LJ Hooker - Stratford

Stratford

Business Summary
We are Australia’s strongest real estate brand.
About Us

Established in 1928 by Sir Leslie Joseph Hooker, LJ Hooker has grown to become Australasia’s best-known real estate brand (Galaxy Brand Track 2015).

We are one of the largest residential and commercial sales and property management organisations in the industry with more than 8,000 sales professionals, property managers and support team members in 730 franchised offices.

Over the past eight decades we have helped millions of Australian’s to realise their property dreams and we look forward to helping many more in the years to come.

At LJ Hooker we are quietly doing something amazing. We are building on some very strong foundations and a proud history. We are growing our network, our people and our capability. We are passionate about real estate and our brand and we want to take it to even greater heights. If you would like to help Make Dreams Happen - contact us today to find out what exciting opportunities exist at LJ Hooker.

We are passionate about real estate and our brand. As a group we are working towards our vision to be famous for customer experience. We are striving to take our brand to even greater heights. We want to be exceptional.

What We Do
FAQs
Do I need a pest inspection?
You don’t need a pest inspection but it is recommended that you get one to ensure the property you are buying has no major issues as this could save you a lot of money in the future.
How can I work out the budget I can afford to buy a home?
Talk to the experts at LJ Hooker Home Loans, they can help assess your current earning and assets and develop a plan with you.
What is stamp duty?
Stamp duty is a charge which is applied by state governments in Australia and is in relation to the transfer of land or property. The State Government charges may vary depending on the purpose of the property purchased.
What auction terms should I know?
It is important that you understand these terms before your bid at an auction: Bidders guide, Inspection, Vendor and Dummy Bids, Rises and Advances, Reserve, On the Market and Passed In.
What should I look for in a neighbourhood?
To determine the right neighbourhood for you, consider your pace of life - are you young and is the proximity to friends and entertainment important or are you looking for a quieter suburb. If you have family plans consider schools, transport and amenities and safety of suburb. Consider where you work and the daily commute.
What is the settlement?
Closing (also referred to as completion or settlement) is the final step in executing a real estate transaction. The closing date is set during the negotiation phase, and is usually several weeks after the offer is formally accepted. On the closing date, the ownership of the property is transferred to the buyer.
What is the first home buyer grant?
The First Home Owner Grant (scheme) was established to assist eligible first home owners to purchase a new home or build their home by offering a grant. The grant amount is determined by the date of the eligible transaction and each state has different rules and regulations.
What is a sole agency agreement?
A sole agency agreement is similar to an exclusive listing agreement, to the extent that you give rights to one real estate agent to sell the property whilst maintaining the ability to find a buyer yourself. However, in this situation no commission is payable to the agent if you are able to find a buyer who they did not introduce you to.
What is an auction agency agreement?
An auction agency agreement is effectively the same as an exclusive agency agreement, except that it specifically applies to a property you are attempting to sell at auction rather than privately. If the property reaches a sale at the auction, you will be required to pay the real estate agent a commission.
Can I charge the tenant for the cost of having the water and sewerage connected to the property?
It is the owner's responsibility to have utilities such as water and sewerage connected to the property. However, in most areas of Australia, tenants can be charged for all or part of the water usage costs. As these can vary depending on your region, you may wish to speak with your local LJ Hooker agent about the different ways you can manage and pay your rates notices.
What is the role of a real estate agent?
Real estate agents are qualified professionals that can help you sell your property. They are experts in the local and wider property market and provide informed property appraisals. They help guide sellers on the best method of sale and ensure properties are actively promoted and marketed to reach the maximum number of buyers. Real estate agents will assist in the negotiation of property sales and ensure this is done with the utmost confidentiality.
What is an exclusive listing?
With an exclusive agency agreement, you give only one agent the rights to sell your property. This may entitle the agent to be paid a commission if the property is sold during the fixed term of the agreement, even if you or another agent were responsible for the sale. An exclusive listing arrangement is most commonly used for the sale of residential properties.