LJ Hooker

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About Us
Selling Property?

If you are planning to sell your property, you want to choose an agency with a strong brand, a skilled team and a reputation for consistent, high quality service. LJ Hooker with over 700 offices across Asia Pacific, 8000 licensed agents, property managers and office support teams are there to help you sell your property for the best possible price within a fixed time frame.


This is done by using our superior negotiating skills, high levels of customer service and comprehensive resources to get great results for you.

Contact 1800 621 212 for your nearest office for an obligation-free market appraisal.


Buying Property?

There is lots to think about when buying a property, but a LJ Hooker agent can provide valuable help from start to finish. Whether you're looking for a home or an apartment, we have a comprehensive range of real estate listings to help you find the perfect place to call home. Once you have your home, we can help with inspections & pre-purchase reports, to get your paperwork in order.


Our team can also connect you with the financial support you need to complete your transaction. Getting into your dream home is easier with LJ Hooker.

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Renting a Property?

LJ Hooker recognises the value of your time and we have a great range of tools at our disposal to help you customise your searches and maximise your results.

Many people choose to begin their rental property search online - but you may find that a mobile phone app is more convenient when you're on the go. Alternatively, you can meet with a LJ Hooker agent to discuss your options and find a property that suits you.


Once you have made your choice, you can quickly and easily complete your application online and pay a deposit - usually equivalent to two weeks' rent, although this can vary from landlord to landlord.

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Investing with LJ Hooker

Buying property as an investment comes with a whole host of unique considerations, which you'll need to take into account before you make your purchase. Across our national network we manage properties worth over $60 billion for over 250,000 investors.


From finding suitable tenants and collecting rent, to fixing a dripping tap, we know how to make sure your property is kept in great condition and that you get the best return on your investment. For 100's of tips on making the most out of your investment visit myljhooker.com.au


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FAQs
Looking for Property Advice?
myLJHooker.com.au has the answer to all your property questions. Packed with the latest property market reports, articles from leading experts, tips and advice on all areas of property, in-depth eBooks to download, offer and budget calculators it will help you at every stage of the property journey. Visit myljhooker.com.au
What steps are involved when selling a property?
There are many steps you need to be aware of when selling, from getting your property appraised to choosing an agent, to determining the best method of sale and how best to market your property. You need to understand the negotiation process, contract of sale and what you need to do when it is sold. For a comprehensive step by step guide on selling visit myljhooker.com.au
How much is my property worth?
Property values and house prices change with the market. When selling it is important to clearly understand your property’s value. Getting an obligation Free appraisal from a LJ Hooker agent will provide you with a detailed report on real estate movements in your local area. Also download our Free myMarket report on myLJHooker to understand what is happening nationally and regionally. The more information you have the better. Visit myljhooker.com.au
What are the different ways to sell a property?
There are 4 main methods of selling a property in Australia. Auction, private treaty, tender and expression of interest. Determining the best method of sale for you should be made in conjunction with your agent. For more information on the pros and cons of the different methods visit myljhooker.com.au
Does styling a home to sell make a difference?
Styling your home to look its best will boost final sales price between 7.5-12.5 per cent, according to a survey of the top agents in the LJ Hooker Network in Australia. Styling means to decorate and organize your home and garden to look its best on inspection days. To help you style your home we have partnered with Darren Palmer, the famous judge on The Block to share his room by room tips to make your property look its best. To find out his tricks of the trade visit myljhooker.com.au
What factors determine the purchase price of the property you are buying?
While a number of factors come into play, in the end a property's worth is judged by only one figure - how much is somebody prepared to pay for it at the time? The most significant considerations for pricing a property are recent sales and current competition. The first is a review of what other properties of this type have sold for, while the latter takes into account similar homes that are presently on the market. Contact 1800 621 212 for your LJ Hooker real estate agent who can help you here.
Why should I carry out a final inspection on the property I am buying?
No matter how excited you are about purchasing your new house or unit, it is prudent to undertake a final inspection to ensure that the property is still in the same condition it was when you negotiated the deal. You should check that all the fixtures and fittings included in the contract are still present and that the previous residents did not cause any damage when moving out of the property. For more tips visit myljhooker.com.au
What is the "cooling off period" in a contract?
A cooling off period is usually where one party, usually the buyer, is given a short amount of time after signing and exchanging the contracts to decide if they definitely want to proceed. The seller is generally bound to the contract and prohibited to sell the property to anyone else during the cooling off period. The rules of cooling off periods differ between states, so check the details that apply to your state with a solicitor or conveyancer. For more visit myljhooker.com.au
How much rent can I receive for my property?
To determine how much rent you can charge for your property, you’ll need to assess the market - how much money similar properties in your area are renting for. A good place to start is to carry out some research online. It’s important to pay attention to the requested prices, as well as how long the properties stay on the market at those rates. Your local LJ Hooker agent can provide you with plenty of useful information on comparative rentals in the area. For more visit myljhooker.com.au
How much is a typical lease?
In Australia, standard lease periods are generally either six or 12 months. While longer lease terms are possible, you are likely to find a smaller number of tenants who are willing to commit to this time. You may wish to speak to your LJ Hooker agent about the different advantages of each lease length and help you determine how to maximise your return most effectively. For more tips visit myljhooker.com.au