Troy McKinstry

Principal and Licensee

Having come from a sporting background and knowing what is takes to succeed and be passionate about what you do as a profession, Troy decided to pursue real estate as a career path after a life of sport, and entered the real estate world while overseas in London.

After running a successful real estate company for 5 years, and seeing the opportunities that it presented, Troy and his wife decided to head back to the beaches of Sydney, where Troy joined the LJ Hooker Network and found a position working with offices at LJ Hooker Seaforth & Frenchs Forest.

Working in these areas for 4 and a half years, gave Troy a great insight into the Northern Beaches real estate market and what it takes to become not only a successful agent, but a well respected one.

Realising the potential in the Frenchs Forest market, Troy is now the Principal for LJ Hooker Forest. This has proved to be very successful with Troy's passion and enthusiasm and business knowledge, the business continues to go from strength to strength.

Troy has a strong belief in maintaining honesty, integrity and professionalism and providing a level of service and high standards that is unmatched in today's real estate marketplace. Entrusting the sale of your home to our team of dedicated professionals is a smart move.

Troy and his team at LJ Hooker Forest are consistent supporters of local schools, sporting organisations and our main national charity Cystic Fibrosis.


  • Satisfaction
    ( 4.2 / 5.0 )
  • Recommendation
    ( 4.2 / 5.0 )
  • Performance
    ( 4.4 / 5.0 )
  • Captain's Club
    Captain's Club

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In a difficult market Troy handled the negotiations well. The buyer was around a long time but Troy stuck to the task of getting the sale across the line.

Alan. Davidson

There were no doubt special problems for Troy bMcKinstry in dealing with clients who lived as far away as South Australia and were not in a position to visit regularly. He was accessible by phone and email and he covered the distance magnificently. Living interstate, we needed someone who was considerate of the needs of sellers in such a situation, and Troy certainly took charge of a lot of preparatory work that would not have been necessary for him to get involved in for clients who lived in the property, or lived nearby. Because we were at such a distance, we didn't actually see the sign or a lot of the advertising -- what we know, from the result, is that it worked!

Gary Mason, Adelaide

We recently engaged Troy to help us sell our Grandparents house. It was a very stressful time as we work full time and live interstate and there was 60 years of belongings to remove. Troy made everything so easy and went above and beyond to help us prepare the house for sale. Thanks to the advice we got from Troy before we put it on the market a sale went through very quickly. He had a really great manner and positive attitude which really helped. I am really glad we found him and would not hesitate in recommending Troy to any one looking for an agent.

Natasha Gibson

Troy was very helpful in dealing with a deceased estate on behalf of clients living in another state. He went above and beyond in helping organise rubbish removal, clearing and cleaning to bring the property up to a saleable condition, and then managed to achieve a price that was slightly above what we had expected the market would bear. He and his staff were easy to deal with and the whole arrangement worked out very well -- hopefully, for both parties!

Gary Mason

Troy and the team at LJ Hooker Frenchs Forest have provided me with outstanding service over the past 5 years. I can’t recommend them highly enough! I have used their property management services for my investment properties and they always provided an outstanding service. Nothing was ever a problem. When it came time to sell Troy again exceeded my expectations from a service and sale price result. I would definately look to using LJ Hooker Frenchs Forest for any future real estate services. Thanks again Troy and team!

Melinda Sheppard

Troy recently sold our house in Frenchs Forest and we achieved a price well above reserve, which we are thrilled with. We have bought and sold a few places, and while all the agents we've used have been good, Troy was next level. He was attentive, helpful, proactive, but most of all he was honest and transparent at all times. I would not hesitate to recommend Troy to anyone.

Emma Fawcett

My experience with Troy and his office was nothing short of exceptional. Troy is a consummate professional who combines contemporary business practices with old fashioned country values. At all times he delivered on all his promises to me. The house was prepared and presented beautifully for sale. Throughout the sales process he communicated regularly and effectively with me and as the market began to show signs of difficulty he remained 100% committed and was able to negotiate a very fair price. In future Troy will be our point of first contact for all real estate matters. I cannot recommend Troy and his office highly enough.


Troy & his team were fantastic. They helped me in making very important decisions re renovation & helped me through every step of the process.They were extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.

Ian Fisher, Frenchs Forest

Troy was always contactable,,did what he said he was going to do and overall went above and beyond to make what can be a very stressful time a smooth journey.. Can not speak highly enough and would recommend Troy to everyone..

Ashley Bell Cronulla

We found Troy to be very professional and responsive throughout the entire sales process. His strong knowledge of the local market made us feel comfortable that we would secure the price we wanted for our property. We couldn’t recommend Troy and his team highly enough!

Mark, Brookvale

My Awards

  • Captain's Club - Jun 2018