McGrath Estate Agents has reaffirmed its commitment to the Wollongong/Illawarra region of NSW having assigned the franchise to its long-time franchise partner, the McCarthy/Sutherland Shire Group, led by Patrick McCarthy.
According to Christopher Mourd, Head of Franchise Network, the company continues to believe that Wollongong, as the gateway to the south coast, is an important and evolving property market that has a deep connection and synergies with Sydney.
“Wollongong itself has undergone a significant transformation over the past 15 years, from a blue-collar industrial town to a desired coastal lifestyle hub known for its pristine beaches, renowned university and educational facilities, international trade centre, and a strong retail and tourism industry.
“Along with its gentrification and emerging bar and café culture, its affordable lifestyle strongly resonates with Sydney commuters, downsizers, families and holiday home buyers, particularly with the improved infrastructure that is well underway,” he said.
McGrath Wollongong Sales Director Joshua Kersten said their office was thrilled to be joining the McGrath brand and has plans to recruit some of the best local agents to grow the business.
McGrath Wollongong will service the area of Thirroul in the north to Shellharbour in the south. Key areas will include Wollongong City and Northern Illawarra beaches.