After 20 years with a franchise, Andrew McGrath discovered that First National combines a full-service network with a flat fee model and has gone from strength to strength. Within just two years of switching to First National, greater profits have driven his expansion to three offices.

‘First National’s flexibility and flat fee model has enabled me to grow my business more rapidly than I could have imagined under my old franchise. As a former accountant, the flat fee structure makes it easy to plan and budget so I’ve invested in opening more offices, and secured my family’s future.’ says Andrew.

At First National, members don’t pay membership fees on their third office, thereby optimising their opportunities for growth. Plus, members are free to tailor their local profile in partnership with our nationally recognised brand, without the typical restrictions applied by franchises.

‘First National offers me the freedom to use “Andrew McGrath” in my trading name and, after working in Caves Beach, Blacksmiths and Wallsend for 23 years, this has helped me increase my local market share to 47 per cent. My wife Leanne is an ex-Television producer who has run many successful campaigns. The freedom to just get on with our own marketing and differentiate ourselves has contributed directly to more sales and property management growth.’

Australians know and trust First National Real Estate, making it the perfect partner for your business. As winner of Canstar Blue’s ‘Overall Customer Satisfaction’ award for 2016/17, First National is Australia’s 5-star service leader. That means more opportunities for our members.


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