any organisation is only as good as the people in it.
we’re lucky enough to have some of the most dedicated, motivated and experienced real estate professionals. the passion we talk about is evident in everyone who is part of the mcconnell bourn family – and you’ll see that for yourself whenever you meet us and them!
have a look through our team gallery and get to know us all a little better >>
widely respected within the industry, and consistently one of the top performing agents throughout the entire upper north shore of sydney, matthew bourn 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. whatever dealings you have with matthew, you immediately feel confident of an outstanding result. having been in the profession for 18 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. matthew is proud of the fact that over 70% of his business comes via referrals. matthew prides himself on his passion for his work and his commitment to his great team, which he believes is the key to a successful business. matthew encourages great communication between team members and a commitment to service, training and technology.
with her warm and approachable manner, tireless work ethic and wealth of expertise, jill lawson brings a calm, confident and professional approach to your sales experience. acting on her lifelong passion for real estate, she re-entered the industry in 2001 working in the roseville/lindfield area. she made the switch to the team at mcconnell bourn estate agents in 2007. a long-term roseville resident, it's her depth of local knowledge combined with a proven track record that has seen jill develop a loyal client following on sydney's north shore. her achievements have been recognised by a number of the industry's highest awards and she regularly attends training seminars in an effort to provide her clients with the most up-to-date information and best possible service. in addition to her experience within the real estate industry, jill owned and ran a leading corporate signage company, servicing many of the large corporations throughout australasia. a proud mother of two adult children, she is an active member of the roseville chase rotary club as well as an avid yacht woman. jill believes in continually setting new benchmarks in both service and results, assisting her clients to achieve their ultimate real estate goals. passion, commitment, results
working as an integral part of matthew bourn's successful sales team, client care is of the highest importance to natasha. natasha's youthful enthusiasm, outstanding negotiation techniques and a natural empathy with the needs of her clients have particularly contributed to the outstanding success and market share achieved by mcconnell bourn. with experience in the accountancy profession, nastasha brings to the team outstanding communication skills and has structured her role in a meticulous, professional and highly organised way. natasha's relaxed, friendly style is an asset to both purchasers and vendors alike. natasha thrives on delivering a superior service and strongly believes in nurturing and building long term relationships with her clients.
jill has always possessed a passion for real estate and her background in property improvements and maintenance gave her the desire and the drive to take the step into property sales. having always lived and been educated locally, she is able to offer her love and knowledge of the area with genuine enthusiasm. jill's clients have found, that along with her being honest, hard working and professional, she offers personal service and considers communication with her clients as second to none. jill has already enjoyed success in the local real estate market yet she felt to continue this growth and to be able to offer clients even more, it was important to align herself with a progressive company with similar goals. so she started researching and it didn't take long to discover the decision was easy. mcconnell bourn was the obvious choice and the right choice.
having specialised in the relocation industry for many years, nahid has assisted many families relocating from all parts of the globe. in this capacity nahid provided a comprehensive settlement program ranging from purchasing or renting a home to locating schools, thus giving excellent local and market knowledge of the north shore and excellent client service. a local resident for many years, nahid's persistence, honesty and local knowledge have seen her achieve many record sale prices. perfectly in-line with mcconnell bourn's philosophy of six star service, nahid's professional and attentive nature ensures that every client enjoys a seamless and stress-free experience throughout the sales process.
steven kourdis - awarded in Australia's Top 100 Agents 2013
steven has lived in the area for 30 years and the kourdis name is synonymous with local lindfield business. steven's passion for providing excellent customer service comes from working for over 17 year in the retail industry including the family business and several of his own cafes. this is evident and well reflected in his day-to-day dealings with colleagues and clients. steven lives by the fact that "when you have product belief then selling comes easy". steven has exceptional communication and negotiation skills which is evident in the many record sale prices and dominant market share he has achieved.
with more than 20 years of experience selling real estate in london, andrew has acquired the skills to successfully and confidently operate in every type of real estate climate. andrew is a successful and dynamic individual. he is an articulate and persuasive communicator, confident at all levels, with a polished manner and appearance. when meeting andrew you are instantly aware that he is both charming and a character with a personality that entices you to find out more about him and what he has to say. renowned for his analytical mind and direct, no nonsense approach, andrew is passionate about real estate and prides himself in being an honest, hard working team player. strong attention to detail, clear and concise client communication and impeccable standards have proven to be a winning combination to achieve outstanding results for his clients time and time again.
a life long resident of the upper north shore and coupled with an exemplary career in sales and marketing has enabled james to build a solid association of friends, colleagues and clients. james sociable qualities and uncanny ability to allow his clients to feel at ease, often belies his uncompromising attention to detail and dedication to providing exceptional service. James leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit to achieve the highest possible result for his clients. james straight forward approach and preference for open communication inspires the trust of his clients while his business acumen, assured negotiating skills and market knowledge inspire their confidence.
rob is a real estate professional with 16 years experience covering residential and commercial sales as well as property development. rob has lived and worked on the north shore all his life...he truly loves the area and its attractions. most importantly, he understands what is important to the people living here.
rob’s approach is different to most. his satisfaction comes purely from helping vendors achieve their goals and his clients will tell you that he is forthright and honest in his appraisals, has immense market knowledge and works tirelessly to deliver on his promise.
in addition, he brings to the table a high-level negotiating skills which were the basis of his success for 7 years as the sales & marketing manager of terrey hills golf and country club, at the time the most exclusive and expensive club in australia to join.
rob remains actively involved in the local community through various sporting and schooling associations and continues to enjoy the area with his family.
one of the upper north shores most trusted and successful residential sales professionals, roslynne rogers is a licensed real estate agent within mcconnell bourn. with over 30 years of experience working in real estate, roslynne commands an impressive personal market share specialising in properties within the killara, lindfield and roseville areas. having lived in killara for the last 30 years, roslynne offers extensive local knowledge allowing her clients to have the optimum chance of achieving a premium selling price. known in the industry for her outstanding marketing and negotiating skills, she is rewarded by the continual stream of repeat and referral business from happy customers. she believes that results are achieved by delivering a premium service, strong market knowledge and a range of marketing techniques. new to the mcconnell bourn team, roslynne is a perfect fit for the personalised service offered by a boutique agency which has such strong community ties.
specialising in pymble, gordon, turramurra and surrounding suburbs, carole combines a wealth of business experience in client services, marketing and communication. over the last 9 years carole, a fully qualified real estate agent, has become a leader in the upper north shore market, consistently setting benchmark prices across the region.
with an absolute focus on providing six-star service, carole is uncompromising in her commitment, dedication and professionalism. from the commencement of the marketing campaign, through to the negotiation and sales process, she carefully supports the needs and expectation of her clients to ensure a smooth, seamless and successful process. a firm believer that this dedicated approach is ultimately the path to true long term success in selling, carole's results speak for themselves!
Mae is a life long resident of the north shore and is passionate about real estate. Her priority is focusing on customer service ensuring both buyers and sellers experience a level of service that is above and beyond their highest expectations, nothing is too much trouble. Armed with intimate and extensive market knowledge her hard work, professional manner and high energy approach to each property has ensured outstanding results every time. It's great being part of an agency with such a respected reputation, a commitment to excellence and a strong local presence. Mae serves as a justice of the peace in the local area.
A long term resident of the Pymble area rob has an in depth knowledge of the local area which he couples with regularly attendance at industry training seminars in an effort to provide his clients with the most up-to-date information and best possible service.
Impeccable client care, honesty, and service levels above and beyond clients’ expectations combined with outstanding negotiation skills are just some of the attributes that have delivered exceptional results for rob’s many previous customers. Described as personable and easy going yet meticulous and persuasive, rob work philosophy is simple “ I love what I do and I love getting the best results for my clients.”
After years as a successful CEO of several midsized companies, rob decided to move his career into his life long passion for real estate, spending several years in international residential sales before joining the mcconnell bourn team. He compliments this experience with a Masters Certificate in Building Science / Building Design in Architecture completed at the University of Sydney in 2007 and has been awarded several prestigious awards during this time. Key to his consideration to move into the local real estate industry was his desire to team up with a company that shared the values and integrity that he believed were paramount for a successful client relationship, and it soon became clear that in mcconnell bourn he had found that team.
highly organised and with a talent for dealing with people, mel is perfectly suited to her role working with matthew bourn and his sales team. having grown up in pymble mel has chosen to specialise in property sales within her local area here on the upper north shore. with a bachelor of business in marketing and accounting, mel draws on her business experience to set out options, explain strategies and make considered recommendations for her clients. already known for her business savvy, mel’s clients benefit from her standing as a talented marketer with careful attention given to presentation and pricing strategy within the context of current marketplace activity. mel has the drive and know how to secure the optimum result for each client. a skilled communicator, mel is known for providing friendly, reliable service with dedication to making buying and selling property a rewarding experience for her clients. given her approach to real estate, mel was attracted to the entrepreneurial spirit of our company and finds mcconnell bourn a great professional fit. Mel takes pride in representing mcconnell bourn to demonstrate the highest calibre of the profession of selling real estate.
Known for her dedication, professionalism and commitment to excellence in everything she does, Belinda consistently goes that extra mile for all her clients to achieve ultimate results. Her strong communication and listing skills, coupled with her natural ability to build strong, trusting relationships in a very short period of time, form the backbone of her success.
Coming from a varied background in both the education and pharmaceautical industries, Belinda found that as a buyer of her own home searching the upper north shore, there was clearly something missing in the level of service she was provided, until she purchased through mcconnell bourn. Joining the team at mcconnell bourn perfectly mirrored the values Belinda upholds - honesty, integrity, diligence and exceptional service.
These values are directed into what Belinda feels is central to what she does – “It is all about my clients. I identify and focus on their individual needs. Everybody is different, I want to find out what is important to them, and give each and every client such an exceptional level of service that they tell all their friends about. Ultimately, I make sure the selling process is seamless for vendors and purchasers alike.”
specialising in the upper north shore suburbs of Roseville, Lindfield, Killara and Gordon, licensed real estate agent Scott Farquhar brings unlimited expertise and energy to the sale process which ensures a stress-free and seamless transaction, every step of the way. His experience, combined with his professional manner and friendly approach, instils a sense of confidence in both vendors and purchasers alike. Scott has lived on the north shore all of his life and understands why people choose to live in the area, such as the natural leafy surrounds, sense of community, premier schools and excellent amenities that the upper north shore has to offer. Combining the strength of exceptional local knowledge and a wealth of experience, Scott is committed to exceeding his client’s expectations and providing a total solution service for all of your property needs.
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laura’s interest in real estate started with the simple things, buying & renovating her own home as well as building a new residence. in addition to this, Laura also has a background in property development, colour consulting & interior styling. with a personal and professional passion for property, a can do positive attitude and a customer service focus, the decision to move into real estate was just a matter of time for her. understanding that buying and selling can be an anxious time for both parties, laura prides herself on providing transparent and honest feedback to both parties at all stages throughout the selling process. laura felt it was imperative to align herself with an agency that not only offered but also delivered on their promises with respect, honesty & integrity – mcconnell bourn stood out. with experience, dedication and a desire to offer an “intentionally different” service to our local area, laura is also responsible for managing the sales team at the wahroonga office. as a mother of two boys laura enjoys spending time with her family, entertaining friends, tennis & Salsa.
as a pivotal member of matthew bourn's sales team, rachel thrives on providing a high level of client care and support. joining mcconnell bourn to pursue her passion for real estate, she aspires to build upon her career as an integral part of our team. rachel has an extensive background in real estate, professional services and the travel industry and has played pivotal roles in international event co ordination, marketing and human resources. having been the right hand support to company ceo's gives rachel an edge in understanding the importance of excellence, integrity and honesty in business. rachel has also completed studies in marketing and real estate and has previously supported a top agency principal whilst working in brisbane. having grown up on the north shore, rachel has recently returned after working, studying and travelling in queensland and abroad and is delighted to be able to call the north shore home once again.
driven to find an exciting career that is constantly challenging and stimulating, vienna revels in the dynamic pace of the real estate industry. a committed sales associate, vienna boasts a strong work ethic, exceptional communication skills and a great passion for sales. distinguished for her friendly approach and her ability to relate to her clients needs, gives her terrific confidence in building and maintaining customer relationships. vienna takes great pleasure in helping people, and prides herself on being reliable, highly motivated and driven to succeed.