Raine & Horne Snowy Mountains to deliver holiday letting services to NSW South Coast

Media Release

  • Snowy Mountains holiday rentals specialists launch Raine & Horne Merimbula
  • Raine & Horne Merimbula has acquired the long-established Coast Real Estate, led by seasoned property specialists David and Lynne Wunsch
  • Raine & Horne is now the fastest growing property group between Wollongong and the Victorian border.

Merimbula, NSW (18 December 2017) – Raine & Horne Snowy Mountains has launched a coastal office in the holiday town of Merimbula.

Raine & Horne Merimbula is led by Marita Brandauer, Matthew Lowe, and Kathryn Healy, who are joint principals of Raine & Horne Snowy Mountains, which has offices in Jindabyne and Thredbo. 

“We have a significant holiday rental business in the Snowy Mountains, which enjoys its peak season in the winter months,” said Ms Brandauer, who oversees a robust sales and permanent and holiday rental business in Jindabyne and Thredbo.

“It makes prudent business sense that our holiday letting systems and processes will translate to a coastal holiday location such as Merimbula, which is attractive to holidaymakers from Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne because of its proximity to the NSW and Victorian border.

“We chose Merimbula because it is the closest seaside resort to the Snowy Mountains, and we all spend plenty of time in this beautiful seaside town,” said Ms Brandauer.

The decision to open a coastal business will provide Ms Brandauer, Mr Lowe and Ms Healy with an element of commercial diversification.

“While Jindabyne and Thredbo enjoy the benefits of ecotourism in the summer months, the ski season is our busiest time of the year.

“The decision to open on the coast means we can deliver our unique holiday letting services during the surfing season too,” said Ms Brandauer.

Acquisition to fastback growth of Raine & Horne Merimbula

As part of the launch, Raine & Horne Merimbula has acquired the long-established Coast Real Estate, led by seasoned property specialists David and Lynne Wunsch. Mr and Mrs Wunsch will continue with Raine & Horne Merimbula in the short term, however, are looking forward to retirement shortly.

“We settled on buying Coast Real Estate because Lynne has built a sizeable holiday rental business complemented by robust permanent rentals and a sales operation headed by David.

“We can deliver Raine & Horne’s technology point of difference to Coast Real Estate’s clients, while my team in Merimbula and the Snowy Mountains will gain valuable knowledge from working with David.

“It’s a winning formula for us and ultimately real estate consumers in Merimbula and the Snowy Mountains.”

The launch of an office in Merimbula means that Raine & Horne is now the fastest growing real estate brand between Wollongong and the Victorian border, according to Angus Raine, Executive Chairman of Raine & Horne.

“We are a massive player in southern NSW with our offices at Batemans Bay, Ulladulla, Milton, Mollymook, Huskisson, Nowra, Berry among the best offices in our group,” said Mr Raine. Raine & Horne is a significant player in the Southern Highlands too.

“Given the success of Raine & Horne Snowy Mountains, we anticipate the new business will be one of our leading coastal offices in a short period, and I wish Marita, Mathew and Kathryn and their team the best of luck.”

The decision to expand this business under the umbrella of the Raine & Horne brand was straightforward, according to Ms Brandauer.

“As a regional office, it would be easy for us to be left behind. But Raine & Horne’s corporate team makes sure that if we have a challenge, it’s rectified very quickly,” she said.

“Our business support and development manager, Josh Kersten, a former principal of Raine & Horne Wollongong, brings a high level of property expertise and energy to our region. He is just amazing.

“He excites us, and we are always happy to see him. He is extremely helpful.”

Raine & Horne is as Australian as Vegemite

The global recognition of the Raine & Horne brand is a significant asset for regional real estate firms, noted Ms Brandauer.

“Raine & Horne is as Australian as Vegemite, and this brand recognition is valuable to a regional real estate business whether it is operating in Merimbula or Thredbo,” said Ms Brandauer.

“The marketing power behind the Raine & Horne ampersand delivers confidence to buyers, owners, tenants and investors. It’s invaluable.

“Already, even before we’ve launched, there’ve been inquiries from people from out of town looking for a local property. This is attributable totally to the recognition of the Raine & Horne brand.”

Raine & Horne Merimbula will be located at 4 Merimbula Drive, Merimbula and will offer sales and permanent and holiday property management services. To contact Raine & Horne Merimbula call on (02) 64 953200).

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For further media information contact:

Angus Raine, Executive Chairman, Raine & Horne Group on 0409 920 697

Marita Brandauer, Co-Principal, Raine & Horne Merimbula on 0422 637 096

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