Style icon collaborates with Ray White



Real estate and interior design are intrinsically intertwined, playing a vital role in enhancing the quality of life for homeowners and the marketability of properties for sale. 

In Auckland overnight, Concierge and Ray White clients as well as Coco Republic clients,  had the opportunity to hear about the local real estate market from Ray White New Zealand’s Chief Executive Daniel Coulson and Ray White’s Chief Economist Nerida Conisbee and to meet with the top stylists and designers at Coco Republic at their flagship showroom.

The event cements the strong relationships between Concierge and Coco Republic, two iconic brands.

Concierge CEO Kelly Tatlow (top right) and Coco Republic’s Iloa Koko (top left) hosted the event, headlined by Ray White’s Chief Economist Nerida Conisbee, then followed by an interview between Coco Republic’s Commercial Manager, Tamara Martin and Heather Walton, of Ray White Epsom who used the styling service to style her holiday home at Lake Hayes, in Queenstown.

Ray White Chief Economist Nerida Conisbee (pictured above) said the very good news was that New Zealand was no longer in recession, and the unemployment rate was still low.

“House prices are increasing again with Southland and Auckland leading the way in terms of price growth. But the fact remains that New Zealand still has a shortage of properties for sale. New Zealand has a housing supply problem and a rental crisis,” she said. 

“One of the fastest ways the Nationals can fix that is by reinstating tax deductibility of interest rate payments for investors,” Ms Conisbee said.

“The bright-line test should be taken back to two years, and build-to-rent should be investigated as an alternative option to providing rental homes.”

Ms Walton said interior design is not just about aesthetics; it’s about creating functional, comfortable, and visually appealing spaces.

“A well-designed interior can significantly improve the overall quality of life. The right layout, colour palette, furniture, and decor choices can transform a house into a cosy and functional home.” 

She said that interior design is not only about making a space beautiful but also ensuring that it suits the practical needs and lifestyle of the occupants.

When it comes to selling a property, interior design can make a world of difference. 

A well-staged home showcases its potential, helping potential buyers envision themselves living there. 

This can lead to quicker sales and potentially higher prices. 

Prospective buyers are more likely to be drawn to properties that are aesthetically pleasing, well-organised, and inviting.

Concierge’s relationship with Coco Republic, a quality homewares group and design service in Australia and New Zealand, is a testament to the importance of this partnership. 

By collaborating with experts in interior design, Ray White enhances its ability to provide clients with homes that are not only well-suited for their personal comfort but also highly marketable. 

Everyone loved the inspirational and informative session.

“The event was really insightful and was to understand as they put it in layperson’s terms, bite-sized  – so good!” Ruby

“The event was a beautiful collaboration with real estate and interior design. It’s lovely to see how the two can be integrated in a cohesive way, so from the very beginning of the process getting designers involved and creating a beautiful end result,” Jordy Cochrane, Interior Designer

“We absolutely enjoyed the evening, we met new people, made networking successful, and booked appointments to see each other. It’s lovely to see people getting back to the right video across the industry, thank you for inviting us.” Alice He, Developer

The collaboration between Concierge and Coco Republic exemplifies how combining these two disciplines can lead to remarkable results in the world of real estate.

Ray White and Concierge, with Coco Republic, have recently launched a six-month appraisal drive campaign, We Love the Dining Tables of Australia and New Zealand

Agents and vendors both have the chance to win one of two $15,000 vouchers for Coco Republic, as well as smaller prizes throughout the competition.

Ray White agents conduct their business at the dining table during appraisals, and the competition sets to highlight this skill. 

When an agent conducts an appraisal through the NurtureCloud platform, they will take a photo (with the vendor’s consent) of their dining table in order to enter the competition.

Download the photos from the event here

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