Barry Plant Group raises $100,000 in annual “Wishtober” initiative for children with life-threatening medical conditions
Now in its fourth consecutive year, Barry Plant’s fundraising initiative “Wishtober” raised $100,000 for Make-a-Wish® Australia, a charity that makes wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. For the past four years, the group has renamed October “Wishtober” and the initiative has raised more than $450,000 in total for Make-a-Wish® Australia since its inception. Now a much-loved tradition within the Barry Plant Group, each of the group’s offices contributes donations from commissions earned on every property sold throughout October. The Corporate office also dona...
A record year for Barry Plant in a slowing Victorian property market.
While the 2016–17 financial year saw the total value of property sold across the Victorian real estate market dip by 1.4%, the Barry Plant Group enjoyed another record year with a growth of 7.5% in the value of properties sold. The total number of properties sold across the Victorian market as a whole dropped by a significant 5.3% last financial year, but the numbers held steady for the Barry Plant Group, who also reported a promising start to the new fiscal year. July and August number of sales for the network were up by nearly 11%, and the value of sales jumped nearly 20% above the previous ...
Offices across the entire 80-office Barry Plant network are gearing up for the most important month of the year – Wishtober. The month when money from every property sold by Barry Plant agents, is donated to Make-A-Wish Australia – a wonderful organisation that works to make the cherished wishes come true for children and teenagers who are suffering life-threatening illnesses. Over the last three years, Barry Plant has raised over $350,000 for Make-A-Wish and they are hopeful of raising $100,000 this year to add to their tally. You can make a difference too, visit www.makeawish.org.au to fund...
The Barry Plant Group announced the launch of its new branding, to be rolled out in the first quarter of 2017, at the Annual Barry Plant Kick Start conference today. Victoria’s number one real estate network has made subtle changes to its logo over the years, but this is the group’s first major update since 2006. The new look is fresh, contemporary and sophisticated, broadening the brand’s appeal and versatility across all demographics and markets. It will ensure that Barry Plant remains at the leading edge in Victoria’s real estate market and provides a platform to fulfil the Group’s goal of ...
Barry Plant Group throws its support behind Women’s Property Initiatives
The Barry Plant Group is working to help support victims of domestic and family violence by delivering practical support to Women’s Property Initiatives (WPI), a non-profit organisation that provides affordable, long-term housing for women and children experiencing social disadvantage – often as a result of domestic violence. “The availability of decent, low cost rental accommodation is a growing concern in Victoria, and women are at the greatest risk of homelessness due to a number of well-publicised social factors,” says Barry Plant CEO, Mike McCarthy. “Supporting an organisation that provid...
Furious criticism prompts agent recommendation site LocalAgentFinder to change how it operates.
A leading agent recommendation site that’s been the target of furious criticism about the way it runs its business from both agents and property sellers has vowed to change the way it operates. After a number of damning reports in Fairfax Media – which owns Domain – LocalAgentFinder chief executive officer Matt McCann says he’s undertaken an extensive review of operating practices and procedures since he was appointed 10 weeks ago, and will be introducing changes in the new year. The admission comes as more agents continue to slam the site for not comparing agents as it has always claimed it d...
Barry Plant real estate raises over $100,000 for Make-A-Wish® Australia, bringing three-year total to $350,000.
For the third year running, the Barry Plant raised in excess of $100,000 during October for Make-A-Wish – an organisation that grants wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. The total amount raised this year brings the three-year figure of funds raised by Barry Plant for Make-A-Wish to $350,000. Each year since 2014, Barry Plant has renamed October “Wishtober”, with each of its 80+ offices making sizeable donations from the commissions on properties sold throughout the month, and the Corporate Office also donating to boost the final amount. To help keep the momen...
Barry Plant Geelong’s Sally Freijah wins Property Management Business Development Manager of the Year at Awards event.
Congratulations to Sally Freijah from Barry Plant Geelong, who was awarded Property Management Business Development Manager of the Year at the Barry Plant Awards for Excellence last night. After just 12 months in the industry, Sally has gained a reputation that earned her the prestigious title. Focussing on service rather than price, Sally’s organisation and time management, her attention to detail, and genuine interest in every landlord and their property ensures she delivers Barry Plant’s renowned Red Carpet Experience time after time. Sally’s customer service skills coupled with a strong ma...
Barry Plant Group appoints Brad Cooper as Franchise Manager
This month, The Barry Plant Group welcomes Brad Cooper aboard as Franchise Manager. Brad’s appointment will see Victoria’s top real estate network build on its reputation for providing the best training and support to its offices. “Brad has been trained by some of the best in the business,” said Group CEO Mike McCarthy. “He brings significant additional skills and experience to our team, and we are delighted to have him on board.” A proven performer with more than twenty years’ experience in real estate, Brad is a fully licenced real estate agent and REIV accredited auctioneer. In his new role...
Barry Plant’s red carpet experience to roll out in Keilor East.
Victoria’s number one real estate network The Barry Plant Group has opened a new office in Keilor East, headed by experienced directors Bill Karp and Frank Bernardelle. Bill and Frank have been in real estate together for over 30 years, and are currently the Directors of the nearby Barry Plant offices in Niddrie and Essendon. Keilor East will be their third office in the City of Moonee Valley. In opening this office, Bill is excited to bring really focused services to an area that Barry Plant already has great market presence in. “We can deliver so much more to sellers and landlords because of...
Barry Plant’s technology move ‘the way of the future’.
The chief executive of leading Victorian real estate group Barry Plant explains how the company changed its technology offering to better suit the needs of its franchisees. Barry Plant CEO Mike McCarthy told REB technology is becoming increasingly important in real estate, which is why the group spent the last two years revamping its entire platform. “We now have a platform that is far more flexible, working off a data warehouse where we can provide flexibility to our franchisees and their salespeople in terms of the CRM systems they use, for example,” Mr McCarthy said. “Instead of being locke...
One of Victoria’s largest real estate groups has revealed plans to expand into new markets, including ambitions to open up to 12 new offices in one capital city. Barry Plant CEO Mike McCarthy told REB that after a period of stagnant growth, the group is now rapidly expanding its local Melbourne market, as well as opening new offices in Adelaide.Earlier this month, the group opened its first office in Norwood, with Michael Duff serving as director. Mr Duff is supported by Elesa Wood as general manager and Linda Baker as sales manager. “We are delighted with how they have been going with s...
Barry Plant Group raises $100,000 in annual “Wishtober” initiative for children with life-threatening medical conditions Now in its fourth consecutive year, Barry Plant’s fundraising initiative “Wishtober” raised $100,000...
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