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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What our customers say

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Dave Manby, your professional style and personality was such a combination worthy of mention in the recent sale of our home. From start to finish you and your team worked as a clichéd yet very reassuringly, well oiled machine and we will forever be grateful for your sound and knowing 'no-nonsense' advice that ensured not only broad genuine interest that resulted in a quick contract and sale but stood firmly alongside us with attaining the offer we needed to ensure our future. Many thanks, respect and gratitude for your astounding efforts and commitment.

Tanya & Gary Tagget

I had the pleasure of dealing with Dave from LJ Hooker Robina | Varsity on the recent purchase AND sale of 13 Leicester Terrace, Mudgeeraba. Dave's service was flawless. He was always punctual, very reliable and I was kept extremely well informed throughout the entire process. I knew I could reach him at any time with questions I might have – nothing was ever too much trouble for Dave. His retention of information from viewers at open homes was first class and always articulated well. I had no doubt that the prospective purchasers were been given the same exceptional service that I was receiving. I firmly believe that there is no agent better suited to selling homes in Mudgeeraba than Dave Manby. His vast knowledge of the area coupled with his exceptional negotiating skills puts him in a league of his own and I would strongly recommend Dave Manby to anyone looking to sell their home in Mudgeeraba.

Blanche Heperi - Mudgeeraba

Excellent service with a reasonable result considering the difficult circumstances.

Paul - Tallai

LJ Hooker Robina | Varsity are one of the best organisations I have ever dealt with. All staff are willing to go above and beyond to ensure the customer has a great experience and smooth transaction. I would highly recommend Dave's team to anyone.

Jamie - Gold Coast

Dave, it was a real eye-opener to deal with you. You are not just a gorgeous man, but also a man that cares greatly about his clients.I sold my house so quickly! I will highly recommend you to friends to sell or buy and thank you for the removal boxes!! What a great service!! Hope to buy another house one day and I will knock on your door. Regards and good wishes to you and your family for a good Christmas.

Ellen Nolet - Burleigh Heads

I was very impressed with Dave Manby's communication skills especially when it came to the arrangements for settlement on both properties and would highly recommend Dave to anyone looking to sell or buy in the Robina/Bonogin area.

Joy Lanham - Ormeau

Just wanted to take the time to thank Dave for his extreme professionalism and hard work during the purchase of our home. We were impressed at the way you handled all the obstacles we faced with the seller. Your help in guiding us from the start to finish in a long and stressful process was terrific...for that, we are grateful beyond words. We would highly recommend you to anyone buying or selling a property in the future.

Marty and Andrea

Ian and I would like to say thank you very much for selling our house, you said you would get us the best price possible and you certainly delivered. We both knew from the moment we met you we had chosen the right agent. You have a very welcoming presence about you and make your clients feel like they are your number one priority. No matter how late it is or how busy you are you always return our calls. The effort you put in is remarkable. We would also like to say how eternally grateful we both are that you are also helping us to find our new home, your dedication is above and beyond. Ian and I without hesitation would recommend only you to anyone we knew wanting to sell. You are welcoming, dedicated, professional and most of all a genuine and friendly person. Thank you so very much for everything Dave we appreciate it more than words can say.

Ian and Tracey Barry

Dave Manby and his team have provided an excellent professional service when selling our property. Dave was very clear about his strategy to sell the house and followed it meticulously making minor adjustments when the market demanded it. His communication and updates with us were regular and detailed. Dave has excellent negotiating skills and was able to produce a very good outcome for us by pursuing all available options. We are happy to recommend Dave as a committed and professional real estate agent.

Rob and Colette Cooke

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