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
    ( 4.6 / 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

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

I first met Michael Moate in 1999/2000 when I picked him at random from an agency in the same street as the house I was selling. I formed a bond of trust with Michael that swayed me in the selection of an agent for the sale of my townhouse in 2015. I found then and again recently that Michael's values of honestly and loyalty to his clients was one I identified with. Michael gave me good, easy to understand advice on the best method to sell my property and an accurate appraisal on the sale price. The results of the sale of the property proved to be very close to what we anticipated. I'm very happy with the result achieved. I have recommeded Michael to a family friend of mine. I would also engage with Michael on the sale or purchase of other real estate I may acquire. I recommend Michael to others. Thanks again Michael John

John S, Wollongong

We have had the pleasure & fortune of doing business with Michael over the past 10 years, with both purchasing & selling property. Owning a business ourselves, we can appreciate the efficiency in which Michael works, and the fact that he doesn't time waste, he just simply gets on with what is expected of him in a friendly & helpfull manner, genuinely wanting to make the process as smooth as possible. Michael seems to have a talent & understanding of the property market. The sucess rate he has in getting a property sold, at the right price, can only suggest that the research he does on your area & property is what makes the difference in getting that best price possible. He always has a smile with a confident positive mannerism that we found invaluable in selling our property. Michael showed respect when selling our property & was always conscience with security when showing potential buyers throughout our home, always making sure the buyers followed this as well. His success rate & follow up with us has always left us feeling 100% happy. We would whole heartedly recommend without any hesitation Michael Moate when dealing in the property market.

Kim & Adam

My husband & I sold our property with Michael Moate. Both during & further to this time we have found Mr Moate to be exceptionally courteous, organised & in all respects, professional. Mr Moate made every effort to ensure the sale of our property ran smoothly, ensuring at all times we were informed & satisfied with the proceedings. He gave excellent, honest advice regarding the anticipated sale price, advertising & inspection opportunities. Following the sale of our property Mr Moate has maintained professional dialogue with both my husband & myself. I would not hesitate to recommend his incredible real estate expertise to my family & friends.


My husband Bill & I would like to thank Michael Moate for the very professional & enthusiastic way he helped us to sell our home of 48 years. From the very early contact some years ago until we finally felt it was time to move on, he respected our taking our time. We had said if he did not push our decision we would come back to him. He respected this & we can only say we are delighted with the result. His courteous & realistic approach, his suggestions on presentation & advertising all helped us, we feel, to have a very quick & successful sale. Everything we asked was attended to quickly & positively. It was a great experience to deal with him & we would thoroughly recommend him to any potential buyer or seller.

Betty M

Michael Moate displayed the potential to do his very best for us and to help us achieve our aims. Michael more than fulfilled our expectations. We would highly recommend Michael to anyone in the Figtree area.

Carl Jackson, Bruce ACT (formerly of Figtree)

Michael did a fantastic job selling my property, exceeding my expectations for both the price and ease of the selling process. He was very helpful and kept me advised on what was happening every step of the way. I would recommend Michael to anyone who is selling their property.

Lisa Cratchley, Keiraville

Michael was very professional and easy to deal with. I highly recommend him to anybody. Very knowledgeable and experienced which is what you want when doing a property transaction.

Natalie, Figtree