Ray White Rural Kilcoy have opened the doors to their second office in the next door suburb of Woodford, north of Brisbane.
Jill Garth and the team behind the market-leading Ray White Rural Kilcoy office have made the natural progression of opening their second office in the neighboring town of Woodford, in the beautiful Moreton Bay hinterland region north of Brisbane.
For Ms Garth, it is an exciting homecoming, having commenced her real estate career in Woodford 10 years ago.
“During my initial conversations with Ray White Rural’s corporate team three years ago, I was incredibly impressed and drawn to the benefits of working with a trusted, household-name,” Ms Garth said.
“We now have a hardworking team of five in Kilcoy and are so proud to be opening up our second location in Woodford, a place I love to call home.”
Ms Garth delved into the world of real estate in 2012 after always having an interest in the field, and a husband who was a builder in the area. She quickly rose through the ranks from salesperson to business owner and has always had her sights set on Woodford.
“The only reason we hadn’t set up shop in Woodford sooner was due to the tight commercial space limitations, so we are thrilled to have secured the old corner diner in town,’ she said.
Ms Garth described Woodford as an incredibly sought-after country town, still within convenient distance from city luxuries and 50 minutes from both the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast airports.
“Woodford has grown at a rapid rate; it used to be the first country town when you left the suburbs, and it has still maintained that country feel,” she said.
“It is more expensive and tightly-held than Kilcoy, with semi-rural living and small acreage properties in huge demand from people looking for a tree-change.”
The Ray White Rural Kilcoy team have obtained major market share in the region, and feel that they are ready to officially take the next step in their business and throw themselves into building Woodford.
“My husband Matt joined the team in a part-time capacity recently, and his building experience has come in very handy for our clients; from building and pest inspections, help with contracts, or discussion around value-add,” she said.
The pair originally moved to Woodford in 2009 with their young family, looking for flat land for their horses. They fell in love with the region where their children have grown up.
“We pride ourselves on having strong community ties; most of our team are fourth-generation locals and know the area like the back of their hand,” she said.
The team are heavily involved in community fundraising as well, putting on events like the Biggest Morning Tea for the Cancer Council, and rounding up other local businesses to get involved.
“We are thrilled to watch our two offices working together to become local experts for the entire region, as well as help the community where we can,” she said.
“There is no point in operating in a community if you aren’t giving back and getting involved; we aren’t just about buying and selling houses.”
Ray White Rural CEO Stephen Nell congratulated Jill and Matt Garth on their expansion into their second location, and the huge impact they have had on the group so far.
“Jill and her team have built such a fantastic business and have firmly established themselves as the go-to agency in the Kilcoy region, so it is a natural progression for them to expand across to Woodford,” Mr Nell said.
“We congratulate Jill, Matt and the entire extended Kilcoy family, and I personally can’t wait to see what they achieve in this next phase of their career.”
Source: Ray White