RAAS was the first real estate agency in Queensland established specifically to enable On Site Managers to sell units in their own or in adjacent complexes. The unique structure of the business soon drew the attention of two equally experienced real estate licensees in Mike Butler and Rusty Lush who joined the new firm. By combining their near 100 years of real estate industry experience, with the hands on knowledge of On Site Managers, RAAS has quickly become the largest agency of this type in Queensland if not Australia. Approximately 1 in every 8 management rights complexes in Queensland, from Coolangatta in the South to Port Douglas in the Far North, now has a manager as a registered salesperson under the RAAS license and this number grows steadily. These figures also now make RAAS the largest agency in Queensland if ranked by sales staff numbers. With each RAAS member managing an average of 60 units, it means that RAAS has access to some 17,000 potential buyers in these letting pools alone. Adding to this impressive number, are the individual databases of buyers that each RAAS member is creating in their day to day interaction with guests and tenants. This massive buyer database is the reason that RAAS remains one of the few agencies in Australia who do not ask owners for massive advertising budgets at the point of listing. To the contrary we suggest that owners not contribute any money on advertising until the new listing has first washed through the RAAS system against the buyer database.
To support their own efforts each RAAS member has unlimited access to the extensive real estate experience of the RAAS Directors. This real world experience is supported by regular ongoing training and access to the latest web site support and E-Commerce marketing efforts. The success of the system is reflected in the sales figures. In just the first 7 years of trading alone, since their operational debut in late 2002, RAAS has some contracted some 1200 sales of units in managed apartment complexes for a total value in excess of $360 million dollars.