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Tim O’Brien’s love of the Real Estate Profession began at an early age through attending auction sales with his parents and it has been in his blood ever since. After completing his HSC in 1984, he began his traineeship in Real Estate immediately before opening his business in 1992 with his wife Annette who continues to work with him to this day. Working in the Real Estate Profession has never felt like work to Tim, he feels that everyday is a pleasure and that the real bonus is living in the beautiful Mudgee community. Tim believes that he is truly blessed to be apart of such a friendly, vibrant community in such a beautiful location in the Cudgegong Valley . Tim O’Brien is grateful that his three children, Connie, James and Laura have grown up in the Mudgee area which has so much to offer. Outside of his work, Tim’s interests include model trains (or in fact any trains – just ask his wife, Annette), Antiques and Collectables, woodworking and sports. A perfect day out for Tim would be at the Sydney Cricket Ground with his children and enjoying the atmosphere, drinking, eating too much, telling and listening to all sorts of stories.
Andrew is a Mudgee local with strong community spirit. He has been selling real estate in the district since 1994 and has tremendous experience in the residential, commercial & rural market- from $5000 village lifestyle blocks to prestige homes, multi million dollar broadacre farms & vineyards. Active involvement in local organisations see Andrew mixing with a variety of people from all walks of life and he is keen to see the district and its people prosper. Andrew has a genuine "can do" attitude and through continual training & development is well equipped to assist buyers and sellers alike to realise their dreams. Andrew is not your average 9-5 person and will persist for as long as it takes to achieve the best possible result. Having received a number of state and national awards for sales performance over the years from the First National network, along with being awarded 2021 and 2017 "Mudgee Agent of the Year" from independent rating service www.ratemyagent.com.au, you know you are in safe hands when entrusting the sale of your property to Andrew.
Peter commenced his career in rural agency in 1979 with the then Elder Smith Goldsborough Mort and spent 14 years with the company in Armidale, Guyra, Goulburn and as branch manager in Bourke and then Mudgee. After then running his own successful agency in Mudgee for 27 years, he has now merged his business with the team at First National Mudgee with an aim of focusing all his attention to servicing and selling rural property in the wider Mudgee area. His standing in the industry has been recognised by being awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association and being named the 2015 Real Estate Institute of NSW Rural Marketer of the Year.
Smart, professional and result driven, Bob Proestos brings fresh enthusiasm to First National Mudgee’s already dynamic sales team. An exceptional sales professional and dedicated real estate agent, Bob continues to raise the bar for quality service in both residential and rural sales. After commencing his real estate career back in 1985 working for Heritage Real Estate, Bob’s passion for the country, the people and the lifestyle was abundantly clear. His gravitation towards the real estate industry is due to him valuing a rare opportunity to connect with such a diverse range of people, establish long-lasting relationships and work together with his clients to not only achieve superior results but to ensure it is a smooth transition for both parties. His focus and keen interest in continually improving has earned him a flawless reputation among colleagues. He applies hard-earned skills, training and development courses with local market knowledge to achieve outcomes that supersede client expectations. During his 27 years in the real estate industry, Bob has enjoyed the opportunity of selling real estate up and down the East Coast of Australia and has also expanded his horizons as far as Queensland and Western New South Wales. From hobby farms and sheep and cattle stations to residential marvels, Bob Proestos has assisted in selling a wide range of property. Bob’s clear ability to make every client feel they are his sole focus is a direct result of his unwavering commitment to providing the highest possible level of service. Contact Bob Proestos to employ First National Real Estate Mudgee’s marketing resources, attention to detail and the local knowledge needed to guarantee your home or investment property is sold with the highest level of professionalism and service.
I grew up in Mudgee and have seen it go from a sleepy country town to the thriving, cosmopolitan community that it is now. I play a bit of touch football, golf (not well) & enjoy the many cafes, coffee shops & restaurants the area has to offer. I love this town and its people. I am passionate about promoting it to anyone who wants to live here. I have gained a reputation for being an honest, hardworking, ethical professional who will always strive for the best result. I have been recognised nationally for my achievements and make a point of doing things the right way. I will work hard to make sure every little detail is taken care of.
Sales Associate to Andrew Blackman, James is an integral part of the First National Mudgee Sales Team. Interested in real estate from a young age, James started his real estate career in property management where he gained valuable experience in dealing with tenants and landlords and maintaining long term working relationships. A Mudgee local, James has a genuine interest in relating to people on all levels and has an in depth knowledge of the local area. James is a genuine team player who thrives in First National Real Estate Mudgee's supportive environment. James retains a Diploma of Propety Services (Agency Management), Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) together with a Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice (Stock & Station). James is a Licensed Real Estate and Stock & Station Agent and is committed to ongoing training and achieving outstanding results.
Marnie has a genuine passion for real estate and works tirelessly on behalf of her clients. Motivated and friendly, Marnie is a highly driven and energetic agent with a wealth of local market knowledge. Marnie obtains immense satisfaction from helping both vendors and buyers achieve outstanding results and providing them with constant and open communication. She has an eye for detail, seamlessly managing sales campaigns and guiding her clients every step of the way. Marnie enjoys the strong work ethic and welcoming culture of First National Real Estate Mudgee and is looking forward to enhancing her knowledge and skills. Marnie is a registered Real Estate Agent.
Donald's honest and personable nature make him ideally suited to his role as Business Development Manager/Sales Consultant. Donald has 20 years’ experience in local government and a strong background in IT. His priority is to provide a high level of service and works to ensure seamless and stress free transactions for his clients. Professional and highly focused, Donald will always go the extra mile to make sure that each property is served to its maximum potential. A Mudgee local, Donald knows the area intimately which is an asset to his clients.
Having lived in Mudgee for most of his life, Daniel joined the First National Team in June of 2018 as a Property Manager. Daniel now works closely with the Sales Team as Sales Coordinator, ensuring all the 'behind the scenes' functions of listings and sales are undertaken with close care and within a timely manner. Daniel retains a Diploma in Marketing and is involved in creating market appraisal presentations and preparation of both property and office advertising and promotions. Daniel is an integral part of our team, meeting challenging deadlines and completing administration tasks. A Licensed Real Estate Agent, Daniel also provides reception relief for our very busy front office.
Erin is a highly successful individual with a wide range of experience in real estate, law and tax. As a licensed solicitor working in Sydney for an international accounting firm, Erin and her husband Matt a chef, and their daughter Brooklyn decided to move to Mudgee for a much needed tree-change. Mudgee is home for the whole family (now including baby Gigi)! Erin has been a high achiever from the outset, working across different roles at First National. As the Leasing Consultant, she achieved the highest number of leased properties in a month, and received both the NSW and the National Australian Property Manager Rookie of the Year Awards in 2018 for her efforts. As the Senior Leasing Consultant, Erin was responsible for commercial leasing and improving internal processes for handling arrears, tribunal matters and some of the more complicated issues that arise within property management. Erin has also been involved in the day-to-day administration of the office, particularly sales administration and processing, which has given her an all round understanding of sales and property management. A licensed Real Estate Agent, Erin is now Team Leader of Investor Relations, a role which utilises her client management skills, attention to detail, extensive legal knowledge, and her range of experience working in real estate. Her work ethic and passion ensures she doesn’t miss anything when it comes to customer service. Erin handles her role with diplomacy and efficiency, skilfully managing a growing portfolio of properties on behalf of our valued investor clients.
Having rapidly worked her way up from a Reception position, Sarah loves the opportunity to meet new and interesting people. With a history in the customer service industry, Sarah shows great communication skills and is a polite and extremely capable person, offering all our clients a warm, friendly smile with an enthusiastic and professional approach to all their real estate requirements. A process driven Leasing Consultant, Sarah aims to ensure a smooth leasing experience for everyone involved. Sarah loves that everyone in our Agency works together to support one another and best serve our clients.
Having been with First National Mudgee for over 10 years and further experience within the Real Estate Industry prior to First National Mudgee, Stephen Goodwin is currently Mudgee’s longest serving Property Manager. With a wealth of experience in the Real Estate Industry and a thorough understanding of the Residential Tenancies Act, coupled with local market knowledge, you can be sure that Stephen will ensure your investment property is managed in an efficient manner. With a highly systemised approach, new and existing clients alike can be sure that no stone is left unturned. Stephen Goodwin is able to ensure that every attention to detail is made in the management of your investment property.
Looking after the maintenance and operations arm of our portfolio of properties, our Senior Property Manager, Kathryn, commenced her real estate career in 1990 and has since been employed in a variety of roles including administration and sales support, property management and office manager. Professional and highly approachable, she deals with matters promptly and efficiently, keeping all parties informed and happy. Kathryn loves that her role allows her to meet an interesting array of people and build rewarding relationships. Her friendly personality and approachable, down to earth nature are highly regarded by landlords and tenants alike. Kathryn is a highly motivated property professional and a firm believer in providing honest and transparent service while continuously aiming to raise the benchmark for quality customer care.
With a strong background in customer service, Keely is part of our Property Management team, assisting with maintenance, inspections and client relationships. Keely is highly motivated and a keen learner, currently working towards a Certificate IV in Property Services. Keely is an extremely organised, reliable and trustworthy property officer who enjoys dealing with tenants and landlords and maintaining long term relationships. A Mudgee local, Keely has represented Rotary International as an exchange student and is delighted to start her real estate career with First National Mudgee.
A strong background in administration and customer service make Ezra perfect for his role as Property Manager with First National Real Estate Mudgee. Ezra brings a high level of professionalism to his role with great attention to detail and an approach that focuses on the client experience. Reliable and trustworthy, Ezra always strives for excellence and prides himself on providing a seamless process. Ezra's enthusiasm for his role, tireless work ethic and energy are invaluable assets and he enjoys working with our dynamic and positive Property Management Team.
With over 20 years’ experience working in the legal industry, Mandy Blackman is an asset to the First National Mudgee office. As Office Administrator, Mandy has brought a wealth of conveyancing knowledge to the role; and as the office ‘all-rounder’, Mandy has successfully used her skills in office and sales administration, trust accounting and property management to provide support for the entire First National Mudgee team! A licensed Real Estate Agent, Mandy prides herself on her attention to detail and strong work ethic, and loves to learn new skills. Mandy is a NSW Justice of the Peace and retains Diplomas in Business, Business Administration and Property Services (Agency Management) together with qualifications in Human Resources. Mandy was also named as a finalist in the REB Women in Real Estate Awards 2020 - Office Administrator of the Year. Having lived in Mudgee for over 30 years now, Mandy is enjoying spending time with family, particularly when she gets to work with her husband Andrew and son James!
Having started First National Real Estate Mudgee back in 1991, Annette has worked in the business since its inception. A Licensed Real Estate Agent, Annette has experience in working in every facet of the business from reception to property management and sales, and now has the role of account management, payroll officer and administration. Annette plays a vital, behind the scenes role and ensures that the agency runs smoothly and seamlessly from a financial standpoint.
As First National Real Estate Mudgee's Receptionist, Shanaya is responsible for making that all-important excellent first impression. Approachable and vibrant with superb attention to detail, Shanaya maintains a consistently courteous approach to all clients. Her strong communication skills and integrity make her perfectly suited to her busy role, lending invaluable assistance to the Sales and Property Management teams and working tirelessly to ensure the smooth running of the office. As someone who thrives on working in a supportive team environment, Shanaya was drawn to our agency's positive environment where everyone is caring, hardworking and driven. As a motivated individual who is passionate about property, Shanaya is looking forward to a long and successful real estate career.