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Tara Torkkola

Sales Agent

Local real estate agent Tara Torkkola was born to lead.

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 over 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 Suffolk Park where she lives with her family – her son Art, daughter Edie 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

  • Mullumbimby

    1 New City Road

    Contact Agent

    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
  • Lennox Head

    47a Stewart Street

    Auction 4th August 1pm

    • 4
    • 2
    • 2
  • Binna Burra

    100 Binna Burra Road

    Auction if Not Sold Prior

    • 8
    • 7
    • 15
  • Mullumbimby

    35 Station Street

    Contact Agent

    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
  • Byron Bay

    2/27 Brigantine Street

    $595,000 to $650,000 + GST

  • Byron Bay

    2/39 Childe Street

    $890,000 to $950,000

    • 2
    • 1
    • 1
  • Upper Wilsons Creek

    354 Upper Wilsons Creek Road

    $1,350,000 to $1,450,000

    • 4
    • 3
    • 5
  • Ewingsdale

    91 Parkway Drive

    $1.5m to $1.65m

    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
  • Mullumbimby Creek

    7 Grand Valley Court

    $1m to $1.1m

    • 4
    • 3
    • 1
  • Myocum

    50 Myocum Downs Drive

    Contact Agent

    • 4
    • 2
    • 6
  • Mullumbimby Creek

    21 Scotts Wood Grove

    $1,250,000 to $1,350,000

    • 5
    • 3
    • 2
  • Byron Bay

    31 Cemetery Road

    $1,300,000

Properties Recently Sold By Tara Torkkola

  • Ewingsdale

    15 Plantation Drive

    SOLD

    • 5
    • 4
    • 5
  • Ocean Shores

    45 Narooma Drive

    SOLD

    • 3
    • 1
    • 4
  • Mullumbimby

    3/23 Poinciana Street

    SOLD

    • 3
    • 1
    • 1
  • Mullumbimby

    1980 Coolamon Scenic Drive

    SOLD

    • 4
    • 4
    • 3
  • Ewingsdale

    55 Bay Vista Lane

    SOLD

    • 6
    • 3
    • 2
  • Bangalow

    23 Green Frog Lane

    SOLD

    • 3
    • 1
    • 1
  • Suffolk Park

    13 Kalemajere Drive

    SOLD

    • 5
    • 4
    • 2
  • Byron Bay

    115 Bangalow Road

    SOLD

    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
  • Byron Bay

    10 Cooper Street

    SOLD

    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
  • Myocum

    568 Myocum Road

    SOLD

    • 3
    • 2
    • 2
  • Byron Bay

    53 Carlyle Street

    SOLD

    • 6
    • 4
    • 3
  • Mullumbimby

    29 Azalea Street

    SOLD

    • 3
    • 2
    • 2