James McCowan started his career in the industry as a junior property manager in 1991, when he worked diligently and finished each day with a new lesson learned.
With his country upbringing, James has the clarity and simplicity of mind associated with those on the land. He says their approach to most things is pragmatic – whether it’s real estate or any other business – they work hard and love the process.
James also recognises that flexibility is another invaluable asset for real estate professionals as is the need to be a good listener, who can read between the lines and have an understanding of timing.
To date James’ top five sales include 62 Wunulla Rd, Point Piper ($28.75 million); 108 Wolseley Rd, Point Piper ($26 million); Santina Penthouse, Darling Point ($10.35 million); 5-7 Cranbrook Ln, Bellevue Hill ($10 million) and 99 Wolseley Rd, Point Piper ($10 million).
"My wife and I wanted to thank you sincerely for all your hard work and effort you put in to achieve a great result for Burrabirra Avenue. As you know it has been our family home for the best part of 30 years and we were very intent on appointing the right person to sell our home. Your hands on approach and sensible step and step guidance made the transaction very pleasant indeed."
Henry Lechem – 18 Burrabirra Avenue, Vaucluse.
"James McCowan and his team worked tirelessly to sell my Paddington terrace recently and I am delighted with the result and the process. James contacted me on a daily basis, supporting and guiding me but never pushing me into unwanted or hasty decisions. His professional yet personable approach is unique, I felt as though I was dealing with a knowledgeable old friend. When my father suddenly became ill and died during the campaign, James took control of the situation, offering to feed animals and open the house - leaving me to spend that precious time with my Dad. This is truly going above and beyond the call of duty.
If you want the best, I highly recommend James and his team to everyone selling their property - you will not be disappointed. Thank you James."
Susie Thomas, 477 Glenmore Road, Paddington.
"I write to express my gratitude and admiration for the service provided by you and your Team to facilitate the sale of our investment property situated at 6/202 Jersey Road, Woollahra.
Whilst I have known you through business for many years I have not previously had occasion to appoint you to manage the sale of a property. On this particular occasion we interviewed a number of agents including some who claimed to be more experienced in this particular area. However, after careful consideration we decided to appoint you in the belief that you would provide the highest level of professionalism, service and outcome. Might I say that not only were we never disappointed but constantly you and your Team exceeded our every expectation. I won't bother you with the details but in every respect, from start to finish, from small issues to big issues, you anticipated, you were proactive and you got the result.
Thank you once again and please pass on our appreciation to members of your Team. Knowing full well of your expert follow-up and networking I am sure we will hear from you on a regular basis, but in any event you will certainly be the first person we will turn to on the next occasion."
Greg Duncan - 6/202 Jersey Road, Woollahra.
It is pleasing to me that I am writing this reference for James McCowan. While I have only known James for just over one year, I have come to appreciate the “something” very special about this young man. He demonstrates a supreme intelligence with a calm purposeful disposition and a strong, yet modest and caring nature. He demonstrates intuitive problem solving techniques coupled with a breadth of understanding that is most unique. James has outstanding leadership capabilities. James has the total respect of his peers and clients alike both for the qualities which I have described above and for the humble and sincere manner in which he conducts himself and leads others. His reliability is faultless. His effectiveness is “top shelf” and his integrity is beyond question. James is destined for success, not only because of his extraordinary ability and not only because of his determination to succeed. It is the whole package that will “do it” for him. James has taken the “sting” out of the Sale of our existing home and the search for something suitable for my wife and myself for the future.
It is an absolute pleasure for me to recommend James McCowan to you. People of this superb quality are very rare.
Leonard Karpin - 99 Wolseley Road, Point Piper
"We recently employed the services of James McCowan and his team to sell our family home in Vaucluse. James exceeded our expectations at every turn, focusing on our needs and requests. We always felt totally looked after and at ease with every step of the process. His professionalism, expertise & marketing ability was exceptional & regular telephone and written updates following open inspections kept us fully informed about the progress, always expressing his recommendations clearly & sincerity. We would be delighted to recommend James services to any prospective clients."
Arno & Xanthe Lenior - 6b Clairvaux Rd, Vaucluse