Ray White Opens in Wanganui

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Wanganui – May 2010
This week heralds the opening of a new business to serve local buyers and sellers of homes – Ray White Wanganui. The new office, the latest in the leading national agency’s 133-branch chain, is the new incarnation of Hocquard Realty, a long-time Wanganui family business founded by Laurie Hocquard 15 years ago.

Laurie’s son Tim, the office’s director, says the switch to Ray White was not a decision taken lightly. “It offers our business the opportunity to grow, with the expansion of the brand and their assistance in adding quality staff. In our view, Ray White is a more forward thinking agency than its competitors, and the fact that it has a very good support team appealed to us, along with its strong presence in New Zealand and Australia and that it is a family-orientated, hands-on business.

Joining the office’s 10 existing staff with the switch to Ray White will be a new sales manager, Doug Lacy, whose 26-year real estate career includes experience with Ray White and a record as a top salesperson in the area. Also entering the team is Margot Whetton as branch manager; she has been in the industry for 11 years and was formerly a branch manager for PGG Wrightson. To read the full story please click here.