Chris Andrews


Chris Andrews is passionate about people, highly approachable and moves with comfort and ease in all social circles.

He was born at Scone in the Upper Hunter Valley, and upon the tragic death of his father, he moved at an early age with his family to Terrigal, where his mother had been appointed to a teaching position at Avoca Beach Primary School. Having completed his Secondary schooling at Barker College, Hornsby, Chris retraced his steps back to the country for a short period of time, as a Jackaroo on a leading pastoral property at Merriwa. This was followed by an extensive period of travel around Europe, where he experienced moving in a culturally diverse mix of people. Upon his return, he made a lifelong commitment to follow the example of his brother, Tim Andrews, and pursue a career in the Real Estate Industry, as he knew this would be where his personal qualities would be paramount to his success.

After commencing his career in 1990 in the northern part of the Central Coast, 1997 saw Chris and Tim bring the trusted L.J. Hooker name to Terrigal, where the combined qualities of this duo led to outstanding results for their franchise in the local area. The business was expanded to L.J. Hooker, Avoca Beach in 2000, where Chris has enjoyed the challenge of being the Principle and Licensee –in- Charge since its inception. He thrives on the excitement of his profession and, as a result, Chris has been part of the prestigious L.J. Hooker Multi - Million Dollar Club for the last twelve years, which embraces the top 3% of sales persons.

In 2010, Chris successfully negotiated the purchase and supervised the move for the L. J. Hooker team to open a new office, which is modern in design and central in location being situated in the heart of the Avoca Beach community. Chris is capably supported by his committed, self - motivated, professional team, which he leads naturally and comfortably. He has that special ability to communicate effectively directing his staff in a quiet, unobtrusive way, which triggers their enthusiasm and gains their cooperation. Chris guides his team in the setting of clear goals with highly effective planning and marketing strategies and, in return, he is given loyalty and the highest level of integrity and established trust from his staff.

These personal qualities are evident in Chris’ interaction with his clients. At all times during the negotiating process, he clearly remains professional and focussed, demonstrating empathy and exploring all avenues to achieve the best possible outcome for all stakeholders. His commitment to keeping his client fully informed is most appreciated and evident by the large number of referrals he receives from highly satisfied clients in his extensive data base.

Chris’ leisure time is spent interacting with people from all walks of life; encouraging his children’s academic and sporting pursuits; travelling; playing golf and, having now retired from the field , being an enthusiastic supporter of both Rugby Union and Rugby League.

Chris Andrews will never rest on his laurels. His focus is the challenges which cross his path each day. In his quiet, yet self – confident manner, ( interspersed with laughs, not tears, along the way), he can and will make a difference in taking the stress for you out of buying or selling your most valuable asset….. your own piece of real estate on the Central Coast.


  • Satisfaction
    ( 4.8 / 5.0 )
  • Recommendation
    ( 4.8 / 5.0 )
  • Performance
    ( 5.0 / 5.0 )
  • Life Member of Captain's Club
    Life Member of Captain's Club

What our customers say

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Chris went through every emotion we did with the sale of the property. He is a genuine gentleman who I would deal with over and over.

Sally Farmer

We selected Chris Andrews to handle the sale of our home, (who actually sold it to us 14 years prior) from in my opinion a large number of professional agents in my area. Chris and I had discussed the proposed sale over a number of years and when we felt it was time to sell, we did exactly that we SOLD. During the whole course of the sale campaign Chris and all his staff were extremely obliging and dedicated to our cause. It was the excellent negotiation skills that Chris has to offer that got the sale wrapped up in a sensible time frame for a desirable result. I highly recommend talking to Chris ofLJ Hooker Avoca Beach prior to listing your property for sale.

Michael Wright Avoca Beach

Chris Andrews was a pleasure to work with, he is professional, understanding and gave us the result we were looking for. We developed a good working partnership through the sale process and we where happy with the outcome.

Robert & Loretta Rorrison, Avoca Beach

Right from the start Chris’ professionalism and insight into the market scored points with me. Chris was confident yet realistic and his campaign to sell my home was seamless. As soon as he got the thumbs up from me to sell photographers arrived, the house was on the internet, in the office window, brochures done and open house was organised. My home was sold in the first week!! We had 4 offers at the first open home, the buyers were handled with care and a price was negotiated which totally exceeded by expectations, this is where Chris’ expertise came to the fore. I couldn't recommend Chris and his team more they were all very helpful, personable and available right through to settlement. I was very impressed. Did I also mention he is a funny guy?!

Lyn Bacigalupo

I am very pleased to recommend you and your business to any potential buyer or seller in the real estate market as efficient, effective and successful. We have had dealings with a number of agents over the years and found your self-confident yet not over exuberant manner and unrelenting approach to the task at hand, as reassuring and helpful as it was refreshing. I consider you to be an accomplished and able operator working in the upper echelon of your field. I found communication and planning to be excellent and execution to be clinical and crisp. I appreciate and welcome the provision of quality service, and I fully believe this is what you provided us.

Dr. John Knox

Dear Chris, Thankyou for your congratulations on our exchange of Wamberal. We are very excited, and look forward to coming home to Australia after the settlement to finally stand and take in the amazing view. Personally, I would like to thank you very much for your help, not only with the process of helping us through the negotiations with the vendor to achieve the sale but from the original onset of showing the property to my sister Leanne and for putting us in touch with Cathy Slater - whom when we are ready to build will definitely be our architect, as she has been so helpful with our many questions. As Mark has mentioned we have dealt with many real estate agents both in Australia and overseas over the last 10 years while living abroad and it is very refreshing to work with someone who is professional, direct and knowledgeable in their field - thank you! I look forward to meeting you in the future when we return to Australia.

Michelle Timney

It has been an absolute pleasure to deal with Chris and his team at LJ Hooker Avoca Beach. Steve and I had contemplated selling our home a number of times over the years and had it previously listed with no success. We knew we needed to be realistic sellers in the current market however having owned the property for twenty years we wanted to know we would be getting good value for our much loved family home. After watching and hearing of Chris’ other success stories from many of our neighboring properties we invited Chris to our home asking for an honest market opinion on what our home was worth. His dedication and wealth of knowledge put our apprehensions at ease, eliminating any concerns we previously had. We listed our property Wednesday afternoon, started marketing on Friday and were negotiating by Sunday, with an amazing offer and acceptance on Sunday night. We are over the moon with our result and could not be happier! Chris made the entire process of selling our home a breeze, removing all of the stress and complication. His expertise in real estate is second to none and we would gladly refer Chris to anyone looking to sell their home. Many thanks and look forward to working with you again in the future.

Robyn White

Dear Chris, Your advice in the process of the above campaign and subsequent sale of our property in three weeks was most pleasant. Your (and your teams) kindness to us is very much appreciated. Thanking you.

Brian & Robyn Grimmond

My Awards

  • Life Member of Captain's Club - Nov 2015