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
  • Life Admiral
    Life Admiral
  • Life Member Captain's Club - Platinum
    Life Member Captain's Club - Platinum

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What our customers say

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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

My Awards

  • 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 - Franchise Owner of the Year (Finalist) - Jun 2007
  • Captain's Club - International President - Aug 2006
  • Life Member Captain's Club - Platinum - Sep 2004
  • Captain's Club - International President - Jun 1998