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Fine days ahead for Raine & Horne’s latest Qld acquisition

By Orana Durney-Benson
02 November 2023 | 1 minute read
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The new outpost is set to consolidate the national brand’s presence in the Sunshine Coast.

Real estate super brand Raine & Horne has recently launched a new office in the Sunshine Coast hinterland regions of Glenview and Glasshouse Mountains.

The opening of Raine & Horne Glenview/Glasshouse Mountains follows the network’s acquisition of the local independent agency SCR Hinterland Property.

New Zealander Garry Jones, an experienced real estate principal who was formerly based in Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands, is set to lead the team. Ben Guillemet, a Sunshine Coast local and former SCR Hinterland Property team member, will be coming on board the new-look Raine & Horne team too.

Mr Jones shared that during his time as an independent principal in Bowen, “Steve Worrad, the general manager of Raine & Horne Queensland, approached me multiple times, suggesting a brand switch.”

When Mr Jones finally made the decision to relocate to the Sunshine Coast, he got in touch with Raine & Horne and offered to open a new office with the brand.

Having recently relocated to be nearer to family, Mr Jones said he’s eager to get his leadership at Raine & Horne Glenview/Glasshouse Mountains underway.

“Kyle Pitman, the business development manager at Raine & Horne, located an office space that seemed to tick plenty of boxes,” he recalled.

“Located on Steve Irwin Way, frequented by approximately 1 million passing vehicles annually,” the Raine & Horne team saw the SCR Hinterland Property office as “a golden opportunity to kickstart a venture without building everything from the ground up”.

“We can’t wait to bring our commitment to helping people buy and sell homes in Glenview and Glasshouse Mountains as we did in Bowen, but now with the backing of a powerhouse like Raine & Horne.”

Joining Mr Jones at the helm of the new office is his wife, general manager Rose Jones. The pair are particularly excited about the chance to expand their technological outreach and streamline their digital systems.

And beyond that, as Mr Jones explained: “The technology and the systems that Raine & Horne have are way beyond what an independent could organise and fund themselves.

“As independents, we find it challenging to finance such advanced technology. However, when we become part of a group like Raine & Horne, the costs are distributed among all members, making it much more affordable.”

Located just over an hour north of Brisbane and a quick 20-minute drive from the coast, Raine & Horne Glenview/Glasshouse Mountains will focus on selling residential properties and acreage blocks.

With a median house price of $750,000 to $800,000, Mr Jones claimed the area is “an attractive destination for investors and buyers alike”.

Raine & Horne is not the only network that wants a slice of the Sunshine Coast market, with Belle Property and LJ Hooker both planting flags in the region in the last few months.

Fine days ahead for Raine & Horne’s latest Qld acquisition
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