Michael Walter

Principal & Auctioneer

A resident of Pymble, having attended Wahroonga Primary School "The Bush School" and North Sydney Boys High School, Michael’s career in property sales spans over 36 years.

His children are currently undertaking studies at Abbotsleigh and Barker College. His scope of experience includes residential sales and auctions, development site amalgamation and project marketing to assisting well over 2000 families achieve their real estate dreams. 

Now, as Principal and Auctioneer at LJ Hooker Turramurra | Pymble, he is supporting the community whilst leading his team in the marketing of property specialising in Pymble, Turramurra, Warrawee and Wahroonga and beyond, supported by a network of over 700 LJ Hooker offices Australasia-wide.


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We could not have asked for anything more than how Michael Walter and his team at LJ Hooker Pymble represented our interests in selling our house. During our first meeting, Michael was down to earth, friendly and enthusiastic. Our home wasn’t a ‘dress circle’ proposition and required some major restoration to improve its appeal to the market. Michael was straightforward with his advice and provided excellent guidance regarding where to make changes and rectifications. As we worked with Michael, we learned that he was the ultimate experienced professional in his craft. Because of his attention to detail and extensive knowledge, we completely trusted and felt confident in his guidance and recommendations throughout the process. We found Michael to be extremely responsive to any questions we had and his communication was exemplary. We were kept fully up to date with all aspects of our sale and all feedback from each viewing that was held. As a result of the solid marketing approach, his excellent advice to us regarding wise investments in home improvements, and strong auctioneering skills, we sold our home for $113,000 over the reserve price. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael and LJ Hooker Pymble if you require a professional, results-driven, and motivated team to work with you on the sale of your major asset.

Jane Chambers

Having seen Michael Walter in action as he achieved the sale of a property close to us, we had no hesitation in engaging him to assist us in selling our place. Dealing with Michael was an absolute pleasure. He is professional, knowledgeable and engaging. He made the whole process as sooth and seamless as it could possibly be. His guidance throughout the marketing period and in the lead-up to the auction was extremely helpful. Michael's assessment of the likely price for our property was spot on and he ran the auction with eloquence and skill. The price achieved exceeded our reserve by over $100K. I would thoroughly reccommend Michael as his firm, L.J. Hooker, Pymble to anyone considering selling a property.

David Chambers

I would like to express my thanks to Michael Walter for his role in the recent sale of our property. Michael was initially recommended to me by a mutual friend when I was seeking advice regarding options for my mother’s family home. Michael provided robust and realistic advice covering both rental and sale possibilities which enabled us to satisfactorily refine our options. He continued to provide assistance, without being intrusive, over several months during which our circumstances changed. The aspect of Michael’s professionalism that I valued the most was that he always listened to what I wanted or needed, was available at short notice when I needed to clarify issues, provided options that fitted my requirements or provided clear reasons why requested actions were non-optimal and suggested viable alternatives. Unlike other estate agents that I have encountered he never presented an abrupt “I know best, just do it my way” position. Upon the property becoming a deceased estate Michael provided specific support and advice regarding sale of the property. At all times I found Michael to be respectful, friendly and professional in his approach to our position. His extensive knowledge of the local market allowed us to develop and implement an effective strategy to maximise the potential of the property by aligning the sale campaign with other planned property sales in the area. In doing so he always maintained a moderate valuation of the property and never inflated our expectations. He also provided clear and realistic advice as to how best to prepare the property for inspection and sale. The sale at auction of the property was an astonishing experience, with the opening bid exceeding reserve by $250,000 and exceeding our “optimistic” upper expectation by $100,000. The final sale at $440,000 over reserve was a result that the family was very pleased with. In summary, I have found all aspects of Michael Walter’s comprehensive and extended involvement with the sale of our property to be excellent and would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone in need of an estate agent.

John Kniha

"From our first meeting with Michael, we were impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. Even before we had engaged him as our agent he couldn't have been more helpful, whether offering advice or emailing us addresses of properties which could be of interest to us. Nothing was too difficult for him and the energy, determination and patience he put into the campaign to sell our house was above reproach. We couldn't be happier with the result and we highly recommend Michael's services to everyone.

Judy and Kevin Jones

" A note of genuine appreciation to Michael and David at LJHooker Pymble. What a great team! There are good reasons we bought and sold three times with these guys. After we decided to sell we got in touch, having been so impressed with their professionalism during our purchase. Michael and David offered sound advice on what changes needed to be made to our home, in order to obtain a premium price. Nothing to onerous or expensive, just putting our budget to best use. An honest appraisal of the worth of the home and advertising dollars directed to the best mediums added up to a campaign of just two and a half weeks. A winning sales outcome with buyer and seller very happy.

Andrew and Carolyn Hestelow

"Our home is a little bit unique and Michael understood that aspect. Instead of picking faults in our home, he understood from the beginning who the potential buyer was. Our home was sold in record time and for a record price, in fact $100,000 above reserve on the day. We have no hesitation in recommending Michael to any seller. A huge thanks to Michael and what a relief."

Nick Byrne

"Thank you Michael & David in helping to sell my home quickly & for a fabulous price too! The experience & professionalism shown gave me great confidence that I chose the right estate agents and to leave my home in good hands."

Jackie Earl

"I selected Michael Walter of L.J.Hooker from the other agents I interviewed in my area because I felt I could trust him to get the best outcome for my home in Wahroonga. This proved to be true when he sold my home for $155,000 more than I expected to get. Michael honored our agreement, kept me fully informed during the process and was a source confidence through the whole selling process. I recommend Michael to anyone wanting to sell their property for the best price."

Colin Richardson

"In determining our choice of Agent for the sale of our home, Michael won us over with his affable, easy manner which projected a strong sense of honesty and genuine openness. During the search for buyers, Michael was a dynamo of information, immediately giving us honest accounts of prospective buyers' comments, with his assessments after each opening. He never speared his time-always speaking with us personally at home rather then by telephone. We felt that we had made a good friend quickly. He calls a spade a spade and never embellishes. Our home sale has been successful at our price-with huge thanks to Michael."

Ian and Marjorie

"This is just a short note to thank you for the assistance you gave us in selling our home. From the outset Mr Walter was helpful and realistic which proved to be the case. There was no pressure to hurry up preparation of our home so that marketing could commence. He kept us informed throughout and we are delighted with the quick result.We will have no hesitation in recommending him to friends."

Ken and Joyce