Agents re­turn to city

‘ Fam­ily’ brand’s new shop

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRISTIE AN­DER­SON

REAL ES­TATE pow­er­house Raine and Horne have made a re­turn to the Townsville mar­ket, open­ing a new agency in Her­mit Park.

The agency is leas­ing a premises on Char­ters Tow­ers Rd and while al­ready open for busi­ness, they will cel­e­brate the of­fi­cial open­ing on November 24.

Raine and Horne Townsville prin­ci­pal Steve Leau­mont said Raine and Horne was a trusted brand.

“Raine and Horne is a re­ally nice fam­ily- ori­en­tated busi­ness so it’s still run by fam­ily mem­bers,” he said.

“They have some re­ally in­no­va­tive prod­ucts that are on the mar­ket, com­ing to the mar­ket or in the con­cep­tion stage.

“Raine and Horne is a cred­i­ble fam­ily busi­ness that is well known, so that gives us cred­i­bil­ity.”

Mr Leau­mont, who has a cor­po­rate com­mer­cial back­ground will run the agency with the help of his busi­ness part­ner and ex­pe­ri­enced real es­tate agent Sue Ed­munds.

He said be­ing cus­tomer fo­cused and of­fer­ing good com­mu­ni­ca­tion would form the core of their busi­ness.

“Com­mu­ni­ca­tion is the key to suc­cess,” Mr Leau­mont said.

“We’ll be run­ning things like a ten­ant of the month and we’ll give them a voucher for $ 100.

“When things like that hap­pen the ten­ants start to take own­er­ship and if they are en­gaged they’re more likely to ex­tend their lease.”

Mr Leau­mont said when find­ing an of­fice space they wanted some­where vis­i­ble that was easy for peo­ple to find. The large of­fice was pre­vi­ously used as a bank and still has a vault out the back.

“It’s all about word of mouth and this is one of the busiest streets in Townsville, so we’re ac­com­mo­dat­ing peo­ple’s wants and needs be­cause most peo­ple use this street,” he said.

“We’re close to the city, Stock­lands, Kir­wan and Rail­way Es­tate, so it’s pretty cen­tral.”

REAL DEAL: Raine & Horne Townsville prin­ci­pal Steve Leau­mont says the new shop is ‘ cen­tral’.

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