After seven years working in Corporate Finance with Ernst & Young in both Sydney and London, Garth's decision to return to the Central Coast was a natural choice; and not just because of his love of the sun and surf! Being a third generation in the business, understanding the local property market has been in his veins from a young age, and was a natural progression in his career.
"My role is always challenging and equally rewarding...whether its meeting new people, assisting with the sale or management of a client's property, or simply enjoying the company of our great team, every day brings new experiences."
In the first 6 months of rebranding to Raine & Horne, Garth also qualified as a "Multi Million Dollar Sales Member" which recognised his outstanding achievements in Sales. Drawing on his graduate (B. Business, Chartered Accountant) and postgraduate (MBA) studies, Garth also manages the financial and strategic direction of the business as well as growing the Sales Team.
"Both Debbie and I found Raine & Horne great to deal with. We secured the purchase on the first day we viewed the property - the professionalism and timeliness of both Claire and Craig played a key part in this. We were also kept informed right through until completion regarding any matters we needed to be aware of or deal with. A good experience all round!"
"Many thanks to Garth and the team. They made buying a house in such a tough market all the more easier, Their direct and no nonsense approach was much appreciated"
"I selected Raine and Horne, Avoca Beach to handle the sale of my property because on meeting Garth Hunter I found him to be extremely pleasant, informative and knowledgeable about the Avoca Beach area. Garth did not put any pressure on me to make decisions and allowed me time to think things over. At all times, I found Garth to be extremely professional and he and his team kept me fully informed of all the interest in my property and the progress that was made. Whenever I visited the office I was greeted in a friendly and courteous manner by all the staff and was amazed that they knew me by name. Garth's efforts and those of Christine, Kyah and Angie all made the successful sale of my property a rewarding experience and I would not hesitate to recommend your team to anyone who is either selling or buying property in the Avoca Beach area. Thank you for all your efforts and I am more than happy with the outcome."
"Dear Garth, We want to thank you very much for the professional way you have handled the sale of our house and for bringing it to a successful conclusion. I think the defining moment was when you recognised that we were not only downsizing but also upgrading - an enlightening moment which helped us to make the right decision to accept the offer on the table. We are grateful to you for all the work you put into our sale - and also for your follow up help with our purchase. It is all much appreciated, especially all the work you and your office staff put into what turned out to be a difficult sale."
"We cannot thank or speak highly enough of Garth and his team of Raine and Horne Avoca Beach for the wonderful way in which they went about selling our home. From the beginning of the process, right through to the fantastic outcome they achieved, a positive, supportive and confident approach was maintained at all times. We were well informed throughout the campaign, never felt pressured and were reassured every step of the way. We would have no hesitation in working with Garth again, as a vendor or buyer and have already recommended him to our friends also looking to sell. Many, many thanks."
“Hi Garth, thank to you and your team for your help & guidance through our sale. It was very professional, helpful & greatly appreciated.”
"We want to say a huge THANK YOU to you all for your unending professionalism, enthusiasm, integrity and honesty whilst selling our home. We were very nervous about embarking on the sale, but, you all made it seem effortless. We greatly appreciate y our dedication and hardwork and would gladly recommend y ou to our friends and colleagues. Thanks again."
"We have just cracked open a bottle to celebrate!!!! Thank you so much for your professionalism and enthusiasm in selling our house. We made the perfect choice in agents and are very happy with the price we achieved and the quick efficient sale."
"Thank you for selling our unit and for all the hard efforts involved in the process!"
"We want to sincerely thank you and your team who helped sell our house so quickly, and for a price beyond what we thought possible. Your professionalism, integrity, courtesy and great communication through the whole process made it such a positive experience for us. We will certainly recommend you to others."
"Only the utmost regard and respect can be expressed of the Raine&Horne Avoca team. They were truely a pleasure to work with during the sale of our property. At all times, they displayed professionalism, honesty and integrity. They ensured we were well informed and drove mutually beneficial returns."
"Thank you for selling our unit and for all your the hard efforts involved in the process! We are happy it has all settled before Xmas. We wish you both a wonderful Xmas and a healthy 2014!"n better hands. We appreciated the way you kept us up to date on potential buyers all the way through and understand you shared the same excellent communication skills with all who viewed the property. Thank you Garth for your honesty, reliability and 'spot on' advice. We always found you very approachable and we would have no hesitation in recommending you and your agency to future clients."
"Just wanted to write and say what a fantastic job Claire and you have done with the house. I am really happy with the result. As you know I have no experience in this but I thought the strategy was excellent and played out perfectly. There are so many variables that need to combine to get the right outcome. It is an extraordinary thing to be involved in and impossible to predict the outcome."
"Dear Garth, A quick note to thank you for your efforts in assisting me in both the marketing and sale of my property. I interviewed most of the agents in the Terrigal and Avoca Beach area and selected you based on your presentation, professional attitude and knowledge. Throughout the marketing process you kept me informed and most importantly your hard work culminated in a successful sale. It was appreciated by all involved and I personally thank you very much. I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone seeking your services. Kind regards."
"Garth, I am very appreciative of your efforts in selling my Avoca Beach property. You are diligent, professional, polite and determined. I would gladly provide my support of you and the Hunters team to anyone considering buying or selling in the Avoca Beach area."
"Dear Garth, we are very happy with the great service provided by Raine & Horne and would have no hesitation in recommending your company to other sellers. Thank you for all your help and care."
"I just wanted to pass on my thanks to you and your team in helping us secure our Avoca Beach Property. The sales team, as led and coordinated by Garth, was exemplary. I always felt they acted in an upright and proper fashion, always getting my wife and I the information we needed to make as informed a decision as we could. And they obviously all talk to each other, as each member of the team always knew of our particular circumstance. This was our first home purchase and your team made us feel like we'd done it before. And most of all, we trusted them. So thank you and congratulations. Thanks and all the best with the rest of the year."
"Garth, thank you very much!! We are really looking forward to some wonderful times ahead. Thank you also for your hard work and in particular your accessibility, responsiveness and no-pressure approach. It's been a pleasure working with you. Regards, Justin"
"Thanks Garth. I appreciate your help and you did a great job working within a difficult environment. I'm very pleased with the price you achieved so thanks for a very positive experience. Best regards."
"Garth & Danny, We would like to thank you for all the efforts you made which resulted in the sale of our property even through the property market was down. Obviously you could not help the declining property values in the area but we were impressed with the high number of inspections you managed to attract. You kept us informed every step of the way until the property was sold. Again we thank you for all your assistance throughout those stressful times."
Good Morning Garth, Thank you! Working with you and Kyah has been a pleasure, your commitment, honesty and professionalism are something others strive for, and Glenn and I felt completely safe during the process of the sale of our home. As you promised, you have restored our faith in the real estate industry. Thank you for caring and creating an experience where the sale of our home (something that scared me a little) has been smooth and pleasurable.
Just a quick email to say a big thank you for selling our home so quickly and efficiently. We really appreciate the time and energy you put into the sale. You impressed us the first time we met with your integrity and deep knowledge about the current market. Your confidence, experience, local knowledge and ability to understand client and buyer's needs meant we had a very painless experience. Many thanks.
Thank you for all your efforts in selling our home – it was not an easy sale – by any means – and we are very thankful for your commitment to stay the course – after ‘5 nearly buyers’- to close the deal. Joseph and I are really pleased with the result and we thank you Garth for taking command of a difficult sell. We look forward to continuing a solid partnership with R&H long after the ink dries on this sale. Kindest Regards Jo & Joseph Smith.
Thanks Garth & Kyah for getting us back into the Avoca market. I really appreciate all you did to get the sale over the line quickly and efficiently. When questions needed to be asked of the vendor you both promptly responded to our needs. You are both highly professional and I thank you for getting us happily resettled.
Personable & Professional! Exceptionally professional and diligent.
From our first meeting with Garth, my wife and I felt we were in safe hands and looked forward to the journey we were about to embark upon with Garth and his team at Raine & Horne Avoca. He gave us space to look through the home at our leisure, was most accommodating and obliging with questions we had throughout the process, was professional, prompt, polite and diplomatic and made it all happen within 30 days. We could not have asked for more. If Garth was the cake, Kyah would be the icing on top, her handover was thorough and her after sales support has been incredible in every way going above and beyond, having introduced us to local contractors, arranging for delivery of new Council bins, attending site with a contractor in our absence whilst we were overseas, arranging and coordinating for some of the furnishings to to go to a good home and all without being asked. We would have no hesitation in using Raine & Horne again and would recommend them unconditionally.
Very professional approach! Garth demonstrated a high level of professionalism, and feedback on the sales strategy that I found to be accurate and honest. The sales process progressed smoothly, with regular feedback, and the auction sale was a complete success with his active support on the day. Garth's team also greatly assisted with on-site trades activities to facilitate the presentation of the property, and later with property handover. I would use Garth's team again.
I found the whole process smooth and I totally felt support along the way in negotiating with the owners etc. I thoroughly recommend Garth and Kyah as honest and diligent and courteous in their profession, which is not often found. Thank you!
When I bought my investment property at the lovely Avoca Beach the team were fantastic to work with. Highly recommended. They now manage my property and are just as good.
Garth & Kyah have been very supportive during the whole house hunting process in Avoca Beach. They are professional and knowledgeable and will get you the right house for your budget. House hunt with confidence - choose Garth at Raine & Horne. Thank you very much Garth and Kyah helping us find the right place...
A pleasure! Anne and I would like to express our gratitude to both Garth & Kyah for the total commitment and professionalism they demonstrated throughout the sale process of our house. They were open, honest and extremely accessible from day one to the conclusion of the sale. Their attention to detail was second to none. What is usually a stressful process was made significantly easier due to their passion for servicing the client. We would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking to sell.
Very satisfied with the service of Garth & Kyah. Very professional and informed. Making it a positive and easy team to work with.
Proactive Listeners! My husband and I were impressed with Kyah's proactive approach and the fact that she was able to identify and seek out properties that clearly met out desired goals and needs. During the sale and auction process we met Garth Hunter. Again, Garth was very proactive in terms of follow up and discussion regarding the property and market and community trends. Garth had a clear inside knowledge of the local area as a lifelong resident and active member of the local community. Garth was transparent and honest regarding his personal relationship with the vendor. We were pleased to be involved in purchasing the property via auction which enabled a clear and transparent approach after an early offer we made to purchase was rejected. We would recommend the professional, well informed approach and proactive communication style of both these agents.
My husband and I bought our new home through Garth Hunter. Due to his enthusiasm and advice regarding the benefits of proceeding quickly with the sale of our existing home, we decided to sign with Garth. Although we signed up for a full marketing campaign and auction, Garth and Kyah worked tirelessly as a team and sold our home in six days. We were very happy with the result and I believe the purchaser was as well. Garth Hunter is hungry for your business. He is also professional, respectful, a great communicator and follows through on his promises. I'd recommend Garth & Kyah to anyone looking for a professional and dedicated agency to sell their home.
Very happy with the whole process in selling our house and of course the end selling price, we we would be happy to endorse Garth Hunter and Kyah Johnston if you are looking to sell your home.
We were very happy with our purchase and we were pleased to deal with Garth and Kyah. They went above and beyond in getting us a viewing and kept us informed of the progress of the negotiations. We paid a fair price for the property and they worked hard for the vendor whilst being fair and open with us. Would happily recommend them.
Thank you Garth, Kyah and all the team at Raine & Horne Avoca Beach. Selling your home is a stressful experience, you guys went above and beyond to make us feel at ease throughout the whole process.
Garth and Kyah have been easy to deal with, they have followed through with everything that they said they would in relation to our purchase.
They set the gold standard for others to aspire to. We remain absolutely delighted with these people, who remove the selling angst and confusion whilst delivering on their commitments.
Garth provided outstanding service throughout the campaign and delivered on all his promises! His market knowledge, caring customer focused approach, honesty and down to earth advice was much appreciated. Garth goes above and beyond in every aspect of his appointment as our agent and always put 110% effort into everything he did. If you are considering buying or selling, then I highly recommend Garth and his team at Rain&Horne. He is the best in the industry.
Garth & Kyah are a very effective team whose professionalism and expertise made for a very smooth transaction for us, from the initial inspection and continuing even after settlement. They are approachable and very helpful. I would highly recommend them.
Thank you Kyah for being a good listener, understanding our needs and being extremely helpful, pro-active & professional during all of our dealings. Negotiations were done with Garth, who we found to be very knowledgeable, thorough and ethical, while giving us great service, but clearly looking after the vendor's interests. We're thrilled with our new home and are grateful to you both for all your efforts throughout the entire purchasing process.
Garth & Kyah form an excellent team. Kyah was sensitive to the fact the home was our family home for a considerable time and the emotions that therefore result in selling it and made the process more comfortable. Garth was both extremely patient and knowledgeable which was crucial in the circumstances where our sale was anything but straightforward. We thank them both.
We selected Raine & Horne Avoca Beach to market our property as we were impressed with their sales results in our area and also believing their long time presence with a shop front in Avoca village demonstrated an obvious commitment, knowledge & enthusiasm for Avoca Beach real estate. This all proved correct with a quick and very satisfactory sales result from Kyah & Garth's efforts. They demonstrated friendly professionalism and plain hard work to achieve a result with which we are delighted. Thanks and best wishes to you both, we have no hesitation in recommending Kyah, Garth and the Raine & Horne Avoca team for anyone contemplating selling or buying in the Avoca Beach area.
Cannot fault and aspect of our relationship with Garth & Kyah.
Garth & Kyah are a great team and have great knowledge of the local area. Their communication skills made our sale less stressful. They kept us informed of all updates and kept in contact once the sale had gone through. I thoroughly recommend the team and would not hesitate to use them again in the future.
I recently sold my house and appointed Garth and Kyah from Raine & Horne as the selling agents. Choosing the right agent can be challenging as much is promised and sometimes not delivered. Garth & Kyah provided a very good experience from beginning to end, with an excellent result. They were both highly professional and worked hard to minimise many of the stressed often associated with selling. Thank you to you both.
Very helpful & easy to deal with. Thanks so much!
This is the team you need! Working with Garth & Kyah has been an absolute pleasure. As this is the first house we have purchased in Australia, they have made sure that we understand all steps along the way which has been great. They are very genuine with their style and have kept us informed which is really important. I would recommend Garth & Kyah to anyone wanting to purchase or sell a home. They are complete professionals!
Great local team! Kyah & Garth provided an accurate market appraisal and a swift sale with a great result. Thanks very much.
Exceptional Professionalism! Exceptional personal & professional service. Excellent marketing and an extremely diligent team.
These guys saw that we were serious about wanting a great house so decided to own our own problem until we got what we needed. They don't waste time with nonsense. Just bring both parties to the outcome and I think leveraged the trust on both sides to help each other.
Hands down, Garth Hunter and Kyah Johnston are the best agents on the Coast! From the very first moment Garth & Kyah stepped inside our home for an appraisal we felt totally at ease and knew these guys would do a superb job marketing and negotiating the best sale price on our home - which of course they did! Genuine, transparent, friendly, professional, dependable are just a few words that spring to mind which describes how they operate. Garth and Kyah are excellent listeners and communicated extensively through the entire selling process. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with them and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is looking for the best service and sales skills you will find on the Central Coast.
In a different league! Without doubt the best real estate experience ever. The knowledge, professionalism, advice and dedication of this team has been second to none. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Garth & Kyah. I would use their services again without any hesitation and I would highly recommend them to anyone considering buying, selling or renting in the local market.
Garth and Kyah have just sold our home in Avoca Beach. They advised and guided us through the entire project. Both were very honest and reliable agents. We are very happy with the way we were treated and their professionalism. We would recommend Garth and Kyah to anyone thinking of selling their home or purchasing one. Thanks Garth and Kyah.
Garth & Kyah did a fantastic job with the sale of our block. They are both professional, friendly and determined to get the best result - and they delivered. Thank you! Highly recommended for anyone looking for a commendable sales team on the coast.
We purchased our property through Garth and Kyah two years ago. We found that experience extremely positive so we decided to utilise Garth & Kyahs' experience and local market knowledge to sell our property. Within 2 weeks of listing, our property sold at our expected asking price. Our property was presented and advertised as we wanted and the actual sales process ran smoothly. Thank you Garth and Kyah
Garth & Kyah did an outstanding job selling our property. We got the price we wanted in a very short time period. They were very professional in their dealings and always provided a prompt response when we needed advice.
Top Shelf! We bought our first home in Australia through Garth & Kyah and they have been a great help through the process, from patiently holding the doors open to countless inspections, over helping us to negotiate, to exchange contracts and sort out all the attached hurdles. If I am in the market again to buy or sell a property in Avoca, I'd go straight back here!
Professional & Personal! Garth & Kyah are a dynamic team! Garth, Kyah and the team at Raine & Horne are extremely professional, offer valuable advice, provide great market knowledge and are extremely personal in their customer service. They took care of every last detail during the sales process. Thank you!
Our expectations were exceeded! We listed our property with Garth and Kyah for auction however after one Saturday and a mid week follow up we had several willing buyers who wanted to purchase pre auction. Skilled negotiation by our agents left us (and the purchasers) delighted with the outcome. This agency is obviously run to a well thought out formula which leaves nothing to chance and which was perfectly executed by Garth & Kyah.