Meet David Holmes

Director | Auctioneer


9 Years in the Industry

Key Strengths

  • negotiation

  • communication

  • real estate training & coaching

  • marketing strategy

  • rapport building

  • industry knowledge

  • auction process training

Service Areas

  • Brisbane

  • Sydney

  • Melbourne

  • Canberra


Most recently, David has completed several years heading up the auction department nationally for LJ Hooker Australia as the chief auctioneer. During this time, David worked across Australia’s second largest real estate network of over 600 offices with his duties including driving auction growth, calling auctions, training new and experienced agents in all facets of sales and being a strategic management appointment for the iconic brand.

David kick started his career on the general auction floors of Melbourne and was quick to experience success. At a young age, David secured a prestigious role as the Director and General Manager of a well-established Melbourne auction house which saw him positioned to negotiate with all the top tier clients at an executive level. David utilised and refined his strong communication and negotiation skills as he managed clients such as the Victorian Police, Hewlett Packard, the Commonwealth Bank and Myer to name a few. Loving the challenge, David enthusiastically reached goal after goal, while acquiring a keen interest in the real estate and property industry. It was not long before David’s professional goals prompted his relocation to Queensland, in pursuit of a successful real estate career.

In his first year as a licensed property agent, David was awarded the sought after and esteemed ‘Rookie of the Year’ award at the largest independently owned residential real estate brand on the Sunshine Coast. David then launched himself beyond the sales arena and progressed to become a leading auctioneer within the South East Queensland market. Highly respected within the industry, David has a track record of success and a humility that is demonstrated through his willingness to volunteer for charity auction events that raise funds for a range of different charities and causes.

David has had formal training with some of the industry’s best international auctioneers and has worked with large auction groups, such as the team at Apollo Auctions. He now owns Metro Auctions and the team is rapidly increasing their market share across South East Queensland and into Northern New South Wales, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Having created a strong following of loyal clientele, David is committed to partnering with agents and agencies alike, rather than simply providing a short-term service. Metro Auctions is a growing brand that offers auction services, training and ongoing marketing and strategic support across a large geographic footprint.

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David Holmes — Profile Video

REIQ Rising Star Auctioneer of the Year - 2014

REIQ Auctioneer of the Year Finalist - 2018, 2019

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Charity Work

  • Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Awards

  • Edmund Rice Foundation

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Qld

  • Anglican Church

  • Bloomhill Cancer Care

  • Beautiful You - Cancer Charity

  • Red Frogs Australia

  • Precious Wings

  • Variety of Chefs

  • Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery Society Limited - AGES