Karl Gillespie

Partner & Agent

Karl Gillespie is a passionate Sales Agent with over 13 years of full-time real estate experience. He thrives on a challenge, whether it’s closing a deal or being a father, and is always caring, empathetic and authentic with his clients, being highly trusted within his area. Due to the determination, tenacity, and leadership he’s shown, Karl has even become a Partner of LJ Hooker Property Partners and is seen as a fundamental pillar of the agency.

A born salesperson, Karl has an uncanny ability in obtaining top dollar for his clients. He’s so refreshing and direct that he’s a breath of fresh air, although jokingly admits that he could use a bit more tact at times. Either way, his clients value his problem-solving skills as he’s always thinking outside the box and is an intuitive negotiator.

Karl is proud of all the results he’s achieved and says he’s more driven than other agents due to his love for competition – in fact, he loves to set a record. With him, what you see is what you get: a confident, charismatic professional that also loves to joke around and have fun.

Karl’s speciality is in the auction process with a 97.5% success rate in 2021 and a stellar ability at providing customised strategies to suit individual owners’ needs and situations. With a list to sell ratio of 97.5%, he is the specialist for the southside of Brisbane, particularly Calamvale and Mansfield. Karl is a dedicated seller’s agent, tirelessly working to get the results his clients deserve and easily adapting to any situation.

Contact Karl Gillespie today and see the difference he can make in your life.

Karl’s Specialities:

• Auction agent (95%+ Success rate between 2019 and 2021)

• Selling townhouses/units (over 30 sold in the last 12 months)

• Selling unique properties of all shapes, sizes and designs

• Acreage Specialist

• Development site and investment specialist

• Selling problematic properties on main roads, with powerlines, and that have been flood affected


• 2015 - 2021 LJ Hooker Multi-Million Dollar Lifetime Member of the Captains Club (5 years running)

• 2021 LJ Hooker Top Auction Agent

• 2021 Silver Medallion – Top 1% of the LJ Hooker Network

• 2021 Bronze Medallion – Top 1.5% of the LJ Hooker Network

• 2020 - LJ Hooker Top Large Office - All Income

• 2020 - LJ Hooker Top Auction Marketing Office

• 2020 - LJ Hooker Top Sales Office

• 2018 - REB - Top 50 Sales Office (5th)

• 2020 - LJ Hooker Top Large Office - All income (1st)

• 2020 - LJ Hooker Top Auction Marketing Office

• 2020 - LJ Hooker Top Sales Office

• 2019 - 2021 - LJ Hooker Excellence in Marketing (3 years running)

• 6-time LJ Hooker World Champions

• World Champion Office

• World Champion Sales Office – Commission

• World Champion Sales Office – Transactions

• World Champion Auction Marketing Office

Community Involvement:

• Supporters of Cystic Fibrosis Australia

• Night Under the Stars 2017 - raising awareness and funds for the homeless

• Clean Up Australia Day participants

• Participants in the Be an Elf campaign from 2019 - 2021 - providing disadvantaged children with Christmas gifts and essentials

  • LJ Hooker Champion - Bronze Medallist
    LJ Hooker Champion - Bronze Medallist
  • Top 2.5%
    Top 2.5%
  • Life Elite
    Life Elite

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Karl is a most enthusiastic person to do business with.

Mike Milne Regents Park Property

Karl constantly contact me since my parents bought their property in 2016, follow-up is the key to success and it will own the customer for lifetime. During the Sale period, he also update me all the prospect status even I went to overseas. By giving the courtesy call which make me feel comfortable and trustworthy to deal with Karl.

Kevin Parkinson


Rick Asensio. Leura.

Karl is very professional, friendly, very knowledgeable, great negotiator.. Would like to engage him on my future selling properties.. Would be referring to my family and friends for his result oriented sales campaign

San velmurugan

Karl is professional, is always there for any questions, makes things happen and will work for YOU. I had dealt with Karl previously when purchasing the property and when it came time to sell he was the only agent I wanted. Thanks Karl for getting the job done!

Paula, Ormeau Hills

Karl gave a honest, realistic advice on selling my house. Everything went smoothly and my house was sold in good time. Thank you Karl and the LJ Hooker team.

Adam, Upper Mt Gravatt

Karl was very courteous and professional in his dealings with us. We felt very comfortable dealing with him. Karl's knowledge of the local market, regular updates and communication were major factors in our decision to appoint him as our selling agent. We have no hesitation in recommending Karl to any prospective seller and would definitely use him again.

John Provians - Calypso Bay

Karl Gillespie went beyond all expectations!!! He was respectful of the situation as this was a deceased estate. He helped us get the house ready for sale by recommending tradesmen and checked on their work once completed as we were out of Australia. We would definitely recommend Karl

Mark & Jacky - Hong Kong

I'm incredibly grateful to Karl for taking the initiative and calling me when he heard we had listed the house - he sold us the house and our tenants were his friends, so grapevine in good, working order. Selling a house under financial duress was stressful enough, so having the luxury of handing the reins to Karl was wonderful. When the first contract crashed (finance not approved), we had another signed contract within the same week, with another in abeyance. Karl was driven and focused during this entire process - weekend/weekday showings, open houses, phoning, schmoozing - and kept us up to speed along the way. There's no way we would have had the success selling the house for the price we did had we stayed with our initial agent. Cannot thank him enough. I would definitely recommend Karl to all sellers who want a fuss-free, worry-free experience in their pursuit of selling their property for the best price.

Janet Lane, Woodford QLD

Karl is very personable and ‘straight down the line’. He helped me expedite everything I needed to do to sell my unit, and was available every step of the way. This is the first time I’ve sold a property, and Karl walked me through the process and explained everything to you satisfaction. I thoroughly recommend him (to anyone of any age).

Barbara Leis, Ascot

Wow what a quick and easy sale of my property with a result that exceeded our expectations. If we ever sell again Karl will deffinately be our agent of choice.

T. Mason Holland Park West



Karl Gillespie & Alex Stevenson were both very courteous & exceptionally professional dealing with all issues immediately as soon as they arose. I would thoroughly recommend both of these agents to anybody considering selling their property. Sammy Singh

Sammy Singh Calalmvale

We were extremely happy with Karl Gillespie. He was always well presented and very understanding of our needs. Karl was great to work with because he spent time finding out what our needs and expectations were and was excellent in passing on any feedback from interested buyers. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Karl to family and friends. He is an asset to L J Hooker Sunnybank Hills.

Sue Cook Runcorn

I found the experience of selling my house so much easier having Karl Gillespie there to guide and put it all together. Resulting in my house being sold at a record price for the area. I would have no hesitation in recommending or using Karl for any future sales.Thanks Karl.


I will definitely recommend Karl to friends / family and would 100% use him for any other sale / purchase. He always listened to my requirements, always kept up the communication, always had time to talk about any issues, always honest and ethical. Thanks Karl :-)

Anne - Calamvale

I would like to thank Karl for securing the best sale price for my investment property. He gave honest and sound advice on how best to present and market my property when I approached him for a valuation, and when it was time to list the property he advised me of the best way to secure a sale with favourable vendor terms. His motivation, enthusiasm, knowledge of the local market, network of contacts, and willingness to talk and provide feedback during the successful marketing of my property went a long way towards achieving an outcome that surpassed my highest expectations.

Lisa, seller in Acacia Ridge

Karl Gillespie is an agent we would thoroughly recommend for the professional and diligent manner in which he worked through the selling process of our home, and for keeping us well informed throughout the process. We were impressed by Karl's commitment, depth of knowledge of the market, and likeable nature, all of which contributed to the sale of our property before auction at a record price for a low set home in our area. We happily recommend Karl to future clients. We have been most impressed.

David and Jan Benjamin, Sellers

I would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Karl, a highly motivated individual who provided us guidance and expertise with our first home sale. Given that our circumstances made it difficult for our home to be sold, and the market at the time was not favourable, my partner and I would lose hope at times. Unexpectedly, Karl was the one who kept our chins up during the high and low tides. I would highly recommend engaging with Karl if you are a first home buyer or selling your home. Karl is not your typical agent, he is someone who gives you his undivided attention and his honest opinion. We thank you for your kindness, professionalism and friendship. Best wishes to you Karl!

Calvin & Emma, Sellers

We are truly indebted to Karl for his persistence in getting us to our new dream home on Acreage. Despite many setbacks Karl never gave up and managed to get us $15 000 more than we hoped for. You won't find a more genuine person that cares about helping people and enjoying life. I don't see Karl as an agent anymore, but as more of an adviser and decent bloke. If anyone needs help achieving their dreams in the Calamvale area, or anywhere else for that matter, I could honestly say you won't find better. I honestly welcome people to call me as Karl has earned my respect and I cannot thank him enough for helping my family enjoy a better lifestyle.

Big Pete, Seller

The whole sale was well planned and communicated. The property was sold quickly and for a great price so the results speak for themselves.


My Awards

  • Top 2.5% - Mar 2022
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Bronze Medallist - Sep 2021
  • Life Elite - Feb 2021
  • *FCP Sales - Mar 2017