Derek Collins

Principal and Licensee Auctioneer

Derek Collins is the Principal of LJ Hooker Bracken Ridge and has undertaken award winning professional training to become a Liveability Real Estate Specialist in order that he cam maximise the results for his customers by fully understanding how to identify an additional 17 Liveability Property Marketing Features and market and promote their benefits to home owners, home buyers, landlords and tenants. Mr. Collins has many years experience in the Real Estate Industry and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to international business, sales and marketing. His love for properties has lead him to purchase his first by the age of 20.

Having lived abroad for many years working in the hospitality industry with five (5) star hotel groups, Derek returned to Australia in 2009 and commenced work in the Real Estate industry. Derek has lived and worked in countries that include New Zealand, Guam, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Thailand, and Hong Kong.

Immediately upon Derek’s return to Australia he decided to commence work in an industry that would provide him the opportunity to meet with people on a daily basis. Derek’s strong work ethic and international experience, combined with his desire to assist clients in making the best financial decisions, naturally attracted him to the Real Estate Industry.

Derek has enjoyed great success in his chosen field and would like nothing more than to assist you and your family to achieve your property goal, hopefully adding you as his next happy client!

Feel free to call Derek on the numbers listed or contact him via email to discuss how Derek can help you in achieving the best possible price for your home today!


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  • Satisfaction
    ( 4.4 / 5.0 )
  • Recommendation
    ( 4.6 / 5.0 )
  • Performance
    ( 4.8 / 5.0 )
  • Liveability Real Estate Specialist
    Liveability Real Estate Specialist
 

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Derek was totally professional. I would recommend him to anyone. My plants even got watered by the team during the contract period. I would certainly use him again.

Bill Wilson, Surat

Lee and I would like to express our thanks for the way you handled our property sale at Bracken Ridge recently. It was an experience that, although we found it stressful, you tried hard to reduce the pressure that we were feeling. We were only too aware of the importance of having a reliable property sales team acting on our behalf and that is why we selected your agency after carefully interviewing most real estate agents in our area and checking your reputation carefully. You and the LJ Hooker staff at Bracken Ridge were efficient and diligent and showed compassion when dealing with our sale process whilst keeping our interests in mind. We were kept informed of the issues occurring at our property during the sale process and our wishes were attended to promptly. Communication, in all forms, between you, your staff and us were good and we found this to be the corner stone of maintaining an ongoing dialogue between yourselves and us the seller during the sale process. We commend you and your staff and thank you for the service you have given us.

Paddy and Lee Higgins, Bracken Ridge

Excellent professional service by Derek Collins and his team. Good follow up.

Norm and Jen Bowler now living at Beachmere.

Hi Derek, Thanks for a prompt sale of our house. We found you helpful and polite, and were most pleased to find a contract for a good price on the first open house. That was a huge help considering our move to Tassie.

Neil & Kristine Quigg

Lee and I would like to express our thanks for the way you handled our property sale at Bracken Ridge recently. It was an experience that, although we found it stressful, you tried hard to reduce the pressure that we were feeling. We were only too aware of the importance of having a reliable property sales team acting on our behalf and that is why we selected your agency after carefully interviewing most real estate agents in our area and checking your reputation carefully. You and the LJ Hooker staff at Bracken Ridge were efficient and diligent and showed compassion when dealing with our sale process whilst keeping our interests in mind. We were kept informed of the issues occurring at our property during the sale process and our wishes were attended to promptly. Communication, in all forms, between you, your staff and us were good and we found this to be the corner stone of maintaining an ongoing dialogue between yourselves and us the seller during the sale process. We commend you and your staff and thank you for the service you have given us.

Seller: Leanne & Patrick

We have known Derek for a number of years. Our first encounter was with the purchase of our current home in Boondall. Derek was a true real estate professional and considerate gentleman during this process. When we decided to sell our unit in Newmarket we did not hesitate in commissioning Derek. Not only was he prepared to travel the distance between his Bracken Ridge office and Newmarket but he was able to secure several offers and ultimately a sale on the very first Saturday open house viewing day.. We cannot recommend him highly enough for his sales prowess. "Thank you Mr Derek"

Seller: Glenice & Bob Cann

We couldn't have been more impressed with Derek and his team. A fast and stress free sale and achieving a great price!

Seller: Matt McCullagh

I am writing to recommend the services of LJ Hooker Brackenridge; in particular, Derek Collins. Some two years ago, after a period of ill health, I decided to downsize my living arrangements. As a regular patron of Bracken Ridge Plaza Shopping Centre, I knew of Derek by sight, and had an informal chat with him regarding my options. We became acquainted when he agreed to look at my home and offer some advice on the sale of my existing home and the purchase of a smaller home. He was thorough in his research and listened, paying careful attention, to details regarding my needs. Never, was I pressured to list my property. Recently, I stumbled upon a property that suited my needs and, once again, called on Derek for his advice. He cheerfully looked after the purchase of my new home and made himself available to list my property for sale immediately, which he managed to sell in four days. Derek did an excellent job and was punctual, efficient and offered competitive rates. He did exactly what I asked for. He was dependable, cheerful and always willing to assist. He was easy to work with and always willing to discuss concerns and responded to my many questions with patience and understanding. He highly demonstrated the traits of loyalty, honesty and trustworthiness that were extremely refreshing and very much appreciated. I can offer Derek my highest recommendation and have admiration for his openness, diligence and integrity. I am very happy to recommend U Hooker Bracken Ridge, and can only wish Derek and his team all the best with his business and his future...

Margaret E. O.A.M

Thank you, buying through LJ Hooker Bracken Ridge has been nothing but a breeze. I appreciate your time and effort in finding us the perfect home. Best wishes in the future.

Sam

Just a quick email to say thank you to yourself, Samantha & your team for all your professionalism and helpfulness with my property in Australia. I am very happy with the outcome and Samantha has been lovely to deal with & very patient! Have a great Christmas and all the best for 2015!

Wendy K. (Investor)

My Awards

  • Liveability Real Estate Specialist - Oct 2014