Adelaide’s western real estate specialists, LJ Hooker West Lakes and Power Real Estate of Port Adelaide, have merged to form the region’s leading real estate agency.
LJ Hooker West Lakes directors Frank Azzollini and Josie Auricchio have joined forces with Steve Moffatt to operate as one office under the LJ Hooker banner.
Mr Azzollini said the opportunity to bring the two agencies together further magnified LJ Hooker West Lakes’ residential offering.
“We saw an opportunity to create a stronger agency and add value to our customers by merging our combined expertise,” Mr Azzollini said.
“At LJ Hooker, our innovative systems and resources ensure that we are providing a seamless real estate experience to our customers. With the merger, we can now service a great many more.
He said growth was always on the table, but only if it made sense from a strategic and culture standpoint.
“We found that Steve had built a similar company culture to ours with a tight knit, family feel,” Mr Azzollini explained.
“We are really excited to have Steve onboard, and the newfound opportunities we’ll be delivering to our customers under the merger.”
According to LJ Hooker SA State Director Andrew Friebe, the merger was in response to a shifting market and changing business environment.
“LJ Hooker West Lakes is a great example of the enormous opportunity that consolidation can provide to businesses, as well as demonstrating the importance of understanding an evolving market,” Mr Friebe said.
“Many other South Australian businesses are considering the benefits of consolidation. Business is changing and it’s vital that we continue to scale and find efficiencies to future-proof our brand.”