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Nelson Bay Real Estate & Tilligerry Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent Nelson Bay

Professional service, skilled agents, local knowledge - Nelson Bay Real Estate has been your local agent for 40 years, and now you can access the property market on both peninsulas! Tilligerry Real Estate opened at Tanilba Bay in 2019.  We love our town, the beaches, the atmosphere and the people. Let us know why you are moving to our beautiful area, and we will find the perfect property for you.

Proudly servicing Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay, Fingal Bay, Corlette, Salamander, Soldiers Point, Anna Bay, Boat Harbour, One Mile and Bobs Farm. Tanilba Bay, Lemon Tree Passage, Mallabula and Salt Ash.


Looking to buy a property anywhere from Fingal Bay to Lemon Tree Passage? Then you’ve come to the right place!

At Nelson Bay Real Estate & Tilligerry Real Estate, we are specialists in the local property market.

Whether you are looking for an apartment, family home, acreage or commercial investment, we can help. If we don't have it for sale now, arrange an appointment with our local, expert agents today and we will find it for you.


When it comes to selling your property in Nelson Bay and Port Stephens, our team has got you covered. Being an Independent Agency, we tailor our marketing plans to what is best for you, and not a franchise. As an independent, we can efficiently market your home & generate just us much buyer enquiry. 

Worried about underselling your property?Having trouble deciding on the right asking price? Our recommended SELLING SYSTEM is safer than auction, less stressful for buyers and sellers, and achieves better prices.

Moving is can be hard. There is a lot to do, but we will be with you every step of the way. Our experienced consultants, personalised service and regular communication reduces the stress and makes selling much more enjoyable.


Renting has never been easier than with the help of Nelson Bay Real Estate & Tilligerry Real Estate. We specialise in medium to long-term leases on units, houses and acreage across the area, so if you are looking to rent – we can help.

We are also commercial agents, and manage shops, industrial units, serviced offices and storage sheds.

Property Management

Our service takes the stress from your shoulders when you decide to rent out your property.

Even if you haven't found the property yet - we can help. Contact our team for a Free Appraisal BEFORE you buy.

Our property managers are experienced in RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL management.

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Why Choose Your Independent Local Agent?

We might have 2 offices, but we're a family not a franchise. WELCOME to the Family!

At Nelson Bay Real Estate, we have been helping local residents to buy, sell, and rent properties in and around Nelson Bay for over 40 years. Servicing Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay, Fingal Bay, Salamander Bay, Corlette, Soldiers Point, Anna Bay, Boat Harbour, One Mile and Bobs Farm.

Since 2019 Tilligerry Real Estate has brought the same high standard of service to the Tilligerry Peninsula: Tanilba Bay, Lemon Tree Passage, Mallabula, Salt Ash and all the way to North Arm Cove.

When you partner with us, you’re working with dependable, local experts with extensive knowledge of the Port Stephens area, and the skills and experience to secure the best outcome for you.

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Service 7 Days A Week

At Nelson Bay Real Estate our doors are open, 7 days a week, offering genuine service to all of our clients from Monday to Sunday. If you're searching for the perfect home on the weekend there’s no need to wait till Monday, call in and see us at 45 Donald Street, Nelson Bay.

Location Location Location

It's not only important for property, it's important for agents too! Every weekend Nelson Bay Real Estate has buyers walk into our shop that are staying in the nearby resorts and units while they look for their next property; our large office is OPEN and the window display is prominent. We get dozens of walk-in buyer enquiries every week, and nearly that many each day from prospective tenants.

Tilligerry Real Estate in Tanilba Bay also benefits from great foot traffic, 7 day a week service, and longer opening hours than other nearby agents. We have lost count of the sales we have made late on a Saturday afternoon when everyone else was closed.

Window Displays and Property Guides.
While the internet has taken over as the prime source of large numbers of property enquiry, sometimes the best buyers want to talk face-to-face. Over 100 Local Papers and property guides are collected each week from our offices.

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Sep 20, 2023

What Is A Property Appraisal And Do You Need One?

Determining the value of your property in the current market can be a pressing question for many homeowners. Property appraisals offer a solution to this query. This blog delves into the details of property appraisals and underscores the important role played by real estate agents in the appraisal process. The Role of Real Estate Agents in Property Appraisals Real estate agents are more than just intermediaries in property transactions. With a deep understanding of the local market dynamics, they can provide accurate and realistic property valuations. They also ensure property owners receive a comprehensive appraisal that reflects the true value of their property. Sales Appraisal vs Rental Appraisal: What's the Difference? Whether you're looking to sell or rent out your property, a real estate agent's guidance is invaluable. They can provide insights into market trends, helping you make informed decisions. Here’s how property appraisals differ for sales and rentals: Sales Appraisal: This focuses on estimating the potential selling price of a property in the current market. It considers factors like recent sales in the area, property condition and market demand. Rental Appraisal: Here, the emphasis is on determining the potential rental income for a property. It takes into account local rental trends, property features and demand. Understanding Property Appraisals: How They Work The journey begins with an initial consultation where the real estate agents discuss your property goals and gather details about your property. They conduct a thorough inspection of the property, assessing its condition, features and potential improvements. Drawing from their knowledge of the local market, they analyse data to gauge current market conditions. After a comprehensive evaluation, they provide a detailed appraisal report outlining the estimated value of your property. Why Accurate Appraisals Matter in the Property Market In the ever-evolving landscape of the property market, accurate appraisals are important. An overestimated property value can lead to prolonged listing times, while an underestimate can result in potential financial loss. Precise valuations ensure you are well-positioned to make strategic decisions. The Impact of External Factors on Property Appraisal Real estate agents factor in the following elements during appraisals: Economic Trends: The broader economic climate can influence property values. For instance, low interest rates might raise property demand. Local Infrastructure Developments: Upcoming projects, like new roads or public transport hubs, can enhance property appeal. Neighbourhood Amenities: Proximity to schools, parks and shopping centres can significantly impact a property's value. Preparing Your Property for an Appraisal Ensure your property is clean and decluttered. A well-maintained garden or balcony can enhance curb appeal. Also, tackle any pending repairs, whether it's a leaky tap or a broken tile. A property in good condition receives a better valuation. Finally, leverage the insights of real estate agents. They can provide recommendations on potential improvements that can uplift your property's value. Contact Our Real Estate Agents in Nelson Bay At Nelson Bay Real Estate, our real estate agents provide accurate property appraisals. With local expertise and a commitment to providing high-quality service, we can handle your property management needs. If you need assistance with buying, selling or renting a property, reach out to us....

Aug 17, 2023

Tips To Sell Your Home For More Money

Selling a home is not just a transaction; it's a significant life event. As with any major decision, the more prepared and informed you are, the better the outcome. For those in the Port Stephens area looking to sell their homes, here are some comprehensive tips to ensure you maximise the value of your property. Understand the Local Market Every real estate market has its unique characteristics, and the Port Stephens area is no exception. From the serene beaches of Nelson Bay to the bustling streets of Shoal Bay, understanding the nuances of each suburb can give you an edge. Research Recent Sales: Dive deep into the sales history of properties similar to yours in your specific suburb. This not only gives you an idea of the price range but also helps you understand the features buyers value most. Stay Updated: The property market is dynamic. Regularly check local property news, attend community meetings, and engage in local online forums to keep a pulse on the market's heartbeat. Presentation Matters The way your home is presented can significantly influence a buyer's perception and, ultimately, their offer. Declutter: A spacious home is a more attractive home. Ensure every room, including outdoor areas, is tidy and free from clutter. This might also be a good time to donate items you no longer need. Repairs: It's often the small things that catch a buyer's eye. A squeaky door, a loose floorboard or a dripping tap can be minor distractions that detract from your home's overall appeal. Stage Your Home: Think of your home as a product on display. Professional staging can transform your property, making it more appealing to a broader range of buyers. Engage with Local Experts The value of local expertise cannot be overstated. Local agents have a deep understanding of the community, its people and its property trends. Pricing Strategy: An appropriately priced home can generate significant interest right from the start. Lean on local experts to guide your pricing strategy. Marketing: Your property deserves to shine. A tailored marketing strategy, encompassing online listings, local advertisements, and even community bulletin boards, can cast a wide net. Negotiation: The negotiation phase can be tricky. Having a seasoned professional by your side can ensure you navigate this phase with confidence and clarity. Be Flexible with Inspections The more potential buyers that see your home, the better. Flexibility can be a game-changer. Weekend Viewings: Weekends are prime property viewing times. Ensure your home is available for inspections, especially on Saturday mornings. Open Homes: An open home event can create a buzz around your property. The collective presence of multiple buyers can often spark competitive offers. Consider the Timing Timing can influence the number of potential buyers and the final sale price. While properties can sell year-round, certain seasons offer distinct advantages. Spring Sales: Spring is a popular selling season. With gardens blossoming and longer daylight hours, homes often present better. Avoiding the Holiday Slump: The end-of-year holiday season can be slow for property sales. Consider this when planning your listing. Thinking of Selling Your Port Stephens Property? Selling your home for a higher value is a blend of research, presentation, expert collaboration, flexibility and timing. For those in the Port Stephens region, aligning with a trusted local partner can be the key to success. Thinking of selling? Connect with Nelson Bay Real Estate and let's make your property journey a rewarding one....

Jul 11, 2023

Questions You Must Ask Your Real Estate Agent

san Real estate transactions can often be complex, making it crucial to have a reliable real estate agent. But how can you ensure you've chosen the right person for the job? The key lies in asking the right questions. This article will provide you with essential queries to pose to your potential real estate agent, guiding you towards a successful property transaction. Why Is It Important to Ask Questions? Choosing a real estate agent should be a decision made with careful consideration, as the agent will guide you through one of the most significant financial transactions. By asking pointed questions, you'll gain insights into the agent's experience, their methods of operation and their knowledge of the local market – all of which will directly impact the outcome of your property sale or purchase. Understanding Their Experience The level of experience an agent holds can greatly influence the property transaction. Experienced agents can navigate challenges and foresee potential issues that may arise during the process. Here are some relevant questions to evaluate their expertise: How long have you been in real estate sales? Does the agent have experience selling this type of property (especially if it’s a commercial, industrial or rural property)? Could you provide references from your previous clients? Digging into Their Marketing & Negotiation Strategies The way your property is marketed can make a great difference in attracting potential buyers. An agent who utilises varied and modern marketing strategies will likely have a broader reach. Assess their marketing awareness with these questions: What is your marketing plan for my property? Would it include professional photography & virtual tours? How will you use online platforms for marketing? What role will social media play in the marketing strategy? Will you conduct private showing of the property or open houses instead? Do you have a written negotiation strategy? Investigating Their Local Market Knowledge An agent's understanding of the local market can directly affect the price and speed of your property transaction. An agent with strong knowledge of the local area can provide accurate pricing advice and market trends. Determine their local market knowledge with these questions: What is the current state of the property market in my area? How long have you been selling property in this area? On average, how long do properties in my area stay on the market? Uncovering Their Communication Skills Clear and consistent communication with your real estate agent is important to staying informed and feeling secure throughout the process. Here are some questions to ensure your communication styles align: How often and through what medium will you provide updates? Am I able to reach you outside of office hours if necessary? Will I be dealing directly with you throughout the process, or will there be other team members involved? Transform Your Real Estate Dreams into Reality Ready to move forward on your property journey? Get in touch with Nelson Bay Real Estate today. Our team of experienced professionals are poised to provide you with comprehensive real estate solutions tailored to your unique needs. Call us today and our experts will help you transform your property dreams into reality!...

Feb 28, 2023

Nelson Bay Real Estate Outlook In 2023

Known for its pristine beaches, abundant marine life and laid-back lifestyle, Nelson Bay has long been a popular destination for tourists and sea-changers alike. With so many drawcards and benefits of living in such a popular area, what trends do we think that we will see with regards to the property market in Nelson Bay in 2023? Let’s take a look at the current real estate market in the local region and what this indicates about the near future of real estate in Nelson Bay. Buying A Home in Nelson Bay If you're considering buying a home in Nelson Bay, you should know that the local property market has been showing signs of steady growth. Over the past few years, property values in the area have been on the rise, with many experts predicting that this trend will continue into 2023. According to recent data, the median price in Nelson Bay is currently $985,000 for houses and $665,000 for units. While this may seem high to some buyers who are after a freestanding home, the area offers a range of housing options, from modest apartments to luxurious waterfront homes. So, whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned property investor, there’s opportunity to purchase in the area. Working with a local real estate agency can provide you with valuable insights into the current market conditions, as well as help you find properties that match your needs and budget. Once we have a good idea of what you are interested in we can assist you where possible with the following: Access to properties: We have access to a wide range of properties that are listed on the market, including those that may not be publicly listed. Market expertise: Our agents have in-depth knowledge of the local market, including current market conditions, price trends and the characteristics of different neighbourhoods. Selling Your Home in Nelson Bay If you're thinking of selling your home in Nelson Bay, you'll be pleased to learn that the local property market is currently in favour of sellers. With low inventory levels and high demand, many properties are selling relatively quickly and for a good price. However, the market is highly competitive, which means sellers need to be strategic in order to get the best possible price for their property in this scenario. This includes working with a trusted real estate agent who can help you market your property effectively and negotiate with potential buyers on your behalf. Working with a local, experienced real estate agent means that you will be in a great position and benefit from the following: Pricing expertise: We’ll help you price your property appropriately based on market trends, competition and other factors. Marketing support: Our agency can market your property effectively through advertising, open houses and other means. Negotiation skills: An agent will negotiate with potential buyers on your behalf, helping you get the best possible price for your property. Coordination: We can manage the many details involved in selling a property, including inspections, paperwork and closing. We often recommend preparing your property for sale by ensuring it’s presented in the best possible light by making minor repairs and staging your property by minimising any clutter to help your property look its best. In a seller’s market like we are experiencing currently, we generally do not recommend investing in major renovations before selling, as your ROI and the time spent completing this is not as viable. Renting Your Nelson Bay Property With the local tourism industry expected to rebound after the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for short-term rental properties is likely to increase, and there’s also a strong demand for long-term rental properties in the area. With more people looking to make a sea-change and move to coastal areas of NSW, landlords can expect to receive a steady stream of enquiries from potential tenants. If you're considering renting out your property in Nelson Bay, we can help you find and screen large numbers of potential tenants to ensure that your property is tenanted quickly and to a suitable family. We can also assist with maintenance and repairs when needed and ensure your property is always in compliance with local regulations. When you leave your property in our hands you can have the confidence that we will keep on top of it’s needs and keep communication open between all parties. Do you have any further questions about the local real estate and your prospects as a seller, buyer, or tenant? Please get in touch with our team today....