Richard Thwaites

Sales Consultant / Auctioneer

Leading Auctioneer, Marketer and Sales Professional, Richard has over thirty years’ experience in real estate where he has earned a solid reputation for delivering exceptional results for his clients.

Richard Thwaites’ three decades of experience and the backing of ‘Australia’s #1 Real Estate brand', LJ Hooker, gives you that important edge. He is the former Owner/Principal of the LJ Hooker Kensington office and led the high achieving LJ Hooker Kensington team for a quarter of a century which has resulted in Kensington being the single most successful South Australian LJ Hooker office and being awarded in excess of 20 State and National awards for Top Sales, Auction and Marketing performance.

Richard sets the bar high with his professional integrity and Real Estate knowledge.

The attention, skill and energy that Richard devotes to the marketing and sale of your property is second to none. He takes all the stress out of selling to ensure the smooth running and sound auction result. Richard will help you prepare your property to ensure you have the very best presentation and therefore best price.

In recent years, Richard has also been personally recognized as a Life Member of the Society of Auctioneers & Appraisers, an LJ Hooker Captains Club Platinum Life Member and Admiral – marking him as amongst the best of the best in the LJ Hooker international network, proving ‘nobody does it better’ than Richard.


  • Satisfaction
    ( 4.5 / 5.0 )
  • Recommendation
    ( 4.6 / 5.0 )
  • Performance
    ( 4.6 / 5.0 )
  • 21 Club
    21 Club
  • Life Member Captain's Club - Platinum
    Life Member Captain's Club - Platinum

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He is a professional Gentleman

Henning Klövekorn Stonyfell

Richard has an excellent balance of attentiveness and responsiveness to client needs but is also not over zealous or too attentive / pushy! He knows his stuff, and the nature of people, and the market. He interacts with people and manages the sale process with quiet confidence, and works well with all parties (including vendor of 92 years of age) to extract what is needed from them and for them! He's a good listener.

Michelle Bentley - Burnside

If you want to sell your property in a stress free environment with the professional services of a person with unlimited industry knowledge I would strong recommend you speak to Richard Thwaites first. I pleasure to have you sell my property.

Hilary, Burnside

Richard Thwaites has a great team behind him. He was on holidays when I made contact with LJH. His PA, Gail, came with the principal of LJH Kensington. She was well organised and professional. Throughout the campaign both Richard and Gail were approachable and communicative. Richard Thwaites has a good eye in presenting the property well and is a skilful auctioneer . I will recommend him for his professionalism. More importantly he has supportive and professional team. They handled every aspect of the sale up to settlement and kept me informed at all times

Siew Lim, Myrtle Bank, SA

Please see all our comments throughout the survey as our testimonial. We have been extremely happy to have met Richard and very happy with his service and the positive outcome we achieved in selling Maylands. He did the absolute best for us.

Jann and Mark Lippett

Richard has sold property for us previously and his knowledge of the area is second to none. His presentation was first class and he quickly recognised the most likely buyers and built the sales plan accordingly. A true professional doing a great job.

Mark Thwaites Victor harbor

Richard gets top dollar for the properties he sells.

Sonia Dreimanis, Payneham

Richard Thwaites really knows the market well. He did an exceptional job in informing of how we should best position the pricing and sale options to the market, and did so professionally and with enthusiasm.

Jason Dreimanis, Payneham

The whole process of selling the house was handled well with sound advice offered. I had the usual anxiety about the process, but was confident that I could rely on Richard's handling of the sale. Richard was always available when I had the need to contact him. I was confident that he had a good sound knowledge of the Real Estate Market in the area and best time to sell my property. Readily available with good practical ideas, particularly about preparation for Open Inspections and for the day of the Auction. Having observed other Auctions, I consider that Richard Thwaites ability as an Auctioneer is better than many I have seen. Very professional, but also friendly.

Paulene Goh

Richard Thwaites' knowledge of the sales in the local area, his experience in the industry and his thorough and professional approach all contributed to a good auction outcome.

E Duncan

My Awards

  • Annual SA/NT - Franchise Owner Of The Year - May 2008
  • Annual SA/NT - Auction Icon (Winner) - May 2008
  • 21 Club - Feb 2008
  • Annual SA/NT - Franchise Owner of the Year (Finalist) - Jun 2007
  • Life Member Captain's Club - Platinum - Aug 2004