Knowledge, Experience and Trust

On the Market For Sale

Whether you’re buying or selling, prestige properties call for a tailored approach. Discover a Northern Beaches real estate agency with the expertise exceptional homes require.

James Smyth

Founder & Director at Smyth Estate Agents (SEA)

"The enjoyment of selling a home for trusted clients is a great honour, and watching the next owner travel through the cycle of their life is an amazing experience. The community has looked after me, and I enjoyed supporting the area through many of it’s community hubs such as the Freshwater Surf Club, two primary schools, and more.

Definitely a Vendors agent through and through. My upbringing and family ethics certainly enabled this strength and moral code."

With over 23 years of experience in real estate and in this time, James has the highest average sale price and highest total volume of sales in Freshwater and has won many prestigious awards.

A memory and recall ability like no other; James has pure experience that no seller nor landlord could afford to not have on their side. James is your perfect match if you want the best results.

Servicing the Freshwater Community

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Our Company

Established in 2007 when the Principal, James Smyth, identified a need and public desire to move away from larger branded models. Uniquely focussed and with no limitations to be bound by territories or suburb boundaries. 


A commitment to service, community, family and clients. This mission is still our focus today.

Years of Experience

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Rana Stevens

Senior Property Manager and Head of PM

Joining SEA in 2009, Rana has grown SEA’s property management division from its inception to what it is today. Today, Rana leads a talented property management team.


Rana is very family oriented and is proud to call SEA is her second family. She has always loved property management, enjoys speaking with people and having a laugh with locals and the SEA team.


With over 15 years of local area experience, Rana is the perfect recipe for a property manager. She is the balanced concoction of care, discipline, detail and toughness.


Rana will make sure your return on investment is a valuable asset and smooth sailing, rather than a liability. Some key agency achievements led by Rana include a 10% increase each year over the last 8 years, 0.74% arrears rate and only 16 days on market rate.


Rana loves being able to ‘SEA’ the water and breathe in the sea salt air. A self-confessed gym junkie, she loves being active with her four children and is the ultimate social butterfly always spending quality time with friends.

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Our Awards and Achievements

When it comes to sales, vendors and potential buyers can really SEA the difference we offer when it comes to matching the right property with the right owner in the timeliest manner possible.


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What our clients are saying

Smyth Estate Agents (SEA) bring a fresh approach and a truly independent and boutique offering to the Sydney’s Northern Beaches when it comes to selling, leasing, buying or renting property.

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