Accountants for real estate agents

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Liston Newton Advisory offers the full range of accounting services under one roof. Talk to our team today.

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Leading accountants for real estate firms

Liston Newton Advisory is here to look after all your business accounting tasks.

We offer an in-depth understanding of your unique business challenges as a real estate agent, ensuring your business is optimised for maximum efficiency and productivity.

Select from a wide range of services, from bookkeeping to trust account audits, cashflow planning and much more.


Tax planning


Business and cashflow planning

Independent trust account audits

Rent roll sales and purchases

Home and business loans

Accounting for real estate businesses

Learn more about your business with our comprehensive guides

At Liston Newton Advisory, we take pride in helping business owners get more out of their hard work. Our downloadable guides can give you an in-depth look at strategies and technologies that will help your business grow.

  • Discover tax strategies and business structures available to you
  • Understand and apply new business management technology
  • Get in touch with us for information tailored to your business

Expertise for the real estate industry

Wealth of experience

Industry experience

Our 40 years of experience working with real estate agents has given us all the knowledge and understanding you need.

Full range of services

Tailored services

We can tailor our services to suit your needs – whether it's business structuring, tax planning, audits, bookkeeping and  more.

Long term client relationships

Client partnerships

We make it a top priority to clearly understand your business goals, so we can deliver both now and into the future.

Leading industry innovation

Innovative solutions

Our innovative accounting technology solutions will streamline your work processes for ease, speed and efficiency.

Our work in the real estate industry

Strategic accounting for a local real estate agent

We were brought in to offer accounting support for a family-owned real estate business in Camberwell.

Initially we took over their bookkeeping, setting up the right systems to deliver more accurate weekly numbers, as well as more efficient payroll services, which saved them 3 hours work each week.

Next we organised their trust account to be independently audited, before organising commercial loans for the purchase of their business property.

More recently, we have also supported them with financing for a rent roll acquisition.

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About us

We're a specialist accounting and business advisory firm with 40 years of experience helping our clients develop their businesses and exceed their financial goals.

Our team can help you to plan for business excellence, delivering everything from strategic advice and support to day-to-day task implementation.

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Kieran Liston, Director | Consultant

We offer in-person or virtual accounting and financial services

Our business is making sure your business thrives, and we aim to make our financial and business advisory services are as accessible as possible. With several offices dotted across Australia, we’ll happily welcome you in for a coffee and a face-to-face meeting. We can also accommodate remote meetings, should you prefer them. If you’re interested in shaking hands with the team, below are some of our most popular services offered at our NSW, VIC and QLD locations.

Expertise you can trust

We've been doing this for a long time, and we have industry leading qualifications and accreditations to show for it. Learn more from a specialised business accountant.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a rent roll valued at?

Rent rolls have appreciated in value over recent years. Each rent roll value is different, based on how the rental market is performing and the demand, plus a a number of other factors.

In recent times, rent rolls have been valued at between 3 and 3.5 times annual sales. This makes them a great asset to build up alongside your real estate brand and business.

How can I solve irregular cashflow?

Lumpy cashflow is a common issue in the real estate industry. Sales can drop for extended periods and the market can be easily swayed by external factors.

It can be helpful to know your fixed overheads and monthly break-even amount. We also recommend creating a budget and a 12-month cashflow forecast, which can be incorporated into your online accounting software to help compare forecast vs actuals.

Supplementing sales income with rental management income can also help you to ride out any slow periods.

What's the best way to keep track of staff and client expenses?

Recently, there have been huge developments in software that enables you to track expenses and allocate them, whether it's to staff or clients. Some notable applications include Receipt Bank, HubDoc and Expensify. It's important to evaluate these solutions and select the one that best integrates with your business.

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