Council Network News

 The past eighteen months has been a very productive time for the Franchise Owners Council, the commitment and dedication from all committee members has been enormous and I thank each of them for their contribution.

The appointment of Grant Harrod to take up where Georg Chmiel left off as Chief Executive Officer was welcomed by Council and we already have established a strong and transparent relationship with him.

The Company has gone through some significant issues recently and Council has been keenly monitoring the issues surrounding the "liquidity process" of 2014. Council has kept in constant touch with the Corporation and has been quite clear with the CEO about our deep interest in the evolution of this process. Council is concerned to understand the implications of any potential changes in ownership of the Corporation, either on a partial or total shareholding basis and we are maintaining a watching brief on this issue.

As President it is my commitment to ensure everything we do is focussed on delivering more and better service to Members and to ensure the franchise offer is enhanced and streamlined to improve the lot of an LJ Hooker franchisee.

1.     Our new and enhanced Membership Kit has been well received and we beleive this is the first of a number of steps to promote your Council as a professional and focussed organisation with aims aligned with the reality of real estate on the coal face. Our Website is also undergoing a facelift and we earnestly believe this can become an excellent communication vehicle with the membership and result in better two way interaction between Committee and Members - however, it is a work in progress.

Every year throws up new challenges and it is my intention to meet all those challenges and deliver the membership an excellent return on its commitment to Council.  

Thanks to all for your support to me since being elected your President.


Richie Thornton


There is absolutely no doubt that the LJ Hooker Franchise Owners Professional Indemnity Scheme is currently the best facility available for real estate agents in Australia. It combines good security, broad policy coverage and experienced professional advisors to deliver exceptional value for money to members. I have made significant savings with superior cover for my business. I wholeheartedly recommend Coverforce to all Franchise Owners!

Helen Cunningham
LJ Hooker Roseville

I have found all the Coverforce staff that I have dealt with to be very helpful, knowledgeable and keen to impress. Additionally, the proposal documentation required is straight forward and user friendly. If you haven’t tried Coverforce products, what are you waiting for?!!

W. Dowling
LJ Hooker Commercial – Central Coast

My company has been using the services and policies of Coverforce for a number of years for all our business insurance cover. I can confidently invite anyone to compare Coverforce’s policies, premiums and service. You will not find better

Bruce Eason
LJ Hooker West Pennant Hills

As new customers to Coverforce we found the information you gave us informative and we also saved a significant amount of money on both our PI Insurance as well as on our Business Insurance, additionally with our Business insurance we now have greater coverage for less than what we were paying prior to being with Coverforce. We would definitely recommend Coverforce for Insurance.

Aishah Hundley-Jackson
LJ Hooker Coogee