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Renovate and Reap the Rewards


There is never a time that a Landlord should become complacent about the upkeep of their investment or over-confident about keeping their property occupied.

Spending a bit of time and money sprucing up your investment can make a big difference when it comes to re-letting, and minimising vacancies between tenants. Not only will a home that’s well cared for reduce the likelihood … Read the full post »

Building a Better Landlord and Tenant Relationship


Good relationships are important in life and in our experience of over 25 years of managing investment properties, we know that the Landlord/Tenant relationship is just as important as any other.

Apart from fulfilling the obligations according to the Residential Tenancy Act and the obligations within a lease, it is important to sow good values into your relationship.

We believe you will reap … Read the full post »

Outstanding Result in Property Management – Hornsby Heights


Here is another outstanding result!


1 x Live Open House on the John Pye Real Estate Facebook Page

1 x Official Weekend Open House

3 x Excellent Applications

Deposit Now Taken!


32 Somerville Road, Hornsby Heights is no longer available and the lease will be signed in less than a week – what an outstanding result! We … Read the full post »

New domestic violence laws – Tenancy laws for victims of domestic violence have started


Last week on 28th of February 2019, the new domestic violence tenancy laws commenced.

The legislation now permits a tenant to end their tenancy without penalty if they, or a dependent, experiences circumstances of domestic violence.

We are encouraging our clients to read Tenancy laws for victims of domestic violence have started on Fair Trading NSW website to become familiar with the changes.

If … Read the full post »

These will be the biggest home design trends in 2019, according to two interior designers

Interior designer Sarah-Jane Mossop from CLOStudios and Tegan Robbins from Wavetrain share the home design trends that will be big in 2019…. Read the full post »

November 2018 Rental Market Update

November has been a record-breaking month at John Pye Real Estate with 20 properties either deposited or leased.

Rental supply has been increasing over the last 4 months.  Increasing supply and average demand have resulted in lower rental prices in November. Now, lower rental prices have had the effect of increasing the demand in the marketplace.
Salient factors explaining the increased supply include:

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Presentation counts when leasing properties too!

Most times when we undertake the leasing and marketing campaign in our property management department, the presentation of the property is a result of the last occupying tenant. Sometimes, it can be vacant or the property might be occupied by a Landlord prior to market.

There is much to gain by getting the presentation of a rental property to a high level of … Read the full post »

Empowered Service

By Hedgie Gundry

When John Pye purchased his first real estate franchise back in 1991, he quickly realised he wanted to build a company culture truly aligned with his own purpose-driven values. He went on to rebrand the agency to John Pye Real Estate in 1998 and hasn’t looked back.

“Over the years we’ve been offered several franchises, including some of the big ones, … Read the full post »

APRIL – JUNE 2018 – Sales & Rental Market Reports

Our Second Quarter APRIL – JUNE 18 Sales & Rental Market Reports are now completed and found by choosing the relevant suburb, then clicking the links below. If you don’t see the suburb report you would like a report on, please email and we would be delighted to prepare one for you.


Hornsby Houses Sales

Hornsby Houses Rentals


Hornsby Unit Sales

Hornsby Apartment Sales

Hornsby Unit & Apartment … Read the full post »

Rental Market Update with Bec

Want to know what is happening in the market? Here is a quick snapshot plus a good news story!


Rental Market Wrap-up with Bec & Craig

Want to know what is happening in the market? Here is a quick snapshot.




Winner of Small Property Management Company of the Year Award

In early May it was announced that John Pye Real Estate were finalists for the Leading Property Management Association Awards in Innovation, Corporate Support (Bec Reid) and Small Property Management Company (<500 properties) of the Year.

Last week we were presented as the WINNERS of the Small Property Management Company (< 500 properties) of the Year Award at the Annual Conference Gala Awards…. Read the full post »

2018: the year of the Smart Home

Image credit Elite Agent

It’s been billed as the year we’ll all get connected and smart products will simplify our lives. In some ways, that prediction is proving correct, and the internet infrastructure that drives smart tech is becoming a requirement, not just a desire.

But what does the smart home mean for real estate? Is there appeal and value in savvy tech and the … Read the full post »

Online auctions the future in real estate

John Pye Real Estate were early adopters of online Auctions in the sale of properties. We were the first agents in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney to host the first online auction for a home in Marine Crescent, Hornsby Heights. It sold “under the hammer” in 2010 and held the suburb record for sale price for a number of years. The successful bidder secured the property while sitting in … Read the full post »

Leading Property Managers Association – 2018 Awards for Excellence Finalists

What a privilege it is for John Pye Real Estate to be chosen as finalists among some outstanding companies around Australia! Excitingly again, we have been announced as finalists in the Leading Property Managers Association Awards for Excellence 2018.

These are the categories we are nominated for:

Small Property Management Company of the Year – less than 500 properties
Excellence in Innovation
Excellence … Read the full post »

Happy Easter!

To all our incredible Clients and Customers,
Happy Easter!
Should you need any service over the Easter long-weekend, John Pye will make himself available on 0414 914 268.
Our office will be closed from 5pm this afternoon and will re-open for business on Tuesday at 9am.
The Team at John Pye Real Estate wishes you … Read the full post »

John Pye Real Estate 2018 Finalists in Australian Small Business Champion Awards

Well done to the JPRE Team!

You’ve done it again!

We are super proud to share that late this afternoon we were announced as 2018 Finalists in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards.

The judging process of the Finalists now begins and includes the involvement of around thirty individuals from different industries who review the entries to determine the category winners. Judges … Read the full post »

Tips For Sellers – Before The Photographer Arrives

Photos need to be involved throughout the advertising process for selling a property. Getting these right will create a great first impression on potential buyers and possibly even getting you a greater sale price with better competition from buyers.

Declutter and depersonalise
Successful styling encourages potential buyers to imagine themselves living in the property. If the property is filled with personal objects, it will have a negative impact on your photos. Remove … Read the full post »

On-trend indoor plants: what’s the fiddle-leaf fig of 2018?

Ubiquitous in magazine pages and the homes of flora fanatics everywhere, the fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata) was arguably the “it” plant of 2017.

Named for the shape of its distinctive leathery dark green leaves, the plant remains a popular option, however, we think it’s time to turn over a new leaf and find out what the experts think is the most fashionable foliage of 2018.

 Enter: the Monstera deliciosa…. Read the full post »

Window safety devices in Strata: install by 13 March 2018

Do you live in, own or manage a townhouse or unit block? To prevent children falling from windows, strata schemes must have window safety devices installed on all applicable windows by 13 March 2018. This applies to openable windows where the internal floor is more than 2m above the surface outside and within a child’s reach (less than 1.7m above the inside floor) – see the diagram below…. Read the full post »

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