Ray White Rural opens new office in Camperdown, Victoria

By Lyndsey Douglas

The emerging trend of Melbourne retirees escaping the rat race for quaint country living is keeping the real estate market of Camperdown and surrounds buoyant and busy.

Local real estate agent, Davina Pickles, who this week opened her Ray White Rural Camperdown business says the combination of proximity to coast and city is a major drawcard, along with investors purchasing affordable properties and offering a good rental return.

“Retirees are cashing in on city properties and enjoying the lifestyle offered in the state’s southwest,” Davina explains.

The small towns of Camperdown, Terang and Cobden, for example have been traditionally dependent on the local dairying sector, and also sheep and cropping, but are welcoming a new population of tree changers move into town.

“We’re only half an hour from the coast and two and a half hours by train to Melbourne plus our health services, including the local operating theatre which functions four days a week, are an important resource for this new population.”

“Luckily for buyers we have plenty of enviable homes, perfect for downsizers looking for the quiet life.”

One such property is the lakeside home at 640 Purrumbete Estate Road in Camperdown, which will be available on the market later this month.

Davina says the duplication of the highway from Colac will further improve accessibility to their area, likely to attract more out-of-town buyers.

Her recent decision to open at Ray White Rural business came after several successful years with the well-known local business James H. Monk Real Estate, which had been operating out of Camperdown and surrounds for some 35 years.

She lives locally and is a fully licensed real estate agent, having worked alongside Kevin Gleeson, the previous director of James H Monk, learning from his 28 years of experience in the industry.

Together they have an in-depth knowledge of Camperdown and surrounding areas, coupled with the experience and commitment necessary to achieve top results.

“The decision to become part of Ray White Rural was one based on growth. We are excited to offer broader services to more of our region, and maintain the reputation and results delivered by Kevin and the team for many years.”

“We’ll put energy into expanding our rural sales division, and expand our residential offering.”

“We want to grow as a business. We have brought on two more staff today than when we first bought the business, and we want to continue the successful business and good name established through James H Monk.”

The CEO of Ray White Rural, Stephen Nell, says Davina and her team have a bright future ahead.

“This is a team of people who are energetic, know and love their region, and are focussed on quality. Prior to beginning her successful career in real estate, Davina ran her own retail business for 16 years locally, and followed that with a dive straight into real estate where she has excelled as both an agent and a director. We look forward to growing their business locally with them for years to come.”

If you want to know more about opening a Ray White Rural or Ray White Livestock business or to find out who is joining us and where,  simply email Stephen Nell CEO 

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