Seller Testimonials

3 x P = SOLD- We'll & Truly Delivered 

When you need an agent to hand the baton to in the race to sell your home Nick is the man to see. Nick's professional relaxed and trusting manner took the stress out of selling our home. We were confident from the start that we had found the right man for the job. We were very impressed that our house sold before it was even released to the full market thanks to Nick's data base of potential buyers. We highly recommend Nick and his team at First National Willunga to be your first & only choice when selling your home.

Sale of 13 Mudge Street, Mclaren Vale, SA 5171
J & R Rickert

Best agent!! 
When it came to selling our house we talked to a number of residents about their experience and everyone said go with Nick van Vliet! As soon as we contacted Nick he came and gave us advice on how to present our home and we took that advice and the feed back from people going through on open days was extremely positive. As a result we achieved a result that met our best expectations. His guidance through the sales process has been invaluable

Sale of 34 Hewitt Dr, Mclaren Vale, SA 5171
A & S Habner

Gets the Job done! Terrific Agent 

Nothing is too much trouble for Nick. He was with me all the way through the pre-planning phase getting ready for market and his attention to detail is what makes him stand out. Nick kept me informed throughout the process and together we achieved a fantastic result. I can highly recommend Nick van Vliet and his team at First National.

Sale of 12 Abbott Ave, Mclaren Vale, SA 5171
S Prizibilla

Nick was helpful, enthusiastic, and his marketing strategy was excellent. He was always contactable throughout the selling process and gave helpful advice for presentation of the property. We were very happy with our sale price and speed of the sale. I would highly recommend his services to anyone thinking of selling their house. 

Sale of 407 Bahloo Glen Road, Nangkita
P Gurry

Dot and I would truly like to thank you and your team in the manner in which you sold our home at Mount Compass. From the moment we sat down at our kitchen table with you and Shanti it did not take long to embrace the marketing plan set out before us.
The speed at which you sold our home and the price achieved was beyond our wildest expectations. The confidence we gained from each of your team when moving through the process was confirmation to the fact that we had chosen a highly professional agent.

Sale of 2201A Victor Harbour Road, Mount Compass
D & D Taylor

Very Honest and Hard Working 

Could not have chosen a better agent, very honest and totally committed to providing the best service possible. Absolutely exceeded our expectations. Well done Nick! Will always recommend you!

Sale of 45A Caffrey St, Mclaren Vale, SA 5171
G & H Teague

The best agent there is! 
We highly recommend Nick van Vliet as an agent. We recently sold our house in Mt Compass and used Nick and his excellent team. Nick's area knowledge is second to none and he is always very much up to date with recent sales and listings. Nick is professional in every way, from his manner and appearance to his organisational skills and excellent communication ability. We found him very easy to talk to, relatable and "down to earth". Nick was honest in his appraisal and even though we had differing opinions of our home's worth, he gave us no illusions of false hope. In the end our sale price was pleasing to all parties. We felt in control of every decision, guided by Nick's experience and at no time did we feel uninformed as Nick was in constant communication with both of us with any updates. We were treated with respect at every meeting, and we could tell that any potential buyer was also treated this way, which was important to us. Not a single thing was left to chance and we felt very confident that every aspect of our sale from finish to end was handled expertly. We would most certainly use Nick's services again in the future

Sale of 34 Waye St, Mount Compass, SA 5210
N & M Lenk

Fast, effective, accommodating agent 

Friendly caring professional advise and knowledge. Brilliant results

Sale of 1 Dawe Ct, Willunga, SA 5172
H Pearl

Excellent agent - 

We found Nick to be extremely professional and his service is top rate. Couldn't have asked for more in a real estate agent. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Sale of 1 Dawe Ct, Willunga, SA 5172
A Pearl

Well after giving NIck van Vliet and team the task of selling 3 blocks of land , i can honestly say mission accomplished. Having this team with local knowledge and getting the marketing spot on , gave me the results i was after . The enthusiasm from Nicks office is contagious , so making a sellers mind more at ease . Many thanks to First Nation Nick van Vliets team. 

Sale of Lot 17 Lot 17 Hewitt Drive, Mclaren Vale, SA 5171
D & S Sexton

Dear Nick, we would like to thank you for the successful sale of our home. You worked very hard to finally close the deal and everything you did was very much appreciated. We would also like to thank your wonderful staff Veronica and Kylie for the ongoing help they gave us. We would never have managed without them. We would also like to thank you for the help you gave us in purchasing our new home in Albany Western Australia. Kind regards to you all. 

Sale of 33 Waverley Dr, Willunga, SA 5172
B & P Ashwin

Nick and his dedicated team left no stone unturned to find a buyer for our little farm. they kept us informed at all times and tirelessly held opens, pursued leads and talked potential buyers through the realities of quirky old farmhouses.

Sale of 406 Blockers Rd, Myponga, SA 5202
L Morrison

Knows his area 

makes the process as easy as possible. quick result and he is always accessible.

Sale of 15 Hewitt Drive, Mclaren Vale, SA 5171
M & S Glass

Nick gave us common sense and practical advice. He worked with us to achieve our objective to sell this property without fuss and in a timely manner. His system was fundamentally sound with presentation, price and promotion being met. It always pays to heed professional service and we happy to recommend Nick as an agent with integrity and commitment delivered as expected. 

Sale of 1007 Cleland Gully Rd, Tooperang, SA 5255
D Wallace

How very fortunate we were to have Nick as our agent ..selling a home is an emotional exercise...and one like ours certainly tugged at our heart strings in letting go.....Nick intuitively picked up on the amount of pride and workmanship that had been lavished on ToadHill .... It was an absolute privilege to deal with such a professional team as First National .. every open inspection was adhered to time wise ...and duly followed up ... it is very obvious that Nick has an inherent aim to give both buyer and seller the very best outcome that was possible .....

Sale of 5 Hillyfields Rd, Kangarilla, SA 5157
P & R Taylor

Nick's enthusiasm and optimism were infectious and made us believe we could achieve a sale. We were very impressed with his marketing program and negotional skills. He came through for us with a quick sale and a very good sale price. Well done Nick and his staff and a big Thankyou!

Sale of 407 Bahloo Glen Rd, Nangkita, SA 5210
P Gurry

Hi Nick on behalf of the Binns Family I would like to thank you for your professionalism, advice of what needed to be done to get it ready for sale and help in reaching the successful outcome of the sale of Phils house. It's been a big step for him and you've made it as easy as possible which had been appreciated. Thank you

Sale of 10 Ian Street
C & S Binns

I would highly recommended Nick van Vliet form First National, who did an excellent job of selling my house. He gave good advice and explained the process clearly and always kept me informed of progress. He work hard over the holiday period and achieved the sale price I wanted and in the time frame I required.

Sale of 55 Kipsy St, Aldinga Beach, SA 5173
G Robinson

Can't Beat Nick's attendion to Detail, Diligence and Dogged Determination 

From the Get-go Nick was friendly, helpful and eager to list our property. We really appreciated his feedback about aspects of the property, work required for sale preparation and guidance regarding the market, local characteristics and trends. As Nick is knowledgeable, always optimistic and easy to communicate with, we would definitely recommend him to any prospective seller or buyer.

Sale of 21 Sherriff Road, Maslin Beach, SA 5170
C & L Needham

Happy vendors 

Achieved a great result despite a few hurdles appearing through the sales process. We would definitely recommend Nick and his team

Sale of 36 Twentyeight Rd, Mclaren Vale, SA 5171
D Foreman

We would recommend Nick to anyone in the South of Adelaide 

Nick is an excellent Agent. We bought our new place through him and then sold our old place. Nick is thoroughly honest, knowledgeable, reliable and achieves the agreed outcomes. We found we could rely on his advice and if we followed it then everything worked out.

Sale of 78 Jimmy Watson Dr, Woodcroft, SA 5162
J & S Yule

Highly Recommend Nick Van Vliet, First National Team for selling your home 

Absolute brilliant service from an agent with great knowledge, credibility and integrity within the market. Easy to get hold of, always kept us updated and did the best to secure a great sale on our property. Could not be happier and cannot recommend Nick Van Vliet and his team at First National highly enough.

Sale of 22 Arabian Court, Hindmarsh Valley, SA 5211
Y Cooke

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 had set our hearts on. 3XP does = SOLD. Thank you Nick, Shanti and First National Team at Southern Vales.

Sale of 854 Piggott Range Rd, Onkaparinga Hills, SA 5163
A & H Suskin

In a time which was very stressful Nick provided us clear direction and options for the sale of our family home. His knowledge, honest communication, marketing and sales plan gave us great confidence in him and the process. We achieved a sales figure above our expectations due to not only the presale work but Nicks post sale negotiations and efforts in connecting and following up with potential buyers. We'd highly recommend Nick to entrust selling a home through.

Sale of 12 Matthews Ln, Willunga South, SA 5172
S & E Walsh

Nick, Shanti and rest of First National team were very professional and made the process of selling our home a successful and straight forward process. The approach utilised by them is structured, planned and executed well. The outcome of the sale was over the asking price and surpassed what other agents in the area believed the property would go for. Thank you very much

Sale of 39 Quinliven Rd, Port Willunga, SA 5173
G & J Guerrieri

An Estate Agent you can trust completely to get the job done

Nick worked tirelessly to achieve a great result for us. He offered suggestions to assist us with selling our home to the right buyers & kept us regularly informed throughout the process Many thanks Nick,Shanti & the team at First National!

Sale of 47 Caffrey Street
N & J Richardson

Nick and his team were very professional and the communication was excellent. In this market, vineyards are, at the best of times, somewhat difficult to move. Nick was excellent in negotiating the eventual sale which met my expectations of the price achieved. The new owners are very happy and are on the journey of grape growing and winemaking.

Sale of Lot 61 McLaren Flat Road, McLaren Flat
G Harrison

To Nick Van Vliet and all the team at First National Real Estate To all prospective sellers in the real estate market this testimonial is written with great pleasure for the whole team at First National Southern Vales.
Graham and myself approached selling our home with great trepidation. Nick arrived and sat down with us and carefully explained the different packages we could choose from and the one he felt best served our needs.
We were unanimous in our decision to go right ahead with an immediate sale because at no time was there any pressure to do so from Nick. We got down to business and within a week the process of selling began. The team arrived for a “safari" and then the photograper all of whom were extremely professional. We prepared our home well, following the right advice from Nick and the rewards of doing so were fantastic. Following the first VIP open there were 2 great offers, one fi‘om interstate, and Nick was able to negotiate with the prospective buyers to achieve a great sale.
To say that we are happy with the result is an understatement. 

Sale of 22 Chapman Ave, McLaren Vale
G and R Fraser

Right from the start Nick was on-board with what I was trying to achieve. Very personable and professional. We discussed things needing to be attended to for best buyer appeal, sales process and a realistic price set for the house. I was kept informed as things progressed and in a very short time Nick presented with several offers, two of which were above top end of the asking price. All in all the experience with Nick and his team was a pleasure, ended with a quick and very pleasing result. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to others.
Nick, thank you.

Sale of 23 Hewitt Drive, McLaren Vale
N MacFarlane

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 

Sale of 63 Bangor Road, Willunga
M Jamieson

Break out the champagne are the words we all want to hear and Nick was the one that made this happen. We were over the moon with the quick sale of our property.
At such a stressful time Nick was able to put our minds at ease and take much of that worry and concern away from us.
His advice which we followed was much appreciated and helped us achieve the results we had hoped for.
The professional and caring approach combined with stunning photography by Nick and his team was without a doubt instrumental in the sale.
From start to finish he kept us informed, even with phone calls when he was interstate!
We cannot express enough our sincere thanks and happily recommend Nick and his team to everyone thinking of selling their home.
Thank you Nick for everything you did and achieved.

Sale of 18 Chapman Ave, McLaren Vale
J & T Warner

On behalf of Dennis and myself, I would like to thank you for your assistance in the sale of my property at Seaford Rise. We decided to utilize your services on advice from relatives who gave glowing praise on your agency.
You and Mark were very professional in your approach and kept us informed all the way. Your advice on displaying the house was very much appreciated and the fact you were able to obtain our price on the first showing was very impressive.
Based on our experience, we would not hesitate in recommending First National Willunga to anyone looking at selling their property. 

Sale of 15 Grand Blvd, Seaford Rise
M McKay

Our home at Willunga was sold to us by Nick, as purchasers his knowledge of the local district with it markets, restaurants, wineries and leisure activities made settling into the village lifestyle at Willunga easy, so when we planned to sell our home we decided without any reservations to approach Nick at First National Real-estate. This proved to be the best decision we could have made. His advice in regards to how to prepare the house for sale was invaluable, and proved to be flawless. He was constantly in touch during this time, gave support and impeccable advice without reservation. His team were also very professional while being friendly and approachable. The brochure they produced was fabulous; the photography fantastic, they were always available to answer questions, and kept in touch with us throughout the sale process. Our property sold during Nick’s VIP open and we were absolutely thrilled with the result. We would like to thank Nick and his team for a job well done.

Sale of 117 St Johns Tce, Willunga
D & M Perry

When my father made the decision to sell his home of twenty years, there was only one real estate agent he trusted to do the job, Nick Van Vliet. Nick had previously sold a block of land for my father, gaining a very good price for it with no fuss, in a short amount of time.
Nick arrived for our first meeting on a Wednesday, my father at the age of 86 was feeling quite anxious about the idea of selling his home and it was quite possible that he may pull out. Nick was fully aware of the stress that such a decision can place on the elderly and handled the situation extremely well. Nick came in with a smile and a happy greeting, sitting down with a cuppa and a nice chat about other things until my father was feeling relaxed enough to get down to business. Everything was explained in a clear no rush manner, and to my delight Dad happily signed the forms to go ahead.
So on the Friday, 2 days later, Nick brought someone through the house for an inspection, great interest was shown, negotiations were made and an offer was put forward. The price that Nick managed to get for the house was more than we were expecting. My father was completely happy with the offer, job done, house sold, no stress.
On behalf of my father and myself, we thank you Nick and your team, for making this whole process so easy and quick for us. We will most certainly contact you again if and when anyone in our family requires the services of a real estate agent. We will also recommend you friends or anyone that is thinking of selling their property.
Thank you again Nick, you’re a great bloke.

Sale of 20 Kitto Cres, Aldinga Beach
P Thorpe and E Williams

In January this year we have sold a home in Old Noarlunga which was a family home for over 65 years. We had two agents though through the house and chose Nick because he took the time with the 80 year old owner who had lost her husband and was now leaving the only home she had lived in during their married life. Nick was genuinely interested in her memories, what made living in Old Noarlunga special for her and at every stage of the process took the time to explain to her what was happening.
Nick set out a marketing strategy for Auction and explained his VIP database, even though we were going away for a week Nick arranged the paperwork for us, this was delivered to his office on the night of the 25th of January.
Nick had stated that he had a red hot buyer, but we did not get excited about this because this is what all good salespeople say. Of course we were so very wrong, Nick showed the prospective buyer through on the 27th of January (the first day it went on the market) and we had an offer the next day!! Our entire sale was completed within three weeks allowing the Vendor to move into her new unit in a Retirement Village.
We have never heard of a sale like this, and can only emphasize that Nick does mean what he says! He is honest, encouraging and always available to his clients as are his office staff. We have already recommended him to a friend and will certainly continue to do so. Nick’s integrity throughout this process was exceptional and we have been so fortunate to choose his services for the sale of our house. 

Sale of 18 Patapinda Rd, Old Noarlunga
Bruce & Anne Rehn

We chose Nick and First National Real Estate on trust, based on their activity in the southern vales region, and our trust was repaid by Nick and his team. We were very happy with the marketing of our property, with the communication throughout the sales process, and with results that Nick and his team delivered. We would happily recommend Nick to anyone selling a property in the southern vales. 

Sale of Lot 4 Hunt
Paul Haysman

Nick was professional in his manner and delivered what he promised. The booklet that they make for the property is amazing. Nick has a great knowledge of the market in the area and would definitely recommend to others. 

Sale of 92 Arthur Road, Mount Compass
Mick Dreseler

When we decided to sell our property we approached Nick as his reputation based on results spoke for themselves so there was no reason to look further. Nick was very honest and realistic about a price to sell and his strategies for acquiring a target. Unfortunately, we were out by a few percent and Nick’s market research and results from that showed us what we needed. Our situation changed quite drastically over a short period of time which really put Nick and his team under the pump as it were and true to his reputation he came to the party and managed to close a deal for us.
I would firstly like to thank Nick and his staff for going the extra mile and doing an outstanding job in all aspects of the process and always finding a solution to all the challenges we have especially in our circumstance.
I would just like to say First National, headed by Nick van Vliet were and are by far a professional and trustworthy company to deal with and would highly recommend to any persons thinking of buying  or selling their properties.
From the entire Forrester family, we thank you for making our process a smooth one.

Sale of 209 Ryan Road, Sellicks Hill
Richard Forrester

From the moment we met Nick through to the moment keys exchanged hands, we were thoroughly impressed. The process was incredibly smooth and we felt Nick kept us in the loop at all times.
Our friends and family watched in amazement as Nick managed to sell the house at his VIP preview, before it went to the broader market. This not only saved us precious energy but saved us money on marketing. Win Win!
I would not hesitate to recommend Nick to anyone looking to sell their home. I don’t understand why you’d use anyone else!  

Sale of 15 Gilligan Grove, McLaren Flat
Becky Hirst & Daniel Procter

We were impressed with every aspect of the sale of our property and the assistance we recieved over and above what one would normally expect. We will have no hesitation in recommending Nick and his staff to anyone thinking of buying or selling property. 

Sale of 41 Norman Road, Willunga
K & J Lawrence

Recently (August 2015) we sold our home at McLaren Flat. We used First National the agent was Nick van Vliet. His attendance to detail was second to none. Nick sold our home in 4 days. He achieved this without even advertising it. We found his professionalism far advanced and different to the other agents. The whole experience left us with the feeling that we had just discovered a long lost relative.
Thank you Nick for your friendship

Sale of 10 Paula Court, Mclaren Flat
Gerald and Margaret Smitheman

Couldn't of asked for more from Nick and his team. I felt that while my property was on the market, it was the only one on the market - personal service was amazing. Nick works all hours to get the sale through and to keep in touch with what was happening at every stage. Easiest home sale I have ever experienced and my buyers, who now love next door are happy too! Well done team!  

Sale of 17a Kookaburra Court, McLaren Flat
Sally Willkinson

We would like to express our gratitude to you and the team at First National for not only selling our much loved home, but finding buyers who will treasure it as much as we have! This was great value to us. We put so much time and effort into turning our little Compass Cottage into not just a house, but a home and we have been so grateful for all of the effort YOU have put in for us and achieved a great result for both us and the buyers.  We were blown away by the final sale price, which was well above our asking price; we attribute that to your hard work and are very grateful for everything. It was a disheartening time for us when our first contract fell through after weeks of waiting, but things happen for a reason and the contract was obviously not meant to be. Thank you for not letting our disappointment dissolve your confidence in selling our property and for ultimately achieving an outstanding outcome!

Sale of 10 Clyde Tce, Mount Compass
David and Hannah Heath

A BIG Thank You to you Nick and your team at Southern Vales First National.  Your professionalism and attention to detail was extraordinary, and we really appreciated the way you communicated the processes and progress involved in selling our beautiful family home of 27 years.
 
We felt that you and your staff were incredibly approachable on all matters.  We enjoyed the humour, and that you always had time for a good laugh.
 
We will happily recommend you as a very professional and efficient person and team, and we thoroughly enjoyed working with you.

Sale of 233 Binney Road, Mclaren Vale
Anne & Robin Johnstone

Nick’s approach to selling your home for you is exactly the same as that famous advert:
“It does exactly what it says on the can”
In this version Nick and his team provide exactly what is expected and needed from a Real Estate sales team and deliver a professional outstanding result.
From the initial visit where Nick acted as a “devil’s advocate” to us, through the early team visit to the property – yes, the whole of Nick’s team came to familiarise themselves with the property, so that every one of them had first-hand knowledge of the property - Nick provided his 3XP process, together with frequent phone calls, guidance and advice right through to the auction, which frankly, I was apprehensive about to say the least.
 
A great process with a superb result.  House sold inside 6 weeks.

Sale of 45 Norman Road, Willunga
John & Kate Freeth

Many thanks to you Nick and your supportive for helping us sell our property in such a short period of time. The standard of the photographs was exceptional and your advice and dry humour helped us through the many stages of the process, even delving into your little black book (your phone) for phone numbers of cleaners and removalists was a nice touch.
 
Thanks again Nick for a job well done

Sale of 21 Evelyn Sturt Drive Willunga
Alan & Corinne

We couldn't of been happier. Sold in the first week. No need for full market which saved us money and stress, We would use Nick van Vliet First National Real Estate again. Things couldn't have gone any better and we highly recommend Nick and his business to everyone. 

Sale of 25 Haywood Court, Mount Compass
Chris and Helen Harvey

Has First National Nick van Vliet earned the right to be referred to your family and friends? 
Absolutely without hesitation. I would go to him everytime. 

Sale of 111 Douglas Gully Road, McLaren Flat
Lorraine Hender

Many thanks to Nick and his fantastic team for a smooth and quick sale on our property. The process of selling with Nick van Vliet exceeded our expectations, from brilliant photography and advertising to the great communication and advice we received. We were fully informed at all times. More than happy to recommend. 

Sale of 85 Aldinga Road, Willunga
Stephanie Juhas

Dear Nick,

We would like to thank you and your team for all of your help and support in relation to selling our much-loved home in Willunga and for assisting us in purchasing our ‘next adventure’. It was quite an operation and without your help and friendship – always willing to come and see us at whatever hour while we weighed up our options, your genuine advice and friendship, plus the efficient help from your staff, we would not have succeeded in keeping everything on track. You and your team helped us enormously and made us feel happy about the entire sale and purchasing process. Even after the sale had gone through, you were always available to sort out any problems we had at our new property which we really appreciated.

We would certainly recommend you to anybody looking to buy or sell in this area.

Thank you very much for your time and dedication.

Kind Regards,
 

Sale of 54 High St Willunga
Josephine & Fernando de Martino

To whom it may concern,
 
Over the past two years, in the roles of purchaser and then vendor, we have utilized the services of Nick van Vliet of First National Real Estate, Willunga.  
 
The highly professional manner in which Nick facilitated both of our transactions is to be commended. Nick is very personable, knowledgeable and very proficient. The efficiency of our recent sale is a direct reflection on the connection Nick has with the real estate market.
 
We have no hesitation in recommending Nick as a real estate agent.
 
Yours sincerely,
 

Sale of 16 Galaxy Court McLaren Vale
R & D Maiolo

Due to the concerted efforts by Nick and the team, an excellent offer was finally tabled, and accepted. It was a difficult campaign, however, with perseverance, and painstaking effots, the required result was achieved.
Well done team and many thanks.
Judy and I would certainly recommend First National Nick van Vliet to other Vendors.

Sale of 4 Monarch Court Willunga
A & J Foweraker

‘Faultless service from Ben, all the way from initial contact to settlement and beyond. I will definately recommend to others.’
 

Sale of 20 Sandy Lane Hackham
Dave Simpson

I found Nick van Vliet and staff very pleasant and professional, always smiling.

Sale of 27 Richards Road Willunga
T Perkins

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!
 

Sale of 19 Quarry Court Willunga
Liz & John

My selling experience with Nick has helped to restore my faith in real estate after experiencing a total disaster previous to this experience.  I only wished that I had used Nick previously.
 

Sale of 23 Railway Terrace McLaren Vale
Sharon Howard

Nick went out of his way at all hours of the day and night and worked tirelessly to achieve an excellent result.
 

Sale of 9 Galaxy Court McLaren Vale
A & J Orchard

I can’t believe how smoothly everything worked out! The house was sold before fully marketed, everything right through to settlement went like clockwork!
Many thanks Nick & staff – You are STARS!
 

Sale of 52 St Andrews Terrace Willunga
Norman Lee

We were very happy with the whole outcome in selling our property.  Ben Watts did an excellent job.  We will recommend him to anyone we come in contact with who wants to sell.  Nick and Ben’s presentation was too good to pass up.  Thank you
 

Sale of 180 Main Road Willunga
Rob & Rose King

We approached Nick for an appraisal on our mother’s house. We found him friendly, honest and straightforward giving us a realistic price range for the property. He obviously loves what he does. He helped us with simple suggestions on minor improvements that would enhance the property without detracting from its essential character. The entire process from the first contact to the sale at auction was carefully planned and we were kept informed at every turn. The photographs were fantastic and showed the property in the best light.  It was a stressful time for us as mum was moved to an aged care facility after breaking her hip and amongst other things the entire house needed to be sorted and cleared. Nick was there for us the entire time encouraging and cajoling us into some sort of order, responding to late night emails when help was needed.
The process could not have been better managed and all three of us are more than happy to recommend Nick and would certainly use him again if the need arose. Thank you Nick!
The Cameron family.
 

Sale of 7 St Judes Street Willunga
Cameron Family

Nick van Vliet is very personable, a good salesman and totally professional.  He works extremely hard to get a good outcome. 

Sale of 3 Swift Grove McLaren Flat
J & S Glass

Everything that was promised was delivered. Making marketing the highest priority is something missed by so many other agents.  Our property was showcased in the best possible way with a dedicated and enthusiastic team.  Thank you Ben, you were a delight to deal with and the result was an extremely happy one for both parties. Well Done.

Sale of 14 Mountford Road Mosquito Hill
W & J Hellawell

Nick very happy with your sale of our house - Very professional and very polite person in every way - 10/10 

Sale of 17 Aubrey Drive Willunga
R & J Thomas

Nick van Vliet was the real estate agent who sold my property at 3 Conte Drive in Mclaren Flat.  I highly recommend Nick as he proved to be incredibly helpful and supportive during the sale of this property.

Nick identified a number of areas that needed improvement at the property which I believe assisted in a better, quicker sale.  He provided me with contact details of a variety of different tradespeople who were all a pleasure to work with.

Nick provided constant feedback which was useful.  The result was a relatively quick sale at a price above my expectations.

Thankyou Nick 

Sale of 3 Conte Drive McLaren Flat
C Kennett

‘ Investing in real estate is a passion of ours and as a consequence we deal with agents all over Australia , Nick and his team have far exceeded our expectations and have impressed us with their nimbleness , professionalism and customer service . We highly recommend you contact Nick if your want RESULTS ! ‘

Sale of 28 Norman Rd Willunga
A & E Keogh

We were very happy with the service Nick provided.  Nick managed our expectations and got a result that we walked away satisfied with.  Nick had a very good strategy to maximise interest in the property and to get offers on the table while there were multiple buyers early in the sale process.  Even when we had received an acceptable offer from one buyer,  Nick continued to work hard to extract offers from other potential buyers.  This gave us comfort that when we accepted an offer, we had a sound knowledge of the market for our property.  Nick was positive, enthusiastic and easy to work with.  We would not hesitate to recommend Nick and his team.
Cheers
Chris and Megan

Sale of 264 Hahn Road Sellicks Hil
C & M Bright

Ben through First National handled the sale of our Aldinga Beach property and got results way beyond our expectations. Thank you for your excellent service. 

Sale of 46 Kestrel Terrace Aldinga Beach
L & D Rosenberg

The sale of my property was done by phone and email, I am very happy with the outcome.

Sale of 17 Aldinga Road Willunga
B McGrane

Chris and I would like to thank you and your staff for the joyous experience of being involved with you in selling our property.
You were very honest and professional in all aspects of the process and the advice you gave enabled us to sell our property quickly and most importantly stress free.

We have no hesitation in nominating you and your team to our friends and acquaintances.

Thank you

Sale of 678 Range Road West Willunga
D & C Douglass

About a year ago we decided to sell our home and relocate from Normanville SA.  We used a local agent who had our listing for quite a few months without any luck.  That agent then was sold out and the agent that bought them was very unprofessional.
We met Nick and his team at an open in McLaren Vale, as that was where we were considering buying and had a good chat.  What impressed us initially was when we went to another open of Nicks, he remembered us, and he remembered our names and came over and shook our hands.  So many times you go to an open and you see an agent you have already spoken to and given your details and they have no idea who you are, but not Nick.  We spoke to Nick and Shanti about our home and how dissatisfied we were with our agent.
Nick didn’t usually sell homes in Normanville but he came down and told us he could sell our home for us and he did.
Everything was so professional, from the photography to the wording of our home description and the short video as well.  He gave us advice on what we should do to make our home more sellable and it worked!  We would get calls from Nick late in the evening because he was STILL working and wanted to make sure that everything was ok and update us on our sale.  (We drove past our local pub one day and saw the local agent roll out the door and we both had just spoken with Nick who was STILL working and advising!  We definitely made the right decision).
We were also impressed with Ben Watts. 
Ben was chosen to promote our home and do our opens.  At one point we had an open every Saturday for 5 weeks and he came down to Normanville without complaint, even when the weather was terrible!
He kept us informed and was always available if we had a question.  Ben Watts is a legend!!!
Both Ben & Nick were great advisers for us when buying a new home, even when we weren’t buying it from them, although they tried very hard to find us a new home!
Ben especially was so helpful, when we were in negotiations with another agent or a home in Port Noarlunga, he helped us with advice and subsequently we bought the house!
Not many agents give you that type of service and we would never get anyone else to sell our home from now on.  We’re just sorry we couldn’t find a home to buy with them and ring the bell!!!!
The praise we have for this amazing team is endless and if you are still not convinced, then please feel free to give Erica a call and she will convince you to sell with Nick.
 
Wishing you every success,
I & E Widdop.

Sale of 16 Willson Dr, Normanville
I & E Widdop

We were very impressed with the professional and friendly service we experienced with selling our home.  Ben did a fantastic job and we would recommend him to anyone. Thanks I & D Thorn

Sale of 9 McKenzie St, Aldinga Beach
I & D Thorn

Dear Nick,

 

Todd and I wanted to write you a short note of thanks in relation to you selling our home and assisting us in purchasing our next adventure.

 

Our first thoughts about Nick were that he was professional, courteous, empathetic and warm. He was always willing to come out to see us whilst we weighed up our options and his advice was genuine and personalised which was very refreshing.

 

He and his team have gone above and beyond for us as customers by striving to meet our personal goals, whilst ensuring that we felt safe and happy during the entire sale and purchasing process.

 

Nick and his team's  honesty is unparalleled and is the only real estate company we have dealt with that is more interested in their customers' getting what they want, then profit. It isn't often you deal with agents who are  so transparent and honest about the process and who give a clear and accurate idea about the price range, suburb statistics, advice and updates.

 

We would certainly recommend you to anybody looking to buy or sell in the area, you made the whole process stress free and enjoyable. Thank you so much for your time and dedication selling our property and effort in securing our new home.

 

Kind Regards,

 

The Lowe Family.

Sale of 101 Main Rd, McLaren Flat
T & P Lowe

Reasons we would recommend Nick van Vliet First National Southern Vales:
Direct and honest appraisal of our home.  Nick has an eye for details and was able to help us with presentation ideas.
Nick always responded quickly to emails and phone calls including weekends and evenings.  Nick would ring us at times that suited our busy schedules.
The whole of First National Southern Vales team visited and explored our property which enables all of the sales consultants/admin and marketing team to promote our home to prospective buyers.
Nick personally hand delivered our VIP date tour brochures to our surrounding neighbourhood.  (At first I questioned this) until our neighbour said that the first thing she did was to get onto her facebook account and ask her friends if they wanted to be her neighbour, this advertising our home further.
A photography session was booked with an experienced and very professional “real estate” photographer who took her time to deliver exceptional photos of our home.
Nick van Vliet Frist National have their own facebook page which is regularly updated, community minded and sales focused.
Sarah (Marketing) is amazing with words and came to our home and was able to establish a really good feel for our home and marketed it exactly how we would have.
We were kept informed/updated every step of the way.
Everyone we spoke to from First National were friendly, supportive, positive, professional and 100% committed to selling our home with minimal fuss and expense.
First Nationals database of buyers are emailed and sent regular text messages about homes coming onto the market and sms’d prior to open inspections.
We had 2 x offers presented to us after our VIP Opening.  We never felt pressured to accept the offers.  Nick wanted to achieve the best outcome for us not just a quick sale.  We felt in control every step of the way.
A big THANKYOU to Nick and the entire Southern Vales First National Team for turning what can be a very stressful time into a time of excitement and moving forward.
 
F Cannan
Mount Compass

Sale of 9 Wright Ave, Mt Compass
F Cannan

Can you imagine selling your home within three weeks of listing.
We did, with First National Real Estate
From the first day of signing , Mike Stillwell & Nick van Vliet went out of their way to ensure everything progressed smoothly.
Due to their extensive data base, an acceptable offer was made on the first V.I.P. inspection.
We could not believe it & have no hesitation in recommending First National.
 
Many thanks,
D & C Zimmerman

Sale of 5 Evelyn Sturt Dr, Willunga
D & C Zimmerman

We decided to put our house at Christies Bch on the market looking for a sea change and a competent Agent to handle our sale. Nick van Vliet 1st National Real Estate, Willunga, was recommended to us.
After the initial meeting attended by Nick and Ben Watts, his colleague, a campaign was created and put into action.

Nick van Vliet
We found Nick to be friendly, competent, professional and honest in his dealings with us and effectively overseeing the campaign to its successful completion.

Ben Watts
We found Ben to be also friendly, competent and professional and honest in his dealings with us. He continued to work tirelessly on our behalf at all openings, was punctual and always followed up with updates after each opening.
We are more than happy with the results and with the professionalism shown by both Nick and Ben that they put into selling our house.

We would certainly recommend them to anyone who is in the market to sell or to purchase a property in the Southern Region.

Sale of 2 Trevor Street Christies Beach
F & Y Payne

Apparently selling houses is stressful, but no one has told Nick van Vliet this!
 
The setting of the asking price, which proved to be perfect, was agreed upon at the initial meeting which was friendly but very professional.
 
Our house sold at the first open. Who could ask for anything more.
 
From the photography and advertising, to the signing of the contract and the handing over of the keys all dealings with Nick and his team have gone extremely smoothly.
 
Nicks' formidable reputation precedes him, now we know why!
 
This real-estate agency has our highest recommendation.

Sale of 1021 Hindmarsh Tiers Rd Hindmarsh Tiers
Alan & Dory

We decided to put our house at Christies Bch on the market looking for a sea change and a competent Agent to handle our sale. Nick van Vliet 1st National Real Estate, Willunga, was recommended to us.
After the initial meeting attended by Nick and Ben Watts, his colleague, a campaign was created and put into action.

Nick van Vliet
We found Nick to be friendly, competent, professional and honest in his dealings with us and effectively overseeing the campaign to its successful completion.

Ben Watts
We found Ben to be also friendly, competent and professional and honest in his dealings with us. He continued to work tirelessly on our behalf at all openings, was punctual and always followed up with updates after each opening.
We are more than happy with the results and with the professionalism shown by both Nick and Ben that they put into selling our house.

We would certainly recommend them to anyone who is in the market to sell or to purchase a property in the Southern Region.

Sale of 2 Trevor Street Christies Beach
F & Y Payne

Dear Nick

We would like to express our gratitude for all your assistance throughout our sale process.  When we decided to sell our beloved home we never expected to enlist a knowledgeable, compassionate person such as yourself.

Words like honest, showed integrity, dedicated and caring are not normal words that you would associate with a real estate agent however these are the words that we have been using to describe you to all that will listen. 

You have always been extremely thorough and professional. Your attention to detail and local real estate knowledge was invaluable. You took the time to offer us your valuable advice on presenting our home prior to us listing with you.  We appreciated how open and honest you were always with us.  You always took the time to call us to keep us in the loop and update us on every step of the process.  You were always just a phone call away or knocking on the door very early in the morning.

It has been a pleasure working with someone whose primary interest was selling our beloved home, who never pressured us but was always patient and enthusiastic.

We know it wasn’t an easy job, but you really showed us that you cared a lot about our family as our agent and even more so as the friend that you have become to us. 

We hope that any future clients will realise how committed you are and that you will always give 100%.  They would be extremely fortunate to have you as their agent.

We look forward to working with you to find our new home; we know we are in safe hands.

Thank you for everything.

Sale of 16 Spring Crescent McLaren Flat
C & K Sharp

Thankyou to Nick and the team for guiding us through the process of selling our home. It has been an absolute pleasure working alongside you. We appreciate everything you have done for us and couldn't have asked for a better agent to help make our dreams come true. We would definitely recommend Nick to everyone.
Your motto is 3XP=Sold, but we also found 3XC=Sold, you are courteous, compassionate & commendable.

Thank you very much

Sale of 20 Sunday Boulevard Aldinga Beach
Corrado & Sharon Caridi

Ken and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your help in the recent sale of our house. 
 
From the very first meeting with you we were impressed.  You had done your homework  and everything was presented to us in a friendly and professional manner.  Any queries we had were dealt with immediately by yourself and your wonderful office staff. Everyone has been so friendly and helpful. 
 
Nick your professionalism is second  to none .  It was a real pleasure to be dealing with you. You had our house sold so quickly. You kept us up to date with phone calls, emails and text messages all throughout the progress.  We thank you for that Nick, it made things a lot easier for us. 
 
We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anybody who needed to either  buy or sell a property.  Well done Nick and once again thank you
 

Sale of 6 Chaff Mill Road Sellicks Hill
Ken & Lyn Etheredge

Nick and his team did a wonderful job. We were so happy that we chose Nick to market our property. We would not hesitate to recommend him to others – in fact we already have. Kevin & Karen Mann

Sale of 47 Peters Terrace Mt Compass
K & K Mann

Wow! How good are they. Our house at Mt. Compass sold at the first open with the skills of Ben Watts. He went to the database straight away and fortunately for us it was a successful and the quick result left us “over the moon”. The expertise of the team was fantastic, from the photographs taken and the office girls they were wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble and feedback was constant. We highly recommend First National if you are considering purchasing or selling your property. Well done Ben and the team. Thanks again and much appreciated. Regards, Normie and Wendy Hughes

Sale of 12 George Francis Drive Mt Compass
N & W Hughes

I’d really like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and support in selling my Investment Property at Port Noarlunga. As you know, it’s been a very traumatic few months for my family and I, and the last thing we needed was any further cause for concern.
You told us on your first visit that you would try and make the process as smooth and pain free as possible and that’s exactly what you delivered.
 
From start to finish I was kept informed, with updates on a regular basis about all stages of the sale. I have not had to make one single phone call throughout due to the communication I have received from you and your very supportive staff.
 
The extra bonus was you getting the top price for our house and even better was you sold it on the very first open day!
 
I will continue to recommend you and your staff as the first stop for anyone who is considering selling their home.
 
Thanks again
 
Chris

Sale of 84a Benny Avenue Port Noarlunga
Chris Nugent

Having never sold a property before it was a pleasure to have Nick & Shanti van Vliet with their team from Willunga First National Real Estate as our agents to guide us through the process. Throughout we were kept well informed and nothing was too much trouble. Professional service with a personal touch, a friendly team who obviously enjoy their work, I cannot commend them highly enough.

J & E Norton

Sale of 16 Lennard Drive Moana
J & E Norton

I would like to thank you for your exceptional customer and sales service in the sale of my home.From our initial appraisal meeting, where you and Shanti presented a detailed property report, I commented that I was happy to engage your services based on a sense of professional and personal integrity (trust). These qualities, steeped in your business, have proven exemplary in the sale of my home achieving both an excellent market price and equally important to me – providing personable customer service that was sensitive to personal circumstances. Further to achieving the prompt sale of my property, you have remained accessible, providing recommendations and advice in my search for a property in other regions. This shows a level of sincerity in customer service beyond ‘selling a house’ and not often undertaken in today’s market. I thank and commend you, Shanti and the team for making the sale of my home easy and successful, and especially for your genuine approach. I am more than happy to recommend your agency as one in which clients’ may have complete trust and confidence as well as receiving exceptional service. Success is a happy client. Yours sincerely Mia Mandara

Sale of 10 Mainwaring Street Willunga
Mia Mandara

Demir and I would like to thank you very much for selling our home at 24 Harvest Drive, McLaren Vale. You made the process very smooth and we would certainly recommend First National to anyone who was intending to sell their home. Thank you also for selling us our block of land at McLaren Vale on which we plan to build . Your strategy in selling our home meant that we only had to have three opens and actually were able to sign a contract after the second for which we are very grateful. We would also like to thank Nick for his input and knowledge.

Sale of 24 Harvest Drive McLaren Vale
D & D Terziu

My husband and I decided that we would downsize, now in our 60’s so selling our small hobby farm was a huge step for us.
Through a friend we found a small block in McLaren Vale.  We contacted the agent and arranged to meet. Later that day we meet with Mike Stillwell a delightful man who took time to listen to our needs, from there we were in contact with Nick van Vliet from First National at Willunga. Everything proceeded very quickly an evaluation of our home, presentation and photos were taken then on the market. We sold quickly almost reaching our asking prise. Mike a country man at heart with years of experience in buying and selling shone through and he understood what we wanted and followed our input, for that we are extremely thankful.
The staff at First National Willunga were so supportive and always answered emails and questions promptly.

Sale of 389 Blockers Rd Myponga
M & A McKenzie

To Nick a man of such aplomb
Before I know it my house “has gone”
Cheers! Nick I say, that didn’t take long
I can’t believe how he achieves
So efficient and so quick
So here’s a Big Thank You Nick
I sit back & “Raise My Glass”
To Nick I say, He has such class
 
Efficiency – courtesy and respect, you are a “rare breed”.
To your wonderful staff – well done Team! The pleasure
Was ALL MINE.
 
Thank you again Nick

Sale of 9 Harvest Drive McLaren Vale
Margaret Walsh

It has been a great pleasure working with you and your team.  3XP has question marks all over it but once you have sat down with Nick it all becames clear.  Very professional, straight forward, honest.Put your trust in him and he sells your property.  He only works with the best, and it shows.Thank you Nick, Shanti and the team.  We will recommend you to everyone we know. 

Sale of 223 Yundi Rd Yundi
J & T de Kievit

To Nick and the team at First National Willunga
Please let me start by saying THANK YOU!
What a rollercoaster the past couple of months have been.  The decision to sell our home in Kangarilla was not one reached without some serious hesitation and heartache.  When we first invited you Nick to our home when we were considering selling, we were still so hesitant about putting the house on the market.  Your patience and understanding through those early few weeks made everything so much easier, and when we knew the right decision was definitely to sell, we knew there was no better agent to sell our home.
We had put so much hard work into our little old cottage in the years since we bought it, that saying goodbye to the house we had made our dream home was always going to be a little bitter sweet.  Nick, you immediately recognised that this was more than a house for us and reassured us that you could also see the magic and warmth in the home and we knew it would be in good hands.
We especially appreciate the time you took to learn about our home, its history and its story, and we were so impressed that you took the time to walk our boundary……all 7 acres of it!
We knew that our home was truly one in a million, and your recognition and excitement about selling our home made the process so much easier.  Your photographer took the most beautiful photos, and together with your and Sarah’s heartfelt words they made our home so appealing.  Honestly, you even had us rethinking selling when we first saw it listed on your website!!
Your friendliness, local knowledge and professionalism not only mean that you are a wonderful agent to work with, but I am confident you have achieved for us the absolute best price we could have ever reached – more than we had hoped for – more than the highest price listed – and I am confident, far more than any other agent would have achieved for us.
Of course Nick, you are no “one man band” – and so to Shanti, Susan, Sarah and the rest of the team at First National Willunga, a huge thank you also goes to you all for being so lovely whenever we have come to the office, or when we have had the pleasure of a visit from you to our home!
While we are still a little sad to be saying goodbye to the home we have made in Kangarilla, we could not have asked for a better experience selling our home, and we are fully aware that 100% of that is down to you, Nick and your team. 
We will do more than recommend you, we will shout your praises from the rooftops!! 
Thank you again for all you have done.

Sale of 170 Clayton Rd Kangarilla
Chelsea & Darell

Just a quick email to say thank you to all staff at First National for the effort put in to the sale of my property at Bond Street, McLaren Vale.
 
It made what can often be a stressful time, quite easy! And it was great not to have too many open inspections.
 
Again, many thanks and I would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone looking to sell in the area.
 

Sale of 6 Bond Street McLaren Vale
S Weber

Kev and I wanted to thank you, and all your wonderful staff, for the amazing job that you did when recently marketing our home.  We not only received more than we thought we would get for our home, but you sold it before it had even gone to market.    You made the process so easy, for which we thank you.
 
You are a wonderful real estate agent, and always “go the extra mile” to ensure that your clients are happy with your service.   We were impressed with your honesty, reliability and with the way that you always kept us informed with every step in the process of selling our home.
 
We would not hesitate to recommend you to others, and in fact we already have!!   

Sale of 47 Peters Terrace Mt Compass
K & K Mann

We are writing to you to sincerely thank you for your professional manner in selling our house at Willunga.  With us living and working in the Northern Territory it could have been a very difficult process, but you communicated with us via phone and email, always keeping us informed with where the sale was at.  Your service was always prompt and thorough as were your staff who we also dealt with.
 
You were honest and realistic in your advice to us and provided current documentation on the market prices and sales in the area. 
 
We have no hesitation in highly recommending yourself and your staff to other property owners.  The advertising, marketing, sale and after sales service has been of the highest standard and always ran smoothly. 
 
You are genuinely enthusiastic and delivered what you promised.
 
Once again our sincere thanks Nick.

Sale of 40 St Andrews Terrace Willunga
B & J DeLaine

To Nick & Shanti,
 
Thank you very much for making the sale of 18 Mckinlay Street, Mount Compass so easy.
 
I really appreciate the ongoing help and support that you provided at such a difficult time.
 
Thank you!
Sandra

Sale of 18 McKinlay Street Mount Compass
S Winrow

We first met Nick van Vliet back in 2012 when we purchased our previous house in Mount Compass. Both his professionalism and friendly nature was so impressive that we did not hesitate to have him sell our home as we knew that he would treat our prospective vendors with the same respect that he showed us while purchasing. Unfortunately we needed to sell our home after only one year, which we realised, may not be an easy task as it was a hard market to sell in. Nick made it as smooth as possible and I particularly liked his upbeat attitude and support that he showed us when we were feeling disheartened. I truly believe that we got the best price possible (for the market) because of Nick and the way he conducted himself and his business.
 
Kind regards,
 
Liz and John Jones
 
P.S. Good luck to Shanti in her future career, we know she will do well as she is being taught by the best!

Sale of 35 George Francis Drive Mount Compass
L & J Jones

Ben was enthusiastic and helpful.  He always did what he said he would do.  A friendly and professional man.

Sale of 14 Riviera Road Sellicks Beach
D & S Peak

Dear Nick and Team,
Thank you for your dedication to the sale of the property at 208 Hunt Road McLaren vale. The campaign was very successful and very true to your word. Your confidence, knowledge of the industry and kind manner were very encouraging.
While I was away on my overseas holiday after the sale of the house you maintained contact and kept me informed when it was needed to secure the sale of the house. Your efficient manner at keeping both parties informed on a regular basis was much appreciated. I would recommend you and your company to any prospective buyer or seller. Kind regards Rita MacFarlane

Sale of 208 Hunt Road McLaren Vale
Rita MacFarlane

I just wanted to say thank you for the professional way both your business and you personally have handled the marketing and sale of our property in Mount Compass.
 
Your advice on subtle changes to our presentation were ideas that we had not heard of before. You always kept my wife and I up to date with potential buyers as well as market information in general. All your staff were very helpful and it is always good to know that whenever we left a message our calls would be returned in a timely manner. I believe your knowledge of the local area and the fact that you actively promoted our property instead of waiting for a buyer to walk through the door were key to our success in selling.
 
I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone in know who is looking at buying or selling property.
 
Once again thank you.

Sale of 10 Light Place Mount Compass
D & C Walker

We wish to express our appreciation for the professional way you handled the sale of our home.  As you stated the presentation was 10/10. This was achieved with intructions from yourself, and therefore showed in the quick sale of the property. Thankyou again and we would highly recommend you.

Sale of 5 Luders Street McLaren Vale
D & C Stone

I wanted to say thank you for your professional job in selling our St John's Vineyard property.  You were spot on with your appraisal and I appreciate your sensitivity in addressing our needs and courteous manner in the way the sale was handled.  Your attention to detail and constant updates on the progress of the marketing was much appreciated.  I will recommend your competent services to any prospective person looking to sell their property.

Sale of 45 St Johns Terrace Willunga
Jon Egan

To Anyone Considering Selling Real Estate
 
I would encourage you to consider using Nick Van Vliet from First National as your agent.
 
Nick is a dedicated, enthusiastic professional who in his own unique and gentle way made me feel as though I was the most important client ever.
 
He took all the time I needed to answer any questions I had. His sound general and local knowledge for real estate combined with his friendly and courteous manner put me at ease.
 
One of the most notable qualities was Nicks reliability, for example if a meeting was scheduled for 5pm Nick would be there at 5pm. If he said he would call to report on an open inspection he would call, a promised email would come, phone calls and texts were always answered promptly. This is a refreshing  rare trait in this “day and age” and should be commended. It was wonderful not to have to chase anything up or be left waiting.
 
Nick fully informed all parties involved in the sale, whilst maintaining a sensitivity to the fact that there was a separation involved.
 
While the bulk of the communication throughout the sales process was with Nick at times it was Shanti who made contact. Her polite, gentle professional  manner could not be faulted.
 
It is clear to me that Nick is enthusiastic about real estate and dedicated to his job however, more than that he clearly genuinely cares about people too.
 
Beyond all that. Bottom line. He sold the house. I am happy.
 
All the best with your real estate sale.
 
Warm Regards
 

Sale of 28 Warrigal Road Aldinga Beach
Rebecca Murray

Dear Nick
 
John and I would like to thank you most sincerely for all the help you gave to us during the recent sale of our home.
 
Your friendly professional manner was most useful in helping us to de-clutter the various rooms in our house without being intrusive.
 
Your computer skills and expertise were also useful and must surely have helped the sale go through so speedily.
 
Our sincere thanks to you Nick and to your very efficient staff.
 

Sale of 37 Haywood Court Mount Compass
Hilda and John Hinds

* Great team work
* Great advice
* Great result
* Plus some joviality for good measure

Sale of 89 Buchanan Road Hope Forest
Pat & Graham

Well Nick, what a ride!
I think you did an appraisal of our property at Mount Compass in November last year. Three months of solid hard work getting her looking marvelous and in swoops the photographer to take out perhaps the real-estate-pictures-of-the-year-award. Twilight photos to die for. And I remember that balmy night so well: exhaustion and disbelief. We had made it. And you told us that the real party was about to begin.
You took it to the streets. Everyone who so much as sniffed at the property was given every chance to consider it seriously. You left no stone unturned, as they say, and the method in your approach to selling was transparent so it was easy to trust that you would get us a sale. I just had to stay focused on my part of 3 X P = SOLD.
And just when we thought we might have to consider settling into a long wait – as so many we spoke to had done – there out of left field came the most perfect offer: short settlement with no fuss.
In truth I think exhaustion and shock have only just passed and we pinch ourselves every day. It could not have gone any better and I seriously doubt that too many agents would have treated us with such care, and I must say courage when it came to working through differences and hard truths. My fear that our first experience of selling a home would be like negotiating with a second-hand-car dealer were quickly put to rest and I can say I appreciated that so much. The person selling the home we raised our kids in had to be someone I could not only trust, but someone who ‘got’ our property and you certainly did, right from the start. You did your homework, you came prepared.
Thankyou Nick so much, and of course the girls in the office. It has been a pleasure. It is hard work preparing a property for sale and the whole moving saga is stressful but never did I have to worry about the sale. What a relief. 
So in appreciation, I will repost the SOLD sign on Facebook and let all my friends know that if they are planning to sell on the Fleurieu then you’re the man!!!!

Sale of Lot 20 Bahloo Glen Rd Mount Compass
Michelle Murray

Nick made the task of selling our home so easy. With such a proactive response it was no surprise our house was under contract 2 days after officially hitting the market and 6 days before the first open. Nick really goes the extra mile with late night appointments to get adverts that little bit better and meeting with us on a Sunday night to sign the contract. We would recommend Nick to anyone looking to sell their house.
 
Thank you for all your hard work. It is really appreciated.

Sale of 17 Barramundi Way Aldinga Beach
Brett & Katie

In January 2013, and after some deliberation, we made the difficult decision to put our house on the market in order to relocate closer to Adelaide CBD and our current work. We had designed and built our house before living in it for some years and as such felt strong ties to our home.
 
We invited several local Real Estate Agents to meet with us and appraise our house. The part that was NOT difficult was choosing from amongst those agents as to who we wanted to represent our house sale. What was important to us was appointing someone who appreciated our house, someone who was passionate about selling our house and someone who went the extra mile in order to achieve the best for us. In short, we wanted someone with whom we were fully comfortable and felt completely able to trust with what was a huge, important decision and of course a huge financial exchange.
As soon as we met Nick van Vliet from First National Real Estate Southern Vales in Willunga, we knew that he met all of these requirements. In addition, with lots of innovative ideas and a strong, proactive marketing approach, Nick stood out from the rest.
 
Being an enormous decision to make and a little unsure that we were doing the right thing, Nick could not have handled our feelings and the process in a more sensitive and patient, non pressured manner. Once we had come to terms with our decision Nick and his team thoroughly explained what can appear to be a daunting and complicated process and made the whole thing easy to understand and swiftly set things in motion. Right from the start we were included in the entire process, kept fully updated and had complete input into all aspects of the process and marketing. As such we felt fully in control of the sale of our own home, something which is very important under these circumstances, and really felt that the marketing and sale of our house was a team effort.
 
Nick has a very strong database of ‘ready to move’ buyers and proactively maintains regular contact with them. Because of this we had a private viewing on our home before ANY marketing had begun, resulting in an early offer! This offer was a little less than we ideally wanted so at this very early stage turned this offer down.
 
The following week, again as a result of Nick’s database and before any significant marketing, we had another private viewing. Once again, we received an offer and Nick negotiated from there well in excess of our top ideal asking price range which we naturally accepted!
 
From our experience we cannot recommend Nick and his team highly enough! Their professionalism, enthusiasm, attitude and knowledge is unsurpassed. We have naturally been involved on the other end in looking to purchase a new property and therefore have dealt with numerous Real Estate Agents, good and bad! We can categorically and without doubt state that we totally made the best choice we could have in appointing Nick van Vliet to represent the sale of our home. We would happily personally speak with anyone considering Nick’s services and looking for some reassurance at what can be a very difficult and emotional time.

Sale of 14 Paula Court McLaren Flat
Sarah & Steve Hegarty

Every aspect of my property sale was beyond my expectation.  Nick and Shanti are an absolute credit to their industry.  I would look no further and recommend my friends to them without hesitation to experience their superb professionalism and attention to detail.

Sale of 5 Capri Crescent Sellicks Beach
K Ness

Dear Nick, we have moved into our new address and are feeling more comfortable each day.  We have learned by past experiences not to look back.
 
Our move has been one of few hassles thanks to you and your team. The sale of our house went smoothly and this was largely due to the quick sale making it possible for us to purchase the unit of our choice. 
 
Your prompt and professional attention to detail has left us feeling we were fortunate to choose you as our Agent.  We can highly recommend you to anyone seeking professional advice.

Sale of 15 Richards Road Willunga
Glen & Janet Angel

Nick Van Vliet, who runs First National Real Estate in Willunga, South Australia, has just sold my vacant block of land and I commend him on his efficiency, drive and good nature. It was a pleasure dealing with Nick and I always felt confident that I was in good hands, which proved to be the case. His advice on all aspects of the sale was sound, and his knowledge of the real estate market in the Willunga region, unmatched. Selling real estate is not easy and requires both sound local knowledge, and a personality where both the vendor and the purchaser have faith and trust in the agent. Nick has certainly earned that trust with me and I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone in need of a real estate professional in the Willunga region.

Sale of Lot 2 Old Willunga Hill Road Willunga
James Elmslie

Nick was at all times friendly, courteous and communicative in his dealings with us and it no doubt contributed to an early sale.  His follow up and attention to detail was also a feature.

Sale of 53 St Andrews Terrace Willunga
A & P Goldfinch

Right from the word go Nick and his staff, filled me with confidence about the sale of my home. He gave me the right advice about the value and the advertising to sell it. Before I knew it, the notice was on the internet and the first open inspection was happening. Nick, with his wonderful sense of humour and friendly manner, kept me well informed about the interest in the property, and with his very professional service I was lucky to have an early sale.
Thank you to First National, Nick and his staff.

Sale of 346 Cleland Gully Rd Mount Compass
Lyn Stacey

Thank you to Nick & Staff for the excellent service provided during the recent sale of our home in Willunga. We were impressed by the level of professionalism displayed whilst still providing a very personal service, making us feel comfortable, confident and well informed at all times during the selling process. We would definitely recommend your services to anyone wanting to sell their home.

Sale of 31 St Georges Street Willunga
John & Glenyce

In the current market it’s a great time to change homes. The hard part is selling the existing home to a small group of potential buyers. Nick worked hard to get the sale done & the property change over completed.
 
Thank you for your efforts, Nick van Vliet and his team!

Sale of 9 Cowper Court Willunga
A Vogt

Don and I would like to thank you sincerely for assisting us in selling our home at Mount Compass.
 
Your professional manner in advising us with tips to improve our property was much appreciated.  You always kept us up to date with your marketing strategies and feedback from potential purchasers and your local knowledge indeed helped in the sale.
 
In our view you went above and beyond what was required in your efforts to source buyers.  This was a very different experience from our previous efforts to sell with a different Agent.
 
Above all your sense of humour kept us grounded in a very stressful situation.  We will certainly recommend you to future clients if they care to contact us.
 
Once again, thank you Nick,
 
Best regards

Don & Judy Cavanagh

Sale of 15 Waye Court Mount Compass
D & J Cavanagh

Excellent work Mike - 1 week to sell my property. Great stuff!

Sale of 48 Blewitt Springs Road McLaren Flat
G Bruce

I was very happy with everything. Thank you for your help Mike.

Sale of 491 Colville Road Willunga
M Justin

We would sincerely like to thank you for your work during the recent successful sale of our property.  Your approachability was outstanding and your energy amazing!  Selling a property is guaranteed to be one of the most stressful events many people go through and your personality and professionalism has been a great support.  Your attention to detail, we feel made all the difference.  Your appreciation of our property was we believe very genuine and your suggestions regarding presentation was constructive and easily applied.
 
Before we engaged your services we did our ‘homework’, and I spoke to a number of other local agencies but none inspired the feeling of trust and confidence as you did.  Your market valuation of our property was not the top price range quoted but you were very honest when you explained the current market is a difficult one to gauge and sometimes flexibility and a realistic honest approach is required.  The end result was not only successful but also bore out your views on the current market.
 
Your attention to detail and strong belief in communication really matches my own personality.  This was demonstrated by daily telephone calls providing us with progress reports.  Many times we were amazed to find you still at the office talking to clients late into the evening.  True dedication!  I like to work with people who work hard and who work well in a team. You definitely have this ability and we feel you have a genuine wish to see your clients not only make a successful sale but to also see they are able to move onto their next property.  As you are aware we are still looking for our next ‘home’ and your service to us has not stopped with the sale of our property.  Your text and email messages regarding available properties, even when your company is not managing the sale is commendable and very helpful.    
 
I would like to conclude by thanking the rest of your wonderful team.  Shanti is a bundle of energy and has a lovely friendly professional personality, a great Real Estate person of the future. Saras, who accompanied you for the ‘Open Inspections’ is such a genuine person who immediately put me at ease and I am sure this was also felt by potential purchasers.  Susan in the office always responded to queries promptly and at all times acted in a friendly but professional manner and always returned our calls quickly so as to reassure us any action required had taken place. 
 
Once again please accept our appreciation and we would like to wish you and your team success for the future. It is well deserved!
 
Best Wishes
 
Clive and Vicky Jones

Sale of 299 Kangarilla Road McLaren Flat
C & V Jones

Thank you, thank you, thank you! What an excellent job you have done selling Dad’s Unit for us. We really appreciate everything you have done.

When it came time to sell the unit your name was given to us from a friend. From our first meeting we felt very comfortable and confident with you, and felt that you would try to the best of your ability to get a sale for us. You kept us informed all the way from our first meeting, and your bright, friendly personality has been awesome. You kept us up to date with emails, phone calls and text messages of the progress. As we don’t live in the area this was very important to us, as we didn’t want to have to do a lot of travelling to find out information and sign papers. Thank goodness for modern technology eh!!

Congratulations to you on your professionalism and your hard working attitude, which I know will see your business grow and grow with many happy customers.

We would have no hesitation in recommending you personally, and your First National Nick van Vliet Real Estate business to anyone who asked us.

Many thanks again, and we wish you every success and happiness in the future.

Kind Regards

Cheryl & Joff Greening

Sale of 15/19 - 23 Hillier Road Morphett Vale

To whom it may concern,
 
Nick Van Vliet and his team made a difficult process seem easy. Nick’s knowledge of the local market along with his professionalism, honesty and integrity, make him second to none.
After trying to sell my property for several months through other agents with no success, Nick took over, worked his magic and created interest immediately. This resulted in several serious offers and in no time at all my property was sold!
 
The fact that the communication lines are always open, they always listen and really do care about your situation, makes Nick and his team the first and only people in real estate that I would recommend to anyone.
 
Sincerely,
Ben

Sale of 728 Range Rd West Willunga South

Nick van Vliet took over the management of our property after it had been on the market for over 8 months and within a month had a buyer. Nick certainly has a knack of finding buyers even in a down market, he is extremely professional in the way he goes about his business with detailed analysis of potential customers who visited at open inspections available straight after the open. He was excellent at keeping us informed as to what he was doing and suggestions as to when to conduct opens and his opinion on how to promote our property to provide the best opportunities. We would certainly recommend Nick van Vliet to anyone thinking about selling their property.

Paul & Georgy Rogers

Sale of 19 George Francis Drive Mount Compass

After interviewing several agents for the sale of our property we wisely chose Nick van Vliet and First National, McLaren Vale. We found Nick to be a straight talking, highly ethical agent who worked tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for us and he succeeded in this. Not once did we feel that we were left in the dark at any stage of the process, Nick always kept us informed without having to chase him for information. Nick gave our property the correct exposure that it needed for a timely sale and even managed to pull off some showcase and editorial in the papers as well, this no doubt helped with exposure of our
property, no other agent I have ever dealt with has gone the “extra yards” as Nick has for us. We therefore would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Nick van Vliet to anyone for the sale of their property, in an industry that sometimes comes under criticism we found Nick certainly is one of the most highly ethical and hard working agents I have had the pleasure to do business with. Ethics and hard work is Nick’s number one priority.
 

Sale of 87 Bains Road Onkaparinga Hills
P & C Hooper

This is just a quick note to highlight our appreciation for your efforts, living in Perth, WA, I was somewhat sceptical when we decided to sell our house. After our initial chat you convinced me on your ability to sell our property.
 
Firstly you ticked the box by turning up when promised, the other two agents didn’t, you had all the data for our region at hand and also a plan to move our property in the shortest possible time.

More important than all that you kept us in the loop on an almost daily basis, whether is be by Phone, SMS or email we had a good understanding of what was going on and also the way the Market was moving.
 
The day arrived for the plan to be put in motion and again you continued to keep us informed of the conduct of newspaper adds, turn out at the open day etc. Within a much shorter time than we expected you had several offers and went into hunt mode to get us the best deal which I truly believe you achieved. In turn we got a good price and a reduction in advertising.
 
I would like to thank you for your efforts, your honesty and most of all the ability to keep us informed. We hope your Alpacas grow fat and your chickens have many eggs.
 
 
 

Sale of 7 Goulding Grove Noarlunga Downs
P & R Moore

I am writing to express my appreciation for the excellent customer / personal service that Nick Van Vliet provided to us, with the sale of our block at Lot 14 Swift Grove, McLaren Flat, in what we were told by friends, would be one of the most stressful times of our lives.  In a time that the current market was in a bit of a slump, Nick provided us with a realistic sale price for our property, which in turn led to the quick sale of our property, at a sale price, which was above expectations.
 
Our property was only advertised for a period of 7 days, before a buyer had put an offer in, which was the offer that we accepted.  The quick sale therefore reduced the cost of further advertising.
 
I found Nick to be sincere, honest and trustworthy and with some of the conversations I had with Nick, It was not like talking to a Sales Consultant, but more like talking with a good mate.  I found that Nick is extremely experienced at what he does and found that the time and effort he put in to the advertising of our property, did not compare with any other Sales Consultant from other Real Estate Agencies.
 
I do believe that if we did not choose Nick Van Vliet, from First National, McLaren Vale to sell our property, it may not have sold in such a short time and we may not have received the fantastic sale price we did.
 
I would definitely recommend Nick Van Vliet to anybody looking to sell property and will be passing on his business card to my close friends, who are looking to sell in the future.
 
Thanks again Nick.
 

Sale of Lot 14 Swift Grove McLaren Flat
M Hoggett & R Mackleworth

We thought we should say thank you to the person responsible for helping us on our way to the next step in our life cycle, our move to the retirement village at Goolwa.  Thank you very much for your efforts in making this move possible by selling our home in Mount Compass.
 
You talked about your team motto of  3XP = SOLD,  but our answer to this would be the 4XP you showed to us during the sales campaign.   These being your promptness in dealing with things as they arose and keeping us informed at all times, your professionalism which is second to none, your persistence to keep going when ours flagged, and most of all the patience, understanding and friendship  you showed  us when we felt things were not going well and were ready to give up because of the  health problems endured during the campaign and the state of the real estate market.
 
We would be more than happy to recommend you to anybody who is looking to sell our buy real estate in the future.
 
Thank you once again for everything and also thank you to the rest of your team (your wife and daughter) for all the help and kindness shown to us during the sales campaign. We wish you all the very best in the future.

Sale of 35 George Francis Dr Mt Compass
J & K Vallance

We were completely satisfied in all regards with the excellent service you gave us!! We will certainly recommend you to any of our family and friends (even strangers!) the use of your company. Thank you to your staff and especially you Nick!! We wish you all the best for your success in the future.

Sale of 139 Blewitt Springs Rd Blewitt Springs
D & R Beaton

I would like to express my appreciation for the kind services of Nick in selling my two properties in Aldinga Beach.  Nick has been very helpful and alert in his communication with us. I found Nick to be very sincere, honest and trustworthy.

Sale of 13a Wigham Road Aldinga Beach
V & B Ombrello

Our home was on the market for quite a few months before Nick van Vliet took over the sale. Nick worked tirelessly, and within a few weeks had a contract on our home, albeit "subject to sale". At last all the contracts have become unconditional, and we settle in a couple of weeks, however if it wasn't for Nick keeping an eye on the sale of the other properties, we feel it would never have had a happy ending for all parties. Nick kept us informed at all times, phoned when he said he would, and was very professional, we wish him all the very best in his future endeavours and would not hesitate recommending him to anyone wishing to sell their home. 
 
Thanks Nick, we appreciate all you have done for us.

Sale of 81 Arthur Rd Mount Compass
H & M Keenan

Please find this letter as a recommendation on our behalf for a job well done.  We placed our house on the market with you and within a short space of time you managed to find 3 potential buyers for our house at Myponga.   From start to finish you showed real professionalism as a real estate agent.  You followed up everything you said you would and showed such attention to detail. 
 
We would recommend Nick to anyone whom is wishing to sell their house.  Should we wish to sell our other property investments in the future we would certainly not hesitate in using you.  Your work ethic is a true reflection on how seriously take your job.  We wish you and Saras the very best in the future with your new business venture.

Sale of Lot 13 Rowley Road Myponga
L Michelmore

Thank you for the hard work you and your staff put into the sale of our block of land on South Road, Myponga.
John & I have nothing but praise for your professionalism and the way you kept us informed through out the whole process.
We will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone interested in selling or purchasing a property.
 

Sale of 12 Main South Road Myponga
John & Dot

I am writing to sincerely thank you for your professional services and personal assistance in selling our cherished family home in Mount Compass.
 
Following our first meeting to discuss the valuation of our property, my husband and I were impressed by your preparation, integrity and friendly, approachable manner.    
 
Once we were ready to place our home on the market, we were confident to engage your expertise and local knowledge.  We particularly appreciated your honest advice to prepare our home for sale. This advice, along with your detailed marketing schedule (based on proven results), ensured that we did not unnecessarily overspend on property improvements or marketing.
 
We were impressed with your motivation to ‘go the extra mile’ and natural ability to successfully negotiate with multiple parties, to achieve the best possible sale price. During the whole process, you have kept our wishes a priority and ensured we were fully informed every step of the way.
 
It was somewhat of a surprise to sell our home within a few weeks; however we are delighted with the outcome and will certainly be recommending your services to anyone that is seeking a property agent, either now or in the future.
 
We very much appreciate your professional expertise, truthfulness and support in selling our home, and wish you well in your future professional and personal endeavors.

A & T Goodwin
 
 

Sale of 94 Arthur Road Mount Compass

To prospective vendors and purchasers of real estate

Re: Nick van Vliet of First National Real Estate

We have just sold our home in McLaren Vale with the help of Nick van Vliet as our real estate agent.The time of year and market conditions were far from ideal, and our pending move interstate made things all the more prone to a bit of stress. We were so fortunate to have Nick as our agent during this unsettling time. From the outset his friendly disposition and humour put us at ease, making it all the more easy to discuss options and plan a sound sale strategy. Nick's strong work ethic and understanding of the market together with his tactful candidness were personal assets that really came through during the course of the sales campaign. lf we were ever to come back to beautiful McLaren Vale and wished to purchase a home, Nick would be the first person we would contact, knowing that he is a person of integrity who would advise us honestly and wisely.
As the above comments reflect, we have no hesitation in recommending Nick van Vliet to prospective clients.
 

Sale of 12 Aldersey Street McLaren Vale
A & P Van der Wal

Dear Nick,
 
I am writing to personally thank you for the professional manner in which you handled the sale of my property at Lot 10 Old Coach Road Aldinga.
 
As you are aware I had sought the services of four agents for appraisals to ensure I had a correct valuation on our property. From the moment we met with you we were impressed with your pleasing manner, sincerity, honesty and integrity. You told us that you would find the right buyer for our “cherished home” and we trusted you and you certainly came up with the goods.
 
As we had lived on this property for over twenty years it was with a little sadness and trepidation that we put our place on the market. You reassured us that you would sell it to someone who appreciated it and that you certainly did. The purchasers felt they had won the lottery in buying our place as they had been searching for two years for the right place to settle. Your friendship and honesty during this period was most appreciated.
 
During the time prior to the actual sale you helped us to prepare the place in the best manner and I must say you were so right with the advice that you offered to us. We also appreciated the fact that you did not force us to have an “open” but respected our wishes and sold the property through the “inspection only” system which worked perfectly for us.
 
I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thankyou Nick for your help and guidance and also for the fine details that you worked hard on to ensure all went along smoothly during the entire process. We were pleased with the final sale price and we strongly believe that we may not have received that amount if we had selected another agent as I know you worked hard to make sure both vendor and buyer were completely satisfied. 
 
 Both James and myself would not hesitate to recommend you as an “above and beyond the call of duty” real estate specialist and your professional manner will hold you in good stead for a long and  successful career in real estate. Many people claim that selling a property is one of the most stressful situations in one's lifetime but we certainly did not feel the stress with you at the helm. 
 
Once again thank you and we wish you well in the future.

Sale of Lot 10 Old Coach Road Aldinga
J & J Taylor

We recently sold our McLaren Flat property through First National.  Nick van Vliet was the person responsible for making this happen and we are most grateful for all his efforts in a tough market.  This is the third property we have sold (the previous two in Victoria) and Nick surpassed our previous experiences with Real Estate Agents.  From his initial inspection of the property where he arrived with a professionally prepared area marketing analysis, we were impressed.  Throughout the preparation period and subsequent openings we were kept informed of what was happening and the level of interest in the property.  Within three weeks an offer had been made on the property!  Continuing through the cooling off period and purchasers arranging finance we were kept in the loop and felt comfortable that our best interests were being met.
 
All of this is more impressive given we are based in Victoria and conducted the entire transaction via telephone and email (Nick’s initial meeting was with family living in McLaren Flat who have also bought and sold properties in SA and Victoria). 
 
We are pleased to provide this testimonial on behalf of Nick van Vliet and the team at First National and would happily recommend him to anyone looking for an Agent to act on their behalf in selling their property.

Sale of 71 Main Road McLaren Flat
G & A Henkel

We have enjoyed your service selling our house in Morphett Vale:
 
The reasons for that are: 
1. Your jokes
2. The nice wine and chocolades we received to-day
3. The up-to-date and prompt contact we had with you over the last few weeks even in our holidays and most importantly all jokes aside:  

The short time it took you to sell our house for a reasonable price!
 
We appreciate it very much Thank you for your great work.

W & V Krottje
                                                                                         
 

Sale of 28 Martin Road Morphett Vale

I would like to say a very big thank you for the speedy and successful sale of our first family home; 19 days on the market what more can we ask for. Your assistance and advice on successful presentation of our home made for a clear and easy guide on how to sell our home in the current market. Your advice, guidance and expertise was invaluable in a busy time in my life.  Also I cannot express the gratitude I have for the price and conditions on the sales contract that you negotiated with the buyers on our behalf; I couldn’t really ask for a better outcome. 
 
I really appreciate the fact that you kept us informed throughout the whole sales process; it certainly made for an easy time from the moment we first met with you till the time we handed over the keys.  You made what I thought would be a very daunting process in to a quick and positive experience and for that I cannot thank you enough.
 

Sale of 24 Abbott Avenue McLaren Vale
M Sparrow

Dear Nick, to write a thank you note would be pretty ordinary! The sale of our home was not ordinary. It is a known fact that selling a house is the most stressful time of your life? NOT TRUE! When you add in the death of your spouse in mid process this sends the shockwaves right off the Richter Scale and can be classified STRESSFUL.
I would like to sincerely thank you for the Professional, sympathetic, compassionate manner in which you helped me all the way through the most traumatic time of my life.  To be sensitive enough to extend the hand of friendship without compromising business is a skill that has set you apart from many others.  I was extremely satisfied with the way the sale was conducted and now able to rebuild my life travelling in my “one bedroom apartment” on wheels.
I wish you every success for the future and am happy to recommend you to future clients should they care to contact me.

Sale of 23 Harvest Drive McLaren Vale
P Adams

Whenever I hear of anyone selling or thinking of selling I always confidentially recommend Nick van Vliet, while selling our property he was honest, reliable hardworking, informative and very professional. He also has superior negotiation skills which we witnessed and was able to use them to secure a significant increase in our final sale price. A++++, he was also spot on with our market appraisal! Great job Nick!

Sale of 14 Wedge Place Reynella East
F Skinner & J Panasuik

Nick, we are eternally grateful to you and your team for the energy and understanding that you have put into the selling of our house.  We had been having difficulty selling it with lots of hiccups along the way, including a sale that went as far as it could and then failed. During the 19 months (5 with Nick) we were on the market, we had a number of personal tragedies within our family, this, compounded with the bad market was not a good time for us, you were very understanding of our situation and we felt that you almost seemed to join us on our rollercoaster at times. The honesty and integrity that was shown and the extra mile that was taken on numerous times was paramount to our success in selling, we have recommended First National to friends and colleagues who have been eager to sell their house, as the passion that Nick has for making sure a buyer and a vendor get what they want is a quality that will see us return to First National when the time is right. 

Sale of Lot 2 Stump Hill Road McLaren Vale
K & A Hewlett-Parker