Testimonials - What vendors and buyers say about First National Real Estate Forest

I want to thank you for your help and advice in selling our property at 11 Kawana Street, Frenchs Forest.
You provided some valuable advice throughout the entire process for us. From passing on advice on what needed to be done to get the place ready for auction, to generally supporting both my wife and me through the entire technical process. While we have bought and sold a number of homes in two countries and three major cities around the world, we have never either bought or sold a place via the auction process and believe me, it is rather daunting for the uninitiated.
You provided direction, supplied some names of various trades people who all turned out to be fair in their prices, reliable and for us, easy to work with. This made life much easier for me in particular, as we prepared the house for sale.
We were more than happy with your choice of auctioneer, your organising of the actual auction on the day, complete with coffee truck (much appreciated by all attending) and many other details in the background on the day, including very effectively ‘beating the bushes’ to get potential buyers to come to the auction.
We were pleased with the result obtained, we thought at the higher end of our expectations and all in all things went very smoothly.
To remind you, we bought our current house in Davidson back in 1999 through you, and have really remained friends with you since that time as you have provided clear advice and proven yourself to be thoroughly reliable over the years.

Jim and Barbara Kent

I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation of the great work of Vahan and the team at First National Real Estate, Frenchs Forest.
From the moment we contracted them for the sale of our property in Belrose, they were professional and displayed an experience and level of service that were outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble for them and right through to auction day, they provided support and the correct advice which enabled us to achieve the best possible result with our sale.
We are delighted to be able to recommend Vahan and First National without hesitation.

Rod & Lisa Morrison

My husband and I have now purchased and sold 17 properties and as you can imagine dealt with many real estate agents and offices and found Michael Buckley and his team to be by far the stand out operator. He was a pleasure to deal with, accurate in his appraisal pricing and achieved a great result for us. He was punctual and precise and we were kept informed every step of the way from signing off of the initial marketing material to signing off on the contract for sale.
If you are looking for a great local agent to represent you in your sale and do the right thing by you then don’t waste time interviewing agents, get Michael underway today.

Max & Ronda Thomas
Frenchs Forest

I highly reccommend First National for all your property needs. The marketing, sales proves and communication was all fantastic and we achieved a block record in two weeks.


Professional, friendly service all the way.  We were kept will informed always and were very patient with our expectations.  We would not hesitate to recommend First National Frenchs Forest.  Very happy customers!

Grahame & Tracey

Ian is very committed to providing very good service.  I was particularly impressed by his showing the property in his own time, and by his keeping us posed on everything.


Michael, thanks for your support!  It was refreshing to have someone who realised that their role was on the side of the vendor!  The sale seemed easier knowing that you knew where your responsibilities lied.  The sale went smoothly.  The relationship worked and I found your reporting more than adequate.  Thanks again, and I will not hesitate to recommend you.

Frenchs Forest

After dealing with four previous agents, Michael has been second to none! His professional approach in keeping us well informed, as well as the sale price excelled our expectations.

Sergio & Margarita

Vahan has kept us well informed throughout the selling process and with the buyer feedback.  I will recommend Vahan and his team to any prospective buyer or seller in future for sure.

Edward & Herosoohi
Dee Why

I used First National Frenchs Forest for the marketing and sale of my property.  The presentation of all promotional marketing and advertising was outstanding.  I am very happy with Vahan and his overall service.

George & Noyemik
Frenchs Forest

The level of service has been exceptional throughout the entire process, extremely satisfied with every aspect. Michael gave us excellent guidance and advice. He listened to our hopes for the sale and delivered a great result, ensuring that we received the best possible outcome not only in terms of money, but also in regards to the simplicity of the overall transaction.

Stephen & Catherine
Frenchs Forest

Never having put a house on the market before the prospect was quite daunting. Darren made the process easy to understand and kept me up to date at every stage of the proceedings. I would highly recommend the agency.

Frenchs Forest

We couldn't be more satisfied with the results. Very happy with Ian's excellent service. Thank you very much guys good work!

George & Inga
Killarney Heights

We got the price we wanted. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Quick result.

Gary & Emily
Frenchs Forest

Michael and the team facilitated a quick, smooth and efficient sale of a beautiful property. Michael even assisted when the telegraph ran a story on our purchase. Great buying experience.

Frenchs Forest

Dear Michael,
Just writing to let you know how much we appreciated all the help and guidance you provided for us throughout the process of both buying our new house and also the selling of our previous property. You came to us recommended from one of my work colleagues and I must say we were not disappointed. Your easy going manner in dealing with any issues that arose and your fast replies to any of our questions was greatly appreciated along with your unwavering positive attitude made the experience a lot less stressful than we were expecting it to be.
We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you personally along with First National Frenchs Forest to any of our friends or family who may be looking to buy or sell property in the future.

Rod & Denise
Frenchs Forest

I have been delighted with the service and professionalism received by your Real Estate office. I thought the advice given by Michael Buckley was first class. Being a sole person selling was a bit daunting but my fears and was worries were taken care of by Michael. I consider your service as exceeding my expectations- as was the price I received.

Frenchs Forest

It gives me great pleasure to recommend Michael to anyone who wishes to have a most trustworthy real estate agent, he informs you right through the transaction of the smallest detail, he shows discretion in all he does and in may case it was something I requested done to my satisfaction and I was saved from any worry I might have had. Yes Michael rates high within me.

Frenchs Forest

I leased my home through Julia Leach from First National for the first time one year ago. I chose First National at Frenchs Forest as they were recommended to me by a friend who had used them recently.  Julia and her team have been professional in every way, despite having very demanding tenants. Julia was diligent at all times, went above and beyond, coped amazingly with the constant demands of the tenants, even going to the property with a tool kit herself when necessary. She kept me informed at all times and has now re-leased the property within days of the previous tenants vacating.


Dear Michael, we're very pleased with the entire process, and very happy with all provided services, and want to give a big thank you!

Vicki & Lei

From the first time we met Michael, he came across as a sincere and well-intensioned professional. His marketing and negotiating skills are faultless and his emphasis is to obtain the maximum price for the property. Michael's communication skills are absolutley first class, with updates of the progress of the sale first class. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael's services to any would be seller of their property.

Frenchs Forest

I was most impressed with the professionalism displayed by the whole team at First National Frenchs Forest, and in particular my dealings with Michael Buckley. I found that their commitment to achieving the best possible price for my home, the ability to negotiate coupled with an intimate knowledge of the market, certainly combined to successfully complete the sale for a price well above the guide. The feedback and continual communication throughout the whole process meant that I was always up to date and aware of what was going on at every stage. I would have no hesitation in recommending  Michael and his team for a thoroughly friendly, conscientious, extremely ethical and totally professional service.

Frenchs Forest

I think the energy is excellent and professional.

Barry & Robin
Frenchs Forest

Highly professional yet personal service orientated. Honest and open communication style.

Sonia & Gordon
Frenchs Forest

Vahan's unfailing approachability and complete professionalism helped to make the whole experience stress-free. He was always available to answer any of our questions and we appreciated his genial good humour and obvious wide experience in his profession.

Ruth & Robert

You only occasionally meet in business a person of such high standards as Michael Buckley. He works with a soundness, wholeness and uprightness to achieve for you, the very best result possible.
My concern in getting the very best price possible for my property became Mr Michael Buckley’s top priority objective, until he did eventually achieve the result we both wanted.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael Buckley for any project, for with his integrity, he would succeed in any task he undertakes.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank Michael Buckley for his help in the recent sale of our home. Michael proved to us that it really does make a difference which agent you use, he was enthusiastic, reliable and most importantly negotiated a sale price way over our expectations in four days by implementing a well thought out sales strategy.
We had planned a trip to Queensland and were away for the majority of the time but were kept up to date every step of the way which is what we had come to expect as he had been in contact with us over the last nine months which actually made it an enjoyable experience.
We would highly recommend Michael to anyone thinking of selling.

Ken & Bev

Having had a home many considered something uniquely special and also aiming very high in our opinion of its worth, we have nothing short of the highest of praise for the efforts and result achieved by Michael Buckley in successfully selling our home.
The price Michael achieved for our home was well beyond what 6 other local agents we had shortlisted to be interviewed thought would be possible. We found throughout our homework into real estate marketing that gloss and glamour don’t guarantee the best result but that the highest return comes simply through hard work, attention to detail, knowledge of product, sensible marketing and a commitment to the highest sense of work and professional ethics. Michael Buckley possesses and repeatedly demonstrated all these good traits. After successfully recommending Michael and the team at Seaforth to other parties since the selling of our home, we have since received good feedback and much thanks. We have
no hesitation whatsoever in personally recommending Michael Buckley to anyone expecting a productive marketing campaign to achieve the highest possible result in the sale of
their property.

Jonathon & Sandra

When we decided to move out of the area, we listed our home for sale with one of the large local agencies.
Unfortunately after few months of anxiety & frustration we had no buyers showing interest and received no offers.
We decided to change agents… and gave it to another local agency with no results.
Eventually with the recommendation from one our friends we listed our home with Vahan who in short period of time had more than one buyer interested and they were submitting offers.
With Vahan’s professional approach and negotiation skills, it was great to work with an agent who understood the local market and gave us 100% of his time to us and our home. We achieved the result we were hopping for well above our and the previous agents expectations.
We strongly recommend Vahan  if you are thinking of buying or selling, with his knowledge and experience, he will give you the right advice.
Thanks again!!

Tazma & Glen