Movers and Shakers

Chandan Sharma moves to Raine & Horne

Prominent agent Chandan Sharma has moved to Raine & Horne and will operate from a new office in Bella Vista as he looks to leverage the group’s technology edge. 

The Announcement:

Chandan Sharma, a prominent figure in northwestern Sydney real estate circles, is joining forces with Raine & Horne to take over the brand’s operations in Bella Vista.

With a wealth of experience spanning more than seven years, with other real estate brands and as a founding director of a boutique group that had seven offices nationally and 50 agents, Mr Sharma’s decision to align with the rapidly expanding Raine & Horne brand underscores his commitment to excellence and innovation in the industry.

Having established himself as a respected real estate leader, Mr Sharma cites the rich history and legacy of Raine & Horne as a driving force behind his decision to join the brand.

“I was attracted to the Raine & Horne brand because of its history,” Mr Sharma said.

“With over 140 years in real estate and the fact that the Raine Family is into its fourth generation at the helm is testament to the group’s enduring commitment to excellence.”

Mr Sharma, who has won 14 national awards for sales and property management from his previous group since 2017, further underscored the dynamic leadership of Angus Raine, Executive Chairman of Raine & Horne, highlighting his industry expertise and visionary approach to real estate. 

“Angus Raine is a well-respected figure in the industry and is a great leader,” Mr Sharma said. 

“As part of my due diligence, I looked carefully at the leader who is running the company, and with Raine & Horne, I like what I see.”

With a focus on leveraging cutting-edge technology to stay ahead of the curve, Mr Sharma notes Raine & Horne’s strategic investment in technology as a critical factor in his decision to leave his old group. 

“Raine & Horne is outstanding with the ecosystem of technology that it has developed, such as the AI-powered social media marketing platform Amplify and the online appraisal tool, DigiKitPlus,” he said. 

“They have invested heavily, which is why they are ahead of the game with technology and are a company I want to work with.”

Mr Sharma has found the onboarding process with Raine & Horne seamless, and he commends the corporate team for their support and guidance. 

“The onboarding has been terrific, and my business and support managers, Celeste Kopps and Lochlan Grahame, have been brilliant,” he said.

They have provided steadfast support, offering extensive training in their industry-leading products, such as Amplify and DigiKitPlus, to get us up and running swiftly and seamlessly.”

Operating from a brand-new office in the heart of Bella Vista’s business park precinct, Mr Sharma, who lives in Kellyville, and his team are poised to impact Sydney’s thriving Hills District. 

“It was a very big decision for me to leave that legacy and success behind that I had built with my old group,” he said.

“But I wanted to be with a bigger brand, learn about a different kind of culture, and meet different people and industry experts.

“And recently, I found that brand power truly works. 

“As part of the old group, we’d conducted around 60 to 80 appraisals and only had a few listings wins. 

“We lost out to the bigger brands. 

“So that was another major reason for the switch to Raine & Horne.”

With a dedicated team and a strategic focus on sales and growth, Mr Sharma outlines his goals for Raine & Horne Bella Vista. 

“First and foremost, the priority for me is more appraisals, listings and sales and telling vendors that I’m with a bigger brand, Raine & Horne,” he said.

 “We chose the Bella Vista market as we also want to sell properties in the Hill’s newest suburb, Gables, and nearby Box Hill, where I have been selling properties since 2017.

“Four-bedroom family homes are selling in these suburbs for between $1.5 million – $2 million, and we are going to focus here as we know the area and the community inside out.”

Mr Sharma will also welcome an experienced property manager to the business at the end of April. 

“Building the rental roll will be a major focus for Raine & Horne Bella Vista,” he said.

Source: Raine & Horne

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