Pauline Karatau

Licensed Agent

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Pauline’s reputation has been built on her commitment to achieving the very best results for her clients. Her intimate knowledge and passion for the local market, her astute assessment of price and value and highly developed negotiating skills along with clever marketing have all contributed to repeat business and referrals – a testimonial in itself.

With twenty years’ experience in the industry including running her own successful property management /real estate business Pauline still thrives on ensuring her clients, both sellers and buyers have fond memories of their real estate transaction.

“I am happy to say to say that I find maturity still has its advantages!” says Pauline. “Through many life experiences I have developed a strong sense of empathy. I can sense when there may be obstacles and I am able to react with proactive solutions to ensure a most streamline transaction”


  • Satisfaction
    ( 4.6 / 5.0 )
  • Recommendation
    ( 4.4 / 5.0 )
  • Performance
    ( 4.6 / 5.0 )

What our customers say

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Pauline was meticulous in her dealing with the sale of our unit. She was honest with us and never gave us false hope, which I appreciated.

Peter Lawson

I wish to say how much I appreciated Pauline Karataus help, courtesy and advice during my recent negotiations to buy at "Oronsay, Marinas Reach" Newstead Avenue, Newstead. I would have no hesitation in recommending Pauline as a First Rate Real estate Agent. Thanking you.

Rhondda Todd, Newstead

I liaised with two other agencies before meeting Pauline. Her first impressions were excellent with the following characteristics; an easy mannerism, her experience radiated through her confidence, good local knowledge and a keen assessment of property values. Her sales style I found pleasant and appealing which, no doubt, potential buyers would find the same. Pauline achieved a very good sale price for our property. I believe it was the highest price paid for a two bedroom unit in New Farm. Well done!!!

Robyn and Steven Starkey, New Farm

Pauline's strong record for achieving Mariners Reach sales close to the properties' list prices, coupled with her commitment, poise, professionalism and intelligence was my reason for selecting LJ Hooker, New Farm. If Pauline had been working for another agency, I would have listed the property with that other agency.

Kim, Newstead

Matt and Pauline were both excellent to deal with throughout the purchase of my property. Matt was always available to assist and provide any information I requested.

Karen Greaves, Kangaroo Point

Pauline Karatau supervised the sale of my unit at 15/96 Oxlade Drive Newfarm in May 2016. This was a very high stakes financial operation for me, so I interviewed half a dozen prospective real estate agents, both locally and out of the city, starting in November 2015. I chose Pauline to handle the sale because I became convinced that she had the best blend of personal skills and business skills to get the best and safest outcome for my family and I. I am pleased with the processes she oversaw. She and her support team of Jez and Mathew gave me invaluable advice on how to prepare and present the property. They were very sensitive to my family's needs and my emotional position, I had lived here for 17 years and moving on was not a simple cognitive process for me. Pauline ran a very professional marketing campaign. She was very attuned on how to present the property in the best light and to a wide potential pool of buyers, without excessive expense. Unfortunately, the market had its confidence shaken half way through the marketing campaign with the calling of a federal election, speculation about the future of negative gearing in future governments and negative press about a unit glut, and potential property bubble. Despite these challenges, Pauline and her team were able to secure a quick sale at a reasonable price. I put this success down to her tenacity and her ability to develop the trust of her clients and in that way assure them of the longer term security of their purchase of my property. Considering the external market challenges involved, Pauline did a great job. I think this was a win win outcome for the purchasers and the vendors. My family and I need to thank Pauline Karatau, Dr Stephen Norton 26 June 2016

Stephen Norton, 15/96 Oxlade Drive, Newfarm, 4005.

Pauline's strong record for achieving Mariners Reach sales close to the properties list prices, coupled with her commitment, poise, professionalism and intelligence was my reason for selecting LJ Hooker New Farm. If Pauline had been working for another agency I would have listed the property with that agency.

Kim Poiner, Newstead

Pauline exemplified professional service and provided salient advice throughout the process including the recommendation of a solicitor for conveyancing. In her absence, Matthew Karatau ably handed matters.

Christopher Richards, Newstead

I found Pauline friendly and helpful and not pushy, unlike other agents I have had acting on my behalf before. I was very satisfied with Pauline.

Rosalie Horner, Newstead

Pauline and Matt were outstanding from our first meeting. If there was a rating higher than excellent it would be applicable to Pauline. Our experience was outstanding and I know we would never use another agent again other than Pauline and LJ Hooker.

Michael Moore, Newstead