Peter Starr exits McGrath for Raine & Horne Double Bay

Peter Starr exits McGrath for Raine & Horne Double Bay
Peter Starr exits McGrath for Raine & Horne Double Bay

Leading McGrath estate agent Peter Starr has resigned from McGrath.

He is serving out his notice, with Raine & Horne Double Bay whispered as his next agency.

He was the top seller in its Edgecliff headquarters.

It marks a return to Raine & Horne for Starr, who rejoined McGrath around 2007.

Starr was the highest selling agent in Sydney's east for McGrath for the past three years.

Starr has over 27 years experience in the real estate industry.

His clients have include the late showbiz impresario Harry M Miller, Olympian Murray Rose and RM Williams boss Ken Cowley.

He was one of the McGrath agents involved in the recently concluded, long running State Government Millers Point terrace house sales campaign.

He commenced in commercial leasing and moved into residential in 1992, including time at Laing & Simmons Double Bay, then starting his own business in 1996 with the purchase of Martin & Punch at Edgecliff.

In 2002 with McGrath wanting to grow their rent roll business, he sold the Martin & Punch business to work at McGrath which was readying for its then anticipated 2002 ASX float.

From early 2006, for around 18 months, he worked at Raine & Horne Double Bay during its Pallier/Goldman/Maskin incarnation.

He then returned to McGrath.

McGrath’s domination in the recent annual Real Estate Business Top 100 Agents ranking with 27 of the Top 100 agents in Australia included Starr in 12th place.

McGrath's overall top selling agent was Matt Steinwede with $271 million in sales on the NSW Central Coast.

Starr notched up $223 million in sales followed by Peter Chauncy on the lower North Shore with $207 million in sales, although not all McGrath agents participate in the REB top 100 listing.

With its recruits falling short, the McGrath Eastern Suburbs sales team has required the direct listing assistance of their founder, John McGrath over recent times as it struggles to secure prestige listings.

John McGrath has also recently turned his hand to selling prestige offerings.



Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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