RE/MAX New Zealand has welcomed its first brother-sister ownership team, with Rozele and Ryan Singh taking the reins of the network’s office at Westgate, in northwest Auckland.
RE/MAX New Zealand CEO Don Ha has described the owners of one of the network’s newest offices as “two young people with a vision for the future”.
Coincidentally, Mr and Ms Singh chose to call their Westgate-based real estate franchise, RE/MAX Vision, and
Mr Singh, who last year completed a Bachelor of Commerce with an economics and marketing double major, had originally approached Mr Ha for a job with RE/MAX New Zealand.
“Don suggested the step up into ownership,” Mr Singh said.
“Rozele already had a role with Don and RE/MAX in back-end operations.
“We had grown up in a business environment with our parents heavily involved in real estate, which they used to create wealth and increase their business opportunities.
“We realised what an opportunity there was to use our experience, our knowledge and our understanding of best business practice in our own real estate franchise.”
As broker-owners, Mr Singh said his area of expertise was business development and marketing, with Ms Singh focusing on management and administration as well as being active in sales.
The Singhs established RE/MAX Vision in Westgate, seeing it as an up-and-coming area popular for backyards, affordability and existing infrastructure, all just 20 minutes to Auckland CBD.
“It is an established township where surrounding farms are being subdivided,” Ms Singh said, “but there is much happening here at present and much planned for, bringing an air of anticipation to the Westgate market”.
In addition to residential sales and property management, RE/MAX Vision offers commercial sales and leasing expertise, with experienced commercial specialists Graeme Kerridge and Grant Miller joining the team.
Mr Ha said he met Mr and Ms Singh “just after they were born”.
“I sold their parents their first home in my first year in real estate,” he said.
“I’ve advised on their parents’ business investments for more than 10 years. Rozele and Ryan are the first sister-brother RE/MAX business owners in New Zealand.
“I speak often about the importance of legacies. I have advised this family from 1996 to today, and that is what I mean by ‘selling a legacy’,” Mr Ha said.