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Ray White Takapuna Opens on the North Shore of Auckland

TAKAPUNA-1The Ray White Group is proud to welcome their 144th office, Ray White Takapuna, located on Hurstmere Road, Takapuna.

Craig Catley, Licensee Agent, has opened a new 400sqm flagship office directly opposite the beach in Takapuna. Together with beaches and boating areas, Takapuna has become one of the most popular suburbs on the North Shore of Auckland.

Takapuna is well known for its diversity of property and has over 300 property sales annually, with an average sale price of $900,000. In more recent times there have been several properties sold over $2 million which include homes on Hauraki Road, Hurstmere Road and Audrey Road together with apartment sales on The Promenade and Dominion Street. Takapuna has also been home to some of the highest priced properties in Auckland, particularly in Rangatira Avenue with sales over the last 12 months showing an average price of $9 million for freehold residences.

In opening the agency in Takapuna, Craig Catley said the office environment was utmost in his planning and that it be a place where salespeople could perform at the highest level and also allow for customers and clients to interact with the agency through seminars, information and research sessions that provide for better decision making for all stakeholders who come into contact with the agency.

Graeme Fraser, Head of Agency Operations for Ray White New Zealand, said the opening of the new Takapuna office is part of the continued increased profile for the Ray White Group on the North Shore. “Takapuna is a high profile flagship location for our group and Craig Catley’s track record in agency leadership is well known through his previous shareholding at Ray White Full Circle. Craig has a very strong work ethic and also understands business process and structure to get the best for his customers and clients.”

Ray White Takapuna is now open on Hurstmere Road. Craig Catley can be contacted at or 0272 747 137.

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Ray White Papatoetoe Welcomes New Partners

PapatoetoeTed Ingram Property Services, with offices across South Auckland, has welcomed three new shareholders and partners to Ray White Papatoetoe; with the new structure to be known as Noble Realty Limited, which has commenced trading on 1 April 2015.

Ray White Papatoetoe is one of the most successful offices in the Ray White Group and is located in high profile premises on Great South Road. The new partners to join the business have been involved at both sales and finance levels for the past three years since the business was first opened in 2012.

Monty Dsor, Sunil Prasad and Mervin Constantine have joined with Ted Ingram to form the new structured partnership. Monty Dsor and Sunil Prasad are both successful salespeople in their own right and will continue to model their business as well as provide assistance to the sales team generally in the area of skills and development. Mervin Constantine is part of the Loan Market Group and adds value to the team through his delivery of specialised financial advice and services.

Ted Ingram said that the new partnership came from discussions about the success of the Papatoetoe office and the growing market share the business is achieving. “The diverse range of skills that each of the partners bring to the business will see the agency grow in management depth and also leadership.”

Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, said “The Group has developed a reputation for welcoming next leaders to the company. The introduction of Monty, Sunil and Mervin shows a willingness of our current business owners to understand the value of succession and the importance of creating futures for our best people.”

Noble Realty Limited, known as Ray White Papatoetoe, commenced trading under their new structure from 1st April 2015.

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Ray White New Zealand CEO Comments – October 2014 just released


I am continually reminded about market conditions and the risk of inaction. The last quarter will be remembered very much for the election and the regular commentators who make generalised statements that election periods see a slowdown in the property market. The analysts are different to the commentators. The last election in 2011 saw an increase in the quarter before the general election so what was expected this time was quite different if you took what most people in the industry were saying to be correct…

>> Click here to read the full post.

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Ray White welcomes new structure to Mt Eden

MtEden2Megan Jaffe Real Estate has recently acquired Ray White Mt Eden to add to their successful offices located in Remuera and Orakei. The Ray White Mt Eden office further adds to the growing strength of the Megan Jaffe Real Estate Group which has had exponential growth of market share over the past number of years.

Megan Jaffe, whose network, through her Ray White Remuera office, was acknowledged by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand at their recent awards as being one of the top three businesses nationally, has now acquired the Ray White Mt Eden franchise as part of the overall strategy of her Group to not only welcome additional shareholders but to also strengthen the geographics of the business and the reach it has for clients.

Megan Jaffe said that as a member of Ray White the collective success of the Central Auckland zone has seen the company go from strength to strength. “Our offices that are members of Ray White include Remuera, Orakei and a recently acquired partnership in Mission Bay and now the Mt Eden office. Mt Eden is one of the top areas for real estate across Auckland and requires highly professional services from very experienced real estate licensees. Our group has consistently delivered outstanding results for our clients through our development of our people in the skills they are able to offer clients. In addition to this, we have dedicated marketing services and, as a company, we are at the forefront of technology we offer to our people, who in turn are able to offer this to their clients.”

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Graeme Fraser, Auckland Business Performance Manager for Ray White New Zealand, said that the growth the Central Auckland region for Ray White has been one of the success stories of the company. “Mt Eden is a marketplace that over many years has been recognised as one of the more diversified markets in Central Auckland offering real estate all the way from new developments, apartments and flats to luxury homes and villas; all of which that add a community character to this well recognised inner city fringe area of Auckland. With the Ray White Mt Eden office now being part of the Megan Jaffe Real Estate Group it is expected the office will increase its presence through marketing and the delivery of services to their clients.”

The office can be contacted on their dedicated website or phone 09 638 7477.

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Ray White Corporate Team Position – Member Sevices Co – Ordinator

Member Services Co-Ordinator

The Ray White Group currently operates from 135 locally owned real estate offices and has in excess of 1,800 members.

A vacancy has arisen at the corporate office for a suitable person to be appointed as the Member Services Co-Ordinator. This is a diverse and busy role; managing a variety of administration functions and working closely to help support key members of our leading real estate organisation. This is an important role within our organisation

The role involves co-ordination and liaising with our members in areas such as our business owner mentoring programme, zone performance meetings and management skills courses. Together with this successful applicant will be able to liaise with our business partners and key suppliers such as Ronald McDonald House, Super Gold and AA Smartfuel. Administration and secretarial support to our Auckland Business Performance Manager allows for further interaction with our members, as will the maintenance of our Elite and Premier recognition programme and assisting, by direction, with our new member start up programme and processes.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent level of communication, both verbal and written; should be able to work ahead of deadlines and must be able to work on a variety of tasks on a daily basis. This role will require, from time to time, the attendance at events held by Ray White and also that of our sponsors and business partners.

Ray White has a continued path of growth and as part of the role, introducing new members to the Ray White brand including technology, systems and processes would be necessary. Full training would be provided in this regard.

The ideal candidate will be well experienced in an administrative or PA support role and will be looking to further broaden their career and knowledge base. Key attributes include:

  • Excellent multi-tasking/prioritising skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple requests
  • Show initiative
  • Eye for detail
  • Have a sound knowledge of Google and Microsoft operating systems

If you are interested in this position and feel you could add value to our team, please apply in confidence to Stephanie Waston –

Applications close on Friday June 7, 2013


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Ray White Mission Bay Opens

Ray White New Zealand is proud to welcome Maguire Realty Limited as a member of our Group, to be known as Ray White Mission Bay. The new office adds further strength to Ray White’s existing offices in the desirable Eastern Suburbs of Auckland.

Director and Co-Owner, Wayne Maguire has been in real estate for ten years as a Salesperson, General Manager and Business Owner. He is also a successful Auctioneer – in a little over two months he has called 50 Auctions for Ray White Remuera. Wayne and his wife and fellow director, Krissie Maguire offer a wealth of experience in the off shore promotion and selling of Auckland property and an International audience.

Mission Bay

Wayne is excited to be part of Ray White, he said that the Group offers him an opportunity to further build his business across a wider market whilst still specialising in the luxury end. The Ray White technology platform is industry leading and is just what we were looking for.

Graeme Fraser, Auckland Business Performance Manager welcomes Wayne, “I am delighted to welcome another office into the Eastern Suburbs alongside Kohimarama, Orakei and Remuera. It is an area where we enjoy a strong market presence and accompanying market share. Wayne will be a welcome addition to the Group and to an already strong Auckland City Zone. The Mission Bay office will be officially opening in early January 2013 and I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Wayne and Krissie and the team.”

For further information on the new Ray White Mission Bay office please click here.


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Ray White Upper Hutt Opens

Ray White are pleased to announce the opening of the 135th office in New Zealand. The Ray White Upper Hutt office is owned by Debbie Bentley and is managed by licensee agent Vicki Collins.

Debbie brings with her a wealth of real estate experience in the Upper Hutt region after being involved with a previous real estate office in the area for over 13 years. Debbie has been acknowledged as one of the best performers in the industry, being a top 2% performer and runner up salesperson in recent years. Debbie was also acknowledged as Wellington’s best real estate agent in 2005 through a an on-air programme with the Breeze radio station. In 2009 Debbie obtained her National Certificate in Real Estate. Debbie has a wide experience in marketing new and existing homes together with residential developments. Her personal support team includes Sharon Voller, who started her career over nine years ago.

The Upper Hutt region has a diverse range of property in the city which extends from the Rimutaka Saddle to the north-east and into the Akataraua Valley to the north-west. Upper Hutt is located 30 kilometers north-east of Wellington and has a population of 38,500 who are proud to call Upper Hutt City home.

For further information on the new Ray White Upper Hutt office please click here.


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Ray White Opens in Newlands, Wellington

Ray White is pleased to announce the opening of Ray White Newlands, which is located in the northern suburbs of Wellington approximately 8 kilometres from the city centre. Newlands is located in an area which looks over the Wellington Harbour and the Hutt Valley and has a local college, intermediate and also primary school.

The Newlands office forms part of the Wellington City Real Estate group owned by Vicki Collins. Ray White is the only real estate office in the Newlands area. Vicki Collins said the office was her company’s first steps into expanding their business across Wellington. “Newlands is an ideal market that is continuing to grow and has a diversified selection of property.”

Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, welcomed the move into Newlands as the first real estate agency in the area. “Vicki’s local knowledge of the Newlands area over many years will be of benefit to the new office and office manager Robert Cutts also has good marketplace knowledge.”

Newlands is an active marketplace that has an average sale price of $366,000 which represents good value given its close proximity to the city. There are approximately 95 listings available in the area and sales numbers have remained active, with the average days on market being approximately 14.


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Orakei Office Welcomes New Team Member

Ray White Orakei opened their office just over 12 months ago in Coates Avenue under the leadership of Mike Zelcer and, together with business partner Megan Jaffe, the new business has enjoyed particularly strong sales and has reached a market share in excess of 30% in the Orakei region.

Mike Zelcer recently featured in the New Zealand Herald focus on suburb area in their Midweek Homes liftout, where the homes at 64 Kupe Street and 42B Te Arawa Street were featured as properties currently on the market. Together with this, in the recent sales section it showed that Mike Zelcer sold 19 Takitinu Street for $1.22 million.

Mike Zelcer said that the office has really gone ahead in leaps and bounds. “Our Ray White signage is now a familiar sight through the streets of Orakei and we have been getting outstanding results for our clients.” He went on to say that recently Lynn Bartram has joined the office, who has 19 years of sales experience in the Eastern Suburbs. “Lynn will compliment the ambitions of our growing office and she has always been known for the high quality service that she provides.

Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, said “The Orakei office has really found its place and been accepted in the local community. Mike Zelcer has always had a high profile in Orakei and being able to operate from his own office in conjunction with Megan Jaffe has seen outstanding results in their first year of operation.”

For more information on Ray White Orakei please see their website

Please see information on the local Orakei market written by Graham Hepubrn together with properties that are on the market and recent sales in the area.

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Ray White Appoint NZ Business Manager in Property Management

Ray White is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Thomson as our Business Performance Manager – Property Management.

Ben has property management in his blood, with a family involvement in the industry dating back to 1990, including a sibling currently involved in innovative new property management training software in Australia.

After several years of using his finance and accounting skills in a local manufacturing firm, Ben turned his sights to Property Management when an opportunity became available in one of South Auckland’s leading agencies. One of his first tasks was to implement new software and systems, and this desire to be at the leading edge of technology has carried through his six years in the industry.

Ben has been involved in commercial property management as well as apartment and residential management, with several years spent leading a team of 12 in managing over 1,100 properties in South and East Auckland. Under his guidance, the office won various regional and national awards for letting, individual and team property management.

Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, said “Ben’s appointment is a reflection of the continued growth that Ray White New Zealand has achieved in property management. Today our business manages 16,500 properties through 87 of our real estate offices. Property management is an important service that Ray White offers to landlords and tenants and Ben’s appointment will continue to assist us in our adoption of best practice for our company.”


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