When John Kearney bought his first apartment at a young age, he unearthed a deep love for viewing and selling property and knew he would one day run his own property business.
He obtained his Auctioneers Licence and his ambition was realised in 2010 when he founded Kearney & Co. Property Sales and Letting in Wexford which formalised his 20 years of selling and letting property in Dublin and London.
His determination, practicality and ability to see the individual attributes of each property, have brought a fresh approach to property sales and letting in Wexford. These traits have been instilled in the entire team and now characterise the company.
John personally manages all sales of residential and commercial property. He appreciates that every property has a story and enjoys discovering these individual stories. He also understands that property is probably the most valuable item that most people ever buy or sell and the transaction must be handled professionally.
As an active member of Wexford Chamber, John is committed to, not only the success of his own business but to the success of Wexford as a wonderful place in which to live and do business.
John is married to Sarah, who set up the business with John and is now Finance Director. They have two children and all are active members of Wexford Rugby Club and Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club.
Sarah Kearney co-founded Kearney & Co. with her husband in 2010. Her vast experience as a Personal Assistant and Administration Manager provided her with perseverance, discipline and organisational skills. She was, therefore, well equipped to take care of all elements involved in the start-up of the business, leaving John free to focus on client care and to develop sales.
Dividing their roles according to their strengths was a recipe for success. The business developed rapidly and as new staff were employed, Sarah took responsibility for the finances of the company.
Born in Somerset, Sarah holds a Private Secretarial Certificate and has worked in both, large and small companies in London and in Australia. Her last position before she moved to Wexford, was as an Administration Manager to the Interiors Team of a architectural design company in London, specialising in yachts and private planes.
Sarah moved to Wexford from London in 2006. She felt it would be a great place to live, work and bring up a family. This has certainly proved true.
In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and golf, catching up with friends, eating out, cooking and gardening. Sarah is a member of the Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club.
When Kearney & Co. moved to its new premises on Wexford’s quay front in September 2014, it became evident that a vibrant personality was essential to manage front office and customer service. Jeanette O’Hanlon joined the team as Office Manager and took on these roles enthusiastically and energetically.
Jeanette has worked in Office Administration for 17 years and holds an Advanced Certificate in Administration & Reception and a Certificate in Customer Care.
Her role allows her to experience all aspects of the business and she obtains great job satisfaction from completing tasks well and on time. What she enjoys most about her role is meeting new people every day. Jeanette is proud to be part of such a prominent property sales and letting business, in an idyllic location overlooking the quay, in her home town of Wexford.
Jeanette is currently studying for her auctioneers license.
In her free time, she enjoys walking, boxercise and spending time with her children.
Evan Maher – Sales & Letting Negotiator
Evan joined the team during the pandemic in August 2020. He had just finished his leaving certificate and wanted to join an experienced team who could teach him valuable knowledge in the property sector. Evan went on to complete his Auctioneering Apprenticeship in Ballsbridge becoming the youngest licensed Auctioneer in the country at the time.
He has continued his studies part-time and is currently going into his fourth year of a level 8 course in Property Economics at TU Dublin.
Over the past three years Evan has been involved in all aspects of the business, he is involved in the management of our rental property portfolio and with sales in the office. He is proud to be working with such an experienced team and is still learning from them. He hopes to develop and improve the business’s presence online through social media.
In his spare time, Evan enjoys going to the gym, soccer, running, and spending time with friends and family.