Darren McGowan

Principal / Area Specialist / L.R.E.A

Having a strong background in sales and customer service, Darren is an integral part of the LJ Hooker Erina team. He prides himself on his strength of character and his ability to communicate with both sides of the market, “Energy, enthusiasm and a detailed approach” are what Darren identifies as the platforms for success.

Now that Darren is a part owner of the business and is a ‘Licensed Estate Agent’ shows that he has his mind on being a career agent, you can be assured that when selling with Darren he will exhaust every option, explore every avenue and leave no stone unturned in his efforts to achieve the best result possible.

Moulding together his knowledge of the area and expertise with excellence in customer service and maintaining high standards continually impresses customers as does his ‘non-stop’ attitude shows just why Darren was nominated for NSW and ACT Rookie of the Year 2017.


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Dealing with Darren has been a very pleasant experience on both occaissions,buying and selling. He is a very engaging young man whose knowledge of the industry and committment are to be admired. I am delighted to have dealt with him and the staff at Erina.

Maggie Martin Wyoming

We have known Darren for a while now, and always knew that he would be the one to sell our house. He is extremely approachable and professional. He, and his team, provided a professional, detailed plan for the marketing of the property - one that took into consideration our specific requirements and expectations. It ticked all the boxes. Darren and his team at LJ Hooker Erina really are by far the best real estate agents in the greater Gosford/Green Point/Erina/Saratoga/Kincumber area (and beyond). I would, and have, recommended them to anyone currently thinking about selling. Thank you for all your hard work, and the AMAZING result.

Colin and Linda Charles, Green Point (now London)

Darren and the team from LJ Hooker Erina went to great lengths to ensure we were looked after throughout the selling of our property. From initial contact, open houses, negotiating with prospective buyers, to the settlement of our property, we always felt that Darren and the team were very professional, knowledgeable and committed. Our property took a little longer to sell than anticipated, and not once did we have any doubt about the marketing plans, or Darren’s ability to sell our place. When needed, he re-evaluated and adjusted our marketing plan and prices to ensure we were keeping up with current trends and he always made sure we were well informed. I would recommend Darren and the LJ Hooker team for any property sales or rental properties.

Stephen & Jessica Harpur, East Gosford

Darren was amazing. The sale was plagued with issues out of Darren's control and he refused to give up and finally managed to sell the property for the amount we wanted. Highly recommend Darrem McGowan.

Fiona Wilson, Darwin

Darren McGowan Did an awesome job! I would recommend Darren to any prospective client! Enthuiasm and approach was unable to be questioned. He achieved an outstanding result that went against the predictions of other agencies including a more local LJ Hooker branch. Having spoken to the buyers of our property I believe they were also extremely happy with the service. Champion up and coming sales person whom I personally believe has a great future ahead of him. I have already recommended Darren and the team at LJ Hooker to several people I know selling houses on the Central Coast and will continue to do so. Darren’s effort and result proves your agent doesn’t have to be on the suburb of sale to get a great result if the enthusiasm, professionalism and effort are there to get the result!

Ian Marshall, Narara

Thanks Darren for all you assistance in the selling of my mothers property, a good understanding of the local community.

Michelle Badman

I would recommend Darren McGowan for his work ethics and his thought for who he is dealing with If they be 25 or 75 he makes it work .He handle all my questions and my problems with the very best help and I hope he goes far in his real astate life.

Pauline Hawkes Coffs Harbour

Went above to help me sell thanks heaps Darren

Karen Davis

The property was previously in the hands of another agent but Darren was the one who proved to be the most efficient and communicative about progress. As previously mentioned he was most energetic in trying to get the property sold.

John Graham

Darren was a gem to work with. Professional, friendly & strives hard to make the experience a good one. Keep up the enthusiasm !!

Kristine Smith, Erina

Darren always had a positive outlook,and would highly recommend Darren McGowan to anyone

Mervyn Best Erina

Darren came highly recommended from our family members, and found him to be highly motivated and excellent communicator and very professional in all his dealings, thank you Darren for a job well done, we would definitely use you and your company again.

V & H Askell, Dubbo

We have supplied a letter to your establishment and are more than happy for you to use all or part of this as our testimonial.

Sandra Thomas

I found Darren to be a man of his word, continuously optimistic and friendly- without being over-confident or brash throughout. He kept in touch regularly reporting latest results to us while we are overseas. His manner is always outgoing and cheerful, concerned for the outcome for the buyer at all times. Our absence overseas meant that we were not able to be present in NSW during the final weeks. Darren voluntarily went outside and beyond what could have been expected from an agent in so far as the mundane matters involved in the sale. An all-round excellent person and a thoroughly professional, considerate and efficient agent. I have no hesitation is recommending Darren highly.

Rob Mudie - Erina

Darren completed all areas expected of him without any hick ups or doubts. He delivered a sale on the first day of inspections and all his follow ups were helpful and kept us in the picture regarding progress of the sale. It was definitely not a case of sale made see you at hand over. Darren seems keen to do well and in my view deserves to be aided in furthering his career in real estate by L J Hooker.

John Angell, Devonport

I highly recommend Darren. He set the timing of the sale, the sales strategy and the target price and it all went exactly to his plan. Very happy with the results.

Rod & Sharon Jobbins, Merewether Heights

LJH Erina were the agents who I had rented our investment property through over the past 9 years so it was natural to use them in the sale process. Darren was also very helpful throughout the whole process.

Steve & Kim Madden Sydney

Darren McGowan worked 7 days a week to secure a buyer for us. He was very professional and pro-active in selling our property and we are very pleased with the result.

David Bartley, Copacabana

I would like to say how happy I have been with the way Darren McGowan has handled the sale of my home. Such a pleasant well mannered young man. I know he will be an asset to your team at LJ Hookers. Thanks Darren, I wish you all the best for your future.- Yours Sincerely

Cynthia L.

Our experience as noted was with Darren McGowan and was in the end stress free -which is what you want. We didn't have to do a thing other than sign papers. he kept us informed and updated regularly. He made us feel like an old time friend- other than a client. In the beginning we had a hiccup with a buyer but Darren handled it well. He was true to his word and said it shouldn't take long to get our property sold and it didn't. And we got a higher price than expected. So we would highly recommend Darren McGowan to anyone looking at selling their property. Our whole experience with LJH Erina Sales and Rentals has been a trouble/ stress free one.

Renae R

It was a pleasure to work with Darren McGowan on the sale of our investment property. He achieved an auction result well above our reserve, which was a testament to his skills as a negotiator and agent. Darren helped and advised us throughout the campaign. He was friendly, polite and supportive before and during the sale process, and his enthusiasm was unflagging. Steve McGowan did a wonderful job as auctioneer, and other members of the team at LJ Hooker Erina with whom we dealt during our sale process were all polite and helpful. We have no hesitation in recommending Darren McGowan to anyone who wishes to sell their property.

Kate & Terry, Green Point

The process seemed to be streamlined- no hassles Darren demonstrated genuine enthusiasm in wanting to get me the best result possible with minimum outgoings. He was always approachable, available and communicated effectively in a timely manner Staff were always friendly, professional and very approachable with a good understanding of the entire process Recommendation from a relative enabled me to trust in the process

Donna Joseph Gosford

I met Darren at a property viewing and he was very knowledgeable about the property I was viewing. He seemed very passionate and was a good listener. I was impressed and as we were looking to sell I asked Darren if he was interested in coming over to look at our property. Darren is very family orientated and cares about his clients, he is very professional and loves what he is doing and it shows in his work. Darren was available for us 24/7 regarding all aspects and constantly giving us updates on our open house and interested buyers. Darren was very driven and catered to all our needs and listened to every suggestion we gave him and put them into action. Because of all of this. We sold our house within four to six weeks of putting it on the market for a great price. Darren is still in touch and also provided help and information willingly in the purchase of our new property I would highly recommend Darren McGowan .

Elizabeth D. Kincumber

Darren McGowan was awesome to deal with on every level of the sale and was always there to answer any questions along the way plus got the results I wanted with the sale. Would highly recommend to anyone that wants a terrific service.

Phill Scott Bateau Bay

Darren was an absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish. He set reasonable expectations and exceeded them.

Jade Meara

" if you want someone who is enthusiastic and keen to assist, then you can't go past Darren McGowan."

karen perks Grafton

My Awards

  • *FCP Sales - Feb 2016