Our Team



Enjoying a reputation for integrity that has been earned through providing the highest levels of real estate service for more than twenty years to residents of the Hills District, Walsh & Sullivan First National is also known for achieving outstanding results.

In order to continually deliver exemplary customer service we understand that every member of our award winning sales team must possess local knowledge, negotiation techniques and sales skills far in excess of our competition.

Our people are truly sales specialists focusing totally on residential real estate and our successes have been honoured on local, State and National levels.

Having the benefit of more than 50 years experience, we think you’ll have to go a long way to find a more knowledgable and dedicated team of people who not only get the job done but care about the end result. We know the importance of communication and live by our guarantee … “We will never leave you in the dark.”

At Walsh & Sullivan we consider ourselves somewhat innovative and we’re the first real estate office in this area to incorporate the principles of “Best Practice” into systems that ensure a consistency in service so that each and every client has the benefit of communication in excess of their expectations. Our interactive online database http://www.buyerwaiting.info is also a first in the area and a recent upgrade of computer systems, the continual updating of our web page and, of course, ongoing training, research and development help us continue to set the benchmark in real estate service in this Hills District.

Having the largest real estate office in Baulkham Hills and being members of the Real Estate Institute and Australia’s most successful real estate marketing group – First National – is a winning combination that places Walsh & Sullivan on the leading edge of real estate marketing in the Hills District.


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Possessing the hands-on knowledge gained from more than 30 years of successfully selling real estate in the Hills District, experience allows Philip the privilege of leading one of the area’s most successful sales teams, the team currently honoured as the NUMBER ONE SALES team in NSW.

Having managed sales from as little as $28,000 in the 1970’s to a current record of $9,000,000, Philip prides himself on giving advice that he believes will achieve the best possible outcome for his clients.

To contact Phil, please call 9639 2000.


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“I can prove to a vendor that I can get the most amount of money for them in the shortest amount of time.” During his long career in the local area, Philip has built-up an extensive database of prospective buyers and a vast wealth of knowledge about this fast-growing suburb. In addition to his expansive hands-on experience, Philip has also developed his professional expertise through his commitment to ongoing training.

One of the keys to Philip’s success is his ability to negotiate a sale between buyer and vendor and to better the expectations of what they want.

While Philip’s results are tracked in hours, days and dollars, it is his affinity with buyers and sellers that makes this success possible. His understanding of how vendors feel and his ability to make the whole process enjoyable for them is the reflected in the many clients he now counts as friends and the high level of referral and repeat business he receives.

To contact Philip, please call 0411 424 642.



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Craig Berndsen is a tenacious negotiator who has excellent knowledge of the market and leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of a premium result. His enthusiasm to do the very best by his clients is clearly evident from the out-set.

Passionate about property from a young age, Craig has become a true professional and his opinion on property pricing is one of the most respected opinion in the market.

A testament to his service and communication is the large database of clients Craig has not built – a database which has helped him achieve record results on many occasions.


My job is simple: ‘obtain the best possible price for my vendor with terms & conditions to suit, to always act in their best interest and to exceed expectations at every opportunity.’

Craig, a fully licensed Real Estate Agent, is regularly recognized as one of the most successful agents within the First National network and is an integral member of Sydney’s No. 1 selling team.

To contact Craig, please call 0415 550 311.



Consistently satisfied customers are the hallmarks of Peter’s distinguished real estate career. Having worked in this area for more than 20 years, Peter is a well-known local property authority with an unrivalled insight into the market. Sellers that he has worked with so successfully over the years speak highly of his negotiation skills, his honesty and his relentless commitment to getting the best result making him Winston Hills’ agent of choice for any seller looking to achieve the best possible price.

To contact Peter, please call 0408 789 299.


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Sam is a fully Licensed and accredited Real Estate Agent, working with the highly successful team at Walsh & Sullivan First National, and is recognised as one of the Hills Districts most superior agents. Having grown up in the Hills, Sam’s knowledge of the area and real estate market is second to none, and has proven to be an invaluable asset to his clients.

Energetic in approach, genuine in nature, Sam strives to ensure his service exceeds all clients expectations. He leaves no stone unturned and ensures no opportunity is overlooked when it comes to achieving his owners exceptional results. With close to 15 years’ experience, you can rest assured that Sam has the knowledge and expertise to answer all your questions, provide you with astute advice and execute a smooth and stress free sale with an optimum result. Operating with honesty and integrity and an emphasis on communication and feedback, Sam has built an extensive database, and now sees the majority of his business being referred to him by past happy clients.

Outside of work Sam loves to spend his time with his wife and twin daughters, and believes that by taking the stress out of selling your property, you too can focus on spending your time doing things you enjoy. If you would like to experience Sam’s reputable service and have your property sold with minimal disruption to your life, please do not hesitate to contact him.

Sam truly is an expert in his field.

To contact Sam, please call 0414 939 296.



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In a competitive industry where professionalism, quality service and results are in high demand, Deborah exceeds all expectations. Consistently achieving outstanding results for her clients Deborah continues to set significant real estate benchmarks. Her reputation, expertise, client relationship and exceptional results have engendered intense customer loyalty with many clients choosing Deborah to personally handle the sale of their property, not just in her specialty area of East Excelsior but throughout the Hills District and beyond.

Deborah is a long term local resident who fully appreciates the benefits of living in Castle Hill and knows the secrets of the area which helps her buyers understand the many added benefits of this special suburb – a special place to call “home”.
To contact Deborah, please call 0410 150 063.


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Bringing a freshness and energy to every negotiation, Tim has rapidly gained a reputation in the industry as a dynamic achiever. Specialising in the sale of townhouses and apartments throughout the Hills District, Tim has an intimate knowledge of the area and its surrounds, having being born and living in the Hills for the majority of his life.

Tim truly believes that an opportunity to represent the sale of a client’s property is an absolute privilege and does not take for granted the trust placed in his hands when representing what is often their most integral asset.

Whilst Tim’s forte is unquestionably obtaining record sale prices for townhouses, apartments and villas, there is also no doubt that his enthusiasm towards exceeding the expectations of his clients is equally applied across all property sales. With the administrative support of the No 1 First National Metropolitan Sales Office backing him, Tim is able to focus purely on chasing buyers, keeping his clients fully informed and goes to extraordinary efforts to secure the best possible result – every time!

To contact Tim, please call 0451 020 212.


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Scott is a fully Licensed Real Estate Agent and has lived in Baulkham Hills his entire life. He has a good understanding of all the benefits the Hills district has to offer. Focused and hardworking, Scott is a results-driven agent and believes in working in the sellers’ best interests at all times. As a result of working with these beliefs, Scott has built-up a strong network of “raving fans” that have used his services to successfully sell, in many cases their largest asset.

Scott says: “It’s a real honour to have the opportunity to handle the sale of any piece of real estate, whether it’s a block of land or a large home, it’s something that I take great pride and privilege in”.

In the time Scott spends away from the office he likes to unwind by going to the gym or socialising with friends and family. Scott looks forward to working with Hills residents now and in the future to help people achieve their real estate goals. Feel free to call him anytime to discuss any real estate related matter.

To contact Scott, please call 0431 475 080.



JuneA superb and seasoned Residential Sales Specialist who can guarantee you the best price for your property.

To contact June, please call 0414 926 982.


Ian Haggarty

Having helped generations of families sell and buy properties in the Hills District, Ian Haggarty is a well-known and trusted professional renowned for providing service of the very highest standard. He has been serving the area since 1980 with all their real estate needs and is an integral part of the community not only on a business level, but also through his involvement with several charities and sponsorships including many of the local sporting clubs.

Having sold some of the original subdivisions, he can provide first-hand knowledge of the establishment of these areas. Highly respected for his business ethics and kind nature, Ian is admired for providing clients with reliable, well-informed advice and honest guidance based on his unrivalled real estate experience. His finely tuned negotiation skills, intimate area knowledge and attention to detail ensure he provides expert advice to both buyers and sellers alike.

One of the longest serving agents in the Hills District, Ian is involved in all facets of real estate including planning, development and sales. Through his hard work, strong values and impeccable sense of integrity he has built a successful business based largely on referrals and repeat customers. Well respected in the local community, Ian is an approachable and friendly agent who takes the time to understand people’ needs.

To contact Ian, please call 0414 639 738.



As a local resident having worked in the Hills District for several years, Scott Haggarty is a trusted advisor specialising in residential property sales in the suburbs of Baulkham Hills, Bella Vista, Northmead and Winston Hills.

Scott´s local knowledge is of tremendous value to the First National team and of great benefit to his customers. As a local homeowner, Scott regards the area’s family-friendly communities, open space and outstanding amenities as among the most appealing attributes for potential buyers and his approach brings a uniquely personal perspective to clients throughout the hills district.

Scott thrives on dealing with people and genuinely enjoys being involved with helping clients achieve their property dreams.

His down-to-earth attitude and friendly persona, matched by a determination to deliver exceptional quality service, instill clients with confidence and removes any trepidation when it comes to entrusting Scott with the sale of their property.

He enjoys renovating properties and is often found indulging in his passion for sports. He is understanding of clients’ needs and believes the First National group’s professional marketing strategies combined with the dedication of its people are key to a result beyond expectations in every instance.

To contact Scott, please call 0414 072 084.



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A top Residential Sales Specialist with years of experience in real estate sales in the Hills District.

To contact Mario, please call 0408 203 512.



Grant has lived the majority of his life in the Hills area, and has close to 15  years experience in selling properties.

Grant’s goals are simple: To exceed the expectations of his clients – not just in the end sale price – but in the whole selling process. Grant understands that moving homes can be a difficult and stressful process but by ensuring that an open and honest approach is taken and by always placing the clients’ best interest first, he ensures that the best outcome for the client is always achieved.

In his down time, Grant spends time with his wife and his two young boys. Grant is also a senior club coach at a successful Rugby League club in the Penrith district looking after a squad of 50 semi-professional players.

To contact Grant, please call 0424 541 02.


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