Mark co-founded Simeon Manners, with partner Richard Simeon in early 2014 and has already achieved a number of records including the areas highest and second highest sales price for this year so far.
A consummate professional with an impressive track record of achievements, Mark Manners combines 20 years of business management experience with over 8 years of consistent record property sales to his role with Simeon Manners. Having been Director of client service and Head of Marketing strategy for a number of leading Australian and International advertising agencies, Mark brings a unique and highly disciplined set of sales strategies and skills to the world of real estate which has seen him achieve consistently extraordinary sales results for his clients.
Adhering to the highest levels of honesty, integrity and understanding, Mark has a highly ethical approach to all of his business dealings. Matched with a drive to achieve outstanding results and to exceed clients’ expectations at every possible level, this is a powerful combination that has seen Mark set numerous street records and achieve many of the areas highest sale prices.
His reputation, expertise, client relationships and exceptional results have engendered intense customer loyalty with clients choosing Mark to personally handle the sale of their property. Mark has intimate local knowledge and an educated and reliable understanding of the market where he communicates openly with all his clients, matching buyers with the right property to ensure a stress free experience.
Educated at Rugby School in England and a keen motor racing driver, Mark is highly competitive and places great value on persistence and achievement. More importantly, he also understands how one drives the other and how best to use this knowledge to further his clients property interests.
In Richard’s 17 year career he has sold over $1.5 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.