Colin O'Connor


Colin & Cheryl O’Connor are the proprietors of the family owned and operated LJ Hooker Algester.  The O’Connor family is proud to live in Parkinson and have lived in Algester/ Parkinson area for over 25 years.  Colin & Cheryl have built a strong relationship around the local family businesses, schools and clubs and believe the Algester, Parkinson and Calamvale areas offer families a great lifestyle, one that they share with the local families.

L J Hooker Algester is a member of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) and has been operating since 1991. During this period, the office has won Top Sales Office awards on several occasions including winning the 2010 Top Community Relationship Award for Queensland. Our office has won the Quest Newspapers Business Achievers Awards for Real Estate and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for outstanding achievement in customer service. The LJ Hooker Algester team has over 20 years of Real Estate experience in the local area and is committed to providing great Real Estate knowledge to local home owners and to assist new families to move into the area.

The success of our office is attributed to the public awareness of the name L J Hooker, the commanding position of our office, the professional high volume of signage in the area combined with the experience and local knowledge of our Sales staff and Property Managers, differentiates our office from others in our associated industry. We are all dedicated to serving our Vendors and Landlords, plus supporting the Algester, Parkinson and surrounding community in every respect.


What our customers say

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I recently had the privilege of witnessing first hand how Colin and his very capable and professional team conduct their business selling property. Having know Colin for many years through local community events, when the decision was made to sell our home, there was no one else i wanted involved in the emotional process other than Colin. From start to finish, i felt reassured and informed with no questions left unanswered. Colin and his team assisted with every query i had in a professional and timely manner. They went out of their way many times to help out with contacts and advice when I needed it. Colin has an excellent team working with him who displays efficient work ethics reflection in the overall care of their clients and their professional respect for each other. Although, juggling many clients at the same time, you are somehow made to feel like you are the only one. A valuable skill achieved by a truly confident and experienced team. Thank you Colin.


Recently we sold our home at 8 Fernhill Pl Parkinson our agent of choice was Colin O'Connor at L.J.Hooker Algester. Selling our much loved home was a very difficult and stressfull time for us but with Colin's professional, kind and caring way he made it go very smoothly. He always made the effort to follow up and talk to us about our needs and concerns and keep us in the loop with potential buyers and feed back from open homes which was very reassuring to us. Colin worked hard for us to achieve the best result possible. If you are considering selling I would strongly recommend Colin and his team at L.J.Hooker Algester.

Julee and Terry Thornhill

Colin, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you and the rest of the team at LJ Hooker Algester for managing the sale of my property at 8 Clembury Place, Calamvale in a professional and informative manner. Importantly, I'd also like to thank you for achieving a purchase price for the property that both Kathy and I acknowledge was a great result in the current market.

Jody Billinghurst

I would like to extend my thanks to you and your team for the outstanding service afforded to me during the recent sale of my property. The professionalism from yourself in particular is the acme other agencies should strive for. As you will recall my belongings were packed and transported earlier than anticipated, your staff stepped in and ensured any paper work that required faxing, copying etc. was seen to by allowing the use of your office equipment, again thanks to them all. This was not our first business encounter but you would always be my first point of contact and the only recommendation I pass on to family and friends who require real estate assistance. I feel I have lost a friend with my move being so far away. My sincere thanks again to you and L.J. Hooker Algester.

Vicki Raffaele

“I recently had the pleasure of having Colin O’Connor manage the sale of my father’s house after he passed away. Colin provided honest, professional and well informed advice which enabled me to determine an appropriate price and sales strategy. I found that Colin applied himself and his team enthusiastically to the task of marketing and eventually selling the property at auction. I can highly recommend Colin and his Team at LJ Hooker Algester to any prospective buyer or seller.”

Peter Crawford

Hi Colin, We would like to take the opportunity to thank both yourself and Chris Hubka for the outstanding result following the listing of our house in Algester. We had the property assessed and comments sought on several occasions prior to us listing. On each occasion we were impressed with the professionalism, knowledge,honesty, courtesy and feedback given. We then listed the property and even prior to listing, we were informed of the potential of the property and the potential time frames. Within 1 day of listing we had an offer in writing and after the first Open House, we had another 2 written offers. Suffice to say we sold the property and were delighted with the outcome. We were kept informed at all stages of the sales process and followed up after the sale to enquire of our satisfaction with not only our sale but also the purchase of our new property. We would definitely recommend the team at LJ Hooker Algester.

John & Angela Proudfoot

Thanks, have appreciated the friendly & professional manner, always exhibited by all staff!

Kym Channer

Whilst we have had a long relationship with LJH Algester because of our 2 rental properties, we have still been treated superbly in the lead up to and sale of out two properties. The experience and attention to detail by staff, particularly Colin, is extraordinary! (We do not make this comment lightly - we had bought and sold more than 25 properties in the last 15 years.) - 11th February 2013

Stanley & Wilma Perkins

Hi Colin and Joel, I couldn’t go to bed tonight without telling you again how very much Greg and I Appreciated the effort and support you have given to us over the last few days. You have both gone beyond what you needed to do for us. We expected the professionalism because that's why we picked your Real Estate in the first place. It was your warmth and positivity, your continued reassurance and support and your willingness to lend a hand in any way you could, to assist us with the sale, that has meant so much to us. Our sincerest thanks again to you both Lyn Blaik

Lyn & Greg Blaik

Dear Colin, I would like to thank you for your expertise in selling our investment property at 27 Murphy Street, Calamvale. At all times I found your intention to get the best price for us and also keeping us informed to be veyr professional and most appreciated. The house settles on July 2 so I just wanted to take this opportunity of saying many thanks. I was more than pleased with how LJ Hooker made the experience of selling very easy of us. Also could you please pass on my thanks to your rental division who have looked after our property over the years. Cheers,

Ray Goodney

My Awards

  • Captain's Club - Region President - Sep 2009
  • Captain's Club - Region Vice President - Jul 2008
  • International - Best New Talent - Honourable Mention - Aug 1999