There is no denying that stakes are high in the property game. Whether you are a green market entrant or seasoned investor, making a move requires significant clout. From scouring localities through to property staging, both sides of the buyer-seller fence require careful consideration. While the Wagga market is a consistent strong performer, positive shifts in value and vacancy have made it even more attractive. Moreover, our local university campus, defence lodgings, and tree-change charm all add to the region’s curb appeal.
Indeed anyone that has dabbled in a property transaction will know that it is hard work. Complexity aside, there is much to organise and even more red tape. Details like marketing plans, commission rates, sales method, price, and terms, all add to the stress.
This is where one of the regions real estate agents can help. These licenced professionals specialise in the buying, selling, or leasing of a property. They bring their expertise to the table and work with clients to make their property moves. Ultimately real estate agents are all about extracting value. Be it a high sales price for sellers, a good deal for buyers, or better leasing terms, they put clients first.
If you are considering engaging a real estate agent to assist with your next property move, you have come to the right place. We’ve curated a selection of Wagga’s best, along with some helpful ways to evaluate each. Read on below to find out more.
What makes a great real estate agent?
Great real estate agents are property powerhouses. They apply specialised market knowledge to further the interest of clients. To evaluate potential real estate agents, we suggest you consider the following:
- Strong credentials. Much like agents around the country, Wagga agents must be appropriately qualified. While agents may carry numerous qualifications; look for a certificate IV in Real Estate at a minimum. Importantly, agents must be registered and licensed in order to operate. While various types and classes exist, the most common is a real estate agent licence as issued by Service NSW. Finally, prioritise experience. Given the property market cycle is around 7-9 years, look for an agent that has seen at least one of these through.
- Industry accreditation. The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales or REINSW, is the peak industry body for Wagga’s agents. Members are bound by a code of conduct, which places things like compliance, ethics, and service front and centre. If an agent is not a member, be sure to enquire as to why. Such an important membership is best not overlooked.
- Local expertise. When it comes to property, nothing beats an agent with years of local expertise. Why? Because they are well-connected and understand market dynamics inside out. To evaluate a potential agent’s local knowledge, ask for some market insights. Any local agent should be able to provide information on the various regions across Wagga, from listings and sales, through to demographics, transport links, schools, amenities, and projects growth. Importantly, the most experienced local agents will be able to assess the pros and cons of each.
- Professional approach. The best real estate agents instantly put you at ease. Their friendly and approachable demeanour should make clients feel comfortable engaging with them. Moreover, their general approach should always be professional and well presented. Given the size of real estate transactions, each requires proper servicing.
- Diligent and persistent. The best real estate agents are often the hardest working. They proactively tackle each opportunity and consistently strive to achieve results. As diligence and persistence are key, look for an agent that will roll up their proverbial sleeves and get to work.
The best real estate agents in Wagga
Region Riverina has combed through online reviews and recommendations to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Wagga series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Region Riverina and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
PRD Wagga are an award-winning real estate powerhouse serving the needs of Wagga and the Riverina for over twenty-five years. This stellar team have built an enviable reputation for their client centric approach in residential and commercial sales, property management, strata, residential subdivision, development, and project management.
As a member of the nationwide PRD group, the team at PRD Wagga share a commitment to placing clients front and centre. As passionate property market mavens they consistently strive to deliver smarter property solutions.
Whilst specialising in the local market, what sets PRD Wagga apart are their property market insights. In leveraging input from over 80 national franchises this team deliver unprecedented market insights upon which to inform property decisions. Indeed, their namesake – PRD – is representative of what this team stand for, Property Research and Development.
With thirty staff encompassing sales, strata, management, administration, accounts, and marketing, PRD Wagga cover all key facets of the local property market. Their team of licensed agents bring over 100 years of collective experience to the table, along with countless property transactions.
Embracing the diverse nature of the local real estate market, PRD Wagga offer dedicated sector specific teams for clients. Servicing residential sales and leasing, property management and investing, commercial or business sales and leasing, and rural sales with the help of a qualified Rural stock and station agent, PRD has the expertise to help with any of your real estate enquiries.
If you are seeking a market appraisal, insights to inform your next move, or are ready to list or buy PRD Wagga make for an excellent choice
Breannah Jeffries shared her experience with the team on Google, “We couldn’t be happier with the service we received while selling our home with PRD Wagga…. We would 100% recommend PRD Wagga to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home. The entire team is fantastic, and we hope to work with them again one day”.
Established in 1950 Fitzpatricks Real Estate embrace the highest standards of expertise, professionalism, and integrity. Aiming to provide exceptional service to the people of Wagga, they have built a glowing reputation over decades of hard work and client dedication.
Their team of over forty staff span across residential, commercial, property management and administration. This team provides sellers, investors, buyers, and tenants with memorable experiences underpinned by the drive for client success.
Tamara Telley shared this review on Google, “Fitzpatricks have managed our rental property since 2014 and we have always had a great experience. Our property managers are extremely professional, excellent communicators and our property has been managed brilliantly. Recommend highly to any investors.”
Servicing the Wagga region for over twenty years, Professionals Real Estate Wagga Wagga are known for making the process of buying and selling that little bit easier. As specialists in residential sales, project marketing, and investments, this team boasts close to ninety years of combined local experience.
With a stellar track record, Professionals Wagga Wagga have received industry recognition and numerous awards in recent years. With a focus on the highest levels of service and support to both owners and tenants, Professionals Real Estate Wagga Wagga are worth a visit.
Ieda Maamo shared this feedback on Google, “Will and the team provided an excellent experience when I bought our property. Responsive, organised, and sound advice based on years of experience. We couldn’t have picked a better real estate agency.”
Buy. Sell. Rent. Lease. John Mooney Real Estate has it covered. With prompt service, honest and informed advice, and high-level client service, John Mooney Real Estate is an agency of choice in Wagga. Under directors Jason Kelly and Luke Foley, and Licensee in Charge, Jacinta Kelly, the team of agents, property managers and support staff are professional and responsive. Knowledge of the Wagga real estate industry runs deep.
Aganduss Tallis wrote on Google, “Bought a house and am now in the process of selling. Jason is fantastic to deal with.”
As one of the Riverina’s leading agencies, Macarthur Real Estate are an award-winning one stop property shop. Founded in 2020 by director Mark Macarthur, the are all about providing a holistic approach to client need.
Covering core market facets, Macarthur Real Estate offer land development, sub-division, residential sales, and property management services. Their team of passionate, dedicated, and experienced agents, managers, and support staff work hard at delivering creative solutions to achieve real estate goals.
Tam Van shared this review on Google, “The team at Macarthur Real Estate are nothing but professional operators who manage your property to the highest level. Would not hesitate to recommend Macarthur Real Estate to manage your property if you want the best outcomes for investment!”
With offices in Wagga, Junee and Coolamon, Ray White can reach more buyers and renters across the region. The team has provided high-quality real estate services for over 30 years -- residential and rural property sales, and residential property management.
On Google, Robert Rudland wrote, “Ray White took over the sale and short-term rental of our property from another agent who had it for 6 months … within a week we had potential viewers going through the property and after a short period a successful sale.”
If you’re looking for more information on real estate in Wagga, read through our article on the best property managers in Wagga.
Your experience with real estate agents in Wagga
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I select a real estate agent?
Research the websites of real estate agencies for their services and experience. Then meet a few agents to have a chat. That way, you’ll determine whether you can work together and whether the agent is friendly, approachable and transparent. Also ask about their sales record and their process for working with clients.
How can I test an agent’s market knowledge?
You can ask potential agents for written information to test their market knowledge of the Riverina. They should be able to provide data on different areas of the region, including listings, sales, demographics, schools, transport, amenities and growth. They should be able to discuss the pros and cons of different areas of the Riverina. .
How much commission do real estate agents charge?
This varies from one real estate agency to another, so it’s best to discuss fees and charges with agents before you sign one up.
Should I ask for references from recent clients?
It’s a good idea to ask for references from recent clients. High-performing, confident agents will happily provide you with written testimonials or phone numbers for recent clients.
How do real estate agents work?
All agents have systems and processes in place to conduct their work. The best have great information technology systems that they use to provide top-quality service. Ask potential agents to explain how they work so you know up front what you can expect. This includes how they’ll communicate with you, and how often.