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

Paul was very professional in the way he promoted our property. He was always punctual, honest and pushed through any barriers that arose during the sale. Nothing was a problem for Paul during the sale process.

Gary
Paul was a pleasure to deal with regarding the sale of our property

Paul was very professional in the way he promoted our property. He was always punctual, honest and pushed through any barriers that arose during the sale. Nothing was a problem for Paul during the sale process.

Gary
Paul was a pleasure to deal with regarding the sale of our property

Hi Tara and Paul, apart from getting the desired results I also found dealing with you a calm and pleasant experience At no time did I feel I was being pressured and that my interests were being held firm in the sale. Thanks again.

Ross Beanland
Thanks for working for me!

Hi Tara and Paul, apart from getting the desired results I also found dealing with you a calm and pleasant experience At no time did I feel I was being pressured and that my interests were being held firm in the sale. Thanks again.

Ross Beanland
Thanks for working for me!

This was a rewarding experience for me all round. Helene is a very amiable, credible person. Her enthusiasm is really tangible and makes it fun, at the same time keeping a high professional attitude. Her smile and positive attitude made it possible t…

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Lee Camenzind and Chris Kitchener

This was a rewarding experience for me all round. Helene is a very amiable, credible person. Her enthusiasm is really tangible and makes it fun, at the same time keeping a high professional attitude. Her smile and positive attitude made it possible to overcome situations that were challenging and trying. The way she handled unforeseen circumstances helped to make me feel at ease, and she was always on track every step of the way. Selling a house can be an incredibly stressful time, and it was made a better experience by having Helene as my agent.

Lee Camenzind and Chris Kitchener

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

When Matt and I wanted to sell our house, we knew we wanted someone we trusted. We needed a firm opinion of our house's worth, we needed the house sold quickly and we needed help to buff it into shape before sale. We trusted Tara, having bought our p…

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Celia Cheetham
Fantastic, trustworthy and warm

When Matt and I wanted to sell our house, we knew we wanted someone we trusted. We needed a firm opinion of our house's worth, we needed the house sold quickly and we needed help to buff it into shape before sale. We trusted Tara, having bought our property from her a few years earlier and really appreciated the way she kept in touch with us during that time. Being a small town, we would bump into Tara occasionally and she would always have a ready smile and easy conversation. In short, Tara is a consummate professional. She is a great communicator. Tara gave us great advice, a firm opinion of our property's worth and put us in touch with a fabulous team of people who helped us get our house ready for sale. Our house sold in the first week of the campaign, and we got exactly what we wanted. We can't recommend Tara highly enough - whether you're buying or selling.

Celia Cheetham
Fantastic, trustworthy and warm

Very friendly and professional service. Tara combines the two, often mutually exclusive, characteristics; experience and professionalism, and a warm, friendly and easy going nature, effortlessly. I literally met her for the first time, at the firs…

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Stephen Henley

Very friendly and professional service. Tara combines the two, often mutually exclusive, characteristics; experience and professionalism, and a warm, friendly and easy going nature, effortlessly. I literally met her for the first time, at the first viewing of the property, that I successfully bought the next day, with vigorous completion from two other parties. It was an intense and stressful time for me, and I would imagine, for the other two hopeful purchasers, and the vendor. Tara handled the situation with ease, grace, and no fuss. I was kept informed, but not pressured, and given the information and space required to make the right decisions. Considering that I had never met Tara before, it felt more like I was dealing with a friend, than a real estate agent, and that's saying something.

Stephen Henley

Helene has been a dream to work with. Thoroughly professional yet warm and friendly with excellent communication skills. Helene helped us achieve a fantastic result, we were thrilled with our sale and would highly recommend Helene and Byron Bay First…

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Carmel Horner
Highly recommend!

Helene has been a dream to work with. Thoroughly professional yet warm and friendly with excellent communication skills. Helene helped us achieve a fantastic result, we were thrilled with our sale and would highly recommend Helene and Byron Bay First National. She brings a refreshing honesty and integrity to her work and the industry.

Carmel Horner
Highly recommend!

Thanks Tara you are wonderful my property was sold within a week. It was a pleasure to deal with such a down to earth and honest sales person. Tara your expertise and professionalism was amazing I wouldn’t hesitate to use you again. We were kept in…

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Lillian Perry

Thanks Tara you are wonderful my property was sold within a week. It was a pleasure to deal with such a down to earth and honest sales person. Tara your expertise and professionalism was amazing I wouldn’t hesitate to use you again. We were kept informed every day and what a great price you achieved. Thanks again.

Lillian Perry

Thank you Tara it was a pleasure dealing with you in buying our new property as well as selling the old one we found we could always call you and you responded promptly with no fuss we wish you all the best in your chosen career and have no hesitatio…

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Josef and Warren

Thank you Tara it was a pleasure dealing with you in buying our new property as well as selling the old one we found we could always call you and you responded promptly with no fuss we wish you all the best in your chosen career and have no hesitations in recommending you. A breath of fresh air in this very male dominated environment.

Josef and Warren

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