You are the centre of everything we do
Since we started, we have never stopped working to improve and innovate to bring people like you the best possible property experience.
Over the last 10 years we have become a multidisciplinary brand, providing a full range of property services to our clients, not only within Canberra, but also in the surrounding regions. It doesn’t matter if you are looking to buy, rent, sell or for property management services, we’re confident we can exceed your expectations.
At Independent you are always our top priority. That said, it’s always nice when we get recognised by our industry and peers. I mean who doesn’t like a full trophy cabinet?
Apart from making mum (very) proud, these awards are about letting you know we are the real deal. We work hard and have the bling to prove it. We will never stop trying to do better, always setting new standards for quality and professionalism, and hitting the highest standards of customer satisfaction.
So come on, have a peek at our list of recent awards:
Our values shape us
We do… the right thing: We think about the people and the world around us before we act. Through our Foundation, Green business initiatives and industry involvement, we lead by example to make sure everything we do leaves Canberra a little better off.
We do… what we say we will do: You can always take us at our word. We’re not looking for loopholes or to make grand promises we never intend to keep. We make it a habit to under promise and over deliver
We do… make our clients smile: We get that property is more than just property – it’s security, prosperity and an extension of who you are. We take the responsibility of helping you with your property seriously and put your customer experience at the centre of everything we do.
We do…work as a team: Team work is our everything. No one works in isolation. That means if you are talking with one of us you are talking with all of us. Our approach to selling property is the same – it’s never just one agent looking for buyers, all of our agents will be working to sell your property.
We do…what we do because we love it: We wouldn’t be here if we didn’t. We live and breath real estate and believe in what we are doing. Both for our customers, and Canberra as a whole.
We do… lead through innovation: We don’t stay still. We are constantly changing and adapting so we can make what we do smoother and faster. We don’t let way we’ve done things in the past weigh us down as we head into the future.
This is where we came from
We first opened our doors in 1958, under the name R.O Wellsmore. We’ve been leading Canberra’s property market ever since.
In 1974, R.O. Wellsmore joined forces with another local agency, Reg Daly Real Estate, and steadily grew to become Canberra’s leading combined agency. In 1990 we began trading as R.O. Wellsmore Independent and Reg Daly Independent and were joined by a third business that became Federation Independent.
As business grew, so did the strength of the Independent brand. So much so, that in 2000 the decision was made by the franchisees to drop the separate entity names and trade under just one: Independent Property Group.
In 2019 we shortened our name to simply Independent as part of a huge property wide rebrand. This rebrand was more than just changing our look, it was about better reflecting who we are and who we want to be.
Today, we employ hundreds of people in sales, property management, body corporate and administrative roles. Our employees love what they do and as a result we boast one of the highest employee retention rates of any business in Canberra. Our focus on employee recognition and development and our award-winning training has played a huge part in our success over the past 60 years, and ensures we attract the very best in real estate.