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Ray White New Zealand CEO Comments – October 2014 just released

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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…

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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 rwmteden.co.nz or phone 09 638 7477.

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 – swatson@raywhite.com.

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 www.rworakei.co.nz

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.

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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Julie Ryan Appointed as South Island Performance Manager

Ray White is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Ryan as the South Island Performance Manager for the Ray White Group in New Zealand. Julie’s appointment is a watershed for Ray White. Julie has had many successful years in the real estate industry and has been engaged by independent, national and international brands to deliver their performance training and also to consult as a mentor and business adviser at all levels within agency.

Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, said “In taking up the position in the South Island, Julie will be a dedicated resource for our South Island members and I believe will bring a new level of professionalism, insight and knowledge to our business. Making appointments in respect of our performance team is very  important from my perspective. In the South Island the continued growth of our business will rely on the resources that our individual members and agency business has. We want our resources to be the best in the industry, Julies appointment reflects our commitment to that value”

The Ray White Group has 34 offices in the South Island and is considered one of the leading agency businesses, with over 350 salespeople transacting in excess of $1 billion worth of property per annum throughout the South Island region.

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Formidable Team Form the New Ray White Wanaka

Anna Brewster, Fiona Reid together with Dean Orton and Rachel Walsh form the team who are now the shareholders of Wanaka Real Estate Ltd who are trading as Ray White Wanaka.

Anna Brewster is the Agent Licensee and has had many years selling real estate in the Wanaka region after commencing her real estate sales career in 1995. Anna has consistently formed strong relationships with clients over the last 15 year period and will now take a leadership role in the new Ray White Wanaka office.

Fiona Reid in her own right is recognised as one of the leading salespeople in Wanaka. Fiona started her real estate career in 2001 when she joined Anna Brewster at Locations in Wanaka. For over a decade Fiona’s success has been recognised with many awards and she is looking forward to bringing a strong work and service ethic to Ray White Wanaka.

Dean Orton forms part of the operations team at the Ray White Wanaka office. Dean has a specialist background in marketing and finance and also has previously owned a successful real estate company in Wanaka. Dean’s focus in the new business will be to provide marketing, finance and systems to the new operation.

Rachel Walsh moved to Wanaka just over six years ago and in that relatively short period of time has become a high performer in the real estate industry and has achieved several national and major real estate awards. Rachel has a strong client base throughout the Wanaka and Albert Town areas and as one of the partners in Ray White Wanaka, she will bring a strong sales dynamic to the agency.

Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, said the team who has opened our new Ray White Wanaka business is one of the best in the area. “Their mix of skills and genuine relationships throughout the region will ensure their agency’s success. All the partners in the business have substantive real estate backgrounds and with the attraction of other staff into their agency as they grow, we expect this business to become a genuine market leader.”

For more information on Ray White Wanaka please visit their website rwwanaka.co.nz.

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