A first-rate negotiator with a reputation for achieving results above expectation, Jane Schumann is one of Sydney's most experienced and respected estate agents. A consummate professional renowned for her frank and straightforward approach, Jane spent her formative years as the national publicity manager for a leading record label. It was her early career in the music industry which provided her with excellent communication and organisational skills, as well as honing her facilitation expertise.
During her 25 years in real estate it has always been people and their needs that have motivated Jane to achieve those exceptional results.
She is an avid believer that the key to a successful campaign is sound targeted advice and that the process should not be hurried unnecessarily.
Jane's deep-seated sense of loyalty has resulted in an extensive established client base. Her inbuilt understanding to differing needs and ability to match people with property has resulted in ongoing repeat & referral business.
Of paramount importance to Jane is her duty of care. Although real estate has always been a passion for Jane, it is her love of relationship building that is her true drive. Extremely affable, Jane is without doubt a people person with a warm, engaging manner that when coupled with her fierce determination and proven ability to sell, creates an unrivaled force.
Languages Spoken: Italian
Our sincerest thanks to Jane, Gary, Adam and the entire Schumann Sands team. The whole team worked awfully hard, including Sunday's, with additional phone calls, private inspections and left no stone unturned to achieve a outcome that surpassed our expectations (once again). You treated us with the utmost respect as Vendors and it was inspiring to see the same respect offered to all interested purchasers at all times throughout the entire marketing campaign. Your calm and professional manner put us at ease from day one till after the property sold. Thanks again for yet another outstanding result. We could not have asked for better agents to represent us. We certainly know that choosing the right agent makes all the difference. Kind Regards, Mark & Rod, Paddington.
Jane Schumann and Gary Sands are a formidable team. The minute I met the dynamic duo I knew Maldwyn and I were going to be able to work with them. They are professional, motivated, savvy and most importantly fun and honest. They sold our house in five days which I think isn't easy in the present real estate market. Jane and Gary don't waste time, we were truly impressed with their get up and go. We will only buy and sell through the Schumann and Sands team from now on. I will be recommending them to all our Hong Kong and Australian friends.- Ingrid Keneally and Maldwyn Davies, Paddington
Thank you for making the sale of my home so painless and stress-free. From the moment you two ‘blew’ through my front door I knew I was in honest and safe hands...I think you two really are amazing. You got me exactly what I wanted for my home and at all times were true professionals in an industry that is known to sometimes not be that. I cannot speak highly enough of you and your team. You really are fantastic. - Tess Strelein, Paddington
It is extremely difficult to find a hardworking, honest, efficient and reliable real estate agent today. Your experience, expertise and work ethic were crucial in navigating a turbulent real estate market. ‘We were well informed throughout the whole process about all the relevant information concerned and your friendly and confident approach kept up our hopes of achieving our goals. We certainly now know that the right agent does make a difference! Your emphasis was certainly on selling our home, not just listing it. - Willem van der Merwe & Craig Simpson, Darlinghurst
My apartment was unusual with great appeal but to a particular type of buyer only... Despite a tightening in the market and the particular nature of the dwelling, they achieved an outstanding result. I could not have been more pleased. ‘Jane and Gary are true professionals who work for their vendors to obtain the best results. They always go ‘the extra mile’, for example arranging inspections after hours if necessary, even on a Saturday evening. It seemed they were working all the time. ‘On auction night, a very stressful time for all, their performance was exemplary. - Andrew Goy, Darlinghurst
Jane and Gary and their dedicated team acted on my behalf for the recent sale of my Darlinghurst apartment. Their depth of knowledge of the Eastern Suburbs apartment market, their coolness under pressure, their constant wise counsel, and their commitment to fairness (for both vendor and purchaser), really left me feeling I had been very fortunate to have chosen Sydney Real Estate’s true ‘Dream Team’. I couldn’t recommend them more highly. - Richard Wylie, Darlinghurst
Despite the enormous relief of securing a sale which lived up to our hoped-for-price in the midst of the GFC hysteria it was tinged with some sadness, realising we would no longer have cause to speak to Jane and Gary who not only won us with their straight talking advice and direction but also kept us fully apprised of all developments prior to the sale; they were like friends. ‘Jane Schumann and Gary Sands are the poster girls for the Real Estate business and we truly believe we would not have made the sale on our house with anyone else. A seamless relationship between agent and vendor. -Tim Read & Jane Burridge, Paddington
Gary and Jane’s performance exceeded their reputation. I was impressed with the quality of the sales campaign; from their assistance with styling, advice on marketing and detailed feedback following the ‘open for inspections’. ‘Their performance actually executing the sale was beyond exemplary. ‘I could only compare my successful sale to a very comparable property for sale at the same time, marketed by another agency, which failed to sell the day before. The owner came to the auction of my property and commented on how ‘lucky’ I was to sell. It wasn’t luck, it was the result of a better campaign, and accurate feedback which ensured that my expectations met the market. Jane and Gary from Di Jones had given me certainty for the biggest decision I made that year. Choosing them to sell my home was probably the cleverest thing I did that year.- Wendy Searle, Woollahra
I have recently used Di Jones Real Estate (Jane Schumann and Gary Sands) both to sell my house in Woollahra, and purchase a new property in the same suburb. On a personal level, they are both lovely people to deal with. I have been very impressed with their level of professionalism and dedication in helping me to achieve my goals as both a seller, and a buyer of a new property. ‘They respond promptly to requests, and give very sound, measured advice about what is realistic in the Woollahra market. They were also very helpful in following through about all the minor issues and worries which can arise in a conveyance. I am very happy to recommend their services to prospective vendors and purchasers. - Madonna Maxwell, Woollahra
I am impressed by their attentiveness, professionalism and most of all, transparency. I have found both Jane and Gary to be superb communicators, incredibly hard working (but more importantly, effective) negotiators. We received an incredible sale as a result and I can’t recommend their double-duo winning formula highly enough. - Megan Morton, Elizabeth Bay
We recently decided to sell our Woollahra house. After interviewing a number of estate agents, Megan and I decided to entrust this important task to Jane Schumann and Gary Sand of the Di Jones agency. ‘Our decision was taken on the basis that Di Jones Real Estate s the pre-eminent agency for the Woollahra area, and Jane and Gary had been highly-recommended by several friends who had benefited from the professionalism, courtesy and excellent outcomes achieved when their own homes had been sold by Jane and Gary. ‘We were delighted with the outcome of our decision. ‘Nine days after the online advertisement appeared and days before the first press advertisement was published, Jane and Gary presented us with a signed contract and a deposit cheque at a figure considerably in excess of the amount a number of agents, themselves included, had indicated should have been a realistic sale price. We had no hesitation in accepting such an excellent offer. We have no hesitation in recommending Jane and Gary to any prospective vendors and would be happy to amplify these comments to such a person, should they wish us to do so.- Peter & Megan Benjamin, Woollahra
I am now settled in my new location and wish to express my gratitude to you both for your support and professional advice over the last few months. When Robert and I first approached you, late last year, with plans to reorganise our properties, we were unsure of the most effective way to process. Your advice was invaluable. You allowed us to consider new possibilities that maximised our holdings. I listed my Glenmore Road terrace with you, which you advised me to reconfigure to broaden appeal, you were so right. You maintained regular contact with me throughout the campaign, you took enormous personal interest in all open house events and took the time to discuss all relevant information with me. I was well informed and therefore able to make the right decision. You achieved a solid sale within a short period of time. I was delighted. I have bought and sold a few properties in the last thirty years, it is usually a most uncomfortable experience. Contrary to previous experience, I felt comfortable and secure with you. I thank you both for the tremendous effort that you have made to achieve this result. - Michelle Clerc, Paddington
The professional service and personal attention we received from Jane Schumann and Gary Sands of Di Jones was exceptional and unexpected from a Real Estate agent! They are truly a high-calibre team. Their knowledge of the local market and their key contacts in the Eastern Suburbs community helped to match our home with a buyer that shared our tastes in architectural design. They made sure we achieved the best exposure for our property and gave us a valuation that held for the duration of the selling process. They didn't price high to get our initial attention and then reduce our expectations with “prospective buyer negative feedback” like so many agents do. Even when the sale was concluded they still helped finalise some of the fine detail ensuring the process to settlement went smoothly and painlessly for us. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, we would highly recommend Jane and Gary of Di Jones to help you in this life changing move. We could not have asked for better Real Estate agents to guide us through the process. Thank you Gary and Jane.- Rob and Jeanette Harkness, Bondi Junction
Jane and Gary made us feel like we had the only property listed on their books. Always available, across every detail, utilising every contact. They provided a unique offering rather than the standard template rolled out a million times before. Their passion to find the right buyer is intense and genuine. Their efforts in preparing the sale of our apartment translated to a buzzing interest as soon as it was listed. Their unique talent at reading buyers and gaining their trust quickly gave us invaluable insight into how the campaign was progressing. We felt like Jane and Gary were very much selling the property with us as opposed to for us. - Pete Calleja & Jen Reid, Queens Park
My wife and I first had the pleasure of meeting Jane and Gary at the inspection of the house we now call our home. They were both charming and charismatic. There was one thing that struck us immediately – their honesty. They were upfront about the condition of the property, expectation of vendors and market conditions. They happily answered all our questions, addressed concerns and facilitated all negotiation requests, such as extended settlement. The process was so seamless that we before we knew it, we’d bought our dream home prior to auction.
Having purchased our dream home, it was time to sell our current home. We had no hesitation in appointing Jane and Gary. They are a formidable team and there was nobody we trusted more. True to their word again the price guide was right on the money, and we sold for the price we were looking for.
Having dealt with Jane and Gary as both a purchaser and then as a vendor, they have been an absolute pleasure to deal with - professional, dedicated and responsive. We couldn’t be happier with the results. Whenever the opportunity presents itself we know exactly who we will be using. - Brigitte & Paul
Jane! Just a quick thank you for all of your help and efforts! You are a lovely human being and I hope we continue to cross paths in the future. - Lena Nash.
We engaged Jane Schumann and Gary Sand of Di Jones Real Estate Woollahra to sell our one bedroom apartment in Woollahra earlier this year, initially on the recommendation of friends. After meeting the dynamic duo and consulting several other agents we were so impressed with their energy, charm and directness that we chose them. They were enormously helpful with presentation of the property and they mobilised their marketing team with amazing speed. The property was sold prior to auction within a week for a price which exceeded our expectations. The process of the sale was managed by Jane with great dexterity and we were always kept informed of developments. If selling again in the area we would not hesitate to approach Jane and Gary to help us. - Chriss Currey
Experience, judgement, tenacity plus attention to detail were the qualities I wanted in my sales team when I decided to sell my apartment in Double Bay. The Schumann Sands team exceeded my expectations delivering an excellent result with the added bonus of displaying good humour and grace throughout the selling process. Geraldine Paton.
After our experience buying from Jane Schumann in 2015 we selected her team to sell our Darlinghurst flat this year.
In the lead up to the campaign Jane offered sensible advice but unlike other agencies we interviewed, was never pushy about styling and marketing. There was no rush and everything followed our timeline. After each open-inspection there was a detailed follow-up and we were kept constantly updated about interested parties.
But it was negotiating the sale - which happened before auction - where Jane proved herself to be formidable. I always felt I could trust her to get the highest possible price but to see it in action was something else! She is a born negotiator.
In addition the whole team, Gary, Astrid and Nathan were incredibly professional and courteous. We felt very well-looked after at Di Jones. They turned what could have been a stressful time into a very positive (dare I say fun?) experience. A few days after the flat had sold, Jane jokingly texted me: "Do you miss me?" ... I have to admit, I actually did. - Miriam Raphael