Bernice Melnikas

Sales Consultant

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

After almost 20 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 18 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 all her 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."

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With the final settlement of the sale of my house in Uki, New South Wales in August 2020, I can honestly say that the service provided throughout the selling process by Bernice Melnikas of LJ Hooker in Kingscliff was fantastic. Bernice is a real professional and a nice person and I found her honesty and advice really went along way to help me along during this sale. I certainly got the price I wanted and more! When I return to the area I hopefully will be able to get Bernice to help me buy a house again in such a beautiful part of our country. Keep up the great work and Thankyou!

Stephen K

Bernice is the epitome of a professional with her gracious personalised care of us along with her knowledge of Kingscliff and the property market. It was an absolute pleasure and delight to purchase through Bernice and we publicly thank you for your outstanding service and exceptional inter personal skills. Bernice is our go to woman in property purchase and we highly recommend her to potential buyers. Bernice is highly accomplished and meets the needs of buyers with high standard properties. Again, thank you Bernice for supporting us in creating and sustaining our dream in Kingscliff. Hats off to you.

Suzie Saltos

Bernice had a sound knowledge and experience of the area she was selling in. She was able to suggest how we could improve our house, to gain better results with our sale outcome. She tirelessly had regular open days and changed them to suit the local people. Yes I would definitely recommend Bernice Melnikas as she is professional, polite and a good eye for market values.

Michele S

Bernice is lovely to deal with. Very professional and not too salesey but still is very adept and getting the price you want. We had a quick sale too. We only had to have three opens before we accepted an offer!


Bernice simply the best top of the range interesting for both self and Bernice

roslyn proud

Bernice did an exception job to sell our investment property, working with the tenants and achieving an outstanding price for the area. Thank you Bernice and LJHooker Kingscliff

C & G Kingscliff

It is hard to describe what a good job Bernice Melnikas did selling our Murwillumbah property. I had a number of valuations of our property but found Bernice had recently sold a property very near ours for a significantly higher return than we had been led to expect for our location. She arranged to do a valuation and the result was extremely encouraging, her assessment of the Murwillumbah market being more positive than other agents. Bernice already had a buyer in mind and quickly arranged an inspection. Very shortly afterwards we had an offer, and soon we had an agreement. We didn't even have to market the property, which was good news because the house was tenanted and that would undoubtedly have been more difficult. In summary, I can't imagine how it could have been done better. Bernice Melnikas was so positive from the outset. Her upbeat assessment of the Murwillumbah market was spot-on. She had the right buyer lined up before we even marketed the place. She delivered on her professional evaluation of the property. She handled everyone concerned professionally and with genuine respect for their situation, including our tenants. She was always available to answer questions and share the benefit of her experience. We had been apprehensive about selling after 33 years, but with her genuine friendliness and proven experience, Bernice Melnikas got the result we wanted, quickly and with no fuss. Thank you for a job well done, Bernice.

Hugh Kearney, Murwillumbah

Bernice Meinikas was very patient and persistent in obtaining an acceptable price for the unit

Val Mills, Hope Island

After excellent service or BerniceMelnikas, we have become friends. In real estate world, Bernice is an A1 individual.

Dennis and Anne Baker

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

"Bob and I would like to congratulate you on the success of the recent sale of our Cudgen property. We commend you for the dedication and tenacity in these very difficult economic times. We also appreciated the way you kept us informed at all times, with any relevant information, or prospective buyers, and other happenings in the local area. It has been a most enjoyable association with you and your team at LJ Hooker Kingscliff, and we thank you most sincerely. We would be very happy to recommend you to other buyers and sellers requiring your expertise."


"Dear Paul, My partner and I would like the thank Bernice Melnikas.Over the years we have purchased numerous residential and investment properties and I can assure you that Bernice is perhaps the most professional agent we have dealt with. We had an instant rapport with Bernice and she presented the property in a manner that put us at ease. There was no hard sell but a manner and presentation that was very credible and made it a pleasure to decide to negotiate the purchase. At all times Bernice kept us informed, repeatedly showed us the property and highlighted various aspects. I know her efforts resulted in a sale and purchase to which both vendor and purchaser were more than satisfied."....Gary, Kingscliff.


"Dear Bernice, Just a little note to say a big 'Thank You' for the very efficient and friendly way you handled the selling of my unit in Kingscliff. I felt I could trust you completely and that's not an easy thing to do these days."...Jean, Morningside.


"Bernice Melnikas you did it again! We have sold and bought two properties under your guidance. On both occasions you provided us with very professional and caring services. You put in the hard yards for us every step of the way. Because of your regular 'touch base' phone calls, we were always up to date with progress throughout the selling and buying process. This kind of reassurance certainly made a difference to us during what, we think, is a very emotional time for a home owner. We cannot speak highly enough of Bernice. In our dealings with her she showed commendable enthusiasm and professionalism and great knowledge of the market - so much so, that we received a sale price for our house which far exceeded our expectations."...Brian, Coolangatta.


"When thinking of selling our unit, we were advised to contact Bernice Melnikas of LJ Hooker Kingscliff by a neighbour who said "we could find no one better to handle our sale". A visit from Bernice gave us full confidence in her ability to asnwer all our questions, explain all facets of the advertising, costs etc and her assurance that she would keep us informed as needed. For honesty, trust and satisfaction in her dealings with us, we totally recommend Bernice to anyone wishing to make use of her real estate capabilities."...Audrey, Kingscliff.


"I would like to convey my thanks to Bernice Melnikas for the manner in which she conducted the sale of my mothers property. Bernice was able to negotiate the full asking price and the sale of furniture which was above our expectations especially during a time we considered a 'low' in the real estate market. Bernice kept me informed on the progress of the sale and she handled the sale with compassion and empathy as it was a stressful time. I would highly recommend Bernice to anyone considering buying or selling a property."...Lyn, Korora.


"Bernice, Thank you for keeping in contact with us and thank you for your professional manner and service. When we first came to Tweed Valley we were looking to purchase two properties and after spending time with most of the other agents, it was your follow up and genuine interest in our needs and requirements that meant two sales were secured through you. Your follow up whilst we were back in Sydney enabled us to make accurate decisions on our purchases. Being in the industry myself for 15 years it has been a pleasure dealing with someone who keeps you informed and updated at all times. This is so rare in the Real Estate industry. When the decision was made to sell again, we knew you were at LJ Hooker at Kingscliff and we followed you. I believe that whilst a companies profile is important, it is the sales person you deal with that is the reason you go with a company."... Graham, Sydney


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