When Damien started Cooley Auctions in 2003 he had one clear vision – to put together the best auctioneering team in Australia. Now, as the auctioneer of choice for Australia’s most respected real estate agencies, his clients rely on his inimitable style and unsurpassed calibre of service to achieve consistently exceptional results.
At the helm of a rapidly growing, successful business Damien has received a number of accolades which stand as testament to his focus and unwavering commitment to his craft. In addition to sitting on the Board of the REINSW, Damien won the 2015 & 2013 Auctioneer of the Year at the Real Estate Business Awards as well as the 2013 REINSW Award for Excellence – John Greig OAM Community Service. In 2010 and 2008 Damien won the REINSW Awards for Excellence in Auctioneering as well as the Australian Property Institute’s Young Achiever of the Year Award in 2007. These commendations have reinforced his fine reputation and confirmed his status as one of the best in the business.
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 eleventh appearance in 2018. He has also performed auctions on other reality TV series, including The Renovators, Under the Hammer, Hot Auctions and Selling Houses Australia.
Recognised as contributing significantly to the revitalisation of Sydney’s auction market, in 2015 Damien sold $2.3 billion worth of real estate. Damien’s drive, enthusiasm and innate ability to read a crowd are invaluable assets when it comes to the fine art of auctioneering.
With a strong sense of responsibility to use his talent to help people in need, Damien conducts many charity auctions every year as well as successful fundraising events. All of which has earned him a position on Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets Development Committee.
Fully licensed and 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 Cooley is an extremely talented auctioneer. He plays a pivotal role in assisting me to achieve exceptional results for my clients.”
Phillips Pantzer Donnelley
“I have been selling properties by auction for 15 years and you are the best in the business. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. For me it’s a simple choice, If you are going to use an auctioneer, you must use Damien.”
“Our office could not be more impressed with the continual enthusiasm and dynamics you bring to our auctions.”
Raine & Horne Double Bay | Bondi Beach
“Damien is a truly talented auctioneer with a real passion for the auction process. His energy, enthusiasm and professionalism make him a pleasure to work with.”
NG Farah Real Estate
“I have been in real estate for 28 years, Damien Cooley is undoubtedly one of the best auctioneers in the country.”
Ray White Maroubra | South Coogee
“Damien you have proven your ability as a specialist auctioneer whom is in tune with the local market and we strongly believe you make a difference and add value to our auctions.”
Ray White Bondi Junction
“Our vendors were very impressed with your exceptional auctioning skills and have asked us to convey their warmest thanks to you for a terrific job well done.”
Goodyer Real Estate
“Every other auctioneer would have dropped the hammer $33,000 above reserve, you got another $17,000 for our vendor and talking to them after it meant the world to them.”
Cobden & Hayson
"I would like to thank you very much for the role you played in securing the sale of my property. You were also the auctioneer at the time I bought the property four years ago! Since then I’ve observed your masterful control of the auction room on many other occasions. I don’t know how you do it! But it’s very good to be on the receiving end of your well honed skills when a great outcome is achieved. Thank you very much and best wishes for ongoing success of your enterprise."
"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."