This office was first opened in April of 2001, starting out with one permanent rental management and initially trading as David Preston Real Estate. In those early days David Preston earnt a solid reputation in delivering results for owners and personal attention for owners that chose to manage or sell their property through this office.
Romana Preston (David's Mum) was in the office for the first six months as Receptionist whilst the business was established but then returned to her position at Banora Point School and John Preston (Romana's Husband) join David in the office part time so that there was someone in the office when he had to go out on sales and rental appointments.
In 2005 Romana decided to take long service leave from her 35 years at Banora Point School and joined us as office receptionist and part time as Office Salesperson. John Preston left us, finally starting enjoying his retirement. Romana's personal attention and her pleasant manner produced strong business growth and in 2006 went from a part time salesperson position to a full time position. The following year the business was renamed Kingscliff Sales and Rentals. The name change was decided after finding that no one in Australia had registered Sales and Rentals as a business name or website domain. As nearly all real estate agents do sales and rentals the business and web name change was too good an opportunity not to use, and it was the perfect time as the office was growing strongly in both a client and staff levels. Romana dedicated herself to the job of sales and between 2005 and 2011 sold nearly 200 properties. Romana was sadly diagnosed with ovarian cancer and passed away in May 2012. She is missed so very much
We strive to market properties as best we can. We go to extreme lengths to showcase them, using quality cameras and lighting to produce the best possible images, using photoshop and other photo programs to ensure they offer the best viewing experience online and in promotional material. Most properties will have over 15 quality images of the property and most properties have aerial images (at the time we chartered a plane and took photos of Kingscliff and Fingal properties) showing the location of the property. This is what sets us apart from our competitors.
In 2011 we started property video production and we do this for rentals, sales and holiday lettings. No other agent in this area shows this sort of dedication to property promotion. These videos are produced through a youtube channel and embedded into our website. Up till February 2017 we have had over 140,000 youtube video views. We have currently just under 1000 videos on youtube however most buyers, holiday guests and potential renters only view these videos as they appear in our website so this is a tremendous feat for a real estate agency. Most agents struggle with taking quality photos; choosing instead to have the client pay for professional photos but at Kingscliff Sales and Rentals we take all our own photos, including elevated photos, use aerial photos from our extensive photo library and shoot videos as well as produce high quality real estate videos to the highest standards.
In 2017 due to change in laws we became licensed and insured drone operators and today we have an extensive drone photographic and video library that we use in our property promotion.
We moved office in 2012 into much bigger premises located at 2/110 Marine Parade Kingscliff which is fully air conditioned.
Kingscliff Sales and Rentals continues being an independant agency as David Preston feels that personal reputation is very important in this business and continues trading as an Independant Agency and not a franchised office. This office is a member of the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales. These days we have 6 office staff and staff member working remotely off site.
We, as an office today strive to offer to clients the best possible professional and personal service with quality photography and videography in marketing for a competitive fee without all the add-ons that the other agents have.