Michael Moate

Director, Licenced Agent & Auctioneer

With over three 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
    ( 4.5 / 5.0 )

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Michael is the consummate professional. I recommend him without reservation.

Andrew - Figtree

I recently sold my house tnrough LJ Hooker Figtree , Michael Moate was the Realestate agent and he did a great job selling my house very quickly at a good price , I was very impressed and would recommend Michael and LJ Hooker Figtree for your realeastate needs

John Prior , Figtree , Wollongong

Right from the first meeting Michael displayed a professional, listening approach. His interactions with my ninety year old father (for whom he was selling the property) were particularly caring and appropriate. His advice on strategy spot on. The result could not have been better.

Paul Condon, West Wollongong

Michael was very respectful dealing with us during a very difficult time of our dads passing. Michael was professional and accessible and made the sale an easy process. Michael worked very hard and the house sold quickly without fuss.

Carolyn Cooper Dapto

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