David is the Managing Director of First National Palm Beach and First National The Pines at Elanora in Queensland. David Hamilton and his wife Dorothy operate First National Palm Beach, First National The Pines and also have an interest in First National Burleigh.
David Hamilton became a licensed real estate agent in 1986 and joined First National in 1997.
David has always been passionate about staff personal development and systems to improve real estate office practice.
In that role, David was a member of the 2004 Steering Committee for the First National South East Queensland professional development scheme SEQA which provides training and career development for Sales Consultants, Property Managers and Administration staff. He continues to provide input on course content and trainers.
From 2005 to 2011 David was a Director of First National Real Estate one of the largest Australian real estate groups, from 2009 to 2011 he was Chairman of the Board of Directors. Before that he served as Technology Director and was appointed Vice Chairman and Finance Director between 2007 and 2009.
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Now that Auctions and Opens are no more attention is being drawn to 3D video tours as a substitute. We have been using 3D videos since 2016 when we brought one of the first cameras to Australia. read more
It is about this time that I stick my neck out every year with some thoughts about what this year holds for our real estate market. read more
What a busy Christmas season it was, unlike most of our competitors in the Palm Beach area we ran our Property Management Department right through the two weeks from December 20th to January 6th with only the designated holiday breaks. read more
On first glance you could think that by curbing investor demand you could suddenly make first homes more affordable. read more
The Gold Coast has become a big place with a population 600,000 people and predictions that 10 years we could have 800,000. read more
Easing up on lending restrictions and market direction. read more
A funny thing, but for borrowers a very good thing, happened last week in the Federal Court of all places. read more
Whether you are buying or selling don't wait too long. Forces are at work in this market that should lead to a quick recovery in buyer interest and, if stock levels remain tight to increased prices. read more
I've always seen renting property in that way, a bit like a knife fight or cage fighting compared to selling which is often drawn out. read more
Watch this video to find out how First National Palm Beach became an environmentally friendly office. read more