With a combined 40 years of real estate experience, backed by a robust repeat and referral business, Jane Schumann, in partnership with her son Sam Schumann and Luke Hogan have listed, sold and leased some amazing prestige properties through the first half of 2020.
Ms Schumann said, “We had several Eastern Suburbs sales including a magnificent terrace at 23 Richards Avenue, Surry Hills that transacted for $3.025 million prior to auction.”
“Potts Point is such a vibrant and exciting place to live and operate a real estate business. We sell right throughout the Eastern Suburbs and Lower North Shore. These are markets which have already bounced back strongly,” Ms Schumann said.
Launching a business in the current environment has been challenging but it has enabled the Potts Point/Elizabeth Bay team to understand what vendors and buyers genuinely want. It also helps that Ms Schumann who started her glittering career in the Potts Point market in 1990 “has seen it all before.”
“My repeat and referral business has kept us going, and we have even hired some amazing new recruits in anticipation of our sales and property management businesses firing up again.”
The power of the Raine & Horne brand
The chance to collaborate with other Raine & Horne offices located outside the Eastern Suburbs appeals significantly to Ms Schumann.
“We service clients who have real estate interests in the Eastern Suburbs as well as regions such the Southern Highlands and the Central Coast,” she said.
“If we can work with an office in our network in a conjunction capacity to sell properties outside our region, this is a fabulous value-add for our clients.”
Zooming into new communication technology
The new Potts Point office is ultra-chic with massive exposure and the team are committed to bringing outstanding customer service and outcomes, powered by a suite of leading-edge technology that is exclusive to Raine & Horne.
These platforms include Compass Plus, Digikit, and Amplify. The firm is also using an external platform Managed App, a property management and investment tool, noted Mr Sam Schumann.
“We want our office to run without paper and with information at our fingertips. The systems we have in place allow us to grow, paying more attention to clients and less to admin,” he said.
Raine & Horne Potts Point/Elizabeth Bay has also been running a fortnightly client webinar series since March, hosted by Paul O’Hanlon and Ms Schumann, Mr Schumann and Mr Hogan. The webinars showcase the Potts Point/Elizabeth Bay firm’s latest listings, as well commentary from experts in legal, finance, and renovation services.
“Already we’ve hosted webinars with Tom Hawley from Azura Financial and Cooley Auctions’ Damien Cooley, which were a hit with our clients,” said Mr Schumann. The webinars have attracted over 1,000 participants every week.
“Whether you're a buyer, seller, investor or starting your journey on the real estate ladder, we'll ensure you get the best advice, latest news and data to help you make the right choices.
“Our webinars put our clients at the forefront of the market, and the team and the experts are able to answer all their questions – and the feedback has been fabulous.”
The webinars are held every second Wednesday at 7:30pm if you would like to join please visit this link.
For all your sales and property management needs in Potts Point/Elizabeth Bay and surrounding suburbs, contact Raine & Horne Potts Point on 02 8067 1000.