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Matthew Smith, owner of Ray White Waiheke Island, has developed an office that is a showpiece for the industry. The way the office is laid out allows for salespeople, property managers and clients to engage in communal areas to discuss the lifestyle benefits of the Island and the office also has unique interview spaces which reflect the Island’s personality, with a backdrop of Oneroa and beyond.
Matthew Smith said “During the past five years the development of the office has been extraordinary. We have been able to commit to a substantive presence on the Island, which in turn has seen us appointed to a number of significant properties and we are proud that we have been able to exceed client expectations with our personal service and marketing.”
Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, said “Ray White New Zealand is fortunate to have owners such as Matthew Smith, who invest in the premises of their agency business for the betterment of their customers and clients. The business has a detailed service system that has seen it achieve continued testimonials from clients around excellence in outcomes and results.”
Ray White Waiheke Island during the past six months has achieved a number of record sales on the Island. Together with this, the office puts together a six page property portfolio every week in the Waiheke Islander and positively markets property through all online portals, including their own individual website rwwaiheke.co.nz.
Matthew Smith joined the Ray White Group just over three years ago from being a leading independent agency on Waiheke Island. Matthew first traded from a new development located in Oneroa which was a stepping stone to the office which he developed in October 2013.
His Ray White Waiheke office was recognised as the best presented office in the Ray White Group throughout New Zealand at our national awards ceremony this year. The style and design of the office was brought together by Matthew in wanting to reflect the lifestyle values of Waiheke Island to also work in harmony with clients and customers that continue to utilise the services of Ray White.
The office is located overlooking Oneroa Beach and as you walk into the office it has been designed in a welcoming format that will allow sales consultants to interact with clients and customers in a relaxed environment that also shows property through digital and electronic means that gives the opportunity to encapsulate the lifestyle benefits of investing and living on Waiheke Island. There are a number of unique features in the office that are specific to Waiheke Island and one of the talking points by customers is the seller interview room which features wines from all the vineyards on Waiheke Island.
Matthew Smith said that in designing the office his first thought was to look at it from a local point of view while trying to ensure that customers and clients had an outstanding experience that would not only assist in their property needs, but also enhance the reason why many people come to Waiheke Island.
Ray White Waiheke Island was a 2013 supporting sponsor of this year’s Sculpture on the Gulf which is New Zealand’s leading contemporary outdoor sculpture exhibition which was set on a spectacular coastal walkway on Waiheke Island.
The gala opening was attended by just over 500 people and featured entertainment together with information on the 30 large scale sculptures which are exhibited along the 2.5km coastal walkway. The works were chosen from over 100 submissions and the 2013 Sculpture on the Gulf marks the 10th anniversary of what is now one of the must-see events in Auckland.
Matthew Smith said that the Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition was one of the highest profile events that is held on Waiheke Island. “This year we are proud to be a supporting sponsor as part of our community involvement on Waiheke Island.”
The April results for the Ray White Group saw a 34% increase on April 2011, however there was a slight decrease of 8% on March 2012. The results across the country saw the Northland zone up almost 95%, Auckland increased by 64%, the Central and Lower North Island by 5%, the Upper South Island results were consistent with last year, while Canterbury was up 41% and the Lower South Island was the only area to show a decrease, being 29%.
The Group’s controlled listings lifted by 19% in the month of April and this was mainly due to an increase in auctions, which are now at a record level. The Group added an additional four offices in April, being Ray White Bishopdale in Canterbury and in the Northland zone the Diane Quinn group of offices joined Ray White, being Paihia, Kaikohe and Kawakawa.
The top office for the month was City Apartments, who completed 87 sales. The Ponsonby office was number two and individually they had a record month with in excess of $25 million in turnover. Ray White Waiheke Island featured as our number three office in the nation, with Ellerslie and Te Atatu having sales which resulted in them being recognised at number four and number five office respectively. The top businesses in each of the zones were Whangarei, Auckland City Apartments, Papamoa, Napier, Richmond in the Upper South Island, Christchurch Metro and Queenstown.
The Ray White Group also increased its number of salespeople and the total number of offices is now 131. Annualised turnover is expected to now be over $5 billion andour property management portfolio has again increased and now stands at 15,800.
Waiheke residents and visitors to the island on the weekend of the 16th will be among the first people able to enter a fundraising promotion being run by the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust.
By purchasing an ARHT cap for $25 and entering into a draw, come October two lucky supporters will be sitting in a corporate box at Eden Park, being wined and dined at the world’s biggest rugby event– and we don’t have to tell you what that is!
The lucky winners will also be flown by helicopter from Auckland to Waiheke (or if they live on Waiheke, from the island to Auckland) for a gourmet lunch at an undisclosed location, and will receive heaps of branded merchandise including miniature helicopters, fluffy ARHT Bears and ARHT branded clothing to keep them warm in case it’s cold at Eden Park.
A special guest will be visiting Waiheke on Saturday to launch the promotion – Paddy Neville, an ARHT fundraiser, who is starring in a series of videos which will be available on facebook.com/Paddysgotthetickets or through the Trusts website, www.rescuehelicopter.org.nz. Paddy put himself through hell to film the videos, which include him jumping out of the ARHT helicopter into the freezing water, having a full body makeover and experiencing the joys of an Eden Park corporate box himself, so he can report to supporters exactly what the experience is like.
For more information on the fundraising day please click here.
Ray White is proud to announce the opening of their 134th office which will be located on Waiheke Island.
Matthew Smith Real Estate will be joining the Ray White Group on the 1st of August in a move that will see a successful brand and business becoming part of the Ray White Group in New Zealand.