Jane Schumann quits Di Jones for R&H Double Bay

Jane Schumann quits Di Jones for R&H Double Bay
Jane Schumann quits Di Jones for R&H Double Bay

Jane Schumann, who has worked in real estate since 1990, has quit Di Jones for Raine & Horne Double Bay.

Schumann was part of the team at Di Jones Real Estate Eastern Suburbs for the past 13 years.

She was credited as the firm’s number one agent in the east. She was the group's top auction lister in 2017.

She had sold 27 properties in the last 12 months, with an average sale price of $2.4 million and total sales valued at $26.5 million, according to her now disappeared Domain profile.

Jane worked with son Samuel Schumann and Jean-Michel Rudsdale on 19 of these sales.

The Di Jones group sold over 400 properties during 2018, with sales totalling $700 million.

While it was more transactions than achieved in 2017, the Di Jones chief Rob Ward acknowledged there had been a decline in the average sale price of 14 per cent due to falling sales prices and the expansion into new markets.

The merger with LJ Hooker Wahroonga took place in early 2016, with the combined offices having separately reaped sales worth $530 million during 2015.

The real estate industry pioneer Diane Jones passed away in June surrounded by family, having sold out of the business in 2016, but then staying on as an ambassador.

Jane Schumann's highest recorded recent sale price in 2018 was $7.6 million for 1/56-58 Wolseley Road, Point Piper, a 4-bedroom apartment sold by private treaty in January which was on the market for 110 days.

Last year saw her sale of a Potts Point penthouse for just under $9 million, after she had 450 groups through, to Gretel Packer.

Schumann described it earlier this year as her "most memorable sale."

Shortly after the auction, Jane Schumann told The Australian that she did not know who the buyer was actually, such was its intrigue.

It was offered by the Coppleson family, whose daughter Victoria was then a colleague at the estate agency.

For much of her time at the then Woollahra-based agency, she partnered Gary Sands in her Team Schumann Sands.

The Di Jones Woollahra staff were recently advised that they were set to be relocated to less prominent Paddington premises, a move which has been delayed slightly given asbestos being found in the ceiling of their new Glenmore Road premises.

Before Di Jones she was at The Bickmore Hutt Agency and Richardson & Wrench. She was the national publicity manager for PolyGram Records before she entered real estate.

The other big name joining Raine and Horne Double Bay is Peter Starr, an agent for more than 27 years, who is moving from McGrath Edgecliff.

The recruitment coup was led by the company’s head of sales, Luke Hogan, who was McGrath eastern suburbs sales manager until earlier this year.

Both Schumann and Starr were reputedly offered sign on fees.

Directed by Ric Serrao and Martin Maskin, the Raine & Horne office has been recognised for the past 14 consecutive years as Raine & Horne’s best performing office in both number of sales and dollar value.

Raine & Horne Double Bay has been the flagship office of the Raine & Horne brand since it opened in 1968, the network’s first suburban office.

In 2012, Raine & Horne Double Bay acquired Raine & Horne Bondi Beach, which was established in 1979.

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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