Heart of Noosa

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We rise by lifting others, so it is no surprise that one local real estate agent has risen to great heights with her style, substance and heart in Noosa. Carlie Wacker shares the secret to the success of Kate Cox.

Style and substance are the first two words that come to mind when I think of Noosa real estate agent Kate Cox. An incredibly smart, impeccably-presented and experienced professional with a heart of gold. It’s not often an agent would forfeit their sales commission or be found toiling in the kitchen preparing and serving canapés for guests at a fundraiser, but this is precisely what sets this human apart from the rest. 

Kate has spent over a decade in the highly competitive industry and has won awards both locally and nationally. In the last 2.5 years she has amassed over $118 million in sales as part of the Reed & Co Estate Agent team in Noosaville. 

Kate says it’s the connection to the emotional journey that people experience when buying and selling property plus an extensive knowledge of the region.

“Having lived in Noosa with my husband Tony since 2005 we have completely immersed ourselves in the Noosa lifestyle and community,” she said.

Tony is a sommelier (and our drinks writer for this magazine) and works alongside Kate as a real estate agent. They are actively involved in lots of organisations and charities and are very visible in the community. 

Apart from the incredible work she and the team do at Reed & Co with the Charity Gala to raise funds for paediatric equipment for local hospitals, they also support the Marcoola Surf Lifesaving club, Noosa Arts Alive and Friends of Noosa Regional Art Gallery. In fact, if it were not for the backing by Kate and Tony Cox the friends of the gallery wouldn’t have their shiny new membership cards. This volunteer organisation assists our gallery financially to continue offering the annual Lyn McCrae Memorial Drawing Prize that recognises local artists plus kids’ art classes and gallery openings.

In addition to regular committee meetings for these organisations and ongoing daily support she takes on some big projects too, all while working full time as a much-loved real estate agent.

Just this year Kate sold a Sunshine Coast home and the story is a heart warming one indeed. 

A very generous 14-year heart-lung transplant survivor Catherine Davies left her home in Ninderry and the proceeds of its sale to The Queensland Lung Transplant Support Group on her passing with the aim of providing accommodation for carers and families of transplant patients close to the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. 

“We were so incredibly humbled to be a part of this,” said Kate. “It was such an incredibly generous thing for Catherine to do, and considering the circumstances, we decided to help sell the house at no charge and not take any of the normal commission on the sale of this property.”

“We also encouraged everyone else to donate their time so all of the sale price went directly to the charity, even the lawyers waived their fees,” she adds.

With help from other local businesses and suppliers the home was readied for sale and the final Auction result was $780,000 – an exciting outcome for
The Queensland Lung Transplant Support Group.

What further proof do you need that this lady is one of style and substance! The secret to living is giving and I give this lady and her team Tony Cox and Erin McCartin a huge round of applause. 

About the Author /


Ali spends her days clicking away and creating print and digital designs for a variety of coast businesses and brings more than 15 years of print publishing experience. When she’s not at her computer, you can find her outdoors with her husband and three kids.

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