Ain’t no mountain high enough! Bas Smith summits Denali

“Certainly one of the adventure highlights of my life… it was a fantastic achievement to pull this off in the style that we did.”  That’s how Ray White Queenstown Principal Director Bas Smith described summiting Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America. The unforgiving Denali, with a summit elevation of more than 6,100 metres… Read more »

Ray White opens office in New Plymouth

Well known real estate duo Jane and Carey Simonson have just opened a new Ray White New Plymouth in Taranaki. Mrs Simonson has been successfully selling in the local area for the past 13 years, with her husband joining her just over two years ago. Having previously worked in other local agencies, Mr and Mrs… Read more »

Collaborating with communities in Whangarei

This week Ray White Whangarei and Tutukaka officially launched their latest community initiative: “We Can Help With That” a community fund that provides grants to a range of eligible community organisations, schools, groups, charities, causes and individuals throughout the Whangarei District. Within 24 hours the first application was in. “The team have been blown away… Read more »

Sweeping views in Hawkes Bay paradise

South Africa, United Kingdom, Middle East, Australia, China and the USA. Rob and Joanne Wheater have lived all over the world for more than 20 years of their lives, but eventually the call of home, and Hawkes Bay particularly, was just too strong to ignore any longer. Enter 54 Aintree Road in Havelock North. “I… Read more »

Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge no problem for Ray White strong men

Two Ray White heroes have raised thousands of dollars for a very worthy cause, by facing a gruelling vertical climb challenge of more than 1,000 steps. Wayne Maguire, business owner of five offices including Ray White Mission Bay and salesperson Todd Weeks from Ray White Arrowtown. Both proved they are so much more than real… Read more »

Ray White puts focus on family business

There’s no more important issue at the beating heart of the Ray White Group than the importance of family business. Some 80 Ray White business owners, many with their families, attended the second Ray White Succession & Family Business Forum at the Marriott Hotel on the Gold Coast, facilitated by Harvard Business School-trained Carey Smith,… Read more »

Ray White New Zealand welcomes new leader in Nelson Region

The Ray White Group has just welcomed Mark Rumsey to the family as the new business owner, principal and licensed agent for Ray White Nelson, Richmond and Motueka in the beautiful Upper South Island. A business owner for the last decade, Mr Rumsey said he was excited about his next chapter, heading up not one… Read more »

Tiny homes being sold for big cause

Two tiny houses are going under the hammer for a huge cause at midday on Saturday, May 18. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom homes on wheels have been crafted by 20 of Christchurch’s tradies in training from the Ara Institute of Canterbury. Ray White Ferrymead is proudly managing the auction, covering all standard agent costs, which means… Read more »

It was a Beary interesting Easter in Kerikeri

Fostering the ongoing relationship with Plunket in Northland, Ray White Kerikeri ran their annual Ray White Teddy Bear’s Picnic in Kerikeri on Sunday 14 April 2019. The event saw hundreds converge on Kerikeri’s Stone Store Basin for an afternoon of entertainment which included a teddy bear parade, colouring competitions, a giant bubble display, raffles, games… Read more »

Real estate titans set to help Christchurch rise

A powerful collective of Australasian real estate industry titans have rallied together to stage a conference called RISE2019, with all proceeds going to the victims of the families of the recent violence in Christchurch. Industry veteran of 35 years, Chris Hanley OAM, who owns First National Byron Bay, was so deeply affected by the recent violence… 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 »

  • NZ Mortgage Brokers Assoc Awards

    Loan Market’s Bruce Patten has come in runner up in the 2009 New Zealand Mortgage Brokers Association Broker of the Year award which was presented last Friday.  In addition to being named the national runner up, Bruce, a regular finalist in the New Zealand mortgage broking industry’s prestigious yearly awards, was named Broker of the… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • Loan Market NZ PLM Results for July

    The Loan Market continues their run of outstanding months in placing mortgages for our purchasers.  They completed just on 191 loans and our top broker for the month of July was Bruce Patten.  Scott Charlesworth who continues to have a great year, also had an outstanding month.  The leader of our Central North Island business… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • New Loan Market Mt Maunganui office

    As more and more home buyers take advantage of favourable interest rates and signs of stability in the market, the flow on effect has been significant for our Loan Market business.  It is pleasing to see another office has joined our expanding Loan Market team.  Frank Philp has recently joined David Hart’s Loan Market team… Read more »