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Paul Richards | Director | Auctioneer

Paul Richards

Paul Richards

Paul Richards | Director | Auctioneer

One half of the Bekdon Richards name, Paul Richards has real estate in his blood and success in his sights. Instilled with a passion for property at an early age when he joined his father on his auction rounds as a property specialist with State Trustees, Paul moved into studying real estate straight from school...and then into an award-winning career with one of Victoria's largest multi-franchise brands.

A fully fledged agent by the age of 23, Paul was appointed an Associate by the age of 25, going onto become the Number 1 Salesperson in his branch for the next four years. So it was no surprise that before he turned 30, this fast-paced agent had teamed up with another talented real estate professional, Evan Lykourinos, in their own fast-moving concern, Bekdon Richards.

Known for his laid-back approach and sociable manner, Paul's simple approach to building his business has held true since the early days. He believes in looking after clients with the respect they deserve and providing them with the accountability they expect. "Transparency in all things is at the heart of the Bekdon Richards culture," says Paul. "That means not just letting you know how many people have visited your property. It means providing detailed feedback from potential buyers, it means listening to clients' needs and expectations, and it means ensuring a strategic marketing, sales and negotiating approach is communicated at every stage of the selling process."

"One of the most important aspects of our transparent approach is the manpower we put behind each individual sale. When vendors choose me to manage the sale of their property that's exactly what they get ...not an assistant, not another one of the agents on the team," says Paul. "As a Director, my first priority is our clients - they are what makes our business. When you choose me, you get me - at every open-for-inspection, on the phone to every potential buyer...and at every stage of the negotiation."

With a wife who has also worked in the property industry, the Richards' household is definitely property-focused ...although Paul says the addition of two young sons and a daughter to the mix keeps the focus on real life, as much as real estate. A keen golfer, a committed Essendon supporter and a fifth generation MCC member, Paul's life is very full...although never too full to fit in a game at Windy Hill with his dad.

Spacious Family Entertainer

Set on an expansive block just metres from Mooroolbark College, this elevated brick family home presents a quality contemporary renovation showcasing spacious…More »

3 Alawara Drive, Mooroolbark, VIC

$790,000 - $850,000

House

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Renovated character home with permits for two additional homes

Situated just moments from Belgrave and Tecoma shopping and cafes, close to Tecoma Primary School and Upwey High School and within easy walking distance…More »

1598 Burwood Highway, Belgrave, VIC

LAND: 1588 m2

$600,000 - $660,000

House

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Rare three unit site opportunity

Presenting a rare opportunity to secure an immense block of 947sqm (approximately) in an exceptional position within easy strolling distance of Camberwell…More »

1-3/427 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, VIC

LAND: 947 m2

Price Upon Application

Block of Units

  • 6
  • 3

Luxurious living with custom detail and superb versatility!

From the ultra-contemporary interiors and versatile dual living zones, to the bespoke attention to detail and wonderful Brighton East location, this exceptional…More »

696B Hawthorn Road, Brighton East, VIC

Expressions of Interest Close Thurs 18th March 5pm

Townhouse

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Premium Designer Luxury, Prestigious Park Locale

Commanding the premier position in K2LD Architect's exclusive Collection XI, this stunning luxury residence with an iconic contemporary profile is a high-calibre…More »

1/11 Mowbray Street, Hawthorn East, VIC

Price Upon Application

Townhouse

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Brand New, Impeccable and Sophisticated

This brand new architecturally designed and luxuriously appointed contemporary residence showcases exceptional style and an uncompromising attention to…More »

91 Yerrin Street, Balwyn, VIC

Price Upon Application

House

  • 5
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Surprisingly spacious in prime Kew locale

Positioned in an exceptional location within easy walking distance of Kew Junction shopping and cafes, and just moments from trams and leafy Yarra River…More »

7/35 Walpole Street, Kew, VIC

$980,000 - $1,070,000

Townhouse

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Boutique elegance in the heart of Hawthorn

Exuding elegance and charisma with an impeccable European inspired faade, this private and secure two storey townhouse presents light filled living spaces…More »

4/350 Auburn Road, Hawthorn, VIC

$1,200,000 - $1,300,000

Townhouse

  • 3
  • 3
  • 2

THE PINNACLE OF LUXURY LIVING

Prestigiously positioned in one of Camberwell's most esteemed streets, this lucky number 8 residence exudes timeless Edwardian elegance, glamorously intertwined…More »

8 Royal Cresent, Camberwell, VIC

Price Upon Application

House

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  • 6
  • 3

Elegant period charm in the heart of Canterbury

Secluded behind a verdant established garden in Canterbury's Golden Mile, this Californian Bungalow presents classic period grandeur enhanced by a tasteful…More »

5 Rubens Grove, Canterbury, VIC

Undisclosed

House

  • 6
  • 3

41 ELLSA STREET, BALWYN NORTH

Palatial proportions and unrivalled luxury in the Balwyn High School zone. A breathtaking marriage of cutting-edge design and seductive interiors are…More »

41 Ellsa Street, Balwyn North, VIC

Undisclosed

House

  • 5
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  • 6

Ultimate family living in charismatic home

Superbly situated in a cul-de-sac within a highly-sought after area of Hawthorn, this exceptional double storey home boasts a bright and functional floorplan. Offering…More »

7 Burgess Street, Hawthorn, VIC

Undisclosed

House

  • 5
  • 4
  • 2

"BURRA" Est 1894 - A richly historic and unique family oasis

Sitting on a significant land holding of 1205sqm approx. this double-brick Italianate Victorian homestead is set amidst a beautifully manicured garden,…More »

11 Drewett Street, Surrey Hills, VIC

LAND: 1205 m2

Undisclosed

House

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2

Charming Victorian boats stunning tranquil surrounds and brilliant development opportunity

This charming freestanding Victorian residence delivers immediate appeal. Situated on an immense block size of 343sqm (approx.) rarely found in Richmond…More »

156 Coppin Street, Richmond, VIC

LAND: 343 m2

Undisclosed

House

  • 3
  • 2

Parkeside: Striking c.1925 beauty and stunning family appeal

Overflowing with exquisite c.1925 period detail, offering an abundance of amazing family living spaces, and with incredible alfresco highlights that will…More »

9 Range Street, Camberwell, VIC

Undisclosed

House

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Sublime Port Melbourne living over three superb levels!

Brilliant with a considered floorplan offering superb space over three floors, and owning a fantastic Port Melbourne location plus views of the neighbouring…More »

7/164 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne, VIC

Undisclosed

House

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Quality living with city views

With city view living, flawlessly presented in a lovely neutral palette that allows for easy living, the home consists of two spacious bedrooms equipped…More »

5/39-45 Spring Street, Prahran, VIC

Undisclosed

Apartment

  • 2
  • 1
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Mortgagee's Sale - A once in a lifetime inner city opportunity with approved plans ready to go!

*During this time, we encourage you to contact your Bekdon Richards agent and register your interest to book a private appointment* A once in a lifetime…More »

174 Bank Street, South Melbourne, VIC

LAND: 253 m2

$3,300,000

House

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  • 4
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