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John Abbott recently presented to the Ray White sales members on the North Shore a session in regards to achieving outstanding results through auction marketing which was supported by the Property Press. Ray White has over 200 salespeople on the North Shore and sold just over 1,500 properties during the past 12 months.
John Abbott’s presentation was focused on the increased awareness of clients and customers around the auction concept. John focused on the skills that are needed to successfully engage all parties in the auction process and how to educate to support the purchasing and selling endeavours of those who our Ray White members come into contact with.
During the past year the number of properties offered for auction on the North Shore has increased dramatically and the results being achieved have seen record prices in many areas. The growth of the North Shore has seen over 6,000 sales completed in the last 12 months by agency and this has increased from 5,200 in the previous 12 months. More noteable has been the price increases right across the North Shore area.
Richard Mason, zone chairperson for the North Shore, said that the presentation by John Abbott, which was supported by the Property Press, was very timely. “The growth of our group with new offices and new members joining will allow us to further grow our auction and marketing business, particularly with auction becoming more relevant across all trade areas.”
Forrest Hill is considered one of the most established suburbs on the North Shore; with major shopping centres, transport hubs, the motorway and beaches all within easy reach. The area has also been long sought after due to its highly valued school zones, including Westlake Boys and Westlake Girls High Schools which are renowned for their high level of academic excellence.
The new Ray White Forrest Hill office has opened with experienced salespeople Steve Brennan and Winnie Leung, with principal officer and licensed agent Donald Chapman. The office is located on Forrest Hill Road.
Steve Brennan said that as part owner of the new Ray White Forrest Hill office, they plan to create an energetic and motivated sales team that has a focus on achieving outstanding prices and building a high level of service beyond the expectation of all clients.
Winnie Leung, who is part of the ownership team, said that the office will undertake residential sales and also be active in the area of property management. “We will be able to communicate with Asian clients as we have fluency in Cantonese and Mandarin.”
The new office is actively seeking salespeople to join the business. Please click here for more information regarding careers opportunities with the new Ray White Forrest Hill office.
Helene Brownlee, the Principal of Ray White Beach Haven, recently accepted the award as the top growth business on the North Shore for Ray White. The growth award recognises a business that has increased its turnover on the same period in the previous year. The award is a true measure of productivity and performance within the business given that it is measured on the same benchmark as the previous year. The 2009 market was 21% better than the current market of 2010, which makes the award very poignant for these times.
In accepting the award Helene Brownlee recognised the team work within her office. She said that Beach Haven provides a diversified market for buyers and is recognised for its value and proximity to the lower North Shore. She went on to say “That team work is the biggest strength within her business and also the fact that she has been able to combine management with her own personal high level of sales.”
The Beach Haven office currently is number three in the growth award for Ray White New Zealand.
Carey Smith, Ray White Chief Executive said “It is a credit to the Beach Haven team, who have not only been recognised for their growth in 2010, but also the high level of market share the office continues to achieve. It is a clear market leader in the Beach Haven area and the leadership shown by Helene Brownlee reflects the results that the office has achieved in 2010.”
Originally from Barfoot and Thompson, Mariette has been involved in selling real estate for over 5 years now. Her recent success can be attributed to her amazing work ethic and the support she receives from her business owners, Stephen Wong and Glen Carpenter. “We are delighted with her progress and the energy she brings into the office. She is a diligent worker who puts in long hours to achieve her goals and targets” Stephen says.
Mariette’s dominance can be easily seen right across the Shore. Her signs are on display in most commercial areas; this in its self has given Mariette’s business a real surge due to her market profile. With commercial real estate growing steadily on Auckland’s North Shore, Mariette looks forward to her continued growth it what is often perceived as a hard sector of the real estate market.