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South Island Agent Embraces Auction

  Brent Sterm sold his first auction at 10 Martin Ave in Wakefield last Sunday. The street was clustered with cars, balloons were hanging from every letter box, and the profile for Grant Chaney and Ray White was huge. Prior to the main event a pamper package to Hanmer Springs Heritage Hotel and Hot Springs was auctioned… Read more »

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Auction Success Rate Through the Roof

As Christchurch continues their fortnightly Auction Gala’s, the success rate has hit an all time high. Four weeks ago 7 out of 9 auctions sold under the hammer – an impressive result in anyone’s eyes. This week this was improved with a result of 8 out of 10, with the last 2 remaining properties going… Read more »

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The Signature Campaign is Launched

On behalf of the Ray White Group, we are proud to release our Signature Statement campaign, which commences on 5th September 2009 and runs until 25th of September 2009.   The Signature Statement campaign is a three – four week window of opportunity for those who are currently selling their property with Ray White.  There are several marketing… Read more »

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Ray White NZ July Sales Results

We achieved our best July in four years, with our trading being up 37% on last year.  Our listing stock was also in positive territory, with auctions increasing by 45% and marketing up 24%.  Our Ponsonby office achieved the best sales turnover in the NZ group.  The team from Manukau also had an outstanding month coming… Read more »

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Top NZ Elite Members Awarded

Recently the Auckland sales team came together for their quarterly awards at the Floating Pavilion.  Part of the evening was dedicated to the Premier and Elite members for 2009.  We welcomed our first Elite members for the year, having achieved this status at the end of June.   Pictured are Lesley Hawes (Kingsland), Liz Parker (Whangaparaoa)… Read more »

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OCR Announcement

The Reserve Bank Governor, Alan Bollard, lsat week kept the OCR rate unchanged at 2.5%. The Reserve Bank statement made it clear that the OCR level will remain at 2.5% or lower until the latter part of 2010. There was also an indication that if the New Zealand dollar and wholesale interest rates remained at high… Read more »

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Celebrating 20 Years with Ray White

John Pope started in the Real Estate industry 20 years ago, as at the 13th of July.  He started in the Tauranga office of Matthewson Real Estate Ltd, and has worked there ever since, only changing over to the current Matthewson Real Estate Ltd Company at Bayfair, under the Branch Manager of Steve Fagan, when… Read more »

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Whakatane’s Fundraising Charity Event

The team at Ray White Whakatane held a fund-raising event at Cinema 5 recently to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Auckland. Local businesses literally came to the party with pre-movie nibbles supplied by McDonalds, New World and Dominos. Over 90 people attended showing community spirit is alive and kicking in Whakatane with a number… Read more »

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New Zealand Home Affordability up 17.7%

The largest improvement in New Zealand home affordability in a decade is attracting more first home buyers, although the high deposit rates required by banks remains a hurdle, according to a survey today. Home affordability improved by 8.5 percent between February and May, and by 17.7 percent over the year to May, the quarterly Massey University… Read more »

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Ray White NZ Opens its 129th Office

Ray White New Zealand is pleased to announce the opening of its 129th office at Paraparaumu on the Kapti Coast of the Lower North Island. Rachael Steinmetz and Paul Berryman are the operational business owners of the new office with the Manager Terry Burch. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge with a successful background… Read more »