Archive for January, 2010

Ponsonby Market Review

The Ray White Group has been in continued development of producing information for our own members that allows them to gain insights into the property market that will assist home owners in the marketing of their property. 

The ongoing development of this information has now seen our company being able to produce statistical data that can be directly applied to property in any area across New Zealand.  The grouping of this data includes price banding by percentage, the number of sales occurring in each suburb by sectors, the number of days on market, also the price differential between the listed and selling prices.  These are all important identifiers when you are considering the various concepts of marketing and also the buyer pool. 

Each Ray White office has access to provide this information to you. In our weekly updates we will be providing a suburb overview that gives you an indication of the current activity in various areas across New Zealand. 

This week we look at information coming from the inner west area of Ponsonby.  During 2009 there were 113 house sales with an average price at $957,409 with a further 25 unit sales at an average price of $451,945.  The best time of the year to sell houses is in April and October.  In 2009 the highest level of sales occurred in the price band between $600,000 and $800,000, totalling 44.   Ponsonby is one of the few markets that shows an upward lift in the sale price to the listed price.  This is mainly due to the fact that there is higher buyer competition and that many properties are submitted to the auction concept in this area.  Days on market continue to decrease, with the last quarter of 2009 showing 32 days for houses and 19 days for units. For the full market report on Ponsonby please click here Ponsonby Market Data Report 

For further information regarding this report please contact Ray White Ponsonby on (09) 376 2186 or email Simon Damerell 

To request a market review for your area, please leave a comment or contact your local Ray White office.

New Office – Half Moon Bay

Ray White New Zealand is pleased to annouce the opening of a new office at Half Moon Bay Marina In Auckland. For more click here

Whakatane Office For Sale

Please see Opportunities Page for details regarding the Whakatane Franchise.

Database Assistant Required

Ray White is a market leading real estate agency business who provides services to the community through its 132 branches throughout New Zealand.  Ray White, as a company, is continuing to grow with the attraction of new offices to our group.  As part of our growth strategy we are looking for a recruitment and database assistant to join our corporate offices based in Auckland. 


This position is essentially working with the management team to undertake various forms of communication for the recruitment of new business to Ray White. It would involve compiling a database from industry sources targeting specific areas; communicating through written and verbal channels to existing members within the industry; maintain, regulate and update a working database; appointments for face-to-face meetings through telephone communication; developing systems and reports which track workflow; bring together opportunity packs to be sent out to potential prospects.


This position would suit a person who is competent with their communication, has the ability to use a degree of initiative and has a geographical understanding of areas throughout New Zealand.  We would be flexible on hours as the position initially will be approximately 20 to 30 hours per week and potentially grow into a full time role. You will be working in an environment with other team members and it is expected that the role will integrate from time-to-time with other workflows within the business.


If you wish to apply for this position please forward your CV to Stephanie Watson – for other enquires 09 377 5069.


Applications close February 2, 2010.


Mike Harvey receives Elite status

Mike Harvey has been in the real estate industry just over 10 years.  He joined Ray White  in January 2008 as a business owner at Mapua, bringing to the office a new dynamic which has seen the business achieve a market leading position. 

Mike Harvey

Mike has reached Elite status and if you look into the reasons for his success, it is his thirst for constant and never-ending improvement. He makes the statement that personally he refuses to be limited by what he now knows and continues to strive to identify new and creative ways to take his business to the next level.  When asked what he felt was the most important asset to a successful real estate agent he responded “a great negotiator.”  He went on to say every stage of marketing requires a confident, disciplined and effective negotiator and this continues right through to the completion of the sale. 

Mike has been a local in Mapua since taking on the challenge to build the office with the support of his wife and three children.  The office goes from strength to strength and we congratulate Mike on achieving Elite status with our group.

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