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By Debra Watchman
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27th January, 2016

With January almost done and dusted we are well and truly into the swing of 2016. We’re excited to announce the opening of new businesses at Ray White Burwood and Ray White Romsey. We wish these teams every success and welcome them to the Ray White group.

Did you know Ray White Victoria & Tasmania held 458 training events last year? I am confident this is more than most Victoria/Tasmania real estate groups combined! If it has been a while since you last attended any form of training whether it be sales, property management, Principal or administration, click here to view our training calendar.

Finally, I would like to congratulate everyone for their wonderful support throughout 2015 of Finnan’s Gift – Ray White Victoria & Tasmania raised $111,092.28 for this fantastic charity. An extraordinary effort by our wonderful group.

Have a great week.

Domenic Belfiore
Ray White Vic/Tas CEO

Review Of The Week
Congratulations to Karen Chernishov from Ray White Glen Waverley for receiving this glowing testimonial from a very happy vendor!

“Karen is a wonderful real estate agent. Obviously when you are selling a house the most important thing is to get the best price possible. Based on my experience with Karen, not only will you achieve that (especially if selling in Mulgrave) but you will also get an agent who helps make what can be a daunting experience, relatively easy.

From the very beginning, Karen’s knowledge of the local market, providing simple styling hints to highlight the best features of your home in photos and open for inspections, and experience with different marketing campaigns made it an easy decision to go with Karen.

Also throughout the process she provided printed results from website searches on our property, feedback from buyers from every inspection, always prepared you for the next step in the process, and did the little extras like bringing treats for our kids.
aOn auction day we had several buyers and we achieved a result better than we hoped for, and I know that was a result of Karen’s great work. As a result it is my great pleasure to recommend Karen.”

Well done Karen, keep up the great work.

Raise More Hands Auction Campaign
This March, Ray White is rallying Australia to Raise More Hands and hold more auctions over a two week period than ever achieved in the market. It’s an offer only a Group of our size can create – we need you to raise your hand to be part of it.  Together, we are revolutionising the way buyers experience real estate marketing. Bookings are now open for you to pre-commit to a one page minimum in the national News Limited lift-out on Sunday 28 February plus a generous digital package.  Lift-out only has space for 500 listings (this means only 42 pages across the entire network…so be quick!). It’s a first in, first secured basis.

The lift-out has space for 500 listings and we only have three pages available – first in, first secured basis.
1 module ad in 1.9million Sunday papers across Australia on 28 February with augmented reality enhancement
positioning on the exclusive Raise More Hands website booster (re-run your ad for free for 45 days if it doesn’t sell at auction!)
All of this for only $498 per property! Only 3 full pages left!

Click here for more information & secure your spot here!

You’ve got questions, Macca has answers
To hear Macca answer all your questions regarding ‘Raise More Hands’ click the image above or simply click here.

Property Management Update: Reporting
A new year brings many new things, including a new reporting survey.

The data gathered through the surveys has been extremely valuable in giving us a real insight into the network, and is currently with our marketing team who are creating some fantastic claims for you to use in your marketing.

We have made a few minor changes to the survey based on the feedback from the network and from the marketing team.
Please see the new survey via the link here your office administrator can complete this as soon as you have the confirmed figures for January.

Thank you again to all those completing the surveys. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Suki Says: Do you know WeChat?
In January 2011, Tencent a Chinese company debuted WeChat. Since then it has become one of the largest social networks in China. By January 2015 the number of registered WeChat accounts in China hit 1.1 billion, with an additional 100 million users outside of China. The average Chinese adult spends more than 40 minutes a day on WeChat. These days, Chinese people use the app to upload their daily lives, news, photos, videos etc. This app is essentially a combined version of Facebook, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, Instagram, Tinder and PayPal. As a real estate agent, WeChat can not only help you to create more business but is also a great tool to building relationships with your clients. We will be holding WeChat training on Wednesday 24th February from 10:00am-12:00pm at Ray White Corporate on how to set up your account and how to use the app. To register to the training please click here.
For any questions, contact Suki Fei

Check out Ray White’s New Buyers Guide!
Show potential clients that you have the know how to support them through their house hunting journey and position yourself as the expert who can find them their dream home.

View the digital version here.

Celebrate Chinese New Year!
Celebrate the year of the monkey on February 8 with a range of Chinese New Year marketing tools designed to help you promote this important event to your clients and in your community.
Check out available products and the campaign summary here.

Ray White Carnegie Welcome’s New Baby Francesca! 
Ray White Carnegie would like to congratulate Sales Consultant Tom Grieve and his wife Caroline on the arrival of their beautiful daughter Francesca Jackman Grieve, born on the 4th of January at 3:15pm. Mum and baby are healthy and home, Dad is back at work ready for a big February.
Francesca is the first of 3 baby girls due to arrive in early 2016 to our team, must be something in the water!

Submitted by Siobhan Hawken – Ray White Carnegie.

A Sale A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!
Ray White Reservoir would like to send a special shout out to our Project Sales Consultant:
George Gimelli.

Last week George sold five properties in five days.

What a way to kick off 2016. Well Done George!

Submitted by Heather Mellican – Ray White Reservoir

Training Dates
Sales Training
Sales Training
Tuesday 2nd – Wednesday 3rd February | Principal’s Accelerate Training | 10:00 – 4:00pm (Principal’s Only)

Victoria/Tasmania Corporate Team Contacts

Domenic Belfiore 
0416 047 870
Stephen Dullens
BDE – Finance
0439 611 007
Michael Teague
BDE – Regional
0418 361 865
Suki Fei
BDE – Sales
0424 040 707
Karly Gleich
BDE – Digital
03 8554 4611
Ken Baker
BDE – Sales
0429 822 239
Tricia Crombie
BPE – Property Management
0478 881 443
Benjamin Burling
BPE – Property Management
0499 580 194
Chanel Bilsborough
Corporate Support
03 8554 4611
Maddison Boothroyd
State Administrator
03 8554 4611
Giorgina Stewart 
Corporate Support/Recruitment
03 8554 4611
Fran Giles
Administration Assistant
03 8554 4611
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