John Castrisos

L.R.E.A, Founder and Principal

About John Castrisos

“I’ve been in the real estate business since I left school in 1988, and still to this day, I jump out of bed early each morning and look forward to going to work. For me, it’s about building relationships and helping families create new stories.”

As a truly local and licensed real estate agent, John has thoroughly earned his reputation as being one of the most sincere and reliable property professionals in the area, and with over 30 years of experience in sales, management and marketing of residential and commercial property - that’s something to be proud of!

In 2003, John decided to break away from the large franchised offices to start his own boutique agency, Home Estate Agents. With Home, he wanted to create more of a warm, personal, and hands-on experience for people, which was something he felt the real estate industry was lacking.

John sees professional success as genuinely helping people achieve their goals, whether that’s renting a studio apartment in Coogee or selling a multimillion-dollar property in Bronte- he treats everyone’s journey as important.

John leads by example, setting high benchmarks for himself and the Home team to deliver the best results for their clientele. With a succession of record sales and an abundance of life-long clients, John continues to live his mantra: choose a successful agent, not a generic brand.

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Testimonials

Seamless experience from appraisal to sale with no strong attached

I know John initially as a tenant of an apartment he managed. Agents generally tend to not cater to tenants but this is not the case of John, always ready to help. The experience selling my property the same, as no time did I feel pressured, John ensured every step of the way I was comfortable with his suggestions. He did a fantastic job ensuring we had pipeline of interest, following-up diligently with potential buyers and ensuring strong auction attendance in bidders crucial in ensuring a great sale outcome. Would highly recommend.

Ben - June 2020
Buyer at auction

John, Andrew and the team at Home Estate Agents were great to deal with while we purchased a home through an auction. The team was always friendly and professional and made the experience enjoyable!

Stephen Kidd - June 2020
Honest and hard working

John and Home Estate Agents fulfilled all me expectations to ensure a successful outcome.

It was a pleasure to deal with John and his team.

Scott Lockwood - June 2020

I cannot speak highly enough about the service we received from John Castrisos. John is an exceptional agent deserving a far greater score than 5 stars on Rate My Agent. Within 11 days he sold our Kingsford home, and through the turbulent period of the coronavirus, secured for us an amazing result. John goes above and beyond and when you list with him, he makes you feel as if yours is the only property he is selling.

In my opinion John Castrisos is one of the best agents in real estate and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

Adam Sobel - March 2020
Market tailored strategy

John and Home Estate Agents have many years of experience. They're able to read the trends and create a sale strategy which best suits the current d market. Their communication is excellent, and ensures we participate on all decisions. Thanks for securing the sale of my property.

ratemyagent - September 2019
I was very happy with the way John handled the sale.

I was very happy with the way John handled the sale. He is very professional.

Maria - June 2019
Honest John

I rented from John Castrisos in Coogee and he recently sold my fathers house in Redfern

In this competitive market the sale price was more than acceptable

Other agents my sister and I explored paled into insignificance as far as knowledge of the market

However the outstanding difference was the way John and his team handled the whole experience

Empathetic, honest and oh so helpful on all fronts from getting the house ready through to settlement

Always returning calls, always mindful of expenditure only where it was necessary, always honest in regards to prospective buyers and sales price

On the auction day he was calm and definitive and we sold with minimum effort !!!!

Thank you John !!!!

Nikki - May 2019
Sale of 9/2 Fenton Ave Maroubra 2035

I was more than satisfied with the professional attitude of John Castrisos' during the pre-sale and auction of the above property. I have had the pleasure of working with John over the past 9 years, both as managing the two properties at Fenton Avenue and the eventual sale of both properties. I highly recommend John both as manager and as a Real Estate agent.

Margaret Heffernan on behalf of Helen Luisi

Margaret - May 2019
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John's Listings

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Auction AUCTION

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Waverley 1 Prospect Street
Auction AUCTION

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Apartment
Bronte 4/18 Pacific Street
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Sold $2,501,000

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Maroubra 136 Gale Road
Sold John Castrisos

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Apartment
Coogee 13/27 Byron Street
Sold Carl Wilson

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Apartment
Bronte 6/82 Hewlett Street
Sold $1,315,000

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Apartment
Randwick 7/16 Coogee Street
Sold Andrew Malouf

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Apartment
Randwick 2/43 Coogee Bay Road
Sold $912,500

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Apartment
Maroubra 12/85 Broome Street
Sold $1,575,000

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2

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South Coogee 166 Malabar Road
Sold John Castrisos

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Maroubra 14 Bennett Place
Sold John Castrisos

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Apartment
Randwick 5/43 Coogee Bay Road
Sold $3,480,000

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2

House
Maroubra 83 Loch Maree Street
Sold Andrew Malouf

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Apartment
Bronte 7/26 Lugar Street
Sold Andrew Malouf

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2

Apartment
Randwick 3/43 Coogee Bay Road
Sold Andrew Malouf

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3

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Maroubra 1/672 Malabar Road
Sold John Castrisos

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2

House
Kingsford 9 Beulah Street
Sold Andrew Malouf

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2

Apartment
Randwick 1/43 Coogee Bay Road
Sold Andrew Malouf

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2

Townhouse
Maroubra 3/672 Malabar Road
Sold Carl Wilson

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Block of Units
Edgecliff 114-118 New South Head Road
Sold $1,162,000

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Kingsgrove 21 Arinya Street
Sold John Castrisos

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Apartment
Maroubra 409/196-204 Maroubra Road
Sold John Castrisos

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House
Kingsford 16 Snape Street
Sold Carl Wilson

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Apartment
Coogee 27/166-172 Arden Street
Sold John Castrisos

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House
Redfern 12 Centre Street
Sold John Castrisos

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Apartment
Maroubra 9/2-4 Fenton Avenue
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Testimonials

Seamless experience from appraisal to sale with no strong attached

I know John initially as a tenant of an apartment he managed. Agents generally tend to not cater to tenants but this is not the case of John, always ready to help. The experience selling my property the same, as no time did I feel pressured, John ensured every step of the way I was comfortable with his suggestions. He did a fantastic job ensuring we had pipeline of interest, following-up diligently with potential buyers and ensuring strong auction attendance in bidders crucial in ensuring a great sale outcome. Would highly recommend.

Ben - June 2020
Buyer at auction

John, Andrew and the team at Home Estate Agents were great to deal with while we purchased a home through an auction. The team was always friendly and professional and made the experience enjoyable!

Stephen Kidd - June 2020
Honest and hard working

John and Home Estate Agents fulfilled all me expectations to ensure a successful outcome.

It was a pleasure to deal with John and his team.

Scott Lockwood - June 2020

I cannot speak highly enough about the service we received from John Castrisos. John is an exceptional agent deserving a far greater score than 5 stars on Rate My Agent. Within 11 days he sold our Kingsford home, and through the turbulent period of the coronavirus, secured for us an amazing result. John goes above and beyond and when you list with him, he makes you feel as if yours is the only property he is selling.

In my opinion John Castrisos is one of the best agents in real estate and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

Adam Sobel - March 2020
Market tailored strategy

John and Home Estate Agents have many years of experience. They're able to read the trends and create a sale strategy which best suits the current d market. Their communication is excellent, and ensures we participate on all decisions. Thanks for securing the sale of my property.

ratemyagent - September 2019
I was very happy with the way John handled the sale.

I was very happy with the way John handled the sale. He is very professional.

Maria - June 2019
Honest John

I rented from John Castrisos in Coogee and he recently sold my fathers house in Redfern

In this competitive market the sale price was more than acceptable

Other agents my sister and I explored paled into insignificance as far as knowledge of the market

However the outstanding difference was the way John and his team handled the whole experience

Empathetic, honest and oh so helpful on all fronts from getting the house ready through to settlement

Always returning calls, always mindful of expenditure only where it was necessary, always honest in regards to prospective buyers and sales price

On the auction day he was calm and definitive and we sold with minimum effort !!!!

Thank you John !!!!

Nikki - May 2019
Sale of 9/2 Fenton Ave Maroubra 2035

I was more than satisfied with the professional attitude of John Castrisos' during the pre-sale and auction of the above property. I have had the pleasure of working with John over the past 9 years, both as managing the two properties at Fenton Avenue and the eventual sale of both properties. I highly recommend John both as manager and as a Real Estate agent.

Margaret Heffernan on behalf of Helen Luisi

Margaret - May 2019
Excellent in all areas

John was highly professional in dealing with the sale of our property . His product knowledge and communication with both Vendors and purchasers was excellent. His advice prior to listing the property and during the campaign was excellent. Property sold prior to Auction with a result that we were extremely happy with. I would have no hesitation in recommending John and Home Estate Agents

Mark Mellick - October 2018
Very Happy

We have had John and his team manage our rental property for about 2 years. He has maintained excellent relationships with the tenants which was very helpful. When we decided to sell, we chose HOME over other agencies as they were well acquainted with the property and we were confident in their ability to sell well for us, which they did.

The professionalism of John and his staff was evident throughout the campaign, and reduced our stress levels significantly with constant good communication.

Evi Raftos - September 2018
Knowledgeable Agent!

It has been a great experience working alongside John. Communication was easy and I was provided transparency throughout the process. Many thanks for enabling the transaction to be a successful experience for all parties concerned.

Katherine Lefevre - September 2018
John Castrisos is a great agent

John is personable and approachable - I liked his honesty and transparency. John communicated with me regularly and advised me of open house results and issues as they arose. There were no surprises.

Steven Blanch - November 2017
An agent you can trust

John was very professional and very knowledgeable. He achieved an amazing result which was well over reserve. I would highly recommend him.

andrewanastassiou - November 2017
Second to none

John and the team at Home have exceded our expectations once again. This is the 5th purchase and sale that we have used John and its no wonder he is one of the most experienced and credible agents in the industry. Thanks again John

Gary Anthony - November 2017
Professional Experience and a pleasure to work with.

JOHN CASTRISOS And his team have managed our rental investment property since 2000 and have recently sold our property for an excellent price. They are a good business to work with and do what they say.

Tammy Hamawi - June 2017
Home Estate Agents - proactive sales team secures fantastic result

From beginning to end John Castrisos, Home Estate Agents, was always professional, proactive, informative, full of integrity and approachable. We highly recommend John, his work colleague Shelley Bays, and the rest of the Home Estate Agents team to buy, sell or manage your property. Before we sold our property we were using Home Estate Agents as our property managers and were so impressed with them that it was automatic that we would use them to sell our property. John made it a very smooth sailing process for us too, considering we live in regional New South Wales.

Amy Wood - September 2016
A great result!!

John was recommended to us by a work colleague over 12 years ago and has been managing the property ever since. We have just sold the property at auction and are really really happy with the outcome. Not only did John and the team at Home run a great campaign, John personally supervised work to present the house in its best light after the tenants moved out, including painting, sanding, styling etc, as we now live overseas, and were travelling whilst the property was marketed. John is a great communicator and always was available, time zones were never a problem. He ensured prospective purchasers, and their family members, were able to view the property when it suited them. John kept us abreast of the levels of interest in the property, and made a very accurate estimate of its market value, and the price we achieved was at the top of that range. We trusted John's advice and felt we could rely on him, which turned out to be absolutely correct. I kept thinking selling a house is meant to be stressful, isn't there something I should be worrying about? But John had everything under control. Because we have travelled out to Sydney for the auction, John has even helped with some of our logistics. Above and beyond.

Madeline Smith - May 2016
Great Agency

They have managed investment properties for us for many years , and do an excellent job. They have always given us very practical and good commercial advice in the management of our properties . The team are always helpful and have access to very reliable tradesmen that do excellent work. I really enjoy dealing with John and his team . Greg

Greg - December 2020
Thank you note

I have used John's services as a vendor. I have a remarkable outcome. John is honest with his approach,very dedicated with his work. I would use John in any other future opportunities or recommend him to my friends and family.Thank you!

-Nikolay (vendor of 24/13 Macpherson Street, Waverley)

Nikolay Gibradze - June 2015
Faultless service over many years

I can not rate Home Estate Agents highly enough. John and his team have been my property managers for many years and have done and continue to do an excellent job. Nothing is too difficult for any member of the team. I don’t ever recall there being a delay in re-leasing a property. I highly recommend them

John - October 2020
Highly Recommended for Sales and Rentals.

"Home" says it all. My wife and I have dealt with John and the team at Home Estate Agents for the past 3.5 years. We have tenanted a property that he manages, leased our investment property and recently sold our investment property with Home. The environment for these dealings and transactions has always been a pleasure and John's experience, skills, service and relationship qualities are evident through out each step of the journey. Our decision to sell our unit in Randwick was a tough one but selecting a suitable agent made the sales campaign exciting and we were more then satisfied with the way John dealt with prospective purchasers and executed the sale. Our property sold in less then 2 weeks and for much more then we could have anticipated. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending John to my closest of family and friends.

Simon Green - February 2015
Sale of 2 White avennue

We opted to sell our house via Home Real Estate because we thought they may offer a more personalise service. All our expectations were exceeded. John and team kept us informed about offers, provided updates after every open day, and were always there for us when we had questions. We ended up going to auction because thanks to the team there was a lot of interest in the home. It sold for 205,000 over the reserve so we are absolutely delighted with the service provided. We also rent out a property in the same area and it has never been without a tenant in four years. I cannot recommend John and his team highly enough - they just made everything so easy for us.

Susan Green - February 2015
feedback

I was extremely happy with Johns performance as an agent. He kept us informed constantly and provided excellent feedback regarding the sale of our property. Overall a stress free experience. Thanks John and Carl

Lynne - December 2014
Talk equals Actions equals Good Result

John Castrisos had previously acted as our Property Manager on our 100 MacPherson Street property.

We found John to be that" rare type" of property person who can operate effectively and professionally in both real estate spheres -being that of property management and property sales.

We always found John to have strong and effective communication skills and to have acted with credibility to all parties.

We would not hesitate to recommend his services to other potential clients

John - November 2014
Great Agency

John and his team are friendly and very helpful with a sense of urgency when looking after their clients needs.

Mark - July 2020
John Castrisos

It was the first time that I had to sell a property, and therefore the agent that I was to select had to be someone who understood my needs but also my concerns, John was an absolute champion to deal with, he was able to keep me calm and rational at all times and always kept me up to date with any dealings he was having or about to have. His professionalism and honesty was a deciding factor in a choice, which proved to be correct as we were able to achieve a sale price that we were very happy with. I highly recommend John as a agent who you can trust to do what's best for you.

Frank - October 2014
Great agent

We were absolutely delighted with John's work on the sale of a family property in Coogee recently.His market knowledge and communication on every part of the sale were excellent. We couldn't have asked for a better result or a nicer and more honest and caring team.

Louise - September 2014
Very Highly Satisfied

We are very highly satisfied with the result John achieved in selling our home before auction at an unexpectedly high price. John and his staff managed all steps in the sales process were managed very professionally. We were impressed in several ways. John alerted us early to the initially subtle upward shift in demand for homes in the Randwick market. A highly proficient communicator, John was sensitive to our preferences as sellers, and given the outcome we think that he would have had to be similarly sensitive to the preferences of prospective buyers. A Master negotiator, John secured a sale one week before the auction date, to the highest of multiple bids, at a price that we did not expect to reach. For these reasons, we rate John and his staff very highly, and gladly recommend his professional service.

The Vendors - September 2014
Best & Honest agent in the Eastern Suburbs

Carl Wilson & John Castrisos from Home Estate Agents Bronte, were true to their word, their service exceeded our expectations which resulted in a record sale price of our apartment.

If you want to sell your property, we would highly recommend the Carl & John team sales process. We were very skepitical when interviewing other local sales agents, until we met Carl & John from Home Estate Agents who delivered as promised and again exceeded our expectations with honesty and transparency, making the process enjoyable and fruitful.

Regards

Eden K

edenkaya gmail com - September 2014
Great results!

John made it so quick and easy to sell our place and we were really happy with the result. His team made the whole process easy and we would highly recommend them.

Clara - September 2014
Excelling in client's services

We have purchased and nominated John for the sale of our unit, which we kept for ten years, thank you John, you your associates and staff who have managed and sold our property in a very professional and friendly manner. We recommend his services to anyone interested in value for money and going the extra mile for his clients.

Luis - September 2014
Highly recommended

We have used John twice now and on both occasions we have been delighted with the final results. John was totally professional while at the same time the warmth and sincerity eased us through a very emotional period. John kept us informed throughout the process giving us tremendous confidence. We will certainly use John’s services in any future sale.

Kathy - September 2014
John and Andrew made me feel at ease

John and Andrew were very professional. They put me at ease at a very emotional time (selling Mum's 90 year old home). They were understanding and explained everything as we had never travelled this road before. Nothing was too much trouble. Things I was worried about eg clearing house out was done for me. John and Andrew kept me informed every step of the way. I felt very relaxed with them and would not hesitate to recommend them to my friends. Well done guys.

Christine - September 2014
Professional and Proactive team

Efficient, prompt services, especially thanks John and Alexi during Christmas & New Year holiday period working hard to get my unit up running and find tenants in the first opening. I am enjoying working with Alexi. He is the best agent.

Mary - January 2021
Rockstars! Awesome agency, awesome crew!

John, Belinda and their crew have been absolutely awesome to work with, with a no BS approach. The whole process has been both professional and easy, which has been perfect as my most valued aspect of life is time and honesty.

Pedro - December 2019
Job Well Done!

I chose John and Dominica from Home Estate Agents because they were well informed, personable and professional. Not only were they super efficient but we also got a great end result. Happy tenants/happy landlord.

Thank you and well done!

Mattand G - October 2019
Great Agency

I have been a client of Home Estate Agents for many years. John Castrisos and his team have been fantastic in managing my property. The team is extremely professional always helpful and the property has never been without a tenant. I highly recommend their services

John L - June 2019
Great Agency

John and the team at Home estate are very professional and great to work with.

Highly recommended.

Hugoe - May 2019
HOME is the best!

HOME Real Estate manage 3 of our rental properties and are absolutely fantastic to deal with. They always go above and beyond the call of duty and I would (and have) recommended them to anyone looking for an outstanding Real Estate Agency. I can't thank John and the team enough.

Gwen Gina - March 2019
Top Notch.. without a doubt

We have been with Home Estate Agents for more than 15yrs managing and leasing our properties. All the team are professional and friendly and give such great advice and assistance. It’s a no brainer, they just make it easy, thanks to John and all the team.

Todd Carmel - December 2018
Reputable and customer orientated family agency

Home estate agents provides excellent service in property management. My son bought the property in the auction organized through Home Estate. We like the friendly and professional culture of the company. John and his team’s knowledge and experience in the local area give us a lot of confidence.

Ms Linda Shum - December 2018
Home Estate Agents

Home Estate Agents have looked after 2 of our rental apartments for the past 10 years and have done an exceptional job. They are now looking after a 3rd rental property for us and have gone above and beyond to ensure the house will be ready for viewing. John and the team are great to deal with.

Gwen Gina - November 2018
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