Ray White Matakana has purchased its “dream home” at 879 Matakana Road, complete with fishpond and beehive, and plenty of room for the office dogs.
Owner Heather Walton says when she and her husband Mark Bycroft first opened a year ago, they were determined not to be on the main street.
“Mark is really passionate about the area, having grown up here, and thought it would be a tragedy to have a real estate office where a boutique shop or restaurant should be,” she says.
They settled into an office behind the dentist, but have kept an eye on the market as the business steadily grew.
When the former Board & Batten premises came up for sale, they bought it immediately.
It is ideally located on the left, as people drive into Matakana from Warkworth. The property also came with a villa, which will be used by staff for retreats and possibly clients stuck between houses.
Charlie Cheeseman, 14, has been appointed the property manager and is paying off the cost of his tools to his father and salesperson, Rod.
Meanwhile, the Ray White team is celebrating several recent wins including a record price achieved at auction at Omaha of $8.32 million.
The Matakana office has risen to be in the top 20 Ray White offices in the country since it opened a year ago.
Heather predicts that sales and values in Matakana and Point Wells are on the rise as a result of the recent lockdown, with more people working remotely and shifting their primary place of residence.