Since taking the reins at the Blackshaw Real Estate group in 2019, Andrew and Belinda Chamberlain, supported by their franchise principal team, have had a very clear vision for the company – a key element of which includes its continuing expansion. This week that vision has taken a significant further step, as the brand officially introduces their new team to the Canberra and South Coast region markets, through the opening of Blackshaw Coastal.
With a waterfront office space on Orient Street secured (neighbouring the Starfish Deli) and internal fit outs underway, the expanding Blackshaw family are well and truly open for business. The local team, comprising of a number of familiar faces to the Batemans Bay community, officially launched the brand’s Coastal operations yesterday (Friday, 19 June).
The Blackshaw Coastal team have hit the ground running with their full-service offering including sales agents, auctioneers and property management. The brand is both proud and humbled to welcome Pat Jameson and Jessica Williams to the family - both of whom are widely known and trusted salespeople within the local market - as well as Cheyenne Hailes, another loved local leading both the operations and property management arm of the office.
Andrew Chamberlain says the decision to enter the market was an easy one. “We have always felt there has been a strong connection between the Canberra and South Coast communities and the need for a bond within the real estate industry connecting the two” he says.
“The Blackshaw brand is unique. We offer the quality marketing and personal touches of a boutique agency, with the added service and connections of a substantial franchise network”.
“We have a number of clients right across Canberra that own investment properties or holiday homes across the South Coast, and many with family that still call the area home. This move allows us to further serve the needs of those clients, as well as giving new local clients in the South Coast region access to our Canberra network of buyers” he added.
While many brands within the real estate industry in Canberra are finding their feet off the back of some very challenging months, the Blackshaw team have remained focused on their goals for growth. “We believe what sets us apart from so many others is both our culture and our passion for community” said Belinda.
“Our entire Blackshaw family have come together over the past few weeks to pull through and offer support wherever we can, and to whoever we can. Our brand has so much heart that it just feels natural for us to extend this commitment to the South Coast region” she added.
Whilst very much looking forward to ‘cutting the ribbon’ on our brand new premises, the local team have become adept at working remotely and just could not wait to launch the brand within the Bay. “It is a critical part of our new venture and incredibly important to us that we engage local services and tradespeople to get the office up and running. Even if it takes a little longer due to the demand on those businesses right now” said Belinda.
Andrew said, “Off the back of a devastating start to 2020 for the local communities in the area and the destruction that we saw firsthand, came a decision from Belinda and myself that the Bay was the only choice for this interstate move right now. We felt compelled to work with the local community as they work hard at getting back on their feet and rebuilding this economy. The best way we knew how to do that was to work hard at providing a real connection between the Canberra and South Coast real estate markets, that to date, hasn’t really existed”.
While the office expects to officially open our doors and welcome clients and friends in the coming weeks, the Blackshaw Coastal team are well and truly getting on with the job - meeting clients and listing homes.
Whether you’re a local resident of the South Coast region and looking to make your next move, or you reside in Canberra and need assistance selling or leasing your coastal property, the Blackshaw Coastal team are available to assist in all of your property needs.