John Contos


John has been involved in Real Estate since 1971. He purchased L.J. Hooker Merrylands in 1985. John has won numerous awards over the years including-

-Top Auction Office

-Top Property Management office

-Number 1 office in NSW (1994)

-Runner up Property Management Office nationally in 2000.

John was also awarded Franchise owner of the year in 1994 & '95 and was inducted into the Admirals Club in 1993. His office has raised many thousands of dollars for SIDS, amounting to some $50,000 & $12,000 for Cystic Fibrosis, through community fund-raising events.

  • 21 Club
    21 Club
  • Life Admiral
    Life Admiral

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What our customers say

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John and his team were professional and confident in their approach . The advice given to us by John and Peter was excellent and we were able to present our home in the best possible manner . The process was quite easy with minimal disruption to our daily routine and in fact totally stress free for us . We were kept up to date and the team certainly followed through on issues on our behalf .It was quite clear from the start that the sales effort was a team approach ,which included a review of all past buyers as well as potential future buyers . The advertising material was superb and covered a range of locations in order to grab the attention of buyers . Auction day flowed smoothly which culminated in a successful sale. Peter's auctioneer skills certainly encouraged bidders to compete which ultimately achieved the true value of our home . It was a pleasure to have you working for us !!! Kaye and I appreciated the fact that you made us feel as though we were the most important clients of Merrylands L J HOOKER .

Kaye and Len Grasso Merrylands

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Dear John Re: Auction Sale of 48 Crimea Street, Parramatta, June 2nd 2012 It is with the utmost pleasure that I write to formally thank you for the outstanding result on the sale of my father's home at 48 Crimea Street. As you know, my brother and I had to place the property on the market because Dad has been taken into care and money was required for his and mum's long term welfare. With this in mind I was prepared to sell the property at less than market price to ensure a sale. Thus, as you know, a reserve was set that was below your original estimation and that of other agents. Not in my wildest dreams, and I do mean this most sincerely, did I expect the price to go $74 000 over the reserve, especially in a market that the experts were saying is soft. You and your staff conducted the management of the marketing of the property, despite some technical problems with advertising, in a very satisfactory and professional manner. You kept us informed all the way through so I did approach the Auction Day with some confidence that everything had been done to get a result, and boy, what a result!!!!!!! Should any of your future clients wish to talk to me about the auction process I will be more than willing to talk to them on how to get it done right! Yours Sincerly,

Victor Nash (contact details available upon request)

"After selling our home quickly and getting the price that we wanted, it is true to say "NOBODY DOES IT BETTER, L J Hooker you are the best"

Mr & Mrs Schoemaker (contact details available upon request)

My Awards

  • Life Admiral - Jul 2017
  • Top Gun Winner - Jan 2010
  • 21 Club - Jan 2006