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Tony Cant joins forces with Starr Partners

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Maitland’s Tony Cant Real Estate joined the innovative real estate group, Starr Partners, and rebranded as Starr Partners Maitland from 3 March 2017.
Tony Cant has established itself in the Maitland area over the past 40 years and Director Andrew Cant says the change will take the already thriving business to the next level, and clients and customers can rest assured the team will remain intact.
“The industry is changing, but so is how people are looking to buy and sell property. The move to join Starr Partners means we can keep up with the industry and continue to excel in what we do,” said Andrew.
“Starr Partners was a natural choice. When Tony Cant Real Estate started, the internet didn’t exist. Forty-odd years later, it has become the single most important marketing tool for properties and for agents’ profiles, we can’t ignore it. It’s no longer just as simple as having a website and advertising a property online in the traditional way, marketing is quickly crossing over into social media and other online channels. Now it’s more important than ever to be online and very few independent agencies have access to world-class resources. Joining an innovative boutique group such as Starr Partners ensures we can be on the front foot and futureproof our business for the next 40 years.
“Our staff will have access to referrals from other offices in the Starr Partners network in addition to high calibre training programs, technology and marketing materials.”
Starr Partners won REB’s 2016 award for boutique network of the year and CEO Douglas Driscoll won thought leader of the year.
Similarly, Tony Cant Real Estate has been the recipient of seven community choice awards for Most Outstanding Real Estate Agency in the Hunter region.
“We are delighted to partner with Andrew and the team in extending Starr Partners’ award-winning service to the Hunter region,” said Starr Partners’ CEO Douglas Driscoll.
“The Tony Cant Real Estate team are of the highest pedigree, having a proven track record and many years of experience in the Maitland area. I know they will make a quality addition to our innovation and resources, joining forces with the respected Starr Partners group means the Maitland team will have access to continued training, support, as well as access to the broader NSW network.
“Currently, about 60% of enquiries are coming from Sydney, and as more and more people are priced out of the Sydney market, we will continue to see both investors and owner occupies looking to buy in our area and it’s not only price, rental returns in Maitland can be double what is being achieved in Sydney,” says Tony Cant.