I am an outgoing and genuine person, based at First National Te Awamutu. When I started in real estate, I can honestly say, I had no idea how demanding the real estate industry, really was.

But I am loving the homes I am selling and thoroughly enjoying the diverse people I am meeting.

Having lived locally for 30+ years, I have gained a widespread knowledge of the Waipa area. I enjoy working with people, fulfilling their desire to purchase their first home, their dream home, upgrade to a larger home, or alternatively downsize to a more manageable home. All purely to the client's utmost satisfaction.

I work very hard to ensure my clients, whether buying or selling, get the best service I can genuinely provide. I know the importance of respecting clients with their individual needs and situations. I work openly, and honestly to provide excellent service, completely thorough and transparent.

Whether buying or selling, for a confidential discussion, please feel free to call me on 027 268 9379.

With First National 'We put you first'.

Thank you.



"When we started our journey to buying a new house for our family we had many dealings with a lot of different agents.

We came across Joan at a couple of different properties we were interested in and found her to be always happy, cheerful and always willing to go above and beyond. We fell in love with one of the section's Joan was marketing and after extensive negotiations with the vendors we are the proud owners of the section. I'm sure without Joan's help during the whole process we may not have been successful.

Many thanks to Joan Milgate.

The Hilley family wishes you well for the future and wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone wanting to purchase or sell their property."

Kaleb and Letitia Hilley - 4 October 2019

"We found that Joan put her heart and soul into selling our property. It was never going to be an easy sale but the way she conducted herself and the professionalism shown to us was 2nd to none. We would recommend Joan to all sellers and buyers."

Dean & Nadia Jones - 12 October 2019

"I saw an ad on facebook for a free appraisal for your house. I applied to this where I met Joan Milgate. She did an outstanding job of this, where she came around she looked in every wardrobe/room took down every detail as possible and presented this into a lovely folder. Joan asked many questions on what I wanted and what I wanted to do. We put a plan into action where Joan arranged many open homes that suited my time table and she kept me informed constantly with updates and progress. Within a month I had sold my house and she also helped me purchase another where she was once again outstanding. I highly recommend this agent for anyone wishing to sell or buy. She gives 100% she honest and loyal. I would definitely use Joan in the future."

Debbie Gallyer - 12 October 2019

"Joan has been my only land agent after I selected her from 4 others and has helped me understand the goings - on etc. of the sale of my property and the purchase of my new property. Nothing has been too much trouble, she has liaised with my lawyer and helped source tradesmen when I needed them and has always been polite and professional. I would recommend her to anybody looking to buy or sell in the Waipa District."

David Aiken - 11 October 2019

"We were on the hunt for our first home when Joan found us and thank goodness she did, what a God sent realestate agent she was! I THOUGHT we could do it without anyone but when Joan came into our lives I realised we couldn’t... No place was too far to go, no question too hard to find the answer to, and she even came to houses to help us look even when the potential outcome would have been no commission for her. She maintained amazing integrity with other agents when she could have avoided them altogether as the listings were general, choosing instead to build a relationship with them, and showing an admirable trait in a realestate agent and person. Because of this, we were able to find (finally as I was being quite fussy) the perfect home for us through that relationship and I appreciate that more then I can express. I have huge respect for Joan and am beyond grateful for what she did for us, would happily recommend her to ANYONE and will be giving her a ring when it’s time for us to take the next step in a few years time. We still text, as I now consider her more then my ‘agent’, she’s a friend. She treated us with great respect and always had an amazing attitude even when the process started taking longer then we all hoped, which is just what we needed and she never gave up on us - I can’t say enough really, she was simply fantastic ❤️"

Cassia Isaiah - 10 October 2019

"Where do I start.....Joan Milgate made selling our home an easy process right from the beginning. We couldn’t of asked for a better salesperson to communicate and deal with. I have recommended Joan to other people that are considering selling and buying. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with her and would not hesitate to use Joan in the future."

Kim & Glenn Bartz - 10 October 2019

"Joan was amazing to work with during the buying process. She worked tirelessly to ensure I had the information about all the properties that were in my scope and got access to view the properties that worked around my schedule. Joan took the pressure of me and made sure I wasn’t overloaded with ‘potential purchases’. She was efficient and I found her communication easy and helpful during what can be a stressful time. I highly recommend Joan to help with you home buying needs, she really does give 110% to ensure you find exactly what you’re looking for."

Samm Oates - 1 July 2019

"On behalf of Ian and I, we send this recognition for the excellent service which we received from Joan and staff in helping us to buy our home. Joan, you went out of your way for us, dropping off paperwork to our home, driving us everywhere to view a lot of homes, ringing around and doing a lot of follow up calls, emails to our lawyer, bank and other services. Also to Vayle and staff, you made us feel like family. We highly recommend First National Real Estate to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home."

Valmai Morrison & Ian Sefton - 31 October 2018

"Over the last few months we have been looking at properties in the Te Awamutu area. Having been in contact with several agents we then approached Joan Milgate. Even though she is relatively new to the Real Estate profession we found her to be very knowledgable about the market in this part of the Waikato and particularly helpful in trying to satisfy our property aspirations. If you are looking to purchase a property in this area we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Joan Milgate."

Josie & Bruce Horner - 20 October 2018

“My partner and I approached Joan Milgate at First National in search of a bare section after encountering multiple frustrations with various other realestate companies. Joan was the only one who truly spent the time to get to know us, listened to our situation and specific requirements. Joan wasn’t afraid to put the long hours and hard yards in, to achieve our dream for us. Joan was persistent, transparent and realistic in all our dealings. She stuck to our budget and communication was second to none. Joan went above and beyond for us to get the very best property for our family and we are so very grateful. Joan was very professional in her approach and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for the best, to buy or sell their most important and treasured asset.”

Jason and Krystyna Holmes - 16 October 2018