Australian Franchise News – 15-10-09
Go Gecko Property Sales has opened its first two real estate sales franchise offices in Brighton and Modbury South Australia, taking the number of Go Gecko real estate agencies across Australia to 28.
“We are Australia’s fastest growing real estate agency and the second fastest growing franchise business across the nation for 2009, so we are proud to now add Brighton and Modbury to our office locations. Altogether the number of real estate agency offices to open in August 2009 is five,” said Go Gecko Property Sales chief executive officer Geoff Doyle.
“We expect that people selling property in South Australia will save an average of $6900 in commission by selling through Go Gecko – based on current sales averaging 2.5% commission on the median house price of $450,000,” said Geoff.
“Our capped, fixed-price commission stops the confusing and complex practice property sellers go through to compare the different commission rates charged by real estate agents.
“We charge no up-front fees and our sales commission is capped at $5950, regardless of the sale price of the home – it’s a fair price for a great service,” he said.
Go Gecko Property Sales has sold in excess of 3000 homes and saved property sellers more than $22 million since establishing six years ago.
“Brighton and Modbury home sellers will receive the full real estate sales service from the Go Gecko real estate franchise agencies – from appraisals, listings and marketing through to negotiating the final sale contract and handing over keys – all for a fraction of the price of many other real estate agents.
“Now we are helping South Australians sell their homes for a realistic fee, which is set to save home them thousands of dollars.
“Home owners wanting to sell their homes can list with our offices and our experienced real estate agents will manage every step of the property listing and sale in the tried, tested and successful Go Gecko way.”
The new Go Gecko offices have also created new employment opportunities in Adelaide.
“We have employed experienced real estate agents at each office who understand the Go Gecko approach to real estate sales and are now looking for more agents to meet the demand from the public.
“But prospective employees should be warned, Go Gecko is not a traditional real estate agency, we have a formula for success which we emulate in all our offices.
Go Gecko Property Sales aims to revolutionise the real estate franchise industry by setting new standards and building a company on honest and good customer service. Go Gecko has offices in Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and in South Australia, and was established in 2003.