Bernice Melnikas

Sales Consultant

With a background in journalism and customer service, Bernice has developed the listening ability to really get down to the key issues for her clients and achieve results.

After 19 years in real estate, Bernice has reached a level of excellence that has seen her appointed to the LJ Hooker Captains’ Club numerous times, an accolade only awarded to the top 10% of salespeople. This honour came as no surprise to those who know Bernice as she has been a standout agent from the very beginning of her career, topping her class in her initial training and going on to become one of the most successful agents in Murwillumbah before joining the team at LJ Hooker Kingscliff 11 years ago. However it’s not just Bernice’s extreme professionalism that leads clients to praise her abilities, it is her genuine caring approach to the often emotional task of selling a property that ensures her clients recommend her to all their friends and acquaintances. Bernice’s dedication to her clients is paramount, and she is a firm believer that constant communication is the key to removing a lot of the anxiety people may experience during the property sales process. Bernice relishes the opportunity to help Kingscliff vendors achieve sales, and enjoys using her local knowledge to introduce would-be investors to the beautiful beaches, valleys and mountains she loves so dearly. She Says "One of the biggest pleasures of the job is meeting new people and introducing them to our wonderful lifestyle."


  • Satisfaction
    ( 4.3 / 5.0 )
  • Recommendation
    ( 4.6 / 5.0 )
  • Performance
    ( 4.6 / 5.0 )
  • Liveability Real Estate Specialist
    Liveability Real Estate Specialist

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Bernice kept us motivated by being very positive and organized house inspections that worked within our commitments

Jim & Judy Murrells Uki

Bernice Melnikas is a fantastic agent. We have now used the services of Bernice three times and each time found her to be a thoroughly professional person Bernice is sensitive to your needs and works hard to achieve a great result.

Andrew and Jackie Coleman Gold Coast

Bernice was always very helpful and available. My questions were answered promptly and made for a pleasant experience all round. I highly recommend Bernice to people who like a straight forward and honest agent and also to the staff at LJHooker Kingscliff are all very helpful and friendly. They show an obvious desire and enjoyment in their work.

Stephen Goodwin

Thank you for all your assistance as I've thoroughly enjoyed my business with LJHooker Kingscliff!! Bernice your professionalism and sales achievement for our Murwillumbah property is outstanding!! I will certainly be recommending my friends and family to use Bernice Melnikas @ LJHOOKER Kingscliff!! God bless your Kingscliff LJHOOKER team!!

Kevin Maevsky

I would highly recommend Bernice to anyone wanting to sell their home. She was very professional and understanding to our needs. Thanks greatly xx

Sam kingsclif

Bernice worked very hard to sell our property and we had a great outcome we would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to sell she went out of her way in her own time to make sure we got the best result.Full credit to LJ hooker for having an outstanding sales person.Regards Stephen & Aleta lawton

Stephen & Aleta Lawton Kingscliff

To the owner of LJ Hooker Kingscliff, I would like to acknowledge the efforts of one of your staff members, Bernice Melnikas. I wish to let you know how very happy I am with Bernice's ability to bring about a successful sale of my property in such a short time. She is extremely personable, honest, hard-working and approachable with a genuine love of her job, which shows. Bernice worked not only for me, as the seller, but equally well for the purchasers with her ability to look at all angles and her attention to detail. No other agent, approached by myself, was willing to step outside the box as Bernice did, thus achieving a price that no other agent believed possible. I believe Bernice whole-heartedly deserves recognition for her achievement and abilities. I would highly recommend her to anybody wanting to purchase or sell. Bernice is certainly a valuable assest to your company.

Kindest Regards, Debra MacPherson

Dear Bernice, We would like to express formally our thanks and congratulations on your very successful selling of our Tweed Coast hinterland property. We loved your humour, constant positivity, intelligence, vast and deep experience and knowledge of the Tweed area, great attention to detail and feedback, total frankness and honesty . Ours was a very special place to us, the culmination of a project of many years and it is a true testament to your many and varied skills and intuitions that you found and skilfully negotiated a very satisfactory sale to the perfect buyer who will do justice to the architect’s award winning design and the property’s future possibilities, as well as giving his young family a very very beautiful hideaway home. Of our many real estate experiences over 50 years, Bernice, you were definitely the distillation of perfection : charm, enthusiasm, efficiency, tenacity, sincerity ,long experience and terrific attention to detail. “I found Bernice cheerful, funny and efficient. She knows her Onions but doesn’t chew ‘em.”

From Lilian and Ken Horler AM QC

First of all I would like to thank you most sincerely for all your help to help me find and purchase the wonderful property at 121 Blackwoods Road. I have dealt with many real estate agents in my life and I must say that you are at the top of the tree for your realistic advice, understanding, enthusiasm and empathy.


Bernice has been our selected Agent for property transactions over the last many years. We always chose Bernice, because ;- Her Professional expertise, experience, efficiency & knowlege far exceeds many 'young guns'. As a result of Bernice's excelling ablilities in the above, she also has more 'people skills', than more junior Agents, born of her intuitive and vast general life experience, as well as her extensive Real Estate Agent experience. Bernice is very purchaser and seller, attentive, a top negotiater & very expert "Deal Closer". She pays attention to all detail pertinent to each file and has outstanding tenacity to create, follow & complete listings , contracts & sales. One of our properties took four years to sell, because we couldnt lower the price to meet the market , until the "11th hour". Bernice stayed with every opportunity to show the property, during this lengthy period. Her competence with the liasing , Tenants , Managing Agents & Owners, Lawyers, Conveyencers, often requires, for a sale to complete, is also second to none. I greatly recommend Bernice for any Property transactions, especially in this GFC market. Her decades of experience is a definite major plus.

Zonti Kusten

My Awards

  • Liveability Real Estate Specialist - Oct 2014