Dave Manby

Group Director

Meet Dave Manby.

A high-touch Real Estate Group Director known for his extensive ethos

and his incomparable devotion to clients. Dave's success is based almost exclusively on his focus in customer experience, up to date technology and employing the best people in the industry. He earns the respect of his clients by working tirelessly on their behalf and building long term relationships.

Dave moved to Australia in 2009 in search for opportunities that this country could provide for his children, a life-style similar to South Africa, without the crime. Since then he has ranked #1 in Remax Australia for having sold 184 homes in 12 months. Starting at LJ Hooker in 2015, he grew the business from 5 staff to 85. With a passion to pass on his expertise and help people grow in the business, he developed these major growth changes, starting with the expansion of five LJ Hooker franchises across the Gold Coast. In 2015 he fostered LJ Hooker Robina. Following in 2017 Dave purchased Mudgeeraba, followed by Burleigh Heads and Burleigh Heads Commercial in 2018, with his latest achievement being the LJ Hooker Mermaid Beach office and Coast & Country Financial Services in 2019.

Dave strives to ensure the home buying and selling process is fun, easy and stress-free. With this vision agreed upon with his staff, he directs 40 agents that sell 600 homes a year, they manage 500 properties in their property management division and finance over $100,000,000 properties a year. With a database of 60,000 plus customers he makes sure the LJ Hooker team, service all clients with the best outcome in every transaction.

Dave Manby’s love for people and this industry is apparent through his excellent communication skills and a warm, friendly approach.


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My Awards

  • Annual QLD/NT/NNSW - Business Owner Of The Year (Finalist) - Aug 2019
  • Annual QLD/NT/NNSW - Business Owner Of The Year (Finalist) - Aug 2018