Dy­namic duo recog­nised

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.’’

Pic­ture: KATE AGRUMS

TEAM­WORK: Ray White’s Alan Cross­man, Mark Flinn and Caro­line Yarr

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