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2020 sees Fitzpatricks Real Estate celebrate its 70th year in business.

Founded on February 21, 1950 by Geoff Fitzpatrick, formerly known as G.J. Fitzpatrick & Company, operation began from a small office in the basement of the former Gissings Building in Fitzmaurice Street. Geoff was given the building rent free in return for the owner’s financial books being written up.

Throughout Geoff’s real estate career he kept extensive diary entries, detailing his day to day activities and financial transactions. His 1950 diary indicates his first house sale was made to Mrs Clark, with the property located in Wollundry Avenue selling for 4800 pounds.

Over the years the business has grown from its humble beginnings where it was originally a one man show, to now employing a professional and dynamic team of 48 staff.

As a privately owned, local family business, Fitzpatricks Real Estate is proud to have been serving the community of Wagga Wagga for the past 70 years and are looking forward to many more successful years to come.

Real estate runs in the veins of all our staff members with the team having a combined experience of over 365 years in the real estate industry. “The business has a major focus on both commercial and residential real estate, with constant training being part of our ethos,” said Director Shaun Lowry.

Fitzpatricks Real Estate has helped thousands of people buy and sell their home, and we realise the importance of this. 

Fitzpatricks Real Estate attributes the success and growth of the company to hard work and great customer relationships throughout the years.

“We all enjoy what we do and love helping people find themselves in a better place,” said Director Brendan Madigan.

The 6 current partners, Richard Fitzpatrick, Geoff Seymour, Brendan Madigan, Shaun Lowry, Helen Woodhouse and Paul Gooden believe Fitzpatricks strength and growth has come from the quality of our dedicated managers and team members. “Our staff are proud of what they do, proud of what they achieve and have a genuine interest in the service they provide,” said Director Geoff Seymour.

Since the 1950’s G.J. Fitzpatrick and Co. has been passionate about giving back to the community, a tradition Fitzpatricks Real Estate still holds today. Coming into its 70th year of making a difference within our community, in recent times, Fitzpatricks has donated over $125,000 back into our community.

Fitzpatricks Real Estate have been supporters of numerous organisations including Carevan, Riverina Bluebell, Committee 4 Wagga, Dragons Abreast, South Wagga Rotary & Circus Quirkus, McGrath Foundation, Cancer Council, Relay for Life, St Michael’s Cathedral restoration, Forest Centre, Kurrajong Waratah, CSU Foundation and Movember just to name a few.

The future is bright for Fitzpatricks Real Estate

Fitzpatricks Real Estate continually strives to be the prominent industry leader, always searching for new and innovative ways of developing a productive and successful company. We attribute our success and longevity not only to strong customer associations, but also to continually striving to seek and embrace new technologies and ideas.

Always looking forward, Fitzpatricks seeks and embraces new ideas and technology. Growth is a big item on our agenda and we are continually looking for exceptional people to join our team whether in Sales, Property Management, Marketing or Support, to enable us to continue to provide the best real estate experience to the people of Wagga Wagga.

“We have a great team culture and a sound management structure that provides opportunities for all. With continued training, coaching and striving to be the best, we are assured of growth and success” said Director Paul Gooden.

Fitzpatricks Real Estate is very conscious of being leaders in the industry, adapting new technology to provide vendors and landlords with the greatest exposure in the marketplace and to enable buyers and tenants to find the right property with as many options as possible.

“We will continue to build on our unique marketing solutions, with our dedicated marketing team helping to maximise our clients’ outcomes as well as providing community services such as the Fitzpatricks Report and market updates” said Director Helen Woodhouse.

Our objective is to stay ahead of changes in technology and service delivery, to be prepared so we can offer the best service in the way our customers want it.

“I have enjoyed listing people’s homes as I have always recognised the importance and magnitude in people’s lives of the decision to sell their home, and I know that by giving their home to Fitzpatricks to sell they would always get the best service available” – Richard Fitzpatrick

Did you know… Fitzpatricks have over 1700 managements both residential and commercial, and transact over $100 million in residential property each year.

Finally, Thank you to all our loyal clients. Without you we would not be the successful company that we are today! It is a privilege to work with and be of service to the people of Wagga Wagga. We look forward to many more years of business within the community.