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Canterbury Business Owners Set Strategic Direction

The Ray White Canterbury members came together for their quarterly zone strategic and performance meeting which was held last Monday at The George Hotel in Christchurch. Zone chairperson, Brendan Shefford, welcomed members and in doing so acknowledged Jill Quaid who has joined our group as the business of Ray White Ashburton.

Canterbury Zone Leaders

The meeting discussed market initiatives, market share and also key performance indicators that are being achieved by members. In respect of turnover through the Canterbury market, the Ray White Group is at a similar level to 12 months ago in a market that has reduced by 5%. Days on market still remain at their lowest level and also price increases of in excess of 10% have been experienced in many areas. The market share for Ray White Canterbury, which includes Christchurch, Selwyn and South Canterbury, has lifted to 26.8% with the top market share offices being Ray White Rolleston at 56.2% and Ray White Lincoln at 48.6%.

The new sole agency agreements were released to members that sit in line with the Code of Conduct that was amended on 8 April 2013. The group is well educated on the changes within the Code of Conduct. The first release of the sole agency agreements are now in use throughout the market and these will be reviewed prior to the end of April.

The Ray White Canterbury team have been part of the group’s customer satisfaction survey which rates the performance of each of our individual offices together with the individual licensee. Ray White Canterbury have been one of the highest performers and this is in an environment where disclosure and due diligence is of the highest importance.

Julie Ryan, South Island Business Performance Manager, said “The Canterbury zone was producing outstanding results. The auction marketing has been a highlight of the group’s performance and this has consistently seen high success rates on behalf of Ray White clients.” She also added that with the new office in Ashburton and the opening of the remodelled Ray White Metro agency this gave the group a significant boost.

The Canterbury zone has 18 offices and the group regularly meets for strategic direction on a quarterly basis.

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Canterbury Earthquake

A powerful 6.3 earthquake has hit Christchurch for the second time in less than six months, causing scores of deaths and widespread destruction.

Sixty-five people are officially confirmed to have died in the 6.3-magnitude earthquake. Civil Defence expects that number to climb.  Severe aftershocks are also being felt.

At this stage we have made contact with the majority of the Ray White network who we understand are safe. There has however been extensive damage to property.

Chairman of the Ray White Group, Brian White, said that “the news of the Canterbury earthquake was devastating for all those who live in the region” and went on to say that “the company will provide as much resources as required to assist the community of Canterbury and our Ray White members.”

Carey Smith, New Zealand Chief Executive, said that “It’s just a scene of utter devastation and it is a terribly sad day for the Canterbury community.” ” Our company will do its very best to support our extended Ray White member base and to assist in any way we can throughout the region.”

The quake was centered 10km south-east of Canterbury and struck at 12.51pm at a depth of 5km. A state of emergency has been declared and expected to last at least five days.

There are an unknown number of people trapped in collapsed buildings and search and rescue crews are frantically scouring rubble for survivors. Christchurch mayor Bob Parker believes it could be between 150 and 200. Roads, buildings, homes and core infrastructure have been damaged extensively.

Power supplies are out to about 70% of Christchurch. Emergency centres have been set up across Canterbury.

For the latest updates on the Canterbury earthquake please click for the official Goverment website

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Ray White Opens in Lyttelton

The Prier Manson Group is proud to announce their fourth office opening through managers Marie Malone and Daisy Foldesi in the port town of Lyttelton.  Marie and Daisy have been active real estate sales agents in the market for many years.  Director of the Prier Manson GroupCraig Prier, said “In opening the office at Lyttelton it has provided additional reach for the group given their already strong offices in Redcliffs, Sumner and Opawa.”

The business will be able to gain from the market exposure of the Ray White Group throughout Canterbury as it enables property from Lyttelton to be exposed through marketing to the wider community.  He went on to say that “Although the market is small in the Lyttelton area, there is a need for a high level of service and marketing to ensure that sales continue to occur through the region.  “The managers we have in place, he said, are the best in the area and we are very pleased to have them as part of our team.”

Kyle Pitman, General Manager for the Ray White Group, said “Lyttelton is a market that has been developing over many years.  The strength of the port and the growth of the community have enabled the Prier Manson Group to open up the new office in Lyttelton with confidence.”  He went on to say that he expects the office to gain market share quickly as there is a need for a high profile real estate business in Lyttelton and the Ray White team, through managers Marie Malone and Daisy Foldesi, will ensure the success of the business.

The office becomes our 23rd business in the Canterbury region.

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