Dave Manby

Group Director

With an unwavering focus on achieving the best possible outcome for his clients, Dave Manby has firmly established himself as one of the Gold Coast’s most successful agents. Prior to founding LJ Hooker Robina & Mudgeeraba, Dave rose to being the No.1 team leader in Australia and No.2 internationally for a renowned real estate franchise group.

His dedication for the industry, together with a strong drive to succeed and finely honed negotiation skills, have led him to being ranked in the top 100 of all real estate agents nationally. Backed by a close-knit team of specialists, Dave is the perfect choice when it comes to buying or selling.

Dave and his family are local residents, and his enthusiasm for, and knowledge of the Gold Coast and particularly acreage properties, provides a major advantage for any client.

Proud of a reputation built on honest and open communication with his clients, Dave mixes a refreshing blend of energy and experience with an easy sense of humour to present a logical and effective solution to your property needs - together with an unwavering commitment to achieving exceptional results, you will not find a more hard working, or passionate person in the real estate industry.

If you are looking for someone with that critical combination of experience, tenacity and pro-activity, then Dave Manby is ready, willing and able to achieve the best possible outcome for you.


  • Satisfaction
    ( 4.8 / 5.0 )
  • Recommendation
    ( 4.8 / 5.0 )
  • Performance
    ( 5.0 / 5.0 )

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