THERE are new leaders behind the long time family-owned business at Ray White Rural Sarina in north Queensland.
After two years in the Sarina area, Richard and Rebecca Murphy are taking over the reins from the well regarded Kent and Leslie Street who have run the business for more than 17 years.
Mr Murphy has a wealth of experience in all facets of the industry from working in agriculture for the last 15 years.
The last two years of which he has operated as an independent livestock and real estate agent in the local region.
His wife Rebecca will manage the day to day operations of the business and he expects to expand his sales force and property management team in time.
Mr Murphy, a former cattle buyer in northern New South Wales, who has experience in livestock as well as rural property sales, said he enjoys the variety of rural and residential properties coming to market within the Sarina region.
"I am so passionate about the industry and I would never want to do anything else, which is why I have been involved in real estate and livestock for so long," Mr Murphy said.
"Sarina is coming into its own. We love it here, it's a great place to raise our three daughters and the market has been great, especially with the growth in major local commodities sugar, cattle and mining, with prices as high as they have ever been.
"I am very passionate about customer service and integrity.
"This is a seamless and positive changeover and I am excited about the future and what we can achieve here for our clients."
Ray White Rural Managing Director Stephen Nell said he was delighted to welcome the Murphy's into the family and he was happy to support them in their ambitions.
"We feel so blessed when such great, talented people such as Richard and Rebecca Murphy align with us for their future. It's a compliment to us," Mr Nell said.
The new business comes into effect on May 2 in the same premises at 1/39 Broad St, Sarina.
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