We’re with you from search to settlement

Our Approach

At First National Byron, we recognise that selling or buying real estate is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

Our philosophy is simple. If you trust us with the keys to your home or business, we’ll do everything possible to create competition among genuine buyers and secure the highest price for your property.

What sets us apart from other agents in Byron Shire and Lennox Head is our capacity to negotiate. It is the cornerstone of our business and the reason why we are the leading agency in the local coastal and hinterland area, having sold more than $2 billion worth of residential and commercial properties.

Our Sales Strategy

Our sales strategy has been developed and refined over 30 years.
Here’s a snapshot of the key steps we take to deliver the best results:

Inspect property, discuss seller’s objectives, identify market trends and provide a market appraisal

Develop an evidence-based sales strategy specific to your property that is realistic and flexible

Implement a fully costed and dynamic marketing plan that incorporates digital and traditional media

Manage open inspections and inquiries online and in person

Provide a weekly activity schedule that keeps you in the loop (and us accountable) every step of the way

Negotiate all offers to maximise the sale price.

Our Marketing Edge

We engage a team of digital marketing, copywriting and creative experts to maximise your online property presence, and to put you in front of genuine buyers.

We have also teamed up with Australia’s top property websites and local online media to offer the best possible exposure at competitive rates.

  • Professional photography by industry specialists
  • Professional videography
  • Property listings on the First National website and leading property sites
  • Print advertising
  • Online property alerts to the largest local database of buyers who have expressed interest in Byron Shire and Lennox Head properties
  • Targeted direct mail campaigns
  • Professionally designed brochures and custom signboards.
Kind Words from

From Our Clients

Tara was always helpful and explained everything she did to achieve the sale of my property. Always friendly and mindful of the tenant's wishes thank you Tara.

John Wyn Garden

Tara was always helpful and explained everything she did to achieve the sale of my property. Always friendly and mindful of the tenant's wishes thank you Tara.

John Wyn Garden

Excellent to deal with and friendly service.

Heather and Jeremy

Excellent to deal with and friendly service.

Heather and Jeremy

Paul did a first class job in getting this sale over the line. The purchaser was in England and family in Byron and Brisbane so times and communications was difficult. Well done.

Paul did a first class job in getting this sale over the line. The purchaser was in England and family in Byron and Brisbane so times and communications was difficult. Well done.

Tara is very approachable and dealt with any communications promptly. Her advice regarding procedures of the buying process was very helpful. It has been a pleasure dealing with her.

Akihiko and Andrea Taninaka

Tara is very approachable and dealt with any communications promptly. Her advice regarding procedures of the buying process was very helpful. It has been a pleasure dealing with her.

Akihiko and Andrea Taninaka

We recently sold our property with First National using Tara Torkkola. I would absolutely have no hesitation using Tara as she was refreshingly enthusiastic from day one, keeping us up to date and well informed on a regular basis, this was a particul…

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Lisa Carnegie

We recently sold our property with First National using Tara Torkkola. I would absolutely have no hesitation using Tara as she was refreshingly enthusiastic from day one, keeping us up to date and well informed on a regular basis, this was a particularly big contrast to the original agent that we had listed the property with, who rarely ever called us and really showed very little interest, in fact we had to chase him up, which wasn’t easy as we live interstate. As I said Tara showed enormous enthusiasm along with her vast local knowledge, her ability to listen to our concerns and respond intelligently at all times, ensured a great result for us due to her negotiation. I do believe she will go a long way in her chosen career.

Lisa Carnegie

While our property remained longer on the market than expected, Su was instrumental with her advice regarding with which buyers to engage in negotiations. She has a detailed knowledge of the market and we felt very comfortable with following her advi…

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Michelle Roger

While our property remained longer on the market than expected, Su was instrumental with her advice regarding with which buyers to engage in negotiations. She has a detailed knowledge of the market and we felt very comfortable with following her advice. I feel that she achieved a great result for us, for the buyer and also for her First National Team. Thank you Su.

Michelle Roger

Very happy with all aspects of our purchase the agents were fantastic.

Peta Lloyd-Harris

Very happy with all aspects of our purchase the agents were fantastic.

Peta Lloyd-Harris

A professional, caring and honest commitment to us and the selling of our home. Also able to bring buyers who we felt were genuine in their view of our home. Sincere approach to us. Continued updates and reviews, we were kept informed on all matters …

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Trisha and Terry

A professional, caring and honest commitment to us and the selling of our home. Also able to bring buyers who we felt were genuine in their view of our home. Sincere approach to us. Continued updates and reviews, we were kept informed on all matters in regard to this sale.

Trisha and Terry

Su just sold our property for us in Bangalow. She is ‘hands down’ the best Agent I have ever dealt with. From the onset her advice was solid and well researched and the communication from her and the First National Team was prompt and efficient. …

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Christopher Topham
The Best Agent in Byron Shire!

Su just sold our property for us in Bangalow. She is ‘hands down’ the best Agent I have ever dealt with. From the onset her advice was solid and well researched and the communication from her and the First National Team was prompt and efficient. Su offered free advertising to get us over the line and continually contacted her extensive data base - one of whom ended up making the purchase. Above all, her empathy, commitment and kindness is 150%. Like I said, THE BEST AGENT!

Christopher Topham
The Best Agent in Byron Shire!

Online Property Exposure

To maximise your property’s online exposure, First National lists residential and commercial properties on leading property sites including:

We Know Our Buyers

Our sales and marketing strategy is driven by long-term research and our knowledge of the market.

  • 90 percent of people use online as their main tool to search for property
  • 75 percent of searches at realestate.com.au are done by women
  • More than two thirds of buyers will overlook properties without a listing price or price guide
  • About half the searches for property are done on smart phones and tablets (and this number is increasing steadily)
What’s your property worth

in today’s market?

We’ll prepare a full appraisal report of your property based on our vast local knowledge and market activity