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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.

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114 Murrindal Drive, Rowville, VIC

LAND: 726 m2

Auction

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Renovated single level oasis

Stunningly updated to include all the modern creature comforts, and graced with an easy single level floorplan that will still have family appeal, this…More »

14 Cherylnne Crescent, Kilsyth, VIC

Price Upon Application

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Single level classic first time offered in 50 years!

First time offered in almost 50 years, promising generous proportions for families, and situated in a convenient Ashwood location close to brilliant reserves,…More »

69 Barrington Drive, Ashwood, VIC

LAND: 722 m2

$1,450,000 - $1,550,000

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*Inspection by Appointment Only - Please contact one of the listed agents to register* Elevated on the sixth floor of the iconic Yve development, showcasing…More »

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Building: 100 m2

Price on Application

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LAND: 359 m2

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Yarraside bliss with a breathtaking private courtyard garden

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Price on Application

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LAND: 777 m2

$2,750,000 - $2,950,000

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Exceptional location offers boundless opportunity

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29 Athelstan Road, Camberwell, VIC

LAND: 805 m2

Price on Application

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Luxury Riverside Living Close To Everything

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1/119 Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra, VIC

Building: 100 m2

Price on Application

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Stellar single level delight with charming courtyard

The ultimate downsizer while also a tantalising prospect for young professionals and first time buyers wanting to break into the exclusive Camberwell market,…More »

1/11 Eddy Street, Camberwell, VIC

LAND: 128 m2

Undisclosed

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*NOTE REGARDING INSPECTIONS: In line with government guidelines, open for inspections are strictly by appointment only, please contact the listing agent…More »

123/2 Golding St, Hawthorn, VIC

Undisclosed

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Elegant Ground Floor apartment with private rear access and leafy surrounds.

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G11/2 Gascoyne Street, Canterbury, VIC

Undisclosed

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4/121 Walpole Street, Kew, VIC

Building: 166 m2

Undisclosed

Townhouse

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Superbly spacious, wonderfully inviting, and with amazing alfresco delights

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19 Frank Street, Eltham, VIC

LAND: 1281 m2

Undisclosed

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Spacious Apartment with North-Facing Courtyard

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2/472 Dandenong Road, Caulfield North, VIC

$500,000

Apartment

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The Lifestyle You Will Love

*NOTE REGARDING INSPECTIONS: In line with government guidelines, open for inspections are strictly by appointment only. In the meantime, please contact…More »

1/61 Lansdown Street, Balwyn North, VIC

$1,680,000

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Stylishly updated unit living close to the best of Balwyn

Boasting wonderful renovated flair, a stunning garden courtyard that will be a leafy dream for lovers of entertaining, and an idyllic location steps to…More »

4/18 Westminster Street, Balwyn, VIC

Undisclosed

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