Sandra Dondio is continuing her swift rise up the real estate industry ranks as she takes over ownership of Ray White Myrtleford, with the support of her husband Dean Johnson.
Ms Dondio was born and raised in the attractive northeast Victorian town of Myrtleford, which is on the scenic Great Alpine Road between Wangaratta and Bright.
Almost three years after launching her real estate sales career, Ms Dondio and Mr Johnson are thrilled to be taking over the reins of Ray White Myrtleford from Allan and Kaye McGuffie.
“We have two children, aged 12 and 9, so when the business was offered to us we thought it was an opportunity we always wanted and knew it was the right time to be part of the Myrtleford business community,” Ms Dondio said.
“We’ve had really positive reviews and the people in the area have been very supportive.”
The couple is extremely committed to the local community, particularly within junior sporting circles. “I’ve been the president of the junior netball club and Dean is involved with Auskick,” Ms Dondio said. “We try to do as much in the community as we can.”
Myrtleford is a thriving part of the Alpine Shire local government area, according to Ms Dondio.
“There’s a population of around 4,000 people and the market is booming,” she said. “Properties in Myrtleford are selling quite quickly, which shows it’s a great time to be part of the property market in the northeast.”
Ms Dondio and Mr Johnson, an experienced salesman in his own right, have plans for eventual expansion but are adamant it’s business as usual at Ray White Myrtleford.
“It’s a bit daunting, but we’re really excited,” Ms Dondio said.
Ray White Victoria and Tasmania CEO Domenic Belfiore congratulated Ms Dondio and Mr Johnson on acquiring ownership of Ray White Myrtleford.
“I have no doubt the Ray White Myrtleford office is in extremely capable hands and I wish both Sandra and Dean all the best,” Mr Belfiore said.
“They have the support of not only the Ray White Group but also their entire town, which is fantastic.”