Raine & Horne Mossman/Port Douglas wins prestigious award

Raine & Horne Mossman/Port Douglas wins prestigious award

Raine and Horne Queensland awards
Raine & Horne Mossman/Port Douglas
won the hotly contested 2010 NAB Property Management Team of the Year award at the Raine & Horne Queensland Chairman’s Awards, held at the Royal on the Park in Brisbane this month.

The leading local firm also landed three additional gongs, with co-principals David Cotton and Travis Schumacher awarded prestigious Chairman’s Awards for excellence in sales, while Barbara King won an award for excellence in property management.

Mr Cotton attributed the wins to hard work and a commitment to the auction process in a challenging market.

“We are very committed to the auction process, which generates good results for vendors even in a subdued market,” Mr Cotton said.

“Mossman properties sell under the hammer because buyers know that vendors using the auction process are deadly serious about selling a home.”

Value for money is the major appeal of Mossman for owner-occupiers and investors, according to Mr Cotton.

A four bedroom, two bathroom home, with a pool on a 800 sqm block in nearby Port Douglas will sell for an average of $540,000, while similar homes in Mossman will sell for an average of $370,000,” Mr Cotton said.

As for Mossman’s real estate prospects for 2011, Travis Schumacher is particularly bullish.

“The market bottomed at the end of 2010 and investors from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane can see the value, along with healthy yields that are well in excess of 5%," Mr Schumacher said.

“We sold three houses for less than $250,000 at Wonga Beach, north of Mossman, which are generating weekly returns of $280 to $320.”

The Mossman rental market was underpinned by local tourism and agriculture employment markets, as well as the Mossman Mill.

“We also have plenty of itinerant mining workers who work offshore and interstate, basing themselves in Mossman and Port Douglas where the climate is second to none,” Mr Schumacher said.

Raine & Horne Chief Executive Officer, Angus Raine, who presented the awards, commended Raine & Horne Mossman/Port Douglas for its outstanding contribution and dedication to the local property market.

“Raine & Horne Mossman/Port Douglas only opened in 2009 with 20% share of sales Outside Port Douglas, and now commands closer to 70% of the market,” Mr Raine said.

“This is an outstanding result and winning these awards also underlines Raine & Horne Mossman/Port Douglas’s consistent ability to remain true to its core business – property sales and management.”

“The property management team at Raine & Horne Mossman/Port Douglas is capably led by the professional Barbara King and Jocelyn Schumacher, and assisted by Monica Cartwright.

For all your property needs contact Raine & Horne Mossman/Port Douglas on (07) 4098 3111.

Raine & Horne is an iconic Australian property firm, with more than 370 offices worldwide.

Also an established Superbrand along with the likes of Qantas, Vegemite, Woolworths and Myer, the company has four distinct property service brands including Raine & Horne Residential, Raine & Horne Commercial, Raine & Horne Financial Services and Raine & Horne Rural.