An intimate professional knowledge of many of the people looking to buy property in the Matakana and Omaha area has been a driving force for the team behind the new Ray White office at 44 Matakana Valley Road.
Heather Walton and Mark Bycroft already own the Epsom and Takapuna Ray White franchises, and Matakana-based agent Sue Hatton was previously at Ray White Ponsonby, a combination that made their next move to Matakana a logical one for them all.
Sue says she and Heather had long been finding that every second or third client of theirs in town was looking to buy property in Matakana, Omaha and Point Wells.
“There was a really obvious synergy that we could bring as a strength,” Sue says. “We’re not just another real estate agent, we’re connected to those markets and have close relationships there and that’s a powerful thing to bring.”
She says that already, when showing properties in the area, she knows many of the potential purchasers.
Sue, Heather and Mark also have long family connections locally – Sue has lived in Matakana for six years with her partner Sam and spent holidays in the area as a child, while Mark is ex-Buckleton Beach and Matakana Primary School, and he and Heather have a holiday home at Omaha. With that combined love for the region and 40 years between them in real estate, they are ideally placed to
market local residential, coastal and lifestyle properties, Sue says.
“We have really thought this through, it’s not just setting up an office from scratch. We’re seasoned professionals coming out of highly competitive markets at that high end,” she says. “That wealth of connection and knowledge is invaluable.”
She adds that local homeowners can expect their properties to receive all the advantages of national and international exposure with a respected brand from a team is passionate about the Matakana area.