Ben Horwood

Managing Director & Licensee in Charge

Principal and leader of both the Concord and Drummoyne offices and a director of LJ Hooker Commercial Inner West, Ben is widely recognised as one of the Inner West’s leading estate agents and has been ranked in the top 100 agents in Australia.

After more than 10 years of owning the business and servicing the local market, Ben's is a familiar face to most residents and he is a prominent figure in the local real estate market. He has built his strong reputation by playing it straight and always putting his clients interests first.

Specialising in auction and prestige home sales with a consistent record of clearance rates above 90% and negotiating multimillion dollar record sales, Ben’s clients are treated to a first class real estate experience every single time.

With vast experience and expertise in building and renovating himself, Ben thoroughly enjoys the design aspect of the process and gets genuinely excited about assisting his clients improve the value of their property prior to sale.

Ben grew up in the area and currently lives here with his Wife Melissa and 3 children. On the odd occasion Ben is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his young family and is an avid sports fan. He plays golf at Concord and also follows cricket, rugby, NRL, AFL and racing.

  • Diamond Multi Million Dollar Member
    Diamond Multi Million Dollar Member
  • Admiral Advisory Group
    Admiral Advisory Group
  • Life Member Captain's Club - Platinum
    Life Member Captain's Club - Platinum

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Ben Horwood achieved a tremendous result for us which was way above expectations. When selling a property you want the highest possible price and Ben certainly achieved that for us. Ben’s professionalism, expertise and knowledge are second to none. Based on the above I would recommend Ben Horwood to any prospective clients.

David Gook - Concord West

From start to finish the complete process was AAA+++. Ben and his team at LJ Hooker were very professional, friendly, attentive, reassuring and realistically managed our expectations. We were referred to Ben by a mutual friend. Ben shared his tremendous wealth of knowledge and his contacts & helped us immensely with purchasing our dream home which we still can’t believe. At the very same time he helped us sell our current place which was an extremely stressful time given we needed to sell asap as we needed to fund the settlement on our new purchase. There was urgency to sell our current home at the best price in the least amount of time possible. Ben took the impossible and made that possible for us. When we look back and reflect, Ben really took time out to listen to us, nothing was ever a hassle even with the after hour visits Ben made every effort to make sure we ticked off all the boxes and left nothing unturned. We took Ben’s advice and recommendations to repaint our place, engage in a stylist to declutter and style (Melissa made our home so beautiful we didn’t even recognise it!), to listing it online for it’s first open for inspection all within a week. Our property sold within 30 days at the best possible price. We are very very happy with the our result due to Ben’s expertise, professional hands on approach and we have no hesitation in recommending Ben and his team to family, friends & colleagues. We are ever so grateful & sincerely thankyou for every little detail that got us into our dream home.

The Marval family, Nick, Kylie, JJ & Jamie 

Thanks a million to Ben, Taylor and the LJ Hooker team for an amazing result in our recent townhouse sale. It’s a big deal when you decide to move house, especially when you have upgraded to a bigger mortgage. In this case the difference between an ok price and a great price materially impacts your life. In a market of changing conditions, with great prices no longer guaranteed, we knew we needed someone who was smart and could navigate us confidently through the process to ensure an excellent return. From the start Ben and his team were right onto it. Everything was perfect, from the townhouse preparation, including impeccable styling and paint jobs, to the presentation, with warm and inviting photos and video all leading to a frenzy of hits on the internet. The best thing was that Taylor handled it all, so we didn’t have to do much at all, just hand over the keys. Then there was the superior management of the open homes and keeping the buyers ‘hot’ to result in an action packed auction day. With a less savvy agent, we probably would have accepted an offer and not gone to auction, however Ben was so clear in reassuring us that the indicators were there to have a ripper auction that we did not hesitate to follow his advice. And sure enough on auction day there were 9 registered bids, 5 active bidders and 2 vying it out at the end to take it to a price that we had only dared dream about. Thanks so much Ben, Taylor and LJ Hooker Concord. We are now feeling financially comfortable and have brought our renovations on our new place forward. It was all up a great experience and if we were ever to do it again, we would go straight to Ben and his team!

Karen Kwan and Iain McAllister

Thank you to Ben and the whole team at LJ Hooker Concord for their professionalism, advice and ongoing support throughout the sale of our property. Selling can be a stressful and intense time, however, you made the process alot easier by keeping us informed and giving us confidence. Not only are you a relatable and friendly bunch of people, but you know your job very well and for that i wouldn't hesitate in recommending people to you."

Amanda and Gino Boscutti

Thank you so much, Ben and Taylor, for all your efforts in helping us sell our home in Colane St. You helped us to understand the selling process and make it smooth for us. You gave us sound advice on how to present the property to best advantage. You kept us regularly informed of progress through the 'sales campaign'. When crunch-time came, you focussed on helping us get a great price. Your calm professionalism and experience gave us confidence, and helped us through the exciting times.


My wife & I were extremely impressed with the professionalism and acute market knowledge that Ben Horwood and his team displayed during the process of selling our home of 36 years via Public Auction. Their advice regarding presentation and marketing was absolutely spot on and no doubt helped to achieve two genuine offers prior to Auction. After somewhat reluctantly declining these offers (once again following Ben’s advice ), we were left with a result way above our reserve price on Auction day and we could not be happier. We would not hesitate in recommending Ben and his very capable support team to anyone who is looking for a strong sales result.

Helen and Barry Winning

I am writing to thank you for you enormous contribution to the sale of our home at 72 Correys Avenue, and for the purchase of our new come in Collingwood Avenue at Cabarita. Our expectations were well and truly exceeded thanks entirely to you and your team at LJ Hooker. Selling our house for $100k above what we expected was not even in our wildest dreams. We really appreciated the fact that you were readily available at any time even after hours to discuss any issues pertaining to the sale of our home and on such short notice. Thank you for your honest, personalised and professional hands on approach, and for the lightning speed in which you sold our house. Your advice was spot on, and the manner in which you conduct your business is an attribute to the LJ Hooker brand. We are over the moon with the price we got for our home and with our new acquisition at Cabarita. I never thought it were possible to have sold my home and bought a new one all within two weeks. But thanks to you, our dream has been realised. We cannot thank you enough for your enough for your priceless contribution in making one of the most important moves in our lives such a success, and for taking the stress out of it all. We felt at ease from the first time you entered our home and knew we were in the right hands. Thank you for being so approachable and honest. We will not hesitate to recommend your agency to absolutely anybody buying or selling in and around Concord.

Vince & Maria Galati

On behalf of my family, I would like to thank Ben and the crew for getting a great result for us. We bought our property through Ben, and to his credit he got the top of the market price for his vendor, and he did the same for us three years later. The decision to choose Ben was mainly based on the fact that he’s a good person who obviously comes from a nice family, all of whom seem to be working together in a great family business.

David Volkmer

My Awards

  • Annual NSW/ACT - Digital Presence Of The Year (Runner Up) - Aug 2018
  • Diamond Multi Million Dollar Member - Jul 2018
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Silver Medallist - Aug 2017
  • Admiral Advisory Group - Jul 2017
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Gold Medallist - Aug 2016
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Bronze Medallist - Aug 2015
  • Life Member Captain's Club - Platinum - Aug 2015
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Silver Medallist - Aug 2014
  • Annual NSW - Auction Icon (Winner) - Aug 2014
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Bronze Medallist - Aug 2013
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Bronze Medallist - Jul 2012
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Bronze Medallist - Sep 2011
  • Annual NSW - Auction Idol (Winner) - Jul 2011
  • Top Gun Winner - Nov 2010