Queanbeyan agency makes the switch after 20 years with Elders
Elders Queanbeyan | Jerrabomberra | Googong has announced it has rebranded and joined the LJ Hooker Group.
Industry veteran Peter Stumbles, who has been in real estate for more than 40 years, Jonathon Stumbles and Kellie Eagles led the agency’s transformation to LJ Hooker Queanbeyan | Jerrabomberra | Googong.
Mr Stumble said the decision to rebrand will help bolster their market presence in a highly competitive and in-demand region.
“Our decision to rebrand to the best-known name in real estate, LJ Hooker, means we can capture market share faster and future-proof the business. Australians know and trust the LJ Hooker name, so combined with our local market knowledge and expertise further cements our position in the Queanbeyan region.
“LJ Hooker Group’s technology, lead generation and training are like nothing else in the industry and taking a leadership position is imperative in our shifting real estate market to better service customers.
“We know that customers are looking not just for the most experienced agents but those achieving the highest results. Being in a result driven industry, our team is resolute with the ability and drive to deliver at every point of the customers’ real estate journey, so they receive better service, efficiencies and results each time they come to us.
“The Queanbeyan region is ripe with opportunity, seeing year-on-year growth of approximately 15% and days on market dramatically reduced to low as 7 days. Currently, we are seeing high demand from local and interstate investors, who see the region as a ‘bubble’, taking advantage of our nearby neighbour Canberra, because of the always reliable and secure public service job market pushing up average rental prices.
“We are a family-owned and operated agency known as the Queanbeyan region’s most experienced sales and rentals team. Joining the LJ Hooker Group provides the ideal vehicle for us to become an even greater force in our local area,” said Mr Stumble.
LJ Hooker Group State Director Stephen Mutton said the ACT based agency coming onboard demonstrated the value in joining the network.
“We are delighted to welcome Peter, Jonathon, Kellie and their team to the network. It was a huge decision for them to take the business in this direction after 20 years with a competitor – we are grateful for the trust they have showed in our powerhouse brand.
“With a career spanning four decades, having also had a hand in the conception of the Googong Township, Peter brings with him exceptional leadership expertise and tremendous local market insight, as do Jonathan and Kellie in sales and property management respectively, which will help further cement the success of the LJ Hooker brand in ACT.
“Our mission is to create and support offices that can withstand the ever-changing and competitive real estate landscape, and we have enormous faith that Peter, Jonathan and Kellie will do just that with our assistance.”