Dynamic duo recognised
RAY White Port Douglas dynamic duo Caroline Yarr and Mark Flinn have been recognised as two of the agency’s top performers in North Queensland.
Based on sales results for 2012, Caroline was ranked third and Mark fifth for Ray White agencies in North Queensland despite very strong opposition from the mining strip from Mackay through to Townsville.
Mark has maintained his number five ranking in North Queensland based on sales figures for the first quarter of 2013.
The Macrossan St office ranked 58th for sales out of 160 throughout Queens- land, with Caroline ranked 31st and Mark 42nd out of more than 600 Ray White agents around the state.
Ray White Port Douglas principal Alan Crossman said it was a fantastic result considering the office’s location and demographics.
‘‘In the second half of last year it was like someone switched the light on,’’ he said.
‘‘Sales can generally track with the tourist numbers and the improvement in our sales figures followed an improvement in tourism numbers for the region.
‘‘We’ve moved away from bouncing on the bottom - it’s not a huge leap but it is an upward trend.’’
Mr Crossman said the positive trend was for houses in particular.
‘‘Houses are starting to show modest increases in prices but in holiday letting it is not so evident as there is still a lot of stock on the market,’’ he said.
‘‘But with the improvement in occupancy due to an increase in tourist numbers these properties are getting a better return.
‘‘Overall, I’m cautiously optimistic the trend will continue upwards in the local market, albeit slowly.’’
TEAMWORK: Ray White’s Alan Crossman, Mark Flinn and Caroline Yarr