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CEO Comments by Carey Smith

There is a thirst by several of the media to describe today’s market and it is based on what is seen rather than what is actual. The hot topics are home affordability, listing shortage, sale prices and buyer ethnicity. Much of the comment is focused around the Auckland property market and the increasing activity in… Read more »

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Chinese Lead Investment

With one billion serious savers and more than a million millionaires, a new generation of Chinese investors are making their presence felt in the New Zealand property market. Bruce Whillans, executive Director of Ray White Commercial Auckland has noted a huge upswing in the last 12 months from Chinese buyers – noting that Ray White… Read more »

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Auckland Market Update

During the past 12 months in Auckland there have been 7,793 sales of which 57% were houses. This has increased from the previous 12 months by 19%. Just over a third of property sales throughout Auckland were less than $400,000 and sales above $1 million were just over 14%. In January 2012 there were 434… Read more »

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City Apartments and Roebucks Sales Merger

Ray White City Apartments have been the undisputed leader in the CBD residential field for three years.  They maintain a consistent market share of 25% to 30% in apartment sales and have just over 700 properties under management with Chas Wilson Rentals. This week we are pleased to announce a significant merger which will further… Read more »

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NZ Herald Property Report

As part of the 4th NZ Herald Property Report to be published on the 7th of March 2011 – Ray White has developed real time market reports through every area of New Zealand. To request your real time Market Review please email Please see sample report of the inner western suburbs of Auckland Please… Read more »

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Ponsonby Market Review

The Ray White Group has been in continued development of producing information for our own members that allows them to gain insights into the property market that will assist home owners in the marketing of their property.  The ongoing development of this information has now seen our company being able to produce statistical data that can… Read more »

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Ray White NZ sales up 50% in October

 The Ray White Group in New Zealand recorded a 50 per cent increase in property sales during October, 2009, compared to the same period last year.  Ray White New Zealand CEO Carey Smith said all regions also reported a record number of listings and a 37 per cent increase in turnover for the year to… Read more »

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Auckland / North Shore Quarterly Awards

Just over 300 people attended the Auckland Cityside and North Shore quarterly awards last week.  The evening was headlined by the Elite members receiving their recognition.  We also presented our latest Premier members with their awards.  Our market share through each of the zones in Auckland has edged up and is now at 19.1% collectively…. Read more »

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Ray White Royal Oak Recruitment Drive

With the market showing some strong signs of recovery, Ray White Royal Oak owners Martin Honey and Rohan Thompson have embarked on a recruitment drive that has had some remarkable results. Over the past 3 months the duo has attracted 9 salespeople to join their already successful team. The Royal Oak office joined Ray White… Read more »

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Kohimarama Re-Positions their Branding

John Halstead and Peter Best, the owners of the Ray White Kohimarama office, have recently re-branded their business to the latest Ray White livery. In talking with Peter Best, he has been running the agency from that location for the last 18 years.  It is the only real estate office in Kohimarama and is located… Read more »