Experience and service the key to Raine & Horne’s success on the Woy Woy peninsula

15 March, 2012

Experience and service the key to Raine & Horne’s success on the Woy Woy peninsula

His family has clocked up 42 years in the local real estate market, but Andrew Tregent, Co-Principal of Raine & Horne Umina Beach, says helping Central Coast buyers and sellers achieve their property dreams remains an enormous motivation for himself and father Tom Tregent.

Moreover the father/son team, who are also principals of Raine & Horne Woy Woy, Raine & Horne Ettalong and Raine & Horne St Hubert’s Island, consider that their real estate longevity delivers to buyers and sellers a sense of reliability, trust and consistency.

“Longevity also delivers a strong sense of community involvement, which is incredibly important when you consider that around 45% of our buyers live on the Woy Woy peninsula,” says Andrew Tregent, who estimates the split of local buyers is 50:50 between first timers and upgraders.

“Also nearly 48% of properties on the peninsula are investment homes, and as a consequence, a large proportion of our tenants have graduated to a first home with the help of Raine & Horne,” adds Mr Tregent.

Local experience and expertise also generates significant repeat business for the team from Raine & Horne.

“My father has experience dealing with different generations from the same families, from grandparents down to their younger offspring, who are buying a home in postcodes 2256 or 2257 for the first time, and this gives them peace of mind,” says Mr Tregent.

“It’s this sense of familiarity and security that keeps members of the same family coming back to Raine & Horne time and again, especially as a home purchase or sale is undoubtedly the biggest transaction they’ll make in their lifetimes.

While Raine & Horne delivers long term consistency, Andrew Tregent says there are plenty of opportunities for home buyers looking to secure a home on the Woy Woy peninsula with a short to medium horizon.  

“Local house prices are at consistent levels, and are well placed for future growth, while it’s possible to buy an entry level three bedroom home from $300,000,” says Mr Tregent.

“This is great news for first home buyers who commute to nearby Sydney, Gosford or Newcastle for work. Around 7,000 commuters leave Woy Woy station daily.”

Likewise as the only firm with four offices in the key town centres of Umina Beach, Woy Woy, Ettalong and St Huberts Island, Raine & Horne also delivers excellent benefits and exposure for sellers.

“We employ 15 sales agents across our four offices, including David Keenan, from Raine & Horne Ettalong Beach, who was recently named among Raine & Horne’s ten best agents in NSW and the ACT,” says Mr Tregent.

“The breadth of our sales team is a huge attraction when the time comes for homeowners to put their properties on the market.

“With almost half of our buyers living locally, vendors want to list their homes with the biggest real estate brand on the peninsula with the largest market presence rather than someone operating out of a single office with one agent,” he adds.

Mr Tregent was also quick to point out that his sales team is supported by a strong support staff, highlighted by long term receptionist Tyne Paull being named one of Raine & Horne’s best receptionists in 2011.

“Tyne has been with us for nine years and is our tireless receptionist and office administrator. No one is irreplaceable, but Tyne, who leaves us for maternity leave soon, goes very close.”


For further media information contact:

Andrew Tregent, Co-Principal Raine & Horne Umina Beach on 0410 666 688

Andrew Harrington, National Marketing & Communications Coordinator on 02 9258 5448