Meet Jennifer Leighton

Jennifer Leighton

Jennifer Leighton
Property Management Team Leader

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Thank you for managing our property. You and your team have made this stress free! 
We forget we have a property most of the time and that's all thanks to you. 


"Thank you to Jen and the team at First National Real Estate for looking after our property for over 3 years. We found it so easy to live away and rent our house because we felt it was in great hands. The communication was excellent and we felt that they really cared about our property. Jen and the team had high expectations of the tenants which put our minds at ease. First National did a fantastic job at marketing our property. They were able to find tenants quickly and at a great price. We had the same tenants for three years which shows that they also appreciated the service of First National. Great job and thank you! I'll be sure and glad to use First National in the future."

Conan and Elizabeth Hansford

First National Real Estate Cairns have answered every issue for my Cairns portfolio for over ten years, usually without any input required and always with no fuss. Their professionalism is always first class and I highly recommend the service to every property owner.

Clive Read

We cannot thank Jen & her staff’s excellent service to rent out our properties. First National Cairns Central Real Estate team are very friendly, reliable and efficient. We are impressed by their high standard professional service and would recommend them to anyone needing their investment to be looked after stress free! 

A and A Craig

My sister and I inherited a run down, badly managed block of units with some very difficult and poor quality tenants in place. Since neither of us live close to the property it is imperative we have a good agent. Using Local Agent Finder, I  found Jennifer Palumbo and am delighted with her management skills and expertise. For 6 months Jennifer worked tirelessly with us on complex renovations while also sifting through multiple applications in order to secure, vet and place good tenants. She quickly carried out duties that aren’t part of her job including measuring windows, hanging curtains, purchasing and picking up kitchen and bathroom fittings and delivering them onsite for the builder. Jennifer always responds promptly to emails and phone calls, she deals with tenant issues efficiently and professionally and we are both very happy with all aspects of her management including keeping us informed and up to date at all times. I highly recommend Jennifer’s services and have already done so in an online review with Local Agent Finder. Thanks Jennifer, you helped us work through a trying, and at times frustrating, job and I look forward to working with you in the future.

Annette Radke

Jennifer Leighton is a professional in every sense of the word.
Working tirelessly, Jennifer has provided us with excellent service for over a year now and continues to manage our investment property. She has always been able and available to provide advice and discuss issues relating to our property in a timely fashion. Jennifer has remained committed to the management of our property and has been dedicated to maximising our property return and value. Jennifer has managed our dealings with the council, tradespeople and tenant in a professional and proficient manner and we would highly recommend Jennifer to any prospective clients.
We have the utmost confidence in Jennifer’s ability to manage any situation that may arise regarding our investment property and believe her exceptional work ethics are to be commended. 

Robert and Peta Thomas

May I say that as Property Managers you are very hands on and proactive.
As an Insurance Loss Adjuster I deal with many property managers and I
haven't seen one as diligent as you guys.
First Class and I will be recommending you to anyone who asks me if I know a
good Property Manager.

Mike Shield AICLA (Aff)

We just wanted to say thank you for all your assistance in finding tenants for our property. They say all good things come to those that wait, and I think this is the case.  The tenants moved in Thursday and we are very pleased. They have already started to do a garden makeover and we hear constant sweeping and vacuuming as they are very clean and house proud people. 


To whom it may concern.
Jennifer Leighton has been property manager for my investment properties for five years.
During this period Jennifer has been informative, diligent and totally committed in the management of my property.   
Jennifer is always available to discuss issues that may arise, and has an excellent record of tenant selection.
I have total confidence in her property management skills.

Terry Hynes

To Whom It May Concern 

I have known Jennifer Leighton - in a professional capacity - for at least 5 years. 

Jennifer has been involved in Property Management in the Cairns area & has managed my investment unit there most efficiently. 

She is always approachable & co-operative, and manages to maintain a sound working rapport with tenants while ensuring that the property owners needs are fulfilled. 

My opinion of Jennifer is that she is an asset to her employer & by way of confirmation, I have recommended her to family members who also have an investment property in the area.

Joy Blunt

Jennifer Leighton has mostly managed my Cairns unit over the last 5 years. I was first referred to her when I was unsatisfied with the management of my unit from a different company, so I switched and let Jennifer take over. Things were soon on track and running smooth.
Jennifer eventually moved on to a different company and someone else took over the management responsibilities of my unit, this move didn’t work out so well. My unit was vacant for many weeks and there were no signs of new tenants. The only solution  was to break the contract I had and once again transfer the management of my unit over to Jennifer at a new company. It took just over a week and Jennifer had secured new tenants and things have been running smooth ever since. When there has been a change of tenants we’ve managed to keep vacancy time to a minimum, in some cases it’s a matter of days.
Jennifer is a professional and understands the needs and responsibilities of tenants and land lords, she knows how the realty market works and makes the right decisions, I can always trust her judgement. Jennifer is punctual with communication and has a ‘can do’ attitude, this gives me peace of mind that my unit is in good hands.

Jamie Walters

It is my pleasure to provide a testimonial for Jennifer Leighton. 
We first contacted Jennifer in 2010 to manage my son’s unit in Manoora.  As spends a lot of time away working Jennifer was recommended to as a Property Manager. 
I had little experience renting in Cairns and was overwhelmed with the support and excellent service Jennifer provided us. 
Jennifer continues to manage my son’s unit and I have on numerous occasions recommended her to family and friends that have all found her to be an excellent administrator in property management. 
It has been a relief for me as we live in Mareeba and organising repairs, securing tenants, insurance, collecting rent etc was just not possible.  Jennifer provided all these services with professionally and efficiently. 
She is a excellent representative of First National and has been a trustworthy representative of myself and my son to any prospective tenants. 
I would not hesitate to recommend Jennifer to other prospective landlords looking to engage a Property Manager.

Deanna Acha

Jennifer is an extremely professional and diligent Property Manager.
She manages her listed properties as if they were her own which gives me piece of mind knowing my best interests are her number one priority.
Jennifer is efficient and effective with her property management skills and always ensures she keeps me informed at all times.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Jennifer and have done so to several friends and family members.

Alex Plowman