Michael Kettle, Principal of First National Caloundra, has been working in the real estate industry for in excess of 27 years, and during that time has won multiple awards across three networks, positioning himself as one of the top 10% of agents nationally.
A long-term Shelly Beach resident, Michael has impressive local knowledge and is passionate about the lifestyle and investment benefits the Caloundra region offers. With nearly three decades experience marketing and selling properties in and around Caloundra, Michael has built up a huge referral base from past clients who were delighted with the results he secured for them and the service provided.
A talented and effective negotiator, Michael has the ability to extract the highest price possible from interest parties; and works wherever possible to create a competitive environment to put upward pressure on the price and achieve an outstanding outcome for his clients.
Michael learnt long ago that listening to his clients is the key to assisting them to achieve their property goals; he communicates openly and honestly with them always, delivering both positive and negative feedback acquired throughout the campaign, so they are equipped with valuable information when it comes time to make a decision at offer stage.
“I don’t sugar-coat anything; I have too much respect for my clients to give them false hope or mislead them. After 27 plus years working in this local market, I pride myself on up-to-date knowledge of the area and have my finger firmly on the pulse in all market conditions from the more challenging to the buoyant.”
“There is nothing more motivating and uplifting than presenting an offer that you are confident is going to be accepted by the vendor with a smile; happy sellers are the foundation of our business, and we work to establish long-term relationships with them, so they refer others to us, and use us again in the future. Our clients are our business; this is a people-focused industry even more so than product-focused…successful agents understand that.”
When not working, Michael enjoys times with his family and friends, mountain biking, paddle boarding, cycling, gardening and is a live sport enthusiast. He is frequently seen watching the local rugby and has previously been involved in local junior sport when his children were growing up.