The Ray White Group is delighted to be recruiting a promising local agent on the Gold Coast.
James Drake has joined Ray White Sovereign Island and will particularly focus on the luxury and prestige waterfront market on the Gold Coast.
The young agent has a bold ambition to be one of the Sunshine State’s best over the next five years.
“The idea of joining a great brand that offered so much support and exposure, not only on the Gold Coast but nationally, really appealed to me,” said Mr. Drake.
“The longevity of the company in the region and the people within this company have me excited and I really look forward to working with like-minded people across the country.
“I was not born here, but grew up in the area for the past 20 years, so I enjoy great connections and connections from what I have already built so far in my career.
“I’ve been in the real estate business since leaving school – and after realizing that a Bachelor of Commerce in college really wasn’t for me – I discovered my passion for real estate. connecting with people when I was helping a friend with his open house. This is where my real estate journey began.
Mr. Drake has had an impressive career path, from starting his own independent business to working with many brands. After establishing himself as a promising youngster in the industry, he felt that Ray White was the next logical step.
“If you know how to do the right things in this industry, then combine that with the leading brand, that’s simply the recipe for success.
“I’ve always had the ambition to build a team and just hired my very first sales associate – he’s the first team member I’ve ever joined.
“In the first 12 months, we’re just going to put our heads down, work hard, and do what we do best – list and sell. The five-year goal is to be in the top five agents in all of Queensland and then maybe become a business owner in the future.
“There has never been a better time to be in real estate on the Gold Coast and once we get on the move it will be an exciting wave to ride.”
Ray White Queensland CEO Jason Andrew welcomed Mr Drake to the family and said the recruiting had broader implications for the long-term plan.
“We are really looking to build something special on the Gold Coast and our ability to attract an agent of James’ caliber is a testament to what we aim to achieve there,” said Andrew.
“James has proven throughout his career that he can not only list and sell amazing properties – but he does so with exceptional service – providing a memorable experience in the process.
“Personally, I wish James all the best and I know we will all be watching with great interest and enthusiasm to see what he can accomplish with the fantastic team at Ray White Sovereign Island.”