Real estate in Newcastle & Region

Real Estate Agent in Newcastle & Region, NSW

The Newcastle metropolitan area is the second most populated area in the Australian state of New South Wales and includes most of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie local government areas. It is the hub of the Greater Newcastle area which includes most parts of the local government areas of City of Newcastle, City of Lake Macquarie, City of Cessnock, City of Maitland and Port Stephens Council.

Newcastle is home to 188 active agents - 44 of whom have been reviewed. Within the last year, 2959 properties have been sold by these top agents. Compare agent profiles to find the right person for you and your property, or book for an appraisal today.

Most people don't sell properties every year. But for most of us, our property is our biggest asset, and selling for a good price makes a big impact on what we can afford next. That is why choosing the right real estate agent to represent you is a big and important decision. The best agents are not only better to work with, giving us confidence in a time that can be stressful; but they get better results, too. It is easy and free to find the best real estate agents in the Newcastle & Region using OpenAgent. All you need to do is search in your suburb to find the best real estate agents. All active real estate agents are there, so you can easily compare them in one place. You can read their profiles, see what they have been selling, read customer reviews, and contact them all in just a couple of clicks.

Real Estate Agent Fees in Newcastle & Region

The average real estate commission rate in the Newcastle region is around 2.12%. This falls within the NSW average bracket. However, you could end up paying more or less depending on your suburb and the agent you choose. Don't be shy to negotiate fees and commission structures with your agent and make sure you take the time to understand the different fees and costs that may or may not be included in their fees. It's important to also know that commissions are negotiable, so negotiate. In saying this, remember that going with an agent who has the lowest fee isn't necessarily the best idea. Do your research and ensre you go with an agent who has a track record of providing exceptional service and results, regardless of the fee they charge.

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Top agents in Newcastle & Region

More than 2959 recently sold properties are evaluated by OpenAgent to identify Newcastle & Region's most prominent agents. In Newcastle & Region OpenAgent has 1104 reviews on 44 real estate agents.

Gary Jones recently sold a 3 bedroom house at 32 Bula Street, NSW 2290 Charlestown

Dave Lane recently sold a 3 bedroom house at 81 Georgetown Road, NSW 2298 Georgetown

Cveta Kolarovski recently sold a 4 bedroom house at 18 Beauford Avenue, NSW 2287 Maryland

Damon Sellis recently sold a 2 bedroom house at 1/19 Benjamin Drive, NSW 2287 Wallsend

Brendan Walsh recently sold a 4 bedroom house at 8 Camberwarra Drive, NSW 2280 Belmont North

Paul Jones recently sold a 4 bedroom house at 30 Lovell Parade, NSW 2307 Shortland

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What's it like living in the Newcastle area?

Situated at the mouth of the Hunter River, about 162 kilometres north-east of Sydney, the Newcastle area encompasses most of the City of Newcastle, City of Lake Macquarie, City of Cessnock, City of Maitland and Port Stephens Council. Newcastle is the second most populous area in New South Wales, with a population of more than 320,000 and is the central city in the Hunter region.

The Awabakal and Worimi Aboriginal People traditionally occupied Newcastle and the lower Hunter Region; however, it was found accidentally by Lieutenant John Shortland in 1797 during an expedition to recapture escaped convicts. Fort Scratchley, built in the 1880s is a historic military site and a perfect vantage point for spotting migrating whales.

Another unique piece of history nearby, is the Bogey Hole, a convict-built sea bath accessed via the Bathers Way coastal walk, which stretches between Nobby's Beach and Merewether Beach. Just to the north is Stockton Beach, a massive 35km stretch of sand frequented by 4WD enthusiasts and featured in the 1979 film Mad Max.

Newcastle is famous for being the largest exporting harbour in the world, with 2017 clocking a massive 159.9 million tonnes of raw material. The majority of the Newcastle's coal mines are situated west of the city in the Hunter Region. In addition to coal mining, wineries, horse breeding and tourism are also significant industries in the area.

Real estate in Newcastle varies from older miners cottages to modern apartments with views, and the area has excellent access to a number of educational institutions including the University of Newcastle, the Hunter TAFE Institute and various primary and secondary schools.