Leading WA agent Vivien Yap set to join Ray White

Leading WA agent Vivien Yap set to join Ray White
Leading WA agent Vivien Yap set to join Ray White

One of Western Australia's leading estate agents Vivien Yap is set to join the Ray White group, departing LJ Hooker.

The Ray White statement suggested Yap's honesty, enthusiasm, and professionalism makes her one of the most trusted and sought after agents in Perth. 

She got national exposure when she was a conjunctional listing agent for the Taj on Swan in Peppermint Grove.

Yap was appointed to sell the demolished property dubbed Taj on Swan but has yet to secure its sale.

The 6,600 sqm site had the Oswal's $70 million partially built mansion before it was demolished. It was said to be worth around $30 million on listing.

The incompleted house was the subject of a long-running battle between the owners and the council after it was abandoned when the Oswals left Australia in December 2010.

The original plans for the palatial home included seven domes, a temple, a gym and swimming pool.

She was recently recognised as LJ Hooker's top selling principal, the first time in the award's 22-year history the prize has gone to a woman.

She has been the REB top WA agent since 2014. She was poached previously from Acton to join LJH in 2015 when she was selling around $145 million of property after booking 89 sales at an average of $1.6 million in 2014. The REB 2017 data saw 122 sales at a $1.4 million average totalling $175 million.

Ray White Group joint chairman Brian White said there was no greater compliment that could be paid than to have a top agent joining the network.

“Ray White is so proud now to be the signature across so many amazing individuals," White said.

"These are the people who property owners choose more than anybody else.

"We are so lucky to have more of the better people in our industry in our network, and our brand is the signature to their success."

“Growth is the oxygen for a business like ours that has been growing for over 115 years. My family and I are excited to welcome Vivien Yap and her team to our business.”

Ray White Western Australia chief executive officer Mark Whiteman also extended a warm welcome to Yap and her team to the WA network.

“There are moments in time that we recognise will define our future. Vivien’s choice to join Ray White is one such moment and something that will benefit our entire group,” he said.

“For some time we have looked for the right representation in the much sought after western suburbs of Perth and so we are delighted to be partnering with Western Australia’s number one agent.

“This is one of the most significant milestones in the history of the Ray White Group in Western Australia, since our inception here in 1994.

“We are excited about Vivien’s ambitions and look forward to supporting those ambitions into the future.”

Incoming business owner Vivien Yap was attracted to Ray White for its family values and supportive culture.

“Where else do I go when I am at the top of my game? I have been impressed by the White family’s significant investment in their business and the local support they have here in Western Australia,” Ms Yap said.

“The resources and support that I now have being with the number one brand in Australasia are very compelling. I know some of the best businesses in Australasia work within Ray White and I wanted to join the best.

“I have been impressed by the local support team in Western Australia and am excited about the future.”

Yap, a qualified pharmacist, said the property industry has some similarities to her previous career, as she’s found it’s important to be very consultative and evidence-based to be effective in solving problems for customers.

“It’s a very similar human interaction in real estate as you’re often trying to solve an issue for a buyer or seller and they often need to talk to you at uncommon hours of the day or night.”


Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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