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Tara Torkkola

Sales Agent

Tara Torkkola has a professional approach and an unrivalled personal touch. As one of the Byron Shire area’s most respected sales representatives, Tara has been a trusted part of the First National Real Estate sales team (whom she considers family) for ten years.

Tara is extremely well connected, confident and savvy with an impeccable reputation. She receives open praise from clients for her knowledge, efficiency, communication style, integrity and results. Born to lead, Tara prides herself on achieving over and above the desired outcomes, making her a stand out agent.

Tara thrives on the high-energy nature of real estate in the competitive and highly sought after Byron Bay and surrounds. She embraces the opportunity to connect with people from all walks of life and to form long-lasting relationships with her clients - who are often seriously impressed with the lengths she goes to meet their unique personal needs!

So who is Tara? Tara is part of the Byron Shire community fabric, having purchased property in the area where she lives with her family – her beloved son Art and her partner - a 50’s Country musician. Described by those who know her as an 'old soul', Tara’s passion for 1940’s Swing Dancing prompted her to help start the shire's first Swing Dancing Schools based in Bangalow.

Tara has an enviable edge when it comes to selling real estate. Throughout her career she has consistently delivered record property sales across the shire. Her impressive portfolio includes family homes, coastal retreats and large rural properties from Byron Bay and Bangalow to Mullumbimby and the expansive hinterland.

Tara’s extensive database, solid contacts and modern marketing techniques ensure consistent results for her valued clients. Her specialised flair ensures your property is a talking point and sets your assets out from the crowd.

In the words of a client, “We quickly recognized Tara’s professionalism and efficiency. When she said she would email or phone, she did. We came to depend on her regular patterns of communication. Tara was also easy to contact at other unexpected times (weekends and late on weeknights), even driving to the Gold Coast to assist us in signing contracts more efficiently to get our sale over the line.”

Tara actively engages in personal development and mentoring opportunities, and is committed to helping people sell their properties and achieve their dreams in a deeply fulfilling way. Sit down with Tara to discuss property and real estate, and you'll quickly appreciate why she is regarded as one of the best in the business.

Properties Listed By Tara Torkkola

  • Byron Bay

    28 Cavvanbah Street

    Contact Agent

    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
  • Mullumbimby

    35 Riverside Drive

    Contact Agent

    • 3
    • 1
    • 2
  • Federal

    10 Coachwood Court

    $1,000,000 to $1,100,000

    • 4
    • 2
    • 2
  • Byron Bay

    2/70 Centennial Circuit

    $445,000 to $485,000

  • Byron Bay

    12 Julian Place

    Contact Agent

    • 2
    • 2
    • 0
  • Mullumbimby

    20 Tincogan Street

    $1,000,000

    • 3
    • 1
    • 0
  • Byron Bay

    54 Paterson Street

    Contact Agent

    • 6
    • 4
    • 3
  • Mullumbimby

    23 Ann Street

    Contact Agent

    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
  • Ocean Shores

    1/1 Langi Place

    $850,000 to $895,000

    • 3
    • 2
    • 2

Properties Recently Sold By Tara Torkkola

  • Mullumbimby

    222 Main Arm Road

    SOLD

    • 5
    • 2
    • 3
  • Suffolk Park

    2a Clifford Street

    SOLD

    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
  • Mullumbimby

    22 Rush Court

    SOLD

    • 4
    • 2
    • 0
  • Ewingsdale

    Lot 23/22 Avocado Crescent

    SOLD

    • 4
    • 2
    • 2
  • Byron Bay

    3/7 Cooper Street

    SOLD

    • 3
    • 1
    • 1
  • Suffolk Park

    2/7-9 Hazelwood Close

    SOLD

    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
  • Byron Bay

    7/102-104 Centennial Circuit

    SOLD

  • Byron Bay

    59 Carlyle Street

    SOLD

    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
  • Myocum

    256 Dingo Lane

    SOLD

    • 3
    • 2
    • 5
  • Mullumbimby

    14 Orchid Place

    SOLD

    • 3
    • 2
    • 2
  • Byron Bay

    14/5-9 Somerset Street

    SOLD

    • 2
    • 2
    • 1
  • Brunswick Heads

    5/15-17 Mullumbimbi Street

    SOLD

    • 2
    • 1
    • 1