First National Marlborough

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The History of First National Marlborough Ltd

First National Real Estate was established in NZ in 1985. Alan Tarrant, Peter Goodwin and Neil Clemens joined First National in 1988 as Tarrant First National.  All three had a long history in Real Estate in Marlborough with Tarrant Real Estate being registered with the companies’ office in September 1972. 

In 1991 Mark and Bernadette Stevenson purchased the business renaming it Mark Stevenson First National Real Estate.  During 2007 Owen Norrish joined the company as a shareholder and director.

Then in October 2016 Stu McLean re-joined the company purchasing the Property Management division and becoming a shareholder director in the sales division.  February 2017 saw the company renamed First National Marlborough Ltd.

In September 2018, we officially opened our doors in our new location of 64 Queen Street, Blenheim. The light, airy feel of our new reception area, coupled with our new meeting facilities, board room, presentation/conference room and extended office spaces truly accommodate the growth of the company as we continue to go from strength to strength.

First National Marlborough Ltd has achieved remarkable success over the decades being recognised as one of Australasia’s top First National offices as well as New Zealand's top selling office since 2005.

Much of the credit for this success can be attributed to the team approach taken by all members of the company as well as a determination to be seen as Marlburians supporting Marlburians. Whether it be Marlborough Plunket, Marlborough Hospice, Marlborough Sport or the Arts ,to name but a few organisations, First National Marlborough Ltd is recognised as being proactive financially supporting its community.

Our website ensures that buyers across the world are able to easily tap into our Residential, Commercial, Rural, Lifestyle and Property Management Divisions.

About First National

Established in New Zealand since 1985, First National has become the first stop for tens of thousands of property buyers and sellers throughout the country.

From Kaitaia in the north to Riverton in the south, First National Real Estate has the country covered! Each is independently owned and operated, just like their counterparts in Australia, where First National Real Estate is the largest real estate organisation of them all.

Essentially, we are a co-operative - a business and social network of successful, like-minded people who are good at what we do. While most property sales are local, our members benefit from a comprehensive referral network, not only throughout New Zealand and Australia, but also in Singapore, the United States and Canada.

Our members enjoy the sense of camaraderie that exists within the group nationwide and take great pride in flying the First National Real Estate flag.


At First National Real Estate, nothing gets in the way of you and your needs. Whether you are buying, renting or selling, you will always be treated as our top priority.

The First National Real Estate network has been set up specifically for that purpose. You will be in the unique position of having a local real estate agent with local knowledge, combined with the support and systems that a national network can provide.

So, all our agents have to do is concentrate on you.

We think that's something of a first.