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List of Top Geelong 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 Geelong below, so you can see what kind of difference an experienced agent makes.

In the past 12 months, Geelong real estate agents have sold 206 properties. Houses in Geelong spent 39 days on the market before selling and apartments 59 days. Most properties sold were units.

We have prepared a shortlist of agents operating in Geelong, but the agents on this list may not suit your style of property. Individual agent performance can vary significantly, even if the agents share the same agencies or office.

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 Geelong 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.

Properties Sold

206

(12 Months to May 2024)
Different Agents Used

32

(May 2024)
Different Agencies Used

11

(May 2024)

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.

We've crunched the numbers on properties sold in Geelong and have identified top agents that don’t just sell a lot of properties, but those that appear to sell for more and faster than their competitors.

Geelong Agents That Sell For Higher Prices

Suburb Avg.
$1,240,745
Top 3 Agents
$1,262,917

Top agents achieved 1.0x higher prices than the suburb average.

Agents with good negotiation skills and strong contacts in the local real estate industry can often bump your property values, covering their fees and getting more in your pocket.

Geelong Agents That Sell Faster

Suburb Avg.
103 Days
Top 3 Agents
44 Days

The top 3 agents in Geelong sell 2.3x faster than the suburb average.

Find an agent that can create an advertising strategy specially crafted for your Geelong property. Additionally, the agent with a strong list of potential buyers can prospect and negotiate a sale early in the campaign.

Geelong Agents With The Most Experience

Suburb Avg.
1
Top 3 Agents
2

Top agents achieved 2.0x more sales than the suburb average.

Top real estate agents in Geelong do not usually handle properties in just Geelong but also nearby suburbs that might not have similar property markets to Geelong. You need a top agent who has a core focus on selling property similar to yours in Geelong. Doing this will ensure that your property will sell for a better price and faster.

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What To Pay Your Geelong 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 Geelong area from our agent comparison tool to sell confidently.

Geelong is one of the more affordable suburbs in Australia when it comes to real estate agent commission rates. Experience has shown us that real estate agent commission rates in Geelong average around 1.9%.

The commission rate in Geelong is on average lower than most other suburbs in Australia, which means you get to keep some more of your profit compared to sellers in other areas. Don’t forget that you can still negotiate a better rate with your agent, or how much goes into advertising.

1.9%
Geelong Average Commission Rate
~2.1%
National Average Commission Rate

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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 Geelong IN 2024?

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

The average apartments and units growth in Geelong has risen to 5.8% over the past 10 years. The increase in property values has led to an appreciating market where selling your property is generally easier and buyers are generally more competitive.

Price growth for Geelong houses over the last year has been below the ten year annual growth rate, coming in at -2.9% for houses (compared to the 10 year average, 4.7%).

Units/apartment values over the past 12 months in Geelong have stayed equal for 4.4%, compared to the 10 year average, 5.8%.

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 Geelong. To accurately estimate the value of your Geelong 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 Geelong HOUSE?

There’s a lot to think about when selling your Geelong 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 Geelong 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.

Make sure you are sure about selling, and are realistic about your property’s value when talking to agents. A mistake here could cost you. The best way to avoid costly missteps and get a good price is to sign up with a strong local real estate agent that can walk you through the whole selling process in an honest way.

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 Geelong?

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 Geelong 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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Geelong Suburb Overview

Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75 kilometres south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. It is the second most populated city in Victoria and the fifth most populated non-capital city in Australia. The urban area runs from the plains of Lara in the north to the rolling hills of Waurn Ponds to the south, with the bay to the east and hills to the west, an area with an estimated population of 160,891 people. It is the administrative centre for the City of Greater Geelong municipality which covers the urban and surrounding areas and is home to over 181,000 people. An inhabitant of Geelong has been known as a Geelongite, or a Pivotonian, in the past.

Geelong was named in 1827 by Governor Richard Burke, with the name derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region, Jillong, thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’. The area was first surveyed in 1838, three weeks after Melbourne, and the Post Office was open by June 1840. The first woolstore was erected in this period and it became the port for the wool industry of the Western District. During the gold rush Geelong experienced a brief boom as the main port to the rich goldfields of the Ballarat district. The city then diversified into manufacturing and during the 1860s it became one of the largest manufacturing centres in Australia with its wool mills, ropeworks, and paper mills.

It was proclaimed a city in 1910, with industrial growth from this time until the 1960s establishing the city as a manufacturing centre for the state, and saw the population grow to over 100,000 by the mid 1960s. Population increases over the last decade were due to growth in service industries, as the manufacturing sector has declined. Redevelopment of the inner city has occurred since the 1990s, as well as gentrification of inner suburbs and currently has a population growth rate higher than the national average.

It is known for being home to car manufacturer Ford Australia and also the Geelong Football Club, nicknamed The Cats.

The area of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula was originally occupied by the Wathaurong Indigenous Australian tribe.

The first non-Aboriginal person recorded as visiting the region was Lt. John Murray, who commanded the brig HMS Lady Nelson. After anchoring outside Port Phillip Heads on 1 February 1802 he sent a small boat with six men to explore. Led by John Bowen they explored the immediate area, returning to the Lady Nelson on 4 February. On reporting favourable findings, the Lady Nelson entered Port Phillip on 14 February, and did not leave until 12 March. During this time, Murray explored the Geelong area and, whilst on the far side of the bay, claimed the entire area for Britain. He named the bay Port King, after Philip Gidley King, then Governor of New South Wales. Governor King later renamed the bay Port Phillip after the first governor of New South Wales, Arthur Phillip. Arriving not long after Murray was Matthew Flinders, who entered Port Phillip on 27 April 1802. He charted the entire bay, including the Geelong area, believing he was the first to sight the huge expanse of water, but in a rush to reach Sydney before winter set in he left Port Phillip on 3 May.

In January 1803, Surveyor-General Charles Grimes arrived at Port Phillip in the sloop Cumberland and mapped the area, including the future site of Geelong, but reported the area was unfavourable for settlement and returned to Sydney on 27 February. In October of the same year, the HMS Calcutta led by Lieutenant-Colonel David Collins arrived in the bay to establish the Sullivan Bay penal colony. Collins was dissatisfied with the area chosen, and sent a small party led by First Lieutenant J.H. Tuckey to investigate alternate sites. The party spent 22 October to 27 October on the north shore of Corio Bay, where the first Aboriginal death at the hands of a European in Victoria occurred.

The next European visit to the area was by the explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell. They reached the northern edge of Corio Bay – the area of Port Phillip that Geelong now fronts – on 16 December 1824, and it was at this time they reported that the Aborigines called the area Corayo, the bay being called Jillong. Hume and Hovell had been contracted to travel overland from Sydney to Port Phillip, and having achieved this they stayed the night and begun their return journey two days later on 18 December.

The convict William Buckley escaped from the Sullivan Bay settlement in 1803, and lived among the Wathaurong people for 32 years on the Bellarine Peninsula. In 1835, John Batman used Indented Head as his base camp, leaving behind several employees whilst he returned to Tasmania for more supplies and his family. In this same year, Buckley surrendered to the party led by John Helder Wedge and was later pardoned by Lieutenant-Governor Sir George Arthur, and subsequently given the position of interpreter to the natives.

In March 1826, three squatters, David Fisher, James Strachan and George Russell arrived on the Caledonia and settled the area. Geelong was first surveyed by Assistant Surveyor, W. H. Smythe three weeks after Melbourne, and was gazetted as a town on 10 October 1838. There was already a church, hotel, store and wool store, 82 houses, and the town population was 545. By 1841, the first wool had been sent to England and a regular steamer service was running between Geelong and Melbourne. Captain Foster Fyans was commissioned as the local Police Magistrate in 1837 and established himself on the Barwon River at the site of the area of present-day Fyansford. Fyans constructed a breakwater to improve the water supply to the city by preventing the salty lower reaches from mixing with fresh water and pooling water.

The Geelong Keys were discovered around 1845 by Governor Charles La Trobe on Corio Bay. They were embedded in the stone in such a way that he believed that they had been there for 100

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