market and sell your home.

Making mistakes at this stage could cost you a lot of time and money. Hiring an experienced local real estate agent betters your chances of a hassle-free selling process that ends in a good result for you.

If you need more in-depth information on each step of the selling process, read our comprehensive guide on selling here.

HOW DO I FIND THE BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT IN Darwin?

To find the top agents in your area, look into the sales histories and statistics behind each agent in your area. The best indicator is experience selling similar properties in the local area. This equates to knowledge behind positioning the property to the target market and an active list of prospective buyers that ultimately assists in achieving the best price.

Interview multiple agents to get a feel for fees and quality, and ask for as much proof as possible that they can do the job well.

Get more guides on choosing or finding the best agents here. Get a free shortlist of real estate agents in Darwin by using our real estate agent comparison tool. We look into agents who sell quickly for the highest prices to ensure you get the best result.

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If an agent we suggest is successful in selling your home, they pay us an industry-standard referral fee. If the agent is unsuccessful, there is no fee payable.

This means it is in our best interest to find a top-performing real estate agent that can sell your property with minimum fuss.

IS YOUR AGENT ANALYSIS BIASED IN ANY WAY?

No. In comparison to our competitors, we do NOT have a limited database of agents to work with. We do not have special agreements with any agents or agencies for property sales.

Which Real Estate Agent is unique in that we carefully analyse the local agents in the area and base our recommendations upon individual agent sales histories and customer reviews.

In addition, we receive the same referral fee regardless of which suggested agent is chosen by you. We only receive the fee if the property is sold.

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Darwin Suburb Overview

Darwin is the capital city of the NT, Australia. Situated on the Timor Sea, Darwin has a population of 127,500, making it by far the largest and most populated city in the sparsely populated NT, but the least populous of all Australia’s capital cities. It is the smallest and most northerly of the Australian capital cities, and acts as the Top End ‘s regional centre. Darwin has grown from a pioneer outpost and small port into one of Australia’s most modern and multicultural cities.

Its proximity to Asia makes it an important Australian gateway to countries such as Indonesia and East Timor. The Stuart Highway begins in Darwin, ending at Port Augusta in South Australia. The city itself is built on a low bluff overlooking the harbour. Its suburbs spread out over some area, beginning at Lee Point in the north and stretching to Berrimah in the east

The original inhabitants of the greater Darwin area are the Larrakia people. On 9 September 1839, HMS Beagle sailed into Darwin harbour during its surveying of the area. John Clements Wickham named the region “Port Darwin” in honour of their former shipmate Charles Darwin, who had sailed with them on the ship’s previous voyage which had ended in October 1836. The settlement there became the town of Palmerston in 1869, and was renamed Darwin in 1911. Having been almost entirely rebuilt twice, once due to Japanese air raids during World War II, and again after being devastated by Cyclone Tracy in 1974, the city is one of Australia’s most modern capitals.

The Aboriginal people of the Larrakia language group were the first inhabitants of the greater Darwin area. They had trading routes with Southeast Asia, and imported goods from as far afield as South and Western Australia. Established songlines penetrated throughout the country, allowing stories and histories to be told and retold along the routes.

The Dutch visited Australia’s northern coastline in the 1600s, and created the first European maps of the area. This accounts for the Dutch names in the area, such as Arnhem Land and Groote Eylandt. The first British person to see Darwin harbour appears to have been Lieutenant John Lort Stokes of HMS Beagle on 9 September 1839. The ship’s captain, Commander John Clements Wickham, named the port after Charles Darwin, the British naturalist who had sailed with them both on the earlier second expedition of the Beagle. In the early 1870s Darwin felt the effects of a gold rush at Pine Creek after employees of the Australian Overland Telegraph Line found gold while digging holes for telegraph poles.

In early 1875 Darwin’s European population had grown to approximately 300 because of the gold rush. On 17 February 1875 the SS Gothenburg left Darwin en route for Adelaide. The approximately 88 passengers and 34 crew included government officials, circuit-court judges, Darwin residents taking their first furlough, and miners. While travelling south along the north Queensland coast, the Gothenburg encountered a cyclone-strength storm and was wrecked on a section of the Great Barrier Reef. Only 22 men survived, while between 98 and 112 people perished. Many passengers who perished were Darwin residents and news of the tragedy severely affected the small community, which reportedly took several years to recover.

In 1863, the NT was annexed from New South Wales by the young colony of South Australia. On 5 February 1869, George Goyder, the Surveyor-General of South Australia, established a small settlement of 135 people at Port Darwin. Goyder named the settlement Palmerston, after the British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston. In 1870, the first poles for the Overland Telegraph were erected in Darwin, connecting Australia to the rest of the world. The discovery of gold at Pine Creek in the 1880s further boosted the young colony’s development. On transfer to federal administration in 1911, Darwin became the city’s official name.

The period between 1911 and 1919 was filled with political turmoil, particularly with trade union unrest, which culminated on 17 December 1918. Led by Harold Nelson, some 1000 demonstrators marched to Government House at Liberty Square in Darwin where they burnt an effigy of the Administrator of the NT John Gilruth and demanded his resignation. The incident became known as the ‘ Darwin Rebellion ‘. Their grievances were against the two main NT employers: Vestey

Around 10,000 Allied troops arrived in Darwin in the early 1940s at the outset of World War II, in order to defend Australia’s northern coastline. On 19 February 1942 at 0957, 188 Japanese warplanes attacked Darwin in two waves. It was the same fleet that had bombed Pearl Harbor, though a considerably larger number of bombs were dropped on Darwin than on Pearl Harbor. The attack killed at least 243 people and caused immense damage to the town. These were by far the most serious attacks on Australia in time of war, in terms of fatalities and damage. They were the first of many raids on Darwin.

Despite this major attack, Darwin’s development was furthered considerably during the war, with sealed roads constructed connecting the region to Alice Springs in the south and Mount Isa in the south-east, and Manton Dam built in the south to provide the city with water. On Australia Day 1959, Darwin was granted city status.

On 25 December 1974, Darwin was struck by Cyclone Tracy, which killed 71 people and destroyed over 70% of the town’s buildings, including many old stone buildings such as the Palmerston Town Hall, which could not withstand the lateral forces generated by the strong winds. After the disaster, 30,000 people of a then population of 43,000 were evacuated, in what turned out to be the biggest airlift in Australia’s history. The town was subsequently rebuilt with newer materials and techniques during the late 1970s by the Darwin Reconstruction Commission, led by former Brisbane Lord Mayor Clem Jones. A satellite city of Palmerston was built 20 km south of Darwin in the early 1980s.

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