Mildura Weekly : Friday January 19 Vol 12 No 11
4 SPECIAL BARRY PLANT WRAP MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018 4 SPECIAL BARRY PLANT REAL ESTATEWRAP MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018 Get the price your home deserves. A house is more than just wood, bricks, stone, metal and glass. It’s home, Your home. When the time comes to sell your property, get the agent and the price your home deserves. Because at Barry Plant, our team of experts understand how valuable the family home is. Start with Excellence Barry Plant Mildura 79 Pine Avenue 03 5021 4600 From humble beginnings in the 1970’s to Victoria’s market leading Real Estate Franchise today, the Barry Plant Group is focusing on expansion into regional Victoria with the outstanding success of its Mildura office proof that the brand delivers top real estate results in country towns as well as Melbourne suburbs. The real estate franchise started out as a husband and wife business in the Melbourne suburb of Templestowe in 1979 where Barry Plant and his wife Karen created a concept, initially known as “branchising”, in a market where real estate franchising was still embryonic in Australia, particularly Victoria. The company grew steadily adding 16 offices, whilst on the other side of town, E J Doherty, led by Vic Care, was doing the same. The two companies came together in 1999 and with their combined resources provided an even higher level of services to their clients. The new company initially traded as Barry Plant Doherty before eventually dropping “Doherty” in 2006. Now The Barry Plant Group holds the lion’s share of the metropolitan market with 11,000 sales per annum and 35,000 properties under management. Since joining the Barry Plant Group in 2011 the Mildura office has quickly risen through the ranks of the 80 office network winning huge market share in both sales and property management. The CEO and Director, Mike McCarthy, said that the success of the Mildura office has proven the Barry Plant brand and culture can successfully travel to regional areas. “We have a great franchise offering,” he said, “But it’s more than our brand. It’s about our tailored training, our systems and most importantly our culture. The success of the Mildura office has proven beyond doubt that we can certainly provide these tools to a remote office. We are now focussing on regional Victoria as part of our growth strategy.” At the annual Barry Plant Awards for Excellence in 2017, the entire network celebrated the outstanding achievements of individuals and offices within the Group for the last financial year and Barry Plant Mildura was once again recognised as the winners in their categories of both the Office with the Highest Number of Total Sales and Number 1 Office of the Year. Originally operating from the boot of a couple of Burgundy cars back in 1993, Mildura Real Estate, as it was formally known, has now evolved to the award winning industry leading real estate agency, Barry Plant Mildura. Soon after being established by local agents David McPhee and Brian Erskine, Mildura Real Estate took occupancy of their existing office at 79 Pine Avenue, Mildura. The premises has been extended twice and undergone numerous facelifts, to now accommodate well in excess of 20 staff handling the affairs of hundreds of landlords and tenants and record numbers of sales on daily basis. Agency Directors Tense Venneri and Martin Scott, who have been with the company for 24 and 18 of those years respectively, have witnessed wholesale changes within the industry. “There biggest shifts, in particular, have been the availability of sales data, online advertising and electronic communication,” Mr Venneri said. “We have access to all of the latest tools of the industry, regular training for all of our staff and a calendar of events that keep us engaged with the leaders of the industry,” he said. But Mr Venneri, who has become one of Mildura’s most highly regarded agents, still relies on talking to people... genuine communication. “Being aligned with Barry Plant, we are 100% confident we are at the forefront of technology when it comes to your property being seen, but we still value face-to-face communication,” he said. “Real Estate is and always will be about helping people with their needs and property plays a big part in people’s lives,” he said. Mildura Real Estate has been quick to move with the times, also trading for a period as ResCom Property and Finance. “Throughout the journey we have strived to provide the best property solutions for Sunraysia”. “We have found the best possible suitor in Barry Plant, which has brought industry leading practices to Mildura, and buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants have responded to the progressive steps taken by the local firm. “Since aligning ourselves with The Barry Plant Group in 2011 our business has grown year on year. “With the forward thinking of the Franchisor we intend to continue to deliver the very best real estate service available,” he said. Mildura office a bright star in Victoria’s most successful real estate group. The journey never ends... This year marks 25 years in the journey of one of Mildura’s most well-known locally-owned businesses. Barry Plant Group Chief Executive Officer Mike McCarthy has been a driving force behind the growth of the Barry Plant Franchise since taking the lead role in 2001.
Friday January 12 Vol 12 No 10
Friday January 26 Vol 12 No 12