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WA’s number 1 joins Australia’s number 1

On Jun 15 2015

Vivien Yap joins LJ Hooker   LJ Hooker today announced West Australia’s top sales ...

Vivien Yap joins LJ Hooker


LJ Hooker today announced West Australia’s top sales specialist, Vivien Yap, is joining the group motivated by an opportunity to take the next step in her highly successful real estate sales career.


Recognised as the leading agent in the premium Perth’s western suburbs, Ms Yap is opening the doors, as Principal, of LJ Hooker Claremont.


Ms Yap was awarded by peak industry body, the Real Estate Institute of WA,  their Top Salesperson in 2014 and their Grandmaster Salesperson in 2013 awards. This year Real Estate Business ranked Ms Yap as the top sales agent for WA in their national Top 100 Agents ranking.


Ms Yap said the move was a carefully considered decision but a natural next step in her career.


“I work hard for my clients and I want to be able to manage their full sales experience because I am often dealing with what is their biggest asset, their home,” she said.


“To do that I needed to become a principal and be supported by a brand that gives myself and my clients, access to cutting edge marketing tools and emerging technology, continual training and support.


“For me LJ Hooker is a highly respected brand and one of the biggest in the industry. I joined because of an opportunity to be part of a brand on an upward trajectory in Perth and to be part of that success.”


Working in the western suburbs of Perth, Ms Yap is proud of the community and its future.


“Price growth in Claremont and Cottesloe, in particular, has outperformed Perth increasing 9 per cent and 4 per cent year-on-year respectively, compared to 0.7 per cent for the wider city. Having the opportunity to manage many of these sales, I have built a strong understanding of the area and believe it  will continue to perform well in the coming months and years, as it’s a highly sought after pocket in the Perth real estate market.


“Buyers are seeing now as an ideal time to upgrade their family home or take advantage of moving into one of Perth’s most vibrant real estate communities..”


Andrew McCulloch, National Franchise Development Manager for LJ Hooker, said when looking to expand LJ Hooker’s presence in Perth Ms Yap was the ideal professional.


“LJ Hooker is a real estate powerhouse on the east coast of Australia. Now is perfect timing to augment our team in West Australia and build on that success,” he said.


The opening of LJ Hooker Claremont follows the opening of LJ Hooker Bunbury, LJ Hooker North Beach and LJ Hooker Subiaco earlier this year.


“We will be recruiting further during the year to bolster our current teams and establish further new offices in Perth.”


Grant Harrod, LJ Hooker CEO, said he was proud the brand attracted an operator of Ms Yap’s calibre.


“Vivien’s appointment is testament that we are on the right track in terms of strategy and growth,” he said.


“Vivien has got to where she is today by placing her customers at the centre of what she does and being very committed to achieving the best outcome on their behalf.


“LJ Hooker’s journey to being a world-class customer service organisation is underpinned by attracting agents of the calibre of  Vivien,  as a principal in our network.”

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