1st April 2019 – Leading residential agency McGrath Estate Agents today announced Karl Secondis will join the group in the newly created role of State Manager for Victoria, as the company looks to grow its footprint in the southern state.
In announcing the appointment, Christopher Mourd, Head of Franchise Network for McGrath said: “Karl has a depth of experience not only in business but also as a principal, sales leader, sales agent and auctioneer. We have a Melburnian who is returning home having built a successful business and property career in Darwin and we couldn’t be happier to have Karl lead our network in Victoria.
“He is an exceptionally good auctioneer who both Scott Kennedy-Green and I have had the pleasure of competing with on different occasions at the Australasian Auctioneering Competition, so it is fitting that Karl will also be our Head Auctioneer for Victoria.”
Mr Mourd adds, “Karl embodies the style of recruitment you will see at McGrath – that of experienced people who are passionate and driven, bringing fresh ideas and fresh skills to our team as we scale up the business for the growth we envisage in the future.”
Karl said he has had a long relationship with McGrath. “I’ve always been inspired by the integrity of the brand and the quality of its look and feel in the market place. Melbourne is one of the most dynamic property markets in Australia and I see it as a great fit for not only the metropolitan areas of the city but for regional locations who will benefit from its high standards and customer experience.
“It is a natural progression for me to harness my experience over many years across all facets of the real estate business understanding client’s needs and provide them a service that exceeds their expectations whether they are buyers, vendors or landlords. Mentoring and educating our team within our network will be a focus for me, with the intention to improve their business, recruit the right team and ultimately grow market share. Equally I’m passionate about property management. For many years it has been invisible but I believe it is an important part of any real estate business,” he adds.
Karl had previously established Ray White Darwin (2002-2008) where as a partner grew the business to employ over 50 staff with a rent roll of more than 1,000 properties under management. He also owned and operated One Real Estate Darwin, where as a selling Principal he also grew organically the property management business.