Empowering New Futures

We're motivated to connect and serve in uniquely valuable ways on your journey to find your ideal home and lifestyle. But more than that, we believe in empowering new futures - for our clients, our community, our agents and our industry.

Think the way others don’t, and join us on the edge of real estate.

When we think about real estate, we think about people, not just property. Urbane was founded in 2003 by Principal George Nikos, and today we have grown into a cohesive group of exceptionally committed staff renowned for our dedication, ingenuity and complete integrity.

As a holistic service agency we cover everything from residential and commercial sales, leasing and property management to project marketing and finance.

Meet The Team

Innovation

We don’t follow the masses, we champion and serve individuals. We don’t feel restricted by what is, but instead we like to think about what could be. We are dynamic, energetic and a catalyst for change.

Relationship

We honour relationship, and show up with a will to serve you, not ourselves. We’re here to offer astute advice, complete peace of mind and clarity every step of the way.

Future-minded

We know our stuff, keep our eyes on the future and work together to leverage our knowledge and wisdom and drive forward. Thinking long-term takes resolve, but it’s right.

Hear from our clients

  • “This is the fourth house Prue Holcombe has sold for me and as always, she has made the sale process as painless as possible and achieved a strong sale price in a sliding market with heaps of bidders attending the auction.

    Just wish all agents were as easy to deal with and as professional as Prue. She has again exceeded expectations on both price and service”.

    Lisa – Kitchener St, Caringbah

    “We were so pleased to have Prue represent us in selling our house in Alexandria. She was easy to talk to, professional and guided us through this stressful time of selling our first home.

    We successfully auctioned off our house even in the current downturn in housing market and are more than happy with the result. We highly recommend Prue to anyone who wish to sell their property.”

    Victoria & Alex – Wyndham St, Alexandria

    “We have just sold a property in Alexandria and had the pleasure of Prue Holcombe to guide us through the process. Her professional manner and guidance was fantastic and lead to a seamless sale and an excellent result at auction.

    As I’m sure you can appreciate this is a very stressful time, however Prue and her team absorbed the pressures and went over and above our expectations. Thank you so much.”

    Donna & Anna – Copeland St, Alexandria

  • “I have known Charles Bailey for many years now and have always found him to be a man of integrity and extreme professionalism. So when the time came for me to sell my house there was only one person that I wanted and that person was Charles. It was on the market for only a short time and I got a very good price for it. I highly recommend his services and you won’t be disappointed.”

    Les – Bishopgate St Camperdown

    “Prue is a true expert in selling property, particularly in the Inner West. Her market knowledge, recommendations, general style and final results cannot be faulted. I would strongly recommend Prue to represent you in the sale of your property – she did an outstanding job for us. We followed Prue’s sound advice to the letter and achieved an excellent outcome. We encountered Prue during a search for a property ourselves and found her to be one of the best agents in terms of dealing with as a buyer, and only once we became a seller did we realise just how beneficial it is to have an agent that knows what they’re doing – I can’t recommend Prue highly enough.”

    Damian Haslam

    “Charles is an exceptional operator with the utmost integrity and professionalism. His knowledge of the local market is second to none. A great bloke as well. Thanks!”

    Peter – Denison St, Newtown

  • “I purchased from Prue. I found her no nonsense and straight forward to deal with. None of the usual shenanigans which meant I was happy to pay for certainty. I noted she had a long standing and professional relationship with the vendors and fairly represented their interests (rare in the current market). I wholeheartedly recommend Prue and her team.”

    Tom – London St, Enmore

    “I cannot recommend more highly an agent like Charles. His knowledge, his attentiveness, and his supreme effort to help me get my house ready for the sale was, in my opinion unsurpassable. He helped me to arrange cleaners, he recommended stylists, and he even got into his civvies to help me with some heavy lifting! What a guy, what an agent!”

    Pip – Denison St, Camperdown

    “We had a good experience with Charles as our agent. He kept us fully informed as the campaign progressed so we had realistic expectations leading up to the auction. His negotiation skills on auction day secured the sale.”

    Peter & Sally – Oxford St, Newtown

  • “Prue is and always has been forthright in information and knowledge, she’s a delight to work with and makes the whole process of selling or buying a house painless. She is a great negotiator and doesn’t feed you all the crap other agents tend to. I have used her in the past and would most definitely use her again and recommend her to anyone. I knew I was looking for an honest, straight-talking real estate representative. We sold two weeks before auction and that speaks for itself. Thanks Prue!”

    Anto & Peter – London St, Enmore

    “Charles was really helpful throughout the campaign at 13 Septimus Street. He set a price guide that was more realistic that what I have experience through other agencies and he also amended the price guide as a result of feedback from the market. I found Charles to have integrity throughout the process and he was quick to respond to any requests that I had. I would highly recommend Charles as an agent.”

    Joel & Alice – Septimus St, Erskineville

    “Despite not selling or buying in the Inner West for a decade, we knew who the perfect person was to sell our house. His reputation as the best is well known even if you don’t deal in real estate, and our decision to not even consider anyone but Charles was repaid.

    From the first moment we met through to the auction, he was extremely professional, with a friendly nature. Nothing was left to chance, from the (free) use of their in-house stylist, to contracts, surveys and everything in between. Having Urbane carry out the building and pest survey, so potential buyers could access was a great strategy, and a time saver for potential buyers and us (only having one inspector visit throughout the whole process was very handy).

    From the very start we felt comfortable with the expected price, however thanks to the skills of Charles and his team we achieved a great result (beyond anything we ever expected). We couldn’t recommend Charles highly enough. He’s very competitive with fees/commissions etc, however way above average in his delivery. Priceless you might say!”

    Billy – Oxford St, Newtown

  • “Prue has handled the sale of two of my properties and has provided personal and detailed attention to during both sales. She’s built a sturdy reputation with the attention she gives to each client by getting to know them well and being completely honest with them.”

    Michelle – Loveridge St, Alexandria

    “Charles has got to be up there with the very best in Newtown when it comes to navigating the stressful waters of house-selling. We received prompt, no nonsense advice, a clear indication of costs and easy access to Charles and Urbane for feedback and any queries. The service included great guidance on the preparation of our house for the market and sensible tips on styling and de-cluttering. Charles was also good at keeping our feet in the ground, a steady hand that’s important in such a volatile market, and not getting carried away with every new auction result in the lead up to ours. A confident and heartfelt recommendation from me.”

    Kevin – Oxford St, Newtown

    “I recommend Charles to anybody wanting to sell a property in the inner west. He is a pleasure to deal with, down to earth with no bull which is rare nowadays. His experience shines through – this is not the first time I have dealt with him and it won’t be the last. Thanks Charles – you orchestrated a great result for me.”

    Ian – Lennox St, Newtown

  • “Charles was supportive and helpful through the whole sales campaign. Charles’ price guide was spot on. At all times he was very upfront and clear. He has such knowledge about this area of the inner west and I recommend his services to potential vendors.”

    Prue – Oxford St, Newtown

    “I interviewed 4 other agents before selecting Charles to sell my property. Charles’ experience and specialised understanding of the target market for my property stood out at the start, and his estimated price range for my house proved spot-on with the resultant sale price. Charles was easy and straightforward to deal with, and I very much appreciated his professionalism and solution-oriented approach. Definitely recommended.”

    Louise – Derby St, Camperdown

    “Charles was effectively managed to work in the best interests of me as the purchaser as well as those of the vendor. His communication was impressive and he helped us get a deal over the line pre-auction. Would highly recommend if I was selling my house, has much more integrity than some agents I have had experience with.”

    Emily & Enzo – Australia St, Newtown

  • “From the start Prue was friendly and easy to relate to. I was particularly impressed with the way Prue handled the final negotiations to get the best result.”

    Clare – Lawrence St, Alexandria

    “Charles was great! He put our minds at ease throughout the campaign. He kept us well informed and would always answer our phone calls when ever we had a question – no matter what time of the day. We highly recommend using Charles if you’re looking to sell in the Inner West.”

    Ryan & Kristy – Australia St, Camperdown

    “I contacted Charles knowing that he had been in the Inner West for some years. He is a solutions based person; and he contacted a number of interested parties and my property was sold within the week, for a reasonable price. He stayed in touch to advise where things stood and I believe was fair and reasonable for both myself and the purchaser.”

    Penny Fraser – Australia St, Camperdown

  • “I recently purchased a house through Prue. I enjoyed working with her and appreciated the advice and support she gave me. Without her advice, I probably would have missed out on the property.”

    Paul – Lawrence St, Alexandria

    “Absolutely recommend Charles for his calmness, thoroughness and principled, responsible attitude. With Charles being a local resident, involved in the way things happen in the community and having an ongoing commitment to the place makes it a different experience.”

    Stephen & Lynnette – Australia St, Newtown

    “Prue was a fantastic agent for our recent sale in Darlington. She knew the market in our area well and had great strategies and marketing to get us the best possible result. Always very friendly and easy to communicate with. Highly recommended.”

    Emily – Wilson St, Darlington

  • “This is the fourth house Prue Holcombe has sold for me and as always, she has made the sale process as painless as possible and achieved a strong sale price in a sliding market with heaps of bidders attending the auction.

    Just wish all agents were as easy to deal with and as professional as Prue. She has again exceeded expectations on both price and service”.

    Lisa – Kitchener St, Caringbah

  • “We were so pleased to have Prue represent us in selling our house in Alexandria. She was easy to talk to, professional and guided us through this stressful time of selling our first home.

    We successfully auctioned off our house even in the current downturn in housing market and are more than happy with the result. We highly recommend Prue to anyone who wish to sell their property.”

    Victoria & Alex – Wyndham St, Alexandria

  • “We have just sold a property in Alexandria and had the pleasure of Prue Holcombe to guide us through the process. Her professional manner and guidance was fantastic and lead to a seamless sale and an excellent result at auction.

    As I’m sure you can appreciate this is a very stressful time, however Prue and her team absorbed the pressures and went over and above our expectations. Thank you so much.”

    Donna & Anna – Copeland St, Alexandria

  • “I have known Charles Bailey for many years now and have always found him to be a man of integrity and extreme professionalism. So when the time came for me to sell my house there was only one person that I wanted and that person was Charles. It was on the market for only a short time and I got a very good price for it. I highly recommend his services and you won’t be disappointed.”

    Les – Bishopgate St Camperdown

  • “Prue is a true expert in selling property, particularly in the Inner West. Her market knowledge, recommendations, general style and final results cannot be faulted. I would strongly recommend Prue to represent you in the sale of your property – she did an outstanding job for us. We followed Prue’s sound advice to the letter and achieved an excellent outcome. We encountered Prue during a search for a property ourselves and found her to be one of the best agents in terms of dealing with as a buyer, and only once we became a seller did we realise just how beneficial it is to have an agent that knows what they’re doing – I can’t recommend Prue highly enough.”

    Damian Haslam

  • “Charles is an exceptional operator with the utmost integrity and professionalism. His knowledge of the local market is second to none. A great bloke as well. Thanks!”

    Peter – Denison St, Newtown

  • “I purchased from Prue. I found her no nonsense and straight forward to deal with. None of the usual shenanigans which meant I was happy to pay for certainty. I noted she had a long standing and professional relationship with the vendors and fairly represented their interests (rare in the current market). I wholeheartedly recommend Prue and her team.”

    Tom – London St, Enmore

  • “I cannot recommend more highly an agent like Charles. His knowledge, his attentiveness, and his supreme effort to help me get my house ready for the sale was, in my opinion unsurpassable. He helped me to arrange cleaners, he recommended stylists, and he even got into his civvies to help me with some heavy lifting! What a guy, what an agent!”

    Pip – Denison St, Camperdown

  • “We had a good experience with Charles as our agent. He kept us fully informed as the campaign progressed so we had realistic expectations leading up to the auction. His negotiation skills on auction day secured the sale.”

    Peter & Sally – Oxford St, Newtown

  • “Prue is and always has been forthright in information and knowledge, she’s a delight to work with and makes the whole process of selling or buying a house painless. She is a great negotiator and doesn’t feed you all the crap other agents tend to. I have used her in the past and would most definitely use her again and recommend her to anyone. I knew I was looking for an honest, straight-talking real estate representative. We sold two weeks before auction and that speaks for itself. Thanks Prue!”

    Anto & Peter – London St, Enmore

  • “Charles was really helpful throughout the campaign at 13 Septimus Street. He set a price guide that was more realistic that what I have experience through other agencies and he also amended the price guide as a result of feedback from the market. I found Charles to have integrity throughout the process and he was quick to respond to any requests that I had. I would highly recommend Charles as an agent.”

    Joel & Alice – Septimus St, Erskineville

  • “Despite not selling or buying in the Inner West for a decade, we knew who the perfect person was to sell our house. His reputation as the best is well known even if you don’t deal in real estate, and our decision to not even consider anyone but Charles was repaid.

    From the first moment we met through to the auction, he was extremely professional, with a friendly nature. Nothing was left to chance, from the (free) use of their in-house stylist, to contracts, surveys and everything in between. Having Urbane carry out the building and pest survey, so potential buyers could access was a great strategy, and a time saver for potential buyers and us (only having one inspector visit throughout the whole process was very handy).

    From the very start we felt comfortable with the expected price, however thanks to the skills of Charles and his team we achieved a great result (beyond anything we ever expected). We couldn’t recommend Charles highly enough. He’s very competitive with fees/commissions etc, however way above average in his delivery. Priceless you might say!”

    Billy – Oxford St, Newtown

  • “Prue has handled the sale of two of my properties and has provided personal and detailed attention to during both sales. She’s built a sturdy reputation with the attention she gives to each client by getting to know them well and being completely honest with them.”

    Michelle – Loveridge St, Alexandria

  • “Charles has got to be up there with the very best in Newtown when it comes to navigating the stressful waters of house-selling. We received prompt, no nonsense advice, a clear indication of costs and easy access to Charles and Urbane for feedback and any queries. The service included great guidance on the preparation of our house for the market and sensible tips on styling and de-cluttering. Charles was also good at keeping our feet in the ground, a steady hand that’s important in such a volatile market, and not getting carried away with every new auction result in the lead up to ours. A confident and heartfelt recommendation from me.”

    Kevin – Oxford St, Newtown

  • “I recommend Charles to anybody wanting to sell a property in the inner west. He is a pleasure to deal with, down to earth with no bull which is rare nowadays. His experience shines through – this is not the first time I have dealt with him and it won’t be the last. Thanks Charles – you orchestrated a great result for me.”

    Ian – Lennox St, Newtown

  • “Charles was supportive and helpful through the whole sales campaign. Charles’ price guide was spot on. At all times he was very upfront and clear. He has such knowledge about this area of the inner west and I recommend his services to potential vendors.”

    Prue – Oxford St, Newtown

  • “I interviewed 4 other agents before selecting Charles to sell my property. Charles’ experience and specialised understanding of the target market for my property stood out at the start, and his estimated price range for my house proved spot-on with the resultant sale price. Charles was easy and straightforward to deal with, and I very much appreciated his professionalism and solution-oriented approach. Definitely recommended.”

    Louise – Derby St, Camperdown

  • “Charles was effectively managed to work in the best interests of me as the purchaser as well as those of the vendor. His communication was impressive and he helped us get a deal over the line pre-auction. Would highly recommend if I was selling my house, has much more integrity than some agents I have had experience with.”

    Emily & Enzo – Australia St, Newtown

  • “From the start Prue was friendly and easy to relate to. I was particularly impressed with the way Prue handled the final negotiations to get the best result.”

    Clare – Lawrence St, Alexandria

  • “Charles was great! He put our minds at ease throughout the campaign. He kept us well informed and would always answer our phone calls when ever we had a question – no matter what time of the day. We highly recommend using Charles if you’re looking to sell in the Inner West.”

    Ryan & Kristy – Australia St, Camperdown

  • “I contacted Charles knowing that he had been in the Inner West for some years. He is a solutions based person; and he contacted a number of interested parties and my property was sold within the week, for a reasonable price. He stayed in touch to advise where things stood and I believe was fair and reasonable for both myself and the purchaser.”

    Penny Fraser – Australia St, Camperdown

  • “I recently purchased a house through Prue. I enjoyed working with her and appreciated the advice and support she gave me. Without her advice, I probably would have missed out on the property.”

    Paul – Lawrence St, Alexandria

  • “Absolutely recommend Charles for his calmness, thoroughness and principled, responsible attitude. With Charles being a local resident, involved in the way things happen in the community and having an ongoing commitment to the place makes it a different experience.”

    Stephen & Lynnette – Australia St, Newtown

  • “Prue was a fantastic agent for our recent sale in Darlington. She knew the market in our area well and had great strategies and marketing to get us the best possible result. Always very friendly and easy to communicate with. Highly recommended.”

    Emily – Wilson St, Darlington