Russell Chester


With almost ten years’ experience in the Real Estate industry, Russell believes that honesty and integrity are non-negotiable when dealing with Property – whether it be Sales or Rentals.

“It’s easy to do the right thing. Honesty and openness is easy and uncomplicated” says Russell.

A social and outgoing person, Russell enjoys interaction of the industry and embraces the challenges that go along with it as well. With the approach of always doing what’s best for his clients, Russell recalls a fantastic quote: “People may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel”

Russell prides himself on providing exceptional service and follow up.

Enjoying travel to Asia, Russell is always planning for the future. Quality time spent with family & friends is also essential to Russell. He loves to cook and entertain so there’s always an extra setting at the dinner table for occasional guests! Owning Real Estate Russell understands the importance of providing enjoyable and hassle free service.

After working at LJ Hooker in Lakes Entrance and now relocating from Lakes Entrance, Russell has enjoyed exploring the Latrobe Valley and all it has to offer and getting involved in the Community. As the Principal & Owner of the LJ Hooker Traralgon, Russell is looking forward to building a team of great culture and professional service that goes that ‘extra mile’ for his clients.

“Our business plan is simple: To work with clients that are so happy with our service they refer us to their friends and family” Russell says.


  • Satisfaction
    ( 4.9 / 5.0 )
  • Recommendation
    ( 4.8 / 5.0 )
  • Performance
    ( 5.0 / 5.0 )

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Thanks so much for selling my little log cabin. Stellar job considering it had been on the market for 2 years prior to me purchasing it. Everything was super easy and he sold the property within 3 weeks

Kobie, Carrajung

Russell Chester was very considerate and patient

Anne Jackson Heyfield

We would recommend LJ Hooker to anyone who wants to sell their own house. Very happy! Thank you!

Russell & Jenny

“We would like to thank you for all you did in helping us sell our properties. Your professionalism and help really appreciated and we would not hesitate to recommend your business as it was extremely efficient and friendly”


“LJ Hooker Traralgon provided an excellent experience for us while purchasing a new house. No time or day was inconvenient and they always responded to our enquiries in the most prompt manner. Highly recommend for either buying or selling”


“The staff at LJ Hooker Traralgon are a credit to the agency. I have always found them to be polite, honest and extremely professional. I should have rented through LJ Hooker Traralgon years ago. They are without doubt the best agency in the Latrobe Valley”


“Thank you show great initiative in calling us to sell our house. We appreciated all the effort in calling us up and keeping us in touch all through. We would recommend you to all we know that are thinking of buying or selling. Thanks Russell and team at LJ Hooker Traralgon.”

Jason & Brylis

“Russell and the team were very supportive and worked to getting a reasonable price for my property”