Luke joined Creer Property in January 2012, with a decade of local and international experience in real estate. During this time, he has earned a spot amongst the top 20 auction agents in Australia and New Zealand.
After experiencing the extreme highs and lows of the London property market, Luke has developed the ability to achieve consistent results regardless of how the local market is performing.
Luke's experience gives him a unique competitive edge, but it's his drive to succeed and desire to help people that make him a standout sales specialist.
“I really love working in real estate,” Luke said. “The mix of flexibility and responsibility is a perfect balance for those who are ambitious and driven, but who also value quality personal time.”
Luke lives in Newcastle and understands why the Hunter Region provides a valuable and sort-after property market. When he originally landed in Newcastle for study, he fell in love with the place because of its capital city features and wide range of affordable housing options.
“Unlike the market in London, our region doesn't experience extreme highs and lows,” Luke explained. “We are blessed with quite a steady property market, which is yet another reason why Newcastle and Lake Macquarie are ideal places to buy and sell property.”
Luke didn't realise he was destined to work within real estate. Backpacking in London opens up so many life experiences for travellers, but it led Luke to finding a career path that motivated and inspired him.
More than 10 years ago, Luke was headed for a degree in engineering and teaching, but the allure of travel overseas was too strong. He flew to London with his girlfriend (who is now his wife) for an adventure and what he found was a natural flair and passion for real estate.
Luke sees the future as bringing lots of opportunity - even amongst the challenges. As more web-based real estate companies pop up in the market, Luke sees it as a golden opportunity to differentiate Creer within the industry. Luke believes that building rapport, trust, and a personalised service will continue to be a strong point of difference for Creer as the industry evolves.
Luke, I would personally like to convey my appreciation for the professional manner you showed in the recent sale of my father's house. At all times you acted with integrity and honesty, providing the best outcome for both purchaser and seller. It is a pleasure to write this email, highlighting a good outcome as we have so many negatives in our day to day lives.
Finally, I wish you the best in your future business.
We are writing to convey our sincere appreciation for the level of professionalism and enthusiasm that you displayed during the sale of our house in Charlestown and subsequent purchase of our new property.
We would like to thank you for the friendly and professional manner in which you marketed and sold our property. We found you to be patient, understanding, polite and very punctual. From the appraisal to settlement, Emma and I were most impressed with your attention to detail and expertise during the whole process. We have and will recommend you to other people whom wish to sell their property with the assurance you will guide them through a time that can be very stressful.
Good luck in the future and once again a big thank you and hope we can maintain the friendship we developed.
Emma and Sean Love
Luke Searles at Creer Real Estate did a fantastic job helping us sell our mother's house. It was no simple task, we are caring for our disabled Mum and living in Melbourne, and therefore selling her unusual home in Newcastle wasn't going to be easy. We found Luke to be proactive, fresh and enthusiastic in his approach to selling, something we really needed considering our distance and the uniqueness of the property.
Luke was always friendly, professional and most importantly honest with us, and worked very hard to ensure a fantastic outcome for mum. Nothing was ever a problem and he definitely went above and beyond what we expected from a real estate agent. We would have no hesitation in recommending Luke Searles to anyone looking to sell their home, and we'd like to thank you and Creer for all your hard work - we really appreciate it!
Nick & Karly
I would like to say thank you for all your assistance in helping us sell 45 Arnold Street. Your attention to detail and professionalism has really impressed us throughout the process. The process for the sale and negotiations went very smoothly for us which we were very happy with.
You exceeded our expectations on both price and service. You are the only agent we will ever use in the future..
Once again, thank you for your assistance.
I highly recommend Luke Searles and Creer Property. Luke was positive, realistic and confident with a reassuring method. Luke had a successful and clear marketing strategy to sell my home. I appreciate he took the time to explain the details to me. Each step throughout the selling process was delivered promptly and with professionalism.
In summary, I found selling my first home with Creer Property a very rewarding and positive experience. Luke and his team exceeded my expectations.
It was a very hard and difficult time for our family when we had to sell. Luke was reassuring throughout the process. We really appreciated how focused he remained, especially when we were not. He worked hard to make sure we got the best price. I would recommend Luke & Creer Property to everyone.
Great price, great service, great person - Thank you Luke
I recently had the good fortune to be referred to Luke Searles to sell my house. It had been on the market for about 20 months with little or no interest.
I contacted Luke, who quickly arranged to inspect my house and give me his opinion. Luke's confident nature is matched only by his ability to sell. At the time he mentioned that the longest that he'd had a listing was 30 odd days. I thought to myself - 'well, here's a bit of a challenge for you'. The market was slow and my previous Estate Agent had only shown seven people though in the time he had the property.
Luke and I began to arrange to marketing of my house, and before the first advertisement could be placed in the paper, he called me to say he had an inspection booked! The enquirer purchased my house. From the exchange of contracts to settlement, it only took two weeks. I was astounded.
What I particularly like about Luke is the way be treated not only me, but also the purchaser. There was never any talk about taking advantage of the purchaser and any unethical behaviour. He has honest, and above board and still managed to negotiate a fantastic price.
Thanks again Luke for your assistance.
Luke Searles was a pleasure to deal with during our recent home purchase. His professionalism and communication skills set him apart from his competitors.