Career Profile

Passionate about real estate and an esteemed sales veteran, it is no wonder James Snodgrass is one of the most successful real estate agents on the North Shore. He lives and breathes real estate and his passion shows in everything he does.  In fact, real estate is in James’ blood – his great grandfather Robert Todd Forsyth founded RT Forsyth over 117 years ago.

Before returning to take over the helm of Forsyth Real Estate, James was a member of the Army Special Forces, Commando Battalion.  He then became the youngest Australian Associate Director of one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the world.

 "At Forsyth we pride ourselves on personalised service and being accessible to every property owner.  At the same time we are totally committed to achieving the best possible result for every owner on every property we sell.  Our longevity is proof of our ability to achieve excellent results".

Bringing buyers and sellers together is what James does best.  He makes an effort to really know the clients he is working for and draws on his extensive real estate expertise in advising them on all aspects of the sale of their home.  Property owners who choose Forsyth to sell their home receive outstanding service and superior real estate marketing. As James explains “We know how to highlight the best features of a vendor's home".

James is energetic, thorough and dedicated, always working to advance his clients' interests and achieve the maximum possible price for their property.  The majority of his listings come from referrals, something that makes James particularly proud, "I have developed strong relationships with clients over the years and in some cases have sold clients' second and third homes".

The longevity, professionalism and integrity of our firm has seen many clients stipulating in their wills that the home is to be sold through Forsyth.  These people have valued our service over the last 100 years and we see a commitment like this very rewarding and rare.

James has an enviable reputation in the sale of North Shore real estate and a record of achievement that is second to none.  Having James Snodgrass working for you will make all the difference in the sale of your home.

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To James Snodgrass We would like to thank you and your team for your help in selling our semi in Willoughby. My husband and I were greatly impressed by the efficiency of the team, and above all the honesty. The Forsyth team provided strategic advertising, realistic pricing and market updates, whilst maintaining prompt client contact and sharp negotiation skills. We are extremely happy with the outcome and will recommend your team to future buyers or purchasers. Thank you once again.  
Melissa & Paul Weir - 646 Willoughby Road
James, On behalf of my aunt I would like to thank you both for the great job you did when selling her property. The price achieved was beyond our wildest dreams and obviously you had worked hard for this result. Your care in regard to the presentation of the property, attention to obligatory paperwork and your time taken to ensure we were satisfied with all matters was greatly appreciated and conducted courteously and professionally. Once again, many thanks.
Michele Anderson, 6/216 Penshurst St, Willoughby
Now that all has "settled" we wanted to let you know how much we appreciated having Forsyth handle the sale of our family home on 27th March. It was a big decision for us to "let it go" but could not have chosen a more professional team to do so. Everything you put in place was handled very professionally and efficiently: the marketing campaign, open days, regular communication, all hands on deck on auction day and the coffee cart – quite a winner. Thanks Zeina for being so thorough, competent and such a delight to communicate with on every occasion. Thanks to you James for your special professional input at all times, plus being at our side during the auction – so important and such a big help. Please let your auctioneer, Mark know how much we appreciated his special efforts on the day.
Janine Le Quesne and June Maydo - 17 Shepherd Rd, Artarmon
We want to express how satisfied and happy we are with your work and ability of selling our house. Everything was done very efficiently and always with great consideration to the personal human aspects of each step. This went to such an extent that the people who bought the property came to visit us and expressed the same satisfaction with your work. We will certainly recommend you to our friends when they are ready to sell their homes or buy a new one.  
Ann and Erwin Berney - 23 Victoria Avenue, Middle Cove
To James, Adam and Mariana, I am so happy with the excellent way you conducted the sale of my property and I appreciate your professional service at every stage. I was impressed with the photos and google map which gave a buyer a very good picture of the property and the location, for this kind of information is essential for the market offering. Thank you once again. Kindest Regards, Sonia Harriman
Sonia Harriman - 9A Armstrong Street, Willoughby
Dear James, Adam & Mariana, We wish to record our appreciation for the way you handled the sale of our property, with dedication and expertise. We are thrilled that you managed to sell our home within 14 days for a price that was beyond our expectations, and attribute this outcome to your belief in the property, your marketing and hard work. When it came to putting our house on the market, we knew from the beginning we would choose Forsyth, as you were highly recommended to us by our daughter. Throughout the campaign, you kept us informed with daily phone calls and weekly reports. The three of you are very approachable and we were able to discuss our desires openly and comfortably. Your guidance and advice were professional at all times and we were extremely impressed with the level of interest you generated within such a short period of time. The process from start to completion was seamless. We are so impressed with the result that we have recommended our sister to you, also. We could not have asked for more in our choice of real estate agents and would highly recommend you to anyone who may be looking to buy or sell in the area.
Steve & Sue Holberton - 21 The Rampart, Castlecrag