The Ray White Group is pleased to announce the opening of Ray White Manukau City located on the corner of Great South Road and Te Irirangi Drive in high profile Westpac named building inManukau. The office is under the Mountfort Group, with the leader of the office being Mark Te Whare. Mark continues to have a distinguished career in the real estate industry after spending five years in Brisbane with Ray White as a senior auctioneer and then joining Ray White New Zealand three years ago to undertake the role of National Chief Auctioneer. Mark has taken the step into business leadership through the Manukau franchise. The team joining Mark are high profile performers including Adam Thomson, Garrick Smart, Levani Lum-On, Mandeep Gill, Chanelle Breeze and Gabriel Tuhoro.
Carey Smith, Ray White New Zealand Chief Executive, said he was thrilled to have Mark and the team on board in Manukau. “The Ray White Group is considered a market leader in South Auckland and the addition of Mark and his team joining the Group in Manukau will add to that presence. I expect the business will be dynamic given the individuals involved and will also have an accent on auction marketing.”
The business will continue to grow in the foreseeable future, with additional services including property management, financial lending and utilities.
Ever thought you could be an auctioneer? Start young…..it pays off.
Sam Kelso started with Ray White in Paddington, Queensland, under the direction of George Hadgelias. Furthering his career with Ray White as a corporate trainer to the Queensland network, Sam continued to gain momentum as one of Brisbane’s most sought after auctioneers. In late 2009, Sam packed his bags and headed to NSW to be the Chief Auctioneer for Ray White NSW.
Sam Kelso was the first auctioneer to initiate, and conduct property auctions at the Sydney Opera house.
Australia took notice.
About Sydney Opera House Auction Events The Sydney Opera House Auction is designed to provide prestige property vendors with a point of difference in the top end market. The exclusivity of the Sydney Opera House Auctions event allows for additional exposure to the media and with buyers.
With well over 300 people filling the Utzon Room for the November event, this was a great showcase of select luxury properties to the market.
By all accounts, properties received considerably more interest than they would under a conventional marketing campaign, with one of the properties getting four times the average inspections predicted in the area. Why? The property was more than just a property; it was part of this event and the concerted marketing and publicity campaign behind it.
“In a national first, Ray White took eleven properties to auction at the Sydney Opera House in November 2010. Due to outstanding success this has now become a regular event in our calendar.” – Stephen Nell, CEO NSW
The future is uncertain as to how easy or difficult it will be to obtain a real estate licence. What we do know today is that a real estate licence will be transferrable. We also know that an auctioneer licence will be more difficult to obtain going forward, as the course will be longer. With more than twelve months before these changes, perhaps now is the time to finish off a course you have started. The Occupational Licensing National Law Act 2010 (the National Law) was passed by Victoria’s Parliament as host jurisdiction on Friday, 17 September 2010, and has so far been applied in Queensland and New South Wales. It is expected that other jurisdictions will pass the legislation by early 2011.
If you have a licence now:
Your licence will be transferable to the new National Licence without further study.
You can operate in any state as a licensed real estate agent, auctioneer or agent representative.
Further details on how this will roll out are still being developed.
New courses will be available from 1st July 2012. The details on when, how and cost are yet to be released.
In fact, this change presents the perfect opportunity to become licensed now as we do know that it will be a straight changeover to a new National Licence. Given the current auctioneers’ licence course is, at most, one extra subject to your real estate licence or a one day course, it may be easier to obtain this now and then transfer than undertake the new licensing course for this qualification.
Have you ever thought of becoming an Auctioneer? The first step, after you have completed you Certificate IV in Property Services (which makes you eligible to be a real estate agent) and had experience as an agent is to complete the following modules through an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) to become a trainee auctioneer.
Property Services Training Package (CPP07):
CPPDSM4004A Conduct auction
CPPDSM4014A Market property for sale.
Applying for a trainee auctioneer registration certificate with the Office of Fair Trading
meet the eligibility criteria
complete the training requirements and attach proof of qualifications