Lachlan Elder

Principal, Licensed Real Estate Agent

“It doesn’t get much better than this” is how Lachlan Elder Principal and Licensee of LJ Hooker Mona Vale sums up life on the beautiful Northern Peninsula of Sydney.

Lachlan has built up an extremely strong and successful business where customer service is the focus point. He started in real estate in February of 1986 and has been a consistent leader in the industry since.

Combining his genuine passion for property with peerless negotiation skills and a firm commitment to clients Lachlan and his team have consistently achieved record sale prices on the Peninsula and continue to do so. His fresh, innovative ideas and enormous motivation for success are a reflection of what he and his office does best – helping people in their search for a new environment.

His core philosophy since establishing the business has always been for an emphasis on service and results driven accomplishments.

A Licensed Real Estate Agent and proven achiever not only as a principal but also a leader; Lachlan was named the inaugural President of the International Chapter of LJ Hooker’s prestigious Captain’s Club, which spans the world to include Asia and New Zealand.

He is also a member of the select group of franchise owners known as the Admirals who are the key decision makers within the LJ Hooker organisation and a lifetime member of the elite Multi Million Dollar Chapter which recognises the top 5% of salespeople internationally.

Lachlan is proud of LJ Hooker Mona Vale and its achievements. Giving of his time to all who seek help, Lachlan’s fierce determination and quick mind see him continually achieving feats that others less tenacious wouldn’t even dream of conquering. With his strong local knowledge, unique sense of pride and a reputation for getting results, Lachlan has a proven record of being dedicated to his client’s, his staff and the Peninsula of which he is proud to call home...

  • 21 Club
    21 Club
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Silver Medallist
    LJ Hooker Champion - Silver Medallist
  • Top 2.5%
    Top 2.5%
  • Life Admiral
    Life Admiral
  • Life Achiever
    Life Achiever

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Lachlan has excellent knowledge of the area. He has a genuine care factor regarding all aspects of selling. His attention to detail in both documentation and humananities just perfect.

Marita Blaschka

I have no hesitation recommending Lachlan Elder as a selling agent. My property proved difficult to sell in the past. Lachlan came up with a marketing proposal that achieved a result 10-15% more than any other agent had advised, and this in a softening market. I have every confidence in his negotiation skills.

Pieter Hoekstra - Church Point

I have the utmost respect for Lachlan Elder. In my long history of buying and selling property I have seldom engaged with a more professional and dedicated agent. Tenacious he is a truly gifted salesman. And they are rare. Lachlan comes with 35 years experience in the real estate business. His skills and knowledge of the market and buyers are formidable. Our property on the Western shores of Pitnryater where access is boat only presents unique challenges. In his words our sale was the most challenging in his long selling history. The toughest ever. Despite that, Lachlan Elder never waivered in his belief that the right buyer would come along. He was one of only two agents to tell us the reality of the market. Over pricing can damage your sale price. News most vendors don't like. It takes a brave agent to confront the vendor and bring him back to reality. In my opinion there is no agent more experienced in this area and capable of getting results in a difficult market. Especially as lending tightens. Other pluses. 24/7 service, daily reports and feed back. Never were we left in doubt as to a buyers attitude on inspection. The old saying you can bring a horse to water but can't make it drink holds true in real estate. Many buyers came but it took a "deal closer" to make them drink. Lachlan closed the deal, got our full asking price. Everyone happy, vendor and buyer.

Ian Leslie - Lovett Bay

As a property developer dealing with multiple real estate agents daily, and being in my business for over 40 years, I found Lachlan Elder, to be one of the most professional, honest, hard working real estate agent, I have ever had the pleasure dealing with. I look forward to dealing with Lachlan in the future, if I ever need to buy real estate in the area.

Robert & Annette Yazbek - Avalon

Lachlan – on behalf of Dianne and myself, I would like to thank you for your courteous service and guidance through the sale of our house and subsequent purchase of our new house. I personally always thought that Surfview was the house to buy, but Di took a little more convincing, but having persevered, she is now of the same opinion that I always held, that 3 Surfview is just a magic place to live. Thank you again and best wishes from Di and I

John and Di Agostino – Mona Vale

Lachlan – we wanted to take a moment to thank you for all the energy you put into achieving a sale on our property at Newport. You were able to attract many people to each inspection and also achieved lots of private inspections to a beautiful house, albeit on a block of land nobody wanted to love! Other members of the LJ Hooker team also worked hard to bring people through. Your conduct at all times during this process was faultless. We really appreciated the constant feedback via written reports and would have no hesitation in recommending you as ‘Agents of Choice’. All the very best for the future

Phil and Naomi Warren – Newport

Lachlan is a hard working agent who is prepared to go to great lengths to get the sale on behalf of an owner. He works long hours and is always available for a discussion

Alan Priestley – Clareville

Lachlan Elder has been selling houses for very many years. Because of his reputation around our district (Northern Beaches), we wisely chose him to sell our house. We were not surprised when he achieved a very satisfactory result in four weeks. He has not lost his boyish enthusiasm and has honed his communication skills to a fine degree. My Wife and I were impressed with the way in which he followed up every contact and lead.

Ross and Judith Trewin – Church Point

Lachlan created a sense of trust and rapport. His focus was on negotiating positive outcomes for all parties concerned. Thank you.

Sarah Beetham – Bayview

Lachlan Elder was very personable, professional, and a good communicator and had good local knowledge of his area. He was a great negotiator and managed to get a difficult sale over the line to the benefit of both seller and buyer. We would definitely recommend him to any prospective seller.

Piret Wilson – Newport

Having been a successful local agent with three offices on the Northern Beaches for some thirty plus years, I was well placed to assess my strongest competitor over much of that time. We had little problem in appointing Lachlan to sell our home of thirty five years. As we expected, Lachlan's attention to detail, professionalism and communication skills were evident. He achieved the price we set in a very short time. I thoroughly recommend him to any local family wishing to sell.

Bill Vallack – Mona Vale

Lachlan Elder of LJ Hooker Mona Vale has acted for my Wife and I in three property transactions over the last 10 years. Lachlan achieved an exceptional sales result on our home in Clareville 10 years ago. He then sourced our new home which he recently resold for us. He then acted on our behalf in the search and subsequent purchase of our latest home in Bungan. I have always found Lachlan to be knowledgeable, trustworthy, resourceful and a skilled negotiator. His approach is always pragmatic and always mindful of both the seller and purchaser's needs in achieving a sale. I am always happy to recommend Lachlan's services.”

Steve Howe - Newport

My real estate guru: Lachlan Elder - home seller and buyer and adviser for 30 years and five houses. All the market knowledge, marketing skills and contacts that one could hope for in buying and selling real estate in this region. Lachlan has also built a great sales and admin support team. Nobody does it better!

Gerry Hatton – Bayview

Lachlan knew which prospective buyers to bring for an inspection, which is productive and less time wasting for everyone

Barbara Potter – Newport

Lachlan, a quick note to thank you for the way you handed the sale of our Elimatta Road property. I know your advice may not have always been what Tania and I wanted to hear, but it was the right advice. Without a doubt, you achieved the best result available for us as the Vendors, and the Purchaser paid a fair price. Without your efforts, I think the property would still be on the market. I just wanted to say that I appreciated everything you achieved.

Steve Stuart – Mona Vale

My Awards

  • LJ Hooker Champion - Silver Medallist - Aug 2020
  • Top 2.5% - Jun 2020
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Silver Medallist - Aug 2017
  • Life Admiral - Jul 2017
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Gold Medallist - Aug 2016
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Bronze Medallist - Aug 2015
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Silver Medallist - Aug 2014
  • 21 Club - Feb 2014
  • Annual NSW/ACT - Business Owner of the Year (Finalist) - Jun 2007
  • Captain's Club - International President - Aug 2006
  • Life Achiever - Sep 2004
  • Captain's Club - International President - Jun 1998