The Raine&Horne Story
The Raine & Horne story has been closely tied to the growth and progress of the Australian real estate industry, beginning in 1883, when Tom Raine and Joseph Horne opened the doors of their iconic property firm for the first time at Wentworth Court, Elizabeth Street in Sydney.
From the very start Raine & Horne adhered to a set of business practices that have been maintained to this day – committing to personalised service of their clients’ property needs across sales, leasing, management and consulting.
Throughout the 1880’s, the responsibilities of a land agent were all-encompassing and included residential sales, valuations consultancy and rent collection. This broad background provided the foundation for Raine & Horne’s outstanding reputation and has helped hundreds of thousands of homebuyers buy into the ‘Great Australian Dream’.
Driven by the enthusiasm of property doyen Max Raine, the Raine & Horne network stretched across Sydney from the 1970’s onwards. Not satisfied with the extent of the expansion, the Raine & Horne Board decided to become only the second property group to pursue a franchising business model. With its first franchised office opening in Liverpool NSW in 1976, the company has grown exponentially to boast offices in the ACT, Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia, as well as numerous offices globally.
Surviving two world wars, booms, busts, depressions and recessions over its 130 years in operation, Raine & Horne is now into its fourth generation of family ownership under current CEO Angus Raine.