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Ray White New Zealand Members Acknowledged at International Awards

Rem-AwardsThe Ray White Connect Conference took place recently on the Gold Coast. 2,000 members of the Ray White Group (including Ray White, Loan Market, Concierge, White & Partners and Living Here) gathered on the Gold Coast for what was the most ambitious event in the Groups history.

For the first time, Ray White Remuera in New Zealand has claimed the top spot as the top performing office internationally within the Ray White Group based on settled commission, at the Ray White Connect Conference International awards night on Monday 3 August.

It is the first time a New Zealand office has taken the top spot, which has been dominated by Australian businesses since the inception of the International Awards over 20 years ago.

Ray White joint-Chairman Brian White was proud to see the top position go to Remuera.

“It’s encouraging to see Ray White Remuera thrive in the New Zealand market, where the Ray White brand has enjoyed strong success in its 21 year history. To achieve such a high accolade within the group speaks volumes for Megan Jaffe and her team,” he said.

The evening also saw the Remuera office also win an accolade for achieving one of the highest Net Promoter Scores within the group internationally.

Ray White New Zealand CEO Carey Smith said the international award received by Megan and her team is a direct reflection of the growth in market share and her dedication to customer focus.

In receiving the award Megan Jaffe acknowledged the support of her team and the way in which the business has been able to develop on the platform of the client’s interest at heart.

Megan said that while the business continues to evolve ensuring that customer satisfaction is a key outcome for the business will ensure the value for all stakeholders.

See the full list of New Zealand winners below.

Ray White International Awards

Top 10 International Offices

Number 1 Office – Remuera

Number 4 Office – City Apartments

Number 7 Office – Ponsonby

Top 10 Selling Principals

Number 2 – Rohan Thompson (Royal Oak)

Number 3 – Heather Walton (Epsom)

Top 10 Sales Performers

Number 4 – Marie Raos (Howick)

Top 10 Customer Satisfaction – Offices

Number 5 Office – Ponsonby

Number 8 Office = Ellerslie

Number 8 Office = Remuera

Number 10 Office – Metro

Top 10 Customer Satisfaction – Individuals

Number 1 – Rebecca Toone (Metro)

Number 6 – Ruth Hawes (Kingsland)

Number 8 – Nicola Chambers (Motueka)

Number 9 – Richard Withy (Metro)

Number 10 – Angela Saunders (Ponsonby)

Ray White Rising Star

Jared HardsMangere Bridge

Garry SinghManurewa

Loan Market Businesses

Number 1 – Bruce Patten Group

Number 4 – Scott Charlesworth & Stuart Matheson Group

Loan Market Rising Star

Simon Maule

Loan Market Broker of the Year

Number 4 – Bruce Patten

Number 5 – Irene Zheng

Number 9 – Robyn Ashkettle

Insurance Market NZ Advisor of the Year

John Schell

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Leading Residential Salesperson – Rohan Thompson

RohanThompsonRohan Thompson has been named as the Ray White New Zealand Group leading residential salesperson at this year’s annual awards, held last Thursday evening in Auckland. Rohan joined the real estate industry at a young age and has had roles which have included being a cadet, sales assistant and buyers agent. Since those formative years, Rohan has become one of the leading business owners within the Ray White Group and also, this year the Residential Salesperson of the Year.

Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, said “It was a delight to see Rohan being acknowledged as the leading residential salesperson for the Group. Rohan’s understanding of the transaction to provide clients with the very best outcome is always foremost at his view of each sales outcome. The level of repeat business reflects the quality of his work.”

Rohan Thompson, in receiving the award, acknowledged the support of the Pure Realty team, particularly business partner Martin Honey. He also said that his own support team allowed him to grow his business with confidence and to also ensure that the quality service to clients remained as the most important feature of the results they achieved.”

The Ray White Group has over 1,400 licensee salespeople and complete approximately $8 billion worth of sales transactions from 143 offices.

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Ray White Opens 141st Office in One Tree Hill Auckland


The Ray White Group is proud to announce the opening of their 59th office in Auckland and their 141st office across New Zealand.  Ray White One Tree Hill, part of the Pure Realty Group, has now opened adding to the strong central zone for Ray White.

Martin Honey, director of Pure Realty, said the opening of the One Tree Hill office was a natural extension of their successful Royal Oak office which has been trading as a member of Ray White for over five years.  He said that over the past period their market share in One Tree Hill has grown to a stage that it has allowed the business to expand with a proud local community office which is located in the heart of One Tree Hill on the corner of Rawhiti and Tawa Roads in One Tree Hill.  “The office has a high profile location and we have deployed the latest technology to assist in the marketing of property, not only through the Ray White Group but also through the general real estate marketplace.”

Graeme Fraser, Auckland Business Performance Manager for Ray White, said “The Ray White One Tree Hill office forms part of a very strong central zone and we wish to congratulate Rohan Thompson and Martin Honey on their successful expansion to One Tree Hill.” He went on to say that the Ray White One Tree Hill office is well located and will add value to the Pure Realty network of offices in Royal Oak, Mt Albert and Kelston.

Pure Realty has a strong market share through One Tree Hill, Onehunga and Royal Oak and the establishment of the new One Tree Hill office will provide salespeople with the opportunity to work from the only real estate office in the area.

For further information regarding Ray White One Tree Hill please contact Martin Honey on 09 281 5246.


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Ray White New Zealand Celebrate Achievements

The Ray White New Zealand Annual Awards was held last night at the SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland. With record numbers of just on 800 members attending, Ray White, together with finance partner Loan Market, recognised members for their outstanding achievements during the past 12 months.

Awards 2014

Members were welcomed to the 2014 Awards Evening by Brian White, the C0-Chairman of the Ray White Group, who spoke about the international expansion of Ray White, particularly through South East Asia and how the broadening exposure and services of the Ray White Group was providing significant growth for the company in brand awareness and international success.

The first part of the evening recognised Foundation Members who were with the Group during the initial purchase by Ray White of United Realty World in September 1993. The Foundation Members were recognised for their loyalty and significant contribution to the Ray White Group over the past 20 years.  The awards evening celebrated the areas of sales, property management, administration and also acknowledged community involvement, customer satisfaction, collective commitment, marketing excellence and the CEO Cup Award.

The number 1 office in Ray White New Zealand was awarded to Ray White City Apartments. Ray White Remuera were number 2, with Ray White Ponsonby being awarded 3rd position. These three offices are all recognised internationally, with Ray White City Apartments being the number 2 office, Ray White Remuera number 3 and Ray White Ponsonby number 4.

In the category of salespeople, Bruce Whillans was awarded Supreme Salesperson, while Ruth Hawes was acknowledged as the leading residential salesperson and Neville Kemp the top rural salesperson.  In the category of international salespeople, Bruce Whillans was celebrated as the top salesperson in the Ray White Group, Ruth Hawes was number 2, Rohan Thompson was number 4, with Steen Nielsen being number 5.

Overall, the Group recognised 110 members with other significant awards being acknowledged throughout the evening.  Click here for a full list of our 2014 award winners.

Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, said “The Group has significantly increased its sales numbers during the past 12 months together with a substantial growth in the property management portfolio. As part of the broader Ray White International Group with over 1,000 offices, it is significant to acknowledge our international award winners in the office and individual categories. Our company also acknowledges the significant contribution of Foundation and Life members together with Elite and Premier members.”

The Ray White Group during the past 12 months welcomed 10 new offices, with a further 5 new offices opening shortly. The network currently stands at 138 offices trading in excess of $6.8 billion per annum in property sales.

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Pure Realty Limited recommit to Ray White

Ray White New Zealand is pleased to acknowledge a further agreement with Ray White Royal Oak (Pure Realty Limited).

In 2009 Pure Realty joined the Ray White Group trading through their office at Royal Oak. Today Pure Realty has three offices including Ray White Mt Albert, Ray White Kelston and Ray White Royal Oak and are in the process of opening their fourth office at One Tree Hill.

Martin Honey, Director of Pure Realty, said that the journey with Ray White has been very pleasing. “Since we changed brands our company has grown substantially and we have been able to attract many of the leading salespeople in the industry with first class technology and systems within our company. The growth of Ray White through Auckland has assisted us in the growth of our business and we are looking forward to our team continuing with their success.”

Royal Oak Office

Co-director, Rohan Thompson, said “Ray White has proven to be an outstanding business platform for top salespeople. The systems that the Ray White Group has is a complete offering at all levels of our business and while the individual skill of our team members remains the key reason to our success, being able to underpin the Ray White Group’s systems has given us a distinctive edge in our marketplace.”

The Ray White Royal Oak office of Pure Realty Limited has been recognised as a top 10 business since joining Ray White and the Pure Realty Group also has a large number of Elite and Premier members.

The Ray White One Tree Hill office is expected to open in mid March and enable further market share gains in that particular area.

Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, said that the Pure Realty Group has been outstanding for Ray White. After initially joining the company five years ago, they have successfully grown their business model to be one of the leading groups of Ray White. During the last 12 months Pure Realty has sold in excess of $250 million worth of real estate and that is expected to grow over the next 12 months. The commitment of Martin Honey and Rohan Thompson together with the management team, is totally directed to the success of their team members and that is reflected in the growth of their sales and property management divisions.”

For further information on the Pure Realty Group please see their website


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Ray White Opens New Office in Kelston

Ray White KelstonThe Ray White Group is proud to welcome their 135th office in the West Auckland suburb of Kelston.

Part of the Pure Realty Group, City & Country Real Estate Limited has now opened in the popular Kelston Shopping Centre. The suburb of Kelston is well known for its schooling and also as a suburb that forms a link between the inner west of Auckland and West Auckland.

General manager of the Pure Realty Group, Martin Honey, said the new office at Kelston is a natural extension to their Royal Oak and Mt Albert offices. “We are able to consider the Kelston office as part of our current group and that gives the Kelston office all the benefits of having the Ray White structure but also providing benefits within our own group of businesses.”

Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, said “The growth of Pure Realty during the past period has seen them open the successful Mt Albert office and the Kelston office is another step in their business that will see further growth over the coming years. Martin and Rohan are highly successful operators within our company, running two top 10 offices and we see Kelston also as being a successful business for the group.”


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Community – Rohan Thompson Proudly Supporting Royal Oak Primary School

Rohan Thompson of Ray White Royal Oak is a top salesperson and business owner in the Royal Oak area and he is also known for his kind support and generosity to the students of Royal Oak primary school.

A family-man and father of young school-children, Rohan found it hard to watch the youngest students shivering with cold prior to their school rugby games in the weekend. Mid-winter of 2012 he went out and purchased 30 Rippa Rugby tracksuits for the team of 5 and 6 year olds. Everyone was delighted with the result. “Not only were they all warmly dressed,” Rohan said “But it was also great to see them kitted out in modern uniforms that actually fit them properly. It made for a much smarter representation of the school.”

Royal Oak Primary

Rohan didn’t stop there. Later that year he also kitted out the rugby team of another age bracket at the school. And as those Rugby teams continue to progress throughout their school years, he plans to meet their growing uniform needs along the way. The school have been very appreciative and informed Rohan that some of the school uniforms previously supplied were up to 15 years old.”

But Rohan’s heart for the primary school and uniforms didn’t stop with the rugby teams! Last month he ordered new sports clothes and dress uniform for the school to completely fit out the netball, athletics, swimming, choir, cultural and orchestral groups too.

“The making of these uniforms is underway now and should be completed within the next 6 weeks,” Rohan said. “Really, it is 100% my pleasure to be able to help. The local community has been such a source of support to me in my career over the years that the opportunity to give back now is something I also appreciate.”

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Ray White NZ Name Top Residential Salesperson of the Year

Rohan Thompson from Ray White Royal Oak was named the number one Residential Salesperson together with the number 5 International Salesperson and the Supreme Growth Salesperson for 2011 in front 670 Ray White members at the Ray White Annual Awards held last night at the SkyCity Grand Hotel in Auckland.

Rohan has been involved in the real estate industry for 14 years and has sold over 520 homes throughout the Royal Oak, One Tree Hill and Onehunga areas. 

In accepting the award, Rohan acknowledged his support team and his wife Justine for the support that he has during the day as well as after hours. Rohan acknowledged his business partner, Martin Honey, and the other sales members of Ray White.

Carey Smith, NZ Chief Executive of Ray White, said that Rohan is a highly respected industry sales leader. “Rohan has been recognised for many years in his achievement as a outstanding salesperson. He not only has the highest level of communication and quality service; he understands real estate also from his degrees in property valuation and property management.”

There were six categories that individual salespeople were recognised in during the evening. Other top residential salespeople include number two in Supreme Growth and Residential Salesperson of the Year Marie Raos from Howick. Philip Hall from Ellerslie was recognised as third in the category of Supreme Growth, with Helene Brownlee being awarded in third position in the residential salesperson category.

For a full list of the Ray White award winners please click here.


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REINZ Superstars Breakfast

The REINZ Property Press Auckland Superstars Breakfast was held at the Ellerslie Event Centre on Tuesday morning, featuring Rohan Thompson from Ray White Royal Oak.  Rohan is currently number 2 for Ray White.  Other speakers included Craig Smith from LJ Hooker Titirangi, Blair Haddow from Bayleys Real Estate, Matty Ma from Harcourts Albany and Sherran Vause of Crockers Property Management.

After the opening address, the questions turned to the use of technology within the business of a high performing agent. Rohan Thompson commented that technology is an increasingly important piece to the success of marketing and communicating in real estate, but there still needs to be a high face-to-face rate linked with telephone communication. Within his business Rohan has two personal assistants who look after much of the email enquiry, which frees him up to offer a greater personal service. Craig Smith from LJ Hooker Titirangi talked about reputation and technology. He made the observation that salespeople are being Googled before they meet face-to-face with potential clients and their reputation can be predetermined from whatever the search results offer.

The panel’s questions moved onto providing service. Matty Ma from Harcourts Albany spoke about her continued persistence of being able to deliver immediate service to her clients and customers. Where possible she will meet customers within a 10 minute time frame if they want to look at property. Rohan Thompson said the cornerstone to his service was ringing his vendors’ everyday to keep them up to date before they need to be kept up to date.

There were over 250 attendees from within the industry and Ray White would like to congratulate Rohan Thompson on his outstanding presentation at the Superstars Breakfast.


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Mt Albert Schedule to Open Soon

The Ray White Group are pleased to announce the replacement of the Goodwin Realty office located in Mt Albert to be opened within 14 days of that office being sold and settled to Bayleys Real Estate.

New franchise owners Martin Honey and Rohan Thompson have confirmed their location on Mt Albert Road to be part of the Video Ezy complex, which has one of the highest profiles in the area. The office takes 170 sq metres of space and will house 25 salespeople. The building is currently being re modeled for the pending arrival of the Ray White team.

Since the announcement by Goodwin Realty to sell out their business to Bayleys Real Estate, Ray White has welcomed several of Goodwin Realty staff to the new Ray White Mt Albert office. All of the following salespeople are remaining with Ray White Mt Albert Susan Woods-Markwick, Colin Nicholson, Susan Nicholson, Connie WightEric Wu, Jackie McDermot, Rex Baddeley and Simon Lu. Other Goodwin Realty sales staff to remain with other Ray White offices include Heather Hannah, Diane Goer and Linda Breeze.

Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, said that the sale of the Goodwin business was always going to unlock enormous opportunity for the Ray White Group.  He said he was delighted with the number of sales staff remaining with Ray White in total at this stage more than half of the Goodwin Realty active sales staff and we expect more to join in the coming week.

The new franchise owners, Martin Honey and Rohan Thompson, run one of our top 10 businesses in New Zealand and are both high performing salespeople and leaders in their own right. They have announced that high profile sales manager Lyn Beere will be managing the office.

Martin Honey said the Mt Albert venture is very exciting. He also said he started his business in the Mt Albert area and it’s great to be back with the Ray White name to continue to grow market share for the group.

The Ray White Mt Albert office is expected to open on 15th September 2011.


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