RAY White Emms Mooney has added two new faces to its team as it attempts to grow its presence in the residential real estate market.
New recruits Jim Connors and Andrew Crauford hit the ground running earlier this month.
Both of them came to Ray White with experience under their belts, while one had the added appeal of having worked in Bathurst.
Mr Connors has spent the last three years working for a competitor before he was approached to join the Ray White team.
He said he grabbed the opportunity with both hands, feeling the agency would be a good fit for him, liking "their presence in the market and their consistent approach".
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When Mr Connors was starting his career, he was drawn to real estate because it was an industry that would allow him to help people and build relationships in his community at the same time.
He plans to build on his experience and further ingrain himself in Bathurst through his role at Ray White.
"I'm going to pick up where I left off, provide the same level of service and build friendships along the way," he said.
Ray White's other new recruit, Mr Crauford, hasn't worked in Bathurst before, but he is bringing a lot of real estate experience to the job.
Prior to becoming a real estate agent, he worked in advertising and marketing for around 12 years, in that time finding himself working with clients in the property and building industry.
"That sort of cemented this underlying love of real estate and property that I now have," Mr Crauford said.
"For the last 14 years I've been with the Ray White group. The first three or four years I was just a residential agent, and then I bought that business I was in and traded that for about eight years.
"Then I spent two years as state CEO for Ray White's head office in the city."
He went back to his former business for a year before deciding to move his family, which includes a wife and three sons, to Bathurst.
Mr Crauford's family has been visiting the Central West for 25 years and loves the area, making the choice to move to Bathurst easier.
While his experience suggests his new role is a step back, Mr Crauford doesn't see it that way, as he made the decision to prioritise his family and take on a job that would allow him to spend more time with them.
He looks forward to getting to know the community better and the opportunity to help Ray White Emms Mooney have a bigger presence in the residential market.
"This is a really, really switched on, professional team and I think there's every single chance that were are going to rattle things a bit in town and get a market share that's deserved to this business," Mr Crauford said.