One of the country’s most established real estate brands is forging ahead with its rigorous expansion plans, with three new locations opening across Queensland and South Australia in July.
Elders Real Estate will open offices in Queensland in Toogoom and Northern Beaches, and in South Australia on the Yorke Peninsula as well as new franchise locations in Ardrossan and Port Vincent.
The new offices in Queensland will increase Elders’ presence in the sunshine state to 107 locations.
Experienced agents and agency operators Margarita Drewsen and Neville Parton will establish Elders Real Estate Toogoom and Northern Beaches.
The pair are long-time residents and local agents in the area, with over 15 years’ experience in the marketing and selling of some of the most prestigious properties in the Wide Bay area.
Ms Drewsen said that they wanted to gain access to the Elders brand as well as its tools and support.
“We love the brand and everything Elders represents,” Ms Drewsen said.
“We’re very excited to be part of the network and to be working with the Elders team.”
Elders Queensland franchise manager Colin Hawkins said that he is pleased to have “another high-quality team” join the network.
“Margarita has such a big connection to the local marketplace,” Mr Hawkins said.
“Not only does her team market and manage real estate, they also develop property in the area. They will now operate Elders Toogoom and Northern Beaches, along with Elders Real Estate Burrum Heads.”
Husband and wife team Len and Vickie Easther will lead the new Elders Real Estate Yorke Peninsula.
They have more than 30 years’ local knowledge.
Ms Easther said that the move to Elders will further enhance their service offering.
“As Elders Real Estate Yorke Peninsula, we will continue to help our clients reach their real estate dreams by guiding them with our services and expertise, backed by an iconic brand and access to the latest technologies and marketing techniques.”
Elders franchise manager Darren Barlow said that he is delighted the Easthers are joining the network.
“Our presence and footprint in South Australia is continuing to grow and so is our real estate offering on the Yorke Peninsula,” Mr Barlow said.
“The team at Elders Real Estate Yorke Peninsula will service rural and residential clients, as well as valuations, property management and holiday rentals.”
Mr Barlow said that the Easthers have been specialising in all aspects of property on the Yorke Peninsula since 1976.
They are well known throughout the Yorke Peninsula and heavily invested in the community, sponsoring many sport and community events, the franchise manager said.
He added that Ms Easther is a “passionate” member of the Ardrossan Angels, a volunteer organisation fundraising for the Relay For Life anti-cancer foundation.