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, give you that important edge. As the former Owner/Principal of the LJ Hooker Kensington office, he led the high achieving LJ Hooker Kensington team for a quarter of a century which resulted in Kensington being the single most successful office and being awarded in excess of 20 State and National awards for Top Sales, Auction and Marketing performance.

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 or private treaty

result. Richard will help you prepare your property to ensure you have the best presentation and therefore the best price.

Richard engineers an individual, personally prepared marketing program which is tailored to you and your property’s needs. This will ensure that no stone is left unturned to secure a buyer for your property at a premium price.

It will encompass social media, internet marketing in both Australia and internationally, print press marketing where required along with the best professional photography.

Personal attention is paramount and Richard will personally handle all aspects of the sale period both as Sales Agent and Auctioneer where applicable. His role is to maximise his client’s sale price.

A regular comment to Richard after a successful auction is “How did you get that price?” This is the comment he aims for in each sale….


  • Satisfaction
    ( 4.4 / 5.0 )
  • Recommendation
    ( 4.5 / 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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What our customers say

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Richard and Gayle were excellent to deal with and met all of my expectations in circumstances where the market dictated otherwise what we had anticipated for a sale price and in particular given the sale of this property was important to occur quickly for a variety of reasons.

Victoria Wilkin Adelaide

The whole process couldn't have run smoother and we couldn't have hoped for a better result. We sold immediately following the first open weekend and for more than we expected. A huge thankyou to Gail Tomaszewski, part of Richards team who handled our sale.

Ash Pritchard - Hope Valley

Richard was particularly professional and skillful during the auction. I would recommend him highly as an auctioneer.

Matthew Ayres, Rostrevor

Richard's experienced and professional handling of the auction was impressive. We are very grateful to him for the auction result, and feel that no-one else could have achieved such a positive outcome.

Ayres family, Rostrevor

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

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