In Richard’s 17 year career he has sold over $2 billion in local property and prides himself in delivering the ultimate outcome for every vendor. In 2018, Richard sold well in excess of $100 million with an average sale price of $6.648 million, including five street records. Richard met over 2,500 buyers at open home inspections throughout 2018 and provided property advice to 74 local residents in their homes.
Richard founded Simeon Manners in January 2014, having built a hard-earned reputation based upon selling 100’s of millions of dollars of luxury property each year. His unique, innovative and emotive selling strategies have directly led to Simeon Manners delivering premium results across 37 suburbs Sydney wide, with around 40% of these buyers coming from out of area or international.
Richard says, "We have built a strong international agency, managed locally, and our success lies with achieving the optimum results for all of our vendors." Richard recalls that his 20 years in the marketing and advertising industry defined him, particularly the thousands of hours spent studying consumer behaviour and how to influence purchasers’ decision-making processes. In the 12 years prior to launching Simeon Manners, Richard was a director of a major real estate franchise, where he was consistently number one or two in sales within the national network. The world has moved on in the real estate category, after 30 years of building businesses, in 2014 it was time to start his own and now year on year Simeon Manners is proudly the largest Independent agency on the Lower North Shore.
2019 has already shown many changes in the local market with new agencies emerging, offices closing and many agents realigning within new businesses. At Simeon Manners the award winning team remains in place and determined to offer every vendor a World of Difference, which is why they happily publish a vendor testimonial for every property they represent.
Richard can now laugh. Having four children, two years old and under, including triplets, was certainly the most challenging time in his life. Richard believes raising his family in Mosman has given him the experience to sell Mosman as the ultimate family lifestyle destination. The local schools, sporting facilities, amenities, restaurants and cafés are unbeatable. Add to that, the appeal of the location with its close proximity to the CBD, excellent transport, beaches and parks and it is little wonder that like Richard most residents of Mosman believe they are the luckiest on earth.
With over 20 years senior sales and marketing experience working for some of the worlds’ most highly recognised brands, as well as being involved in a number of successful start ups, Mark truly understands the complex relationship between a world-class product, backed by world-class customer support and the market place. This invaluable experience and internationally honed business acumen has been seamlessly transferred to Simeon Manners Property further adding to its success to date in developing a unique, local and internationally focused agency for its clients.
As an excellent communicator and someone who fundamentally believes in providing an exceptional customer experience, Mark has a proven track record of having the ability to deliver outstanding results while building long-term vendor relationships. At Simeon Manners Property, Mark has become an integral part of a team that delivers quite simply, ‘A World Of Difference’, when it comes to handling the sale and/or purchase of a property.
Mark was educated in England, but as the son of a British diplomat, Mark was fortunate enough to gain an enviable insight to a global stage of very different cultures, languages and architecture from a very young age. This has undeniably shaped Mark’s ability to easily assimilate with everyone he comes in contact with, be it in business or at a personal level. Trust is something that Mark insists is the foundation of any long term relationship and considers earning the respect of each of his clients as the corner stone to his success to date.