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Brisbane property big guns on expansion drive

Two of Ray White Queensland’s best-regarded business owners are on a mission to expand their growing network.

Property big guns Haesley Cush and Matt Lancashire are expanding from their established markets in New Farm and Spring Hill across the Brisbane River.

The Ray White New Farm owners, together with two of their top agents – Scott Darwon and Brandon Wortley – will now trade as Ray White Bulimba to service the vibrant inner-city riverside community.

“We are very excited to be getting into Bulimba in a big way,” Mr Cush said. “It’s a really good fit for us. We love the energy, the village vibe and the riverfront properties. This is exactly our sweet spot.”

The riverside suburb has a famous village charm with contemporary elegance. The suburb is home to classic old cinemas, art galleries, bookshops, alfresco eateries and beautifully renovated Queenslander houses, making this district a great place to visit and explore.

The main hub of Oxford St pulses during the day, with fashion houses, boutiques and chic cafes enjoying lively activity.

Mr Lancashire, who has long been a prestige property specialist and the top sales agent in Brisbane, was excited to list and sell on “both sides of the river, so to speak”.

“For a long time now, many of our buyers and sellers have come from Bulimba and surrounds so it is a natural fit for us to expand,” he said. “The opportunity presented itself so we grabbed it with both hands.”

Matt Lancashire is widely regarded as one of the country’s best salespeople and marketers, and he has broken the Brisbane house price record three times in the last four years.

“I have been consistent in selling the top six out the top 10 homes across Brisbane in this period too,” Mr Lancashire said.

“In my business, I have built relationships with a number of high-end buyers where I run an exclusive database of buyers who I know are looking to transact in every price category. This expansion will be great for everyone in my network.”

Ray White Queensland CEO Tony Warland has long supported the pair’s plan for a multi-office group to create a one-stop inner city agency for buyers and sellers in Brisbane.

“Haesley and Matt are a winning combination as they are not shy of hard work and know how to market all properties in all price points,” Mr Warland said. “I love their energy and enthusiasm.”

Mr Cush said he and Mr Lancashire had “never been shy” about their ambition to create a multiple office network within the Ray White Group.

“We both have an extremely tight relationship with the White Family and believe that partnering with the Whites, while driving our own businesses will be able to offer our clients and staff the support and exposure unable to be offered by any other real estate group,” Mr Cush said.

The pair said those who work in their team can expect to receive frequent mentoring, weekly in-house training, coaching, monthly awards, quarterly strategy meetings and annual retreats.

Ray White Bulimba managing principal Scott Darwon said the new business was a wonderful example of “ambition meeting growth”.

“I have worked with Haesley and Matt for more than 10 years, starting as a green sales associate, so it is a dream come true to now be in business with my friends and mentors,” Mr Darwon said.

Ray White Bulimba managing principal Brandon Wortley said he was pumped about the future.

“We have such big plans and the sky literally is the limit,” he said.

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