Dear John,

Steve and I wanted to express our thanks and appreciation for your assistance in purchasing our new holiday home at Hawks Nest.

We appreciate the time you took to show us the house several times, your friendly, helpful but also professional manner. We were impressed with the way you dealt fairly and honestly with us, but at the same time looked after the interests of your vendors.

We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone wanting to either sell their house or looking to purchase a new one.

Again, thank you for your help with our very exciting purchase. We are looking forward to spending many good times at Hawks Nest.

Kind regards,


Vicky and Steve I

Vicky & Steve Illaramendi
12 March 2018

As Sydney residents, it was rather a daunting task attempting to sell our treasured family holiday home of thirty years, in Hawks Nest.

And then, we had the very good fortune to meet John Rumble and his wonderful team.

John made it all so much less stressful, so much easier! 

From assessing the value of the property very accurately (which is often not the case in the real estate profession) to the advertising campaign, the inspections and finally negotiating the sale, John’s communication skills were excellent as was his level of professionalism. 


AND then, John went above and beyond the call of duty by organising for our furniture and household items destined for charity to be collected and delivered to local charities!


My family and I can’t thank John enough for the kindness he has shown us these past months and cannot recommend his agency, First National Real Estate Hawks Nest, highly enough.


Karen & Nick Romalis
13 December 2017


Hi John and Team,

Don and I just wanted to pass on our sincerest thanks.


We looked for some time for a property out of the madness of Sydney and couldn’t believe the slice of heaven we stumbled upon in Hawks Nest, it’s like a tropical paradise with white sand and crystal clear blue and aqua-blue waters… divine! After just one visit to what is now our holiday home we were ‘sold’.


Every step in the process was made easy by you and your team; from the first visit and walk through to negotiations, recommendations for building inspectors, and then settlement and even tenanting the property. Nothing was too much (even helping us with boxes and tools for packing), you guided us with honesty and integrity, and that local hospitality we’ve come to see as part of the Hawks Nest charm.


Super happy ‘campers’ here.

Many thanks


Leanne Cooper, Director Cadence Health Pty Ltd and
Don Singe, Director of Physical Performance Canterbury NRL Bulldogs

L Cooper & D Singe
11 May 2017

We would like to sincerely thank John Rumble and his team at Hawks Nest First National Real Estate, for finding us the PERFECT house.
The service we have received has been ‘mind blowing!’ .
After having a disappointing experience with another Real Estate agent we decided to look for a house in a different area for 12 months before we realised that we REALLY wanted to be at Hawks Nest.
So, we gave John a ring for a fresh start house hunting.  Within a week he had us down to a ‘T’. He only had to show us two houses and he knew which one we would like the best before we had even seen it!
He then spent the time to negotiate a good fair price.
John and his staff have been helpful and friendly throughout the whole process. We feel welcomed to the Hawks Nest Community already and are looking forward to living in the area.
To Anyone, considering buying a house in the Myall Coast Area, We recommend John Rumble and his team at First National because they provide the Best Service in the area.
Aaron & Larna Clarke

Aaron & Larna Clarke

Dear John,

This is just a quick e-mail to thank you for the excellent job First National Hawks Nest did managing our holiday home.

For many years we have been aware of how many bookings you have sourced for us; way more than is usual for the area. The repeat business has been excellent & much appreciated.

More than anything, your property managers have provided exemplary service. Their pro-active approach has always been a key factor. We rarely had to make any requests, but when we did, our unique needs were quickly understand & met.

Of course, your personal interest in our property, and the time you always so freely gave meeting with us, was just amazing. We now happily count you as a friend. Please feel free to quote the contents of this email & refer any potential clients for references – we will be more than happy to accept calls or emails.

Best regards & thanks also to Mick

Kind regards

Gloria J & John T

S & T Brauckmann

Dear Team at Hawks Nest First National Real Estate,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody at Hawks Nest First National for their fantastic efforts over the past 12 months with regards to the management of our holiday property. It has been pretty much 1 year since our first booking commenced and you have exceeded our expectations on all accounts.

From the flexibility and willingness to assist with any possible request to the way you looked after our guests, not to mention the way you looked after the property itself and selected perfect guests; you certainly did not provide us with a lot of opportunity to complain.

Even from the financial return, the investment is proving to be better than anticipated. With almost double the expected gross rental income than initially anticipated in the 1st year, this certainly keeps the bank happy!!

Thanks again and keep up the good team spirit!

Kind regards,

S & T Brauckmann

Dear Hawks Nest First National Real Estate,

Thank you for your wonderful & professional help and the beautiful home we are renting through you.

We will be spending 2 weeks every year there for as long as as it is fine with your agency.

We appreciate everything you have done for us and we understand why other Real Estate Agencies in your area recommend you.

Our sincerest thanks again,

M & M Orman

ATTN: Mick Rumble

I would like to pass on our appreciation for the assistance John Rumble provided to us in our recent purchase of a property through your agency. That purchase was a culmination of a very thorough search of the Hawks Nest, Tea Gardens, Pindimar and North Arm Cove regions over a 12 month period.

We very much appreciated John's practical help during our two location searches, as well as his friendly and professional manner in our dealings with him, whether it was in person, by telephone or via e-mail.

We genuinely look forward to meeting John again in a few years time when we are (hopefully) in a position to to escape the Canberra winters for good. Meanwhile, we are more then happy to recommend his professional services to others.

Yours Sincerely,

C & D Thornthwaite

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for their professionalism shown to my wife and myself during our recent purchase of a holiday property in Bundabah.

As a Licensed Real Estate Agent myself and property investor I have worked with numerous Real Estate Agencies and would have to rate your Estate Agency as one of the most relaxed, professional and enjoyable agencies to deal with.
From the first call I made to your Sales Consultant Kaye Simpson, I was well informed and felt like nothing was a problem.  All my questions were answered and Kaye was very knowledgeable about the contract and property. I found Kaye's customer service skills second to none. Kaye kept me well informed during the negotiation process, and when she was unavailable and I left a message for her to contact me -  Kaye always returned my calls. Any questions or concerns I had that Kaye could not answer at the time she researched to find the information returning it to me expeditiously.  All appointments made with Kaye were met on time and nothing was a problem.

In this day and age it is a pleasure to find people who still believe in customer service and go above and beyond to make what can be a stressful time, a very relaxed and stress free experience. Your Agency is an agency I feel proud to tell my friends and business associates about, and will use again both as a purchaser and vendor,
Keep up the great work,


Peter and Michelle

Dear Mick,

Just a note to thank you very much for overseeing everything in regard to our recent purchase of the above property.
It seems to me that everything went through without any hitches at all. My husband Ian has over many years been involved in at least several real estate transactions and he says he has never known a transaction to proceed so smoothly and most certainly so speedily.
In Short, it has been a pleasant experience helped along too by our contact with Leigh, John, and the extremely pleasant ladies in the office.
Once again many thanks for your guiding hand in all of this

Yours sincerely,

J Watson.

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