Prodigal daughter launches Raine & Horne Woodford

Media release - 3rd December, 2014

  • Investors represent almost 50% of the Woodford sales market lured by the opportunity of excellent rental returns
  • Woodford is also popular with upgraders thanks to price affordability and it’s relatively close proximity to Brisbane

Leading real estate group Raine & Horne is continuing its aggressive expansion blitz in Queensland, with the opening of an office in the town of Woodford, 72 kilometres north-west of Brisbane.

Raine & Horne Woodford is located in a prominent location in the Woolworths Complex, at the corner of George and Archer Streets, Woodford, and will be led by experienced local businesswoman, Jill Garth.

Raine & Horne WoodfordPreviously an agent with multi-award winning Raine & Horne Burpengary in Brisbane and the owner of Red Door Real Estate, Ms Garth decided to realign with the leading real estate group as she believes its systems, training, family values and commitment to first class service will make a major impact in Woodford.

“We have bought and sold quite a few properties, and in my opinion, the product knowledge and customer service of the agents we dealt with could be improved,” said Ms Garth.

“Buying and selling can be a challenging time, and I want to make that process as painless as possible. Clients want to be kept well informed with professional communications.”

The familiarity with Raine & Horne and her belief in its business structures are at the core of Ms Garth’s decision to give up her independent status.

“I love the family dynamics behind Raine & Horne. Angus Raine is an ex-agent himself and is the fourth generation of his family to lead the business, which is a major plus, given my history in family business,” says Ms Garth.

“My time at Raine & Horne previously has also given me an insight into the firm’s wonderful training structures, which aren’t available to independent firms.”

The timing for the office opening is also perfect given that 47% of buyers are now investors, according to Ms Garth, who attributes investor dominance to her region’s housing affordability and healthy yields.

“Vacancy rates are also very low, with rentals lasting on average less than a week. Woodford’s proximity to Brisbane and its relatively lower rents make it attractive to tenants and underpins the health of the market.

“Woodford is also popular with upgraders and fly-in-fly out workers, as it’s only 45 minutes to Brisbane Airport.”

For all your sales and property management needs in Woodford, contact Raine & Horne Woodford on 0413 123 437.


For further media information please contact:

Jill Garth, Principal Raine & Horne Woodford on 0413 123 437

Andrew Harrington, National Communications Manager, Raine & Horne on 02 9258 5400