A vastly experienced and highly admired real estate professional with over 20 years of expertise and an exceptional knowledge of all things property in the Illawarra region, Darren Kay is the proud Co-principal of Belle Property Illawarra. An advocate of the Illawarra lifestyle, Darren recognised the need for a prestigious real estate brand and together with Co-principal, Nicole Kay, opened the Belle Property Illawarra office in 2011.
Darren is a benchmark setter in the industry. He holds more than 250 sales to date above $1million and is consistently in the top 5 performers nationally for Belle Property. Belle Property Illawarra also holds the award for #1 transacting office for 2017, 2018 and 2019. He has delivered multiple suburb and street records with the office currently holding the record for the highest sale under the hammer for a single dwelling home at $4.1 million.
As part of his vast skillset, Darren is recognised as a leading project marketing agent, notably managing sales of the Links Seaside development; a luxurious $160 million resort-style complex for over 55s. Testament to his outstanding talent, he single-handedly sold out the prestigious $18 million Equinox development in North Wollongong during the height of the Global Financial Crisis.
His love of property and talent for striking a deal has seen him achieve great success with an integrity, work ethic and dedication that can only be admired. Over the years he has worked with many high net worth clients and has developed an extensive network of personal clients, eliminating the need for on-line portals to secure buyers. His constant repeat and referral business is a testament to his success and makes him not only an asset to his team at Belle Property Illawarra but also an asset to the Belle Property network.
Belle Property Australasia, #9 No. of Transactions National, FY20
Belle Property Australasia, #7 Principal, National, FY19
Belle Property Australasia, #5 No. of Transactions National, FY19
Belle Property Australasia, #5 Principal, National, FY18
Belle Property Australasia, #3 No. of Transactions National, FY18
Belle Property Australasia, #5 Principal National, FY17
Belle Property Australasia, #2 No. of Transactions National, FY17
Belle Property Australasia, #6 Principal NSW, FY16
Belle Property Australasia, #7 Principal National, FY16
Belle Property Australasia, #2 No. of Transactions NSW, FY16
Belle Property Australasia, #2 No. of Transactions National, FY16
Belle Property Australasia, #8 Principal, 2015
Belle Property Australasia, #4 No. of Transactions, 2015
Darren Kay presided over the sale process in a quiet, professional and highly effective manner. He is vastly experienced and credentialed in all aspects of property and the real estate industry generally. We achieved a good result which fairly reflected the prevailing market.
Impressed with professionalism from first meeting through presentation, advice for photo shoot, marketing photos, open house attendance, feedback and successful sale before auction.
Even though I was a first home buyer, Darren and his team made me feel really comfortable and took the pressure off me during and after the auction. Very friendly and professional at the same time. Highly recommend Darren and his team. Many thanks for the pleasant experience.
Our recent experience with Dragan Balaban & Darren Kay, together with the whole team at Belle Property
Illawarra, was excellent. We trusted that Dragan & Darren would achieve the best result possible for us
and the personal service provided to us throughout the process was testament to that.
From our first meeting right through to post settlement, Dragan & Darren were both polite, professional and
always available to take calls.
Thank you for selling our home. For buying our new home and our son's new home. I don't think we would
have pulled it off without your help.
When deciding to sell our property we had no hesitation in engaging Darren and Nicole from Belle Property.
They have a great reputation in professionalism and knowledge in there field.
During the process of taking the property to auction Darren, Nicole and there team were great, keeping us up
to date efficiently and showing real enthusiasm in wanting to achieve the best outcome.
I would recommend them highly.
Nicole and Darren are team players which is lovely to see. They go out off their way to make sure everything
is running to schedule on the sale of the property, and their Belle property team on a whole are very
Absolutely superb. Faultless.
Exemplary performance from each and every staff member at Belle Property Illawarra. Congratulations to Darren and Nicole Kay and the entire team – your knowledge, skills, professionalism and client focus are truly outstanding. We are delighted by our experience selling our house with Belle Property Illawarra, and recommend them wholeheartedly and with sincere appreciated.
Darren & Nicole have been terrific and kept us informed throughout the selling process. All staff at Belle Property Illawarra were polite and responses were immediate.
Darren and Nicole and the epitome of professionals, and as such were my only choice as agents for the sale of my property. Previous dealings with both Darren and Nicole have been extremely positive and as such their expertise and professionalism were perceived as paramount to a successful experience. Given that the sale of this property was part of a deceased estate, their empathy and sensitivity made a difficult experience bearable, As such I have no hesitation in endorsing both Darren and Nicole as experts in their field and people I consider as valued in both my personal and professional life.
Darren and Nicole and their team at Belle Property were great to deal with. Extremely professional they did not over promise on price, had a great marketing campaign and kept us informed throughout the process. They have a thorough knowledge of the local market and a marketing reach and professionalism, I believe unequaled in Wollongong. I would highly recommend them to prospective sellers.
Darren was excellent in communicating a very good marketing strategy. Both Darren and Nicole worked professionally at the auction and achieved a great result.
I give the highest recommendation to Darren & Nicole Kay. Also, everyone we came in contact with was knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to help us sell our property. Thank you so much Belle Property Wollongong
We cannot speak highly enough of the competence and dedication of Darren and his team. During the sale of our house we always felt communicated with, respected and in control. We have no doubt that the Belle team achieved the highest possible result and we would see with Darren and the team in the future, without hesitation. Thank you all for handling a potentially very stressful and daunting process with the professionalism that only comes from previous experience and success.
We would like to thank Darren and Nicole We would also like to thank Tonee. They made us feel important and not just a number.
Darren was always respectful, knowledgeable and calm with full understanding if the task hand. His experience and foresight made the job look easy and the sale met our expectations. Well done and a positive experience.
I knew Darren personally which prompted my first contact with him in relation to the property and I was very impressed by his professionalism and straight forward approach. The four weeks of open houses went very smoothly and Darren, Nicole and their staff ensured that we had up to date information on every step of the process. It was a stress free and ultimately rewarding experience and the price obtained was in the higher half of the price range Darren had given us as a guide We are extremely happy with Darren, Nicole and their staff and would definitely use them again.
In choosing an agent we came to an earlier Belle auction and we're impressed by Darren Kay's demeanour and professionalism as he worked the floor. From the minute we signed with Darren at Belle Wollongong office all aspects of the marketing campaign were handled in a timely and professional manner.
On the night of the auction we believe we would not have achieved a sale and at the sale price realised if it had been handled by anyone other than Darren Kay.
We would have no hesitation recommending Darren and Nicole to any prospective seller.
Dear Darren, Nicole and the Belle team,
We would like to take this opportunity to thankyou for your professionalism and guidance through the selling process. The final outcome has met and exceeded our expectations, and we are extremely pleased with how everything panned out. The warmth and patience displayed by the Belle staff throughout the campaign relieved much of the stress associated with the auction. We commend you for sharing and applying your knowledge and expertise to assist us in achieving our desired results. We have sold numerous properties in the past and would recommend the Belle Property team before any other.
The transaction was handled most professionally and Darren went the extra mile to assist us with closing the deal prior to auction.
The process of purchasing the property was as good as it could, get there were no hold ups or miss communication. All of the staff at Belle Property through the auction night right through to having the keys handed to me at home on the exchange day was a pleasant experience. Thank you for the flowers and the gift most appreciated. Thank you
Darren and Nicole Kay achieved a great result on the sale of my property. They lead a highly professional
team who kept me informed at all times. They were friendly and made me feel like I was their most important
client. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants the best result.
Darren and Nicole Kay achieved a great result on the sale of my property. They lead a highly professional team who kept me informed at all times. They were friendly and made me feel like i was their most important client. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants the best result.
Over the years Belle property has gained significant market presence in the Wollongong area. This and the fact that Darren Kay had been instrumental in the purchase of our home led to our decision to engage Darren and his team to sell our unit. The whole process from initial strategy to open houses to auction was efficient and seamless. There were other ley people who helped with the successful sale of the unit. This included Kathy and Tonee from Belle Property, both being extremely professional and helpful. Our decision to employ the services of Belle stylists Jo & Brooke was well worthwhile. They were wonderful to deal with and made the unit look incredible!
We would highly recommend Darren and his team if you are thinking of selling a property.
Darren was always prompt in returning our phone calls. Many thanks for the beautiful flower arrangement and the yummy chocolate.