Value and diversity the foundation for Raine & Horne Marrickville’s awards success

9 September, 2011

Value and diversity the foundation for Raine & Horne Marrickville’s awards success


Sydney homebuyers continue to be attracted to the range of good value property options on offer in cosmopolitan Marrickville, according to award winning property firm Raine & Horne Marrickville.

One of the Inner West’s leading real estate offices, Raine & Horne Marrickville snared an impressive five awards at the prestigious Raine & Horne National Awards, recently held in Noosa on the Queensland Sunshine Coast.

Raine & Horne Marrickville principal Michael Smith said homebuyers were attracted by the area’s wide variety of homes, and that Marrickville could no longer be considered a poor cousin to other inner ring suburbs.

“Marrickville homebuyers have access to many different styles of homes, from single fronted cottages for between $635,000 and $840,000, to Federation homes with big backyards for $1.1 million plus," Mr Smith said.

“Overall there is a good mix of properties in the area, and while some might look like 1880’s terraces or worker’s cottages on the outside, quite often they have been extensively renovated with modern fit outs on the inside.”

According to Mr Smith, auctions are a popular method of selling and buying a home in Marrickville, a point underscored by Raine & Horne Marrickville’s third placing in the ‘Top Office – Auction Listings’ category at the national awards.

The firm also grabbed a top ten finish in the ‘Top Office – Number of Sales’ category, and Mr Smith believes the results confirm Raine & Horne Marrickville’s approach to selling real estate.

“This shows that our core strategy of selling homes via the auction process is a successful and appropriate method of sale for this area,” he said.

“It is also proof of our structured approach to selling real estate, and the fact that we use all the systems available to us to secure a good outcome for our clients.”

Indeed, the firm’s effective use of Raine & Horne’s market leading financial, business and contact management system, rh compass, to manage their property listings and communications, allowed Raine & Horne Marrickville to secure the ‘RH Compass Office of the Year’ award.

The firm also boasts one of Australia’s top real estate salespeople in Filippo D’Arrigo.  Filippo secured a top three finish in the ‘Top Salesperson – Number of Sales’ category, and a top ten finish in the ‘Top Salesperson – Dollar Value’ category.

Mr Smith said Mr D’Arrigo’s awards were well deserved.

“Filippo puts 100% towards self-improvement through training and education, and he works very hard and sticks to the business of looking after people,” Mr Smith said.

This philosophy of hard work and customer service had been at the core of Raine & Horne Marrickville’s success and had cemented the firm’s leading role in the local property market.

“Raine & Horne Marrickville has been at the forefront when it comes to exposing this area to potential homebuyers, and people have now discovered the good value on offer here," Mr Smith said.

Strong market fundamentals like these, as well as an experienced team of hard-working professionals, left Raine & Horne Marrickville poised for further success in the year ahead, he said.

“We have a group of people at Raine & Horne Marrickville whose entire real estate experience has been with Raine & Horne, and when you combine this with our stable management team, we are well-positioned for 2012.”

For all your property needs contact Raine & Horne Marrickville on (02) 9560 7599.

Raine & Horne is an iconic Australian property firm, with more than 360 offices worldwide. Also an established Superbrand along with Qantas, Vegemite, Woolworths and Myer, the company has four distinct property service brands including Raine & Horne Residential, Raine & Horne Commercial, Raine & Horne Rural and Raine & Horne Financial.

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For further media information contact:          

Michael Smith, Principal Raine & Horne Marrickville, 02 9560 7599 or 0407 703 545

Anna Truman, National Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator, 02 9258 5448