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John Schwarzer

Group Sales Director

In a highly competitive market, everyone is looking for an edge. At the forefront of a new era of real estate and as a founding partner of Highland Property Agents, John Schwarzer brings a level of skill and experience unmatched by many local agents. As a highly skilled auction agent, John has one of the highest auction clearance rates for property in the south of Sydney and the ability to create a highly competitive environment amongst buyers often catapulting the price well above expectations.

  • Highland Property Group Partner
  • Has been selling property throughout the Sutherland Shire for over 20 years
  • Ranked in the Top 100 agents in Australia (REB Top 100)
  • Educated at The Scots College in Bellevue Hill
  • Backed by a team of highly skilled professionals
  • Has a large following of clients across the Sutherland Shire


John and his team were very professional and honest throughout our whole campaign. He achieved a very good result for us in what was a very challenging market. We were extremely happy with John's knowledge of the market and his upfront opinions and honesty. On top of great communication throughout the campaign, John remained extremely helpful after exchange of Contracts. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending John and his team to any future vendors. Thanks again John, Karen and Avalon.

16b Church Street, Woolooware

Highly professional and backed by a strong, process-oriented team

John is a consummate professional, and is backed by a highly professional team. His market knowledge is second to none and can readily draw upon countless examples of past sales in the area. John was in regular communication with me from day one, and this did not stop once we exchanged contracts as he continued to be in regular contact right throughout our extended settlement period. John not only assisted with the sale of our home, but, as promised, assisted with the process of finding a new home to buy. John and his team had a strong focus on process. This gave us confidence that everything was being done to maximize results. The process also provided full visibility through reporting and statistics which kept us fully informed, enabling timely decision making. We’ve been very happy with our decision to go with John.

Elizabeth & Stephen Vagg


I was very happy with John's performance both with selling my house and finding me a new one.

I first came to John asking him to find me a property of a certain size as I wanted to build a new home within the next 6 to 12 months. I also said to John that I would be finishing the renovations on the house I was living in and that it would be on the market asap. John gave me some tips on the areas I should focus on with the renovations to make an easy sale.

John found me some property the size I was looking for with in 2 weeks of us talking even though I was not ready to build I bought it anyway as I did not want to miss out on the land. 8 months later I was ready to sell and John did a great job the house moved very quickly and I was able to start building straight away.

John was very helpful in both sales and I would definitely use and recommend him again.

Jase Metti

Tony & I wanted to express our appreciation to you on the sale of our house.

We believe you and the Highland team ran the whole campaign with extreme professionalism and we are very happy that we went with you guys.

The Auction day was so nerve racking but you all made us feel so comfortable and we were thrilled with the outcome.

Thank you and we wish you all the best for the future.

Take care,

Tony & Julie Brandtman

We decided to enlist with Highland Property Agents due to their overall professionalism and reputation as "the best Real Estate" in the Shire.

We requested for John Schwarzer to look after the sale of our Penthouse. We expressed to John that we wanted nothing less than $850,000. Having purchased our Penthouse only 17 months earlier as an investment property we were only keen to sell to make a profit.

John's advice was simple, "to make money you have to spend some money to get the rental property up to Penthouse standards." We took his advice and had the property painted, replaced the carpet and had some minor repairs carried out to bring it up to scratch. We also enlisted the wonderful staff at Bowerbird Interiors to furnish it.

The Penthouse was sold at a record price of $880,000.00. We believe this price would not have been achieved without John's professional approach, positive attitude and wisdom along with his passion for real estate. John was always available to offer advice, share his thoughts along with his honesty and because of this we were able to obtain the results we were after. John even went to the trouble to contact us after hours to update us on the process of the sale. We would also like to acknowledge John's assistants, Prue and Lauren who were extremely delightful to work with. The girls provided us with regular updates, feedback and at times a giggle and a chat.

We highly recommend Highland Property Agents and we would definitely enlist John and his team to look after any future real estate matters.

Well done John, Prue and Lauren.

Scott & Kellie

Scott Curry &

We wanted to thank John for helping us to sell our home for a price that was above our expectations. We were very happy with the quality of the advertisements that were produced; the amount of feedback that you provided during the campaign and the helpful input we received in relation to the pricing strategy that we took.

We chose you to sell our property because we believe you are the best presented real estate agent that serves the Sutherland Shire and because of the very high quality advertising campaign that your company produces.

It was important to us both that we were able to honestly share our opinions with you regarding all aspects of the sales campaign. Selling a property can be stressful for everyone involved but we found you very professional in all our dealings and we would recommend you to other people that live in our suburb.

Aaron Gabriel

We chose John Schwarzer from Highland to sell our house.

In our experience, the company has great effective communications with prompt follow ups and no stone unturned.

John’s professional yet personable approach made the process easy and comfortable.

All discussions with him were fair, without pressure, and most importantly, honest.

Our house sold 3 weeks from listing, prior to auction, with all parties happy.

Thanks John and thanks to all at Highland Property Agents.

Bev Wiedemann


I want you to know that I really appreciate the professional and caring way you dealt with the sale of my home and purchase of my new property. Nothing was too much trouble and your advisc was always spot ion. You spent so much time and effort making what I thought was going to be a painful stressful experience, into and enjoyable time. Everything went so smoothly and I can now look forward to moving on.

Thank you so much,

Ellie Thompson

We found John and Angela wonderful to deal with during the sale of our home. They also helped us search for a new home which we purchased through Highland Property Agents too.

We would highly recommend John and Angela.

A big thank you to them both.

Kind regards, Julianne

Julianne Madden

We were very happy with the overall sales experience. The Highland team was very professional and responsive throughout the entire sales process.

John did everything he committed, including getting us a great result just halfway through the marketing campaign. He was able to bring in the right buyers, represent our interests, and negotiate the best outcome in the end.

I would have no problem using Highland Property Agents services again in the future. I would also certainly be happy to serve as a reference for John as required.

Martin & June,Mark

We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to John, Mitchell and the team at Highland Property Services for a job well done on the completion of the sale of our property.

We received excellent feedback, regular communications, as well as additional advice as and when we needed it during this period.

Your support and professionalism throughout the whole process was exceptional. We would not hesitate to recommend Highland Property Services and particularly John Schwarzer to friends and family and anyone looking to sell or buy a property in the area.

Sue and Tom Palmer

We would like to thank you for your very professional service in the sale of the house at 4 Bouvardia Street Caringbah. Your attention to detail in communicating with us every step of the way and your patience and knowledge in answering all our enquiries was excellent . We would also like to thank Mitchell for all his help and assistance and we would highly recommend you both to anyone selling a property.

Kind Regards,

Alison and Heather

Kevin and I wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the way you handled the sale of our property in March.

You were very enthusiastic, constantly keeping us “in the picture”. You were always on time and completely professional at all times.

Things were done when you said they would be, and your hard work managed to get us not only a quick sale but also the best price possible.

Many thanks also to Mitchell who’s weekly reports were appreciated, he is a great asset to Highland Property.

We wish you both great success in your careers and have already recommended you highly to friends.

Sandra and Kevin Clarkson

John and Mitch have been amazing supporters of our Biggest Morning Tea event for the past two years.

Their involvement and professionalism has increased the profile of our morning tea considerably and their generous "hands on" approach in promoting our morning tea has enabled us to reach a wider community.

Whatever we have asked, John & Mitch have made sure that the task was done.

John and Mitch are both sincere and a very genuine people whom we feel are wonderful assets to our morning tea event.

Kind regards,

Mirella Carbone & Julie Giovenco

Having bought and sold quite a few properties and being in the industry myself over the last 20 years, I haven’t come across a more professional team in both John and Mitchell. Their service, advice and feedback are second to none and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone that wishes to sell their home for the best possible price in the shortest length of time no matter what the market conditions.

Garry Turczynski

We had the pleasure of selling and purchasing through Highland Property Agents.

John Schwarzer was fantastic to deal with, always contactable and a genuinly nice guy.

Mitchell was enthusiastic and always reliable.

The team put in 100% effort, they kept us constantly updated and informed throughout the whole process.

Many thanks for a job well done,

Dan and Jules Lawrence

You don't sell your family home every day. We hadn't done it for twenty years so we needed good advice to get us through the myriad of options available today.

A volitile market, online listings, photography, floor plans, open homes, an endless list of decisions to make.
We chose Highland Property Agents more or less by accident, and we are so glad we did. John and Prue gave us good honest advice that stood the test.

We ultimately sold for the amount they suggested we could and a more professional approach would be hard to find. Please accept our sincere thanks for the considerable effort you put into our sale.

We plan on staying put for a while, but would not hesitate to engage your help again in the future.
Rex & Leonie Levi

Rex & Leonie

Hi John and Prue,

We would like to sincerely thank you for everything you did to make the sale of our property a smooth process and trouble free. Your professionalism and experience, your unobtrusive guidance and direction when needed, your sense of humour and your calm comfortable presence made our sale everything we wanted it to be. The way you handled all of the legalities and the paperwork was also very efficient and worry free for us. We truly are grateful and happy. Thank you again John and Prue,

Warmest regards and best wishes for the future.

Brian and May Loomes

Brian & May

Selling a home is very stressful but John was extremely understanding and supportive. He gave valuable advice about the market and was always available to answer any of my questions. I firmly believe that it was his expertise and experience in the market that resulted in a very successful contract for the sale of my home of over 20 years. I would highly recommend John when dealing with any property matters. Knowing I had an expert only a phone call away made the process just so much easier.

Thank you



Hi John

I am writing to express our sincere gratitude for your assistance in both purchasing our new home and selling our previous home.You made the whole process smooth with your high level of communication with us all the times.

I must say that without a doubt the congratulations goes to Lauren. L whom showed nothing but professionalism and gave us so much of her time.Lauren is a great asset to your team and i take my hat off to her for a great job very well done.Thankyou you again John and Lauren. L for the outstanding service provided by you both and we would have no hesitation in recommending Highland Property to anyone considering selling their home in the area.

Heidi Craig & Chad Islip

Chad Islip &

We can't thank John enough for his support throughout our sales campaign. His advice and industry knowledge were invaluable. His open communication, feedback and willingness to go the extra mile for us meant we achieved a great result in a very challenging market. John and the team at Highland provided us with excellent service from start to finish and we would highly recommend John to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Sutherland Shire.

22/37 Belmont Street, Sutherland

We would like to thank John Schwarzer and the sales support team at Highland Property for achieving an exceptional sales result recently.

John is highly personable and was always there at every step of the process. His professionalism, extensive knowledge and commitment to deliver excellent results sets him head and shoulders above his competition. We are more than happy to recommend John to anyone requiring assistance with their real estate needs. We were also fortunate to buy through Highland Property and received the same high level of service from the extended team.

Grant & Kath Dollman

Grant & Kathleen

I can’t thank John and Lauren enough for a fantastic outcome on the sale of my property.

From advise on the sale strategy and marketing through to assistance in dressing the house for sale everything was covered.

My property sold before the advertisements had hit the paper and I was delighted with the sale price achieved.

I wouldn’t consider using anyone else next time I am in the market.

John & Melinda

John Schwarzer and his team at Highland Property Agents helped us sell our investment property recently, and we couldn’t have been happier. He was very thorough and professional in all our dealings, and made the whole process pain free.

He provided an exceptional level of service, comprehensive feedback, and achieved the price we were looking for. I have no hesitation in recommending him and his team to prospective vendors and buyers.

Chris Gratsounas

Chris & Sharon

John, Dane and Lauren,

We wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you for your dedication, positive attitude and support throughout the process of selling our place. We are absolutely thrilled with the result and cannot thank you enough. You kept us informed through the entire process and lifted our spirits when we needed it.

We really appreciate all you have done for us and would highly recommend your first class service to anyone.

Thank you again.

Dale and Bec

Dale & Rebecca

Thank you to John Schwarzer and the team at Highlands especially Lauren. They more than lived up to their promises both in price and their duties to us. Always available and carried through with our expectations. Would highly recommend them.

Carol & Michael Rogers

Michael & Carol

Dear John,

Both Deb and I would like to thank you for all your efforts in bringing about the successful purchase of our new home in Lilli Pilli. You went beyond the call of duty and remained at all times courteous and totally professional. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anybody who was wanting to buy or sell. It was a pleasure dealing with you.

Kind regards and thanks,

Terese and Deb

Grant & Deanne

I was very happy with Johns' performance. He was always professional and attentive in regards to our situation. Both Dean and I were relieved that he actually sold our house prior to going to market campaign. I would definitely recommend him to others in the future.




Hi John,

The money is in the bank so I have to believe it, but I never thought that my old home of 58 years would raise a six figure sum.

Thanks a million (or should I say 1.14 million) John, and your team of Lauren and Mitchell for the sterling job you did in bringing it all to pass.

Sincerely, Ken Robinson


Having never sold property before I found John Schwarzer and his team to be extremely helpful with excellent communication making the whole process as stress free as possible. I would definetley be happy to deal with him the future with either buying or selling.


Greg Branch



Thank You! Having made the decision to sell our home (over 8 months) John was able to provide help and assistance all the way from the start to the finish. He showed sound judgement at every step, was professional, and a person I could trust to look after us. We settled prior to auction because John went out of his way to make a deal.


David Walker


I have always found John Schwarzer to be honest, considerate, supportive and knowledgeable when it comes my real estate needs. He works in the best interest of all parties whether the vendor or the purchaser. He is a credit to his industry. Cool, calm and collected in an environment that can become quite stressful at times. He is enthusiastic and passionate about the work that he does.

Thank you,

Lisa Milne


We would thoroughly recommend the team of John & Falon. They worked tirelessly to get a good result during a difficult time in the market and never gave up, John has been a huge help in the years of planning that went into our building before the sale, and Falon did a great job finding our buyers at another open and moving them over to our place. We have used this team previously and would use them again in the future.


Dave Pearson

David & Phillipa

I found John and his team to be excellent all round professionals in their approach to the sale of my property. If you are unsure about selling your property and how to go about it, then I highly recommend you talk to John for reassuring advice and the best marketing approach for your property. John is definitely someone you can have confidence in and this is evident by his very successful history in real estate.


Rae Badger

Raewyn Marjorie

I would like to commend John Schwarzer for his efforts in selling my family's home. John and his team handled the process smoothly and efficiently from day one through the sales campaign and auction to settlement, and achieved a great result for the property. Thanks John, Falon and Karen and all involved from Highland Property.


Geoff Harmey



Thank You! Having made the decision to sell our home (over 8 months) John was able to provide help and assistance all the way from the start to the finish. He showed sound judgement at every step, was professional, and a person I could trust to look after us. We settled prior to auction because John went out of his way to make a deal.


David Walker


John was great throughout the whole process, his knowledge of the market is second to none and I would highly recommend his services!


Ryan Gibson


John and Falon make a great team who conduct themselves with integrity and honesty. They kept us informed from the get go, used their in depth market knowledge and experience to achieve a great result for us. We can't recommend them highly enough.


Wayne & Sophie

Wayne & Sophie

John handled the sale of our property perfectly, from photos through to the end of sale. I would definitely recommend him to sell your property


Dennis Cardakaris

Great Estate Agent

This is the second time we have asked John to handle the sale of our home. He once again lived up to expectations. He was always available for questions and we have found him to always be positive and took our feelings into consideration. We would highly recommend him and would "use" him and his helpful colleagues again.

Vendor: Michael & Carol Rogers

Michael & Carol
Great Agent!

John and his team did a good job seling our property...achieving maximum value for our property. John sold the property like it was his own...we had absolute confidence in him.

Vendor: Craig Mackenzie

Leading local professional

John understood us very well and we were all going along in the same direction. He managed our viewings well and didn't waste our time with viewers who were not suitable for our home.

Vendor: Rob & Katrina Drummond

Robert & Katrina
Very enjoyable experience

Not only are they great agents, but John, Laura and Mitchell are great people.

Vendor: Todd & Tamara Owsnett

Always in control

Attributes of a highly skilled professional. Worked diligently and kept us informed at all times. Very high EQ. Wish him every success in life.

Vendor: Sanjay Nijhawan

Mukta & Sanjay
John was professional and personable

It is with absolute confidence that we would recommend the services of John and the Highland Team. Upon meeting with a couple of local agents prior to putting out property on the market we made the decision to list with Highland Property.

We were impressed with John’s knowledge of the local market, performance selling homes of this calibre, aggressive approach to marketing and his realistic view of what sale price we could command for our property. The entire process went smoothly from start to finish – with recommendation on styling the home appropriately, through to photography, approval of all marketing materials, 2 open homes per week with several staff attending the inspections, weekly progress meetings and finally a successful negotiation and timely exchange of contracts.

There was no doubt in our mind that the team at Highland Property were actively finding us the best buyer for our property. You can list with John knowing you will get the best service and a great result in the sale of your property.

Grant Wynne

Thank You John & Mitch.

We thought you guys were very professional, knowledgeable and you conducted the process with complete honesty and transparency.

The entire team from photographers, agents and office staff were impressive and an absolute pleasure to deal with.

Our expectations were exceeded from all perspectives with an outstanding result after only 9 days on the market.

You actually made the sale process enjoyable and we look forward to utilising your services again in the future.

Thanks again,

Elia & Kismet Karim

25 Swallow Rock Drive
Grays Point
5 May 2009

Mr John Schwarzer
Highland Property Agents
11/16 Gibbs St
Miranda NSW 2229

Dear John, Mitchell and Team

Thanks to you, my house sold within a week of being on the market - before even the first scheduled open day - and for $16,000 more than the asking price!

This amazing result speaks for itself.

I can’t speak too highly of the friendly, professional and obliging service that I received from the Highland staff. John and Mitchell, you provided me with prompt and detailed feedback in every situation as well as advice and support - much needed and much appreciated in the challenge of selling.

Once again, John, your advice was invaluable in securing my lovely new home and I am thrilled to be moving into it in just two weeks.

You have made what could have been a great trial a relatively easy and seamless process in which I felt supported at every turn and in which I achieved an even better outcome than I had expected.

I am most grateful to you all and will be certain to recommend to any future sellers your highly professional and highly effective services.

Yours faithfully

Lyn McLean

Having lived in the Sutherland Shire all my life I have watched Highland Property Agents explode onto the real estate scene over the last couple of years and I found John Schwarzer’s name was synonymous with the success of the brand. We have had the pleasure of both buying and selling through John and am able to honestly say that we cannot fault him or his team.

We were so impressed by our dealings with John as purchasers, that when it came to selling our property, there was no question in our minds that he would be the best person for the job - and we were not disappointed. We never felt like 'just another client', were always kept in the loop, nothing was too much trouble and we always had complete faith that he was working to get us the best possible result.

We ended up selling our property at auction for a price that far exceeded our expectations and could not have been more thrilled. We have no hesitation in recommending John to anyone thinking of selling their property. His dedication and professionalism, and that of his team, is second to none.

Troy Lubben

John has a great local knowledge of the market in the price range that we were selling in. He was always professional and hard working and got the job done for us in a hard market. We would love to work with John again in our upcoming purchase should he be able to find something suitable for us.

12 Waring Avenue, Caringbah South

With the recent sale of our present home and the purchase of our new home we can only describe the experience with John and Mitch as a very pleasant one.

Selling and buying a house is very stressful to say the least but with John and Mitch it was made as stressfree as possible. The sale was so quick we were most surprised and this made the purchase of our new home so much easier.

We highly reccomend both John and Mitch to prospective buyers and sellers (we have already done so).

Thanks and regards,

Robyn & Peter Haigh

Dear Mitchell,

I am very pleased and impressed with John Schwarzer's expertise, advice and particularly the time frame in which he achieved an excellent result selling my unit.

I found him to be knowledgeable of the market in Caringbah and the requirements of a potential purchaser, he gave me an honest and correct opinion of where the property was in the marketplace, I consider trustworthiness to be very important. I took onboard the property advice he offered me and was very glad I did so.

I would suggest to anyone about to list their property to list it with John if they want to achieve the best possible outcome in their property transactions.


Kathleen Hepworth

Hi John,

Now that I have settled into my new place, I would like to thank you for your hard work to organise such a quick sale on my property, considering I had bought before I Sold. You had clients on the books ready to go, and of course you Sold it !!

Your professionalism and hard work is outstanding, buying and selling a home can be stressful, however you took that away from me, and was open to discussion if I needed to talk it through.

I have recommended your name and the Team at Highland Property to friends, your sincere interest in selling my home made my transition very easy.

Highland Property Agents, very professional from the phone call to the end.

Thank you


Dirk & Helena

Thank you John for handling the recent sale of our home at Burraneer.

You walked us through each step of the process with a calm and confident approach, which in turn filled us with confidence from beginning to end.

Your honesty, integrity and expert knowledge of the local real estate market achieved a wonderful result for us.

We cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and guidance throughout the whole campaign. We would also like to thank your hard working assistants, Lauren and Dane who were always a pleasure to deal with. The constant up-to-date feedback that we received was very much appreciated.

We will certainly be engaging your services again in the future John and have already recommended you and Highland Property Agents to all our family and friends.

Once again, we extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation for the professional way in which you conducted the sale campaign for our home.

Kind regards,

Lydia and Gary MacFarlane, Burraneer

Gary & Lydia

John has sold two of my homes and I would highly recommend using Falon and John. John and Falon are a great team and they take all the stress out of selling. Highlands do such a fantastic job and all team members are beautifully groomed and a pleasure to show your home. I love their energy and knowledge of the market .Thank you for another great result John and if I sell again you will be sure to see me again.


Nicole Hudson

George & Susan

This is the second time John has sold one of my properties and I would highly recommend his service. John is an outstanding agent, he provides constant communication and updates throughout the process. John's honesty, credibility and hardworking nature sets him apart from the rest. I am very grateful for the work he put into my sale.

Vendor: Kristie Bryant

Highly Recommended

As a buyer, we've seen many properties that John has represented until we finally purchased one. He's always been upfront, honest and very easy to deal with. Unlike other agents, he listened to what we needed as potential buyers and always offered properties that he knew we would be interested in. John was never pushy and acted professional and did everything in his power to ensure we had all the info we needed to feel comfortable in making the purchase from him. Once the deal was done, John was amazing in ensuring that all the paperwork was done efficiently and continued to offer his help and service. Every email, phone call and question, no matter how small was answered promptly even if after hours. Our lawyer even commented on how great it was to deal with John, which is a great testament to his character. Other agents would do well to take a leaf out of John's book.

12 Waring Avenue, Caringbah South

Thanks Matt & John!

What a fantastic result, $200k above reserve. What more can we say.

Recently selling our family home in Yowie Bay at first appeared to be a daunting task. Having done our research, we enlisted the services of Matt Callgahan & John Schwarzer of Highland Property Agents, Miranda.

Every step of the way they kept us informed. Their energy and enthusiam came through and combined with a strong work ethic, this team allowed us to feel confident and look forward to the impending auction rather than dreading it, as many of our friends had in recent times.

In such a volatile market, attention to detail can make all the difference. For us there was never a time that we were left in the dark or wondering, so all we can say again is thank you for making this life decision so much easier.

Kind Regards,

Peter & Julie

Dane and I just wanted to send a note to say a big and genuine ‘thank you’ to each of you.

We could not be happier with the end result for the sale of next door – not only did you deliver the price we wanted prior to auction, but our new neighbours could not seem more lovely which was also so important to us.

Having dealt with John before, we knew what we would get by going with you as our agent – but nevertheless, we were so grateful and appreciative of your professionalism, attentiveness and the efficient way you all work at all times.


Dane & Emmy Holt

Dane & Emelyn

John and his team have recently sold a property for me and I have no hesitation in recommending him and his team.

John displayed the utmost professionalism throughout the process which was reflected in the result. His communication which included phone calls, emails and weekly reports was first rate.

Above all, his approach to property and people is one of integrity and honesty.

Thank you,

Danny Ptak

We contacted Highland Property Agents to sell our home as we had been impressed by their marketing and presence in our local area. After meeting with John he confirmed our impressions. We were happy from start through to sales completion with John, Mitchell and the Highland Property team.

Throughout the campaign John and Mitchell were available to answer our questions and to provide a regular update on how the campaign was progressing. From this feedback and their knowledge of the local area we feel that we had a realistic impression of the sentiment within the market in the lead up to the auction. It was a solid team approach by Highland Property Agents and we felt confident that our interests were being represented.

The auction was successful which can be attributed to the Highland team approach. We would recommend John, Mitchell and the Highland Property team to anyone considering selling their home.

Natalie and Martin Kleindyk

Dear John and Mitchell,

I am writing to thank you for the fantastic job you both did in selling my house at 16 Wylmar Avenue, Burraneer and finding our future home nearby.

Being in the real estate industry myself, I was looking to find residential agents who provided:

• A proactive approach

• Local market knowledge

• Reliability and trustworthiness

• Regular communication

Throughout the process of buying and selling you were the two agents who exceeded my expectations in all of these areas.

A lot of local agents are good talkers, your point of difference is creating actions and delivering results.

I would not hesitate in recommending you both to anyone looking to sell their house.


Jack Moroney

Jacky and I would like to express our sincerest gratitude for the way in which you helped us find this beautiful home and for the way in which you personally handled the finer points in such an important purchase.
Both you and Prue were absolutely tremendous and we are so thankful of the professional and courteous manner in which you both provided Jacky and my family - you were truly wonderful - the Highland welcome pack was icing on what was already a beautiful cake.

Our experience with Highland has truly been one of customer excellence - we are delighted with every aspect of our purchase and you made our choice and the process of purchasing such a memorable one - thankyou so much.

With that said thankyou again John we love our new place and we look forward to making our new home a memorable part of our life's journey.

From Russ, Jacky, Morgan, Rochelle & our little puppy Lily...

Allan & Suzanne

Dear John and the Highland team,

On behalf of my family and myself, I would like to thank you for the professional and dedicated service John provided in the sale of our parents home in South Cronulla.

John achieved a sale price within 2 weeks, which far exceeded our expectations.
Without any advertising or marketing.

We appreciate the way the sale was handled, good communication, no hassles and importantly, understanding our situation.

We certainly would recommend John and the Highland team for any Real Estate matters

Yours Faithfully,

The Macdonald and Harrison Families

I wasn't aware of how hard real estate agents work til we met John. Apart from being friendly and approachable, John went above and beyond working around the clock to sell our home. He took care of every little detail and made the whole process so simple and easy, making it an overall exciting and wonderful experience. We can not thank him enough.

Vendor: Chantal Condren

Chantal & Luke
Great Agent!

John was recommended and I would highly recommend him to anyone else. He is patient, understanding and helped me through a difficult stage. Through the open houses and after the feedback was provided in a quick manner and kept me up to date. The final negotiations were rapid and provided me with minimum stress. He has excellent communication and kept me in the loop along the way and kept my interests paramount in negotiations. We came away with a great deal!



Surpassed My Expectations

I found John to be professional, trustworthy and sensitive during a process that can be difficult and emotional. I would highly recommend John.

Vendor: Suzanne Mackenzie


We bought our home from John 3 years ago and have sold to downsize and went straight to John as we were so impressed with him from the first occassion. We were very happy with his knowledge of the area, his honesty and his communication with us throughout the process. We have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for an agent that could be trusted to do the right thing.

Vendor: Joe & Monique Gentile

Monique & Joe
Remarkable Agent

Thank you so much for making the selling of our home a breeze, the whole sale from the start to finish went along without any hiccups. John went over and above what he needed to do to make sure we were always fully informed and had time to make decisions, we would definitely recommend John to family and friends in the future.

Vendor: Kate & Jake Habojan

Jake & Kate
Fantastic experience

I approached John Schwarzer for the sale of my property following a strong recommendation from a family member. The whole transaction from start to finish was effortless, everything went smoothly and I was ecstatic with the speed in which the property was sold.

John and the team at Highland Property Agents are highly professional, honest and easy to do business with. I was regularly provided with communication and information which took any stress out of selling my home.

I would highly recommend John Schwarzer to anyone selling or buying a property and I look forward to doing business with him again in the near future.

Kristie Dyson


John has been in contact with me for the last 6 years whilst renovations were being carried out on my property. When I finally decided to sell my property the only person I wanted to market and sell my property was John Schwarzer. Why? because he has been one of the most professional sales agents I have come across in years, being in the real estate industry myself, John and his team have been so efficient and friendly from the start of the campaign to the day we exchanged contracts.

You won’t be sorry if you choose John Schwarzer and his team at highland Properties to sell your property.


Michelle Jones


Dear John,

Myself and Catherine would like to thank you for your work in successfully selling our home. Firstly, no matter how many times you have bought or sold a place it can be an extremely stressful exercise for the home owner and we were no different (as you are not just selling a house, it is a families house). However from the first meeting we had with you, we felt completely relaxed and comfortable.

Your straight forward and honest approach is a valuable attribute as we the vendor’s and also the prospective purchaser’s would feel that you are always truthful and do genuinely want your client to achieve the best price that their property is worth.

You practically sold our home in 2 hours of it being on the market and for the figure that we wanted, it was a smooth, problem free experience – which you kept us informed and up to date on every step of the way. Catherine and I, look forward to following your future success in the Real Estate Industry as we are sure it is guaranteed, and we will not hesitate in using you for our next sale whenever that may be.

Warmest regards,

Benjamin and Catherin Peat

Dear John

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in selling my property.

As you well know I had two other agents attend my home originally to advise me on its market value and best ways to market the property. To be completely honest all agents presented well and were from highly respected local agencies. However I am very pleased in my decision to select you as my real estate agent. You called me after every inspection to keep me informed. Although unnecessary you made many attempts to keep me informed when I was not originally contactable. You didn’t pretend to know all the answers. This may sound like an odd area to compliment someone however please allow me to explain. You never gave any false hope, you simply told it how it was. NOT once did you try to sell me on the idea of taking a lower offer! These 3 points are the sign of a true professional. Thanks again John I wouldn’t have any hesitation in recommending you to my family and friends.

Thomas Williamson

Dear Lauren,

Please find below our feedback of John Schwarzer’s sale of our home at 27 Caringbah Road, Woolooware.

We want to pass on our sincere thanks and appreciation to John Schwarzer, for the exceptional way in which he went about selling our family home of 20 years.

The whole process from pre-sale advice, to listing, the regular updates with open and honest feedback, gave us great confidence, at what could have been a challenging time.

We were delighted with the result John achieved and acknowledge this could not have happened without John's dedication, commitment and professional sales and marketing approach, to deliver such a positive outcome for us. What makes John standout is his strong values, solid work ethic, depth of experience and knowledge for property in the Shire. We have never met a more passionate man, that goes above and beyond for his clients.

We could not have been happier with the overall experience and would have no hesitation in recommending John Schwarzer and his highly skilled team at Highland, especially Lauren Lielkajis to any prospective seller.

Thank you Lauren for all you did to support and help us through the sale of our home, we could not have done it without your professional approach and attention to detail.


Terry and Debbie Ryan

Terence & Deborah

John and Mitchell both demonstrated that they were in a class of their own when it comes to real estate. We immediately felt at ease with John and Mitchell as their level of enthusiasm, honesty and drive to achieve the best possible result for us was apparent from the outset. Their in-depth knowledge and experience of the market, together with their strong work ethic was impressive.

We decided to show a select few clients through our property that John and Mitchell have been dealing with. Impressively, our property was sold within two weeks without any marketing or cost. The sale price far exceeded our expectations and we were absolutely thrilled with the outcome. John and Mitchell are to be highly commended for the outstanding result which they achieved.

We have found John and Mitch to be highly personable in their approach. They clearly take pride in doing a great job and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to any prospective clients.
Based on our previous experiences with selling and purchasing real estate, they have clearly displayed uniqueness in their approach which has driven such a positive outcome.

We look forward to conducting future property transactions with you both.

Michael and Sandra Swanton

We would like to congratulate John Schwarzer on his recent dealings with the sale of our home. Our house was not on the open market and John approached us having been aware that earlier in the year we had tried to sell but had taken our property off the open market.

John had done his homework and knew that our house could well suit one of his buyers who had been unable to find their right house in the current open market. John was very sensitive to our particular needs and at all times acted in our best interests. He was able to finalise a sale that took us by surprise as we had not expected to sell at that time or for the offer we were finally presented with.

At no time did John try to push us to accept a lower offer - he kept working the sale to a mutually agreeable conclusion. Better than that he was able to handle every tricky issue that arose - nothing was ever a problem to him and he solved all the issues taking care of all our worries with ease.

John kept in constant contact - we always knew what was happening and what the plan of action was to be. He acted with complete professionalism at all times and I can say that he is by far the most talented and professional property agent we have dealt with. We have bought and sold many properties over the years and this sale was by far the most painless and successful - all due to John's superior negotiation skills and professional manner.

We would strongly recommend him to anyone thinking of selling their home.

Yours faithfully

Bruce & Sandra Dowling
437 Willarong Road

It was a nice four week campaign, it was really good, short and sharp. Very full on but both John and Jonathan were wonderful and we had great communication all the way through. We had heaps of people looking at the property and we had a really successful sale. We had great coverage in the local media and we had approximately 75 families come through to inspect our property and something like 9000 virtual tours (online) so we strongly recommend that type of approach when selling your property. We had maximum coverage and as a result we had 12 registered bidders at auction and 5 people actively participating on the night and we got a great price so very very happy. As far as we are concerned we couldn’t recommend Highland Property Agents more highly, they really looked after us and I’m sure if you were ever going to sell your property, then they are a great place to go.

Laurence and Samantha Barlow

Samantha & Laurence

John is an extremely hard working agent, ably supported by two very likeable and competent assistants in Falon and Karen. At all times our interests were at the forefront of John's thoughts and actions. John's ethics are of the highest standard and he proved to be reliable, courteous and very "down to earth" in all our dealings. John provided regular detailed feedback throughout the campaign and was always prepared to consider different ideas. He engenders trust and respect, and seemed capable of withstanding any setback. He remained at all times optimistic and persistent whilst always being respectful to all parties. On top of all this John has an excellent knowledge of the local market, so it is not hard to see why we rate him so highly. We have no hesitation in recommending John and the team.


Stephen & Debra

Debra & Steve
Enthusiastic, Professional, Diligent and Likeable Agent.

Dear John and Prue,

We wanted to sincerely thank you for the hard work and extra mile you went to ensure that not only you achieved the best price for the sale of our home, but that we secured our new home in Yarrawarrah.

Jeremy and I both agreed that we were extremely fortunate in having Real Estate Agents that were available when we needed, were flexible and recognised the challenges associated with having an extra-large family.

Our decision to sell our home after unexpectedly finding a home that met all our needs meant that you had to work extremely quickly and under immense pressure to ensure we were in a position to purchase the home we were after before it sold. Particularly over the Christmas period, we recognise that not all services were available, however you ensured that within 24 hours we were 'online live' in time to have people view our property.

Thank you for making the simultaneous settlement achievable. Thank you for putting your integrity and professionalism before profit. Finally, thank you for your negotiation between both the buyer for our property and the seller of our new property that enabled us to get the house we wanted. It must have been challenging!

While this is a job you do every day, it doesn’t seem that the importance of this major life transition (especially with five children) is lost on you.

Thanks again,

Jeremy, Carmen, Lily, Jasmine, Abby, Hayden and Heath

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