The Ray White Group in Auckland comprises 50 offices with just over 900 sales members. Last night awards were held for the Auckland region, which is identified in two zones being the City-Side and North Shore. Also during the evening the new Elite and Premier members were recognised for their outstanding sales results for the calendar year to date.
Graeme Fraser, Auckland Business Performance Manager, presented the City-Side zone awards. In his address he made comment about the growth of the Group on the city side, particularly the top offices which include City Apartments, Ponsonby, Remuera, Royal Oak and Central Auckland Commercial. These businesses have lifted their market share consistently during the year, with the top business on the city-side, being City Apartments, having a market share in excess of 40% for the first time ever. He also recognised Bruce Whillans from Central Auckland Commercial as being the number one salesperson for sales turnover; Marie Raos from Howick as the leading salesperson for business growth; and Damian Piggin and Daniel Horrobin from City Apartments for auction marketing.
Corinna Mansell, National Business Performance Manager, presented the North Shore awards. The top business in the categories of sales turnover and business growth was Pinehill; Whangaparaoa were the leading marketing office. Individually Darryn Laskey was recognised as the top salesperson for property sales and he was also recognised as number one in business growth.
Carey Smith, Chief Executive of Ray White New Zealand, in his address spoke about the relevance of individual licensee salespeople. “There is a strong belief within the Ray White Group that the salesperson is the one who becomes the choice of the vendor.” He said that the Group is ensuring our salespeople are well profiled, have outstanding marketing material and also have industry leading technology.