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
    ( 4.6 / 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 Thompson's clean appearance and positive and friendly manner and experience and confident way made him stand out....a very lovely man...I will use him again if ever I need to sell my house ...he was there for me all the way and we came out as two happy customers ...Thanks Stephen and your team I couldn't ask for more than what Stephen Thompson did to make the sale easy .....we were in very good hands with Stephen and his team and I would recommend him to anyone he is top shelf 10/10 Jess and Tyran were very capable and I felt they did everything very well ... I felt I was in good hands Stephen is lucky to have good staff ...He must be a good boss for his staff to such a good job... I always said "your only as good as your staff"and if you keep them happy you will get more from them...a good team!! Go Stephen Thompson Go!!! I think you are the best.... How lucky we picked you....Well Done and.I Thank you.... from Meryl Colquhoun and Merve Stegemann from 47 Macgillivray St Yarralumla

Meryl Colquhoun and Merv Stegemann

This is our second property sold by Stephen Thompson and his team and we can not be more pleased. Stephen did excellent job by auctioning our Farrer home nearly two years ago so it was an easy decision to engage him again to sell our investment property. His appraisal of property, plan of advertising and successful sale for the full asking price in this slowing market are just confirmation of his knowledge & experience. Following his great advice, we decided to put our property on the market in August 18 even that we were traveling overseas for 6 week. Stephen & his team dealt with our tenants, organized needed repairs, advertising and majority of exhibitions while we were away! Our tenants absolutely loved him and everything went without any problems. Property was sold for a full price and in great time. We can't be happier with the whole process and result! Stephen has managed to pass on his sunny (always smiling), kind, friendly, professional & very knowledgeable manner to his team who were all absolute delight to deal with. Also, Stephen Thompson approaches every sale with the same enthusiasm and professionalism and we never felt that our small investment property was given any less attention then our big Farrer house. His commission is fair and reasonable and he & his team work very hard for it. In our experience after years of buying and selling properties in Canberra, Stephen Thompson and LJ Hooker Manuka are the only agent & agency we would recommend and will come back to in future. Very grateful Steven & Jasmina Beljanski

Jasmina Beljanski - Kingston ACT

Great bloke and we have dealt with Stephen and LJ Hooker Manuka for over 10 years. I am an Aboriginal man from remote/regional Australia so my and my families financial security was tied up with Stephen and his company for over 10 years (for the last 7 sevens years we lived back home in Mt Isa). They never let us down once and we got well above reserve price at auction so at the moment we are in great place financially. We will be use Stephen again in the future.

Shaun Wilde Mt Isa (formelrly of Narrabundah)

Stephen did a highly professional job for us in a demanding market. He is informed, astute, realistic and outcomes-focused. We were very happy with the services he and his team provided. We would recommend them in the highest terms. Michael and Jane L'Estrange

Michael and Jane L'Estrange, Yarralumla

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



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