History

Above: Our current location taken back in 1922. Opposite the Chardon's Corner Hotel on the corner of Cracknell Rd.

On the first of August 1933, R. Matthews & Son Pty Ltd registered their business as Auctioneers and Commission Agents in Chardon’s Corner, Annerley.

Robert Matthews and Leslie Matthews had been a father and son team working for John Coleman, selling real estate and executing wills since the 1920’s, when they decided to create their own company.

Above: Original John Coleman letterhead - Robert and Les Matthews worked with him before starting their own company as a father and son team

Above: Robert Matthews and Leslie Matthews

Above: Robert and Les kept the ":Äuction Man" logo when they created their own company - note the telephone number still had a letter in it back in 1934

The office has always been in Chardon’s Corner, first on the outbound side near the Mary Immaculate church, next across the road at 653 Ipswich Rd, and now in the building they own on the corner of Cracknell road (the old butchers shop) at 678 Ipswich Rd.

After the sudden passing of Les, Trevor’s career was launched very quickly as he took the reins at the age of just 21, and was joined a few years later by his brother Ken. Ken and Trevor have worked together for 49 years until Ken’s retirement in 2014.

Trading today as Matthews Real Estate, we are still family owned and operated. Trevor continues as the current Principal Licensee and is joined by his son Russell, his daughter Kerry and nephew Darren who make up the fourth generation.

We believe R. Matthews & Son Pty Ltd is the oldest family run suburban real estate agency in Brisbane. We are very proud to be celebrating 81 years in real estate, and over 81 years in Chardon’s Corner Annerley.

Matthews Real Estate is proud of its long real estate history which continues into the fourth generation displaying the same family principles and maintaining our trusted reputation in both real estate and our local community.

Above: Trevor Matthews, Russell Matthews and Ken Matthews holding the REIQ Board photograph featuring Robert Matthews

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