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Ray White Bli Bli – New Premises

By Ed Hackenberg

One year on and the new owners at Ray White Bli Bli have made substantial changes to their business. Most notably is their recent move from their ‘house premises’ to the very busy ‘River Market Shopping Centre’. Ray White Bli Bli’s new premises covers over 160 sqm, which incorporates a modern reception area, large sales office (for 8 sales staff), Property Management office, a meeting room and board / training room. There will also be another property display board in the centre to promote their listings.

“We really would like to thank Michael & Roz White of ‘Whites IGA’ and Howard of ‘Gone Bonkers’ for initiating this idea and supporting a local Bli Bli business. They knew the look that we were after and they did their best to accommodate us with the necessary space.” Natasha Hackenberg said.

The team continues with Ed Hackenberg (Principal), Natasha Hackenberg (Sales), Andrew Vockler (Sales), Jackson Taylor (Sales), Belinda Lee and Melanie Brien (Property Management), Kimberely Kennedy and Shanesia Heystraten (Admin and reception).

“We are committed to growth and will soon commence recruiting people who share our values and our vision to drive Bli Bli and our surrounding areas in the right direction. Ed Hackenberg said. “Our vision is to create a real estate business & experience that Bli Bli deserves”.

Not only has there been a change in their physical presence, the team has engaged with internet portal companies such as Realestate.com to ensure they also have the maximum online digital exposure for their clients.

“We have increased our presence on Realestate.com. All our properties online can be guaranteed to display on the top of page 1, at no extra cost to our clients. A realestate.com, ‘Premiere’ listing creates 20X more views than a standard listing. Selling property is about volume and in this growing market, the more people viewing your property, the greater the competition to achieve the best price out there. Selling property in a matter of hours to one buyer with little competition is not necessarily a good thing.” Natasha Hackenberg said.

As the local Ray White office, the agency has been fielding interstate inquiry regarding Bli Bli’s sale prices and rental yields. This is undoubtedly the result of unprecedented council infrastructure projects in our neighbourhood, Bli Bli’s $20m Commercial centre and the the Parklakes 2 development.

“It has been great, we have had more people viewing our properties than ever, both online and in our shop window. Our move to the ‘River Markets’ has provided the best local exposure for our sellers in Bli Bli. In our second week, whilst we were still trying to connect phones into the new office, seven of our properties in our window went under contract.” Ed said.

The agency will continue to provide a ‘Justice of the Peace’ service, working with local community groups, and Bli Bli State School.

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