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Ray White Carnegie: Tom Grieve and His Team

By Sarah Vo

Here at Ray White in Carnegie our team is always expanding, making the search for the right agent sometimes overwhelming. 

In this article, and others to come we’re going to take a deeper look into our team here in Carnegie and get to know them better, so you can too. Today we will be exploring one of our Partners Tom Grieve, and the team that works closely with him including Karan Vaghela and recently joined Angelina Jacquin. 


Tom Grieve | Partner/Auctioneer
M: 0417 377 586
E: tom.grieve@raywhite.com

How long have you been in real estate? 

Since 2010 so almost 13 years!

What made you want to work in real estate?

 I wanted to be clean (I used to be a mechanic) and I wanted a career where the harder I worked the more I could earn.

What do you enjoy most about sales? 

The rollercoaster of emotions (strangely, also the thing I least enjoy!). I love the high you get when you have an incredible month or an incredible sale for a client. I love that no matter where you are at in your career you can turn things around and make something happen.

What made you want to be an auctioneer? 

I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and lean into something that challenged me.  

What do you think your greatest strength is? 

Discipline. The ability to sit down and do the same task day after day without questioning the outcome.

How do you view the Carnegie culture? 

Diverse, the change we have seen in the last decade is nothing short of incredible. 

What is a current market trend in Ormond? 

People want to do minimal renovations at the moment, therefore fully renovated homes are selling incredibly well. Rental prices have skyrocketed as many consumers opt to rent instead of buy amidst the rising cost of living. 

How do you wind down on a Sunday? 

Run. Run as far as I possibly can. Spend time with my kids.

Where is your dream location to buy a house? 

Where do I start! For practicality- Aspendale/Mordialloc (kids and networks keep you tied to a location). For my winter get away – Port Douglas. For the weekender – towards Healesville. And for the dream home Brighton Beach.

What is something about you that surprises people when they hear it?

 I’m a qualified mechanic with 4 kids and a neurodiversity disorder. 

Karan Vaghela | Sales Consultant

M: 0492 930 198

E: karan.vaghela@raywhite.com

How long have you been in real estate? 

1 Year

What made you want to work in real estate? 

I am good with people, and I think I will enjoy working in Real Estate.

What do you enjoy most about sales? 

The happiness that you get after making a sale, the feeling in that moment is awesome.

What do you think your greatest Strength is?

 I am workaholic and love working hard. I also consider discipline as my strength.

How do you view the Carnegie culture? 

The culture is amazing, it is really open and you can speak to anyone and ask for help if needed.

What is a current market trend in Glen Huntly? 

The current market trend is starting to shift now from predominantly renters to first home buyers and young families. 

How do you wind down on a Sunday?

 I enjoy quality time with my family on a Sunday. I love giving time to my family as I feel that’s my emotional anchor.

Where is your dream location to buy a house? 

Near the beach somewhere!

What is something about you that surprises people when they hear it?

 I’m Indian whereas a lot of people think I am Sri Lankan.


Angelina Jacquin | Sales Consultant/Campaign Manager

T: 03 9571 6777

E: Angelina.jacquin@raywhite.com 

How long have you been in real estate? 

Almost half a year now. 

What made you want to work in real estate? 

Real Estate is an industry that is simply what you make it. The more you put in the more you can get out of it. You get to meet so many new people and work alongside others with the same aspirations and passion as you. The rewarding feeling of helping people get through one of the biggest financial decisions they will ever make in their lives is just indescribable. It is a career where you get to make relationships that can almost last a lifetime and you make connections with people who really value you for your efforts. It is just one of those industries where you are dependent for your own growth and what you achieve for your own success. 

What are you most excited to learn?

I’m most excited to learn the skills and attributes that make a great real estate agent. I have a lot of people around me to look up to and I’m excited to see what I can learn from them but also be aware of the difference I can bring to the table.

What do you enjoy most about sales?

Being able to be part of your client’s campaign from the moment we step foot to appraise their property to listing all the way through to the end of settlement and keeping the relationship built beyond that is something I love. We get to meet so many people and build valued connections. I love the drive ‘sales’ gives you, you are always pushing to be your best and get the best possible outcome for your clients and it only leads to success. 

What do you think your greatest Strength is?

My greatest strength is my ability to communicate and read a room. Being in the real estate industry they become really important skills to have. It comes to my advantage that communicating and being able to judge the environment around me comes to me easily. 

How do you view the culture so far at our Ray White Carnegie office? 

At Ray White Carnegie, culture is everything. As a team we achieve goals together. We support each other to help achieve our personal goals and push each other to be our best. We are all about being a team and learning off each other. 

How do you wind down on a Sunday?

On a Sunday I wind down by lighting a candle. Catching up with close friends for lunch or doing an activity that takes me away from work. 

What is something about you that surprises people when they hear it?

My age. A lot of people assume I’m a lot older than what I am. Always receive a shocked face when I tell someone my age and a response of ‘I didn’t expect that’.  

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