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Jim Georgiou

Jim Georgiou

Owner of Harcourts Essential in Tecoma & Upwey, Jim is a fully licensed estate agent and accredited auctioneer who strives to make people’s real estate endeavours a positive and memorable experience. He combines extensive experience, industry knowledge and strong negotiation skills with a level of availability that’s rare in today’s industry.

A long-term local resident, Jim began his real estate career in Tecoma in 2000. By 2005, given his rapid success and insight into both the region’s property market and sales, he’d purchased the agency he was working in, subsequently rebranding to Harcourts in 2007. By 2012, Jim expanded his network, opening Harcourts Upwey and confirming Harcourts Essential as the local agency of choice.

While known for his strong sales skills (and the winner of the Novice Auctioneer Award Australia-wide in 2012), Jim is a genuine, local family man and trusted member of the local community. Not your stereotypical agent, Jim puts people first. He offers personalised, attentive attention throughout the entire sales process, with his sincerity and sales success seeing him attract ongoing repeat and referral business.

Jim’s astute negotiation and auctioneering skills make him one of the best in the industry. “Many people aren’t aware that the art of negotiation is indeed an art,” explains Jim, who is highly trained and specialises in the field. He’s also confident in both his estimated sales price – and achieving it. “It’s very rare that our vendors will have to drop their price.”

Jim’s enthusiasm for people and real estate rubs off on the award-winning team he manages and mentors, with the agency’s positive office culture underpinned by quality service and admirable work ethics. While integrity lies at the core of Harcourts Essential, Jim also maintains a good sense of humour. “If the team and our clients are happy at the end of the day,” he adds, “it’s been a very good day.”

Jim, married with two sons who were schooled locally, enjoys quality family time. He also loves traveling the world. An avid fan of ‘the world game’ and an excellent former player and coach both in Australia and overseas, Jim is an active member of the Melbourne Chelsea Supporters Club. Of course, given his love of soccer and exploring the world, Jim will travel for his sport – and will happily tell you all about it!

What others say about Jim...

My dealings with Jim Georgiou confirmed him to be highly professional, highly motivated and completely experienced in the marketing and sale of the property, which was carried out specifically with my interests at heart. His knowledge of both the local property market as well as the pricing structure within the local area was extremely impressive. Most importantly however, was his professional opinion on the sale price achievable for the property which was completely realistic, and which in the end proved to be very accurate. Once the property was listed, he kept in touch constantly ensuring that I was updated with any signs of interest in the property as well offering his advice throughout the negotiation and sale process. I also found all of the staff at the Harcourts office to be warm, friendly and most importantly professional.
Christopher Eldridge April 2016

Jim was approachable, down to earth and very confident. He was prompt and professional. Jim had a lot of experience and knew the area thoroughly. He was great to work with. I would use him again easily and recommend him to friends.
Rebecca Hart March 2016


I wanted to commend you Jim (and your team) for your excellent service with the sale of our home. From first initial contact to final dealings, you went over and above what we were expecting and the process was seemless. Helping me in every way with the sale and working around me and my 2 small children whilst my husband was interstate was invaluable. Your knowledge of the market, buyers and ultimately your customer service is second to none, nothing was too much trouble and we thank you for all your hard work. We would highly recommend your services to anyone.

Rodney & Corrine McLennan March 2016


Jim has an invaluable knowledge of the housing market in the Belgrave and surrounding hills area. Jim is more than just a real estate agent. He brings a personal and professional approach to the sale of the property. I would definitely recommend his services to new clients.

Sofia Veprek March 2016






Hi Jim,

I'm sorry it's taken me so long to write this (about 5 months too long), but I just wanted to say a huge thank you for selling us our house earlier this year.

We really appreciate everything you did for us and I wouldn't hesitate recommending you to someone or selling / buying another house from you in the future.

We hope you and your family have a fantastic Christmas and Holiday.

Many thanks

Shelly, Mic and Lillie

Preparing to sell was a difficult time for my family, we had just recently lost my father. I was very apprehensive about making decisions and contracts without his advice. I contacted 3 local agents from the hills and 2 from the suburbs. I felt instantly comfortable with Jim, he spent time, finding out what I wanted & expected. He shared his knowledge of the current market and explained clearly what I could do to help achieve the best potential from my property. He also put me in contact with competative, reliable businesses to help me do that. He discussed what options I had available to me and identified the possible advantages & disadvatages, he suggested what he thought would work best for this property & me. At all times through the sale Jim communicated what was going on and through him I felt confident even when something did not go to plan. Jim Georgiou is genuine and he knows his stuff, he thinks outside the square but plays by the rules. My property sold and I ended up with more than expected. GO JIM!

Martine Nicolls

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