Raine & Horne has kicked off 2019 with a bang by launching its eighth office on Sydney’s lucrative North Shore, Raine & Horne Pymble/Gordon.
Experienced North Shore sales agent Wayne Walter will lead the new office.
Mr Walter, who started in real estate in 1994, is a former Real Estate Institute of New South Wales award winner.
A resident of the Upper North Shore, Mr Walter said that he is delighted to have an opportunity to work close to his home.
“I want to be close to my three children who are attending local schools. I also want to be able to walk out the front door and be at work.”
He added, “Opening Raine & Horne Pymble/Gordon is an opportunity to stamp my style on a real estate office on the Upper North Shore with the backing of a trusted brand.”
Mr Walter will service Pymble, Gordon, Killara, Lindfield and Roseville.
A former small business owner who ran a building and scaffolding business with 32 employees before starting in real estate, Mr Walter says his prior corporate experience will prove invaluable to his role as principal of Raine & Horne Pymble/Gordon.
“In my corporate role, I managed five real estate offices in Sydney’s Northern Suburbs. I was responsible for profitability, setting budgets, recruitment, management of staff, training and coaching.
“However, my core strength is real estate sales. The most enjoyment for me personally is being with my clients and helping them achieve their goals. It’s usual for my clients to become lifelong friends.
“I’m very confident in my ability to build a business and in the communications skills that I have to deliver quality advice to buyers and sellers.”
Looking ahead to 2019, Mr Walter says real estate agencies will have to work hard to service their clients. “Successful agencies will offer vendors and landlords candid advice, especially around pricing,” he said.
“We will deliver exceptional services which will be at the core of my community-based business, but we are finding the market is still very reasonable.
“This region has recorded 89 per cent growth over the last six years and, with so many long-term owners with up to 50 years in this market, short-term market fluctuations don’t affect them as much. Their homes are goldmines.”