When Gordon Galletly swapped his farm shed for an office in Mackay CBD twelve years ago, it became one of the best moves that he’d ever made.
Gordon has been appointed to the role of Rural Consultant at Ray White City. A role that he is clearly relishing as he explains, “Farming is in my veins, I was born and bred in Mackay and have been a cane farmer myself for most of my life.” Gordon’s experience in farming and his ability to relate to the unique challenges of the rural community has made him a valuable asset to the Ray White City branch.
“I’ve definitely had strong feedback from clients that they appreciate dealing with someone who has worked on the land. Whether they are buying the property as a lifestyle choice or for their livelihood – clients value the advice and experience you bring to the professional relationship.”
Gordon has an intimate knowledge of the regulations that govern rural property sales. “Being able to relate to the ups and downs faced by rural clients is beneficial to establishing a good connection and adds value to my role. I have bought and sold my own farms – so I view each sale as if I were standing in my client’s shoes.” His personal and empathetic approach combined with his unremitting professionalism bodes well for the future of the rural division of Ray White City. Now with 12 + years behind him and a wide range of sales from cane/cattle properties, residential to hotels makes for a strong member of our sales team.
“This branch appealed to me because of the size and strength of the rural division of Ray White on a state level. Ray White City has already established a strong and well-regarded branch in the area of residential sales. The expansion into rural property sales was a natural progression.”
Gordon is looking ahead to a bright 2017/18 and expects that the rural division will gain momentum over the next twelve months. “Strong lifestyle interests have created a good climate in the rural market. Many farmers are retiring and many are expanding this will create activity in the market for future years.”
Gordon still enjoys the semi-rural life from his farm at Glenella that he says, “has all the benefits of rural living with a close proximity to the city.” Gordon is sold on Mackay’s rural lifestyle and also manages to fit in some fishing and family time when he isn’t busy selling real estate.