John Burns


L J Hooker Carindale has now been successfully owned and operated by John Burns and Margaret Kennedy for the past 17 years.  They are able to offer clients a level of advice and expertise that very few real estate agents can match.With a combined 50+ years of experience and knowledge in this people orientated business, their clients are happy to offer testimonials as to the results, respect, confidence and general feelings on their dealings with both in their professional capacity. Their working partnership, based on honesty, individual skills, ethics, empathy and service has proved to be what sets them apart from other agents in their area.  For their clients, across all levels of the business, their ideal blend of experience, results, attitude and at all times availability, make them an outstanding choice when advice on any real estate matters or decisions need to be made.As principals, real estate agents and individual personalities, their partnership and business is all about you - the client, and achieving the best possible results for you at all times.


  • Satisfaction
    ( 4.7 / 5.0 )
  • Recommendation
    ( 4.8 / 5.0 )
  • Performance
    ( 5.0 / 5.0 )

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After the tenants broke their lease and the decision was taken to sell, I was concerned about the amount of work necessary to prepare the house for sale, as well as the state of the Brisbane market. Arriving at your office to collect the keys, I was pleasantly surprised both Margaret and John were able to make time to go through the property with me there and then. Bouncing ideas off of them saved me a lot of time, effort and money. They were able to confirm which improvements were necessary, and what would add value – based on the target market for the area. Margaret even dropped by to check on progress ! I was aware of the tough market conditions, as well as the amount of comparable properties for sale in the immediate area. I was fully prepared to put the house back on the rental market and wait for a better time to sell if necessary. From the first visit Margaret believed the final sale price would begin with a “5”. I must admit to being a little sceptical, but I was proved wrong – thankfully ! I believe we achieved an excellent price for the house. The whole process was a positive experience. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend L.J. Hooker Carindale.

E Elliott

John and Margaret were always professional in their approach to selling our house. They were always open and honest with us and kept us up to date with all the feedback from the open houses. We would have no hesitation recommending John and Margaret to any one looking at listing their house for sale. Thank you both again for your hard work and dedication.

Madigan family

One thing that was noticed with John was one day he had a touch of the flue but this did not prevent him from showing his caring and interested personality his friendly way of communicating made things most relaxing .If I was to sell another property I would happily consult John burns and his work Margaret. Colin Jessie Somerville

Colin. Jessie Somerville. Carina

Dear Margaret, John and staff, Thank you so much for all your support in the selling of my property. Thank you for your patience and advice in all the ups and downs that came along the way. You were truly professional in your approach and I consider you not just business advisors but friends. I could not have survived it without you. Best of luck in the future to you all.

Leonie Pakulsky

Margaret, John and the team made the selling process very smooth & easy. They were very helpful and quick to find me a buyer!

Debbie Conlin

I have recently been fortunate enough to sell my home and could not have been happier with the outcome and the service I received from Margaret and John, principals of the LJ Hooker Carindale office. They kept me informed through every step of the selling process, treating me with respect and courtesy. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone who is seeking a professional and carefree selling experience.

Carol Adcock

I recently purchased a new home through LJ Hooker Carindale and I was extremely happy with the service provided by Margaret and John. Their professionalism, integrity and ‘can do’ approach made them a pleasure to deal with. They went out of their way to assist me in resolving a number of minor issues and in helping me to settle into my new home quickly. I was so pleased with their service that I decided to put my rental property in the capable hands of their team as well. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone buying, selling or renting.

Josephine Webb

I have had the pleasure of being associated with L J Hooker Carindale for a number of business proceedings. Their service has always been conducted in an admirable and professional manner. I have benefited tremendously from their astute advice and friendly assistance which they have so generously granted whenever I have made a request. I have bought and sold many properties through Margaret & John, my main priority being development sites. Their honesty, straight forward attitude, and specific real estate knowledge make them the ideal agency to deal with. I would highly recommend their services to anyone in any type of real estate dealing.

Phillip Cacciola

The sale of my property went very smoothly thanks to John Burns. Very pleased with his efforts

Brian Wilkinson

The whole process was a positive experience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend John, Margaret and L.J.Hooker Carindale.

Eric Elliott, Surry Hills