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Providing real estate services ranging from residential and rural sales, property management to commercial real estate sales and lease, First National Real Estate Roper & Jones can help you with all your real estate needs.

Hear what our clients have to say

I would just like to thank you Jill for sticking with me in selling my house, you never gave up, and tried different sales and marketing avenues to get the sale done.
I found you to be a very friendly , bubbly person, I feel like we had become friends.
Thank you so much for your wonderful support.  All the best for the future.
Cheers

Marion Smith

We have had our Maungaturoto rental property managed by First National, Maungaturoto.

We have been very impressed with the way that every necessary requirement has  been taken care of with total professional care and without unnecessary hassle to ourselves.

We can totally recommend the First National Property Management teams to take the very best care of your rental property at all times.

Ian & Ann Hunt

Adrianne we’d like to thank you for your hard work selling Mum’s house. 

We all feel that you far exceeded the normal role of a professional salesperson. 

Mum came to think of you as a friend, as well as a trusted adviser, in the selling process. 

She is now happy in her new Village apartment largely made possible by your efforts.

Thank you.

Nick, Ruth Deidre & Rod Redgrave

I chose Adrianne Astley because she is the most competent real estate agent I have ever met.

None of my questions went unanswered, or problems too hard for her to solve.

Adrianne gave me confidence at a difficult time for me. She enabled the pathway to make my future plans come to pass. My family and I very much appreciate her invaluable help.

I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Colleen Redgrave

“I have had the pleasure of meeting Kathy a number of years ago when I was looking to invest in residential property. Over the years, Kathy has helped me out hugely … finding properties that have met my requirements perfectly … Kathy has a natural ability to not only understand what a buyer is looking for but is also able to find the right property when tasked with a request and she makes it happen with ease…I can highly recommend Kathy Fray as a person who fully knows her craft so incredibly well in all aspects of property sales and from a buyers point of view in the residential property market.”

Meredith Graham 

“Kathy is a fantastic networker. She has a natural ability to connect people and get people’s needs met. This translates remarkably well in the property market – she found me the perfect listing even though I didn’t even know it was just the right home I was looking for!”

Jane du Preez

I was a supplier to Nicole Williams for a number of years when she was a retailer. Her professionalism, reliability, high levels of organization and good business sense are commendable. What impresses me the most about Nicole, however, is her highly developed sense of ethics. All of these qualities will stand her in very good stead in her role in real estate.

Maureen Phillips

“I have had many dealings for a number of years with Nicole in her previous business as a customer and a client. She was always pleasant to deal with and I found her to be very fair and honest.”

JA

“As a former employee and colleague that worked alongside Nicole Williams for 8 years I can confidently attest to her outstanding qualities, contributions, professionalism and ability to create a successful business . Nicole always worked at a high level of professionalism showing integrity, empathy and ethics.  Nicole will always listen and work towards positive outcomes for all. She has built strong and lasting relationships with clients and customers based on trust, respect and mutual understanding. I would highly recommend Nicole.”

Nicole Joy Hinsch      

“My husband and I had the pleasure of supplying Nicole Williams with our products when she owned and ran her very successful shop. She was extremely efficient and had a friendly, helpful personality which was very engaging. She was a marvelous sales person and our products sold extremely well there. Our arrangement was on a sale or return basis and she was very well organized in keeping track of sales and making prompt, regular payments. We wish her great success in her future career.”

Graham and Britt Sansom   

“It has been a pleasure to have known such a lovely person that is Kathy Fray for over 35 years, and I have no doubt with her business acumen, along with the added bonus of her extensive knowledge on properties, will deliver outstanding service to clients.”

Lisa Nielsen

“I’ve known Kathy for 25 years and in all my dealings with her she has displayed the upmost honesty, integrity and drive to succeed in whatever she puts her mind too. She has vast experience and knowledge of the property market and I would not hesitate to make use of Kathy’s expertise should the need arise.”

Jody Day

“Kathy has extensive skills and knowledge. She can make a house into a home, a property into an investment, and knows how to really listen. This means that she is always someone that I want to have in my corner for a project. She’s reliable, professional, enthusiastic and great company! Highly recommend.”

Michaela Pinkerton

“I wholeheartedly endorse Kathy Fray with her vast personal experience in buying, selling, and renovating properties. Her unique blend of expertise, professionalism, and practical know-how makes her an outstanding choice for anyone navigating the real estate market.”

Rose Miller

If you’re looking to sell your home, then look no further than Adrianne.

I asked for a quick sale and that’s what I got!

With a sound knowledge of the complete sale process, nothing was ever a problem.

Adrianne brings so much energy and experience that I felt everything was under control the whole way through the sale.

Great communication, hard-working and honest – everything you need in a real estate agent.

Once again, thank you, Adrianne!

 

My husband and I had two wonderful experiences with Adrianne when we purchased two rental properties. Both purchases occurred in December, but one year apart.

Buying at this time of year is thrilling and nerve-wracking at the same time since you’re always wondering if things will work out in time for the offices to close for the holidays. But thanks to Adrianne’s expertise in sales, the law, and property management, we had a positive experience when purchasing our houses.

Adrianne is by far the most knowledgeable agent we have dealt with regarding the houses she is selling. She can be contacted whenever we had a query. We never heard an “I don’t know” from her. She made an effort to give us the details we required to determine whether the property would be suitable for our needs.

Adrianne is a pleasure to work with, approachable, and incredibly helpful in all aspects, especially when it comes to assisting us with each step of the process. She has also introduced us to Corey Lee, a fantastic property manager, who is taking excellent care of our two rental properties.

My husband and I highly recommend Adrianne and her exceptional services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

“Thank you for helping us achieve our goals, Adrianne”

Pamela

From the moment I met Adrianne, I was impressed with her friendly, outgoing and welcoming personality. Her professional approach to selling my Rural block was undeniably a test for her but she stayed very focused and we celebrated together. I would definitely recommend Adrianne to anyone Selling or Buying a property. Thanks – Gail

Thank you Karyn for your excellent work with selling our house. You were so professional with all the dealings between us the vendors and the eventual buyers. We appreciated you giving us advanced warning about all viewings and sharing feedback. Thankyou for going the extra mile in facilitating an easy exit for us and handover to the new owners. Good luck with all your future endeavours.

5 STARS

Rosemarie

Husband and I after 43 years in our loved family home made the hard decision to sell and move. After looking at several houses in Maugaturoto, we found our perfect house real easy with First National Kaipara with their agent Karyn. Lovely home and amazing garden! Unfortunately too small to fit all our furniture. Karyn was so lovely and knew that I really loved the house and garden. We told Karyn what we needed from our forever home. Karyn called us a few days later to tell us she had a place for us to look at, also told me it had a blank canvas for me to work with in the garden. All I can say is Karyn really listened! She had found our forever home!

Thank you Karyn for also being there for all our queries and guidance with the purchase……cannot wait to sit and watch the sunset with a glass of wine on the deck  of our forever home.

To say that we cannot wait to move to this property is an understatement.

Alumita and Ian

Adrianne was professional and committed throughout the journey of selling our property.  Her guidance was very helpful and she went above and beyond her normal duties to assist us in securing a sale.

Adrianne was always positive and communicated thoroughly with us.

I would highly recommend using her as your Real Estate Agent, and I can’t thank her enough for all that she has done.

You are a true gem and thanks again!

Cheers

Tammy McCann

Adrianne has recently sold my house in a tricky market which is no mean feat!

Throughout the process she was super helpful, frequently went the extra mile and always thought outside the box to get the best result possible.

She kept me informed and updated every step of the way with weekly emails and calls texts and emails when anything cropped up betweentimes.

I would thoroughly recommend her as your real estate agent – and I’m happy to discuss this with you. Just ask Adrianne to put us in touch – which I’m sure she would with her usual efficiency!

Liz Humm

Adrianne Astley, would be the most hard working and dedicated real estate agent I have come across, and I have delt with a few. Ok she took over 12 months to sell our property, however it went on the market at the worst possible time. It was when the market went from FOMO to FOOP so she had a tough job considering we refused to drop the price to suit the slump. Adrianne stuck to the task, keeping us informed the whole way through the process. When she finally got the sale she was genuinely so happy for us she came to us to celebrate the occasion. During the process we became close friends, even after moving the 500 kms to Taranaki, she keeps in touch.

So if you are looking to sell your property I would strongly recommend the hard working, honest, and knowledgeable Adrianne Astley. She gets the job done.

Regards a very satisfied Robert and Annie Fletcher

You have been so accommodating with my health issues in letting me break the notice period I truly appreciate it unfortunately I need the help now. You have always paid and repaired what needed to be done straight away which was awesome.  I wish you all the best I’m going to miss you all.

Thank you for everything !!  I enjoyed my time in Maungaturoto.

 

Julie Massey you have an absolute delight to deal with. You have gone above and beyond if anything needed to be done. I’m going to miss seeing your smiling face when it’s house inspection time. You are definitely in the right job you know how to treat, respect people and you listen and act straight away.

 

Rochelle, thank you for all the hard yards you put into the sale of the house. We are very happy with the new property and would highly recommend you for future property sales. All the Best.

Reg & Lyn

 Thank you so much for your continued support throughout the process of selling my property, your enthusiasm and wiliness to make this process as easy as possible hasn’t gone unnoticed. I appreciated your patience as we navigated this process and would absolutely recommend you to anyone looking to sell their property.

Nicole St

I would like to say that Adrianne was a pleasant, bright and cheerful personality to work with.  I believe she was realistic with the price, and on the falling market as it was then. Adrianne helped us go with the flow to achieve what was a reasonable price outcome at the time.  Had we hesitated the result would have been far worse over the first half of this year as it turns out.  The conditions of the agreement meant that we had a quick settlement and payout before Christmas which was a greatly desired outcome.

Rosemary

It was great to meet Adrianne at her office.  She was totally professional and  always happy, very keen to be of assistance to us and we found her awesome to work with. Adrianne had open homes every weekend even when the weather was absolutely horrible.

The home had nobody living in it and so Adrianne got the broom and swept paths, front and back deck from leaves and other rubbish that happened to have come through the wind and rain. On Monday Adrianne would give me a call to say how the Open Homes went. As this was only the 3rd time  that I was involved in selling a property she was always keen to assist me if I needed it.

I would highly recommend Adrianne to anyone that was looking for someone to sell their property.

Kind regards

Tui

Karyn and the team at First National helped us navigate our way through to the successful sale of our property; we were very impressed with their professionalism and communication skills , always keeping us up -to- date with progress ,and going the extra distance by making numerous personal visits to the property to ensure both the seller and the purchaser were comfortable with all aspects of the sale. We highly recommend their services.

 

 

Anthony

I found Karyn to be polite, approachable and very professional. She disclosed everything I needed to know about the property I was viewing and provided all written information needed. Karyn’s non-pushy manner was refreshing, yet she was more than happy to research detail for my later enquires. Her communication skills were excellent, and I was impressed by her prompt, informative, concise replies. When my computer and printer both broke down at a critical moment, Karyn calmly came up with a solution of emailing the documents direct to my solicitor. She showed good attention to detail, ensuring accurate information was obtained for the legal documents and enabling settlement to suit both parties.

Karyn did a perfect job of helping me surprise the children with the keys to our new holiday home (that I had kept a secret) when I took them to it for the first time for a ‘camp night’. She gave us a huge gift bag with  a beautiful wine, and loads of other amazing gourmet treats, that we were able to start enjoying straight away.

This was really an unexpected and especially lovely touch that clearly showed Karyn’s thoughtfulness. I would happily recommend Karyn’s sales and marketing consultancy services to anyone.

Thanks Karyn!

Jan T

“I never got around to saying a proper thank you for the super job you did in selling our house. And how fast you delivered as promised. That all went very smoothly. High quality service and extremely professional. Thanks Karyn.”

 

Trish

My name is Elena and I’m very pleased doing business with Adrianne Astley who has guided me through purchasing investment property then became a wonderful Property manager. Great negotiation skills and professionalism. 

Elena M

Thank you for coming out to our home at Pakotai on that Saturday. Because of your prompt action, we were able to purchase property at 36 Plunket Street. Your ability to manage the property as a rental, is first class. Big thank you Adrianne. 

L & R

Adrianne went over and above what we expected from an Agent. She gave her best efforts in securing a successful outcome for us and the house sale. She was always pleasant and friendly, her communication with us was excellent and always kept us informed. We can’t speak highly enough of her and highly recommend her agent services. Thanks.

Ray & Heather J.

I recently bought a house through agent Adrianne, and I now have her as my property manager for my house. I found her great to deal with, she is extremely responsive to my questions – no matter how small. This was my first home, so this was a learning journey for me and I found her patient/informative and great to work with. Adrienne has made this process of buying and renting my home easier and I want to thank her for all her hard work. – 

Nicole S

I would like to record my thanks to Adrianne Astley for the wonderful, helpful work she did to put the SOLD sticker at the front of our property 54 Ranfurly Street Dargaville.

SOLD is what we wanted.

SOLD is what happened.

Adrianne’s knowledge in all Legal, Property management, and Real Estate Sales fields contributed to such a smooth sale, (well as always there were ups and downs on the way), these were attended to promptly and in great detail. Dot the i’s and cross the t’s, how I like to do things, as Adrianne does as well.

Thank you, Adrianne and First National.

Margaret B

I am now in my new dwelling thanks to Jill Powell who has made the purchase of my section and recommendation of my choice of house an easy transition. Jill is very professional and hands-on and a delight to work with.  She is happy to investigate and pass on any glitches that may arise. I recommend Jill as an exceptional Real Estate professional, and wish her well in the future.

Erin W

‘Paparoa Community Charitable Trust has worked with Jill Powell for over three years. She has provided the Trust with excellent service beyond expectations. She kept us up to date with progress and has been a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend her services.’

Paparoa Community Charitable Trust

Gary Morris has sold 20 properties over the past couple of years for us.  During this period, we have found him professional, direct and incredibly helpful.  His wealth of knowledge and sales experience in the area is second to none and he continues to deliver successful results in a timely manner.  We would totally recommend him if you are after a stress free property transaction. – Donna & Brendon M

Gary was great to work with. His marketing and sales knowledge is second to none. Very prompt and organised. Gary was the first to list our properties and had them all sold before anyone else had even got their listing forms to us. Gary sold the properties for more than we were wanting, yet he never tried to drop the price and we ended up with more than we expected. I’d highly recommend Gary to anyone buying or selling property. – Shane

Very pleased with the service Gary provided and how quickly he got a result on the sale. He was easy to deal with and answered all my questions. Highly recommended. Good as gold! – Ashley

In 1993 Gary sold my farm for me in the Waikato and sold me my farm in Northland. His expertise is exceptional. In 2021 he is still my “go to” salesman and has just sold my property in Tinopai. Cheers Gary! – Paul 

I was extremely happy with how Gary conducted and walked us through the process – the journey of selling the farm. He is a great guy, and I would definitely call him first if & when I had something to sell. – Stuart 

Thank you SO much. It is so refreshing to find someone in the industry who works hard, is honest and diligent and not afraid to tell the truth and not try to embellish it. We have told a lot of people of the amazing and ‘tireless’ effort you put in. Definitely above and beyond just ‘the job’. Best of luck with your future sales, and I reckon if there was a genuine award for the ‘Best Agent in NZ’ based not on inflated sales figures and fudging the facts but actually being honest and based on integrity and actually caring, you would win that award hands down. Have a great day and once again thank you so much from both of us.

 

Brian and Rae

Jill was the exclusive agent for my commercial property in Paparoa and I just want to say Jill made the whole process from listing to settlement so smooth and easy. Nothing was a problem. Communication was quick and efficient, so I put this down to experience and expertise. I would recommend Jill any day.

Nina

Rachael’s knowledge and professionalism takes the stress out of the buying and selling process. Rachael is honest, friendly, and reliable. She makes it her priority to know her clients well, so she understands exactly what their needs are. I would definitely recommend Rachael as a Real Estate Agent; you can trust her to find your dream home or sell your property. Rachael always works hard to get the best results. Thanks, Rachael, for always making yourself available at the drop of a hat it’s always been a pleasure working with you.

Rose Webster

My wife and I have recently purchased a property in Mangaturoto and wish to convey our gratitude to the wonderful job Rhoda has done.
As an advocate and representative of your business and the real estate business in general Rhoda has been exemplary. From day one of our interaction with Rhoda she has given us the confidence, trust, knowledge, professionality and enthusiasm which in our minds separates her from the norm and I can’t bestow enough praise upon her. We are not the easiest of purchasers and recently had a very bad experience with an agent in the Auckland area which certainly held our thoughts of the industry with low regard. All too often we hear the negatives, and it is really satisfying to be able to convey some tangible positives.
Our words of praise also extend to your Roper and Jones business model as we all understand great people require and attract great support.
I would have Rhoda on my team any day and I can confidently say the vendors in this case hold her with equally high regard.
Once again thanks, it is a credit to the industry to have such people.

John and Katrina

…thanks a lot for a great job … You were willing to ‘go the extra mile’, and as I work in a Company where ‘Customer Service Satisfaction’ is a priority, you certainly provided that for us.
Any other Agents we dealt with did not seem to have the ‘energy’ that you had when we first approached you and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. … You listened to our request… We are only too happy to recommend you to anyone in the future.”

Robyn

This was me and my husband’s first time selling a home, and the staff at First National made the whole process so easy and stress-free. They took care of all of the details, and all of the advertising was included within the set fees, meaning no anxiety about escalating costs. They really listened to us and cared about making the process work for our situation and timeframe. They took really great photos, gave excellent advice, and very quickly attracted serious buyers. We found it really comforting to be able to contact them whenever we had a query, and they were always ready to make time to explain things to us. We could not have been happier with the service we received from First National, who were not only outstanding to deal with, but who demonstrated excellent knowledge of the market and managed to sell our property for a higher amount than we anticipated.

Arina & Jared