Real Estate in Canberra, ACT

Your local, boutique Real Estate Agency born and bred in Canberra.

Here at Real Estate Australia, we’ve been helping homeowners across the ACT with their Real Estate needs since 2001. Led by an agent with over 25 years experience in the property industry, we offer a personalized, boutique service.

With our passion and commitment to Real Estate, we proudly claim our title as one of the best Real Estate Agencies in Canberra.

We’re here to help.

Have you got Real Estate questions?

Whether you’re after friendly advice or an experienced salesperson, we’re here to help.

Homes for Sale

Looking for your next dream home? Whether you’re up-sizing, down-sizing or relocating, we’ve got properties to suit your needs. Find the house you always dreamed of.

Market Appraisal

Are you looking to sell? Start with a free Market Appraisal from our Agency Principal, Peter Tolhurst who’s been selling in Canberra for over 25 years.

Online Property Estimate

How much is your home worth? Get your instant Online Property Estimate based on “Big Data”. You’ll get an estimate for your home’s value in 90 seconds.

Need to sell a house in Canberra?

Your home is likely your largest asset, and there’s no doubt that selling can be both an exciting as well as stressful time. It doesn’t have to be though, let us take the burden off your back and we’ll make selling your property easy.

With unique, personalized marketing strategies tailored to every home and the expertise of an agent who’s been helping homeowners across Canberra sell for over 25 years you’ll have total peace of mind that your asset is being sold for the best possible price. We’ll also work alongside you to ensure your goals are met as best as possible, including any tight time frame’s you may be working with.

Searching for Property Management in the ACT?

Owning an investment property is a great way to cement your financial security and brings many homeowner’s a great sense of pride. With any large asset though, it needs to be managed and maintained properly or you risk losing value in your investment. Having periods where a property sits empty causes investors to lose money, and there’s nothing worse than getting the wrong tenants in your home.

That’s why we make Property Management easy! Your home will be looked after by a senior Property Management team who understands the ins-and-outs of the Residential Tenancy Act. We take particular care in screening tenants to make sure you get a reliable return on your investment and use innovations such as High-Definition Video to document between tenancies. You’ll also have access to our in-house builder who will make sure your investment is maintained with the level of care it deserves.

Hunting for homes to buy in the Capital?

Canberra is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and offers a quality of life that’s second to none in Australia. High wages and solid wage growth, fantastic Government and Private schools and picturesque green spaces spanning from Gungahlin to Lanyon. It’s no surprise that so many people look to realize their home-ownership goals in the nation’s capital.

Whether you’re looking for an apartment next to the bustling nightlife of the City Center or a suburban home with a big backyard you can raise your family in, we’ve got a variety of properties to suit your needs.

Looking for a rental property in Canberra to call your own?

With some of the best universities in Australia, a thriving public service sector and opportunities for people with an exceptionally diverse range of skills, it should come as no surprise that Canberra is a transient city with a constantly changing population. Maybe you’ve just landed your dream job and need a temporary place until you get more settled, or you’d rather do without the attachments that come with property ownership.

Whatever your reasons may be, finding that perfect rental property is one of the most important aspects of setting yourself up inside of the ACT. From rentals close to ANU to full-sized family homes inside a peaceful suburban paradise, we have houses to rent catered for all different needs.

Our Principal,
Peter Tolhurst

With over 25 years of Real Estate expertise here in Canberra, you’ll have an exceptional agent at your disposal.

Keep in the know with your Online Portal

As one of Canberra’s best Real Estate agencies, it’s always been important for us to innovate. See the latest statistics, previous inspection reports and more with our Online Portal for Owner’s and Tenant’s alike.

Get an instant Property Estimate based on “Big Data”

We’ve teamed up with one of Australia’s leading data providers to give you access to an instant Online Property Estimate for properties both here in Canberra and across the country.

Looking for one of Canberra's best Real Estate Agencies?

If you’re looking for one of the best Real Estate Agents in Canberra, look no further. You need Real Estate Australia. Our unrivaled passion for property has earned us a reputation as well as many awards since opening our doors back in 2001.

Even though our name may seem large, we’re a local, boutique and franchise-free agency born and bred in Canberra.

From Gungahlin to Lanyon, we feel great pride remembering the hundreds of owners and homes we’ve worked with all across our much-loved capital

Our team has expertise in both Residential Real Estate Sales and Property Management

As an established agency located in the heart of Weston Creek, we’re able to offer:

Modern Property Management using tools such as High-Definition video when performing property inspections

Residential Sales strategies crafted by our Principal, Peter Tolhurst, who has been selling in the Canberra market for over 25 years

An instant Online Property Estimate using the power of “Big Data”, giving you a ballpark figure of your property value

A detailed Market Appraisal conducted by one of Canberra’s best Real Estate Agents factoring in the unique aspects of your property that have value to buyers

Is having the top Real Estate agents on your side really so important?

Real Estate is one of life’s most important purchases. Few purchasing decisions invoke as much emotion as buying, selling and leasing property.

Considering the average human will spend approximately 60% of their time in the comfort of their own home, it shouldn’t come as much of a shock that the average property purchaser will invest more than 120 hours sifting through homes before finalizing the purchase of a new property.

Be it trawling websites such as Allhomes or, driving through the suburbs they like most or physically inspecting the houses that jump out at them; it’s a huge amount of time being invested.

And for many, this purchase will be their castle; to others, an investment that sees them rewarded with life-long income and for most it’s an opportunity to leave our legacy behind for generations to come.

Understanding this is the key to getting results when selling property. Anyone looking to get the best price for their Canberran home undoubtedly need the best Real Estate agents on their side.

What do the best Real Estate Agents in Canberra do differently?

Excelling in any field requires extraordinary amounts of not only natural talent, but true dedication to your art. We used to believe that in order to master your craft you needed to invest a minimum of 10,000 hours into finely honing your skills. Whilst many studies have refuted the 10,000 hour rule, there’s no denying that the best Real Estate Agents – not only in Canberra but across the globe – truly live for property.


The greatest Real Estate Agents think strategically

It’s not something we really associate with selling houses, but Real Estate is much like a game of chess. Any good agent must have a deep understanding of human psychology, knowing what features appeal to which types of people and being able to develop a unique strategy based on those features is vital. It might be a house that’s recently been rezoned for multi-development. Maybe your property is within the acceptance zone of a sought-after school. Targeting the right people with the right message at the right time is all part of the best Real Estate strategies.


Negotiation is always key to getting the best results

Further to psychology, being able to pick up on subtle body language and tones of voice and using that to understand a buyers perspective and thoughts is key to negotiating the best possible price. Just like a gifted poker player, the best Real Estate Agents can see through a buyer’s bluff. We use this understanding to work out who time is best spent speaking with which opens up negotiation opportunities for better results.


Listening is as important, if not more, than speaking

We often assume salespeople need to be the loudest, or be talking all the time. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Incredible Real Estate Agents know that by listening to people, they gain invaluable knowledge they can use to leverage a negotiation in their favor.


The best Real Estate agents know how to build rapport

Being able to engage openly with people from all walks of life is extremely important in Real Estate. You never know who’s going to be most interested in a property until you get to know your potential buyers. If people don’t trust their Real Estate Agent, they won’t open up and share information needed to progress the sale of your house.


Better agents dedicate themselves to the profession

Maybe it’s the countless hours spent watching classic programs such as “Location, Location, Location”. Maybe it’s braving those frosty Winter mornings time and time again, opening homes and exuding excitement for potential buyers. Regardless, the best Real Estate Agents in Canberra completely lose themselves in their profession.

Houses for rent and sale in Canberra

Whether you’re looking to rent or buy here in the nation’s capital, we’ve got you covered. Have a look at some of our properties below and find the next place you’ll call home.

Render of Canberra's Best House and Land Package

Looking for a NEW home?



House & Land Package Moncrieff, ACT 2914

Main Photo of 6/20 New South Wales Crescent, Forrest, ACT 2603

You'll have to be quick for this one!



6/20 New South Wales Crescent Forrest, ACT 2603

Main Photo of 219/142 Anketell Street, Greenway, ACT 2900

6 Star Energy Rating and 6 Star Views!



219/142 Anketell Street Greenway, ACT 2900

Main Photo of 45 Harbison Crescent, Wanniassa, ACT 2903

An Exquisite Home!



45 Harbison Crescent Wanniassa, ACT 2903

Main Photo of 14/8 Glenmaggie Street, Duffy, ACT 2611

Bright and Sunny!



14/8 Glenmaggie Street Duffy, ACT 2611

Main Photo of 45 Amy Ackman Street, Force, ACT 2914

Family Friendly Suburb



45 Amy Ackman Street Forde, ACT 2914

“Peter and Jane have been looking after our properties for the past two years and we are very happy with their service. Peter was very efficient at putting the rental ads up online and organising open inspections. As a result we rented our places out very quickly. we highly recommend Real Estate Australia to anyone who needs to rent or sell properties in Canberra.”

Michelle Huang

Happy Property Management Client

A local, Canberran agency you can trust.

As one of the ACT’s best Real Estate Agencies, we’ll go above and beyond to make sure you’re satisfied.

Whether it’s meeting you after hours, giving you expert advice on maintenance and renovations or providing an exceptional service with no hidden charges, we’ll make sure you get the Real Estate experience that your property deserves.

No Hidden Fees

We don’t believe in keeping secrets, which is why we promise that regardless of whether you’re selling or renting here in Canberra, all fees will be explained up front.

After Hours Service

As our lives grow constantly busier with work and other commitments, it can be hard to find the time to talk. That’s why we offer our clients true after-hours service.

Licensed, In-House Builder

With access to an unbiased and fully licensed builder, you’ll get the best maintenance and renovation advice in Canberra. We use our knowledge to keep the tradies honest.

Want to learn more? Request a callback from the team.

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