New Arrivals

The latest additions to the Raine & Horne network

Banora Point, NSW

Raine & Horne has got a substantial jump on its rivals on the NSW North Coast, after linking with dynamic property specialist, and auctioneer, Tate Brownlee, to launch its new Banora Point office this week. The auction expert has rated consistently among the elite 2% of sales agents linked to his previous network since 2006. “Auction services are a strong point of difference for Raine & Horne. Therefore with auctions representing up to 60% of my sales, linking with the 133 year old firm makes plenty of sense,” said Mr Brownlee. Angus Raine, Executive Chairman, Raine & Horne is pleased that an auction superstar such as Tate Brownlee has joined his network. “Tate is not excelling at auctions by accident. He has invested plenty to help himself sharpen his auction tools, and we are delighted a real estate specialist with his drive and commitment to delivering premium real estate services to the Tweed Coast has linked with Raine & Horne,” said Mr Raine.

RH McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale, SA

Commencing in October 2015, David Gray reopened the doors of Raine & Horne McLaren Vale, in South Australia’s famous wine region of the same name. The move came after the retirement of real estate industry icon and former principal of Raine & Horne McLaren Vale, Deb Tucker, leaving the town without a Raine & Horne presence for a short period, before David opened up in a new location to keep the brand alive. “The feedback from potential customers in the McLaren Vale region is that they prefer to list their homes with a familiar real estate brand that has plenty of runs on the board,” says David. “In this sense, Raine & Horne’s superior branding and local heritage are major attractions,” he adds.

Spring Hill

Spring Hill, QLD

Mother and son team, Sally and Dean Scott, opened Raine & Horne Spring Hill in October 2015 with the goal of folding their existing management rights business into a new business combining property management and residential sales. The decision to link with Raine & Horne came after a positive referral from an existing Raine & Horne agent. “Mark Fluhart from Raine & Horne Onsite Rights has worked with us on a number of sales transactions, and Mark urged us to consider joining Raine & Horne, which is a great brand, once we took the decision to establish a sales and property management business,” says Dean. “Mark introduced us to David Bennett, one of Raine & Horne’s business support and development managers in Brisbane, who answered all our questions and coached us through the transition.”

Castle Hill

Castle Hill, NSW

For Alex and Melody Rouggos, the opportunity to open in Sydney’s Hills District came up in October 2015, and the couple jumped at the chance. Rebadging their independent business, Elite Property Agents, to the charcoal and gold of Raine & Horne means their business has more strength. “By linking with Raine & Horne there is just so much more horsepower behind the value proposition we offer to our customers,” says Alex. “Raine & Horne gives our vendors and landlords overseas touch points and the ability to market their properties to buyers and investors across Australia. I couldn’t do this as an independent,” he adds.

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Katoomba, NSW

Glen Ebzery opened an office at Leura in the NSW Blue Mountains in 2013, and as of September 2015, he’s followed that up with a second office in nearby Katoomba. “The two offices will have the benefit of working together to extend their reach and marketing power – a distinct advantage over our rivals in the area,” says Glen. Raine & Horne Executive Chairman Angus Raine was on hand to congratulate Glen and his team as the office officially opened its doors.

Raine & Horne Beerwah

Beerwah, QLD

Rod Bowden and Yara Bernardes purchased a prominent independent real estate office in January 2014, before deciding to change colours to Raine & Horne in September 2015 in order to gain access to the company’s strong branding, customer focus and family business culture. “We like the fact that Raine & Horne has been owned by the same family since it launched,” says Rod. “It’s a good cultural fit for us as we’re a family-run business, yet despite its proud history, Raine & Horne is not anchored to the past. The company has recognised the importance of change and has engaged the best people, and embraced best practice technologies and training to be industry leaders.”

Sam Ruisi (L) and Natalie Rutonski (R) at the opening of RH Wetherill Park, with Arthur Chrisimos and Angus Raine

Wetherill Park, NSW

Successful independent business owners, Sam Ruisi and Natalie Rutonski, found that listing properties without a recognised brand meant they were missing out on some business, leading them to join up with Raine & Horne in September 2015. “The feedback from potential customers is that they preferred to list their homes with a familiar real estate brand that has plenty of runs on the board, and it’s for this reason that we decided to link with a well-recognised brand such as Raine & Horne,” says Sam. ““The transition was relaxed yet professional and helpful. We’ve worked for other networks and the support wasn’t as good,” he adds.

Ocean Shores

Ocean Shores/Brunswick Heads, NSW

Highly experienced duo, Julie-Ann Manahan and Charlie Markham, recognised Raine & Horne as a like-minded organisation with similar ideals and standards, leading them to link with the Superbrand in August 2015. “We wanted to align ourselves with an organisation which reflected the excellence in service standards on which we’ve built their own reputations,” says Charlie. “This was why Raine & Horne, with its training regimen, excellent resources and outstanding corporate reputation, was a perfect fit for our new business.” Julie adds that the duo were attracted to Raine & Horne because of the integrity and excellence the brand represents. “Its intensive training program, its market leading resources, plus its rewarding culture are a perfect fit with my own personal and business ideals,” says Julie.

Mundubbera

Rural Mundubbera, QLD

Rural real estate experts Graham and Jenny Lohse brought their well-known and respected local agency, which has a reputation for integrity and honesty, under the Raine & Horne Rural banner in August 2015, after recognising similar values in the 132-year old, fourth generation family owned and operated firm. “I realised that the best way forward is under a respected and known brand such as Raine & Horne Rural, and the ability to leverage the support and exposure of a national Superbrand was a key factor in our decision,” says Graham.

RH Berkeley Vale

Berkeley Vale, NSW

Craig Fisher, successful principal of Raine & Horne Toowoon Bay and Raine & Horne Killarney Vale, made the decision to open a third Raine & Horne office at Berkeley Vale on the NSW Central Coast, in July 2015. Craig says the decision to expand the Raine & Horne brand in the region is a sensible move due to the firm’s cut-through with Central Coast residents. “Operating under the Raine & Horne brand enables us to sell entry-level properties to first home buyers, as well as million dollar waterfront properties. The gold and charcoal livery of Raine & Horne resonates with a broad cross-section of residents on the Central Coast, and it’s for this reason that we have plans to continue the brand’s expansion in our region.”

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Caloundra, Kawana Waters and Commercial Sunshine Coast, QLD

May 2015 saw a major coup for Raine & Horne, with three major Sunshine Coast real estate offices switching allegiances to the 132-year old real estate juggernaut. Principal Scott Hull, an award-winning real estate agent, commented that the Raine & Horne Queensland corporate team delivers blue-chip quality service to its offices. “We’ve had more office visits from Raine & Horne executives in the last few weeks than our previous group managed in seven years. It’s also clear to my team and I that Angus Raine and his executive team understand real estate better than the competition,” says Scott.

Bram Pollock

Rural Atherton & Julia Creek, QLD

Bram Pollock’s decision to link with Raine & Horne Rural in April 2015 was a massive boost to the expansion of the rural brand nationally, as he plans to deliver rural real estate services to a market extending 800 kilometres from Julia Creek in Queensland’s far north west, to the fertile Atherton Tablelands on the east coast, via his trusty Cessna. “Raine & Horne has provided me with support every step of the way, with Raine & Horne Rural Brisbane’s Danny Bukowski proving a great source of advice to help me with the transition,” says Bram. “It’s a fresh brand that is new to northern Australia and it shares my passion for the far north.”

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Helensburgh, NSW

Fifteen-year property veteran, Julie Humphries, switched to the famous charcoal and gold of Raine & Horne in February 2015, after 9 years with another real estate group. Julie has been immediately impressed with the level of support provided by Raine & Horne’s corporate team in Sydney. “This experience is very much in keeping with the advice of my friend Brian Dorling, the principal of Raine & Horne Dapto. Brian told me about the support he gets from Raine & Horne and how easy the systems are,” says Julie. “We’re an all-girl team at Raine & Horne Helensburgh and we’re very excited about the change – networking within the national Raine & Horne group will be a plus for us.”

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Ashmore, QLD

Launched in February 2015, Raine & Horne Asmore is led by Darren and Sandra Davey, who believe that joining a well-known brand such as Raine & Horne will enable their business to gain a tighter grip in the Ashmore real estate market. “We felt we could do better with appraisals, and this is where linking with Raine & Horne will help big time,” says Darren. “We also like the idea that Raine & Horne is still owned by the same family that established it 132 years ago. This appealed to us as we’re a little family company ourselves.”

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Woodford, QLD

Experienced local businesswoman and former independent agent, Jill Garth, decided to realign with leading real estate group Raine & Horne in December 2014 as she believes its systems, training, family values and commitment to first class service will make a major impact in the town of Woodford, 72 kilometres north-west of Brisbane. Having also previously worked with Raine & Horne Burpengary, Jill’s familiarity with Raine & Horne and her belief in its business structures were at the core of her decision to join. “My time at Raine & Horne previously has also given me an insight into the firm’s wonderful training structures, which aren’t available to independent firms,” says Jill.

Comm Gold Coast

Commercial Gold Coast, QLD

In a major coup for Raine & Horne Commercial, long-term competitor Michael Parisi switched loyalties to launch the firm’s brand new Gold Coast operation in November, 2014. “The Raine & Horne Commercial network is double the size of my former group. It has offices in every major capital city and many of Australia’s biggest regional hubs,” says Michael. “I have clients with interests in Sydney, Melbourne and overseas, so linking with a network with widespread global reach like Raine & Horne Commercial, which can service the broader needs of my clients, is a distinct advantage.”

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Belmont, NSW

Leading Newcastle real estate agent, Brett Mitten, switched allegiances to the Superbrand in September 2014 after being aligned to a rival network for the previous twenty years. Brett relaunched his successful business as Raine & Horne Belmont, saying “The Raine & Horne brand will deliver me the best chance to grow our residential sales and property management businesses.” Brett also noted that Raine & Horne has enjoyed a long and successful association with the Hunter region, with offices in the Newcastle CBD, Swansea, Toronto, Blacksmiths, Stockton, Cessnock, Muswellbrook, Lemon Tree Passage and Nelson Bay.

Rural

Rural Sydney, NSW and Rural Brisbane, QLD

Raine & Horne continued its push into Australia’s $155 billion agricultural industry with the launch of two specialist rural offices in Sydney and Brisbane during September 2014. “Raine & Horne is a highly respected name in the Australian property industry and I was impressed by the attitude of Angus Raine and his team. They are positive and very people-oriented in their approach,” says Danny Bukowski, Principal of Raine & Horne Rural Brisbane. His comments were backed up by Andrew Tout, Principal of Raine & Horne Rural Sydney. “We will be able to deliver best practice services to the rural sector with help of Raine & Horne’s leading edge systems, technology and marketing,” Andrew adds.

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Morayfield, QLD

Long-time Raine & Horne Burpengary/Narangba principal, Gina Wells, launched Raine & Horne Morayfield in October 2014 to coincide with Raine & Horne’s expansionist strategy in Queensland. “With Raine & Horne opening new offices all over Queensland, it’s given me the confidence to establish Raine & Horne Morayfield,” says Gina, who intends to reproduce the systems and processes which have proved successful at Raine & Horne Burpengary/Narangba. “Likewise if I didn’t have the support of my team at Raine & Horne Burpengary, I could never open another office.  I know when I’m out of the office, everything will run smoothly, and the staff are very excited about the new business.”

R&H Kallangur

Kallangur/Petrie, QLD

Rebecca McKay, who was courted by a number of other real estate networks, chose to open with Raine & Horne in September 2014 because of the level of service delivered by the firm’s business support and development manager, David Bennett. “From day one, David impressed as he was open and honest, while Raine & Horne’s suite of best practice technology, recruitment, marketing and systems, plus their commitment to supporting us every step of the way, helped make the decision an easy one,” says Rebecca. “Working with Raine & Horne has made starting a real estate business much easier than if we were to start from scratch and I’m so happy to open the doors.”

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Pottsville Beach/Cabarita Beach, NSW

Experienced local agent and principal of Raine & Horne Pottsville Beach/Cabarita Beach, Vanessa Rhodes, operated under the banner of a rival real estate network for six years, until making the move to Raine & Horne in August 2014. “As we are a small office in a coastal town, I was looking for a quality franchise that is more family-focused and recognises that each of its offices has divergent requirements as a consequence of operating in very different markets,” says Vanessa. “We also believe our business philosophies are more in line with a family-owned and operated business model like Raine & Horne.”

R&H Logan Central

Logan Central, QLD

Debbie Gray made the decision to switch her leading Logan Central independent real estate firm to the famous charcoal and gold of Raine & Horne in August 2014. Debbie says the reach and exposure attached to a Superbrand such as Raine & Horne is engaging. “A recognised real estate brand name like Raine & Horne has more appeal with consumers in a region like ours,” says Debbie. “Also, the fantastic service delivered by Raine & Horne’s management team won me over – I was being courted by another franchise group, but their follow-up didn’t compare. Raine & Horne’s level of professionalism and lines of communication were fabulous and made joining the brand a no-brainer for me.”

R&H Gympie

Gympie, QLD

Highly-experienced agent Helene Faint launched Raine & Horne Gympie in August 2014 after rebranding from a rival network. Helene says Raine & Horne’s strong brand awareness across Queensland and in the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay regions were decisive factors. “Raine & Horne has offices in Mary Valley, Pomona and Tin Can Bay, and Raine & Horne Gympie will round out a nice quartet in the region,” says Helene. “Having other Raine & Horne offices nearby is a big attraction and I look forward to the networking opportunities that our relatively proximity will present.”

Carindale

Carindale, QLD

Alicia Fluhart bought out the successful independent Carindale Realty, at 852 Old Cleveland Road, Carina, and didn’t hesitate to rebrand as Raine & Horne in July 2014. “We decided to switch to the famous gold and charcoal colours of Raine & Horne to give the existing business, which was established in 1999, the edge in marketing, technology and training that only a leading brand can deliver,” says Alicia. “By joining Raine & Horne, we are giving the team at Carindale Real Estate the extra tools they need, which will supplement the excellent presence they have in the local area.”

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Muswellbrook, NSW

Grant Jupe says the June 2014 opening of his own real estate office is the culmination of a long-term ambition, with the Muswellbrook realtor deciding to join Raine & Horne after weighing up a number of competing brands. “I met Raine & Horne CEO Angus Raine and COO Brian Reid, and was taken with the fact the head of the network would make time to come out and talk me through the opportunities associated with joining his network,” says Grant. “Angus’s personal touch impressed me, and apart from my personal dealings with the firm’s executives, I was also impressed with Raine & Horne’s branding, marketing, website, processes, training support and awards programs – this helped me make the decision in favour of the charcoal and gold.”

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Capalaba, QLD

Colleen Du Toit says she shifted to Raine & Horne in June 2014 because of the Superbrand’s cutting-edge systems and processes, as well as its old-school commitment to fostering relationships. “We were attracted to Raine & Horne’s leading-edge marketing, technology and training, while the brand resonates with real estate consumers in Capalaba.” The deciding factor, according to Colleen, was the ongoing interest that Raine & Horne Business Support and Development Manager Sheryl Turnell showed in her team. “Sheryl, who we’ve known for many years, regularly popped in to say hello and eventually we decided that her personal touch was exactly what we were looking for from a franchisor.”

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Beverly Hills, NSW

For Greg Davis, linking with Raine & Horne in May 2014 delivered him immediate brand recognition in Sydney’s very competitive Beverly Hills sales market. “A Superbrand such as Raine & Horne gives us the best chance of increasing our listings and in turn sales.” Raine & Horne’s market-leading Global Database, which includes many hundreds of thousands of active real estate consumers, also caught Greg’s eye. “I like the fact that I can put an apartment in Hurstville in front of potential buyers in Hong Kong or market a house in Penshurst to buyers in Perth. This is the fabulous reach that only a global brand such as Raine & Horne can deliver.”

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Cleveland, QLD

Husband and wife team, Michael and Val Elworthy, opened Raine & Horne Cleveland, in Brisbane’s Redlands region, in February 2014. “Raine & Horne stood out chiefly because our area has a very established real estate market, so the introduction of an established real estate brand is viewed as a big plus by owners and buyers in the Redlands,” says Michael. “Other brands didn’t seem to offer the same level of professionalism, nor did their executive management teams seem to have the same level of experience or enthusiasm.”

Rockhampton

Rockhampton, QLD

Known as the beef capital of Australia, Rockhampton is one of Queensland’s most robust regional towns, and also the site of a new Raine & Horne office as of March 2014. Principal and experienced local agent Joseph Ireland decided to rebadge his boutique agency, Licorice Property, with Raine & Horne’s famous gold and charcoal branding with the aim of growing his business into a real estate market leader in Rockhampton. “Affiliating with a Superbrand such as Raine & Horne will give my business more credibility, and sales specialists will always join an office attached to a major real estate brand before they’ll consider a boutique,” says Joseph.

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Shailer Park, QLD

After operating a successful independent property management business, in February 2014 Jason Power decided the time was right to make the switch to Raine & Horne and expand to a full-service real estate business. Now, Raine & Horne Shailer Park is making a name for itself in Queensland’s emerging suburb of Logan City. “The move to a full-service operation was in response to requests from many of our landlords, and switching to Raine & Horne allows us to look after all our client’s property needs including property management and finance, along with the buying and selling of properties,” says Jason. “Raine & Horne came up trumps in all departments from customer service to the technology they employ.”