Meet the team: Arija McQuillan

With over 15 years’ experience in the industry across multiple platforms, it was only fitting when I made the decision to join the buy side with the vision to help buyers and give them the competitive edge and advantage they absolutely deserve.

My move came at a time when it was extremely tough for buyers to get into the market and very little has changed in the five years I have been buying property at Cohen Handler.

I am passionate about my career and about helping people buy property.  I love taking on a client’s brief, whether that be for investment or primary residence, and exceeding their expectations with the outcome and experience.  Buying property should be a fun and rewarding experience.

I’ve found that each and every buyer and buying experience is completely unique, no two experiences are the same, and that’s why I individually customise the buying process for each of my clients depending on where they need my help the most.

From the way I interact with my buyers to the way I search for homes; everything is uniquely tailored to their wants and needs. The way I present information back to them varies as well, for some clients I’ll do a video walk-through of the property so they can see if it’s worth pre-qualifying.  I always do whatever I can to accommodate the needs of every client and make it as fun and simple for them as I can.

I’ve also met some incredible people through the buying process and have had some extremely rewarding experiences working with my clients.

One family I worked with had been looking for a property for more than 18 months when they came to me. Within four weeks, we had helped them secure an amazing property below their budget.  Another client was due to give birth in six weeks’ time when their landlord gave them notice to vacate because they were selling the property and within two weeks, I had helped the couple buy a property that had exceeded their expectations – It’s these kinds of stories that give me real job satisfaction and make me love what I do.

I am always excited to sit down with a new client and discuss their brief, no matter what they’re after. I primarily specialise in buying property on the Lower North Shore, Upper North Shore and Northern Beaches.

When I’m not helping buyers find their perfect home, I try to spend as much time with family as I can. Usually my only downtime is on Sundays, so you’ll likely find me out and about with my son, at the zoo or somewhere on the northern beaches.

To have Arija McQuillan represent you on your property purchase please phone: 1300 420 160 or email: