Ray White Warkworth – sales and property management – is now under the sole ownership of husband and wife team, Terrence and Nicole Banks.
This follows their purchase of the property management side of the business from long time estate agent Ken Bogue, who retired late last year.
As part of the change, the business has opened a fourth office at The Grange in Warkworth, which will be the base for the property management team. The existing offices are in Warkworth, Snells Beach and Maungaturoto.
Terence and Nicole have many years’ experience in sales and property management, and believe the company’s point of difference is its ability to consistently deliver a quality service.
Terrence joined the business as a salesperson in 2003, initially working exclusively in Omaha. He bought into the sales business in 2016.
Nicole joined the Ray White team in 2008 in an administrative role, then moved into property management in 2009 when there was only one other property manager. She was the Property Manager of the Year for Ray White NZ in 2013 and then Property Management Support Person of the Year in 2017. Today, the franchise has a property management team of four.
“One of the core parts of our business is our culture of cooperation within our teams,” Terrence says.
“There will always be people to lend a hand or advice when, or if, it is needed. This is coupled with a fabulous support network at a corporate level and nationally.
“We place a huge emphasis on compliance with both internal and external adherence to best practice.
Our goal is to win repeat and referral business by delivering excellent results for our vendors and property owners. Our reputation to do so is what wins this business.”
Terrence and Nicole say the housing market is particularly competitive at present and lending is at its most affordable.
“Early indications from financial commentators forecasting what stimulus might be provided from central Government on an eventual exit strategy for our economy from the grip of Covid-19 may see them fall even lower,” Terrence says.
“Some fantastic results are being achieved for vendors Demand is high, but needs to be managed well to achieve the best outcomes.”