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George Rafty

Principal / Licensed Real Estate Agent

A trusted name in Real Estate, George Rafty's humble, truthful and personable approach gives him the ability to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients over the past 28 years. Always with best interests at heart, his caring and genuine personality continually brings out enjoyable and favourable experiences for his clients.

George's incredible work ethic has placed him in the top 1% of Agents in Australia for more than 27 years, and he has recently been named a finalist for the REB Awards 2020 Sales Agent of the Year. His expertise is a living testament to selling properties and providing the community with the highest level of service and marketing, whilst leading an award-winning sales team. His results speak for themselves, selling more residential property than any other agent in Newcastle and consistently selling more than 100 properties annually over the past 12 years.

As Principal of First National Newcastle City, George loves leading a unique and caring-focused team that continually strives for their client's success. He has pioneered a culture prioritising unity, professionalism and a strong work ethic, ensuring everyone is committed to doing the best by their clients, colleagues and the community at large.

After starting First National Newcastle City office in 2016, George exceeded his own expectations from the very outset. From leading his team to the 3rd Top Office Nationwide in the same year it was founded, to then becoming the Number 1 Office in Australia, the brand has become incredibly well known and much loved across the Hunter region – George couldn’t be prouder of his achievements at First National. A multi-award winner throughout his 28 year career – George’s experience, market knowledge and professionalism sees him consistently setting record prices for sales across Newcastle, making him one of the most sought after Agents in the region.

George Rafty’s milestone achievements include:
- First National Real Estate Group - #1 Selling Agent 2016-2020
- Real Estate Institute of Australia REIA National Awards of Excellence - Finalist Residential Salesperson 2017
- REINSW Awards of Excellence - Winner Residential Salesperson 2016
- REB Top 100 Agents 2012 - 2019
- REB Regional Sales Agent Of The Year Finalist 2014, 2015, 2020

When he’s not selling property, George loves going away with family, having friends over for a barbecue and entertaining loved ones at home. You can find him relaxing amongst good food and great company, whether he’s enjoying bonding time with his kids or just kicking back watching a good game of footy.

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" George's success speaks for itself! "

George has integrity, professionalism, commitment and knowledge. He is passionate about his work, and honest as well. I would thoroughly recommend George to any prospective client that is looking into the market to buy or sell.

Steve & Jasminka Martin

" Highly recommend Roger! "

Top person, down to earth, knows his stuff.

Bruce & Dorothy

" I could not recomment Roger highly enough! "

Roger has been wonderful in the process of selling our property. Roger has communicated to me all through this process. When ever we had inspections he would always report back with feed back either on the day or the next day. Always immaculately presented and professional. I would recommend Roger to sell your property without hesitation.

Suzie Bailey

" Professional agent "

We recently purchased a property and sold a property with George and couldn't be happier. Very professional, understanding and knowledgeable of our needs and of the market. George and his team are top class and couldn't do enough for us especially with my elderly mother being European and hesitant in certain areas but the team made sure the process flowed and followed through to the end.

Mark Damico

" Best of the best! "

George & the team at First National Newcastle City were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Very professional but also very personal and felt like I was speaking to friends. They know their stuff and the house sold for far more than I expected. Worth their weight in gold! Would highly recommend to anyone!

Nick Sim

" Professional, Honest and Effective "

George and his team were professional, honest and effective in achieving a successful sale. The whole process was easy. We were very happy with the advice, marketing, sale strategy and communication throughout. We have used George before and will again! Thank you to George and his team.

Mark Dwyer & Irena Candian

" Competent , knowledgeable and very approachable agent "

I would recommend George and his team to others, my dealings with George have been very pleasant.

Susann Probst

" George is a great agent! "

Thanks George for a really great and smooth experience.

Iris Young

" Restored our faith! "

George and his team of agents, particularly Andrew and Renee, were wonderful to work with. Getting our house on the market was a breeze and we were kept abreast of developments regarding our house sale the whole time. Our home was listed with another agent for four months, which was a very stressful and emotional time. Within 10 days of signing on with George, our house was sold. George and the team restored our faith in real estate agents once more. Would have no hesitations in recommending George and the First National team.

Sarah-Kate & Sean

" Outstanding Agent! "

I found George Rafty to be great agent with exceptional customer service. A first-rate communicator, a kind and thoughtful man with a great sense of humour and an extraordinary work ethic. George has extensive knowledge of the real estate market and he provided candid and honest feedback of what buyers are looking for and a realistic assessment of what to expect from the market. His personalised attention ensured that the open house ran smoothly and George helped guide me through the sale process, making suggestions on the best course of action. I would highly recommend George and would be happy to utilise his services in the future. Thank you!

Deborah Pugh

" Top agent, puts in effort! "

George and his team were able to sell our property at a good price. They were easy to contact, efficient and you always feel your property is important to them. I would thoroughly recommend George and his team to anyone looking to sell their home.

Paul Kennedy

" Excellent agent in every aspect of our dealings "

As an interstate seller, I was seeking a reputable agent that I could trust to manage my sale with minimal worry. From early discussions I found George to be upfront and honest about the property and this transparent advice continued throughout the sale process. I adopted George's recommendations for the sale of the property and my expectations were exceeded in not only the results achieved, but also in the communication and professionalism of his team. I'd highly recommend speaking to George, I'm glad I did.

Steve Arnold

" Professional, knowledgeable, understanding "

George and in fact the whole team at First National Newcastle provided the best experience I have had in selling a property. Their professionalism and knowledge of the current market was exceptional, their ability to listen to my thoughts, ideas and concerns and respond in a positive and co-operative way was something that greatly impressed me. I could not fault their communication skills. I was contacted every time they had an inspection (even though the unit was vacant) and they quickly kept me up to date after each time. The three open houses they conducted were like a well organised 'battle' plan. Access to the property isn't easy but several agents were 'on deck' to facilitate access and direct prospective buyers, as well as having another two agents within the apartment to answer questions and discuss the details of the property. Nothing was half hearted or left to chance. Their enthusiasm and belief in the property was also refreshing and appreciated: both of which translated into total commitment to achieve the best possible price and a stress free and straight forward experience for me. My heartfelt thanks and appreciation to George, Roger and Lilliana for everything they have done over the last month and for making this sale and experience 'easy'.

Alison Gilson

" Beyond expectations! "

George was always mindful of our needs and he delivered beyond expectations. Thankyou George!

Julie & Brian Bagnall

" Wonderful agent! "

George was encouraging after completing the work he recommended for sale. The wonderful thing about George was 3 years ago we approached him to sell our house and he recommended to hold onto house there was plenty of houses on the market and the price we wanted was not achievable. This time his advice was a good time to sell and he was professional, informative, and seemed as happy as us when he sold. He has and always would be an agent I would recommend and I was recommended by some friends in the first place years ago.

Todd & Michelle Bennett

" George made it all happen, without any of the B#$%@&^t "

After a long 6 month search and rearranging family life to attend open homes, George and Lilliana quickly and easily agreed to show us through a listing outside of open times and we did the deal within days. Thanks guys.

Owen Burns

" Absolutely fantastic!! "

We would like to commend George and his team on an amazing outcome. We could not be happier with the speedy and professional manner in which George was able to sell our property which other agents had been unable to do for us over the last few years. George told us that his average listing to sale was 21 days and we were skeptical due to our previous experience. Much to our absolute delight George sold in less than 7 days and we received the top price we were hoping for. In our opinion George and his team are just brilliant.

Susan Cleaver

" Never ever a shadow of a doubt with George! "

My husband and I have been doing business with George for years, and quite simply nothing ever changes, he continues to raise the bar, going above and beyond expectations to deliver exactly what you are looking for and more. Delightfully hassle free and professional. Couldn't recommend him or his colleagues more.

Kerry Smith

" No better agent in Newcastle "

Having made an emotional and stressful decision to sell George and his team were incomparable for service, knowledge, and negotiation. Marketing was essential to showcase my property which reflected in the quick sale. George without a doubt would be the only person to ever be trusted to manage the sale of my properties. George exceeded his reputation. How fortunate are we all in Newcastle to have such a vibrant, skilled, professional, and passionate team at First National Newcastle City. George worked tirelessly for me. I felt very safe in a big real estate market trusting George and Joe with my most valued asset. George .... Sincerely thank you so much for all your effort and passion. I Love your work.

Elise Dingle

" Fantastic result! "

George and the team achieved a fantastic result for our property. Very professional and great to deal with.

Darren Smith

" Thank you George & the team! "

You guys were great to deal with and always communicated well.

James Clarence

" The consummate professional "

George has assisted with multiple property transactions and in every case took the pressure off and guide me through to completion with a great outcome in every instance. Legend.

Alister Dalton

" Excellent agent with great market knowledge "

George has exceptional market knowledge and is always a pleasure to deal with. Achieves great results for the seller.

John Thomson

" George was very professional in the sale of our home "

We have bought and sold quite a few homes in our time, but would have to say that George was by far the most professional we have engaged. Would thoroughly recommend him to any prospective vendor.George was upfront, honest and above all realistic in guiding us through the sale of our home.

Steve & Olga Carter

" Great price! "

George recently sold our house at North Lambton and we couldnt be happier. Great price and quick sale with George communicating with us the whole way.

Joel & Natalie Briggs

" Great agent, I wouldn't have anyone else! "

George knows the market well and communicates that to both the buyer and seller. His database brings in a lot of buyers. I will always buy and sell with George!

Mark Breasley

" Outstanding results! "

Thanks so much to George and his team! You made the whole process effortless and stress free from the start to the finish and gained an amazing amount of exposure for the property. This resulted in the sale price exceeding over a one hundred thousand dollars over our set reserve on Auction day. I can not thank you and your team enough and look forward dealing with you in the future! Out standing result with attention to detail.

Gerard Drennan

" Quick and satisfying result! "

I wanted an experienced agent specialising in my area and George provided this.

Steve Robinson

" So happy with George! "

I've known George for a few years through his involvement in property sales and purchases of members of my family and friends and we have had no issues whatsoever with him. I've always strongly recommended him.

Siva Ratnarajah

" Awesome Service! "

Over 120 groups through first open house, brilliant media exposure of the property, and excellent feedback on all relevant matters. Well done George & his team!

Peter & Sue Simpson

" Our "go-to" agent "

George has acted for us more than once now, always had a great result in a timely manner. Highly recommend George and his team.

Jim Netterfield

" Great Agent! "

George & his team were amazing. They helped me through the whole process & kept me informed of every detail. I would highly recommend George to anyone selling or buying.

Julie Hastings

" Considering selling? Look no further! "

George Rafty has sold 2 homes for me, and both have been fantastic. Honest, no fuss, works hard for the seller, and a legend too. I confidently and consistently refer George to my closest family and friends all the time. I would also like to mention and extend my gratitude to Joe Olsen. Joe has been involved in both the homes George has sold for us, and is a star in the making. Great team! If your selling and reading this, look no further.

Steve Byrnes

" Thorough and Honest "

My wife and I found George a genuine pleasure to deal with on our recent purchase in Newcastle. George's in depth market knowledge and willingness to share his experience and insights meant we were able to assess our options and make decisive educated decisions. George was always available pre and post purchase and his warm and genuine approach to both us and the vendor made for a transaction both parties were really happy with it. We were kept informed throughout the entire sales process/negotiations, and have been lucky enough to rely on some of George's contacts post settlement. We absolutely recommend George and the First national Newcastle City team.

Roland Martin

" Newcastle's best agent "

George and his team are professional, knowledgable and yet very friendly. They made the process of selling our property run so smoothly. From the appraisal to the resulting sale we knew we had selected the right agent for our property and us. We are thrilled with the result they obtained which exceeded our expectations. If you are looking for Newcastles best agents look no further than George and his team.

Andrew Wilcox

" Well exceeded our expectations! "

George, Joe and the rest of the team were incredibly efficient, communication in all aspects was fantastic, and George's attitude was straight down the line, and very much honest and upfront. Given that this was the sale of our first ever home, it was a totally new experience for us. We really appreciated George and Joe's straight forward and professional attitude. They definitely helped us to achieve an outcome that was above and beyond any expectations that we had, which is always a great thing!

Nathan McKenzie

" Would highly recommend, Super Quick Sale, Very Efficient "

George went above and belong my expectations every time. I would highly recommended him and his team to anyone. He was very efficient, very knowledgeable of the Newcastle market and had a wonderful team working for him.

Natalee Brown

" Great guy, great agent! "

George is a warm, super friendly consummate professional. And I love him. Thanks George and the team. I love you all too. George is a warm, super friendly consummate professional. And I love him. Thanks George and the team. I love you all too.

Jo & Mike Rawlings

" Very professional, helpful and friendly agent "

I can't praise George enough. He and his wonderful team, in particular Joe and Liliana, were friendly, efficient and professional in the selling of my house and achieved an excellent result. It was my home, not an investment property, and George and his team approached the sale with empathy and respect. Joe was tireless in perfecting the marketing, and very responsive to how I wanted the house presented. Both George and Liliana ran the open houses like a well oiled machine, with minimal stress to me - a major achievement! But it's George who runs the show and it's his enthusiasm, his professionalism and his natural empathy with people that makes the whole process move smoothly. He's also a brilliant negotiator!

Geraldine Searles

" A skilled negotiator who you can trust "

I’ve used George to sell property on multiple occasions. I know that in communicating with me he won’t leave out any important details and he always keeps me updated on the sale process. No message or question is left unanswered. When it comes to the ‘pointy end’ negotiation with the potential buyers, I believe that is where George excels. He navigates calmly and honestly through the intricacies of negotiation to make sure that the property sells for the maximum price. He achieves that aim whilst treating those potential buyers respectfully. I am more than happy to recommend George.

Michael Pearson

" Fantastic job well done "

Fantastic job done by George and his team. Would highly recommend George and his team this is the 4th property we have sold through them.

Craig & Kelly Baldwin

" George delivers again "

Friends and family recommended George Rafty to sell our home. He did not disappoint us. At our initial meeting, George outlined what he would do for us in relation to marketing, communication and how negotiations with purchasers would occur. I outlined what my expectations were and George exceeded those expectations. George told us to trust him - we did - and he delivered . George and his team achieved an outstanding price for our home above the guide. He sold before auction, after only being 7 days on the market.

Chris Watsford

" George went the extra mile! "

I have bought and sold property through George on many occasions. His clients interest will always be paramount & he will go the extra mile to secure the best result.

Ravi Stephen

" Happy yet again! "

I have had the pleasure of knowing George for many years, both as a friend and through Real Estate. I have a nickname for George that is: Numero Uno, as i firmly believe he is the best. George genuinely cares about people and always puts his heart on the line and does what's best for his client. If there were a few more people like George in the world, then it would be a much better place!

Dave Fothergil

" Our Apartment sale "

George has gone above and beyond what any other agent would only think of doing for us. He has worked tirelessly to achieve this great result for us. Thank you George, you have been a blessing to us.

Rosalie Davies

" Best in the business! "

Don't bother looking any further for someone to sell your house!

David Wynne

" Great experience! "

George and the team at First National is without a doubt the most professional and friendly real estate agency in Newcastle and I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Nathan Mead

" A professional hardworking and ethical agent "

I was very impressed with the professional knowledge and reliability of George and his team. He has a wealth of valuable experience and stays up to date with the market and all the legal requirements. He made the process hassle free and gave very helpful and wise advice. He has high standards and is ethical, honest and open in his communication. I would not hesitate recommending George to my family and friends and will call on his services again.

Jenny Bissett

" Excellent to deal with "

George was great to deal with. The negotiation was straight forward. He was accomodating to our needs as buyers and communication and ongoing dealings have been excellent. Thank you for great service.

Marian Thomas

" Sale of my Newcastle apartment "

George is one of the most genuine real estate agents I have ever dealt with. He obviously loves his job and his friendly and professional attitude to you as his client put at ease from the very first meeting with him. The whole process was quick and painless and we achieved a great final result. Thank you to George for all your help and understanding.

Kevin Curby

" Beyond the call of duty! "

George is very passionate about providing a great experience for both potential buyers and the vendor. We found him highly professional, personable, prompt and punctual. George has a solid reputation of having a very good understanding of the local market which was a big reason why we chose him. George was very respectful and was willing to go above and beyond the call of duty that I know most others wouldn't. I have no hesitation recommending George to anyone. We found George and his team were honest with both us and to everyone that showed interest in buying our property.

Nathan & Rachel Walton

" The Best Real Estate Agent "

On a recommendation George Rafty sold my mother-in -laws home by auction exceeding the families expectations. My mother's home had to be sold quickly due to illness and I had no hesitation in contacting George as he was number one on my list of agents to market and sell the property. George has been extremely professional in handling the sale and assisting us through a very difficult and emotional time.

Phil Hanbury

" George was a wonderful guide "

I could not recommend George and his colleague Brooke highly enough. In this hectic Newcastle market they were genuine, efficient, offering guidance, and just a pleasure to deal with. Thank you for making this 12 month search worth it by connecting us with the people who sold us our home.

Jess Graham

" Beyond Expectations! "

What can I say, selling my house was just so easy! George and his team were amazing, an absolute pleasure to work with, they understood my needs and worked with me to get the best result. George and his team made you feel comfortable about selling your home, and had great knowledge of what the market was doing and could read potential purchasers of my property very well. I have no hesitation in recommending George to anyone who is looking at selling there property, it was a pleasure to work with First National!

Simone Del-Bianco

" Super George aka 'Speedy Gonzales' "

George (and his very professional team) was amazing. From listing to contract took seven days during which he arranged photography, measurement, copy, online listing, brochure and two viewings, the first on Sunday - all leaving us gasping for breath. When we said an exhausted 'thank you, that was incredible' he replied simply 'that's my job'. He was courteous, friendly, attentive, straightforward, always available, clearly very well connected and knowledgable - in short, completely professional and a joy to deal with. Would strongly recommend him as the best real estate agent in Newcastle.

Jeff & Anne

" Sale of my property "

George and his team made the recent sale of my property smoother and easier than I could have ever imagined. After less than a week on the market and only one open house, George had multiple offers and was able to negotiate an outstanding price. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend George and his team to any of my friends and family.

Natalie Barthofer

" A true professional "

George and the whole team at First National Newcastle were a pleasure to deal with during the recent sale of our home. George's extensive local knowledge, honesty, hard work and great communication all combined to achieve a wonderful result. Thank you!

Leigh & Todd Hainsworth

" George and the team "

I recently had the privilege of experiencing the wonderful work of the First National at The Junction. I purchased my new home via auction at the amazing auction day that George and his team put together recently. George and his team kept me informed prior to auction with all the questions I asked. His support and that of his team, on and post auction has been nothing short of outstanding. George kept me informed throughout the whole process and his kind manner and gentle nature was an absolute pleasure to experience! I will not hesitate to recommend George Rafty and his knowledgeable team as they have been an absolute delight to deal with and I look forward to doing business with George and team again in the future. Thanks guys….You Rock!!!

Anna Graham

" Thanks to George, Brooke, Joe & the First National Newcastle team! "

We had a very positive experience selling our home through First National Newcastle. All questions were answered and nothing was too much effort. We set our expectations an the team delivered. We went to Auction in the Spring Fling on 6/11/16 after only 4 weeks on the market- We had open houses each weekend & one midweek therefore enabling prospective buyers plenty of opportunity to view the property at various dates & times. We embraced the teams feed back to ensure the house presented well. On auction day we had 2 registered bidders who were keen to buy, I believe we tested the market and we achieved a positive result. Overall a very positive Outcome!

Helene & Michael Littlefair

" Selling my home "

I totally recommend George Rafty and his team at First National Newcastle City!

Alex & Violetta

" Better than expected!! "

George and his team sold our property quicker and for more than expected. We are very happy with him, his team and the final outcome.

Tony & Sue Mackay

" My vision for selling my home! "

Thank you to George, Renee and all the team at First National for selling my home for the price I wanted. I was very impressed by your kindness, understanding, consistency and patience in selling my home. Everyone says selling your home is stressful. FN maintained a positive approach, never doubting that my home would sell. FN gave me their time and respect and I am so happy I made the decision to employ George and his team. I woke up today and felt so happy with the price I achieved and the positive memories I have. Many thanks!

Jane Cullen

" Selling our house "

Would highly recommend George to anyone selling in the area. Communication was spot on and we were very happy with the price he got for us. Sold within 5 days! No mucking about.

Merrin & Andrew

" Couldn't be more impressed! "

George and his team did a wonderful job marketing and selling our house. Their advice regarding presentation was spot on and we were extremely happy with the resulting sale.

Marilyn & David Knott

" Sale of Property at Hamilton "

George Rafty and his team has achieved an absolutely first class result with this sale of Hamilton Real Estate. His advice has been both accurate and effective as far as presentation of the property for sale is concerned and also in respect of expectations resulting from the sale. Very happy with the results of this sale.

Norma Henderson

" No 1 Agent in Newcastle "

There is a reason why George is the number 1 agent in Newcastle. He knows the market well, and is responsive, reassuring, honest, professional and personal. More important than anything, he gets the job done. George delivered on his promise. He got us the price we were after and he did what was needed to get contracts exchanged and the property settled. He went above and beyond what we expected from an agent - he has energy and drive, and is focused on achieving the result. Thanks George for looking after us and making the sale of our home a positive experience.

Kim & Gavin Dennis

" Sensational Effort and Result "

Congratulations George! Another record breaking result, by you and your team. I appreciate the efforts, advice, communication and professionalism displayed by you and your team.

Mark Fricker

" Simple ways to sell a property "

Dont hesitate go straight to the best in the business. Whether buying or selling, George is second to none. Simply the best!

Christine & Peter

" George Rafty delivered results "

George valued my house and sold it for that amount. He was very professional with regular updates. Thanks George and Liliana.

Theo S

" Best. Agent. Ever! "

George went above and beyond in his selling of the house. He did an amazing job of generating interest and the result was more than anyone (except George) thought possible. He returned all calls promptly and was incredibly patient with guiding me through the whole process.

Peta P

" Coming in from the outside "

This family set out to acquire a significant property in Newcastle, and found it was to be auctioned by First National / George Rafty. We deliberately had minimum contact in advance, other than to arrange for a usual Pest and Building - which was managed well by First National/ Brooke. No worries at all. Bid successfully for the purchase. Followed up with various contacts re access prior to settlement and found First National and George himself instantly responsive; better still - effective. Finally keys were delivered by Brooke on behalf of George to the property, by arrangement, with an elegant gift alongside the keys. From beginning to end, across all contacts with the agency and agents: confident endorsement by both of us. Potentially difficult made comfortable. Exemplary.

Peter Cornish

" Our family agent "

In the same way that people have family doctors or solicitors, we now feel that we have found our 'family real estate agent'. George and his team are the complete professional outfit when it comes selling your family home. We were constantly amazed by the level of commitment and focus on the task of getting the best possible price for our property. Like a conductor of an orchestra George has assembled a team with a depth of knowledge and experience that allow them work in harmony and provide a confident performance throughout the campaign and the grand finale. We look forward to the opportunity to acquiring our next property through George and his team.

Craig & Jyotika Green

" Great Result! "

Our selling experience with George, Andrew and the team from First National Newcastle was first class and they achieved a fantastic sale result at the full asking price to the right buyer. I would recommend these guys if your buying or selling, thanks for great selling experience, we are so pleased with the result and wish our purchaser all the best for thier new home.

Ben Towers

" Would happily recommend! "

George was great to work with, easy to communicate with and worked with us to make the sales process as smooth as possible. George achieved a great sales result and we would happily recommend him.

Bec Ryan

" Auction of my family home "

I was very happy with the recent outcome of the auction of my mother's property. George and his team were very helpful throughout and I was very impressed by George's calmness and advice when the auction seemed to stall below the reserve. George's advice was critical to the good result being achieved.

Phillip Geary

" 1st Class Service "

George and his team displayed a highly professional and personalized approach to the marketing and sale of our property in Hamilton South, we were particularly impressed by the open and honest communication and the willingness of the whole team to act promptly in facilitating the sale. We look forward to working with George and the First National team again.

Brett & Holly Winning

" Professional, honest and experienced "

George and his team did a great job in selling our family home in the short space of 10 days with a result we are very happy with, George and his expert team's extensive experience in the Real Estate industry helped to make the whole process of selling our home easy and comfortable. He and his team were knowledgeable friendly and approachable and responded to all our requests quickly and ensured we presented our home so well that we had a great result. I highly recommend George Rafty and his team to any potential vendors / buyers and would not hesitate to use his services again.

John Dalmazzone

" Great result! "

George and his team played an excellent role in the pre-sale advice, marketing and promotion and Auction results of our home. George and the team at First National Newcastle were a pleasure to deal with and we achieved a street sale price record for our home.

Lisa Hatherly

" Good job, great result! "

George and his team offer an outstanding service, they went above and beyond , and achieved a fantastic result with the sale of our house, I would highly recommend george as his many years of experience made us feel like we where in great hands. Thanks again George.

Angela Gianakoulias

" Professional, trustworthy, and smooth all the way "

George Rafty & First National have just completed the sale of our home in Hamilton. Our property was very unique and we were hoping to set a precedent for sale price in our area. It was a beautiful home but required someone with equal passion as ours to sell that to the market. Our circumstances were also not simple by any means. From day one the advice and feedback we received from George and his team was excellent and consistent. We were not made any false promises and at times when hard truths were required and probably needed they were delivered. We achieved the price we were hoping for on the day thanks to the hardworking sales team. George and his team made us feel extremely confident in there realistic price knowledge and it made our job a lot easier when hard decisions were needed to be made. Small touches such as cold bottled water on the open house and auction day on the hot days and the ease of communication with the office, gave us a feeling that everyone in the office knew about our house and it felt like dealing with a nice family size practice but with the resources and knowledge to match anyone. We would have no hesitation to buy or sell with George again and we in fact look forward to that.

Donna Field

" George #1 "

Always a pleasure working with George. Have bought a few times through him and will do again :) Highly recommend!

Paul Anderson

" Highly recommend! "

George and his team were fabulous; great marketing and exposure - incredible numbers at the open houses! Highly professional but made me feel very 'special'; any requests were dealt with in a speedy manner. Results - speedy sale; very happy client! Would highly recommend George and his team to any intending vendors!

Sally Beaupuert

" Professional listing and sale "

George Rafty was professional and also easy to work with. His communication throughout the process was excellent. The results were exceptional with a sale within 2 weeks of listing. Great job!!

John O'Neill

" Brilliant Communication! "

George Rafty is a very competent Real Estate Agent. He and his team possess good communication skills and are brilliant with providing excellent feedback throughout the marketing campaign. George's market knowledge and negotiation skills are second to none. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending his real estate services.

Brenda Dickson

" George Rafty and First National "

From the initial meeting to discuss selling options of the property right through to the selling of the house, George and his team were professional, knowledgeable and understanding. We were kept informed regularly throughout the selling process and given prompt feedback from prospective buyers. Personally George was a delight to deal with, nothing was ever a problem and we were always made to feel that selling our home was as important to him as it was us.

Stacey O'Connor

" 15 day sale "

George took us through the ins and outs of the sale, so there were no surprises along the way. His tips for presenting the house were top notch. His setting of a price range and how it would work for us were spot on.

Michael O'Connor

" George knows Real Estate - you would be mad to choose anyone else to sell your home! "

I have known George both personally and professionally for 20 years. I have chosen George on all occasions when buying and selling homes due to his market intelligence, professionalism, being able to deliver on client expectations as well as honesty, professionalism and respect towards both parties involved when purchasing a home. George does not win awards for nothing, so if you are thinking of buying or selling, I would strongly suggest talking to George first, "tell him Melissa recommended you".

Melissa Balnave

" A big thank you! "

Hi George, Thanks for your professional approach to selling our family home. We appreciated your input and regular communication and honesty. We found you and your team very helpful and nothing was a problem and we would highly recommend you. Thanks again.

Maria & Jim Young

" Newcastle's best agent! "

I've used George for the sale of 9 of my homes in the last 16 years. He has always been honest with his opinion on price where my home should be marketed at, and has superior knowledge of the Newcastle housing market. His real estate acknowledgement and awards are well deserved, he lives and breaths real estate. I would certainly and have done so on many occasions recommend him to anyone selling property.

Mark & Julie Meehan

" Awesome George! "

George did a brilliant job - delivered everything he offered and more. Thank you!

Peter & Treena Francis

" George Rafty the Real Estate Agent King! "

George & his team are real professionals who offered expert advice, exceptional negotiation skills, fantastic follow up, always available and above all great customer skills (always a smile & always there for you). I would highly recommend George to anyone in the market for a house. All the best for George & his team in the future.

Tony De Vitis

" Happy customers! "

George, Joe and Renee did a wonderful job selling our house. They were committed and knowledgable. They made a stressful time easy and comfortable for us. I would recommend George and his team to anyone.

Jim & Aimee Pappas

" Fabulous team "

George is backed by a fabulous team which works very well. Always someone to talk with. An absolute pleasure to work with to achieve an excellent result.

Ken & Kate Gall

" Thank you! "

Hi George, Thank you for helping us start the next chapter of our lives. Only you could have achieved such an amazing result. I will never be able to sell with anyone else ever again :) 

Sharmalee & Ravi Stephen

" Professional and friendly "

George Rafty is very professional, communicates well and did a great job selling my property in Kahibah. I was kept informed and trusted his advice and recommendations. I felt I could contact George anytime about anything to do with the property, and he always got back to me quickly. Joe was also very professional.

Janet & Allan Ball

" Excellent "

Unbelievable. We sold in 2 days and settled nearly 40k over list price. Great communication. Didn't bog us down with lots of information, just handled everything. Highly recommended.

Stuart & Tess Dumbrell

" Best in the business! "

Simply one of the best in the business.!! Thanks George, you have done an awesome job with our sale. You are highly regarded and we would recommend you to everyone..

Simone & Mick Godsell

" The complete package "

George and his team did everything to my satisfaction. Initial explanations of the process were thorough. His team were most professional in preparation of text for the advertising campaign and the photography was exceptional. Negotiations with buyers were carried out professionally and he acted in our interests. Could not be better.

Zenon Helinski

" Exceptional! "

George has helped me buy and sell houses for a number of years now. He is professional, experienced, trusted, well respected, well known and is a straight shooter, He has been particularly supportive of me given the difficult circumstances of my recent property sale and purchase, going above and beyond to secure a new home for my small boys and I. I am eternally grateful to George for his encouragement and support through this process. He is an exceptional agent and man.

Katrina Brennan

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