An award-winning network is ending the year on a high note with five new offices set to open this month in Australia and New Zealand.
LJ Hooker will open new offices in Traralgon and Mornington in Victoria, Portside Hamilton in Queensland, and Hawera and Sandringham in New Zealand.
They take the total to 54 new LJ Hooker offices servicing buyers, sellers, investors and tenants in Australia and New Zealand, and two Harveys offices – Harveys Plymouth and Harveys Manurewa – in New Zealand in 2013. Harveys is a sister brand to LJ Hooker in New Zealand.
Fifteen offices have opened in Victoria this year, making LJ Hooker the state’s fastest growing real estate network. Another 14 offices have opened in New South Wales, six in Queensland and four in Western Australia.
LJ Hooker CEO Georg Chmiel said the group has been very strategic about where it has looked to establish a presence, ensuring principals are the right fit for LJ Hooker.
“To capitalise on an increasingly mobile society, we’ve also concentrated on extending our international reach with the opening of 10 new offices in Indonesia, taking the total to 42, and our first four offices in Dubai,” he said.
“It’s great to be part of new communities both near and far, and working with principals with unmatched local experience and commitment to their customers.
“As property specialists, we play a vital role in building strong and healthy communities, as real estate is the tangible bricks and mortar fabric of all communities.
“This year has been a very exciting time and, looking at our pipeline of new openings, 2014 will build on this momentum.”
LJ Hooker was this year named Australia’s Major Real Estate Network of the Year at the inaugural Australian Real Estate Awards.
“Supporting our growth, we’ve run several hugely successful national marketing campaigns recently, including a series of new television commercials and a spring print and online campaign, which resulted in a national 52 per cent year-on-year lift in appraisals conducted by our agents,” Mr Chmiel said.
“We’re looking forward to continued growth in real estate markets in the coming year and making the real estate dreams of our customers come true.”