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Raine & Horne Launches Another New Office in New Zealand


Raine & Horne has achieved a significant milestone marked by the launch of a 10th office in New Zealand in the historic town of Kawakawa situated in the picturesque Bay of Islands area within the Northland region.


Raine & Horne Kawakawa is led by experienced principal Gerard Ponsonby who in June shifted his offices in Kaitaia, Paihia, and Mangonui[i] to Raine & Horne.


Mr Angus Raine, Executive Chairman of Raine & Horne, remarked, “This is a significant milestone for Raine & Horne, as it establishes our 10th office in New Zealand, further extending our presence in the dynamically evolving Northland’s real estate market.


“I’m delighted that Gerard has taken this decision to open a brand-new office in Kawakawa, solidifying our standing as a real estate brand of choice in New Zealand.”


Full-service real estate excellence for Kawakawa property owners

The launch of Raine & Horne Kawakawa will deliver a full-service real estate operation to Kawakawa, a town that holds the distinction as the sole location in New Zealand where a train line runs through its main street.


Mr Ponsonby notes that real estate excellence will be a hallmark of Raine & Horne Kawakawa’s ethos.


“Our dedication to excellence is evident in our full-service real estate solutions to vendors, buyers, and investors in Kawakawa. We have sales and property management departments, which we will seek to immediately grow. A new property manager is also slated to join our team, ensuring our clients receive exceptional service.”


Embracing innovation with Amplify

In addition to its physical address at 33 Gillies Street Kawakawa, innovation lies at the heart of the new office's strategy, with the introduction of Raine & Horne's pioneering social media marketing platform, Amplify is set to be a gamechanger.


Mr Ponsonby explained. “Since joining Raine & Horne we have leveraged Amplify to market properties, resulting in strong enquiries, even attracting interest from international investors including a buyer from Italy recently.


Through Amplify's capabilities, we have the potential to showcase Kawakawa properties to buyers worldwide.”


Since linking with Raine & Horne in May, Mr Ponsonby has been pleased with the support of the super brand.


“Despite market challenges, Raine & Horne's unwavering commitment to us remains unchanged. The brand's core values, coupled with support from leaders like Angus Raine and General Manager Steve Worrad, with whom I have a longstanding relationship, provide a solid foundation for our continued success.


“Raine & Horne has been incredibly supportive, and the down-to-earth nature of Steve and Angus is reminiscent of the values our previous group held years ago but no longer."


General Election will extend traditional spring market into summer

Looking forward, Mr Ponsonby anticipates a delayed start to the traditional spring sales market due to the New Zealand General Election scheduled for October 14.


“In times of elections, individuals tend to hold off on major economic decisions until they have a clearer picture.


This holds especially true for property transactions, given their significance.


“Consequently, we project a delayed start, with the spring market extending until Christmas and into January.

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