Kent Shay


Kent has been selling real estate for nearly 20 years. Starting at L.J Hooker Ballina, under the guidance of his father Michael Shay, he was able to learn what it takes to be a successful agent. The opportunity to help people purchase their dream home and working hard to exceed sellers expectations is a position that Kent takes very seriously.

In July 2003 when the company expanded to Lennox Head, Kent took the opportunity to become Licensee.

The Lennox office has a team of committed staff which Kent is very proud of both within the office and their efforts within the Lennox community.

In his rare time away from the office, Kent enjoys spending time with his wife Angela and three children, loves a BBQ and misguidedly supporting The Newcastle Knights. His other big passion is cricket and whilst no longer playing, is a dedicated member of the Tintenbar East Ballina Cricket Club – Up The Bar!


  • Satisfaction
    ( 4.6 / 5.0 )
  • Recommendation
    ( 4.9 / 5.0 )
  • Performance
    ( 5.0 / 5.0 )
  • Top 2.5%
    Top 2.5%
  • Top 7%
    Top 7%

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What our customers say

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Kant Shay is as good as it gets for Real Estate Sales.

Stephen Packer - Byron Bay

Kent was on the ball at all times and kept me up to date. He was nor pushy and had an understanding of my particular circumstances and I feel that he achieved a good result in as short a time as possible.

Kay Burton, Springwood, NSW

Kent and his team have been our property managers, and sales agents. In all their positions, this office has showed us the most professional and honest conduct. Can't recommend them high enough.

Irene, Lennox Head

The first meeting and all subsequent meetings were attended by both Principals of the Lennox Head (Kent Shay) and Ballina offices (Michael Shay). The initial meeting was impressive with a thorough researched plan for our sale campaign for presentation and approval. Kent and Michael listened to our own concept plan with compassion and understanding. Our home was sold through the Lennox Head Agency and we highly recommend Kent Shay who is honest, reliable and the complete professional. His attention to detail and the care and curtesy he showed us was unique and we are very grateful for the smooth procedure from signing the sales agreement to sale settlement date.

Joan & Neville Budd, East Ballina NSW

I would recommend Kent for any house sale in the area - especially the 'top end' properties which he has a lot of experience and contacts that are relevant for this market. I appreciated that Kent listened to all my thoughts and ideas for the sale and worked closely with me all the way through to achieve the sale.

Kay Johnson Lennox Head

Kent was very professional in all aspects of the sale of our home. We were actually overseas for the first few opens and he was respectful of our home and we trusted him with the coordination of the open homes. We would not hesitate in recommending Kent for this important role.

Michelle & Peter Lyons, Lennox Head

We were very happy with our sale , Kent was very straightforward and professional , we would recommend Jent to anyone thinking of selling .

Sally Campbell Lennox Head

Great communications and advice. Friendly staff. Would highly recommend Kent Shay to family and request was too much trouble. Appreciated the friendly and professional attitude

Mick King. Silverdale NSW

We would thoroughly recommend Kent Shay as he is very professional & has great communication skills. He sold our property with minimum disruption to the tenants as we had requested. Kent always let us know how the sale was progressing & was always respectful & polite. It was a pleasure to have Kent sell our property & he managed to make everything run smoothly.

Alison & Peter Chaston Pottsville

Kent was fantastic and the quickest of the sale is testament to his knowledge and expertise.

Dan McCabe Fernleigh

Kent Shay has always been very professional in his role as our selling agent. He always kept us well-informed on the progress of our sale, was readily available and approachable and made the whole selling process stress free for us.

Tony Bindon

Kent conducted himself in a professional calm manner. He is very knowledgeable of the market and was considerate of my needs. Selling my property while residing in Canada was a daunting task but I knew it was in good hands and he would get it done. I was right.

Craig Watson Vancouver Canada

We have had a long association with Kent Shay and his employees at Lennox Head. In all this time our relationship has been a happy and professional one with first grade service. At any time when communicating with Kent Shay or his 2ic Alisa Steel, and his other staff you know immediately you are not going to be "fobbed off". Their attention to detail in getting things right is always followed up in a courteous and happy manner. Information is obviously exchanged well between them, and acted upon. My husband Gavin and I have no hesitation in recommending Kent, Alisa and other staff to look after all aspects of your real estate affairs. Catherine & Gavin Clarke.

Catherine Clarke, Coolangatta

Kent suggested a price to list the property at that was a little higher than I thought we could get and he managed to sell for just under that price in a matter of days without advertising it was sold before we got that far. Kent and his staff are excellent to deal with and I would recommend them to anyone selling property in Lennox Head. I won't hesitate to contact them if in the future I need to purchase another property in Lennox.

Harvey Bailey Dapto NSW

I would strongly recommend Kent Shay to anyone looking at buying or selling Real Estate. I found him very knowledgeable and very approachable and his communication and follow up was exceptional. He understands the market and works hard to get the results which is the aim of everyone dealing in Real Estate. He kept me fully informed with any possible interested purchasers and delivered a brilliant result. Kent will always be my first point of contact for any future transactions in his area.

Peter Magrath

Extremely satuisfied

Stan and Anita Hayes

We have always found Kent Shay and his team very helpful, accommodating, and professional whether in property management or in sales. We had a very good experience with our recent recent sale of our unit which was managed by Kent. We could not fault the overall service as it was very professional in all respects. We also continue to enjoy high quality ongoing professional property management service for our holiday rental property. We would highly recommend Kent and his team to anyone requiring these services.

Paul T Darwin

I interviewed three Real Estate Agents regarding the sale of my town house in Gibbon Street Lennox Head and selected Kent Shay of LJ Hooker to carry out the sale. Kent was always very clear about details while not overburdening me with unnecessary information. He was very regular in communicating any new details, and very interested and committed to the sale of my house. In less than a week he had found a buyer and the sale followed very smoothly and easily. He was able to negotiate a very good price for my house and I was very pleased with the outcome.

K. Lamont

After looking at all the real estate agencies in the Ballina/Lennox area we made the decision to engage Kent Shay to the task of selling our house. During our initial meeting we were very impressed with his genuine and down to earth attitude. After listening to what we needed to achieve from the sale of our house he advised us as to the best course of action. In hindsight his advice achieved the perfect result. He was happy to be flexible and accommodate some special requests from us and treated our property with great respect when conducting the open houses. Throughout the whole process we were well informed and felt comfortable to be open and honest with our communication with Kent. We also felt very reassured in Kent's confidence in a successful outcome. Overall we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kent to anyone seriously considering selling their precious property

Mr D Davies and Ms J Cottman

I wish to place on record my satisfaction in regards to your handling of the sale of my Lennox Head property. Naturally as a seller one is always looking to achieve a higher price; however, given the market conditions I consider that the price achieved together with the conditions of sale to be excellent. As a real estate agent I understand making a sale is important. However, at no stage during negations did I feel that you were not acting in our best interests. All the best for your continued success Best regards.

Mr Savage

Dear Kent We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the extremely professional manner in which you processed the sale of our property at 1/60 Hutley Dr Lennox Head recently. We were never, at any time, under any pressure to sell our house as the decision to sell was based on Family commitments in Canberra only. We would have no hesitation in recommending L J Hooker of Lennox Head to any prospective buyer or renter. We would also like to thank all your staff for the great service renting our properties over the past twelve years.

R Hawke

We both sold and purchased properties with Kent Shay of LJ Hooker Lennox Head. We had first met Kent when he was offering an appraisal service in our neighbourhood. We were not serious sellers at the time but were impressed with his honesty and courtesy. When we decided to more seriously search the market place some months later we contacted Kent with a list of our requirements. Over several months he showed us numerous properties. It took us quite a considerable time for both my husband and I to mutually agree on a property. Kent never wavered in his service to us and was at no time over zealous. He offered us consistent courteous service. He finally found us the ideal home. We then had no hesitation in offering him the marketing rites to our house sale. He found us a serious buyer within three weeks and allowed us to have a timely and cost effective transition from one property to the next. I would highly recommended his service to anyone contemplating a real estate purchase or sale.

E Unsworth

We chose LJ Hooker Lennox Head to sell our home as they had given us exemplary service managing our rental property. It was an absolute delight dealing with Kent. He was very professional in his approach, always made himself available to any queries we had, and guided us through the selling process in a competent manner. We couldn't have asked for more !

R & L Douglas

Kent, and all the lovely girls at LJ Hooker Lennox Head, Many, many thanks for all your help, patience and friendship whilst selling my house. I will never forget you.

K. Singh

“Kent managed the entire marketing and sale of our 33 lot subdivision in a manner that was extremely professional at all times. I was particularly impressed with the way he handled all negotiations on price and I believe on the odd occasion that we did not receive full listed price, the price was as good an outcome as we could have hoped for, especially in the weakening market. Other agencies had the opportunity to sell lots in the subdivision however, they did not achieve a single sale whilst Kent provided a consistent flow of contracts. With the recent sale of the last remaining lot, this was a 100% success rate for Kent and his team. The entire process was completely hassle free and I always felt confident we were getting the best available exposure and attention throughout the marketing program. Not being a local developer, Kent went beyond the usual service and was very helpful with numerous additional requirements we asked of him not related to the marketing function. The success of our subdivision was in no small part a direct result of the extra effort and service provided by Kent. I have a long history in the property industry and I have had a lot of dealings over many years with a huge range of agents and agencies and I do not exaggerate when I say I found Kents’ services exceptional – complete with integrity and a very nice guy to deal with ! A rare find in the property jungle.” B.Hickey

B. Hickey

Hi all! We just wanted to say thank you so much for the hard work and professional service over the past year, during the tenancy and subsequent sale of our home. It's been a pleasure to deal with each of you, and of course it's always good to have a successful outcome. Thanks once again for the guidance and support from a brilliant team, it has been very much appreciated

M & K Pearce

Mr. Kent Shay, of L.J.Hooker Lennox Head, has recently sold our home at Skennars Head. During the procedure, we found Kent to be polite, helpful and very thorough with any queries and feedback that we required. He was always available to answer questions and we found him to be a most personable young man. We would certainly recommend Kent as a very reliable and honest Real Estate Agent.

J & P Dalli

It was a pleasure to deal with Kent Shay and his team and we are happy to recommend him to anybody wishing to sell property in the Lennox Head area.

Lesley and Richard Honner, Strathfield, Sydney.

My Awards

  • Top 2.5% - Apr 2019
  • Top 7% - Apr 2019
  • International - Best New Talent - Nominee - May 2003