Matthew Bourn

Managing Director

Widely respected within the industry, and consistently one of the top performing agents throughout Sydney, Matthew is the Director and Founder of McConnell Bourn and he has worked hard over many years to earn a reputation built on the highest level of service and outstanding sales results for his clients. Having been in the profession for over 20 years, Matthew has achieved ongoing property success across changing markets and his long list of repeat clients are the first to offer their endorsement of his talent, dedication and commitment to providing superb service.

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What Matthew's clients are saying

Patience, persistence & persuasion from both Matt & Andrew delivered us an unbelievable result. Only through their encouragement & guidance did we feel confident to hold tight till auction & how pleased we are that we did!! We highly recommend both them and the McConnell Bourn agency for their professionalism, high level of service and excellent marketing capabilities. MR & MRS TORRENS We chose McConnell Bourn as our agent due to the connection we personally felt towards Matthew and Daniel and Nahid. They provided a professional approach towards our needs and a clear understanding of their requirements from the signing of the contract to the day of the auction of the home, which made this process easier. One of the experiences I would forward onto future vendors would be where possible prepare for a pre-sale viewing. Not only did this allow us to prepare our home for an inspection and test the water but the pre inspection allowed us to split the requirements over a longer period including floor plan, styling, de-cluttering. These all add a level of stress towards your daily responsibilities but then to add to that the advertising, inspection times, and overall maintenance of your home. If I had to do it again I would definitely do a pre inspection. Finally if you are gearing towards an auction we would strongly recommend to go ahead to the auction and the market will show you the true value of your property. On the days leading up to the auction, and the day of the auction Daniel, Nahid & Matthew allowed us to maintain our composure and ensured that we also had enough support from our neighbourhood, which we found comforting to see people we knew and trusted in our neighbourhood. This all added to the excitement of the auction, the final result and the interest towards the sale of our home. Of course they also have the opportunity to see the preparation required for the sale of the house and McConnell Bourn at work. LINA PATEL Our experience with McConnell Bourn has been very positive. At all times my family have been treated with warmth, respect & courtesy. We have been kept fully informed throughout the selling process. We have returned to Matt & the team on several occasions & will continue to do so in the future. Matt was introduced to us by a trusted friend, who also works in real estate in Sydney & we are grateful for that. We would recommend McConnell Bourn to anyone who needs reliable, responsible & professional real estate services. WENDY JACKSON In October 2013 we engaged McConnell Bourn to sell our property in Burgoyne Street Gordon. The team assigned to us comprised Matthew Bourn, Nahid Coventry and Daniel Blagg. We were very happy with the service provided by this McConnell Bourn team, were very happy with the outcome (private treaty sale in December 2013), and would commend McConnell Bourn to anyone contemplating selling property in Sydney's upper north shore. At no time throughout the sales campaign were we put under pressure to accept an offer, nor was any attempt made to lower our expectations. McConnell Bourn stood by their initial estimate of the selling price range and all three team members worked extremely hard to get the right outcome for us. At all times Matthew, Nahid and Daniel acted with the utmost professionalism and always in a pleasant manner. We would not hesitate to use them again. STEVE & DOT MURPHY We chose Matthew Bourn to sell our house on the basis of three factors:
1. The recommendation of a neighbour for whom Matthew had sold two properties
2. Observation of the number of quality listings McConnell Bourn attracted in the local area;
3. The favourable impression, both in terms of market knowledge and personal demeanour, that Matthew and Nahid Coventry created on our initial meeting with them and during follow-up. Matthew and Nahid were calm and friendly to deal with, efficient in communicating inspection feedback and effective in securing a pre-auction sale. We thank them for their professionalism.
JULIE & MICHAEL MONAGHAN To Matt & James, thank you both so much for all your attention to us. As usual, your professionalism, honesty, communication and performance is all class and for that we remain loyal customers. It’s an extremely emotional time, all this buying and selling of one’s major asset and a time that we need to feel secure in our dealings. You guys always offered that to us and we are so lucky. Wishing you both continued success and a long friendship with us. JACQUI, PETER AND FAMILY We were impressed by the service provided by Matthew Bourn prior to and at the sale of our home by auction. In particular we appreciated their communication....both verbal and written , their guidance regarding potential demand and likely sale value and their guidance regarding presentation of the property . The marketing process . The achievement of a price at auction that was in line with the guidance provided and exceeded our reserve . Attracting 211 bids, which not only made for a good auction, but entertained our neighbours for a long time. In short, it was an efficient, successful and enjoyable exercise. HEATHER AND BILL WEBSTER Matthew, one of the most stressful things that I have ever done was to buy a house before selling my own. The best stress relief that I found for my condition was McConnell Bourn. Susan and I cannot thank you and Natasha enough for everything that they did for us. We were very lucky to have you both involved in our purchase and our sale, and the fantastic experience that we have had was not just limited to our sale. We always felt that while the sellers interest were foremost in your minds, you worked with us to ensure that our buying experience was as smooth as possible. I am sure that vendor’s benefitted greatly from the way we were treated. Having put ourselves in the position of buying before selling, we needed to react quickly and get the house on the market as quickly as possible and the McConnell Bourn team came to the fore again in that whole process. With my being away at the time, and with Susan having to do most of the preparation, the help that you and Natasha gave Susan was greatly appreciated. We obviously needed a quick and certainly successful sale (from a financial point of view), the calm way that you go about your business and the efficiency that Natasha brings to the team, ultimately allowed us to sell the property in 10 days. The price that we received for the house was above our expectations and has allowed us a much smoother move into or new home. The credit for this must go to both of you. Choosing an agent to sell your house is by no means easy and we are absolutely delighted to say that we made the right decision. We can unequivocally recommend McConnell Bourn (and particularly you and Natasha) to anyone who is thinking of selling. Thank you again, for not only selling our home for us, but also selling our new home to us. You guys are champions ANDREW, SUSAN, ALEXANDER AND SARAH GILBERT Dear Matt, I would like to thank you and all your staff for the very professional way you assisted us in selling our home. Once we made the decision to sell we were given wonderful assistance in order to present our home in the best possible manner. I thank Laura for all her decorating expertise, with her help we were able to update our home and give it a modern look while still keeping the style of the original home. ANNE VANDERVAERE I recently engaged the services of McConnell Bourn to list a property in Killara. Matthew Bourn inspected the property promptly, provided me with information about recent sales and gave me good advice regarding the preparation of the property for sale. The property was advertised only once, and an "open house" resulted in several offers, the offer accepted was above the expectations. At all times kept in touch and gave good advice regarding the offers received and, as we were not in Sydney at the time of acceptance, arranged for us to meet the buyer to negotiate purchase of some items of furniture. I regard their performance as very professional and, at the Same time they have been happy to assist us with Matters which are beyond normal responsibilities. If the situation ever arises again I would have no hesitation in using the service of McConnell Bourn. BILL VOGAN Matthew surpassed our expectations in terms of the very professional, dynamic, enthusiastic and determined approach he demonstrated with both the sale and purchase of property we undertook with McConnell Bourn estate agents. His calm, confidential and personable approach at all times, in all our interactions with him, gave us a great deal of confidence throughout the whole process. Our sale campaign was run smoothly and effectively, with smart marketing and great communication at every stage. We experienced firsthand his leading negotiation skills, which out delivered our expectations. In summary we found Matthew's experience, expertise, product knowledge and levels of achievement second to none. In a business built on referrals, we see the outstanding results he demonstrated to us, are now being reflected in the strong growth McConnell Bourn is experiencing. We have no hesitation on personally recommending Matthew to anyone. CHRIS AND NATASHA CUFFE Dear Matthew, Carol and I thought you did an excellent job in selling our Killara unit. At all times you were most professional and responsive. We were most impressed when you continued to work at getting us a higher offer than one we were prepared to accept. As you will remember, we got proposals from two other estate agents before deciding on McConnell Bourn. We believed we would get a more personalised service from you. We have no doubt that we made the right decision and would be happy to share this opinion with any of your future clients. GRAEME COLLINS Dear Matthew, we are writing to congratulate you and your colleagues for the way you conducted the successful sale of the property. It was going to be a difficult sale, main road and perceived traffic noise, but you put up a realistic sales plan and a valuation which we liked and eventually proved to be pretty correct. At all times you had yourself and one other sales person attending the inspections. The team greeted the visitors respectfully and always gave us a quick summary of their reactions. Copywriting for advertisements was imaginative and you did not hesitate to Change the copy as needed. Your initial plan for promoting the sale was well thought out and allowed for variation, and your sales team had a correct view of the profile of an eventual buyer. We liked your friendly quick reaction to our requests and wish you well. IAN AND MARGARET MCNAY My wife and I first met Matthew Bourn some 5 years ago when we were considering selling our property in Lindfield. Matthew's suggestions around sale strategy were original and impressive. Even though we chose not to sell at that time, Matthew stayed in touch with us over the years and we had no doubt that we would turn to him when we were ready to sell. We chose to sell in Lindfield this year just as the market overall was showing signs of weakness. It was clear that we needed to do some work on the house in order to present it at its best. Matthew organised everything - painters, cleaners, carpenters, the lot. All of the tradespeople Matthew introduced were efficient and moderately priced. He really took all the pain out of the process for us. Our property ended up selling in a weak market in around 3 weeks, for the price that Matthew had already indicated (above our expectations). I have no hesitation in recommending Matthew and his agency to any prospective seller. JOHN HALL Dear Matt, since 1978 I had bought and sold my various north shore residences through other estate agents with varying results, until I discovered McConnell Bourn. Never before did any selling agent work so well to maximise the price I received. Never before did any selling agent give such workable advice in preparing the property for sale. Never before did any selling agent manage "difficult" enquirers so effectively. This time, McConnell Bourn set the standard with polite service, marketing professionalism, persistence in tuning the presentation of my unusual property and a complete team of helpful staff who did everything necessary while demonstrating reciprocal trust. You well deserve your firm's success and I shall gladly spread the word about McConnell Bourn's impeccable performance. MARK BINGHAM Dear Matthew, Kate and I would like to formally thank you and your team for the fantastic job that McConnell Bourn did in selling our property. As you know we interviewed a number of agents before deciding to go with McConnell Bourn. What set you apart was (a) a detailed knowledge of the market and an appreciation of our property(b) a clear team approach(c) a powerful internet marketing advantage, and(d) a high level of professionalism. For us the choice was obvious. Over the course of the campaign you kept us well informed and as a result we found the entire process stress-free. Bottom-line, what you promised, you more than delivered. Post the exChange, the independent advice you have given us regarding properties we have considered buying has been invaluable. Thanks again and we wish yourself, Sam and the agency every success. ROBERT BEDWELL McConnell Bourn came to our attention by word of mouth from a trusted source - always the best reference. Our immediate impressions on meeting Matthew Bourn were extremely positive - he and McConnell Bourn exude style, confidence and, most importantly, true professionalism. Our property was not in the vicinity of McConnell Bourn's offices and so McConnell Bourn was not an obvious choice. The tailored proposal we received was evidence of McConnell Bourn's wide experience and detailed market knowledge. Ultimately the choice to work with them was a very easy one. Selling our home was quite an emotional experience and the approach of the selling agent in acknowledging this was as important to us as the end result. In the end we got both the empathetic approach we wanted and the price. Matthew and his colleagues kept us well informed throughout the marketing period without overwhelming us with information. In short the whole process was made very easy for us. Matthew is a delight to deal with and we would not hesitate to recommend him and McConnell Bourn to prospective buyers or sellers. You will thoroughly enjoy the experience and result. RONNIE AND LORRAINE BERENDS Matthew surpassed our expectations in terms of the very professional, dynamic, enthusiastic and determined approach he demonstrated with both the sale and purchase of property we undertook with McConnell Bourn estate agents. His calm, confidential and personable approach at all times, in all our interactions with him, gave us a great deal of confidence throughout the whole process. Our sale campaign was run smoothly and effectively, with smart marketing and great communication at every stage. We experienced firsthand his leading negotiation skills, which out delivered our expectations. In summary we found Matthew's experience, expertise, product knowledge and levels of achievement second to none. In a business built on referrals, we see the outstanding results he demonstrated to us, are now being reflected in the strong growth McConnell Bourn is experiencing. We have no hesitation on personally recommending Matthew to anyone. CHRIS AND NATASHA CUFFE
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