Michael Moate

Director, Licensed Real Estate Agent & Auctioneer

With over two decades of involvement in the Wollongong property sector, few real estate practitioners understand this highly specialised market as well as Michael.

Having started out in a small suburban office alongside his father, his career to date has seen him develop not only a comprehensive residential sales CV, but also a solid reputation for honesty and integrity.

Highly dedicated to achieving great outcomes for his clients, when you join Michael to the LJ Hooker network, there is certainly a formidable team for you to draw on.

Michael is motivated by a desire to offer a superior level of customer service, and the opportunity to pass on his vast knowledge to a younger generation of real estate professionals.


  • Satisfaction
    ( 4.4 / 5.0 )
  • Recommendation
    ( 4.4 / 5.0 )
  • Performance
    ( 4.4 / 5.0 )
  • Captain's Club
    Captain's Club

What our customers say

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Michael Moate was recommended by friends and we found his knowledge of our area excellent.

Eileen Wady Figtree

Michael achieved an excellent result for our property in a very timely manner. We used Michael as our agent on the advice from family and were very happy with our decision.

Owen, Dapto

Michael Moate was very professional and understanding towards my needs. Nothing was too much for him and he explained every step of the way in easy to understand words. Michael achieved the results I was hoping for and I would use him again. He takes the time to care for you.

Wendy, Keiraville

Michael was a pleasure to deal with from the start to the end of the process. He was the most professional and most knowledgeable agent we interview and came highly recommended. We were not disappointed. We had many issues with an investment property with a difficult tenant and issues with the property which delayed us from going on the market for many months. We were very keen to sell and followed Michael's advice as we placed our trust in him. He valued the property almost 15% above all other agents, a price other agents told us we would never get and he sold the property for a price higher than his initial valuation. I would not hesitate to recommend Michael to anyone looking for an agent and often do. We will continue to use his services for all our property transactions.

Walid, Mount Kiera

Selling my home was a big decision. It encompassed not only my largest financial asset but also housed some of my most wonderful memories; memories of my children growing up and of parties and significant milestones for our family. I'd also done a lot of work on the house myself. I rendered it over a six month period, built a back deck, painted it inside and out, ripped out walls and carpet and made it a more contemporary home. There are lots of memories and hard work in that house. When it came to selling it, I needed someone I completely trusted. I trust Michael and he proved worthy of that trust. I didn't want the hassle of haggling with price or inspection after inspection. At the outset, Michael gave some hints as to what to do to ensure we attracted buyers from the start. I took his advice and after the first open home and 35 groups through, it was sold, above the expected price! The sale progressed in the same manner, clean, easy and hassle free. Michael and his staff ensured the process was as simple as possible for me. :)

Mary D, Figtree

Michael is to be commended for a great effort in helping us sell our home. From the start Michael provided good advice on when and how to go to market and where to focus our efforts. This resulted in a quick sale which Michael negotiated beyond our expectations. I would highly recommend Michael for his straight forward, honest and professional approach and excellent negotiation skills.

S & M Gregory, Figtree

Michael Moate was very helpful in guiding me through the sale of our house and the purchase of our new home.

Barbara R, Figtree

Michael Moate from LJ Hooker Figtree, has been a great asset in the recent sale of our house. I would strongly recommend working with Michael, if you are interested in buying or selling in the Illawarra as he has a lot of local knowledge and is passionate, genuine and has a strong professional integrity.

Theresa C, Mount Keira

Michael Moate was very professional and knowledgeable when he sold my home for me he also understood it wasn't easy for me to sell my home of over thirty years. To have an agent that understands that to some people it's more than a house that is being sold was very important to me and i would recommend Michael every chance i could.

Barry P, Corrimal

We had to sell a home in Figtree NSW. We lived outside the area and didn't have any local knowledge whatsoever. Where to start?? We contacted 3 agents in the area. Michael was the first one to come. Our first impression was that he knew the area, and knew what to do to sell this house. His enthusiasm, professionalism and his knowledge of how to sell this home, whilst respecting that this was an emotional time for all involved was outstanding. We signed up with Michael based on the above. He organised everything for us, and the home was sold within 2 weeks for a price that far exceeded our expectations. His help didn't stop at the sale of the house. We needed further help with cleaning it out, and he was able to provide names of people who where honest and did the job with no fuss. I would highly recommend Michael Moate and LJ Hooker Figtree for any real estate needs.

Louise C, Glenhaven

My Awards

  • Captain's Club - May 2017
  • Multi - Million Dollar Chapter - May 2016