Greg Young was born in Bundaberg, Queensland. Greg is the fourth generation of sugar industry pioneers and founders of the Fairymead Sugar Company later to become the cornerstone of the Bundaberg Sugar Company.
Greg grew up in the historic Fairymead House built by Greg’s great grandfather Ernest. In 1988 the home was given to the City of Bundaberg as a bicentennial gift and is now located in the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens.
Greg was educated at The Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) and Bundaberg High School. Greg trained as an engineering surveyor and worked in the central Queensland Coal fields for Leighton Contractors. At the age of 24 Greg left for the UK and spent the next three years travelling around the world. Greg worked as a surveyor in the UK, a tour leader in Europe and on charter boats in the Caribbean and California.
Greg Young commenced his real estate career in 1982 by joining the Ray White office at Alexandra Headland.
In 1985 Greg became a partner in the office and held the franchise for Ray White on the Central Sunshine Coast for 24 years.
During that time Greg was a Director/Co-owner of the following offices:
- Ray White Mooloolaba;
- Ray White Caloundra;
- Ray White Maroochydore;
- Ray White Buderim;
- Ray White Kawana Waters;
- Ray White Wurtulla;
- Ray White Coolum Beach;
- Ray White Commercial Sunshine Coast.
Greg was awarded the “Auctioneer of Excellence” Award and the prestigious “Max White” Award from the Ray White Group. The latter is awarded to one person each year for their outstanding contribution to the Ray White Group.
A licensed Auctioneer since 1984, Greg has called over 3,000 individual auctions. Greg also has an Associate Diploma of Business (Real Estate Valuation).
In October 2009 Greg left the Ray White Group and joined a Sunshine Coast real estate company – Henzells Agency.
Greg was a Director/Owner of Henzells offices at –
- Henzells Mooloolaba;
- Henzells Buderim;
- Henzells Commercial.
In 2014, Greg sold his real estate business (Harbrae Pty Ltd) that he had been running since 1985 and which was the parent company for all of the real estate offices over the years. Greg sold his business to Coronis Real Estate.
Today Greg runs Young Property Group, a company that specialises in the marketing and sale of lifestyle, horse properties and farm properties throughout South East Queensland.
In December 2014 Greg launched horseproperty.com.au a specialised website helping owners with horse properties to promote their properties to the equine community around Australia. Today horseproperty.com.au is the largest horse property website in the Southern Hemisphere and the second largest in the world with over 1200 agents registered from around Australia and 700 horse property listings.
The Facebook site – Horse Property has over 33,000 people following it.
In February 2016 Greg launched his second National website farmproperty.com.au. Today farmproperty.com.au is Australia’s premier farm property website with 1100 farm properties listed from across Australia.
Young Property Group has its own digital marketing team headed up by Adam Young which can offer its clients the latest in leading edge digital marketing to promote any property to a targeted market anywhere in the world.
Qualifications and Awards:
- Licensed Auctioneer since 25/05/1984;
- Licensed Real Estate Agent since 04/06/1985;
- Member Real Estate Institute of Queensland since 12/09/1985;
- Fellow member of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland, FREIQ – 2015
- Associate Diploma of Business – Real Estate Valuation – 1989;
- “Auctioneer of Excellence Award” Ray White Real Estate – January 1989;
- Current Vice President, Australia – FIABCI (International Real Estate Federation);
- Certificate IV in Business Sales – 2012;
- Commerce Cup Australia – 2012.
Greg is quite happy to talk to anyone looking to buy or sell a property and pass on his knowledge and experience to ensure that the real estate buying or selling decision they are about to make is the right decision. Greg can be contacted on 0488 238 988
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