John McManus


Recognised as one of Australia’s top sales agents, John McManus is an elite industry performer who has firmly established an enviable reputation as one of the most successful and sought after sales agents on the Lower North Shore.

As Principal of LJ Hooker Willoughby/Artarmon, John heads up a talented team of professionals that share his vision for providing high standards of market intelligence and unrivaled customer service.

With several record sales to his credit, John continues to raise the benchmark in his pursuit for outstanding results. His dedication to achieving the best price for his clients not only continually exceeds expectations, but often surpasses street sales records in the area’s he operates.

As a local of the Willoughby and Artarmon community for over 20 years, John has exceptional area knowledge and deep community ties.

When it comes to buying or selling your home, John’s proven sales record, wealth of experience and approachable manner make him your greatest asset.


  • Satisfaction
    ( 4.4 / 5.0 )
  • Recommendation
    ( 4.8 / 5.0 )
  • Performance
    ( 4.8 / 5.0 )
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Gold Medallist
    LJ Hooker Champion - Gold Medallist
  • Diamond Multi Million Dollar Member
    Diamond Multi Million Dollar Member
  • Admiral Advisory Group
    Admiral Advisory Group
  • Multi - Million Dollar Chapter
    Multi - Million Dollar Chapter

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Dear John, We wanted to thank you and your team for all the hard work that went into achieving the result on Saturday. We are very pleased with the outcome, but equally, so impressed with the way you and your team managed the whole process and helped guide us through it. We really appreciated the professionalism and courtesy everyone in your team displayed. It was a real pleasure working with everyone involved. Your team is a great reflection on you and your leadership. John, we are very grateful for all your patience and guidance through what is at times a challenging process. We really appreciated your honesty and integrity and the considered way you dealt with any of our concerns or questions. We think the process and strategy you employed was fantastic to obtain a great outcome, in a difficult market, which was fair to all parties. We would have no hesitation in recommending your agency to anyone who was considering the sale of their property. We wish you and the team every success in the future.

S & M Hogan, Vendors

John made the process very easy and kept us well informed throughout.

T Ryan & K Andrews, Buyers

It was a pleasure dealing with John. Thank you for helping us to secure the property. You did well to pull it through. Additionally your staff are polite and professional, it was good dealing with them in your new fancy office.

V & P Lo, Buyer

My situation was not easy as I needed to sell my investment to move into a new purchase home & settle before it. The sale period was short, there was a tenant there, the 1 with study was converted to 2 bedroom during the campaign & the market was tight. The auction date approached but John provided a level of confidence & assurance that it would work out & it very much did. Thank you John for seeing a tough experience through. I could not have asked for more than to have LJ Hooker's no. 1 agent on the case. My investment was not huge but it was everything to me. Excellent work John.

L Fairlie, Vendor

John was a pleasure to deal with, he was factual and transparent through the transaction and was superbly supported by a delightful team who made the purchase a hassle free experience. Hamish was particularly helpful with additional requests. We were made to feel nothing was troublesome. Well done!

S & H Kyle, Buyers

John stood above the crowd of agents we interviewed in terms of his sales strategy, approach and his team. They managed, executed and communicated flawlessly every step of the way. Achieved street record...110% recommend. Job done!

P & S Riordan, Vendors

We have no hesitation in recommending John and his team as the best in the business. John was a true professional, offering honest and straightforward advice and responding quickly to our needs. He works hard for both vendors and buyers to deliver a win-win result. A pleasure to deal with!

N & C Dickinson, Buyer

I recommend John - he’s good to talk to and knows what he’s doing. He gave me clear advice and lots of explanation about the process. The house sold quickly and at a good price. The people on his team are great too. All good. Thanks John!

A Street, Vendor

John’s knowledge of the market helped us make the right decisions and optimise our sale. The service of he and his team was exceptional.

N & C Duffy, Vendors

John and his team at LJ Hooker Willoughby were clearly the right choice as our selling agent. The property market in Sydney had been strong for a long time leading up to the Auction of our home, however it started to cool right in the middle of our campaign. John regularly communicated with us throughout, on the interest we had and challenges of buyers becoming cautious. He stuck to the task however over an extended period of marketing, finally managing to close the sale at a great price. We are greatly appreciative of John's professionalism and dedication. We are only too pleased to recommend him.

S & A Ross

My Awards

  • Annual International - World Champion Salesperson - Gross Commission (Franchise Owner) Runner Up - Aug 2017
  • Diamond Multi Million Dollar Member - Aug 2017
  • Multi - Million Dollar Chapter - Aug 2017
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Gold Medallist - Aug 2017
  • Annual NSW/ACT - Top Salesperson (Franchise Owner) - Income Earned - Aug 2017
  • Admiral Advisory Group - Jul 2017
  • Top Gun Winner - Nov 2016
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Gold Medallist - Aug 2016
  • Annual NSW/ACT - Top Auction Lister - Aug 2016
  • Annual International - World Champion Salesperson - Gross Commission (Franchise Owner) Runner Up - Aug 2016
  • LJ Hooker Champion - Gold Medallist - Aug 2015
  • Annual NSW/ACT - Top Salesperson (Franchise Owner) - Income Earned (Runner Up) - Aug 2015
  • Annual NSW/ACT - Top Salesperson (Franchise Owner) - No Of Transactions (2nd Runner Up) - Aug 2015
  • Annual International - World Champion Salesperson - Number Of Transactions (Franchise Owner) 2nd Runner Up - Aug 2015
  • Annual International - World Champion Salesperson - Gross Commission (Franchise Owner) Runner Up - Aug 2015