Brokers, agents and advisers link up where it all started

Mortgage brokers, real estate agents and financial advisers from all over Australia and New Zealand have spent a memorable evening at the historic village in Crows Nest in Queensland where it all began for property giant Ray White in 1902.

The group were the winners of the group’s biggest-ever referral initiative called LINK which saw every facet of the White family business rewarded for offering their customers a holistic service by referring them across Loan Market, Ray White and Wealth Market.

The dinner at the historic village in Crows Nest, outside Toowoomba, was the pinnacle in a list of prizes offered to the network over the month-long program. Winners were also treated to an educational mentoring session with the White Family and Mark McLeod, CEO of Growth.

The referral program saw Loan Market brokers engaged with more leads, agents undertook more appraisals and Wealth Market’s financial advisers made more appointments while their customers received a complete end-to-end experience.

National sales winner, Ryan Stapleton of Ray White Salisbury in South Australia, said the LINK program gave him a great opportunity to connect with new clients and had “real value add conversations”.

“Our office has always referred to our mortgage broker, but the LINK program kept it top of mind,” said Mr Stapleton, who joined Ray White last August.

“Visiting The Shed was a really great experience and to do it with two of my colleagues was fantastic. It was great to meet Brian and Sam White and also be surrounded by a number of high performers in our network.”

Loan Market mortgage broker Lyndal Linkin, who works in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, was named as the group’s top referrer to Wealth Market.

Ms Linkin has a talent for making property dreams come true by launching lucrative property portfolios for investors. She empowers her clients and helps them transform their financial goals into reality, through leveraging her extensive experience across real estate, finance and accounting.

"The LINK program is an extraordinarily empowering platform for our businesses as it allows us to give our clients a comprehensive service offering,” Ms Linkin said.

"Being able to work with like-minded business owners in the group, across real estate, finance and financial planning, will be what gives us the edge and sets us apart moving forward."

Regional winner, Ray White City Residential Perth selling Principal Brent Compton said he received more leads through the LINK program.

“We got opportunities in both rentals and sales, so it was a wonderful initiative. Working with a Loan Market broker also means we offer the best service to our customers and when you offer another service like a mortgage, it’s another layer of quality customer service,” Mr Compton said.

“I enjoyed the dinner at The Shed in Crows Nest as I am a history buff, but I also loved meeting people from our group from all over Australia and New Zealand for the first time.

“I have met some of the best people in this group over the last two years since becoming a principal. The opportunities for development in the group are fantastic.”