Nic Krasnostein recruited by Ray White Double Bay from BresicWhitney

Nic Krasnostein recruited by Ray White Double Bay from BresicWhitney
Nic Krasnostein recruited by Ray White Double Bay from BresicWhitney

Nic Krasnostein, one of the leading agents in Sydney’s east and inner-city precincts, has been recruited by Ray White Double Bay.

He had been at BresicWhitney since January 2007, so just short of 12 years.

His celebrity clients through the year have included the MasterChef semi-finalist Karlie Verkerk, the Rivkin family, marketing consultant Bruce Pollack, and the hairdresser Stefan Ackerie at the Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo.

Ray White has also signed on Matthew Carvalho as part of their inner west expansion.

It was last September when Elliott Placks took over the Double Bay agency from the founding directors, Craig Pontey and Michael Finger.

The property veterans stayed on at the estate agency as sales agents and mentors to the 30-strong sales force.

The Ray White Double Bay office sold more than $930 million in property last year, being the number one office in Ray White’s Australian network for the last seven years.

Nic Krasnostein recruited by Ray White Double Bay from BresicWhitney

Pontey said this was a very natural succession plan which the trio had all been working towards for some time.

Placks had been at Ray White Double Bay for 15 years and as a director for the prior seven years.

Rival Double Bay agencies also appear to be on a expansionary recruitment drive cherry picking select agents from other agencies.

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

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

She was credited as the firm’s number one agent in the east. 

The other big name joining Raine and Horne Double Bay is Peter Starr, an agent for more than 27 years, who moved 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 last 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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