Paul Liddy

Sales & Marketing Consultant | Auctioneer

I have been involved in Brisbane inner city real estate based mostly out of Ray White South Brisbane, Ray White New Farm and now Ray White East Brisbane as either a Salesperson, Auctioneer, Franchisee, Trainer or Consultant since 1981. Which give or take a few years for travel, sabbaticals and 18 months living in the US, gives me over 30 years’ experience.

I don’t just say I do things differently - I know I do. About mid-way thru my career, after becoming quite disillusioned with a lot of dubious industry practises that still exist, I remodelled the way I manage the sales process and adopted a consultancy approach. Most importantly I realised that always putting my clients best interest ahead of mine, will in the long run, be in my best interest.

That, combined with my extensive database has enabled me to build, and continue to operate my business primarily around referrals - something that I believe the following sample of client comments is testament too.

Paul Liddy has proven that the concept of a consultancy based relationships like he has developed with his database builds incredible referral and repeat business – particularly in the higher end of the market – It’s about earnt trust  
Steve Britsdad – Spinks & Co

I have no hesitation in recommending Paul Liddy as a residential property expert. 
Don O’Rorke – Chairman. Consolidated Properties

When I heard the name Paul Liddy I thought to myself the man is a genius. I know you would have had a big hand in there somewhere. Still tell people you’re the best I have seen or worked with. Not getting all mushy, just wanted to say.
Adrian Kirwan - Bartholomeusz Kirwan Real Estate

After much hard work and service well beyond the call of duty, the property sold in what I believe was a credit to Paul Liddy and his persistence. He makes you feel as though the only property he is working on is yours    
Greg McCarthy - Managing Director TMS Asia-Pacific

I cannot say enough about Paul Liddy and his professionalism and marketing skills. He is extremely astute at assessing a client’s needs and makes what can be a painful process a fun and exciting ride. His positive attitude and ‘no mucking around’ nature have lent me to recommend Paul Liddy too many people. Use Paul Liddy, not only won’t you be disappointed, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that there is an agent out there that is really working for you and puts his clients interest ahead of his own
David & Layle Pavia - Teneriffe

Paul Liddy sold our property after having it on the market for a mere 8 days, for an unconditional 21 day contract and a price considerably more than we expected. As results go, it truly was remarkable. Combine that with his professional, straight forward, easy going nature and the entire process was not simply stress free but actually fun.
Richard & Lana Edmonds - Dornoch Tce Highgate Hill

I can only speak from person experience, in that Paul Liddy's work ethic and marketing skills were excellent...I was more than pleased with the result, and can highly recommend Paul Liddy as a marketing and Auction expert.  
Ben White - White Property Group

Paul, I know whenever you do work for a client they seem to only focus on the negative and never say anything about the positive things. I just wanted to say I think you are doing a great job with our house. I think the brochure; the sign and the ads are a great design and stand out from the rest. I also like your positive attitude about our house and your direct and honest approach with us and other people.
Gabrielle Reinhardt - Clayfield.

Paul Liddy the Auctioneer was terrific and a big reason for the success.
Sam Raiti - Century 21 Clayfield

Thanks again for your efforts in selling our property. I thought that the marketing programme was cost effective, innovative and well targeted... I appreciate the speed in which you achieved this result.
Jon & Sonia Wyer – Wyer and Craw Kitchens.

I thought I should write to you to express my appreciation for the way in which you handled the sale of our property in Teneriffe.... Your subsequent handling of the marketing left me in no doubt that we were able to extract the best possible price....I have no hesitation in recommending Paul Liddy to anyone wishing to buy or sell property in the area and look forward to doing business with you in the future.  
Tony Dawes – Teneriffe

Just a short note Paul to thank you for a most professional and outstanding auctioneering performance yesterday on behalf of First Pacific Davies and B.Q.L Nominees.   
David Spragg - FPD Savills

Thanks for your newsletter; it has been great and very entertaining.
Robyn Williams - Sydney

Dear Paul, Thank you very much for your assistance in the sale of our house. Tim and i were delighted the house sold quickly and the price obtained was so close to your original estimate. Although selling a house is never an easy process we appreciated your straightforward approach and attention to detail. We would be happy to enthusiastically recommend Paul Liddy services to anyone selling a property.  Sincerely
Barbara & Timothy Munn - Walker Ave Teneriffe

Paul, Thank you so much for your excellent effort at our Auction, we were very pleased with the result and most grateful....Sincerely   
Jack (and June) Hutchinson – Hutchinson Builders

Dear Paul, A quick note to thank you for your good advice on the handling of our sale at 17 Cordeaux St Highgate Hill. It was refreshing to deal with a professional who so obviously enjoys the strategic aspect of real estate sales, and who was friendly and witty to boot!  Keep an eye out for a house for us to come back to in a few years’ time.
Dr Bob & Dr Yoni Roberts – Highgate Hill  

Paul to thank you for doing such an amazing job, can I buy you dinner or a drink this week?  You name your bar/rest.  
Toby Lewis - Marquette Properties

Dear Paul, Many thanks for presenting your workshop at our recent staff retreat. The feedback from staff was excellent. Perhaps the most beneficial part of the presentation was the material on identifying and separating clients wants from needs, the need to listen and points of entry and closure. The advice was practical, immediately applicable and well received. We would be interested in a refresher course at next year’s retreat. Many staff commented on your engaging, energetic presenting style that made for such an interesting session. I would be delighted to give feedback to any prospective clients who might be interested in your capabilities and experience as a presenter.   
Helen Besly – The Rowland Company

Paul I just wanted to send a quick note to say thanks…...when I found myself in this situation I thought of you and I am so glad I did…You saved me a lot of money, stress and frustration with some great ideas and a fantastic end result.
Jeremy Cooper –  GFF Graceville 

Paul, I would personally like to thank you for the way you conducted yourself in the sale of my project at 15 Grosvenor Street, Balmoral. What impressed me the most was your perseverance and approach to the marketing of the whole development. Originally, I was concerned with going with someone I had not worked with before but as you came highly recommended to me, I went with my gut feeling. To my absolute pleasure everything you did exceeded my expectations. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to sell any property whether it be $500,000 or $5million. You are a true professional.
Lee Kee Shipyards - Balmoral

Marketing Genius! It was a pleasure to work with Paul, he recently sold a parcel of vacant land in Camp Hill for us. I would highly recommend him as an agent when you are considering selling your house or vacant land. The level of communication was to a high standard and we executed the marketing strategy very professionally. We achieved a very positive result, it can be quite easy to sell a property however it is another thing to get what you want for it.
Simon Fuhrmann – East Brisbane

Paul was great to deal with. Upfront and honest and has a great understanding of the market. Thanks for a quick and successful sale Paul.
Ben Sutcliffe – Murarrie

Despite him not always telling us what we wanted to hear, we always had confidence we were being told the truth and were being dealt with fairly. His principled and professional conduct has doubtless played a large part in building his respected reputation in the industry. I have no hesitation in recommending him and wish him well in the future.
Harry Knowlman – Oxley

Well this sale has been a fairly lengthy process, but Paul's energy and enthusiasm never flagged. It is always a refreshing change to encounter someone who is fun to work with. Paul shares his wide knowledge, humour and enthusiasm generously. On top of that he knows all about what he is doing, and gets a result! Always honest and highly principled, it is not surprising that Paul is so highly respected by his peers in the Real Estate industry.
Mike & Cheryl Cameron – Graceville

We thoroughly enjoyed doing business with Paul. We were on an extremely tight timeframe and Paul made our job so easy and seamless. He gave us accurate, actionable advice and assistance in making the whole buying experience enjoyable. We enjoyed his wit and humour. We will be buying him a cold beer next time we are back in Brisbane.
Robert Flood & Marilyn Harris - Bulimba

Paul was great to work with! He was extremely responsive, and came on board very quickly when things weren't working out with another agent. Would definitely be happy to work with Paul again. He also made negotiations with the vendor very smooth. Thanks Paul!
Joseph Thiang – Mount Gravatt

Paul Liddy in conjunction with Gary Price recently sold a property for us. They were professional, reliable, courteous, efficient and very easy to deal with. I would recommend them most highly.
Robyn Leigh - Bulimba

It was a pleasure doing business through Paul Liddy at Ray White. Everything was attended to promptly by Paul and I am by happy with my purchase.
Tracy Graffen – Kangaroo Point

Paul was always available when needed and was realistic in his assessment of the value of my property. He was very thorough in providing information in relation to development potential and likely pitfalls for potential buyers. Nevertheless, price achieved for my property exceeded my expectations.
Georgia Stergakis – East Brisbane

I would recommend Paul Liddy as an agent as he was very helpful throughout the purchase process, answered all questions and queries and was available whenever we required to speak to him. He is a very friendly guy, punctual and approachable.
Lorna Darlington - Balmoral

Paul Liddy is the most responsive and reliable Real Estate agent you will ever find. We signed a contract to buy some land but it took the sellers 6 months to prepare it for settlement. There were many questions I had for the sellers during that time that had to be communicated via the Real Estate agent which was a significant dependence. Fortunately the agent was Paul. He never ceased to amaze me how quickly he always addressed every issue via phone or email even when he didn’t really need to and this was well after we signed the contract. Very friendly, practical, hardworking and he really knows what he is doing with so many years’ experience.
Dylan & Sharon Swan - Camp Hill

So out of all the real estate agents we've dealt with over the last year, you're still the best - if we ever sell this house anytime I'll get you in to do it, and continue to recommend you.
Warren & Bronia James - Bulimba

Welcome back Paul to the auction world. After being involved with the extremely skillful Paul Liddy in literally hundreds of auctions throughout the 90’s where he and my father started the now very popular Ray White in-room auction events, I’m stoked that the ‘King of Auctions’ is back where he belongs, hammering down those deals. Best of luck mate and it’s about time.
Brad Ferguson - Ray White Caloundra

With Paul’s great communication and negotiation skills he did everything in his power to make it happen and everything worked out with the best result possible. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Carmel Johnston - Camp Hill

Congratulations Paul for being one of Brisbane’s and South East Queensland longest serving Auctioneers. Looking forward to seeing you in action dropping another gavel.
Colin Hatch - Principal at Belle Samford & Cashmere

I have known Paul Liddy for over 20 years. I first met Paul when I was a young real estate agent and was immediately captivated by his presence and auctioneering skills. As a long time real estate agent, I have seen many hundreds of auctioneers, in my considered opinion I rate Paul Liddy up there with the very best, in fact I could go so far as to say that he is the top 3 auctioneers that I have ever seen. This includes internationally, when I worked at Ray White Corporate and consulting to many different real estate groups. Paul’s relaxed manner suits many nervous vendors on auction day and his enthusiasm with the buyers continues to drive the auction price. I have no hesitation and completely endorse Paul Liddy for any auctioneering work he undertakes.
David Price - Ray White

Not only did every auction item sell, but due to Pauls’ enthusiasm and engagement with the audience, he managed to achieve a record price for a rugby league jersey at the time.
Dominique Williams - Australian Women's Touch Football Team

Look out… The prince is back!!
Haesley Cush - Ray White

Exciting, entertaining, and the results speak for themselves. Paul Liddy is a great Auctioneer!
Mariangela Stagnitti - CBA

Paul Liddy has been one of the state’s most enigmatic auctioneers for the last 25 years showing the highest level of skill in both the actual call and importantly the ability to negotiate the sale when most auctioneers and agents would have given up. Your auction is in great hands with Paul.
Mark Frater - Place Corporate

I have known Paul Liddy for well over 30 years. I have watched him grow from a Ray White Cadet in the early 1980’s to become one of the most respected and experienced real estate professionals in Queensland. I have seen Paul call many auctions over those intervening years, and have no hesitation in recommending him if you have need for a top quality auctioneer!
Mike Butler - Principal at RAAS Real Estate

As a real estate auctioneer Paul Liddy has no peer. For over 25 years, Paul has consistently over delivered to all stake holders.
Rob Jelich - Property & Financial Advisor

Honest, trustworthy and the ultimate professional! Paul made the sale of our house an absolute pleasure, not only do we have an agent for life but a friend as well.
Ben Schluter - Norman Park

I organised a local New Farm fundraising lunch for the cancer council for a few years running and was so grateful to Paul Liddy for his incredible Auctioneering skills. He was thoroughly professional, engaging, always entertaining and achieved well above what anyone thought possible. I was thrilled he was involved and he was so generous to donate his time and expertise.
Lucy Le Mare - New Farm

Prior to using Paul Liddy as my auctioneer, I realise now that what successes I did have were probably bought about more by good luck than good management, what a turn around that was! Paul knows what it takes to make auctions a huge success for the vendor and a springboard to future listings for the agent. He is generous in sharing his vast knowledge and experience, a master negotiator and a trusted authority. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Paul Liddy as an Auctioneer.
Frank Stafford - Professionals Real Estate

Paul Liddy has done numerous Auctions for me for over the past 25 years that I have known him. I find that his professionalism and understanding of the Auction process makes it a pleasure to deal with him.
Glenn Gracie - Glenn Gracie Real Estate

Perfect Buying Experience! Having never purchased off the plan before, Paul was the perfect professional. My mountain of questions and phone calls were handled with care and diligence. Paul turned a daunting purchase into a perfect buying experience. I would highly recommend Paul to anyone out there looking to buy or sell their property. Thank you!
Brett Rourke - Bulimba

We would highly recommend Paul as a real estate agent. We found his knowledge of the local market and comparable properties to be excellent, and he provided wonderful support throughout our transaction. Our transaction was somewhat unique and had some level of complexity and we were impressed with the manner in which Paul handled the issues unique to our property. We were also very pleased with the result we achieved. Paul is also somewhat of a character which makes dealing with him enjoyable and entertaining.
Louise and Brad O'Reilly - Camp Hill

Paul could not have been more professional and helpful in facilitating my purchase. As the transaction encountered many complications over a six month process it may well have been difficult but Paul was thoroughly efficient throughout and always pleasant to deal with. I have no hesitation in recommending Paul.
Susan Commons - Camp Hill

This is the seventh property Paul Liddy has sold for me and his enthusiasm or determination to get me the best possible result has never faltered. His marketing and negotiating skills are miles ahead of the pack.... he is a true professional. 
Lee Kee Shipyards Pty Ltd - Bulimba

We were almost the clients from hell! We wanted to sell our house - without listing; having photos taken or any open homes, with 2 kids and 2 dogs we didn't think we could manage it all. Paul didn't bat an eyelid, he was honest, made no outrageous promises and set a realistic time frame to re-evaluate if an off market sale wasn't working for us.

Within days Paul had several interested parties who were happy to view our home 'as is' (it was neat and tidy but shock horror those toilet brushes were still visible)! We had an offer immediately following which we eventually accepted after Paul negotiated back and forth on our behalf. We would have no concerns selling through Paul again or recommending him to others looking to sell their home.

In contrast to a number of other agents we have come across and dealt with previously we knew exactly where we stood and we never had to question if we were being stuffed around. We felt like Paul's first priority and had complete trust in Paul understanding what our needs were as his clients and working to deliver our desired results within those parameters.
Eddie and Emma Fardell - Camp Hill

Awards

  • 2016 - Significant Settled Commission $250,000
  • 2015 - 20 Year Service Award
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