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 15 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."

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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

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.


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  • Liveability Real Estate Specialist - Oct 2014