During the first quarter of 2013 the Ray White Group has completed agreements for seven new locations which include three new Auckland offices. In addition to this, the Group has had nine renewals which include the Auckland offices of Ray White Birkenhead, Ray White Kohimarama, and Ray White Ellerslie. In the Bay of Plenty Ray White Papamoa. In Canterbury the Group has renewed agreements with Ray White Lincoln and Ray White Tower Junction. In the Otago region Ray White Oamaru has re-committed to the Group.
The number four office nationally for sales turnover in 2012, which was recently acknowledged at the annual awards, is Ray White Ellerslie. GY Group Limited is headed up by Glen Young with his business partner Philip Hall and the office has been a consistently high performer for the Ray White Group during the past 10 years. The Ray White Ellerslie market share in their core trade area of Ellerslie is 44.2% and in Mt Wellington it is now 52.6%. These market shares have continued to grow every year through not only the introduction of experienced members to the GY team but also through the application of the Group’s direction in relationship marketing. Glen Young said “Ten years ago when we chose Ray White we had a strong belief in the Group’s leadership and direction. In recommitting to Ray White, we believe that the Group has performed outstandingly during the past decade and that gives us even more confidence in respect of the Group’s direction.”
Ray White Birkenhead owner, Stephen Wong whose office joined from Century 21, said “The Ray White Group technology and business improvement programme continues to be of the highest industry standards and this gives us continued confidence to be part of the Group.”
Ray White Kohimarama, who are in their 20th year with Ray White, through owners Peter Best and John Halstead said that the Group’s growth has been phenomenal. Peter Best, a foundation member of the Group, said the company’s profile throughout the Auckland region is outstanding. “The collective business of Ray White is one of attraction and we have every confidence after 20 years that the Ray White Group is on a direct path to leadership throughout Auckland.”
Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, said that members recommitting to the Group is significant. “Our group has grown through the strength and direction of the leadership shown from our business owners. In more recent times the Group has worked alongside the New Zealand Strategy which has given us even more direction and clarity in the successful operation of our agency business. It is a very competitive environment and attracting and recommitting with the best business owners in the industry is a critical part of the ongoing success of Ray White New Zealand.”