About Us

Quaid Real Estate is still going strong after over six decades in business, making it the longest running family owned and operated Real Estate Agency in Far North Queensland.

Founded in Mossman in 1949 by George Quaid Jnr, the business quickly founded a reputation for being able to locate and secure not only traditional homes and land but also those properties best described as unique or special and truly North Queensland - be it with magical rainforest, valley streams or coastal acreages; properties that only a local could know about. Today over 65 years later, we still are finding those hidden gems as well as everyday homes and acreages for the tens of thousands of customers we have bought and sold for.

From those early days of cattle stations, sugar cane farms, coastal freehold, and machinery auctions, as it enters its third generation, today Quaid offers an even wider range of professional services that provide a complete property solution across North Queensland.

Based on Lake Street in the heart of the Cairns CBD since the 1970’s, Quaid Real Estate has now seen 3 generations of agents under its banner and is currently led by Managing Director and Principal Auctioneer Stacey Quaid – George’s eldest son and a 25 year property veteran. Stacey’s own eldest son Tom leads the residential sales team across the Cairns market.

Leveraging decades of experience, the Quaid Group provides two distinct services platforms across the North including :
  • Real Estate sales of residential and acreage land, apartments and houses across all suburbs and price ranges, from Palm Cove to Gordonvale and often further afield.
  • Plant & Equipment services including the sale by auction of goods and chattels, through our regular warehouse sales and Valuation of plant, equipment and machinery across Far North Queensland

We focus on our key strengths to ensure a high level of service to clients, and dedication to achieving the best possible result.

Our teams aim to provide efficient, confidential service to our clients and helpful, courteous attention to customers. We are members of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland and abide by its Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. We are Quaid Real Estate, and we look forward to being of service.


Stacey Quaid
Managing Director
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As a Licensed Auctioneer and Real Estate Agent since 1987, Stacey Quaid is Group Director across Quaid Real Estate and Quaid Auctioneers as well as Colliers International (Cairns)....
Ralph Westera
Projects & Residential Sales
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Ralph is a fully qualified and licensed Real Estate Agent with 25 years experience. Specialising in Cairns Northern Beaches Ralph brings an extra dimension to sales with his under...
Tom Quaid
Sales Manager
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Tom specialises in the marketing and sale of residential property across the Cairns Region, the culmination of years spent working in a variety of positions in the property indust...
Ray Dillon
Residential Sales
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A New Zealand export that fell in love with the Tropics and everything Cairns has to offer, Ray has been a vocal advocate for property and the region (and property IN the region) f...
Paula Campion
Residential Sales
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Paula moved to Cairns over 30 years ago after embracing a real estate career in Sydney where she successfully sold acreage properties and residential land in the surrounding countr...