Principal & Licensed Real Estate Agent
It’s not very often you work alongside someone like John Ellis, who approaches life and work with a genuine sense of integrity and desire to make a difference in the lives of others.
As the principal of Raine & Horne City Living, John has an absolute commitment to help people achieve their goals, with an unwavering ability to find a solution for his clients, whether they be first time home buyers or corporate property developers.
“I have assisted many people to buy a property, even when all the financial institutions and other agents advised them they had no chance.”
Well respected as an exceptional project marketer with an prized delivery history and sales track record, John has personally sold over 1.5 billion dollars worth of property in apartment sales in the thirteen years he has been in real estate.
A consummate professional with steadfast dedication, John is highly experienced in the full spectrum of property development from land acquisitions and feasibility, to area demographics and research, right through to designing internal fit outs for both residential and commercial properties. Always, taking great pride in his strategic vision, execution methods and complete delivery for all projects he undertakes.
An approachable personality, with an extensive career history in marketing and hospitality, as well as a passion for golf, John thrives on setting new benchmarks in fulfilling his clients needs, and enhancing the image of the real estate industry, he takes personal satisfaction of building longstanding quality client relationships.
His success as a leader stems from his belief in creating and nurturing a positive team culture, the ability to find inspiration from those around him, and his strong family and work ethic.
“I believe life is all about people. In fact, everything interesting and inspirational in life usually comes from people.
“ I would like to sincerely thank you for all your efforts and time spent in the process to sell our apartment. Your excellent service is really very much appreciated and I trust that we will be able to make use of your services again in future. ”
“ A few words of thanks from us both for a fantastic result in selling our apartment in Pyrmont. We were very impressed with your knowledge of the market and your delicate negotiating skills, plus the professional back up you have at R&H. Every issue has been followed up on and resolved. Very many thanks for a very pleasing result and outstanding professional service. ”
“ John and Team at Raine and Horne City Living Pyrmont Thank you very much for the success of the sale of our property in Pyrmont. From the beginning your assessment of the value of the property was as spot on and your team delivered everything that was talked about. It was a great relief to us that we didn't have to be concerned around price and your knowledge of the Pyrmont market was impressive We are a very satisfied customer and would have no issue with recommending anyone looking in the Pyrmont City area to give you a call ”
“ John Ellis of Raine and Horne was given an exclusive contract to sell my property after it had languished with another agency for more than a month. My desperation was palpable as I had already purchased another property. John and his wonderful team had it sold within seven days at a stratospheric 102k premium over previous sales. An astonishing feat by a polished, peerless and experienced professional. However impressive his selling credentials and professional achievements maybe, it is his values and integrity that truly define his being. These virtues are often touted in testimonials by cashed up vendors rightfully ecstatic at their new found fortune. This narrative however goes far beyond this due to a number of unexpected legal impediments that temporarily placed me into a precarious financial predicament. These circumstances under the most stressful of circumstances saw the emergence of a generous and compassionate agent who managed to transform a vendors' most ordinary moment, into an extraordinarily meaningful experience. John's unswerving level of commitment to the relationship was more than a self serving sales construct but rather a genuine and abiding interest in people and their destiny. In an industry of empty rhetoric, this man is worthy of my commendation and your attention. ”
“ I have found John Ellis to be a great sales agent to work with. We have had numerous problems with sales agents in the past so it is refreshing to be able to have a specialist working 100% for us all of the time. I would just like to thank you for all of the hard work on my project. The contribution you have made is tremendous. I am pleasantly surprised that such a high quality team exists within the development community. Keep up the great work - can not wait to work with you on my next project.” ”
“ As an ex employer of John Ellis in leading our project marketing and acquisition divisions, I found him to be one of the most professional and ethical people in my team. I now use John Ellis as my specialist project marketer. Ultimately we found an outstanding provider that fits our technical and business needs. His experience, service and professionalism are excellent and I want to commend his efforts in taking us through the ‘outsourcing maze’. I would gladly recommend him to any other development organisation considering outsourcing their sales and marketing divisions. “ ”
“ "John Ellis is one of the most talented property professionals that I have ever worked with. He can really get things done and make them happen the way you need them to. His integrity is above reproach and I would recommend his services to anybody with the highest professional recommendation that I could give.” ”
“ We have an extremely strong and long-term relationship with John Ellis and solely use him for our sales and marketing work. He saves us valuable time, reduces our costs and provides a very important and cost effective service. My trust in him is such that I have absolute confidence in his ability to deliver and have him even exchange contracts on my behalf without my pre-approval. He has completed numerous projects for me and the service and results are quite exceptional. Loyalty and an empathic understanding of our needs are consistently delivered. A superb service ”
“ We feel lucky to have chosen John Ellis of Raine and Horne,Pyrmont to sell our property inJacksons Landing. We set John a pretty tough task in asking to sell just before Christmas,which he took on with enthusiasm and clever strategy. The speed with which he pulled all elements of the sale together,from high quality brochures to presentation and openings enabled the sale to proceed flawlessly in a somewhat difficult market. John was always a pleasure to deal with and we would have no hesitation to recommend him to sell your property. ”
“ I trusted John Ellis with my property which was my little baby. He is a straight shooter which I like given I am very busy. He communicated with me throughout the process and kept me informed of everything. He went out of his way to pay for my styling when I was short on cash. He even allowed me to intrude on his family time when I needed something urgent in relation to the sale. I have already recommended him to my family and recommend him to anyone else. ”
“ John went above and beyond to help us purchase our investment property in Pyrmont. Everything was very professional, friendly and fast, just what we were looking for after many stressful months of searching for a property. ”
“ John knows the area and has a good relationship with his vendors so as a buyer we felt he gave us reliable info that we could trust. ”
“ As a vendor we found John to be honest and hardworking in regards to the sale of our property. He kept us fully informed throughout the auction and sale campaign. We are very happy with the end result. ”
“ I have had a great experience as and buyer, owner and seller with all of the Raine & Horne City Living team, especially John Ellis who recently sold our Jackson's Landing apartment. John kept me in the loop with every step of the process, especially the result of inspections which he methodically communicated to me, remaining very positive about leads he had developed and in a short time secured to sell the apartment. I liked his no nonsense approach, honesty and his ability to distinguish between genuine v non genuine buyers. I loved my apartment, and the Jackson's Landing community and thanks to John, I know it has been purchased by someone with these same values! ”
“ After an exhaustive 9 months weekly trek looking to buy in the highly desirable area of Jackson's Landing, I thought I was pushing uphill until John Ellis and his team stepped in. I met John and Matthew halfway through my search and they genuinely took an interest in my search to reach in order for me to achieve the right purchase. They both knew exactly what I was looking for, didn't push property my way that wasn't suitable and reached out and kept me informed on upcoming property sales. Needless to say, John finally matched my search with a gorgeous apartment with water views in an upmarket block. I was extremely pleased with his communication before and after the sale, even offering another inspection to measure furniture and find an additional car space. John was so professional, wish there were more agents around like John and Mathew. ”