Richard McDonagh

Sales Agent

Born and bred on the Northern Beaches and a real estate agent for over 20 years, Richard brings a deep understanding of Northern beaches Real estate and lifestyle to the LJ Hooker Balgowlah team.

With a reputation built on professional service and outstanding local knowledge and a devotion to his client's interest - Richard is sought after to represent vendors in an even more competitive market place.

A Licensed Real estate agent and having sold over 500 properties across the northern beaches with an average value of $2mil and organically growing and managing a rent roll of 140 properties, Richard’s knowledge of buying, selling and managing Real estate is invaluable. Richard listens to his client’s needs approaching every property individually, tailoring a strategy that will best suit their circumstances for the same systems and principals are applied to ensure a successful transaction and best result for his vendors.

Richard is heavily involved in northern beaches community and can often be seen catching the sunrise and surfing first thing of The Bower or Deadmans break.


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Richard was very attentive and informative at every step of our sales process. he was always armed with comparables and gave us a fair and realistic market appraisal before we started. He expertly guided us through the best way to market and advertise the property and then worked with all prospects until he found the right one for us. We needed Richard's active expertise as we are a long distance from our property but he made it do-able. Richard worked very hard for us for which we are grateful and are happy with our result he helped us achieve. Thanks Richard!

G Maggs - Vendor, Queenscliff Rd, Catalina's

Richard was very professional. He went above and beyond expectation, from referring excellent tradespeople to organising a stylist. He communicated with us regularly to discuss and update on progress. I highly recommend using Richard from LJ Hooker Balgowlah.

G Barfield - Vendor, Hilltop Crescent, Fairlight

We used Richard McDonagh for the recent sale of my mothers' apartment in Fairlight. I can highly recommend Richard as he went above and beyond the role of just selling the property. From our first meeting until the sale of the property, Richard advised and guided us to prepare the property for sale, negotiating with and organising 3rd parties for work that needed to be carried out, always with a kind, patient manner. He was very easy to deal with, communicating promptly at all times. He made the whole sales process a lot easier by being so willing to help with all aspects.

Gaby B. Manly

Thank you so much for all your help in the sale of my unit. Richard your professionalism at all times has been outstanding. You have a great attitude, always friendly and easy to work with. I was very impressed that you were able to negotiate with the buyer to achieve the price that I wanted. Once again Richard thank you and I will have no hesitation in recommending you to my neighbours and friends.

Joan Dickson

With Richard’s sales skills we managed to sell our unit pre-auction in a market that is becoming challenging. Richard was always very professional and keeping us well informed throughout the process.

Jeremy Horsley

Thank you so much Richard for a job well done with your perseverance and assurance that you gave us in selling our property especially in these difficult times that you came shinning through for us. We greatly appreciated your professionalism and keeping us up to date each week following open inspections. Caroline and I were very happy with the result and would have no hesitation in recommending you to anybody wishing to sell their property. Thank you again and all the best for the future.

Andrew & Caroline Henricus

Thank you! Thank you! We were blown away by the professional service and amazing result you achieved when selling our home. Our house sold within four weeks of coming to the market at full asking price, achieving $320,000 above the highest sale price in the street. We really felt that you believed in what you were selling and it is obvious that you are extremely passionate about what you do. Thank you again for an outstanding job done!

Andrew & Shelly Robinson

We would like to thank you for the recent sale of our property. After 6 months of being listed with another agent we had all but given up hope that we would sell in this market but after such a short time being listed with you we were absolutely delighted with the favourable outcome. We would not hesitate to recommend you & your team for the professionalism, empathy & willingness to do whatever it takes to make the extremely difficult time of selling your home as stress free as possible.

Roger & Sue Drury