The Wollongong property market is set for a shake-up, with industry veteran and highly respected Wollongong resident Sean O’Connor joining The Agency in the key regional market.
Mr O’Connor – who is consistently ranked in the top 10 agents within his former real estate network and is considered a platinum level agent – brings his team along with him to The Agency.
The Agency CEO Matt Lahood said the Wollongong property market has been outperforming the entire state, with recent data showing it’s the top performer in terms of property enquiries and on-the-ground sales turnover is strong.
“Whilst this has been driven in part by COVID-19 and an increased desire for non-metropolitan living, there is little doubt the lifestyle, value for money and ease of access to Sydney, has maintained this attractive regional location,” Mr Lahood said.
“We are honoured Sean O’Connor and his high-calibre team have chosen The Agency at this seminal point in time for the local property market.”
Mr O’Connor said the decision to join The Agency was a group decision.
“Our team, consisting of Jennifer McCormack, Tony Johnson, Jake O’Connor and I, believe The Agency is a successful and prestigious brand with a business model that will allow us the flexibility to work productively with our clients, whilst maintaining the highest of standards,” he explained.
“With over 30 years of real estate experience, my main objectives are to continue to service the needs of my many loyal clients and their families, as their children look to come into the market. I believe the systems, marketing and support The Agency can provide will enhance our level of service and results.”
This theme of generational relationships and success is something Thomas McGlynn, The Agency’s National Head of Sales, is looking forward to supporting within Mr O’Connor’s team.
“Sean O’Connor is an extremely successful business owner and his son Jake is a rising star in the Wollongong real estate industry, his attention to detail and high ethical standards are second to none,” Mr McGlynn said.
“I am looking forward to supporting and working with this impressive team as they further expand their already significant market share.”
The Wollongong property market has been consistently buoyant with year-on-year positive growth.
Home to the world-class University of Wollongong, a prominent steel works industry, well developed infrastructure and a stunning natural coastline, it offers an attractive and affordable alternative to Sydney living.
“We are finding the sellers that are heading to market now have identified their competition is low, hence they are seizing the opportunity now, as opposed to spring when more properties are likely to be listed,” Mr O’Connor said.
“I believe the market is still reasonably strong as interest rates are at record lows.”