Steve McGowan

Principal / Licensee / L.R.E.A

Steve opened LJ Hooker Erina in July 1996 with business partner, Wayne Dowling, and since then the office has grown from a staff of three to a thriving, successful business, currently with seven loyal, long term staff, incorporating sales, property management and administration.

Entering his 30th year in real estate and 21 years with LJ Hooker, Steve has an extensive and impressive real estate background.  A resident of Green Point for over 22 years and currently residing in Erina, his intimate knowledge and focus on these two suburbs has helped create a comprehensive and valuable database designed to assist vendors to identify the right buyer and gain the optimum price for their property.

Steve has regularly been a member of the LJ Hooker Captain's Club and Multi-Million Dollar chapter and at one stage held the title of Vice President of the NSW Captain's Club.  The most pleasing and satisfying awards were in 2006 when Steve and Wayne received the "Gold Logie" of the NSW Annual Awards, NSW/ACT Franchise Owner of the Year!  More recently, and with even greater recognition, LJ Hooker Erina received the inaugural "Chairman's Award" at the LJ Hooker International Conference, held in Phuket, Thailand in 2010. The gong recognised the office as a 'cohesive team all working together to achieve the best results for their clients, a team player within their region and a true team player within the network'.

Heavily involved in the local community, Steve was elected eight years ago to the Board of the Erina Leagues Club and also a life member of the Erina Junior RLFC.  Add Steve's experience, energy, honesty and negotiation skills to the innovative marketing and brand awareness of the LJ Hooker network and your property will have the best chance of selling for the maximum price!

  • Liveability Real Estate Specialist
    Liveability Real Estate Specialist
  • 21 Club
    21 Club

What our customers say

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Steve McGowan was excellent in every way possible, and he restored a tremendous amount of faith when dealing with personnel in the Real Estate business. Prior to meeting up with Steve McGowan, and from past experiences, I honestly did not have a very high opinion of estate agents. I am convinced that Steve has instilled the same high ethics to all his staff at LJ Hooker Erina. NOTHING was any trouble to all of his staff.

John Green, Wyoming (formerly Green Point, NSW)

I found Steve McGowan and the staff at L J Hooker Erina to be very professional, helpful and diligent when acting on my behalf as the vendor of a residential property in Green Point, NSW. Steve secured a very favourable price in a timely manner.

Barry Cooksley, Congarinni, NSW

Steve McGowan and the team at LJ Hooker Erina are a pleasure to deal with. Have known and dealt with Steve and the team for over ten(10) years. They are always courteous, helpful and willing to assist where possible. Steve was very professional in handling the sale of my property. Steve was given control to negotiate the sale with prospective purchases. I am very happy with the outcome of the sale. Thank you Steve for your hard work and effort. The property management team previously managed my property (prior to sale) for the most part of eight years. Over that time the service received was excellent, especially from Vicky with whom I communicated frequently. I would recommend Steve and the team at LJ Hooker for the purchase/sale of your next home or even to manage your investment property. Thank you

Warren Canterbury

We would thoroughly recommend Steve McGowan, not only was he completely professional and punctual, he delivered on all his promises, selling our house at the price we wanted with the minimum of fuss.

Peter Searle Holgate

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 a 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 we expected. So we would highly recommend Darren McGowan to anyone looking at selling there property. Our whole experience with LJH Erina Sales and Rentals has been a trouble / Stress free one. Keep doing what your doing.

Renae Renehan East Maitland NSW

If you are considering selling your property I highly recommend Steve McGowan and his team to sell your property. Whilst in the process of selling my property, I had dealings with both Steve and Darren and apart from being friendly and approachable, they always kept me informed regarding any inquiries and sale related issues. They were extremely professional in all aspects of the sale of my property. If your are considering selling your property in the Green Point or Erina area, I highly recommend using Steve McGowan and his team at L.J. Hooker, Erina if you want to achieve the best result for the sale of your property.

Gary Powell, Forresters Beach

I would like to say thank you to the LJ Hooker team and in particular to Steve McGowan for professional dealings in the recent sale of Eden Grove, Erina. His dedication and commitment left me comfortable with the transaction and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others wishing to sell and buy. Yours thankfully,


Hello Steve, Greetings from sunny Queensland. Madeleine and I would like to thank you for all your cooperation with the promotion and sale of our property. It was an excellent result with a record price for the street in just after a week of advertising. We were also very impressed with the way that you incorporated our requirements with the sales programme, including the viewing appointments scheduling. Once again, thank you for working so close with us to achieve such a terrific outcome. We do not hesitate in recommending you as the preferred Real Estate Agent for the area and we wish you all the very best for the future.

Graham & Madeleine

Dear Steve and his team, I am enclosing the recent letter that I sent to the Express Advocate with regards to the quick sale of our home. We really appreciate your professional, warm, friendly manner - as customers, I cannot fault the service we received. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for an excellent job, your efforts were outstanding. Thank you for welcoming us into your office on the frequent visits we made regarding 57 James Sea, we were always well received. Thanks once again. Best wishes for your future in the Real Estate business. Kind regards,


Dear Wayne & Steve, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your professional and friendly assistance in the sale of our home in Green Point. As well as the prompt sale that was achieved, we appreciated the courtesy and efficiency of you and your staff. We have already recommended you to other people in the area who are interested in selling their home. Thank you again.


Dear Sir, As your commercial says, "Thank you Mr Hooker", for the wonderful branch we have been involved with at Erina. With all the stress involved in buying and selling, it is such a support to have the confidence that we have had in your team.

Mary & Neil

Dear Steve, Just a short note to thank you and your team for assisting us in the sale of our home. What else can I say, other than we certainly put your skills to the test with our tight deadline and you delivered! As a thank you we have written and forwarded an editorial to the Central Coast Express. We just really felt that we wanted to "tell the world" what they should look for when selecting an agent. We would not wish the anxiety on our worst enemy that we went through due to selecting the wrong agent previously.


I have always found Steve McGowan to be an excellent salesman while not feeling any pressure from him.

Julie Aitchison Green Point

My Awards

  • 21 Club - Jul 2017
  • Liveability Real Estate Specialist - Jul 2014
  • Annual NSW/ACT - Business Owner Of The Year - Jul 2005