Following a record start to the year, Savills has announced the appointment of an experienced agent who is bringing over 20 years of experience to the table.
Aaron McLean has been appointed as Savills Australia’s director of metropolitan and regional sales and will be based in the Sydney office.
Mr McLean brings with him 22 years of experience with PRD Nationwide, LJ Hooker and CBRE, with an emphasis on metropolitan markets.
Managing director of NSW Simon Fenn said that Mr McLean will be focusing on the North Shore market.
“As part of a national strategy, [the North Shore] is a division we will continue to grow and develop to better service a broader range of clients around suburban Sydney,” Mr Fenn said.
The news of the appointment and the focus on the North Shore area follows the announcement of Savills’ five offices on Sydney’s upper North Shore achieving a record $38 million of sales in the first six weeks of 2018.
On the result, director of Savills residential Charles Caravousanos said that January was a record month, and February had “extremely” positive results.
“Local buyers have kicked into gear early this year, wanting to get in quick if they felt they’d missed out on a property in 2017 or making that mental leap to commit to downsizing or upsizing this year,” Mr Caravousanos said.
“Our record start to 2018 and high auction bookings for February and March reflect a number of targeted marketing strategies we have introduced for our vendors. With 32 auctions scheduled for February and March so far, and 12 set for Saturday, 24 February, alone, we are looking forward to month-on-month growth this year.
“Those considering selling their property in 2018 may have been scared by news that the market would fall, but with the Reserve Bank keeping interest rates on hold last week, and our strong start to the year, it’s certainly clear that there are buyers and now is a good time to sell.”