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Teamwork and strong market growth the foundation stones of Raine & Horne Darwin’s awards success

Media release - Tuesday 28th August, 2012

Raine & Horne Darwin collects a swag of accolades at national awards

Raine & Horne Darwin has capped off a stellar 2011/12 financial year with a swag of accolades at the Raine & Horne National Awards, announced in Melbourne last week.

In the hotly-contested Top Office (dollar value) category, Raine & Horne Darwin was just shaded by star Sydney-based realtor Raine & Horne Double Bay.

“To run second to the network’s flagship, Raine & Horne Double Bay is no mean feat and I’m extremely proud of our hard work this year,” says Glenn Grantham, General Manager, Raine & Horne Darwin and Raine & Horne Palmerston.

“Four years ago, we were lagging closer to 100th in this category, so to make the top two is an extremely pleasing result.”

Raine & Horne Darwin also placed third in Top Office (Number of Sales) and was runner-up for the Your Broker (Top Referring Office) award.

The Raine & Horne Darwin team also produced some very noteworthy individual performances, with Lenny Holt placing fourth in the Top Salesperson (Number of Sales) category.

In addition, Jessica Farley took out top honours in the Outstanding Property Manager division, while Carolyn Wilson won in the Outstanding Office Support category.

Mr Grantham’s hard work in lifting the profile and success of Raine & Horne Darwin was also recognised with the prestigious Max Raine Award, which honours those individuals who have provided invaluable service to the Raine & Horne network.

“These are all outstanding achievements and our office has had its best result ever at the national level,” says Mr Grantham, who is aiming to go one better and leapfrog Raine & Horne Double Bay next year.

The rapid success of Raine & Horne Darwin, according to Mr Grantham, reflects the growing strength of the property and economic markets in the Northern Territory.

“For example, at the beginning of 2012, I was anticipating a 20% increase in capital property values by the start of 2013, but now I am expecting it could be much more,” adds Mr Grantham, who has observed a marked improvement in consumer confidence since 30th June, 2012.

“Recently, a property in Gray failed to settle at $430,000, as a result of a finance issue.

“Yet this proved only a slight hiccup and the property sold again within two days for $441,000, underlining the strength of buyer demand for Darwin real estate.”

“Furthermore, our rental market is also strong with RP Data revealing a 25% increase in rents since December 2011, which is encouraging more investor interest in our market,” confirms Mr Grantham.

For those considering a property sale this Spring, contact Raine & Horne Darwin on (08) 8941 8941.

For further media information contact:

Glenn Grantham, General Manager Raine & Horne Darwin and Raine & Horne Palmerston on 0418 803 222

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