Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
Raine & Horne Bribie Island will celebrate the opening of its new office at Shop 4, 229 Goodwin Drive, Bribie Island, with an event for staff, friends and local businesses from 4.30pm, on Friday 9th July, 2010.

The event will also celebrate the new ownership of Raine & Horne Bribie Island. The leading property firm will now be operated by Gay Rossi and her son-in-law Alastair Kay.

Gay Rossi has worked on the island for the past six years running the independent rental portfolio Rent Biz and has worked with another real estate group. As a result, Ms Rossi brings significant property management experience to the new franchise.

Alaistair Kay, who will be Raine & Horne Bribie Island’s sales manager, previously worked in corporate training with another leading property group before switching to sales.

Proud of her independent business, leading property group Raine & Horne worked hard to convince Ms Rossi to join its growing Queensland network. “I was very impressed with the fact that Raine & Horne is technology driven and the brand has the edge as far as franchising is concerned,” Mr Rossi explained.

“Raine & Horne is building market share in Queensland and it was the right time to get in on the act,” she added.

Eager to extend her relationship with the island community of 26,000, Ms Rossi said she has watched the area, which is 85km from Brisbane, develop over the past decade. “The demographics have changed dramatically over the past 10 years. It’s shifted from a holiday and fishing area for families, to a popular location for young professionals who are commuting to Brisbane.

Despite attracting more professionals from Brisbane, Bribie Island has managed to maintain its small town charm. “There are a lot of original houses that are occupied. It’s like Noosa was 30 years ago,” Ms Rossi added.

With a significant rent roll, Ms Rossi will continue her strong property management focus with Raine & Horne Bribie Island. “Investors should take note that rental yields are sitting around 4-4.5%, with properties worth $400,000 renting at around $350 per week,” added Ms Rossi.

Looking forward to teaming up with her son-in-law Alastair, who moved his family to Bribie Island, Ms Rossi looks set to build a family empire. “We’ve been thinking about going into business for a couple of years, but the timing has never been quite right,” Ms Rossi said. Eager to start work in the new office, Mr Kay said Ms Rossi’s knowledge and skill in property management would be an asset for the new office.

“It’s great working with my mother-in-law. She is a fantastic operator and very experienced in rentals,” Mr Kay said.

As for the local property market, Mr Kay said the median home price is $400,000 for a 3-4 bedroom, two bathroom property on a 600sqm block. “There are plenty of buyers and sellers – it’s a matter of vendors getting the price right. Prices in the region double every seven years,” Mr Kay explained.

Angus Raine, CEO, Raine & Horne said, “Gay is well-known for her commitment to the local community and we expect Raine & Horne Bribie Island to make a significant contribution to the property market,” added Mr Raine.

The highly professional and experienced team at Raine & Horne Bribie Island is ready to help you realise your goals in all areas of real estate including residential sales and management.

For all your property needs contact Raine & Horne Bribie Island on (07) 3410 1853.

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Raine & Horne

Raine & Horne is an iconic Australian property firm, with more than 400 offices providing worldwide coverage.

Also an established Superbrand the company has four distinct property service brands including Raine & Horne Residential, Raine & Horne Commercial, Raine & Horne Financial Services and Raine & Horne Rural. As one of the largest real estate Franchise operations in Australia our real estate agents help our clients buy and sell houses, house and land, apartments, townhouses, commercial, industrial, retail and rural real estate as well as brokering financial loan and mortgage products.

The Raine & Horne website includes thousands of properties for sale and lease including investment properties, rental properties and holiday lettings.
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P: (07)3410 1853
M: 0405 011 511


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