Two familiar faces in the Albany property scene have joined a local property group, as they look to build on an already established brand.
As of 10 August, Darren Leslie and Tam Emin took ownership of the Ray White Albany office, with Mr Leslie focusing on sales and Ms Emin specialising in property management.
The pair have joined Albany real estate industry icon Graham Walker and are bringing on another member of Mr Leslie’s prior sales team, Rhett Bull.
Mr Leslie brings with him 11 years of real estate experience, recording the largest amount of properties sold in the Albany region for the last eight years.
Ms Emin also brings extensive experience to the team after 17 years of working in property management and recently heading one of the largest property portfolios in Albany.
Mr Leslie said a change of ownership has not changed the exceptional services residents currently experience.
“Consumers want someone who is professional, competent and likeable and that’s the key and what we strive for everyday,” the Albany owner said.
“Real estate agents are very good at complicating things, but when you boil it down, real estate should flow and be stress-free, and that’s what we want to convey to our clients.”
Mr Leslie also acknowledged Mr Walker’s role in building a successful business over the past 40 years.
“He has a fantastic reputation in town and will still be a part of the business in a sales role. We are looking forward to working with his many loyal clients,” he said.
“The office has a great history and has been run well for many years, and we are very thankful for the opportunity to take over the business and put it on its path to a new chapter.”
Ray White Western Australia CEO Mark Whiteman welcomed Mr Leslie and Ms Emin to the Ray White family.
“We are fortunate to have a strong presence in the Great Southern region, and when we add Darren, Rhett and Tam to that, we can only be excited about the future of Ray White in Albany,” Mr Whiteman said.