One Agency has welcomed four new members to its network during June, and the trans-Tasman real estate network is expecting at least that number again to join in the coming weeks.
Head of Australasian Membership John Stewart confirmed more agreements are being finalised and said the second and third of several incoming newcomers in the South East of Victoria is launching his business in Leongatha this month.
“That operation is headed by Dean Jones, who brings a strong record in real estate on the back of a lengthy career managing advertising and marketing agencies in Australia and internationally,” Mr Stewart said.
Dean MacFarlane opened his business recently in nearby Baw Baw Shire, based in Warragul.
“With strong business experience prior creating a leading presence in the real estate sales market, we anticipate that Dean will quickly extend the brand’s reach across his market,” Mr Stewart said.
“Interestingly, both Deans’ enquiries quickly followed that of Anthony Bloomfield, who opened his operation in the nearby La Trobe Valley, based from Traralgon, a month or so ago.”
Closer to the brand’s Brookvale base, are two new Sydney businesses.
In Kings Langley, Scott Bowles is returning to the real estate industry after a break of several years.
“Scott’s considerable experience in the hospitality and food industries equip him well for today’s challenging real estate market, where communication, people skills and negotiating ability are more critical than ever,” Mr Stewart said.
Mr Bowles also now holds the record for the speed of his setup – from signing his agreement through to market launch took a mere nine days, which Mr Stewart said reflected Scott’s professionalism and One Agency’s focus on simple fundamentals and excellence in systems.
Across the city in Lakemba, Md Rawful Arafat and his wife Ayesha Siddiqua will launch their business this month with an immediate focus on developing a strong rent roll.
“Ayesha brings deep experience in all facets of property management and backed by Arafat’s up-to-the-minute understanding of financial and taxation options and legislation, developed as a result of many years in the corporate and personal finance sector, we see them quickly becoming a ‘go-to’ rental force offering enhanced value to investors,” Mr Stewart said.
One Agency is also rolling out a variation on its individual and office-based licensing system and Mr Stewart anticipates the first group of many new operations will be confirmed later this month.
One Agency CEO and Founder Paul Davies said he was hugely excited about this further innovation of their model, both in New Zealand (where a number have already been trialled), and in Australia where Victoria has also seen this revised approach successfully launched.
“We see a great many more of this extension or ‘pod license’ model to be issued in the coming months and years, affording existing, strong members the chance to greatly extend their operational reach,” Mr Davies said.
“One Agency remains the fastest growing network this past two years, measured in net growth across all brands with over 35 offices – something we’re immensely proud of as we celebrate our eleventh anniversary.”