Jeff Shortland

Registered Agent

‘Real estate is not about houses, it’s about people’ Leslie Joseph Hooker

Call me old-fashioned, but I believe the original ‘Mr Hooker’ got it right when he made that statement. It’s such a simple philosophy that seems very hard to find in the consumer world these days. Each and every one of us expects great service? Clients and customers love it and appreciate it!

When you deliver an exemplary level of service you can’t fail; people remember you, they trust you and they come back to you. The alternative is… they won’t!

I’ve always had a passion for real estate and it’s a profession I’ve enjoyed doing for over 10 years. It’s a job I love and I enjoy helping people.

It is about the people, and I’ve always believed in the basic principles of good, old fashioned service.

LJHooker - Jeff Shortland - Since 2005

My background:

• 25 years of Military service in the RAAF (Cooks Assistant & Clerk Supply)

• Married to Leah since June 1982

• Two sons

• Two daughters-in-law

• One grandchild; and

• Foster parents to ‘Marshall’ (the cat)


• Oriental gardens

• Playing guitar

• Music

• History

• Good movies

• Being a grandfather.

Before I was in real estate I …. was in the military for 25 years. I joined the Royal Australian Air Force when I was 17. After a brief stint in Catering, I became a supply clerk.

If I wasn’t in real estate I would …probably still be in the RAAF (but very near to compulsory retiring age).

When I was 18, I wish I knew … that I would be married within the next 12 months. (I was married the day before my 19th birthday.)

The person I admire most is … my wife Leah; we celebrate 35 years of marriage this year.

Over the years I have learnt … that being organised is the real secret to happiness.

I wish I had … the ability to fluently speak multiple languages.

Money … I’d like enough to be able to travel and be comfortable in retirement.

I bought my first house …Leah and I bought our first home in Medowie, NSW when we were 22. We now live in ‘the Meadows’ in Dunlop

The best investment I made… our first home.

My dream house would be… it might need some minor tweaking but our current home in Dunlop is my dream home; however, the ‘dream garden’ is a work in progress. Once the garden is finished, only then will the dream be complete!

I had the time of my life when …Leah and I travelled to England in 2012; best holiday ever!

The biggest lesson I have ever learnt is … how quickly the years pass; it makes no sense worrying about the things you have no control over. Best to be happy and enjoy life.

My motto in life is … from my favourite poem ‘Invictus’, ‘It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate, I am captain of my soul.’

My favourite pastime … I can’t have one hobby; I’d get bored too quickly. In my downtime, I have several favourite pastimes: a good movie, ‘playing’ the guitar, music, writing my book (another work in progress), spending time in the garden, holidays, Chinese gardens and studying history would round out the favourites.

I’d like to …spend more time holidaying in the UK; From the Romans to the Beatles, I love the history.

Nothing beats … the feeling of becoming a grandfather.


  • Satisfaction
    ( 4.6 / 5.0 )
  • Recommendation
    ( 4.6 / 5.0 )
  • Performance
    ( 4.8 / 5.0 )
  • Liveability Real Estate Specialist
    Liveability Real Estate Specialist
  • Captain's Club
    Captain's Club

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What a wonderful experience dealing with Jeff Shortland. A gentleman and professional in one package. If I was buying another house in Canberra I would be happy to call on him and I would most definitely recommend his services to family and friends.

Alan & Robyn James

From the first consultation we had with Jeff we were extremely impressed by his knowledge and guidance given regarding our sale. We never once felt taken advantage of or led astray. We very much appreciated his honesty and consistent communication throughout the process. We were very grateful for a terrific result in such a timely manner. Our experience overall was nothing short of outstanding. Jeff went above & beyond in many instances and we hold him and his work in high regards. Thanks again Jeff.

S & B Grabianski

Jeff truly made the process as simple as possible. he always communicated well and filled me with confidence that he had the property under control. He was prepared to give good and frank advice yet also listen to my views. Would highly recommend Jeff to anyone!

Toby Findlay - Kingston

Jeff Shortland recently sold a property in Macgregor ACT for me and exceed my expectations in his customer service delivery, I am pleased with Jeff’s outstanding customer service. Jeff couldn’t have been more accommodating and professional. I would recommend Jeff to anyone who was contemplating selling or buying, Thank you again Jeff for all your hard work in selling the property and wish you all the continued success.

K Ivancic, Crace.

Jeff was fantastic. Made the whole process easy and stress free. Would highly recommend him.

Marvin Jonathan gungahlin

We have sold our investment property through Jeff Shortland. Due to the well-managed process it seemed like a walk in the park. Jeff Shortland has proved that the real estate business is not about the houses rather it is about people. Jeff Shortland comes across as someone who has best intentions for his clients. He explains everything in detail with patience at all times. Jeff Shortland is an absolute professional with the highest standards of quality, skills & integrity. Jeff Shortland has always time for his clients. Jeff Shortland understood our requirements and explained the market trends and known unknowns. Jeff Shortland gave us enough space before we signed the contract and never tried to push. Jeff Shortland understands the difference between persuasion and pushing while waiting for clients to sign the contract. I consider ourselves lucky that Jeff represented us in the market. I will recommend Jeff Shortland on any day of the year. Thank you Jeff

Mandeep & Deepti Sharma

Hi Jeff, Thank you so much for your super fast sell. Within such a amazing short selling period, you showed me how professional and efficient you are. I am really glad I decided to work with you. I am really looking forwarded to working with you again and I will strongly recommend my friends to work with you if they decide to sell/buy the property. All the best for 2018!!!

Yu Zhao

Jeff was absolutely amazing to deal with for our entire property purchase process. He was readily available and willing to assist at the drop of a hat and we had an excellent experience with him. Cannot thank him enough for helping us find and purchase our house!! Thanks Jeff!!!!

Lance, Ngunnawal

As we were interstate. Jeff kept in contact via email, phone calls , we were always informed as to how the property sale was going. Our home sold in 4 days, due to Jeff's hard work. His fantastic property spiel for All Homes. And his hard work in taking so many people through, when it first hit the market We met Jeff at an open house. Knowing he was ex-defence. Was a contributing factor in choosing Jeff, to sell our home.

Louise, south australia

Jeff is really professional and patient in listening to our needs. He always tried to understand from our point of views. He is especially trustworthy. We feel very lucky to deal with him throughout this process.

Jamie & Shaylee

My Awards

  • Captain's Club - May 2018
  • Liveability Real Estate Specialist - Jan 2014
  • Multi - Million Dollar Chapter - Aug 2011