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Laing + Simmons Hornsby is a leading local agency with a mission to provide our clients with a premium service from marketing through to negotiations and buyer management. Owned and operated by Matt Effenberg, the agency has an emphasis on staff culture, training and development to ensure our clients are represented by professionals who are rated amongst the best in the industry.

Laing + Simmons specialise in residential and commercial management, project marketing and sales. The team at Laing + Simmons Hornsby are actively involved within the community and are always eager to assist in sponsorship and fund-raising events. 

Our agents specialise in the following area: Hornsby, Hornsby Heights, Asquith, Mount Colah, Berowra, Berowra Heights, Mount Kuring-gai, Waitara, Wahroonga, Normanhurst and Thornleigh.

We understand that selling a home can be an emotional and complex experience so we aim to keep the selling process streamlined and simple. We will help you make an informed decision on how to sell your home, customise a selling campaign to suit your needs, answer your questions and provide you with a premium service from start to finish.

We look forward to assisting you with your next move and helping you achieve a premium result. 


Matt Effenberg

Sales Executive / Principal 

268 Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby NSW 2077
Phone: (02) 9477 3500
Fax: (02) 9476 6744
Email: sales.hornsby@lsre.com.au
Email: rentals.hornsby@lsre.com.au






Laing+Simmons Hornsby

268 Peats Ferry Road
Ph: 02 9477 3500
F: 02 9476 6744
Hi Lisa, Just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you for all of your help this past year, we always felt like we were in good hand and we felt respected during the process. If you could please send a link to your facebook we can go ahead and write up a recommendation. Thanks again,
Great Agent He was a great help in helping me to settle my old home while I had already moved down to my new home. I trusted him in the negotiations and that trust payed off. Thank you for all your hard work I would recommend Adam to friends and family.
Brad and Rebecca
Excellent Agent! We highly recommend Adam to anyone thinking of selling their home. He kept us informed through the whole process and worked very hard to sell our place for the best price for us. He was genuinely caring about us and our property. We were extremely happy with the outcome and very...
Sam and Yanfang
Great Agent - 01 Nov 2017 Helpful, thoughtful, very details in his work and know the market timing to advise me to buy and sell at the right time. He has done a great job for me.
John and Johanna
A special agent - 01 Nov 2017 Adam was from start off on time, always respectful, professional and positive all the time I will recommend Adam to anyone A special agent. Friendly and well presented.
Hi Lisa Thanks for your kindness again. I guess you have been informed that I'm going to sell the unit very soon.. It has been great to work with you and I am lucky to be cared by you. I haven't had any issues with my tenant over last 2 years due to your hard work. I hope to work with you...
Hi Lisa, Thanks for your mail. I would like to mention our gratitude to you for the past 2 years of relationship and your timely help whenever we needed that. It was pleasure in doing business with you and hope our paths cross again in the future. Thank You
Andrey & Ekaterina
101/36-40 Romsey Street, Waitara Dear Adam, My family and I would like to thank you for your excellent effort towards the sale of our apartment. Even though it was taking place during Easter holidays, thanks to your attention to details and your professionalism, we were able to meet our...
11/23-27 Romsey Street, Waitara Very Professional Agent Adam has a knowledge and love of the local area which has been invaluable. He has always been easy to communicate with and incredibly helpful with his advice, He has just sold my Waitara unit. Contracts exchanged in under 3 weeks with a...
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your assistance thus far. You have always been friendly, reliable and professional. It's a big relief to know as a tenant we are respected! By we I mean the girls and I(I speak on their behalf).
Landlord Over the past 2 years I have had my property at the above address being looked after by Lisa Foyle and her staff of Liang+Simmons Hornsby. I have always found Lisa Foyle and her staff to be extremely prompt, proactive and professional with all dealings I have had with them. Lisa always...
Tenant Just moved to Hornsby in to a single bedroom apartment. Ben Harper organised everything perfectly. Great team, very professional and constantly communicated informing me, keeping me in the loop. Great service thanks guys cheers :)
Landlord Hi Lisa, Thank you for the report and thank you for looking after our property. It has been a pleasant experience with you and Laing & Simmons. Best regards, Nancy
Yang L
7 Dianella Way, Mount Colah My experience working with Adam was excellent from start through to finish of the campaign and ultimate sale. From my first phone call with Adam subsequent meeting to discuss the sale of my land in Mt Colah, I was impressed with his professionalism, ability to listen...
Buyer - 713/3-11 Orara Street, Waitara We recently bought an apartment at Waitara through Adam Noakes. From our very first open house right through to settlement, Adam was very pleasant, knowledgeable and accommodating. He returned our calls, did what he said he would do or what was asked of...
Susan & Junaidi
713/3-11 Orara Street, Waitara Adam Noakes was efficient, enthusiastic and very courteous with the sale of our apartment in Waitara. The open homes were conducted very professionally with good follow up and reporting. The sale and settlement was conducted quickly and at a price that we were...
Adina and Christopher
Tenants We appreciate the professional and supportive experience that we have had from both Laing+Simmons Hornsby and the landlord of this property for the past 2 years. Thank you to Laing and Simmons and the landlord for being an absolute pleasure to liaise with during this time and we wish...
Tenant Hello Deborah and the team at L+S Hornsby, Your team displayed professionalism and service that more than met my expectations. Also a sincere thank you Deborah for showing me through the properties yesterday. Kind regards, Leo
Tenant Thank you to the team who made our renting and moving into one of the Laing & Simmons properties in Normanhurst so easy and simple to do. In stark contrast to the previous agent and owner we have had to deal with this was so good. Ann
Tenant Laing+Simmons Hornsby were our agents at the apartment we leased. We have found in the past that agents have a huge influence on our renting experiences, and they have been the best yet. They were easy to contact, handled any issues promptly and thoroughly and were always very polite and...
Landlord - 4/16-18 Bellbrook Avenue, Hornsby Many thanks for keeping me updated. That's fantastic news that Laing+Simmons have leased the property so quickly and the tenant has paid the holding deposit. I would like to sincerely thank Heidi and the team for all your hard work in finding a...
Landlord - 1/30 Burdett Street, Hornsby Dear Heidi , Jemma and the Property management team, Much appreciated all your efforts and hard work. There is great service from Laing +Simmons Hornsby. Have a nice weekend Kind regards, Don
Tina G
74 The Gully Road, Berowra I met Adam Noakes in late October when he came to appraise my home. Adam was punctual, smartly dressed & very professional. I felt totally at ease with Adam as we discussed the best time to sell & what price I could expect for my property. My first open house was...
Hi Lisa, I simply wanted to tell you how great it has been to have you managing the house we are renting. You are always helpful, bright and friendly. And you are respectful of our home when you conduct the house inspections which means a lot to us. It inspires us to keep the house well...
Elaine & Shirley
1B Acacia Road, Berowra Hi Adam, We would like to thank you for your efforts in selling our mother’s home. Not only did you sell it but you got us the price we wanted. You were professional and kept us informed of developments along the way. Thank you again, Elaine & Shirley
Mahesh & Kiran
Buyers of 32A Sydney Road, Hornsby Heights This was our first property purchase; Adam certainly made the process very easy for us. Adam answered all queries promptly, did not hesitate to take calls after business hours. Overall we were impressed by his openness and market knowledge. We won’t...
10/38-42 Hunter Street, Hornsby Excellent market knowledge, fast and effective sales process Adam worked quickly and efficiently to secure an excellent result in a very short period of time. We were very happy with the way the campaign was conducted and his ability to negotiate a figure that...
20/33-37 Linda Street, Hornsby Hi Lisa, It's all good! Thanks again for looking after my property. I am very impressed with your professionalism. Everything is under your wonderful organisations. I am so glad my property is in your good hands. Thanks again!
Purchaser of 22/1-3 Thomas Street, Waitara Thanks a lot for your help with this purchase. It was a pleasant experience and I appreciate your professional attitude and readiness to answer all relevant questions. Will be in touch :)
Vendor of 7/6-8 College Crescent, Hornsby Adam has Great communication skills .. He was always in contact with us, helped us with his expertise in making our apartment more attractive for selling .. All in all a great person to deal with. We are very happy that we used Liang and Simmons - Adam...
Tony and Robyn
Purchasers of 7/6-8 College Crescent, Hornsby Dear Adam, Robyn and I would like to thank you for your service in buying our unit in Hornsby. We found your knowledge and experience in the market to be spot on and you were able to show us just the properties which suited our needs without a lot...
Robert and Doris
43 Brooklyn Road, Brooklyn We would like to take this opportunity to thank Adam for all his time, assistance and hard work in selling our house. Adam, you and your entire team have been very professional since we first met and decided to engage your agency. You have been a good listener, also a...
Young and Seo
22/1-3 Thomas Street, Waitara Thank you so much for what you've done for us. I was quite stressed about selling our property at first, but it went very smoothly as Adam knew exactly what he was doing. We are lucky and happy to have such a good agent. Kind Regards, Young and Seo
David Skelton
51/75 Jersey Street, Hornsby We would highly recommend Adam Noakes of Laing and Simmons Hornsby to anyone trying to sell a property. He gave us good advice on how to sell and got us a record price for this apartment, also always in communication with us which we really liked, good luck Adam
Eamonn and Jaclyn
85 Woodcourt Road, Berowra Heights Thanks Adam. Thanks for all your hard work and please pass on our thanks to all your team members. We are very appreciative of everything you have done for us and will not hesitate to recommend you to family and friends. Eamonn and Jaclyn
Igor and Irina
58 Koloona Street, Berowra Adam has a very professional and responsible approach to the job, strong knowledge of the current real estate market. He gave us helpful advice and thorough explanation how to resolve issues once they occurred. It was a pleasure to deal with him. Best regards, Igor...
Amanda Atkinson
Dear Heidi, Lisa and the team I just wanted to send a note to say a HUGE THANK YOU for leasing our home. 9 days on the market and only two open homes..! Your friendliness, attention to detail and service has been outstanding!! We’re so happy that we are with Laing & Simmons Hornsby. Warmest...
Jan Loveard
2/1-3 Thomas Street, Waitara SOLD! Hi Adam, I wanted to thank you for going the extra mile while handling the sale of my apartment. This includes working around my daughter's cat! The price point you suggested gave me a sale in a short period of time and I am very happy with those results. I...
Joanna Willis
12/1-3 Thomas Street, Waitara SOLD! We chose Adam to sell our unit for us due to his personable approach, and were rewarded by his hard work and commitment to the sale of our property. He achieved a higher sale price than we were anticipating, in a short amount of time, and conducted himself...
Pedro and Linda Oliveira
2/19-21 William Street, Hornsby SOLD: $651,000 We needed a quick sale for our unit in Hornsby and engaged Adam Noakes of Laing and Simmons, Hornsby. Our timeline for the sale was quite narrow, and we were delighted when Adam obtained a buyer with an acceptable offer only seven days after our...
David & Jane Stokes
2 Evanda Street, Berowra SOLD - $1,250,000 We would like to sincerely thank Adam for the great result we achieved with the sale of our house. We built this house and it has been our family home for 22 years so we greatly appreciated not only Adam’s professionalism but his caring and...
Joel Shearman
1/14-18 College Crescent, HORNSBY SOLD - $657,000 We wish to thank you for the hard work you put in to sell our apartment in July 2015 and achieving a price that we were very happy with. You presented yourself with professionalism at all times, made yourself available at all hours keeping us...
Craig & Anita Osborne
79 Somerville Road, Hornsby Heights SOLD - $1,390,000 Matt and Kate did a fantastic job selling our home. Both were very professional with a personal approach. We were kept up to date on the entire process. The sale process was very well managed. Very happy to recommend them to anyone looking...
Bhartendu Rajput
2706/32-36 Orara Street, Waitara SOLD - $510,000 First of all, let me mention I'm really impressed with Laing + Simmons Hornsby overall. They have been in touch ever since we bought this unit through them. Every year providing market evaluation without being pushy and giving advice from their...
Bonnie Jacquot
397 Somerville Road, Hornsby Heights SOLD - $880,000 Thank you for the hard work, persistence and guidance you provided through the sales process. You kept us well informed and made us feel confident that you would find a buyer for our house. Thanks for everything.
Glenn & Jan Smith
15 Wallace Close, Hornsby Heights Dear Matt and Kate, Jan and I want to thank you and Kate for achieving a great outcome for us in the sale of our Hornsby Heights home. We really appreciate your determination in pursuing a sale price over $1 million for our property and the professional and...
Craig & Fiona Heydon
4/12 Ida Street, Hornsby SOLD - $825,000 We would like to thank Matt Effenberg and Liz Pitt from Laing + Simmons Hornsby for their efforts in selling our property in October 2014. We were impressed by their professional approach and local knowledge, with Liz and Matt proposing a marketing...

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