W.B. Simpson & Son

30 Errol Street North Melbourne

03 9328 1213

03 9329 9030


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Richard Simpson

Richard Simpson - Partner, Auctioneer E: ras@wbsimpson.com.au | M: 0402 223 027 Contact My Listings Video Download vCard

Richard Simpson is the fifth generation of Simpson to join the family real estate business since its inception in 1872. Richard is a Licensed Estate Agent and manages the day to day operation of the firm as well as working closely with the Sales Team overseeing the increase in profile of the firm throughout Melbourne's inner suburbs in both Residential and Commercial sales. His genuine passion for real estate, combined with superb negotiating skills and his attention to detail, enable him to deliver a premium level of service to his clients. Listening to clients' needs, creative marketing, knowledge of property and careful consideration when providing advice to clients buying and selling real estate, are core strengths that contribute to Richard's continuing success.  Richard is  an outstanding and entertaining auctioneer, highly skilled at obtaining the very best price for his vendors.

Richard is the immediate Past President of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) and previous Chairman of the REIV's Commercial & Industrial Chapter Committee. 

Prior to joining W.B. Simpson & Son, Richard spent 10 years as a chartered accountant with KPMG. He reached the level of Senior Manager in the practice where he specialised in Property and Banking and Finance. While studying to be a chartered accountant, Richard completed a Bachelor of Business (Property) at RMIT specialising in the Valuation Stream to complement his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Melbourne University, obtained in 1988.

Richard is married to Kirsten and they live together with their young daughter, Annabel and son, Lachlan. He is a keen baseball player turning out in winter for Melbourne University and in the summer for the Malvern Braves.

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  • Congratulations to all at W. B. Simpson & Son for the excellent result achieved in the sale of 47 Hawke Street, West Melbourne. A fantastic job by very professional agents who were extremely thorough and knowledgeable. It was a bittersweet sale for us as this had been our family home for many years, but at all time your agency acted with compassion and understanding. Comprehensive knowledge of the area, along with local exposure, greatly enhanced the prospect of a successful sale. We also feel we had the best auctioneer in the business! Once again our heatfelt thanks.
    Ignatius Borg - on May 27, 2016

  • I wish to express my gratitude to Richard Simpson & his team for the professional manner in which all aspects of the proposed auction were carried out. Richard Simpson and his team understood the unusual nature of the property and conducted a most successful sales campaign and auction which culminated in the sale to the new owner. I knew that Richard Simpson was honest and sincere and supportive of me and this honesty would be upmost in the final outcome. Agents come and agents go but the fact that W. B. Simpson & Son have conducted their business for over 140 years was for me confirmation of their sincere and honest attitude to clients at all times. I would have no hesitation in recommending Richard Simpson & his staff to anyone selling or buying real estate in the future. They are a highly principled firm - a firm you can trust.
    M. Wailes - on January 13, 2016

  • My family has been dealing with W.B. Simpson & Son for at least 3 generations. We have bought, sold and leased property through them. We have also used them to provide valuations and a wide variety of property information and advice. At all times we have found them honest, reliable and professional in their approach. We therefore place a high level of trust in Simpson’s and all the folk that we deal with there. The results that they have achieved on our behalf have been outstanding.
    Janet Schapper - on November 5, 2015

  • Hi Richard, It is hard to believe that settlement is coming up of my Carlton property. I will drop the keys off today or Monday morning as discussed with my solicitors. I want to take this opportunity to say thank you. Our association for me has been a really positive one. In relation to the leasing of the property I want to thank you for your diligence and ongoing thoughtful contact. In relation to the sale of the property, I must say I am delighted with the sale and the way you and your team handled everything. As you know I was very nervous about the auction as well as the inspections, especially as we were away at the time. I feel that you and your team managed everything with care, thoughtful, efficient and highly professional competency. I would be happy to recommend you and your team as a leasing agents or selling agents, Regards Liz Ng
    Liz Ng - on September 7, 2015

  • 'Right from the outset, Richard and Syd made the selling strategy very clear and provided excellent advice and suggestions about how to best prepare the property for sale. The lines of communication were always open, and Richard was reliably on the phone at important moments with updates on inspections and other relevant developments. The whole campaign was transparent, highly professional and respectfully run for all parties. The final purchase price exceeded the initial targets that we set at the start of the campaign. I would like to thank Syd for his hard work, good humour and professionalism and Richard for his strategic input. W. B Simpson knows the North Melbourne area better than anyone else, and if I were to sell again in this area, there is only one place where I would be taking my business again.
    Tim Adams - on April 2, 2014

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