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

In the past 12 months, Wollongong real estate agents have sold 607 properties. Houses in Wollongong spent 53 days on the market before selling and apartments 26 days. Most properties sold were units.

We have compiled a list of agents that are based in Wollongong. 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 Wollongong 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

607

(12 Months to May 2024)
Different Agents Used

74

(May 2024)
Different Agencies Used

28

(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. 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 Wollongong 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.

Wollongong Agents That Sell For Higher Prices

Suburb Avg.
$896,745
Top 3 Agents
$1,733,250

Top agents achieved 1.9x higher prices than the suburb average.

Skilled real estate agents can increase the value of your Wollongong property through negotiation and driving competition among buyers. With strong negotiation skills and connections within the Wollongong real estate field, they often deliver more than other real estate agents can.

Wollongong Agents That Sell Faster

Suburb Avg.
60 Days
Top 3 Agents
34 Days

The top 3 agents in Wollongong sell 1.8x 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.

Wollongong Agents With The Most Experience

Suburb Avg.
1
Top 3 Agents
4

Top agents achieved 4.0x more sales than the suburb average.

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

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

Wollongong 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 Wollongong average around 2%.

The commission rate in Wollongong 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.

2%
Wollongong 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 New South Wales. 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 Wollongong IN 2024?

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

The average apartments and units growth in Wollongong has risen to 3.8% 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 Wollongong houses over the last year has been above the ten year annual growth rate, coming in at 32.5% for houses (compared to the 10 year average, 9.5%).

Units/apartment values over the past 12 months in Wollongong have grown higher for 11.5%, compared to the 10 year average, 3.8%.

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

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

Initially, you should look at the Wollongong 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.

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

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 Wollongong 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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Wollongong Suburb Overview

Wollongong is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. It lies on the narrow coastal strip between the Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean, 82 kilometres south of Sydney. Wollongong Statistical District has a population of 292,190, making Wollongong the third largest city in New South Wales after Sydney and Newcastle, and the ninth largest city in Australia.

The Wollongong metropolitan area extends from Scarborough in the north to Shellharbour in the south. It sits within the Wollongong Statistical District, which covers the local authority areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama, extending from the town of Helensburgh in the north to Gerroa in the south Geologically, the city is located in the south-eastern part of the Sydney basin, which extends from Newcastle to Nowra.

Wollongong is noted for its heavy industry, its port activity and the quality of its physical setting, occupying a narrow coastal plain between an almost continuous chain of surf beaches and the cliffline of the rainforest-covered Illawarra escarpment. It has two cathedrals, churches of many denominations and the Nan Tien Temple, one of the largest Buddhist temples in the southern hemisphere. Wollongong has a long history of coalmining and industry. The city attracts many tourists each year, and is a regional centre for the South Coast fishing industry. The University of Wollongong has around 22,000 students and is internationally recognised.

The name Wollongong is believed to mean “sound of the sea” in the local Aboriginal language, although other explanations have been offered, such as “great feast of fish”, “hard ground near water”, “song of the sea”, “sound of the waves”, “many snakes” and “five islands”.

The city of Wollongong has a distinct geography. It lies on a narrow coastal plain flanked by the Tasman Sea to the east and a steep sandstone precipice known as the Illawarra Escarpment to the west. The coastal plain is widest in the south and narrowest in the north, with the city centre located about midway. South of the city centre but within the urban area is Lake Illawarra, a large lagoon.

The escarpment ranges between 150 and 750 metres above sea level, with locally famous mountains such as Mount Keira , Mount Kembla , Broker’s Nose and Mount Murray to the south. It contains strata of coal measures, and the adit entrances to many coal mines have been established along the slopes of the escarpment throughout Wollongong. Suburbia encroaches on the escarpment

In the north the escarpment meets the coatline, and north of this the coastal road Lawrence Hargrave Drive hugs the cliffline. The unstable geology of the escarpment resulted in rockfalls, forcing the closure of the road. Subsequently part of Lawrence Hargrave Drive was replaced in 2005 by the Sea Cliff Bridge just off the coast, crossing the submerged rock shelf. The bridge carries both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The South Coast railway line must go through several tunnels to reach the Sydney metropolitan area. The Southern Freeway and Princes Highway, Australia provide alternative inland routes, descending the escarpment further south at Bulli Pass or at Mount Ousley, entering just north of Wollongong’s city centre.

To the south the plain reaches its maximum extent around Albion Park where it incorporates a large coastal saltwater lagoon called Lake Illawarra, separated from the Pacific Ocean by a long sandy spit.

The coastal strip consists of highly fertile alluvium, which made Wollongong so attractive to agriculturists in the nineteenth century. It contains many hills including the foothills of the escarpment

The coastline consists of many beaches characterised by fine pale gold-coloured sands;however, these beaches are sometimes interrupted by prominent and rocky headlands, such as Tego Rock, jutting into the sea. In places these headlands have been excavated or extended to create artificial harbours at Wollongong, Port Kembla, Shellharbour and Kiama. Just off the coast south of Wollongong centre, near Port Kembla, lies a group of five islands known collectively as The Five Islands. The islands are a wildlife refuge.

The inner city area includes the suburbs of Wollongong and North Wollongong, extending from Para Creek in the north, west to include the Wollongong Hospital, and south to the Greenhouse Park.

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