Archive for the ‘Ray White International’ Category
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.
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.
Sarah Pearce has had a long and distinguished career since joining the industry just on 10 years ago. She has received many awards in respect of her sales career and these have included Premier and Elite status together with numerous national awards. Sarah is also well known to many within the industry for her ongoing appearances in the TV show “Location Location” and also other short series property programmes.
Sarah joined the Ray White New Zealand team in April 2011 to take on the role of Growth Performance Executive. This role was a newly created role in line with Ray White New Zealand’s aspirations for growth within the industry and also further market share from the existing network. During the past 18 months Sarah has been instrumental in introducing over 1,000 contacts to Ray White New Zealand and this has resulted in record growth for the Group, with a new office opening every 10 working days.
At the recent Ray White International Franchisors’ Conference held on the Gold Coast Sarah was acknowledged by Brian White, the Chairman of the Ray White Group, and awarded with the Challenge Cup Trophy. In awarding the Challenge Cup Brian White said “Sarah shows a determination and skill that is rarely shown within the industry. Her ability to communicate, to understand career paths and to also respect those within our industry is unmatched.”
One of the most recent initiatives that Sarah has brought together is the National Industry Day with a panel of five high performing industry achievers. This event is open to all those who wish to attend on the basis that the industry needs to continue to share and to prosper from the best within the business.
To contact Sarah please phone 021 0275 4434 or email email@example.com.
Paula Raine from Ray White Christchurch Commercial has recently been acknowledged at the South Island awards as the number one salesperson in the region for the first quarter of 2012 and also as the first national Alan White Premier member for the Ray White Group in New Zealand for 2012.
Paula joined Ray White Commercial in 1999 and has had an extensive career of successful sales of both commercial and industrial property. Paula has also been recognised for a number of successful leasing appointments throughout the Christchurch area. In 2009 Paula and her husband Adrian Raine, who are the owners of the Ray White Christchurch Commercial business, were awarded with the prestigious International Leaders of the Year award for Ray White Commercial.
Carey Smith, New Zealand Chief Executive of Ray White, said “Paula’s sales in 2012 have been exceptional. Her ability to be able to adapt to the changing market environment in Christchurch has been outstanding. All agents in Christchurch have been surrounded by new conditions and it’s those who have been able to understand today’s position and also the future needs of clients who are continuing to achieve success.”
For further details on Paula please see her personal profile here.
Ray White New Zealand is proud to present our digital marketing packages which have been released to our network specifically to target online buyers on websites throughout the world. In addition, Ray White has added in Google search and the display campaigns allow our clients to showcase and promote their property directly to specified target segments on each website within the campaign.
It effectively enables our clients to reach a whole new world of buyers beyond current traditional online and media promotions. Ray White creates the ad and in partnership with realestate.co.nz, Trade Me Property and raywhite.com, properties are then enabled into National, South East Asia or International packages which on average can expect for the international package in excess of 2 million international impressions.
The Ray White international digital package houses nine countries and over 100 premium online sites, including Ebay, Yahoo, Forbes, American Express, Realtor, Sydney Morning Herald, BBC and Right Move.
We have a complete question and answer section in our digital marketing packages which are now available through each Ray White office throughout New Zealand.
At the Ray White 2012 Annual Awards held last night with 670 Ray White membersat the SkyCity Grand Hotel, Ray White City Apartments were named as the number one sales office in New Zealandand number four internationally throughout the Ray White Group.
Phil Horrobin, business owner of Ray White City Apartments, in accepting the award congratulated his 50 member team on the outstanding success that they had achieved during the past 12 months. He said the business is focused on ensuring each and every client has an outstanding experience with their company. He also acknowledged other offices in the Group and the success that collectively the Group had achieved during the past period.
Carey Smith, NZ Chief Executive of Ray White, made comment that the City Apartments office is not only the number one office in New Zealand but also has an outstanding market share, selling one in every three apartments and was also recognised as the top growth office in the Group during the past 12 months.
Other offices that were recognised during the evening were Ray White Ponsonby which was awarded the number two office in New Zealand and number five office internationally. The Ray White Remuera office was positioned third in the top sales office for the Ray White Group.
For a full list of the Ray White award winners please click here.
The Ray White Group is proud to recognise its 2011 Elite members. The Elite member status started for our New Zealand members in 2000 and represents the top sales members within our company who have achieved the international sales standard set by the Ray White Group. The total number of Elite members in New Zealand for 2011 is 26 and this represents 2% of our national sales team.
Elite members are recognised by a personalised logo on their business card, online and media marketing and their personal livery. An Elite member is also recognised internationally through the Ray White Group for the quality of sales produced within the previous 12 months. Each year an Elite member conference is hosted by Brian White, Chairman of the Ray White Group. This year the conference is being held on the Sunshine Coast in late February.
For a full list of the 2011 Ray White New Zealand Elite members please click here.
The Ray White Group throughout New Zealand has seen a noticeable increase in web enquiry from Australia specifically related to investment properties in New Zealand.
With the recent exchange rate differentiation between the New Zealand and Australian dollar, property in New Zealand has become a much more affordable opportunity for Australian residents to benefit from. New Zealanders have had a general thirst for investment in property over many years, however during the past 12 months the property slowdown has seen more affordability for buyers who are attracted to investment property.
There are many areas in New Zealand which Australians are familiar with, particularly coastal regions throughout Northland, the Central North Island and the Lower South Island.
Generally for Australians the benefits of buying property in New Zealand include lower entry prices, more motivated sellers, higher rental yields which can often be neutral and even positive, no stamp duty on purchases, New Zealand banks are generally more flexible than Australian banks, the good value that the Australian dollar currently buys in New Zealand, interest rates that are comparable and now looking to be better value than Australia, together with a more balanced approach to tenants and landlords rights.
We expect to see more Australian investors looking at the overall value of New Zealand property and with this in mind, New Zealand feature properties are shown on the Ray White International site of www.raywhite.com.
One hundred delegates will be travelling from Australia’s major cities, the North and South island of New Zealand, Indonesia and even Abu Dhabi for the event in regional Queensland, according to Chairman Brian White whose grandfather, Ray White, established the company. “Queensland’s Darling Downs region has huge sentimental significance for us, even 108 years on,” Mr White said. A disused railway siding shed in Crows Nest west of Toowoomba in rural Queensland was the unassuming birthplace of the organisation in 1902 and will host a significant element of the conference.While the majority of the events will be held in the regional hub of Toowoomba, the highlight of the annual meeting – the “Chairman’s Cup Dinner” – will be held at Ray White’s first office in the rural town of Crows Nest. Affectionately referred to as “The Shed”, the building was discovered on a remote property and relocated to the Carbethon Historical Museum in Crows Nest in 1994 where it was restored to its original condition. “We often hold this event in Sydney and the Gold Coast, but this year we’re excited to be hosting the official conference dinner in the very building that was the foundation of the company,” Mr White said. “We have recently refurbished the Ray White history display at the shed and it will be unveiled at the dinner.”
Ray White’s shed has hosted many significant company milestone events including its Centenary celebrations in 2002 which was attended by more than 1300 members of the Group.
The Ray White Group is proud to announce the 2010 Wealth Conference, which enters its third cycle primarily focused on the growth of property management. The overall focus of the Wealth Conference is how our members can reach new heights in knowledge, service and technology. For many of our offices the recent business planning and growth phase has been exceptional in positioning each of these businesses to take advantage of the overall benefits that property management brings to a real estate agency.
The agenda has eight keynote speakers and at the end of the two days the group will be presented with a national marketing programme for our network. It is the Ray White Group’s goal for every office to have a clear plan of action for 2011 and to help use the resources that are available across our group. The Wealth Conference will be held on 21st and 22nd November 2010 at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast. Please see the attached conference agenda and highlights. Registrations can be made through propertymanagement.channel5.raywhite.com.