Established in 1948, Wellington & Reeves is one of the oldest and most reputable real estate agencies in Albany. We take great pride in providing property solutions for our valued clients – be it purchasing, renting or appraisals across both the residential and commercial sectors. We are heavily invested in the local community and want to help you with all things real estate.
In 1948, on a hand shake, Roy Wellington and Alex Reeves, commenced a business which traded as Home Furnishing and Trading Company specialising in home furnishings, but were also Land and Estate Agents.
In 1961, a change of name was the order of the day, and the business became known as Roy Wellington and Alex Reeves Pty Ltd, and along with lifetime friend and partner John Morgan the business flourished.
In 1977, Graham Wellington joined the firm after studying Architecture for 3 years and project building for 10 years and was eventually the manager and licensee.
Roy Wellington and Alex Reeves unfortunately both passed on within a relatively short time of one another, both gentlemen serving their town and community admirably.
In February 1987, Barry Panizza joined the business with the generous help of John Morgan. Having had previous banking and farming experience the rural side of the business was once again an integral part.
Mid 2002, as property management had grown substantially, direction and development were required. With this in mind, Kathleen Mier who had been working in the company since 2002, was brought into the business to manage the department from 2004 and to offer clients an improved service experience.
A few months later, Graham Wellington announced he would be retiring and in July 2005 was farewelled at a function that espoused his loyalty and commitment to the company, for the previous 28 years.
After 57 years of family ownership, Barry and Kathleen were honoured to have been entrusted to successfully guide the business into the future.
In 2016 Wellington & Reeves undertook a major rebrand and marketing upgrade of the business, which has taken Real Estate marketing to a new level in Albany and the Great Southern, putting Wellington & Reeves at the forefront of the market with not only branding and marketing, but also residential sales market share.
In 2018, 2020 and 2022, Barry and Kathleen purchased three substantial local rent rolls, taking Wellington & Reeves to a market leading level in Residential and Commercial property management. Tim Simon also joined the team with a vast amount of experience to look after the substantial Commercial and Industrial managements.
Wellington & Reeves gives back to the community and is proud to brand the business supporting local sporting and social events.
In 2022 the Wellington & Reeves brand is stronger than ever and with over 74 years’ experience, a quality team, positive culture, and commitment we strive to continue to be the number 1 Real Estate destination in Albany and the Great Southern.
• 70 + years of experience – knowledgeable
• Exceptional service – communication, efficiency, helpfulness
• Invested in the community, partnering with over 20 local not for profit organisations
• Large team with thorough processes and administration support
We help to facilitate the sale of a range of residential & rural properties, residential land, commercial property, and businesses.
Our rental portfolio encompasses a range of both residential and commercial properties throughout the Great Southern area.
We provide both rental and sales appraisals for properties within the Great Southern region. Our appraisals ensure you know the true value of your property in relation to the current market conditions.
Owning a home is a keystone of wealth… both financial affluence and emotional security.Suze Orman