Four Generations of real estate experience.
Four Generations of real estate experience.
Four Generations of real estate experience.
Four Generations of real estate experience.
Four Generations of real estate experience.

Four Generations of real estate experience.

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Our Past, Our Passion, Your Future

We are a boutique real estate agency focused on client service. Our business has been offering and delivering a highly professional service for over 90 years. By employing high-quality people and pursuing the highest standards of excellence the business has positioned itself as a leader.

We use the best of the past combined with the leading insights of the present in order to progress our valued clients’ investments into the future. At Wills, we will provide you with the best results. Whether it is buying, selling, management or investment, we look forward to you becoming one of our valued clients.

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  • With more than 90 years experience, the Wills brand stands for honesty, reliability, and authenticity.
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We’ve seen so much change in our home town over the decades.

We are dedicated to leasing, selling and acquiring property. Our team of experienced professionals know the Sydney real estate market intimately. We are here to help you understand and navigate it. We listen to our clients and ask questions to completely understand their needs.

We believe in building positive long term communicative relationships with our clients. We emphasise looking at the big picture and understand that conducting ourselves with expertise, integrity, and diligence are the key drivers for us to continually better our relationships. We are constantly learning and improving. As a result:

  • We only work with clients we believe in.
  • We only work with landlords we think are fair and reasonable.
  • We only have agents who are hard-working, thorough and have the utmost integrity.

At Wills we use the best of the past combined with the leading insights of the present in order to progress your investment into the future. We use structured, results-focused communicative processes that are tailored, ensuring that you get the best results. Put simply our multigenerational property knowledge is used to maximise results for you.

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  • 01.Migration
  • 02.Humble Beginnings
  • 03.Progression
  • 04.Sales
  • 05.The good 'ol days
  • 06.Master of Applied Science Building
  • 07.The Modern Era
1912
Just prior to World War 1
Just prior to World War 1

The Wills Family came to Australia in 1912 just prior to World War 1 with the first son George Martin having been born in the UK. After having run various businesses in both country NSW & in Sydney, during which time two more very patriotically named sons, Sydney Austral Wills (Aus) &Melbourne Roy Wills (Roy),were born ,the family finally settled in Bronte.

1934
59 Macpherson Street, Waverley
59 Macpherson Street, Waverley

In 1934 Aus purchased their first Real Estate business located at 59 Macpherson Street, Waverley from Sam Lawrence in the building then known as Lawrences Corner. (The business continued to operate from that location until 2018 under the name of Wills Bros Estate Agents.) A second Real Estate business was purchased shortly thereafter in the late 1930’s from Tom Maher when both George & Roy entered the business. Tom’s daughter, Mary, continued working in the business for over 50 years. This business was located at 315 Clovelly Road, Clovelly. It was closed in 1970 when it was merged into the Macpherson Street business.

1960s
The next generation
The next generation

As the business grew over the years the next generation became involved in its operation. The first was David Martin Wills AASA(Associate Australian Society of Accountants)) in the early 1960’s, Richard John Wills CPA (Certified Practising Accountant) in 1966, Peter Carl Wills -Valuer (Certificate of Valuation) & Douglas George Wills (Bachelor of Architecture) in the late 1960’s & early 1970’s. Shortly after Richard commenced work in 1966, a third office was purchased from Lance Davis at 471 Bronte Road, Bronte. Richard was appointed as Licensee of that office. It was closed in about 1980 when it too was merged into the Macpherson Street business.

1960s
Building homes
Building homes

Because Roy, who besides being a very good salesman had always wanted to be a builder, a family decision was made in the 1960’s to also branch out into the then new field of building Strata Title home units. Over the following 30 years the family, operating under the name of Bronte Constructions, built some 25-30 blocks of home units & town-houses mainly in the Eastern Suburbs area.  Roy’s second son Stephen also obtained his Builder’s qualifications & played a vital role in its ongoing operation. Those 30 years were very busy & fruitful as the home unit sales generated much collateral business from people wishing to sell their houses and to move into those home units.

The Bronte Beach office was certainly very different. In the late 1960’s Bronte beachfront was like a small village. Richard used to collect rent from nearly all the beachfront shops and often felt like the local magistrate, especially when he was dragged into local disputes.

1970s
Manual
Manual

When Richard entered Real Estate in 1966 there were no computers such that all accounting work was done manually. Receipts were handwritten in duplicate of triplicate; there was a manual office record of rents received. The Cash Book & Ledger were also manually entered. Lease and other documents & letters were typed up on a typewriter.

Monthly Bank Reconciliations were very laboriously manually carried out. The Bronte office, which at that time had about 800 tenants, used to take about 2 days to complete! Now with computers it is self-balanced every day at the push of a button.

Two or three days a week there would be a “rent run” where the rent collector would call door to door, collect the rent & issue a manual receipt. The money collected would be reconciled upon return to the office. You certainly got to know very quickly if a tenant was having difficulty in paying their rent.

Technology evolved such that Richard attended the first real estate technology conference at the University of New England in Armidale where he was introduced to the first use of computer hardware and software in the real estate industry. It involved instructions in how to enter pre-determined numbers for receipts and payments for tenants, owners and creditors on to paper templated pages. These pages were then batched up and manually delivered, usually daily, to a centralized computer processor for the printouts to then be manually returned to the office. Richard was very thankful when computers advanced to the stage where this whole process could be carried out “in-house” without all the paperwork.

1980s
Richard Wills
Richard Wills

In the early 1980’s Peter resolved to leave the business & take up a Real Estate teaching career through the TAFE (Technical & Further Education) system. He subsequently obtained two university degrees through the University of Technology Sydney;  Diploma of Teaching with distinction 1985 & in 1993 Master of Applied Science Building (UTS).He first became a lecturer in valuation practice & real estate at TAFE then  in Land Economics at both the University of Technology Ultimo & finally at Western Sydney  University as Senior lecturer property, School of Economics & Finance, until his retirement in 2008.

In the late 1980’s Richard decided that it was, for him too, time for a break from the office. After an 18 month break he decided to set up his own Real Estate business at Bondi Junction. He called it Richard Wills (Real Estate) Pty Ltd. Commencing with just his wife Beth working in the office & one client he slowly began to build , purchasing first a previously bankrupted business then two other smaller businesses ,creating a viable base employing two other people.

2000s
Wills Property
Wills Property

In 2017 he sold the business to his son John Athol Wills who is a qualified Real Estate Valuer & has university degrees as a Bachelor of Land Economics & a Masters Degree in Green Building. John has renamed the business “Wills Property” and expanded the business even further. He has since employed Richard Wills’ niece Jillian Wills who comes with over 20 years’ experience in Real Estate as well as two additional staff members in the fields of property management and accounting & another part-time in property management. John’s son Daniel, joined the business in 2017 providing expertise in social media and online marketing. Thus the Wills family involvement in Real Estate carries on to the fourth generation.

  • Bondi Junction
  • Cronulla
  • Elizabeth Bay
  • Woolloomooloo
  • Coogee
  • Clovelly
  • Dover Heights
  • Double Bay
  • Maroubra
  • Tamarama
  • Waverley
  • Bondi Junction
  • Cronulla
  • Elizabeth Bay
  • Woolloomooloo
  • Coogee
  • Clovelly
  • Dover Heights
  • Double Bay
  • Maroubra
  • Tamarama
  • Waverley
  • Bondi Junction
  • Cronulla
  • Elizabeth Bay
  • Woolloomooloo
  • Coogee
  • Clovelly
  • Dover Heights
  • Double Bay
  • Maroubra
  • Tamarama
  • Waverley
  • Bondi Junction
  • Cronulla
  • Elizabeth Bay
  • Woolloomooloo
  • Coogee
  • Clovelly
  • Dover Heights
  • Double Bay
  • Maroubra
  • Tamarama
  • Waverley
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It is with GREAT pleasure that I am given this opportunity to write a testimonial for Richards Wills Website (Now Wills Property). We have been a customer of theirs for over 25 years and have used their services in different ways. Initially, we were renting a unit on their listing for 12 years, eventually having the opportunity to buy this unit from the owners. During all this time of renting and then the transaction of the buying the unit, Richard Wills and his team were there giving exceptional service, prompt, and efficient. They were fair and on top of the current market trends with regards to renting, selling and fee prices. They are now managing an investment unit of ours and I have recommended Richard Wills as the managing agents to other owners in the block and they too are using them. You will find dealing with this agent and “personal” and friendly experience.
Personal and friendly experience.
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If you’re looking for a licensed real estate agent in Sydney that gives you a great return for your investment, Wills Property has dedicated real estate professionals that examines your property background inside out and prepares the complete requirements needed to turnover your homes to future owners or renters. Wills Property has been offering reliable real estate brokerage services for 90 years and has the expertise to provide solutions for every type of residential investor. Backed by industry experts, real estate agents and property managers at Wills Property know the ins and outs of property management, house rentals, property renovations, house sales, transfer of deed, and mortgage loan payments.

Four generations of Australian Real estate

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