John Harford is the Principal and Sales Manager and has many years of experience in Real Estate and in the Gunnedah market. John studied for his Real Estate license at the University of Western Sydney in 1990 where a distinction in marketing was achieved. John is a fully licensed Real Estate Agent as well as a Stock and Station Agent and Auctioneer.  John previously owned a real estate franchise in Toormina before moving back to Gunnedah in 2007 at which time he took ownership of the part-owned family business; Lakeford Real Estate which has become a formidable Real Estate Agency in Gunnedah.

Hayley was born and raised in Gunnedah and has strong knowledge of the local Gunnedah area. Hayley has been with Lakeford Real Estate since October 2021, completed her Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice in 2023 to qualify for her Class 2 Agent ~ Real Estate Sales & Leasing as well as a Class 2 Agent ~ Stock and Station Licence. Hayley has experience as Receptionist and Property Management and is thriving in her role as a Sales Agent and is working closely alongside John and is available to assist you with all your sales needs. Hayley is available to answer any questions in relation to the sale of your home or purchasing a new home or investment property.

Janelle joined the Lakeford Real Estate Team in August 2017 as the Residential Property Manager and in March 2019; moved to Commercial, Industrial and Social Housing Property Manager while holding her Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) and completed her Diploma of Property (Agency Management) to hold a Class 1 Real Estate Licence in 2023.  Janelle also looks after your monthly disbursements and Financial Reporting.

Ciara started at Lakeford Real Estate as our Receptionist in 2017 while undertaking a two-year traineeship & studying her Cert IV in Property Services. She adapted to her role and found a passion for all things Property Management and soon was made Residential Property Manager of over 130 Rental Properties. With customer client care, building strong rapports and being dedicated to her landlords and tenants, these have become her main priorities. Ciara ‘s bubbly & loud personality makes her easy to talk to and approachable. 

Miriam began her Real Estate journey with Lakeford Real Estate in 2022 as our friendly Receptionist. After completing her HSC Miriam had an interest in pursuing a career in Real Estate and found her foot in the door very quickly and is currently completing her Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice. Miriam is the smiling face you will see when you come into the office and the one you will first speak to when you give us a call. She can help you with maintenance issues, property enquiries, rental applications and any other enquiries you may have. 


In addition to our great staff, we also offer:

  • Very competitive commission rates;
  • NO COST to you for advertising;
  • We will advertise your property on, and all the other major real estate sites;
  • Professional experience and suitably fully qualified staff;
  • Respected in the community for giving honest advice;
  • Long-standing local knowledge;
  • Available for after hours enquiries;
  • Lakeford Real Estate is a strong supporter of our local community.