House of Dreams Realised

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Just on 12 months of hard work has resulted in one of the most successful community programmes run by an individual real estate office. Ray White Beach Haven purchased a 1940s house in Rangatira Road in Beach Haven with a plan to renovate and resell the property to raise funds for Beach Haven Plunket, who were in need of better facilities to support their local community.

After purchasing the property then began the hard work and through the support of over 40 sponsors, the property was finished and auctioned on 21st September. A large crowd came for the auction including Dream Home supporters, sponsors and volunteers. Also in attendance were members of Plunket who were looking forward to a successful auction. Tim Obern from the Ray White Group auctioned the property, with several active bidders. The home was sold under the hammer for $665,000.

Glenn Carpenter, on behalf of the Ray White Beach Haven team, said that the end result for the House of Dreams was triple their initial goal with a result that raised a total of $145,000 for Beach Haven Plunket. He went on to say that although the money was the driving factor for the outcome of the auction, the support of the sponsors, volunteers and the Ray White team made it worthwhile to be able to engage with the community and see such generous support and the added bonus was to see a new family take possession of the home that gave so many people such pride in being part of.

Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, said “The House of Dreams for Plunket on behalf of Ray White Beach Haven was a testament to the commitment that Glenn Carpenter and the team at Ray White Beach Haven put into the success of the House of Dreams during the past 12 months. What was always going to be an ambitious programme did take extraordinary effort with an outcome that certainly reflected the commitment that was put into the property by all those involved.”

To see the video of the House of Dreams auction please click here.

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