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Laing+Simmons Hornsby has been a fixture in the local community for many years and will be for many years to come.

We pride ourselves on providing a full suite of individually-tailored real estate services to our customers, including sales, property management, auction services, project marketing, strata management and more.

And we do it by prioritising, above all else, the customer experience. In this way, we build strong relationships in the community based on open and honest communication.

In May 2018, Laing+Simmons Hornsby turned over an exciting new leaf. Under the ownership of well-known local real estate identity Karen Hardy, the Laing+Simmons Hornsby team renewed its commitment to not only providing the best possible customer experiences for people in the local area, but being an active part of the local community.

This commitment had to be more than just words. So a dedicated fund was established in the office’s name to benefit two local charities, each of which is richly deserving of support.

For every property the team sells, $250 will go into the fund to be donated to Studio Artes and the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter in equal measure.

Our Principal Karen Hardy served on the Board of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter and understands first-hand the invaluable work it does to provide a case managed service to women in crisis. Hornsby-based Studio Artes provides tailor-made creative activities and life skills for adults living with a wide range of disabilities, catering to the needs of the individual.

Laing+Simmons Hornsby is part of the leading boutique Laing+Simmons network established in 1967.

Like us, Laing+Simmons is committed to doing things differently, challenging the norm and always seeking new and innovative ways to deliver a premium range of services to customers.

We do this by always putting the customer experience first.

Our vision: To be a collaborative and active contributor within our local community.

We achieve this through creating lasting relationships, positively impacting and helping the lives of others, assisting people to make their real estate dreams a reality.

Our mission: Creating open communication and positive experiences, through transparency and honesty.

Our goal is to provide the best possible customer experience by creating a positive work environment for our team. This is achieved this through transparent and open communication, promoting work-life balance, supporting our people with training and development, recognising our achievements and building a strong team spirit.

Laing+Simmons Hornsby

202/16 Hunter Street
Ph: 02 9476 2670
Jeff and Nori – Vendor, Hornsby
We were very fortunate to have Karen as our sales agent, the property we needed to sell was not an easy task. Karen displayed a extremely positive and professional attitude, she was very upfront and honest and a delight to deal with. We felt we were dealing with someone who had the experience...
Michelle and Brett – Vendor, Hornsby Heights
My husband & I moved from Melbourne to Sydney 4 years ago and were successful in purchasing a property that Karen was looking after. Karen made the whole process so easy that when we were looking to move again, we managed to track her down through a different agency. We met with Karen, went...
Vikas and Jyoti – Vendor, Hornsby Heights
Karen recently sold our house at Hornsby Heights. She is a great example of a perfect real estate agent. Strong knowledge of the market, trustworthy, honest, accessible and a good communicator. 10/10 from us.
David and Sonja – Vendor, Hornsby Heights
Karen Hardy has been so amazing to work with. She was supportive from the very beginning and kept us informed all the way through. She guided us through the process and we felt that she really had our best interests at heart. Initially I chose our agent based on who I felt I could speak to you...
Stuart and Jen – Vendor and Purchaser, Hornsby and Hornsby Heights
We recently bought and sold through Karen Hardy, and were very happy with the level of professionalism, transparency and genuine care throughout both processes. Buying and selling is never easy, but Karen gave us timely and regular updates from which we could make informed decisions along the...
Barry and Cherrine – Vendor, St Ives
Karen is a remarkable estate agent who achieved an excellent result for us. I highly recommend Karen as an agent! When you sell your home you want to know you are in the hands of someone who takes initiative, is proactive and is truly acting in your best interests. Karen provided this by going...
Gaylene – Vendor, St Ives
Karen is a great agent to have alongside you during the house sale process..... From start to finish and achieving a fantastic result for the sale of your home, I would recommend getting Karen on your team.
Derrick and Barbara – Vendor, Wahroonga
Karen has been very helpful in guiding the sale of our home in Wahroonga. She is good to work with and understood our needs and was most particular in maintaining order and security when our home was open for inspection. We would be happy to use her services again.
Luke and Felice – Vendor, Hornsby Heights
Karen was such a great agent for our sale, she was so professional and very knowable about the area and went to all extremes to sell our house, at well above what other agents told us they could sell our house for. My sale was a very complicated sale, and she was very proactive and did...
Russ and Jasmin – Vendor, Wahroonga
Karen is a true professional who we had the pleasure of having her sell our apartment. Her knowledge and advice on preparation and methods of selling were excellent, it was through this that we gained a sale much quicker, with a great result. We would recommend Karen to anyone thinking of...
Kevin & Jacqui – Vendor, Asquith
Our family finally started the process of disposing of my late mother's property in Asquith. We had a couple of recommendations for agencies active in the area. RateMyAgent was the tool we used to narrow the search. Karen's profile came across as knowledgeable and approachable - the sort of...
Lisa – Vendor, Hornsby
From my initial enquiries about selling my property, through to the sale, Karen was professional, friendly and helpful. If you are thinking about selling your home in the area, I suggest you call Karen!
Steve & Shanna – Vendor, Hornsby Heights
We found Karen Hardy’s initial appraisal of our property to be honest, realistic and achievable at the time of inspection. Karen also gave great advice on how we could improve our property to achieve the best result. We were very happy with our sale price and her negotiation skills at the time...
Kerry – Vendor, Hornsby
Karen has now sold my unit after a short time on the market - I found her to be very professional and has a very sound knowledge of the real estate market particularly in the area. I would have no hesitation in recommending her - and actually already have. I have also had contact with other...
Patrick & Sriyani - Vendor, Hornsby Heights
We were very pleased to have selected Karen Hardy as agent for recent sale of our property in Hornsby Heights. Karen was very professional in her approach throughout the process from planning of marketing campaign, open for inspection procedures and the final negotiation phase of the process...
Judy & Stephen - Vendor, Hornsby Heights
Karen is an agent that is realistic and tells you the facts from her experience. She got us $6000 more that we actually accepted so this shows she is willing to push that extra little bit for her clients.
Arya – Vendor, Hornsby
Karen displayed tremendous professionalism in selling our unit. She was on the ball throughout the process, and helped keep our minds at ease. She was extremely helpful and friendly, while getting us a happy result. Would highly recommend her as your agent!
Stacey & Brody – Purchaser, Hornsby Heights
Hi Karen, I can't thank you enough for your help & support through buying our first home, with all my silly questions, you were calm & patient , especially when everything happened so quickly.. We felt really valued us customers and you understood how difficult the current market is for first...
Pam and Elke - Vendor, Asquith
We were delighted to have Karen and her team to look after us during the sale of our house. She assisted us in making the right decisions and movements during the sale, listened to our stories and was always available when we needed advise. It was so much more than just selling the house. Thanks...
Clare and Mark – Vendor, Hornsby Heights
Karen takes the time to get to know her clients. It doesn't matter how many questions you fire at her she responds in a way that gives you complete confidence that she is on top of her game. Her attention to detail is second to none, that and her 'can do' attitude provided us with seamless...
Pam – Vendor, Hornsby Heights
I cannot speak highly enough about dealing with Karen. She has been more than helpful & approachable regarding all aspects of the sale of my parent’s home with great results.
Evelyn and Max - Vendor, Hornsby
Karen showed dedication and tenacity in her pursuit of a successful sales outcome for our house. She always made herself available for constant communication and updates. I would have no hesitation in recommending Karen to anyone who is thinking of selling their property.
Simon and Frankie – Vendor, Hornsby Heights
Karen was brilliant from the first meeting through to the sale of our property. Initially we were checking the strength of the market, and Karen gave us the confidence to sell at a price above our expectations. She kept us informed at all times, had an excellent understanding of where the market...
Lorna – Vendor, Hornsby
We have successfully completed the sale of our residential property in Hornsby utilizing the services of Karen Hardy as our dedicated representative. The property sold above our reserve price and we found Karen Hardy and the team to be very professional and proactive in all aspects of the...
Stacey – Vendor, Hornsby
Selling a house is a stressful time in any person's life. Karen took the time to explain exactly what was going to happen and was very helpful with all of our questions and removed quite a bit of the stress involved in the whole process. She gave us realistic expectations for value of our...
Sue – Vendor, Asquith
I just wanted to thank you again for all your efforts in selling my house. I really appreciated your honesty and professionalism. The fact that you kept regularly giving me feedback on how things were progressing made me feel even more confident that you would achieve a very successful outcome...
Leanne & Robin – Vendor, Hornsby
Karen was very personable and professional and we were very impressed with her follow up. We were always kept up to date with feedback and we were very happy with the outcome, selling before auction. Thanks Karen for a great result, would not hesitate to recommend.
Deborah and Adrian – Vendor, Waitara
Karen Hardy did a superb job selling our home and achieved a fantastic price for us. Her local knowledge and expertise made the whole process easy for us. She provided helpful and practical advice regarding the presentation of our home. Her advice on the marketing and sale method of our home was...
Chloe and Mark – Purchaser Thornleigh
Karen was very professional and honest throughout the entire buying process. I felt she had our back and genuinely cared about us. I would recommend Karen as an A++ agent!
Bob and Tricia – Vendor and Purchaser, Thornleigh
My husband and I were very lucky to have Karen Hardy as our agent both times, when we bought a duplex recently and sold our house. She was very professional in every aspect of her work. She was a very personable lady, who seemed to have our interests at all times. Her feedback was much more than...
Kylie and Marty – Vendor, Asquith
My husband and I choose Karen Hardy to sell our property in Asquith. She was very professional and provided us with constant buyer feedback. We used the method of auction to sell our property, it went very smoothly on the day. 4 Buyers registered to on the day, this provided the buyers with...
Sophie and Mick – Vendor, Hornsby Heights
We decided to use Karen Hardy as our sales agent because she seemed genuine and upfront and was extremely approachable. She might have initially felt that we were being a little unrealistic with what we wanted for our house but she made it happen! Karen was so helpful throughout the process and...

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