David Holmes is an award winning, leading auctioneer that has specialised in real estate markets across Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
In his current role as LJ Hooker’s National Auction Manager, David is responsible for the development, growth and success of auctions within the LJ Hooker network and the delivery of auctioneering services as well as the coaching of LJ Hooker’s Future Captains Recruits.
Having worked across all facets of the real estate industry, David has a sound understanding of the real estate market across Australia and is able to offer knowledgeable comment on auction markets across the country. He has experience within the media and is comfortable presenting in front of large groups, live to camera or radio and over the phone.
A licensed real estate agent, David began his real estate career as an auctioneer for commercial and residential property and has had experience as a real estate trainer and property presenter.
He first began auctioneering in Melbourne and has worked with major clients such as Victorian Police, Hewlett Packard, the Commonwealth Bank and Myer. After great success working as the director and general manager of a well-established auction house,
David moved to Queensland where he became a leading property auctioneer in the South East Queensland market.
In 2014 he won the Real Estate Institute of Queensland’s (REIQ) Rising Star Auctioneer of the Year and is now a finalist for the 2018 REIQ Auctioneer of the Year.
His key strengths lie in negotiation, communication, real estate legislation, marketing strategy, rapport building and industry knowledge. He has also worked with a number of charities including LJ Hooker Foundation, cancer charity Variety Australia and Red Frogs Australia.