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Austar Group Auction Manager

88 Coast Boulevard Papamoa Beach 3118


  • Auctioneer


To achieve outstanding results, Craig has been driven from day one in real estate to perform at an exceptionally high level. By the end of his first year (1998), he was ranked Harveys’ number one “Rookie” salesperson nationwide and made an immediate impact in the Titirangi area, where his early career was based. 

In 2006 Craig took the opportunity to manage the largest real estate office in Tauranga, leading a team of 22 salespeople. This role gave him extensive experience assisting his salespeople negotiate sales, overseeing up to fifty sales per month.
He brought these skills back to Auckland two years later, and as a part of the Austar Group, opened and managed LJ Hooker Central West, or “The Hub,” the largest and most technologically advanced office in West Auckland and a showcase for how real estate will be done in the future.
Craig is West Auckland’s best known and most recognised Auctioneer, having sold nearly 1000 West Auckland homes at auction. His favourite auction calls however, are those for charities and various community and school fund raisers.
The Austar Group is the largest LJ Hooker franchise in Australasia, focusing on serving West Auckland with ten offices and over 100 staff. Craig is proud to be part of a team whose mission statement is “To be the Best Real Estate Agency in West Auckland.”

Military trained you can only expect the highest level of service and energy when dealing with Craig. He is always on call to assist staff and advise vendors and has a vast knowledge of the West Auckland market.

Clearly he offers a wealth of experience, he infuses his auctions with confidence, humour and decisiveness and was the winner of the LJ Hooker ‘National Auctioneer of the Year’ in 2013 and 2015.

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