Raine & Horne launches strategic office in pivotal Carlingford

Media release   

Carlingford, NSW (18 December 2017) – Raine & Horne has launched an office in Carlingford led by experienced local real estate professionals Francis Wong and Jenny Zhang.

“Raine & Horne has a long history of serving the Carlingford and Eastwood communities, so it’s a coup that Francis and Jenny have joined our group,” said Angus Raine, Executive Chairman Raine & Horne.

“Francis has more than 20 years of real estate experience in the Carlingford and Eastwood markets with another leading brand, while Jenny has worked locally in property sales for several years.

“They considered other real estate groups but our leading-edge real estate technology and unique family business culture swayed Francis and Jenny our way.”

Strategically, the establishment of the new office will enable Raine & Horne to service a market that is undergoing significant structural change.

“There is a lot of residential growth in the Carlingford area, with a significant number of apartments built within 200 metres of our new office,” said Mr Raine.

“The Carlingford Village retail precinct attracts significant numbers to the area, while the forthcoming Light Rail plans will see Carlingford connected to Westmead via Parramatta. It’s exciting times for this increasingly pivotal real estate investment market.”

Mr Wong said Raine & Horne’s 134-year history as an Australian real estate leader influenced his decision to launch the new business.

“Raine & Horne has a deep and valuable brand presence in Sydney’s north west. We want to utilise the firm’s status as a real estate Superbrand to expand our new business rapidly,” said Mr Wong.

“The firm has a reputation for transparency and honesty, which begins with the Raine family.

“While Jenny and I have excellent personal contacts, having the backing of a brand such as Raine & Horne will help us win business and make a splash in the competitive Carlingford market.”

To this end, the corporate team at Raine & Horne has impressed Mr Wong with its substantial support.

“James Trimble, our business support and development manager, has been very supportive and is a great source of information and recommendations in relation to the establishment for our new business.”

On the market front, Mr Wong said sales listings are in short supply, while buyer numbers are fewer than at the start of the year.

“The big difference however, is that we have more genuine buyers than tyre-kickers. Therefore, if you price a Carlingford property sensibly, you’ll be likely to secure a sale,” said Mr Wong.

Ms Zhang is also excited by the opportunity to link with Raine & Horne and to achieve her dream of business ownership.

“I love the job of real estate, so to be able to turn this passion into a business is very exciting,” said Ms Zhang, who has worked with Mr Wong since 2015.

“I completed plenty of homework about the Raine & Horne brand and its history – and I can’t wait to work with James and the corporate team. I have the confidence that our business will grow with this brand.

“I am from China originally and I have spoken to my friends and relatives in this area who are very familiar with Raine & Horne. They have given me the confidence that joining the brand is the right decision.

“Our dream is to set up the biggest office in the Carlingford area, which we can do with the help of Raine & Horne.”

Raine & Horne Carlingford will be located at Shop 3 & 4, 821 Pennant Hills Road, Carlingford, and will offer sales and property management services. To contact Raine & Horne Carlingford call on (02 987 2788).

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For further media information contact:

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

Francis Wong, Co-Principal, Raine & Horne Carlingford on 0412 298 068

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