A merger will see a network’s top performer in South Australia combine with its oldest franchise in the state.
Ray White Grange has been operating under the nationwide network’s banner for more than 30 years. Soon, the team of 12 will be part of an operation of over 70 when they join the Ray White Norwood team under the leadership of Jason Spagnuolo and Sam Brincat.
Growing their business in only four short years, Mr Spagnuolo and Mr Brincat have established themselves as a strong presence in Adelaide’s east and took out the network’s top state award for 2020-2021.
Now expanding into the west, they’re excited to apply their strategies to grow in the city’s sought-after coastal pocket.
“We are incredibly proud of the impact that our team has made on the eastern suburbs of Adelaide, and we are excited to remodel the same formula into the western coastal suburbs,” Mr Spagnuolo said.
Joining the team are John and Paula Berno, who opened the Grange office three decades ago.
Mr Spagnuolo said that he and Mr Brincat were “thrilled to be working with a group of fantastic operators who know this region inside out, and we know that the commitment from the whole team will be our key to success”.
Mr Brincat nodded to the Bernos’ long-term commitment to Ray White and their knowledge of the area, noting that the teams were “excited to learn from each other and be part of that history”.
Grange’s location as a beachside suburb marks a change from the lively entertainment district of Norwood, and Mr Brincat and Mr Spagnuolo said they were excited to expand their areas of expertise.
Ryan Evans, chief operations officer of the team, who has been an integral part of Ray White Norwood’s expansion efforts, added that the area was a particularly attractive location for families.
“It provides a little more privacy and a relaxed atmosphere than some of the busier Adelaide beaches,” he said.
“Everyone wants to be close to the beach, and Grange really offers that lifestyle while still only being 15 minutes from the CBD.”
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