TEAM HARPER | Shaking it Up!

Meet the team at Harper! Back row (L-R): Katie Smith, Mick Phillips, Amanda Reid, Neil Harper, Ryan Nichols, John Todorovski. Front row (L to R): Nick March, Shenae Gibb, Briana Byrne, Alyssa Stafford, Tom Burgess.


Harper Property Agents is a local real estate agency, property management and strata firm that has brought a fresh approach to the Newcastle property market and amongst the first to adapt their business to the benefits offered by new technologies. In the process, they have thrown away traditional ways of thinking and introduced a new and energetic approach to real estate marketing that keeps pace with the challenges of the fast-moving modern market.


Part of this process has included creating an impressive team of property professionals and specialists who together are shaking up the market in Newcastle.




Neil Harper - Director & Licensee He’s the visionary founder and driving force behind the rapid growth of Harper Property Agents.


Neil combines an in-depth understanding of sales strategy and psychology with high-level communication and team leadership skills. He is extremely passionate about achieving the best outcomes for his clients with tried and tested negotiation techniques, and a fundamental commitment to open communication and transparency.


Neil built his extensive knowledge of the Newcastle property market during more than a decade working as a local agent, having been named as the ‘highest performing sales agent’ within 12 months of entering the industry. As the director of Harper Property Agents, Neil is leading the next generation of real estate innovation in Newcastle.


Katie Smith - Business Operation Manager She’s the business strategy expert with her finger on the pulse and an eye on the future.


Katie has worked across every aspect of the real estate business throughout her extensive career, which has afforded her a unique insight into the industry and a knowledge of what is required to create a smooth, high-performing operation. After nine years in retail management, and as an experienced property manager and also business development manager, Katie joined Harper where her role as a business expansion executive brings together her property management, sales, and strategy experience to confidently steer Harper into the future. Katie is a natural problem solver and relishes the challenges that lend excitement to her role at Harper. She is motivated by the deep trust her client's place in her and values the long-term relationships she builds with her clients.


Ryan Nichols - Senior Property Agent & Partner He’s quick with a smile and a laugh, but don’t let his easygoing nature fool you – Ryan is the man you want on your side in any sales negotiation.

A consummate real estate professional and major shareholder in Harper Property Agents, Ryan applies his knack for social science and people reading to the negotiation process to achieve the best outcomes for his clients. Ryan entered the real estate industry in 2008 with one of Newcastle’s most established real estate agencies, where he honed his communication skills and developed the sales strategies that continue to drive his success today.


Mick Phillips - Senior Property Agent He’s a believer in face-to-face meetings and takes a vendor focus to ensure a stress-free sales process.


After a career managing a range of hospitality businesses, Mick entered the real estate industry and quickly built his reputation as one of the city’s top agents. Mick credits much of his success to his high-level communication skills along with his focus on keeping vendors intimately informed of the sales process through regular face-to-face meetings to provide a stress-free selling experience. He was attracted to Harper Property Agents for its young and exciting staff culture.


Nick March - Property Agent He’s got the gift of the gab with enthusiasm to burn, and a sunny ‘seize the day’ attitude.


A qualified diesel mechanic, Nick’s life-long interest in real estate was ignited when he bought his first property. This experience led him to put down his tools and pick up a textbook to earn his real estate licence. Nick was attracted to the positive learning environment at Harper and is quickly establishing himself as a rising young star in the industry.


John Todorovski - Property Agent John combines his extensive business management experience with a life-long passion for real estate to provide polished, professional services to all his clients. Before joining Harper Property Agents, John spent many years working in the mining industry and later opened his own business in the Hunter Valley, which he eventually sold to a national company.


Running his own successful business taught John about the importance of relationship building, and he brings the same client-first approach to his role at Harper Property Agents, putting a priority on creating long-term relationships with all his clients. John is also an experienced negotiator and consistently goes above and beyond to help his clients achieve all of their property goals.


Amanda Reid - Property Manager She’s a seasoned property manager with a passion for matching the right people to the right properties.


Amanda is an experienced property manager with a strong focus on building long-term relationships with property investors and quality tenants. A polished professional, Amanda has extensive experience as a property manager – and combines her property management specialisation with a thorough working knowledge of all aspects of the property business. Amanda takes a long-term view to developing an understanding of the unique needs and goals of each of her clients and prides herself on building close client relationships that stand the test of time.


Tom Burgess - Strata Manager With more than 15 years’ experience as a strata manager, Tom brings a details-focussed approach to his role at Harper Property Agents and thrives on the opportunity to build relationships with some of Newcastle’s most successful property investors and developers. He is a passionate problem solver and prides himself on his willingness to assist his clients to achieve their goals. He specialises in running strata meetings, managing the demands of major residential complexes, and producing accurate financial reports his clients can rely on to maximise their property portfolios.


Shenae Gibb - Sales Secretary She’s an enthusiastic customer service specialist with a can-do attitude.

Shenae joined Harper Property Agents with six years’ experience in retail and combines a customer service focus with an active approach to fulfilling client needs and providing administration support to the sales agents. Shenae is focussed on establishing a career in property sales and is committed to expanding her knowledge and expertise as she learns from the best in the business.


Briana Byrne - Receptionist & Admin Support Briana is an enthusiastic ‘people-person’ who enjoys meeting new people and building positive relationships with all clients. In addition to greeting customers and responding to client enquiries, Briana also supports the busy property management team and is excited to use the opportunity to continue to develop all the skills she needs to become a successful sales agent in her own right.


Alyssa Stafford - Receptionist & Admin Support Alyssa brings more than five years’ experience in office management to her role on the reception desk at Harper Property Agents. Her pleasant, outgoing personality makes her ideally suited to greeting clients as does her positive, can-do attitude to fulfilling all client requests - ensuring that no client enquiry goes unanswered.


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