Buyer Testimonials

Highly recommendable agent 

Nick van Vliet and his team have been an absolute please to work with. They have been professional, thorough and caring throughout the entire process which ultimately led to us purchasing our new home. We would absolutely recommend Nick and his team to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home.

Purchase of 406 Blockers Rd, Myponga, SA 5202
C & S Keightley

Really good to deal with! 

Easy straight forward transaction, Nick was very helpful & patient, we are new to Australia and the purchase procedure is a little different from the UK. Nick is very ethical, hardworking, great communication and almost always available!


Purchase of 407 Bahloo Glen Rd, Nangkita, SA 5210
R and V Zagajewski

Job well done - 

Nick is very efficient, a great negotiator and gets results buyer or selling.

Purchase of 33 Waverley Dr, Willunga, SA 5172
P & L Dales

Nick was professional in all his dealings with us. He was representing his client but he could have been more helpful and accommodating towards us. having said that, he went out of his way to sort out a problem regarding the occupation without settlement issue and his staff were very friendly and accommodating on the day of handover.

Purchase of 55 Kipsy St, Aldinga Beach, SA 5173
S & I Driver

Brilliant as always 
We dealt with nick multiple times over the year plus we were searching for somewhere to purchase, always great to deal with compared to a few agents in the area. It was a pleasure to finally find our new home with nick and his team.

Purchase of 36 Hampshire Way, Aldinga, SA 5173
J & E Plews

Highly recommended 

Personable, Considerate and Friendly Agent. We found Nick always very approachable,,with our interests foremost. He worked hard to get the best outcome possible i.e Price we wanted , and the house we had set our hearts on. 3Xp does = SOLD. Thank you Nick, Shanti and the team at First National Southern Vales.

Purchase of 14 Wigley Dr, Mclaren Vale, SA 5171
A & H Suskin

Nicks knowledge of the housing market in the area is excellent. He and his team are friendly, prompt and efficient in their customer service. Highly recommended.

Purchase of 393 Blewitt Springs Rd, Blewitt Springs, SA 5171
J & D Badgery

Highly recommend 

We have recently purchased a property from Nick and found him absolutely wonderful to deal with. He was very professional during the whole process, from organising a second show through promptly to signing of the contract and then the very friendly phone calls prior to settlement. Even a friendly reminder to organise to have our power connected so we could move in settlement day! Speaking with the vendors, they spoke extremely highly of him as well. We would not hesitate to use Nick in the future and also highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to sell or buy.

Purchase of 18 Chapman Avenue, Mclaren Vale, SA 5171
S & M Curtis

Delightful experience. Nick made it go smoothly and had a lovely manner and sense of humour!

Purchase of Lot 61 McLaren Flat Road, McLaren Flat
J & C Thompson

My partner & I purchased a property from Nick in Beverley last month. Nick was very honest & professional throughout the whole process. I feel if you required to purchase or sell a property through Nick at First National you will be very satisfied! Thanks Nick!

Purchase of 89 William Street, Beverley
L & B Capozzi/Clarke

My partner & I purchased a property from Nick in Beverley last month. Nick was very honest & professional throughout the whole process. I feel if you required to purchase or sell a property through Nick at First National you will be very satisfied! Thanks Nick!

Purchase of 89 William St, Beverley, SA 5009
L Capozzi & B Clarke

Delightful experience. Nick made it go smoothly and had a lovely manner and sense of humor!

Purchase of Lot 61 McLaren Flat Rd, Mclaren Flat, SA 5171
J & C Thompson

I would like to thank first national Nick van Vliet and team.
For the very fast and professional sale of my property at Willunga.
I was over the moon with the price i got and the team at the Willunga office.
I would like to recommend them to anyone that wishes to sell or buy a home or just researching investments. 
Also nick helped in the search and purchase of a new home property.
Which was able to settle at the convenient time for me to move straight into.
Again thank you very much 

Purchase of 20 Kitto Cres, Aldinga Beach
M Jamieson

The buying process 
We were able to see the house we purchased almost immediately upon request and a second viewing was arranged only 2 days later. Any information we required was promptly provided and Nick never applied any 'sales pitch' or 'pressure' to push us towards an offer. When we did make an offer it was accepted very quickly and after a few issues with the finance, during which Nick was very clear and direct with communicating our position and the process which was great as we had no idea. Bottom line, we are in the most wonderful home and everyone that we dealt with during the purchase process would be welcome to visit at anytime. I bet you wouldn't say that about many other sales people!

Purchase of 240 Cleland Gully Road, Mount Compass, SA 5210
S & M Dicks

Excellent Agent 
Nick is a knowledgeable and professional agent who was willing to spend time explaining the ins and outs of real estate transactions to me (a first time buyer). I felt like he was working for me as much as the vendor and this made me feel like a valued customer.

Purchase of 1A St Patricks Street, Willunga, SA 5172
T White

The agent was flexible for inspection times.

Purchase of 60 Valley View Drive, McLaren Vale
Walter Guan

Thankyou for making this step and exciting new chapter as smooth and minimally stressful with your advice and support. You go above and beyond for a job you love and it shows! Will recommend you for any family and friends in the market. Thankyou! 

Purchase of 9 McKinlay St, Mount Compass
Caitlin Czesny

Thanks to the First National Team for their advice and speedy attention to our needs. Two things stand out for us: 1. Being told that our first offer would not be accepted - and we assumed that was based on the vendors advice - save us alot of time in getting our offer accepted. 2. Being directed ti use the same conveyancer as the vendors and finding that the bill was substantially reduced as a result. We don't know man conveyancers in this part of Australlia so it was a relief t find that their suggestion worked really well for us. 

It was a pleaseure to do business with Mike. 

Purchase of 575 California Rd, McLaren Vale
John Baker

Hi Nick,  your service was quick, efficient and straight to the point! Just what you need when busy.
David & Pauline Stephen

Purchase of Lot 494 Marina Way Mannum
David & Pauline Stephen

Nick made purchasing the property very easy and stress free, Nick was very helpful in all areas. Thanks again.

Purchase of 22 Trenerry Street Aldinga Beach
Wade and Amber

Nick van Vliet was very professional and prompt with all aspects of the purchase.  His polite and direct manner made us feel like our purchase was as important as the Vendors sale.  Thanks!

Purchase of 27 Richards Road Willunga
Ben & Jane

Selling and buying is always stressful not too many good things about any house change but this house sold very quickly and before we knew it we were in our new house!
We were happy when it was all over but First National and the gorgeous Nick plus his equally gorgeous staff made it always relatively pleasant.  Thanks to all !!
p.s. We will be nominating Nick for the starring role in the next production of King Kong!

Purchase of 9 Galaxy Court McLaren Vale
Liz & John

We were happy with our experience because we knew that Nick van Vliet knew that we were keen and very interested in the Willunga area.  Thus he responded to the Vendors need to sell and our need to buy in a very efficient and timely manner. Thanks Nick

Purchase of 52 St Andrews Terrace Willunga
Tam & Bill

Well done Ben good to get the sale through before Auction.

Purchase of 180 Main Road Willunga
Darren & Linda

We first met Mike at the property by appointment.  We were impressed by his professional, friendly manner and his continuous feedback as the sale progressed.  We would not hesitate to recommend him to other clients.


Purchase of 23 Harvest Drive McLaren Vale
L & C Shearwin

Thank you for a wonderful experience in making it a pleasure for us in the real estate purchase of Cleland Gully property.

Purchase of 401 Cleland Gully Road Mt Compass
Walter and Jackie

Nick was very keen to help us to buy a property that suited our needs, and kept us informed with every necessary detail throughout the whole process. Thanks Nick

Purchase of 10 St Patricks Street Willunga
David & Louise

We found Ben to be very friendly, efficient and attentive.  He kept us informed of proceedings, and was encouraging when things got a bit difficult at times.  We would recommend Ben & First National to anyone buying or selling property.

Purchase of 17 Armstrong St Sellicks Beach
M Collins & A VanSomersen

Ben Watts was very helpful, made the process easy and kept us informed throughout everything.  He is very friendly and professional.

Purchase of 1 Bayside Ave, Aldinga Beach
S & R Davidson

We have purchased a beautiful home in a wonderful peaceful location with the assistance of a very friendly team – First National Nick van Vliet
L & L Martinez

Purchase of 6 Chaff Mill Rd, Sellicks Hill
L & L Martinez

Throughout the purchase of investment property, Nick was helpful and professional.  We had some problems with the vendor and he was very helpful and kept us well informed.  We would definitely recommend Nick and his team.  A & M Arnold.

Purchase of 49 Summer Street, McLaren Flat
A & M Arnold

We have purchased a beautiful home in a wonderful peaceful location with the assistance of a very friendly team – First National Nick van Vliet

Purchase of 6 Chaff Mill Rd, Sellicks Hill
L & L Martinez

Nick and all his team did a fantastic job taking care of us with the purchase of our dream home. Nick was professional, warm and friendly making the whole experience an exciting and an enjoyable one. All the staff kept us well informed every step of the way and would not hesitate recommending Nick and his fantastic team to everyone. We thankyou from the bottom of our hearts for making our dream a reality.

Purchase of 18 Kangarilla Rd McLaren Vale
M & D Hooper

After registering with First National when looking for local properties, we appreciated Nick's regular contact with appropriate properties and VIP inspections.
Thank you
A very happy outcome.

Purchase of 4 Kirk Street Willunga
K & B Pearce

Hello Nick,
A note of thanks for looking after us!
Firstly in looking to purchase a property we spent 18 months searching for the right home, in that time we looked at many sites with various agents and soon noticed your level of professionalism and enthusiasm which was very refreshing, coupled with the many ways employed to promote homes for sale it was a ‘no brainer’ which agent to appoint when it came time to sell our home.
As a seller we were then supported with the same level of expertise and enthusiasm we had previously seen in you.
Our heartfelt thanks,
Peter & Anthea Hoffmann

Purchase of 22 Methodist St Willunga
P & A Hoffman

Very happy with everything.  Ben was very helpful and had great customer service skills, overall very happy with Ben and his service.

Purchase of 6 Armstrong Street, Sellicks Beach
N Borrington

Anyone looking to buy or sell... Highly recommend locally owned First National Real Estate Willunga! Nick van Vliet, Shanti van Vliet and the team were awesome and so easy to deal with!! Please like their page to get up to date new releases and view amazing houses for sale in the area!

Purchase of 10 Mainwaring Street Willunga
J Dunstall & D Laidlaw

Nick was fantastic, he even came to our home in the evening to explain questions we had asked.  First class service over all.

Purchase of 1/8 Richards Rd Willunga
A & Y Kerr

Being interstate buyers, Nick organised times to view the property to fit our time schedule. He met with us at locations and times convenient to us.  He was extremely thorough and considerate of our needs.

Purchaseof 10 Light Place Mount Compass
K Prenzler

Wow…. Isn’t it amazing that its three months since you sold my lovely home to me. Time flies by so quickly I just wanted to say another huge THANK YOU for the wonderful way you conducted the purchase of my property.  Your friendly, relaxed, efficient, professional manner is to be commended.  Keep up the good work.  I love my home very much – settling in nicely.
Kind regards

Purchase of 21 Alexander St Sellicks Beach
J McHutchison

"First National Real Estate Willunga are fantastic. Right from the first point of contact they were very professional and helpful. My partner and I were first home buyers and having no idea what it was all about Nick and Shanti were there to answer all our questions. Having the support and knowledge of Nick and Shanti to guide us through from the day that we placed our offer to the settlement day was fantastic. Knowing that they were there to help made our first purchase in the property market as easy and as smooth as it could be! Thanks Nick, Shanti and the rest of the First National Willunga team!"

Purchase of 18 McKinlay Street Mount Compass
Matt & Sarah

Nick van Vliet and his staff are a great asset to First National and to Willunga.

Purchase of 2/8 Richards Rd Willunga
R & L Catron

Nick van Vliet was an attentive, professional Real Estate Agent

Purchase of 35 George Francis Drive Mount Compass
B Lewis & B Taylor

We were very pleased with all aspects of our property purchase.  We found Nick and his team to be very professional, friendly and helpful.  We would certainly consider Nick and his team for future real estate transactions.

Purchase of 31d Cleland Gully Rd Mount Compass
L & R Kowald

Your service in all areas was excellent and would recommend you to anyone. Selling or buying is never a good experience but you made it as stress free as possible.

Purchase of 5 Luders Street McLaren Vale
K & J van Driel

I would like to thank Ben most sincerely for the very professional, efficient, and helpful manner in which he conducted the purchase of my property. With his very friendly and understanding nature he is certainly an asset to your company. I will highly recommend Ben to family & friends in the future.

Purchase of 21 Alexander Street Sellicks Beach
J McHutchison

Nick is an excellent communicator and negotiator. It was a pleasure dealing with him and the staff in his friendly, extremely efficient office.  It is obvious they enjoy their work.

Purchase of 208 Hunt Road McLaren Vale
D & S Foster

When we sold our home more quickly than expected we contacted 4 local agents to let them know we had intentions of buying.  Nick was the only agent that organised private inspections and he even took us through two homes not yet advertised.  We loved the first one, made and offer.  Nick kept us in contact throughout the whole process and we were successful in getting the house.  This was all done over the Christmas break when most other agents weren’t even working.

Purchase of Willunga property
Crystal & Steve Thiel

We found Nick to be pleasant, helpful and courteous.  His knowledge of the local area enabled him to locate a property that suited our immediate needs.  His facilitation between ourselves and the previous house owners made to overall negotiations most professional and helpful.

Purchase of 53 St Andrews Terrace Willunga
J & P Harrison

We first met Nick at an open inspection, as potential Purchasers, Nick quickly became fully familiar with our needs and priorities, he then kept in regular contact whilst we progressed our own sale overseas. Once that was completed it was all systems go and Nick kept us up to date with new listings, whenever there was a price reduction on a property and just general contact. I would definitely use Nick to sell our next property as I know how well he treated as buyers and how he regularly kept in touch so we always spoke to him first before making a decision.
Thank s Nick for all you have done.

Purchase of 139 Blewitt Springs Rd McLaren Flat
T & D Snape

Dear Nick,

When I considered contacting First National in my property search, I chose them because they were local and I had confidence in the Principal.

The staff for First National Nick van Vliet are; totally professional, caring and friendly. Nick was available at any time and displayed honesty and integrity. Nick’s communication skills are excellent during the purchase process and after settlement.

I would definitely do business with First National Nick van Vliet again.

Thank you Nick!!

Purchase of 42 Stump Hill Road McLaren Vale
R & C Miller

Nick van Vliet and his staff were very professional and helpful. I was very happy with my experience, my overall rating of the service I received was excellent and I would certainly do business with First National in the future.
Thank you, to Nick and all your staff,
Warm regards

Purchase of U15,19 - 23 Hillier Road Morphett Vale

To whom it may concern,

It has been our good fortune in the past few months to have purchased a property via First National Real Estate, Willunga.  We have had the pleasure of having Nick van Vliet guide us through, making it a joyful and relaxing experience. No query or question was too hard for Nick and his helpful staff to answer or find the answer too.  We would recommend Nick and his team to anyone, with no doubt that they would do their very best for you. 

Jan & Ashley Stafford, Mt Compass

Purchase of 19 George Francis Drive Mount Compass

A quick email to say a big Thank you for all you have done to help us with the purchase of our new home.
After looking for what seems like forever we never thought we would find our new Family home let alone have such smooth road with the purchase once we did find it.
You have made it easy for us with all the paperwork and formal stuff that needed to be done, you were contactable any time for even the smallest of questions and available to show us the property when it suited us.
After all the issues we had with the sale of our house we were not at all looking forward to the going through the purchase of a new one, but after all you have done for us we would say it has been a pleasure and that is all thanks to you Nick.
Once again Thank you so much for all you have done and we will certainly recommend you to anyone that is looking to sell or to buy.
Matt & Adele

Purchase of 12 McKinlay St Mount Compass

Thanks Nick for making the process run so seemlessly and assisting us with our requirements. Craig and Carol

Purchase of 416 Bayliss Road McLaren Vale

Hi Nick, I just want to say how great Shanti was!   The first time we met Shanti was when we viewed the property just before settlement. She was very professional and friendly. Really lovely to deal with. We were not rushed and she seemed genuinely as excited as we were, which was lovely.
Settlement day we were very impressed with the presentation of our key on the hamper full of goodies from the local area. This was a personal 'magic touch'. The chocolate box and Brian's Olives now on the shopping list :). The champagne was a nice surprise. It can (it is !) stressful buying and as we settled late in the day due to the interstate settlement it was nice, helped us to really relax and enjoy the moment.

Shanti made the experience really special. We both said it felt like it was our first home. It all felt so right getting off to such a nice start. This is the fourth time we have bought property and the only time we were made to feel so special. I can't thank you and your team enough. Please pass on my thank you to Shanti too she was great and really made our experience one to remember!

C Woodford

Purchase of 19 Conte Drive McLaren Flat

With a dream to own acreage we thank the day we contacted Nick Van Vliet. 

Having never entered a “subject to sale” contract we did not have a clue where to start.  Two months later we are moving into our dream 5 acre property and have honestly had a stress free experience.

Nick’s service is top notch!  He is a very personable, down to earth and genuine man who never made us feel like just a customer but more like a friend.

We would not hesitate in recommending Nick and his staff to anyone with their own property dream.

Tarlie & Ty

Purchase of Lot 13 Rowley Road Myponga