Leading residential agency McGrath Estate Agents, a division of McGrath Limited, has announced that nine high-performing agents will join McGrath Paddington as it seeks to bolster its existing company-owned offices in Brisbane.
The new recruits will be led by Daniel Goodwin, who is transitioning his entire sales team across to McGrath. His agents will service key Brisbane suburbs that include Paddington, New Farm, Ashgrove, The Gap, Bardon and Teneriffe.
McGrath Chief Executive Officer Geoff Lucas said: “We are excited to have nine exceptional agents and their support staff join our team to spearhead our continued focus and growth in Brisbane. Their success in the Paddington and New Farm precincts speaks for itself, achieving an outstanding string of sales by both auction and private treaty.
“This is in line with our overall strategy to increase market share in our key markets with the recruitment of exceptional agents. Their wealth of knowledge and experience will augment our existing sales teams of 16 agents in Paddington and 12 agents in New Farm, where we have seen some strong sales results in the past few months,” said Mr Lucas.
McGrath Founder John McGrath has long been an advocate of South-east Queensland, and reinforced his enthusiasm for the Sunshine State in the recently released McGrath Report 2019.
“Liveability, affordability, scale and future economic prospects all suggest that Brisbane is a market in which you can confidently invest. Brisbane is one of the world’s great cities and in my opinion the best market in Australia for short to medium term growth. I’ve been bullish on the area for some time, and whilst there has been some growth I believe there is a lot more to come over the next few years.”
Mr Goodwin said that joining McGrath was a carefully considered decision and one endorsed by his team.
“By joining the McGrath network in Brisbane, the team has a fresh energy heading into 2019 and we look forward to making a difference to the results of our clients going forward,” Mr Goodwin said.
Kon Stathopoulos, Head of Sales for McGrath’s company-owned offices, said he was thrilled to welcome Mr Goodwin and his team to McGrath.
“In our discussions, it became clear to me that this was a dedicated team that were serious about growing their business, with a clear desire to deliver the best experience for their clients without the pressure of running their own business,” said Mr Stathopoulos.
“This also signified to us something that we can expect to see in the future: high-performing agents wanting to step away from being traditional business owners, with a desire to be part of a synergistic brand. This typifies the calibre of agents that McGrath wishes to recruit.
“Daniel has more than 15 years’ experience in the Brisbane property market, and his combined team has over 60 years, so their local knowledge, expertise and understanding of the local market will be an added value to McGrath and its clients, both in Brisbane and across the borders,” said Mr Stathopoulos.