Michael Hughes

Director, Auctioneer, Sales Consultant

Michael has succeeded in the property industry since 1998 which means he has invaluable experience and knowledge in residential and commercial property management and residential and commercial property sales.

Michael has been practicing as a licensed auctioneer since 2009 and enjoys calling the auctions for LJ Hooker Hamilton on site and in rooms most Saturdays.

Michael is very highly regarded in the LJ Hooker network being the current LJ Hooker International Property Management Investment Management President. He has held this prestigious position since January 2013.

He has qualified for the LJ Hooker Captains Club & Multi-million dollar chapter for Property Management several times during his career. Captains Club & Multi-Million dollar club recognises the top achievers throughout the LJ Hooker network.

After work Michael loves surfing with his family, weekend social cricket and supports the Newcastle Knights at their home games.

SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

- Specialising in Hamilton area in Residential & Commercial sales and property management since 1998

- Licensed Auctioneer since 2009

- Justice of the Peace

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

- Meals on Wheels Volunteer – 5 years service

- Member of Merewether Cricket Club

- Sponsorship of Red Nose Day

- Sponsorship Red Shield Appeal

- Sponsorship Jeans for Genes Day

- Sponsorship of Daffodil Day


Ratings

  • Satisfaction
    ( 4.6 / 5.0 )
  • Recommendation
    ( 4.6 / 5.0 )
  • Performance
    ( 4.8 / 5.0 )
  • 21 Club
    21 Club
 

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Agent(Michael ) had a good rapport, he was very "real" and I did not feel he was a usual sales person in terms of being untrustworthy and full of words that were not real/sales talk I would definitely recommend Michael to others I really enjoyed doing business with Michael

Kylie Duncan

I couldn’t fault Michael Hughes! He kept in touch with me, and kept me updated constantly! The property sold in four days! He was amazing

Karen Collins, Kotara

It was great to deal with Michael and his team. We were selling a relative's home and Michael was sensitive to the needs of the relative. His knowledge of what the property was worth and how to market it was very helpful as it sold in a short time. Would recommend Michael and his team anytime

Kerrie

Thank you for all of your help when selling my Charlestown property. It was a really busy time but everything went smoothly. I have also really appreciated all of the help and support you have provided over the last 10 years or so in managing the property. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services to others.

Belinda Mulligan, Vendor Charlestown

Michael Hughes and his team worked tirelessly to market and sell our house. They proved to be most efficient and effective. We sold our house at auction and were overjoyed with the result . I would recommend L.J. Hooker Hamilton to anyone who needs to buy or sell.

Stephanie Berick, Adamstown

Michael Hughes was really great to deal with especially when our first purchaser passed away 4 days prior to settlement, Michael was very professional with his advice. He is friendly and has a very flexible personality to suit the situation at the time. Would defiantly be in contact with Michael ( old mate ) in the future. Thanks Kerry

Kerry Batson, Maryland

Michael Hughes was accurate in his assessment of value and preofessinal in every aspect of achieving the desired outcome .Highly recommended.

Alan Taylor

There property manger is wonderful we dealt with Bob English when he worked for another agency..that agency was taken over by another real estate ...Bob left them and and it took us a while to find out which agency he than went to work for... We found LJ Hooker Hamilton with the team of Michael and Ros to be wonderful to deal with....i do feel that they worked really hard in selling our property...especially when they had to deal with a very difficult buyer of our property...these buyers where so difficult that i even rescinded the contract...luckily Michael had another buyer in the wings and the sale went through within 10 days.. Both my husband and myself are very grateful for the team at Hamilton...Michael, Ros and Bob Regards Margaret Reynolds

Margaret - Newcastle

I would recommend Michael Hughes.He is a great guy and very understanding

Jason Gardiner

Grateful thanks to Michael Hughes and Debbie Wiseman for the excellent job they did with the recent selling of my house. Their expert advice to a novice house-seller was most welcome, ensuring a smooth transition from advertising and open-house inspections to a more-than-satisfying end result at auction. I was kept informed of updates throughout the proceedings in a courteous manner, and both Michael and Debbie were more than approachable for answers to my many questions and to dispel any anxieties. An effective touch from them was to make the history of the house an integral part of the selling process. Knowledgeable. Trustworthy. Respectful. Professional. Thank you, Mr Hooker!

Lindsay Carr, New Lambton

Being from out of town, we didn't have a recommendation for an agent when it came time to sell our investment property, so I chose LJ Hooker Hamilton purely on location. This turned out to be a lucky decision as Michael Hughes was available immediately to fit in with my limited time in Newcastle. He (and Debbie Wiseman, in Michael's absence) were fantastic. The marketing was fast and produced a great result very quickly. They were extremely professional in everything and kept us informed of the progress of the sale. I can't recommend them highly enough.

Marg Kamerman, Tamworth

I specifically chose Michael to represent the sale of my home because of his manner. Michael has such a wide appeal and I felt and now know he would be seen as an expert and approachable to all demographic when speaking to potential purchasers. Michael's level of communication was second to none. Selling for the first time I felt like my hand was held all the way through to my congratulations upon settlement. Michael achieved an overwhelmingly positive result, I never believed possible. The balance he held between working for me as the owner and his purchasers needs was admirable. I recommend him to everyone I speak to and will continue to do so into the future.

Ricci-lee wheeler, islington

Michael Hughes and everyone at LJ Hooker Hamilton were fantastic to do business with and helpful and attentive with all my questions and requests. I would highly recommend them to anyone selling a property.

Andrew Frost

We recently sold our house in Adamstown through LJ Hooker Hamilton and Michael Hughes, who managed to sell with in a very short time-frame at an excellent price. We had previously bought the house through LJ Hooker Hamilton and Michael facilitated the purchase to our complete satisfaction. We would like to express our thanks to Michael and the team for their thoroughly professional approach; friendly, courteous and always prepared to be of assistance wherever and whenever required. We can highly recommend Michael and the team at LJ Hooker Hamilton to anyone needing an agent with a view to buying or selling in Newcastle. Michael's knowledge, experience and professionalism eliminated any stress and made the whole process hassle free.

A & R Fuller, Vendors Adamstown

Being from out of town, we didn't have a recommendation for an agent when it came time to sell our investment property, so I chose LJ Hooker Hamilton purely on location. This turned out to be a lucky decision as Michael Hughes was available immediately to fit in with my limited time in Newcastle. He (and Debbie Wiseman, in Michael's absence) were fantastic. The marketing was fast and produced a great result very quickly. They were extremely professional in everything and kept us informed of the progress of the sale. I can't recommend them highly enough.

Marg Kamerman, Vendor Tamworth

Grateful thanks to Michael Hughes and Debbie Wiseman for the excellent job they did with the recent selling of my house. Their expert advice to a novice house-seller was most welcome, ensuring a smooth transition from advertising and open-house inspections to a more-than-satisfying end result at auction. I was kept informed of updates throughout the proceedings in a courteous manner, and both Michael and Debbie were more than approachable for answers to my many questions and to dispel any anxieties. An effective touch from them was to make the history of the house an integral part of the selling process. Knowledgeable. Trustworthy. Respectful. Professional. Thank you, Mr Hooker!

Lindsay Carr; Vendor Islington

I would recommend Michael Hughes.He is a great guy and very understanding.

Jason Gardiner; Vendor- Mayfield West

There property manger is wonderful we dealt with Bob English when he worked for another agency..that agency was taken over by another real estate ...Bob left them and and it took us a while to find out which agency he than went to work for... We found LJ Hooker Hamilton with the team of Michael and Ros to be wonderful to deal with....i do feel that they worked really hard in selling our property...especially when they had to deal with a very difficult buyer of our property...these buyers where so difficult that i even rescinded the contract...luckily Michael had another buyer in the wings and the sale went through within 10 days.. Both my husband and myself are very grateful for the team at Hamilton...Michael, Ros and Bob

Margaret Reynolds; Vendor- Waratah

Michael Hughes was accurate in his assessment of value and professional in every aspect of achieving the desired outcome .Highly recommended.

Alan Taylor; Vendor - Islington

Michael Hughes was really great to deal with especially when our first purchaser passed away 4 days prior to settlement, Michael was very professional with his advice. He is friendly and has a very flexible personality to suit the situation at the time. Would definitely be in contact with Michael (old mate )in the future. Thanks Kerry

Kerry ; Vendor - Maryland

Thanks to you and your team for the sale process and, particularly, for looking after the rental management. It was a big relief to have this in good hands with us living in Brisbane. Please pass on my thanks to your team.

Brian and Jenny - Vendor

Michael Hughes and his team worked tirelessly to market and sell our house. They proved to be most efficient and effective. We sold our house at auction and were overjoyed with the result .I would recommend LJ Hooker Hamilton to anyone who needs to buy or sell.

Stephanie Berick; Vendor - Adamstown

We really appreciate your help on this place and I am glad we were recommended to your agency. You guys go well beyond what I expected. Plus you are all nice people to deal with.

Peter; Landlord - Hamilton

My husband and I wish to thank LJ Hooker Hamilton and in particular Michael, for successfully selling our property recently – Michael’s professionalism and his quiet and courteous manners made us completely at ease. He gave us realistic advice as to the selling price of our unit and we were happy with the final offer. Michael and the company know how best to present a property through a variety of media and the super quick results achieved in our sale are proof of that. Piero and I will be only too pleased to deal with LJ Hooker Hamilton in future and to recommend Michael to family and friends.

P & L Barile; Vendor - Hamilton North

I have been in real estate for approximately 50 years – that is my reference. LJ Hooker Hamilton inherited my rental properties from a previous agent and during the years that have followed we have weathered the ups and downs of rental management with Michael (usually) ready to listen, advise and carry out my wishes with regard to my properties. The time came to sell. One of my properties was sold by auction. I was a little wary of the prospects but with support and hard work from all concerned I was pleased with the sale price which was above my reserve. My second property was private treaty. I was difficult to price for a number of reasons, but we decided to start high – too high as it turned out but I was never pushed to lower my price – it was always my decision. Each week of open house I was brought up to date and feedback from prospective buyers. For both sales I received a comprehensive list of property sales for the areas concerned. I always felt that it was my interests that were important in the sale. Prices and strategies were always discussed – never dictated, something that I very much appreciated. For auction, private treaty and rental management I would recommend Michael and the Hooker team to family and your future clients. Many thanks to all concerned over the years.

Beth Stephens; Vendor - Hamilton

Thank you for your support in selling our property recently. We originally bought the property through you in 2007 and used you as our letting agents during the period we owned the house. During our dealings with you and your staff we always found them approachable and helpful. When issues arose we found that our best interests were always considered and both the advice advice was always knowledgeable and any actions prompt and reliable. Thank you for the support provided and we would have no hesitation to use you and your agency should we have any further real estate needs.

Paul Everett; Vendor - Hamilton

We would like to say thanks for all you did in securing the successful sale of 12 Bowser Street Hamilton North. We appreciated the fact that you kept us in touch with each development that took place and we feel it was because of your consistent effort that a sale price higher than our expectation was achieved. We wish you lots more successful sales in the future. Once again our thanks and best wishes

June & John; Vendor- Hamilton North

Thank you for achieving such a quick sale of 6 Boundary Street Wallsend. Throughout the sale process you and your staff at LJ Hooker Hamilton made both myself and my wife feel at ease from our first meeting right through to the end of the sale process. A great result. Your dedicated commitment and professionalism in real estate demonstrated a thorough understanding of the property market in Wallsend and also showed you had our interest at the forefront of the sale process. We would not hesitate to engage you and your staff in any further real estate transactions and would highly recommend you to any of our friends. Regards

Greg & Dianne Davey; Vendor

Just a note to thank you so very much for your help in the sale of our unit. When we were thinking of listing it we had no idea that it would sell so quickly. We have sold a number of properties in the past, but thanks to you and your advice, this one has been our fastest sale ever. We are extremely grateful to you for the way in which you have managed the sale and also for keeping us so very well informed. All the very best to you, Keven and the team at L J Hooker, Hamilton.

Anne & Angus Cameron; Vendor

"Morgan and I would like to thank you and your team for all your help, you have made our real estate experience with both renting and selling a pleasure, with what we have dealt with in the past as far as real estate agents we were starting to lose faith and didn't think our dreams of multiple properties were going to worth the stress but you have been that great we were clearly dealing with the wrong people. We will be sure to contact you when we are ready to buy another property and advise everyone of our fabulous experience with your team.

Amy Farr

My Awards

  • 21 Club - Apr 2019
  • Annual NSW/ACT - Top Property Investment Manager - Jun 2007
  • PIM Chapter - Region President - Nov 2006
  • PIM Chapter - Region Vice President - Jan 2006
  • PIM Chapter - Region Committee Member - Jan 2004
  • PIM Chapter - Region Committee Member - Jun 2001
  • PIM Chapter - Region Committee Member - Jul 2000