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

In the past 12 months, Stirling real estate agents have sold 223 properties. Houses in Stirling spent 34 days on the market before selling. Most properties sold were houses.

We have prepared a shortlist of agents operating in Stirling, 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 Stirling 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.

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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. units 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 Stirling 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.

Stirling Agents That Sell For Higher Prices

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Top 3 Agents

Top agents achieved 1.3x 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.

Stirling Agents That Sell Faster

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58 Days
Top 3 Agents
20 Days

The top 3 agents in Stirling sell 2.9x faster than the suburb average.

A strong advertising strategy or an extensive buyer’s database typically speeds up the selling process immensely, so ensure your agent can provide both.

Stirling Agents With The Most Experience

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Top 3 Agents

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

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

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

Stirling 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 Stirling average around 2%.

The commission rate in Stirling 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.

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


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More Information

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


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

The average houses growth in Stirling has risen to 9.9% 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 Stirling houses over the last year has been above the ten year annual growth rate, coming in at 19.9% for houses (compared to the 10 year average, 9.9%).

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


There are several variables that can affect property values in Stirling. To accurately estimate the value of your Stirling 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.


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

Initially, you should look at the Stirling property market and see if the conditions are right. Get an idea of how much your property is valued in the present day, starting with an independent property value report. Then you will want to contact and interview multiple agents (ideally around 3) and discuss selling methods, advertising and fees.

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.


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 Stirling 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.


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.


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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Stirling Suburb Overview

Stirling is a town located in the Adelaide Hills. It is administered by the Adelaide Hills Council. Its population is about 2500, though the town has largely merged with neighbouring townships such as Crafers and Aldgate. The towns closely surrounding it are: Aldgate, Crafers, Bridgewater and Heathfield. Out of those five, Stirling is one of the most popular to live in, This is because Stirling has a large main street and has more specific shops.

Founded in 1888, Stirling grew rapidly as a result of the expansion of apple growing and market gardening to satisfy the demand of the expanding city of Adelaide, whose centre is only 15 kilometres from Stirling. It was also developed as a residence for Englishmen who could not cope with Adelaide’s hot summers. Today, farming has declined as more of the region has been urbanised, with many Stirling residents commuting to Adelaide daily. The Stirling area is a popular holiday home location for wealthy Adelaideans wishing to escape the summer heat. As a result many historic, grand mansions can be found in the area.

Owing to the wet and mild climate, many deciduous trees have been imported from Europe, and these are a popular tourist attraction in the autumn months. Other tourist sites include the nearby Belair National Park and Cleland Conservation Park.

Owing to its location near Mount Lofty, Stirling is the wettest place in South Australia, receiving an average of 1200 millimetres of rain per year – more than twice the average of Adelaide. Between May and August, the average monthly rainfall is as high as 155 millimetres, and in June 1916, over 450 millimetres fell. Mean summer temperatures are about 5

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology stopped the collection of weather data at Stirling from the 1980s onward. Weather recording instruments were removed from the grounds of Australia Post’s Stirling office following a commercial dispute between these two Australian government organisations.

Stirling is located in the state electorate of Heysen and in the federal Division of Mayo. The local council is the Adelaide Hills Council in the Mt Lofty and Manoah wards.

A prominent landmark in Stirling is the historical Stirling Theatre, home to the Hills Musical Company, Stirling Players and Hills Youth Theatre. Stirling also has a strong affinity with books and has been referred to as South Australia’s ‘Book Village’. This relates to the close proximity of varied book venues Chapter Two Books, Matilda Bookshop, The Hut Book Shed and the Coventry Memorial Library.

The Stirling community is protected from fire, road crash and Hazardous Materials by the Stirling Country Fire Service Volunteers. In 2006, the Adelaide Hills Council stepped up efforts to relocate the station to Crafers, against the wants of the volunteers. The council proposed the move in order to sell the land currently inhabited by the CFS station on Avenue road, to fund a new Library. However, in mid 2006 the council elected to sell the land the fire station was on to SAFECOM. The new Library started construction anyway, in early 2007 and was completed the following year.

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