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, which include being a sponsor of the Willoughby Public School.

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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What our customers say

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John’s knowledge of the area and market is second to none, which enabled us to get a successful outcome for the sale of our home. We always felt he was on our team - he was always honest and professional in all dealings with us.

A & S Battishall, Vendor

John has been been most helpful in assisting me with the purchase of the property, without his help I would have missed out. All his staff also have been very helpful and friendly and professional.

S Ellis, Buyer

John has been the most reliable agent we ever had. We both feel very comfortable to let him handle everything in our property sale. He is a genuine and credible agent. If we ever need to purchase or sell a property, we will go with him for sure.

S Xie, Naremburn

From the first meeting with John, we felt that we were in good hands. His knowledge of the market is impressive and his ability to make a complex and stressful process relatively straightforward and stress free is a credit to him and to all who work with him. He communicated with us every day throughout the sale process so that we were in a good position to make important decisions about the sale of our property once we came to auction day. We highly recommend John and his team.

E & A Maple-Brown, Artarmon

Thoughtful, a good listener, diplomatic and very sensible.

H Stevenson, Artarmon

John recently sold my mother's house as she was moving into a retirement village. He was as concerned about my mother being happy and comfortable about moving out of her home to a retirement village as he was about getting her the best price possible. As a daughter, I really appreciated the concern for her that he showed and I know my Mum was comforted by his support and advice. He communicated with both my mum and I throughout the process, ensuring we were both across each stage of the sale process. It was a very easy and stress free experience aided by John and his wonderful team at LJ Hooker Willoughby. John also recommended fantastic consulting agency to renovate and style the place and it looked like a brand new home! I have no doubt that this aided the fantastic sale result Thank you for everything John.

S & J Curren, Willoughby

John provided calm and sound professional advice and judgement throughout the process. Backed by an excellent team that took care of all aspects. A key attribute one looks for in an agent is someone who will help you (as a vendor) through the whole process and at this John excels.

C & M Smith, Willoughby

Right from the start, John's drive, clever insights into selling, and upfront style made him clearly stand out from the pack. His communication throughout the campaign was remarkable. He’d call daily with detailed buyer recounts, and provide reassurance by sharing his knowledge - all in a very personable manner. When it came to decision time, I could count on John to be completely frank, and this combined with his integrity and expertise gave me full confidence to trust his advice.

N & C Chong-White, Chatswood

As someone who is both a control freak and had a deep emotional attachment to my house, I don't think I was the easiest client! John took care of everything and managed both the sale, and our expectations, expertly.

Jane & Chris, Willoughby

Highly recommend John. One of the most responsive and professional agents out there. No matter what time of day or night, quick responses and focussed on top quality service.

Alfred, Willoughby

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