Policing and real estate might seem like occupations poles apart, but not for the new owners of Ray White Bli Bli.
Ed and Natasha Hackenberg have purchased Ray White Bli Bli from Lyn Gulbransen, who is retiring. While Natasha has worked in the office for the last seven years, Ed is moving on from his career as a senior police officer to join the team.
As a Detective Sergeant I have worked hard to service the people of the Sunshine Coast,” Mr Hackenberg said.
“I’ve been an officer for 25 years, initially in Sydney’s western suburbs and for the past 13 years in the Child Protection and Investigation Unit on the Sunshine Coast. I now look forward to continuing to be involved in our local community, certainly in a very different capacity, but one I’m sure will hold its own challenges and rewards,” he said.
Mrs Hackenberg said her husband wasn’t hard to convince once the opportunity
to buy the business came up.
“I love the industry, we both love our local community and it’s a really great business. We also love the marketing strength the Ray White brand allows us,” Mrs Hackenberg said.
“Ed and I, and our 3 boys, are locals, and we are really excited to own such a great local business. We look forward to continuing Ray White Bli Bli’s excellent community work.”
Things were on the move in Bli Bli Mrs Hackenberg said, with 700 land lots just released in Parklakes, Cutters Ridge progressing to another stage, the redevelopment of the shopping centre and the 2015 launch of Maroochy River golf course.
“Our property sales start at around $330, 000 and go through to the million dollar mark,” she said.
Ray White Queensland CEO, Tony Warland, has welcomed Natasha and Ed to the business, saying he looked forward to continued great results on the Sunshine Coast.
“Our Bli Bli office has always had a wonderful relationship with the community and I know that Ed and Natasha’s energy and dynamic thinking will continue and strengthen this bond,” Mr Warland said.