Meet The Team

Amanda Gould

Owner and Founder of HighSpec Properties & Buyers Agent
After Amanda made her first property purchase in Sydney in 1988, she never looked back.  Passionate about every aspect of the property industry, she lapped up knowledge wherever she could find it and set about building her own real estate portfolio.  Her tenacity in hunting down interesting properties with potential, buying them at the right price and then applying her flair for renovation, have all contributed to her success.  Some of these properties she bought specifically to improve and then sell for a profit, while others she has retained within the rental market. Each of these experiences contributed to her growing expertise and she quickly earned a reputation as a savvy property investor.  Ultimately her passion for property and her desire to share this with others, led to Amanda founding founded HighSpec Properties where she uses decades of experience to arm her clients with the insights and tools they need to make good property investment decisions.  Amanda and the team at HighSpec love property. Their greatest delight is making buying Sydney property an exciting and enjoyable experience for their clients.

Kate Jarrett

Buyers Agent

As a Sydneysider our city’s obsession with property runs through my veins. I spent much of my youth following the market and wondering just how I’d get my foot on the property ladder. Putting years of experience and market knowledge to work, I successfully purchased both our family family homes in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Shortly after this, I had my first taste of being a buyers agent when I purchased a property in Bronte for an ex-pat friend. This was my maiden voyage as a buyers agent, and the final property was bought sight-unseen by the owners, who trusted my eye and industry knowledge to secure the property they wanted.

This paved the way for my career in real estate, and since joining HighSpec Properties, I have aided numerous clients with their property purchase; whether it be for investment, renovation or to live in. The challenge of finding the right property is fun, trying, and rewarding.

With a degree in business, 10 years experience in the cut-throat advertising industry and 5 years in the interior design industry, I bring a variety of skills and a keen eye to our team; including perfectly understanding a clients brief, strong analytical skills and negotiation skills, great communication and a fun, easy personality to work with.

I reside in Sydney’s east, with my husband, our two sons and a dog/parakeet/lama/donkey/goldfish… something.

Tammy Kandis

Executive Assistant to Director

I had a foot in the property industry prior to joining HighSpec Properties, as my husband and I have been keen renovators for many years. My passion began back in the 90’s when we purchased our first renovator project in Stanmore. We always had our eye on a bargain, and quickly learnt the tricks of the trade on how to pick something up quickly, and what type of projects offered us the best return. We’re still renovating and flipping properties today.

My previous work was a in a completely different field. You probably wouldn’t guess it if you met me, but I spent a whopping 10 years in the Chemical & Analytical sector. In 2015, I met Amanda through a mutual friend and realised it was time for me to take the jump and try my hand at something new. Two years later, I am the operations manager at HighSpec Properties. Chances are we haven’t met face to face, but there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes under my watchful eye.
I bring top-notch administrative and communicative skills along with a razor-sharp eye for detail, which has been invaluable to my clients in both industries I’ve worked in. 
I reside in the Inner West with my husband and two daughters.