After completing his Bachelor of Business and Advanced Diploma through the Securities Institute, Sean commenced his career in Sydney’s dynamic real estate market. With over fifteen years’ experience, Sean has forged a reputation for exceeding his client’s expectations and continuously setting new benchmarks across the Eastern Suburbs through ever changing markets.
As a Principal of 1ST CITY Real Estate, Sean is a tenacious negotiator and his success stems from his ability to build credibility with both buyers and sellers alike. Successfully selling 450+ properties to date, he is proud to have built a reputation of excellence with the majority of sales generated through referrals and repeat clients.
Available seven days a week, the experienced 1ST CITY team dominates in online market share and presence consistently ranking in the top 10% of the 150 agents (REA and Fairfax data) across the Eastern Suburbs regarding total volume of listings, volume of sales and marketing presence.
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"We worked with Sean on both the purchase and sale of our property and couldn't be happier with the outcome on both. Purchasing through Sean, we were very impressed with his honest and open nature as well as his knowledge of the property we were purchasing. We built up a level of trust with Sean that made the decision to also sell with him an easy one. From the moment we discussed selling with Sean, he went over and above in all aspects of our decision making and the eventual listing of our property. He assisted with arranging styling, property repairs, cleaning, the list goes on! This was particularly helpful with us having a newborn and what would have been an incredibly daunting process, was stress free with Sean's assistance.
During the campaign, Sean kept us well informed of all interested parties and due to the relationships he had built with them, was able to give us a realistic expectation of their commitment. He again went over and above with making himself available to prospective purchasers for inspections and we were very pleased with how many people were able to come through and ultimately contracts issued. The result of our auction was above what was expected. We will definitely work with Sean again in the future and would have no hesitation in recommending him."
Birriga Road, Bellevue Hill - Claire & Eddy
"Sean is a meticulous professional who will identify the best features of any property and ensure that they are foregrounded. He also utilises his astute social skills to assess and address the concerns of each potential buyer, maximising your potential sale price. Totally committed and incredibly hardworking, he takes real pleasure and pride in achieving the best possible outcome for his client. We have employed Sean's expertise twice, and would not hesitate to recommend him. Furthermore, he his invaluable advice ensured we secured our next home."
Warners Avenue, North Bondi - Allan & Helen
"My experience with Sean has been great from the first inspection to the signature of the contract of sale. Sean is responsive and reliable, he is honest and respectful (which seems pretty rare with real estate agents in my experience). Sean's track record speaks for itself: he had already sold the property we bought from him a few times! Sean can be trusted. He will be my first port of call when i need a real estate agent in the future. I have no reservation in recommending him!"
Hastings Parade, Bondi Beach - Marion & Tom
"I first spoke with Sean many years ago when we were first thinking of selling our Bondi apt, due to personal circumstances we decided not to sell. Sean never hassled us or tried to push us into selling, he respected our wishes and walked away. What I loved was how he kept in touch throughout the next couple of years, dropping a call every few months or so checking in with us. It was never pushy or annoying, just a friendly update about the market. We built a good relationship over the years and when it was time to sell, I had no hesitation in calling him. The whole process was smooth and seamless, even right at the very end when we were negotiating and had some issues with existing tenants! He calmed us down and acted completely professional throughout. I would highly recommend Sean if you are thinking of selling. Thanks Sean!"
Moore Street, Bondi - Kelly & Mark
"Sean is a pleasure to deal with. He was the most professional, knowledgeable estate agent we have ever dealt with. His ability to deal with vendors and buyers is impressive. After the first few meetings with Sean we quickly realised that we had made the right decision to engage his services. His communication and feedback was clear and regular, updating us every step of the way. Sean is not like other estate agents, he is genuine and very engaging. He made the process simple and went above and beyond his role, helping us with short term rentals over Christmas before the campaign started. I wouldn't have any hesitation in recommending Sean's services. He is a cut above the industry. Overall an absolute pleasure to deal with. Thank you Sean."
Silva Street, Tamarama - Neil & Jennifer
"We want to thank you for the great outcome achieved in the sale of our apartment in ‘Eastbourne Towers’. From the outset of our decision to sell, your approach was an appropriate mix of warmth, honesty and professionalism. You provided useful guidance in preparing our property for inspection and planning a suitable marketing campaign, which was pitched at exactly the right level to attract a solid range of suitable and qualified prospective buyers. We were very pleased with the regular feedback and the willingness to discuss the progress of the campaign over the weeks.
Your service on the night of the auction was great, both in providing us with considered advice and in assisting prospective buyers, in what is a potentially stressful and pressured environment. Ultimately, results speak for themselves and we were very pleased with the result being $260,000 above our set reserve. Not only were we very pleased, but impressed that the happy purchaser also acknowledged your integrity and professionalism.
Thank you once again and we have no hesitation in recommending your services."
Eastbourne Road, Darling Point - Ian M
"Please accept our sincere thanks for coordinating the sale of our property in such an efficient and professional manner. We have used other Real Estate Agencies over the past 15 years in our dealings with property, and never have we been so satisfied that the Agent really does have our best interest at heart.
From the time we signed a Sale Agreement with your office, you kept us informed at all times, providing details of property inquiries, potential buyers and advertisement results. You and your staff were very professional in your representation of us, and I really do believe you did your very best to achieve the excellent result you did.
I will be recommending you to all of our associates and friends, and will definitely call you in the future for any Real Estate requirements my husband and I may have. Not only did you sell our home we purchased 12 months prior, you sold it for $390,000 more little improvements made! Still astonished!
Thank you once again, and I look forward to using your services again in the future."
Shackel Avenue, Clovelly - Bright
"My partner and I would highly recommend Sean to any prospective seller. He has great knowledge of the market, is enthusiastic and provided crystal clear communication through the entire process of us selling our penthouse apartment. On the night of the auction, Sean was in tune with the potential buyers and got us a price we were extremely happy with. Thanks Sean for all your help, you're a Champion!"
Dolphin Street, Coogee - Mark & Judy
"I liked and trusted Sean from our very first conversation. I found him by lucky accident - due to an online query I made about an home that had sold (my partner and I were looking for something similar). Most agents, especially in the current market, wouldn't have bothered to respond. Sean did, and it's this diligence, professionalism and courtesy that sets him apart; it was an indicator of what was to come. By chance I was also about to put my home on the market (Sean didn't know that) - within one brief chat Sean 'got' exactly what we were looking to buy and I also knew he'd be the perfect agent to sell my place. There was no hard sell - just intelligence, understanding and helpfulness. Even if Sean's quote had not been competitive (it was) I'd have chosen him anyway. I trust him completely, he was a dream to deal with, communicated daily (more if necessary), delivered on every promise and got me a great price. Importantly, during all this time he informed my partner and I about homes for sale (including those listed with competitors) that might suit our needs. When we did find the right place (with another agent) Sean advised us on it - at no benefit to himself. Sean is trustworthy, reliable and passionate about what he does; he knows the Sydney market very well. And, at what can be a stressful time, he is witty and reassuring. I recommend him wholeheartedly."
Blaxland Road, Bellevue Hill - Karin & Jim
"We recently sold our house in Rose Bay through Sean Jacobson, his professional and pro-active approach ensured we achieved an outstanding result. He co-ordinated the preparation of our home from the storage of existing furniture, having the floorboards sanded/polished, painting of the house and finally the perfect furniture to completely enhance our property. Sean clearly knows the Eastern Suburbs real estate market very well but the skill which distinguishes him from other agents is his ability to generate interest in the property and condition buyers to ensure the maximum result is achieved. Whereas many agents would have been happy to settle for a reasonable result, Sean continued working until the final whistle to ensure he extracted maximum value.
Sean is an honest and genuine agent and one we will have no hesitation using again."
Chamberlain Avenue, Rose Bay - Jane & Anthony
"Sean's approach to selling our property is truly commendable!
Apart from Sean's obvious, and now proven sales ability, I think that what impressed us so much was his absolute openness as well as his fastidious attention to detail. I don't think there was one aspect of the process, from the marketing plan, to the conducting of inspections, to the closing and completion of the sale that was not handled with smooth efficiency. His efforts rewarded us with a higher sale price for our property than we had expected. I have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone looking to achieve an optimum sales outcome."
Kimberley Street, Vaucluse - Len & Dorrit
"I have dealt with many Agents but without hesitation I would highly recommend Sean Jacobson as The Best… There is no doubt that he is the most professional Agent I have ever dealt with. Sean's meticulous approach made the selling of our home an amazing experience. Not only did he sell our property but also assisted us to seal the deal with our new home in Bowral. Cannot thank and recommend him enough."
Canrobert Street, Mosman
"I found Sean excellent in every respect regarding the sale of my property.. Sean informed me regularly of the current situation regarding interested buyers and his technique to get the best deal."
63/66 Darling Point Rd, Darling Point - Aileen
"Firstly, thank you so much for selling my property and thank you for taking away much of the stress that I've heard others experience.
I can't say that I have a very high opinion of real estate agents. But, there is always the exception that can completely change the way you think. Rod Fox & Sean Jacobson of 1st City are that exception. Within two weeks of my first conversation with Rod & Sean they had sold my property for above all our expectations which was a very nice surprise. It was simply that easy. It is a pleasure to deal with a team who do their job and do it well.
Thank you both very much."
"We engaged Sean to sell two properties and in both cases he achieved truly outstanding results. Firstly, Sean assisted us
with pre-sale improvements to the property by calling on his extensive network. Then, when the properties were sale ready,
Sean did a remarkable job in scoping out potential buyers, conditioning them, and ultimately getting them to perform when it came time to making offers. Sean has a vast amount of experience, which gives him not only an extensive knowledge of the market but an intuition that is invaluable when it comes to the crunch. Sean was personable, transparent and kept us
informed every step of the way. I recommend Sean highly to anyone looking to achieve the maximum outcome from their
94/66 Darling Point Rd, Darling Point - Darren
"My whole experience with Sean in selling my property was fantastic from start to finish. He used his extensive local
knowledge to good effect and kept me in touch throughout with texts, phone calls and emails so I was always aware of
what was happening. His personal approach was much appreciated by me as this was the first time I was a sole vendor.
He explained everything really well and guided me through the whole process. I felt I could trust him and his judgement,
and this was borne out by the eventual result where he achieved an excellent sale price for me. I highly recommend Sean."
92/66 Darling Point Rd, Darling Point - Sally
"Very please with Sean, honest and accurate from the start and kept me informed with as much relevant information as I
required. Would highly recommend. He achieved a great result which I am very please with."
1/22 New St, Bondi - Kieron
"I highly regard and recommend Sean Jacobson and his colleagues Cedric Lau and Rod Fox of 1st City Real Estate. From
the time they first approached us to sell our property, their professionalism, knowledge and expertise matched their
enthusiasm throughout the sale process. Sean Jacobson's efforts in dealings with prospective purchasers and ourselves
during the period were exceptional; he constantly 'went the extra mile', with the same enthusiasm he displayed at the
commencement of the process. Sean and his team were there, offering assistance and/or advice right up until settlement
date. I recall we phoned phoned
us back within 10 minutes; he had arranged a cleaner for the next morning (and they did a fabulous job)."
6/48 Spencer Street, Rose Bay - Margaret
"Sean, was up front and diligent from the start. Kept us informed and did not play the games that other agents play.
Absolute pleasure to deal with him and I would not hesitate to use Sean when we buy or sell again. We will also be glad to
recommend him to others. It was a great buying experience. Thanks again."
6/48 Spencer Street, Rose Bay - Michael
"Sean was a wonderful agent to deal with, he revamped our campaign and set about working with his amazing crew to
achieve a fantastic result. Thank you for all your amazing efforts and result."
133 O'Sullivan Rd, Bellevue Hill - Lisa
"I've bought & sold over 8 properties and have never come across an agent who ticks ALL the boxes. He makes you feel as
though you are his only client and so very special. He is genuinely working for your benefit. His communication was
amazing. I never had to call him to see what the present stage was at. With absolutely no hesitation, I would recommend
Sean Jacobson to work for you, whether buying or selling. In my opinion - he's number 1."
1/586 Old South Head Rd, Rose Bay - Suzy
"I have lived in the Eastern suburbs my entire life and bought and sold many properties. We have many wonderful sales
agents and I have experienced a few. This time around I had both a property to buy and to sell. Sean handled both for me.
He was not only honest,trust worthy but had that competitive edge. He did more than just sell and purchase. He handled all
the fine details even helped relocate some very tenants to another state in order to get our property fully styled in time
for inspections. He is the full package. I would not hesitate for anyone to contact me as to my fabulous experience with
this number 1 agent. "
8/27 Balfour Rd, Rose Bay - Sharon