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

We have bought and sold 10 properties over the last 15 years and in due course have been involved with more real-estate agents than we can count. Helen was a first. The first to be honest and upfront, the first NOT to divulge every personal aspect of…

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Kylie and Shane

We have bought and sold 10 properties over the last 15 years and in due course have been involved with more real-estate agents than we can count. Helen was a first. The first to be honest and upfront, the first NOT to divulge every personal aspect of the party she was representing just to get a sale and the first to make sure we knew everything we needed to know. Helen will be the first agent we would use again to buy or sell... Thank you!

Kylie and Shane

Su Reynolds was our primary point of contact with First National whilst selling our Byron Bay property. We would have no hesitation in recommending her services to future clients. Dealing with Su was always a pleasure. We were kept fully abreast of d…

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Jai Taylor
A pleasure to deal with

Su Reynolds was our primary point of contact with First National whilst selling our Byron Bay property. We would have no hesitation in recommending her services to future clients. Dealing with Su was always a pleasure. We were kept fully abreast of developments throughout the campaign, and advised in a very professional and informed manner. First National also delivered a great end result. Thanks again team.

Jai Taylor
A pleasure to deal with

Olivier and I were very pleased and grateful to Helen for all her hard work and expertise in selling our beautiful home in the hinterlands of Byron Bay. First National truly look after you in every aspect of the process and Helen was right there at a…

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Olivier and Cecelia Chaussemiche

Olivier and I were very pleased and grateful to Helen for all her hard work and expertise in selling our beautiful home in the hinterlands of Byron Bay. First National truly look after you in every aspect of the process and Helen was right there at all times. We highly recommend Helen to anyone who is thinking of selling their home as she is very professional.

Olivier and Cecelia Chaussemiche

I had no previous business association with Helen Huntly-Barratt when I listed 2 of my properties with her agency, Byron Bay First National Real Estate. I have however had many experiences with agents involving more than 25 property transactions, so …

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Kristina Brodie

I had no previous business association with Helen Huntly-Barratt when I listed 2 of my properties with her agency, Byron Bay First National Real Estate. I have however had many experiences with agents involving more than 25 property transactions, so I feel I am qualified to make comment on Helen’s capabilities as a Real Estate Agent and business owner. Helen is ultra-professional while remaining totally approachable and her communication skills are excellent. I knew exactly what was going on at every stage of the marketing and selling of my home. The selling strategy Helen applied to the sale of my property at 103 Federal Drive, Eureka, resulted in an outstanding sale price. I have every confidence knowing she obtained the highest possible price from the multiple buyers she was negotiating with. Helen is a hard-working and honest agent who kept my best interests at heart at all times. I genuinely offer this testimonial to account for her skills, character and integrity. She is a standout agent…and she also has excellent taste in wine.

Kristina Brodie

Service all good Knowledgeable, helpful and prompt.

Malcolm John Baker

Service all good Knowledgeable, helpful and prompt.

Malcolm John Baker

Travis did the door knock to meet us, really understood what was important about the North Coast, and was just a fun honest guy... and we got a good price. All sweet.

Richard Burns
Friendly and genuine!

Travis did the door knock to meet us, really understood what was important about the North Coast, and was just a fun honest guy... and we got a good price. All sweet.

Richard Burns
Friendly and genuine!

Helen, throughout our sale, was knowledgeable and helpful. She has good marketing skills and is a good negotiator. I have no reservations in recommending her to potential sellers as a great agent.

Peter Johnston

Helen, throughout our sale, was knowledgeable and helpful. She has good marketing skills and is a good negotiator. I have no reservations in recommending her to potential sellers as a great agent.

Peter Johnston

I found Su to be very professional in helping us to close the deal on our house in Byron Bay. We had some complications due to us being overseas professionals with overseas income, and she helped us to navigate the process to success. It is clear she…

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Jenny Lee Choo Looi

I found Su to be very professional in helping us to close the deal on our house in Byron Bay. We had some complications due to us being overseas professionals with overseas income, and she helped us to navigate the process to success. It is clear she has a lot of experience leading the process from property selection to exchange of contracts, managing both buyer and seller interests/concerns to keep it going. I would gladly recommend Su to other potential buyers.

Jenny Lee Choo Looi

I recently sold my house in Suffolk Park through First National Real Estate. We interviewed 4 different agencies before choosing to list our home for sale with Helen Huntly-Barratt and Paul Banister. I selected them for their honesty with regards to …

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HeeLing

I recently sold my house in Suffolk Park through First National Real Estate. We interviewed 4 different agencies before choosing to list our home for sale with Helen Huntly-Barratt and Paul Banister. I selected them for their honesty with regards to the value of our property and their market knowledge of the area. We certainly made the right decision as our home sold and exchanged within 3 weeks for over the advertised price! First National has a super awesome support and marketing team, Lauren was a ray of sunshine! We were thrilled with the photos and floorplan, the whole campaign both online and in print looked fantastic. Nothing was ever too hard for Helen and her team, the customer service and professionalism we received was second to none. If you are thinking of selling your home, Helen Huntly-Barratt and the First National team are the way to go!

HeeLing
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