James Rawkins

Sales Representative

James is highly skilled in his ability to connect on a personal level with his clients. He understands their most important needs by tailoring his efforts towards achieving their immediate goals and future dreams. His commitment to his craft of communication and negotiating coupled with his calm, collected and engaging demeanour will give you confidence at all times that he has your best interests at heart.

With a background in sales and customer service together with a family history in Real Estate, James has been exposed to all facets of the industry growing up. It was only a matter of time before James traced their footsteps into the next generation. His knowledge and experience guarantees a highly skilled approach.

In 2016 James was awarded the South Australian Rookie of the Year award for his dedication in providing outstanding service and results for his clients. This total commitment to excellence has seen James achieve Captains Club status of the Prestigious Captains Club, benchmarking his performance in the top 15% of all LJ Hooker agents in Australia and New Zealand.

James understands how valuable your asset is and that each client’s requirements are different. He will take the time to understand your situation and do everything he can to achieve the best result for you on the sale of your home. So let James and the team at LJ Hooker service all your Real Estate needs today!


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James persevered with the sale where I would have given up. My house was in a difficult location which made the sale harder to accomplish. James persevered and worked very hard with the clients and finally succeeded in the sale.

Nancy Baldock Broad Street,MARDEN SA 5070

James Rawkins sold our property recently and we were very impressed. He provided a clear and comprehensive service to our family and was respectful, professional and friendly. Best of all he lacked the stereotypical “car salesman” approach, that we’ve come to expect following recent dealings with other agents. We want to thank James, Jarred (principal) and Mark (Auctioneer). We had a tediously difficult auction with shy bidders (to put it mildly) and they worked diligently to seek a fair and successful sale for our family. Thanks team!

Shayne Stone

Thank you for all your help and advice concerning the sale of my property. From the day I requested a valuation and until the time of sale at auction and beyond you were always very helpful, honest, explained everything in detail, and never gave me false expectations. I felt very confident with you as my agent and would recommend you to friends and family. On the day of auction I felt that I was in very capable hands, which proved to be the case.

Maxine - Valley View

James persevered with the sale where I would have given up. My house was in a difficult location which made the sale harder to accomplish. James persevered and worked very hard with the clients and finally succeeded in the sale.

Nancy - Vendor

James has been exceptional. He is utterly professional and so kind and compassionate to our needs. We would not even bother looking elsewhere when we need an agent in the future, James is our guy! He provided a clear and comprehensive service to our family and was respectful, professional and friendly. Best of all he lacked the stereotypical “car salesman” approach, that we’ve come to expect following recent dealings with other agents. We want to thank James, Jarrad (principal) and Mark (Auctioneer). We had a tediously difficult auction with shy bidders (to put it mildly) and they worked diligently to seek a fair and successful sale for our family. Thanks team!

Shayne Stone - Vendor

I highly recommend James Rawkins. His kindness and compassion in selling my family home has been second to none.

Nardine Mccallion - Redwood Park

We had the pleasure of engaging James Rawkins and Darren Cowey as Real Estate Agents for the sale of our property in late 2018 at Modbury. From inception to handover, both James and Darren were professional, eager to help and provided honest advice and feedback that saw the property reach its best potential for opening day. Engaging both James and Darren, gave us the ability to pool resources and target potential buyers from the entire northern and north eastern suburbs via use of their substantial database. The techniques employed by James and Darren, saw our property achieve a huge turnout for its first weekend opening. Through the use of targeted advertising and targeted selling strategies, our property sold at the first open and for a value that was substantially higher than our personally set target goals. It is without a doubt, that the property would have not have reached the exceptional sale price without the help of James and Darren. We personally see James and Darren as the ‘A-Team’ for property sales within the North and North Eastern suburbs of Adelaide, and recommend the team to our friends and family whenever a property is being considered for sale.

Matthew and Nicole - Vendors

Very helpful and always available

Wendy Robinson, Stuart Park NT

James made the whole process really easy and enjoyable. He always put us at ease when we thought it would be difficult. He always has time for you and never rushes anything. James worked really hard and got us a great outcome. I will only deal with James for any future dealings and strongly recommend James to my family and friends and anyone that wants the best.

Claudio - Vendor

James Rawkins was our sales agent for 3 of our investment properties in Elizabeth. James sold the first property within 2 weeks after the first open, the second house sold to a buyer who attended the first open and the third property sold within 2 weeks of its first open also. This was an outstanding result that greatly exceeded our expectations regarding timliness of the sales.

Mel - Vendor

James is an outstanding agent, We were a bit hesitant about selling as it all looked quite hard but James has made the process really easy and exciting. He really understands people and is always happy to answer any questions. We have never felt rushed or pressured and he always makes time for you. Highly recommended agent. Thanks a lot.

Claudio and Pauline - Vendors

James was professional, personable and charming in all of our discussions and was able to negotiate with the vendor to maintain some outdoor effects. No question or concern was ever too much trouble for James.

Andrew & Quentin - Modbury

James made regular contact with us even when we were not considering selling. He knows the area really well. James is very approachable and takes a real interest in both seller and buyer. Everything with the sale was professionally dealt with.

Anthony & Sophie - Modbury

Hi James, As discussed I purchased a property on the weekend through another agent. Although I didn’t purchase the property through you I would have no hesitation recommending you to anyone I know selling a property including myself. You were willing to go out of your way to provide a quality service which included showing me through properties outside of inspection times due to my shift work as a fire fighter. In the months I have been looking for a property I dealt with many agents and you were the best of them. You were always willing to help and provide any information that could assist me including properties that you had not listed. I am happy if any of your superiors want to contact me to hear firsthand how impressed I was with your service. Thanks again James for all your assistance. Cheers

Paul Waller

James Rawkins was selling the property next door to my mother’s house and from the initial chat with him I was impressed. At a later meeting James outlined the options and gave us all the information we needed to make a decision regarding selling our mother’s house in a relaxed manner without pressure! The auctioneer and James’s assistant at the auction were very helpful on the day, which was sad for us. James was understanding, approachable and patient in the long wait for probate. Would highly recommend James to others!

Maureen - Modbury

James is a great Sales Representative! He’s easy to deal with, very organised and helpful and I’m happy with his performance. Excellent work James!

Michael - Pooraka

I think James Rawkins is an excellent agent who is very polite and honest. He made the process of purchasing this property so easy and worked within my time frames given how busy I was throughout the year.

Michelle - Rostrevor

We reviewed 6 real estate agents and we kicked ourselves that we didn't end up choosing James. Having been through the whole process now, I can tell you that you need someone who knows the local area. Our agent didn't realise the similar property up the road was undercutting us 3-4 weeks in, but James could rattle off local prices easily. It cost us about 3 weeks, and probably an amount equivalent to the entire commission. The other vital ingredient is the ability to negotiate. While you can learn certain skills, James has the inborn knack for it. These days it's so easy to sell a property through online sites but the people with sales ability will get you the best price. They'll also sell it quicker, which reduces your stress (something you won't appreciate until you've been through it). James gave us lots of tips and provided references with like-minded people. I believe he's genuine. Just make sure he's not overloaded before you book him!!

Nathan Keen

A very pleasant and professional performance with a good knowledge of the area and his craft. Together with Gordon Little, James Rawkins provided a very impressive team and I would recommend them to anyone.

Peter Richardson

I want to let you know how happy I am with the quality of the service you provided my family in selling our home. It was a sad thing to have to do but your happy demeanour and professional attitude made it easier. All the best for your future happiness.

Murray

James Rawkins did a great job for us on a previous sale and was an automatic choice for us on our second sale. He didn't disappoint. Every aspect of the sale process went exceptionally well, thanks largely to James. Aspects we particularly appreciated include: James is an excellent communicator, with us and prospective purchasers. James assessed what he felt should be done to the property prior to going to market. In doing this assessment James was focused on the potential types of purchaser (developers, family occupiers, etc). He was conscious of our capacity to follow his recommendations. His price recommendations proved realistic. Auction day went smoothly and it was clear that James had already established a rapport with several potential bidders. James looked after all contract formalities and followed up on all contract conditions. We were more than satisfied with the excellent work done by James Rawkins and the team at L J Hooker Walkerville Modbury Importantly the sale price exceeded our expectations. We could not have asked for more.

Ken Sporton

After meeting James we were completely at ease with him handling the sale of our home. He is very professional in all aspects of his job, and also very friendly and approachable. James kept us completely informed at all times during the time he was handling the sale of our home. He was always quick to return calls if he was not available at the time of us calling him. James worked hard negotiating with buyers for the sale of our home, constantly following up interested parties and reporting back to us with any new information. James is very professional, and we found him to be extremely friendly and approachable about all things relating to the sale of our home. He always handled things in a professional and timely manner, always with a smile! We would have no hesitation in recommending James to anyone looking to sell their home.

Derek and Natalie Chaney

James Rawkins was very thorough with his assessment of the property and the potential expectations and he explained this in detail, with evidence, the reasoning behind this. He also suggested a number of selling strategies that we could adopt and was up front with the costs associated with each. His communication with us was first class and we knew where we were at every step of the way through the sales process and when the offers stated to come in we were overseas but that didn't phase James at all. With all our dealing with James he was friendly, listened and appreciated our circumstances. The whole process from commencement to finalisation went exactly how James told us it would be, that was really appreciated as it prevented any concerns. We would recommend James to anyone considering a land agent.

Hans & Mary Woznitza

I have dealt with many Real Estate Agents over the years and I would say James Rawkins is one of the best. His communication lines are excellent he delivers what he promises and in my opinion few Real Estate Agents actually do this well. Certainly the first person I'd contact if I was selling a home again.

Jill Gourlay

My wife and I were impressed from our first meeting with James and his handling of our sale and professionalism. We highly recommend James.

Sue & Joe Marcus

From my first meeting with James to the final call after settlement I knew I could trust him to respect our wishes and the handling of the sale of this property. My mum and I were acting on behalf of my dad who had recently moved into a nursing home. We needed to sell the property but choosing an agent that respected our situation was very important. Choosing James was definitely the right decision. He delivered on his promises and kept us informed during every step of the process. It only took about 4 weeks from meeting James for sale and settlement to occur. Thank you for the extra effort you made to enable a smooth and swift selling experience. Anyone selling in the Modbury area will benefit by having James as their agent.

Tracy O'Malley

I just wanted to thank you for all of your hard work in selling our Mum and Dad's house at Modbury on the weekend. I don't think we would have achieved anything close to that amount without your efforts. In particular, I would also like to thank you for the guidance and support you have given our brother Peter through all of this. I know he had a million and one questions throughout this process and you dealt with all of them with kindness, patience and professionalism. We will definitely be using LJ Hooker again, and in particular you where possible, when we need to sell any of our properties. We will certainly also recommend you to all of our friends and colleagues. Once again, thank you James for doing such a good job. Please know how much it was appreciated by us all.

Leonie Larsen

I want to express our appreciation and gratitude towards James and yourself for the sale of our home via auction on October 22nd 2016. David and I were very nervous about selling our property as we had never sold a house before. James was very understanding and re-assured us throughout the whole auction process. He spent a lot of time explaining all the options without trying to persuade us to one particular marketing approach. It is hard to sell a property when you are in another state and yet David and I were constantly encouraged by James's confidence. He was able to answer all of our questions with true honesty which helped us greatly when making decisions like our reserve price for the auction. We were also appreciative of his open inspection reports as they were very detailed and showed both positive and negative comments from the people who walked through. During the conversations about the open inspection reports, James explained how they give the seller a good idea of buyer interest as well as reminding us that most people will quite often share their comments about what they don't like. Finally, I would like to also thank James for his initial reaction when I informed him I was blind. It is very common for there to be a long silence on the end of the phone when I reveal my blindness. You can almost hear the person's brain ticking over nervously wondering how they are now going to communicate any information or instructions. James didn't hesitate or skip a heartbeat. As far as he was concerned my blindness held no problems and I was immediately relieved knowing I could ask for electronic copies of all documents that were accessible without having a fight about it. In cases where I was unable to read any information independently, James took the time to go through it with me. Thank you!

Heidi Lewington-Arblaster

We wish to inform you how pleased we were with James, who recently sold our home for us. From the moment we first met James, he treated us with the utmost respect, nothing was too much trouble for him, he was willing to spend endless time with us, explaining things to us etc. he was always punctual, professional and friendly. We have no hesitation in recommending him to others wanting to sell their homes. We were amazed how quickly he was able to sell our home, having had our first open on the 15th of October and it sold at auction on the 29th of October!! Paul, the auctioneer also did a wonderful job on the day! The downside of having sold our home so quickly – unfortunately, we may never come across James again!

Betty & Geoff Davis

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thank you James Rawkins for all you've done for Mark & myself in the selling of our family home. Your willingness to help and do all you could to ensure we were updated every step of the way has been greatly appreciated. Nothing has been too hard for you to accommodate our needs. Your enthusiasm and knowledge has been very impressive and your brilliant negotiation skills gave us a fantastic result!! Can't thank you enough for all you did for our family, it was an absolute pleasure for you to handle such an important transaction in our lives. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending you to anyone, as I know they will be as delighted as we were! I hope you are acknowledged by your company for the fantastic service you provided.

Jaime Aplin

My Awards

  • Top 15% - Apr 2019
  • Annual SA/NT - Rookie of the Year - Aug 2016
  • *FCP Sales - Sep 2015