Team Building Day: Ray White History Lesson

For Ray White Toowong, Stonescorner, and Project Marketing QLD Principal, Graeme Sharp, taking his team to the birthplace of Ray White in Crows Nest, Queensland, had been a long held ambition.

“I believe it’s important for teams to understand the history of the business they are a part of,” he said.

“Providing greater understanding of our group’s purpose not only binds teams together, it ultimately leads to a better agent.”

Graeme’s ambition was realised last Friday when he took his team of 48 members from across his three businesses to the birthplace of Ray White and the popular shed that is now so ingrained in the history of Australia’s largest real estate company.

The day trip included a tour of the historical village in which Ray White’s shed sits and a look through second generation leader Alan White’s original home. The historical village has been carefully restored and gives the impression you have just stepped back in time 100 years. The architecture of the properties has been developed to match the styles of the time and even all the signs are sporting the classical, antique signwriting style popularised in the early 1900’s. This was then followed by a special presentation from Ray White Corporate’s Marlene Delbridge on the history and values of Ray White.

Finally, Business Development Executive, Justin Sykes, shared with Graeme’s team the group’s mission statement before presenting the offices’ half yearly awards.

The full day finished at the grand Old Crow Hotel, a classic country pub with a friendly atmosphere and a cozy fireplace quietly crackling away in the corner. The team bonded before the team headed home.

The day trip was a great success, providing both insight into the history of Ray White as a company, but also gave Graeme’s team a rare opportunity to experience what many rarely get to.

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