Frequently Asked Questions

Who are LocalAgentFinder?

Founded in 2007, LocalAgentFinder is privately owned and completely independent. As an Australian-based team working with agents across the country, we provide a completely impartial real estate agent comparison service suitable for homeowners at any level of experience.

The LocalAgentFinder service facilitates a true comparison of agents while allowing homeowners to avoid weeks of manual research. Agents can be analysed by performance, reviews, fees and many other details.

To learn more about our story, visit this link.


Does LocalAgentFinder work in my area?

LocalAgentFinder is a national service with widespread insight throughout Australia. With thousands of active agents using our service across the nation, we’re confident we can help you find and compare agents wherever you’re located.


How does LocalAgentFinder make money?

We don’t charge consumers anything to compare agents. Instead, we receive service fees from the agents we partner with whenever they connect with a homeowner through the service and either sell or rent their property.

The service fee we receive from agents is part of a pay-on-success model, meaning the agent only pays if they are successful in listing and either selling or renting the property.

In order to maintain the impartiality of our comparison service, we charge the same fee to all agents Australia-wide. The service fee received is equal to 0.375% of the sale price of the property, or in the case of a rental listing, 1 week’s rent.


How do I start my real estate agent search?

To start your agent search, simply take a few minutes to tell us about your property and requirements. Your agent results will then be generated and you’ll then have everything you need on one screen to compare, shortlist and connect with as many agents as you choose to.

It’s a great way to avoid weeks of monotonous research and fact-finding so you can get straight to shortlisting agents based on what matters to you.

Simply follow this link to begin.


What if I've already spoken with an agent?

No problem. Many homeowners use LocalAgentFinder to ensure they're choosing the right agent before signing with them. By comparing your local agents before making any commitments, you can feel confident about the decision you’re making.

You're under no obligation when using LocalAgentFinder, so there’s nothing to lose.


How long will it take to hear from agents?

Top agents are quick to respond after you’ve viewed their details and indicated your interest. If you choose to receive calls from the top 3 agents, you can specify which time you prefer to be contacted. If no time is specified, they’ll be in contact within 24 hours.


When will agents be given my contact details?

Only when you review an agent’s full proposal (including fees and other unique information) will they receive your details. This then allows the agent to send you additional information about their service specific to your property and needs.