After 17 years of operating as a family-owned business, Ray White Rural Sarina is gearing up for a “seamless and positive changeover” to new management.
Ray White announced that Richard and Rebecca Murphy will take over the reins of the rural office from Kent and Lesley Street starting 3 May.
The Murphys’ takeover of the franchise comes after two years of living in the Sarina area, a region which they have described as “coming into its own”.
“We love it here, it’s a great place to raise our three daughters and the market has been great, especially with the growth in major local commodities sugar, cattle and mining, with prices as high as they have ever been,” Mr Murphy stated.
The new venture also presents a natural progression for Mr Murphy, who joins the Ray White network after accumulating years of experience in all facets of the industry from working in agriculture for the last 15 years — the last two years of which he has operated as an independent livestock and real estate agent in the local region.
A former cattle buyer in northern NSW, the new franchise leader has experience in livestock as well as rural property sales. He also has knowledge about handling a variety of rural and residential properties in the Sarina region.
“I am so passionate about the industry and I would never want to do anything else, which is why I have been involved in real estate and livestock for so long,” Mr Murphy explained.
He also emphasised that the strategic move will bolster their customers’ experience. “I am very passionate about customer service and integrity. My clients will see I am the same operator, now backed by the biggest real estate agency in the country, Ray White,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mrs Murphy will manage the day-to-day operations of the business while they work hand-in-hand to expand the sales force and property management team over time.
Mr Murphy expressed his optimism about the new venture, which will still operate in the same 1/39 Broad Street, Sarina business location. “This is a seamless and positive changeover and I am excited about the future and what we can achieve here for our clients,” he said.
Speaking on the changing of the hands at the rural location, Ray White Rural managing director Stephen Nell said he was delighted to welcome the Murphys into the network and expressed his support for the husband-and-wife duo in their latest undertaking.
“We feel so blessed when such great, talented people such as Richard and Rebecca Murphy align with us for their future. It’s a compliment to us.”