Refreshingly passionate about providing clients with a premium level of service and seriously driven towards an unwavering desire to be a successful real estate agent, Nathan Harford is unknowingly achieving such successes with every day he spends in the real estate industry.
His youthful energy and motivation is both inspiring and, to those around him, contagious. He understands people are time-poor and he works hard to ensure that his dealings with home owners and buyers are relevant, transparent and, above all else, about their needs and what he can do to help them.
“I’m a country boy at heart; I grew up in Cowra and have spent a number of years in Canberra working in retail sales before moving across to real estate,” Nathan explains. “While retail and residential real estate are worlds apart in regards to the size of the investment, the principle is still the same. There is a customer or client who has a particular need and it is my job to help them fulfil it.”
On entering the real estate industry, Nathan trained and worked alongside a number of industry-best agents, as part of a team who were previously awarded the number one sales office in Australia in the L.J.Hooker network and, more recently, achieved global accolades in that same network.
Following a longstanding love for the Central Coast and the relaxed beachside lifestyle it offers, Nathan relocated from the nation’s capital and joined McGrath Estate Agents to continue and advance on his ambitious career.
“No matter what part of Australia I have lived in, I have always found myself making my way back to the Coast to spend time with family and friends, so when it came time to make a move, the decision as to where was an easy one for me,” he says.
The opportunity to join the McGrath brand was a perfect fit for the kind of agent Nathan aspires to be. He explains: “I have always admired John McGrath and the way he approaches business, and knowing the way McGrath continuously trains its agents to be the best they can be sealed the deal for me.
“It means that I can not only offer my clients the best marketing opportunities and behind-the-scenes resources, but an ever-growing skillset to ensure they achieve the best possible price for their sale or purchase when dealing with me.”
Beyond work, Nathan is a gym enthusiast who loves socialising with family and friends. He has done his fair share of travel, with a memorable tour through Europe leaving him with a soft spot for Rome and the Greek Islands.
Mum and I just wanted to send you our thanks in writing for selling 1A/54 Willoughby Road, Terrigal. Your expertise is of the highest quality and nothing was ever a problem for you. We also are aware that there were times you worked on your days off and were always available. We have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone on the coast who is interested in selling. McGraths are wonderful agents and all the staff there were also helpful.
Jenny Sulwlay & Joy Conley
Having recently decided to relocate to the Central Coast, I was looking to buy in the area in a short timeframe. I was lucky that the first property I inspected was being shown by Nathan Harford. While that property did not suit my needs, Nathan actively listened to what I was looking for as a prospective buyer and proactively worked with me throughout my search in the following weeks. He was one of a few agents that I was comfortable dealing with in my position as a buyer. He did not suggest options that did not suit my requirements and he was regularly in contact..delivering every time he promised something. Given the pressures I felt during the search for a new home, I really appreciated Nathan’s approach. His genuine nature and professionalism means that I have no hesitation in recommending him to family, friends and colleagues looking for a selling or buying agent on the Central Coast.
I recently purchased 11 Lorikeet Street Terrigal through Michael Clayton and Nathan Harford. I am now writing this letter to show my appreciation of the professionalism of your sales people who made this real estate transaction almost “enjoyable”.
I was referred to Michael by a friend and from the first phone call, I felt like he was on my side. He basically made it clear that I would have to be on a “priority list” and that we would have to actively speak every couple of days. He then “went to work” to find me a property.
The way this sale was handled by both Michael and Nathan, made the whole transaction so smooth. And it was so refreshing being treated with respect and I felt my “word and honesty” meant something to Michael.
I also know that this whole sale would not have come about without Nathan and the relationship and rapport he had obviously built up with the owners of Lorikeet. They really love him and I think this all stemmed from Nathan calling in to see them regularly for a cup of tea...that’s impressive in itself.
So with Michael actively hunting down a possible house for me and Nathan handling the vendors so successfully, I don’t think you could ask for a more perfect transaction. And not to mention....what a great little house it is!
So thank you to your office and your wonderful staff for making this real estate transaction a memorable one for me.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for all your assistance in trying to help find us a suitable property. Having contacted all the agents in Terrigal and advised them of the sort of property we were looking for, you were the only one who contacted us and tried to help in a friendly and professional manner.
We wish you every success for the future
Austin & Christine Harper
Nathan was professional in every sense of the word. He was easy to get along with, provided an excellent level of communication and you always knew what was happening. His openness and honesty was a real pleasure making the "search and purchase" of a home so much easier. Nathan was always available for consultation and always has your best interests paramount. I would recommend Nathan as your man for the purchase of your next home.