Spring time launch for Raine & Horne Hurstville

Media release - 5th October, 2012

Raine & Horne increases its profile in St George region

Leading real estate firm, Raine & Horne, is continuing to build its strong reputation for real estate sales and property management excellence in Sydney’s St George region, with the recent opening of Raine & Horne Hurstville.

Strategically launched to coincide with the start of the busy Spring selling season, Raine & Horne Hurstville will be led by long-time local agents, Theo Skropidis and Alan Davie, and is located at 1A/243 Forest Road, Hurstville.

“Our focus is achieving blue-ribbon results for our homeowners, buyers, investors and tenants through the highest levels of honesty, integrity and compassion,” says Mr Skropidis, who along with Mr Davie, has switched allegiances from one of Raine & Horne’s major competitors.  

“Raine & Horne has a strong reputation in the St George region and by joining the recognised Superbrand, we will have access to the network’s broad range of products and services, allowing us to provide our clients in Hurstville, South Hurstville, Hurstville Grove, Blakehurst, Connells Point, Allawah, Penshurst and Mortdale, with a level of service they have not experienced for a long time.”

For example, Mr Skropidis points to the leading real estate firm’s unique Global Database, which touches over 1 million real estate consumers across the globe, as a major advantage in linking with Raine & Horne.

“The Raine & Horne Global Database allows vendors to market their homes not only to potential buyers in Hurstville but also to interested parties as far away as Hobart, Hervey Bay and Hong Kong.”

Likewise, the strength of the Hurstville real estate market has also made it an easier decision for Mr Skropidis and Mr Davie to establish Raine & Horne Hurstville.

“Hurstville has always been a strong sales market with a mixture of properties including units, villas/townhouses, freestanding cottages and brand new family homes,” adds Mr Skropidis.

According to Australian Property Monitors (APM), the median sale price for a house in Hurstville is $828,000, and around $475,000 for units.[i]

Hurstville also enjoys a combination of good schools and close proximity to Sydney’s international airport and CBD.

“Hurstville is situated just 20 minutes from the CBD and 15 minutes from the airport, and is also home to a major Westfield shopping centre,” says Mr Skropidis.

“It’s the blend of these factors that makes Hurstville a popular market with investors and first home buyers – and popularity helps to generate excellent capital gains.”

Along with the strong sales push, Raine & Horne Hurstville will deliver a premium property management service to the region.

“We are looking forward to working with the Raine & Horne systems, which will allow our team to provide landlords with the best possible communication and internet representation, and will help us build on our strong ethic of staff training and management,” says Mr Davie. 

“Tenants will enjoy great service as well, and can receive the security and support synonymous with dealing with a large and respected firm such as Raine & Horne.”

Mr Davie, who has lived and worked in Hurstville for over 20 years, says that the area has experienced a remarkable transformation, which shrewd investors will be sure to note.  

“The population has boomed since the recession in the 1990’s, and as a consequence, demand for rental homes is continuing to grow. We are confident this trend will continue in the future.”

On a personal level, Mr Davie says he associates respect with the Raine & Horne brand.

“I believe that a family-owned and operated business, such as Raine & Horne, is represented by quality agents that work in an ethical manner and who do all that is required to promote and protect their clients.”

In welcoming Mr Skropidis and Mr Davie to the leading real estate group, which has hundreds of offices worldwide, Angus Raine, CEO, Raine & Horne, says the decision to launch the new office continues the property brand’s long-term relationship with the Hurstville real estate market.

“Our Hurstville office will provide a positive experience for those clients in the St George region who are looking to buy, sell, invest or rent a home.”

“We are very fortunate to have expert operators such as Theo and Alan at the helm of Raine & Horne Hurstville, especially considering their experience and good reputation in the local area.”  

For all your sales and property management needs in Hurstville, contact Raine & Horne Hurstville on 9579 1888.

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For further media information contact:

Theo Skropidis, Co-Principal Raine & Horne Hurstville on 0419 273 932

Alan Davie, Co-Principal Raine & Horne Hurstville on 0413 377 502

Andrew Harrington, National Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator on 02 9258 5400