A brief History of LJ Hooker Lismore

A brief History of LJ Hooker Lismore


On September 20 1928, 24-year-old Sir Leslie Joseph Hooker opened this first LJ Hooker office in Australia in the Sydney beachside suburb of Maroubra. He had big plans to become the most successful real estate business in Australia, and now, 90 years later, LJ Hooker is the largest real estate company in, not just Australia, but the Southern Hemisphere.
 
Sir Leslie once said ““Real estate is not about property, it’s about people” – and at LJ Hooker Lismore, we couldn’t agree more. We are delighted to be providing exceptional service to the people of Lismore and surrounds
 

Real Estate in Lismore

LJ Hooker Lismore began trading in 1916 and was operated by members of the Deegan family for 100 years!
 
If you have a look at the outside of the LJ Hooker Lismore office in Woodlark Street, you will see their name immortalised on the façade of the building. Grandson of the original founder sold the business in 2016 but continues to this day to be an essential part of the LJ Hooker Lismore team as a highly experienced Real Estate agent with some 30 years’ experience.
 
In 2011 Michelle Mitchell, a Lismore local with 14 years’ experience in Real Estate and having worked for LJ Hooker in Queensland returned to her home town and joined LJ Hooker Lismore.
 
In 2016 Michelle, together with her husband Robert Menin and Clint McCarthy seized the opportunity to take the reins of LJ Hooker Lismore. Together, this dynamic trio continue to innovate through digital marketing strategies, professional development, and community involvement, allowing them to keep a finger on the pulse of not only the real estate market in the Northern Rivers – but also – more importantly, it’s people.

LJ Hooker's logos across the decades