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GORDON MACDONALD

The Auction Group founder is Gordon Macdonald. For all who know him, Gordon is a true craftsman. He brings showmanship and energy, without the slick. He makes negotiation an art form, without any need for underhand tactics.

With almost a decade of agency sales experience preceding a six-year career as a dedicated auctioneer, Gordon has a reputation for patiently but tenaciously putting together seemingly impossible deals. As a trusted and independent third party, Gordon’s honesty and straightforwardness help to instantly build rapport with all parties.

Gordon has a clear and proven track record for making significant impact within partner agencies, via high impact training and ongoing coaching for agents on effective auction practice. With his partner agents generating the maximum level of buyer interest throughout the campaign, he skilfully guides all parties through to the best possible conclusion on auction day.

Gordon is assertive yet approachable, friendly yet professional. Critically, his relaxed nature belies a quiet determination to succeed.

gordon@theauctiongroup.com.au | 0428 370 413

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MATTHEW CONDON

Integrity underpins everything Matthew Condon aspires to be and do. While still eminently able to put on a show, he’s ultimately a no-nonsense and honest auctioneer, always seeking the best outcome for all parties.

Matthew initially cut his real estate teeth on sales in a major franchise group, quickly proving his competence with the auction process as it became his naturally preferred method of sale. This experience proved to be a solid foundation for his subsequent career as a professional auctioneer.

Now almost a decade later, Matthew is proud to include several high profile Brisbane agencies amongst his loyal client base and has successfully sold thousands of properties under the hammer.

Many of these have involved some level of independent and creative negotiation between seller and buyer to finalise a sale, another skill Matthew has become valued for by his partner agents.

From entry-level through to high-end prestige property, Matthew is equally at home with any call, easily adapting his style to suit the occasion and the audience.

matt@theauctiongroup.com.au | 0488 116 898

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TONY ILLING

Tony Illing is a seasoned negotiator who combines a driven, strategic approach with a genuine passion for the auction process.

With more than 25 years’ experience in international sales and management, Tony prides himself on his ability to understand people’s needs and to deliver first-class outcomes. Having owned and operated two businesses of his own, he intuitively understands the unique challenges and nuances that accompany every transaction.

Tony’s love of the auction call was sparked while growing up on a sheep and cattle station in southwestern Queensland, where livestock auctions were a part of his daily life. An experienced residential, commercial and lifestyle auctioneer, he has a proven reputation for honesty, professionalism and down-to-earth service.

Tony sees every auction as an opportunity to bring buyer and seller together, and to negotiate the best possible outcome for all parties.

tony@theauctiongroup.com.au | 0428 455 288

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ROB DOOREY

Rob has a background in commercial radio, having spent more than 20 years working behind the microphone in multiple radio stations along the east coast of Australia. Rob is also a sought after corporate emcee, voice over artist and TV presenter. The experienced gained from his radio, emcee and presenting roles gives Rob the

The experienced gained from his radio, emcee and presenting roles gives Rob the instinctive ability to make people feel comfortable at an auction. As an auctioneer, Rob has a knack for relaxing the buying public and boasts the talent of being able to build trust and rapport with buyers and sellers alike. This showcases the exceptional communication skills acquired in his high pressure, high paced aforementioned career.
Personally, trained by and working alongside some of the best auctioneers in the industry, Rob is looking forward to being a part of your team on auction day.

rob@theauctiongroup.com.au | 0410 438 003

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JAMES BELL

With the auction call being the chief of James’ passions, he has been supporting the development of auction craft in agents through coaching and agency leadership for the past 5 years.
As an auctioneer with over 15 years experience in Queensland and NSW calls, James is skilled at strategy and execution with an understanding of how to leverage the nuance of light and shade whether that is cast from the market conditions or the sentiments of unique buyer cohort.
James believes that the auction arena is the best opportunity that an agent has to present the market to a potential vendor and to extract interest and offers using auction as the most fair, transparent and accountable method of sale.

james@theauctiongroup.com.au | 0402 393 969

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TONY WARD

Commencing work for a family-owned real estate business at the age of 18 and quickly progressing to principal by 21,  Tony has over 30 years experience in sales and auctioneering.

Formally trained at the Real Estate Institute of SA’s Auction School - Tony has called in excess of 1000 auctions across both Adelaide and Queensland.  On auction day Tony brings a natural calm to a traditionally emotional environment, effortlessly providing confidence to both buyer and seller. 

Tony is now an integral member of The Auction Group, bringing a wealth of experience and a desire to greatly impact our partner offices.

tonyward@theauctiongroup.com.au | 0418 821 011

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MICHAEL O'BRIEN

Forging a stellar career spanning 16 years, Michael O’Brien brings to The Auction Group a depth of real estate knowledge that can only be obtained from front line agency.

A principal and auctioneer of many years, Michael’s ‘know how’ approach greatly benefits partner agencies.

Michael’s approach is simple - educate buyers, inform sellers around the auction process and reduce the associated unnecessary stress.

Subscribing to the belief that being an auctioneer isn’t just about being a quality caller, Michael believes it’s about skillfully negotiating to achieve the best result for his sellers.

michael@theauctiongroup.com.au | 0401 938 302

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