Our Story So Far

Established in 1988 as Margaret Robertson PRD, our company has its roots firmly planted in the Byron Shire community.

We’ve grown from a small agency, with the region’s top real estate agent at its helm, to the Northern Rivers leading property business.

In the past 30 years, First National Byron has cemented its position as the region’s number one agency, servicing a footprint that extends from Wardell to Byron Bay, Bangalow, the Hinterland, Mullumbimby and New Brighton. We are proud to be recognized as an iconic local company employing the most highly trained and accomplished sales property management, marketing and office management staff.

Since our doors opened, First National Byron has sold more than $2 billion worth of residential and commercial properties. We currently manage properties worth about $250 million.

We have developed the region’s largest, most dynamic database of buyers who have expressed interest in buying property in the area. We are also at the cutting-edge of real estate marketing and sales strategy, networking with national and international leaders to give our clients a competitive edge.

First National Byron is all about its people and its community.

We were the first local agency to offer paid traineeships, we invest heavily in professional development and training, and take pride in fostering a culture of support, friendship, fun and results.

Above all else, we live, work and play in the Northern Rivers. We know our patch, love our people, embrace our lifestyle and are actively involved in events and initiatives that shape our region.

We look forward to sharing our knowledge with you.

Recent Awards

AUSTRALASIA’S TOP OFFICE

We are excited to share the news that First National Byron was awarded the No 1 Office in the First National Australasian network.

With over 400 offices throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, and more than 3000 sales people, this is a huge back to back win for our team in this highly competitive arena.

Our Directors Chris, James, Su, Paul and Helen were honoured to accept this accolade at the National Convention which was held in May 2018 at The Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.

The gala dinner brought recognition to Australasia’s top 2017 salespeople, property managers and administrators and attracted delegates from far and wide.

We would like to thank all of our valued clients for your trust in us. To act for our vendors, landlords and to assist buyers and tenants is a privilege we take immense pride in. Our focus and commitment to service and achieving the best possible results for all of our clients remains central to our mission of excellence.

Congratulations to all of the award recipients in the network, and especially our very own Su Reynolds who was recognised as one of the Top 10 salespeople in Australasia.

Kind Words from

Our Happy Clients

Tara was friendly, approachable and pleasant to deal with. She was forthcoming with information and answered any queries we had in a prompt fashion.

Jessie and Werner

Tara was friendly, approachable and pleasant to deal with. She was forthcoming with information and answered any queries we had in a prompt fashion.

Jessie and Werner

Great woman to sell your house fast! Tara was quick to respond to any enquiries and available to negotiate the sale immediately. She worked into the night to ensure it would happen. I requested Tara to end the price range speculating as the own…

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Sally Willis

Great woman to sell your house fast! Tara was quick to respond to any enquiries and available to negotiate the sale immediately. She worked into the night to ensure it would happen. I requested Tara to end the price range speculating as the owner already knew what they wanted to sell it for and it slows things down for a serious buyer. Her response was immediate. Thanks Tara for your great efforts.

Sally Willis

Helen is a great agent, with terrific local knowledge. We have now sold multiple properties within our family with Helen and her colleagues at BBFN. We have always been happy with the outcomes and this sale was the same. Despite a period of worrying …

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Michael Chaseling

Helen is a great agent, with terrific local knowledge. We have now sold multiple properties within our family with Helen and her colleagues at BBFN. We have always been happy with the outcomes and this sale was the same. Despite a period of worrying market disinterest, Helen persevered and reassured us, and following a readjustment to our expectations, she was able to present the property to probably the perfect buyer for that property. Another great result and happy seller and buyer. We are happy to recommend Helen.

Michael Chaseling

Tara was highly professional and likewise with her colleague Su who sold my property in record time. Really great result and I would recommend them to others should they wish to sell.

Gill Edwards
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Tara was highly professional and likewise with her colleague Su who sold my property in record time. Really great result and I would recommend them to others should they wish to sell.

Gill Edwards
Great Work!

Tara was recommended to me by a couple of friends who had bought and sold through her. From our first encounter Tara was professional, direct, approachable and really knew her stuff. This was my first experience buying property and a massive learning…

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Kerri Ossip

Tara was recommended to me by a couple of friends who had bought and sold through her. From our first encounter Tara was professional, direct, approachable and really knew her stuff. This was my first experience buying property and a massive learning curve. Throughout the process Tara was extremely helpful, patient but above all fair to both myself and the seller. I would highly recommend Tara to anyone buying or selling.

Kerri Ossip

I recently sold my property at 1/21 Sunrise Boulevard through your agency, however prior to that, the property had been managed for some 12 years by your property management team. Therefore, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Virginia Kane …

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I recently sold my property at 1/21 Sunrise Boulevard through your agency, however prior to that, the property had been managed for some 12 years by your property management team. Therefore, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Virginia Kane and her team, particularly Sophie Moir who managed the property over the last 12-14 months. I always found the team and Sophie in particular to be very customer focused. When I did enquire about any possible problems (e.g. storm damage or repairs) Sophie always had the matter in hand; I didn’t have to chase up. This was very pleasing to me and reflects Sophie's professionalism. I would recommend your property management team to anyone considering leasing out their property in the Byron Shire.

My husband and I recently purchased our dream property in Myocum NSW. Tara Torkkola was the agent who looked after us from start to finish. Tara was very professional, helpful and personal throughout the whole experience. She seemed to have a good re…

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Bria Sydney

My husband and I recently purchased our dream property in Myocum NSW. Tara Torkkola was the agent who looked after us from start to finish. Tara was very professional, helpful and personal throughout the whole experience. She seemed to have a good relationship with the seller and was able to help us communicate with the seller quickly and effectively. Tara has strong knowledge of the local area. I would recommend her as an agent.

Bria Sydney

Paul was able to access a pool of qualified buyers and achieved the desired result in the time frame agreed. Our transaction was almost without stress. Many thanks to Paul for an efficient sale.

Deborah Aitken

Paul was able to access a pool of qualified buyers and achieved the desired result in the time frame agreed. Our transaction was almost without stress. Many thanks to Paul for an efficient sale.

Deborah Aitken

Tara is down to earth, honest and committed to achieving a great result! We had a great experience with Tara throughout the sales process. It is clear that Tara is 100% committed to ensuring the buyer and seller are happy with the outcome. She is …

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Nic Harrigan

Tara is down to earth, honest and committed to achieving a great result! We had a great experience with Tara throughout the sales process. It is clear that Tara is 100% committed to ensuring the buyer and seller are happy with the outcome. She is an excellent communicator and ensured our stress levels remained as low as possible through what can typically be a daunting process. I have no hesitation in giving Tara a 10 out of 10 recommendation!

Nic Harrigan
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