Stephen Thompson

Proprietor and Property Consultant

A fourth generation Canberran, Stephen Thompson's extensive local knowledge and understanding of Canberra's residential real estate market are the result of over 24 years in the business.

Commencing his career as a cadet sales consultant in 1985, Stephen quickly established an enviable reputation as one of Canberra's top sales agents, achieving many record sale prices for properties, particularly in Canberra 's inner south.

He founded L.J. Hooker Manuka in 1996, and has been directly responsible for the agency's dramatic growth from an early ranking of 630th in L.J. Hooker's Australia-wide network to currently being recognised as one of LJ Hooker's top auction offices in Australia.

Locally, the agency has received several industry accolades including Property Manager of the Year 1996 & 2003, Canberra Boutique Agency of the Year in 1999 & The Canberra Times Marketing Award 1999 and Agency of the Year in 2006. Over the past five years Stephen has also represented the ACT at the Australian Auctioneers Association awards, winning the award in 2000 and 2001.

With specialist knowledge and marketing expertise in the middle and upper end of the market, Stephen has clearly positioned the agency as 'Canberra's inner south property experts'.

Stephen is a leader. He has been a council member of the Real Estate Institute, ACT and is committed to improving industry standards and practices. His professional approach to business, investment in the best staff and focus on nurturing client relationships are hallmarks of his success.

This approach has served Stephen well. Today he is highly respected by his peers and clients alike. He regularly comments on real estate issues and is invited to speak at local and national industry forums.

Stephen's goals are simple - to offer excellence in customer service, ethical representation, professional development and attain optimum results for his seller clients.


  • Satisfaction
    ( 4.2 / 5.0 )
  • Recommendation
    ( 4.5 / 5.0 )
  • Performance
    ( 4.6 / 5.0 )
  • 21 Club
    21 Club
  • Diamond Multi Million Dollar Member
    Diamond Multi Million Dollar Member
  • Life Member Captain's Club - Platinum
    Life Member Captain's Club - Platinum

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stephen has got good knowledge of the inner south housing market and excellent communication skills

kumar yarralumla

The sale went well. The price guide we were given was realistic, and the commission structure was reasonable, Our dealings with Stephen Thomson and Tyran Murphy were conducted professionally and the sale process went quite smoothly. Our communications were clear and prompt, which was important as we were selling from interstate. We have no hesitation in recommending Stephen.

Marina and Alex, Melbourne

Stephen was Highly professional and kept me up to date with the sale progress. He had to work hard on this one. I would personally recommend Stephen to my friends and have no hesitation in using him again

Geoff Schmidt Sutton 2620

We regard Stephen as professional, empathetic and extremely competent Having dealt with many different agents in Canberra over forty years, Stephen is a standout in every desirable sense

Tony Bubear, Forrest

We are always pleased with Stephen's measured approach and ability to negotiate. We enjoy dealing with him and would certainly consider him for any future real estate dealings.

Norma and Peter Cook, Forrest, ACT



I would personally like to thank you and your team for the assistance provided to us on the purchase and rental of our property at Giles Street Kingston. We were engaged with your office through a purchase with Linda initially, and the ongoing lease arrangements with Brendan, Kim, and Pipp, due to purchasing with a tenant in occupation. Despite some minor challenges with the tenant exiting the property earlier than anticipated, the transition by your property management team and additional support from yourself personally, has ensured a positive outcome. We would not hesitate to recommend the services of LJH Manuka to any prospective purchasers or investors. Please pass on our thanks to the team.

Jack and Susan Quaid

Stephen was friendly, professional, measured and patient throughout the whole sales process. We were very pleased to have him represent us and would highly recommend him to others.

Alice, Canberra

We found Stephen to be a person of utmost integrity and honesty. what was promised was delivered with clear communication at all times. it was a pleasure doing business with him

Don and Christine McInnes

We were very pleased with Stephen Thompson's professional assistance to us with the sale of our property. He was always available, gave good advice, and respected our needs and views. Although the property didn't sell at auction, Stephen ran it well and thanks to his negotiation skills we sold the property shortly thereafter.

Adelaide and Inoeg

My Awards

  • Diamond Multi Million Dollar Member - Jul 2018
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Bronze Medallist - Aug 2017
  • Top Gun Winner - Nov 2016
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Silver Medallist - Aug 2016
  • 21 Club - Aug 2016
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Bronze Medallist - Aug 2015
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Bronze Medallist - Aug 2014
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Bronze Medallist - Aug 2013
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Silver Medallist - Jul 2012
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Bronze Medallist - Sep 2011
  • Life Member Captain's Club - Platinum - Aug 2008
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Bronze Medallist - Aug 2003