When Damien started Cooley Auctions in 2003 his vision was clear – to create the best auctioneering team in Australia, and it's safe to say he has achieved this, with Cooley being the country's largest and most awarded independent auctioneering company.
At the helm of an incredibly successful business, Damien has received countless accolades which are testament to his focus and commitment to his craft. These commendations have reinforced his reputation as one of the best in the business.
His drive, enthusiasm and innate ability to read a crowd are invaluable assets when it comes to the art of auctioneering, and Damien's clients rely on his inimitable style and unsurpassed calibre of service to achieve the consistently exceptional results he is renowned for.
Damien’s experience extends to reality television where he has performed the winning auction on The Block five times and is the most booked auctioneer on the show, making his thirteenth appearance in 2022. He has also performed auctions on other reality TV series, including The Renovators, Under the Hammer, Hot Auctions, Selling Houses Australia and Luxe Listings Sydney.
With a strong sense of responsibility to use his talent to help people in need, Damien conducts many charity auctions and fundraising events each year. In addition he holds a position on Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets Development Committee.
Specialising in all facets of residential and commercial real estate, Damien’s results speak for themselves and he consistently achieves an auction clearance rate well above the industry average.
"Damien is a master of reading the room and adjusting his approach to suit the audience, making sure that every auction he conducts is a success. His dynamic and high-energy approach is unmatched, leaving other auctioneers unable to reach the same level of excitement that Damien can generate."
"Damien Cooley is the difference between a great price and a record price at auction. Damien never leaves a dollar on the floor and works with agents and vendors to execute the best strategy come auction day."
LJ Hooker Bondi Junction | Bondi Beach
"The biggest difference I find with using Damien Cooley is, even when a property has reached reserve, it's his relentless tenacity to keep pushing to ensure he has achieved the best outcome and highest price for our clients."
"Working with Damien Cooley, and his team, for the last ten years has both taught and inspired us. Damien is unwavering in his loyalty, work ethic, consistency, and the highest imaginable levels of professionalism, there is no one better to learn from and execute any type of property auction."
Partner PRD Newcastle
"In a competitive environment where sales results speak volumes, NG Farah demands the best in the business to represent our vendors on auction day. That’s why for the past 15 years we use Damien Cooley and his team to deliver."
"Over the past 12 months in a very difficult and challenging market, Damien's skillset, calm nature and ability to recognise that a bidder has the potential to bid beyond the vendor's reserve without competition has been invaluable and life changing for a number of our clients."
Darren and Nicole Kay
Belle Property Illawarra
"I can't recommend Michael Garofolo enough. We have had great experiences with him during and after auctions, finding him to be extremely diligent, forthcoming and onto it!
It is so important to have professionals on your/your vendor's side in the current market. Not only is it important to price and market a property correctly from the outset, but come auction day, to have an auctioneer like Michael on your side could make the difference of tens of thousands of dollars."