Celebrating our industry's achievements

 
The REINSW Awards for Excellence encourage, promote and recognise excellence in the real estate profession.

Participating in the Awards for Excellence allows you to highlight your most outstanding qualities, biggest successes and most creative initiatives over the past 12 months.

Key dates include:
Entries open:
Entries close:
Auctioneers Competition:  
Finalists announced:
Gala Dinner:
     Friday, 12 May 2017 
Monday, 26 June 2017
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 - Thursday, 27 July 2017
Early August 2017
Thursday, 5 October 2017

Find out about past Awards For Excellence winners and finalists:
 
2016     |     2015     |    2014      |     2013      |     2012     |     2011     |     2010     |     2009     |     2008     |     2007     |     2006      |     2005      

For more information, call (02) 9264 2343 or email excellence@reinsw.com.au.  

 

The 2017 Categories are ...

Achievement
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding newcomers to the industry.

Entrants must have obtained their certificate of registration less than two years ago as at the date of submission
  
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Auctioneer
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding auctioneers.

Entrants must hold a Real Estate Licence carrying an auctioneer’s accreditation
Entrants need to make sure they are free on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 for the live heat and Thursday, 27 July 2017 for the live final. 

Buyers' Agent
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding individuals working in buyers’ agency.

Commercial Agency - Large
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding agency practice in the commercial sector.

Entrants must employ 21 or more people
Entrants may be a large independent or franchise agency, or a national franchise group

Commercial Agency - Small
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding agency practice in the commercial sector.

Entrants must employ 20 or less people
Entrants may be an independent or franchise agency

Commercial Property Manager
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding achievement in commercial property management.
 

Commercial Salesperson
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding achievement in commercial sales.
  

Communication
This Award for Excellence recognises agencies using innovative communication strategies to engage their target market and promote their business.

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Corporate Support
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding individuals working in support positions.

Entrants must work in a support position, including (but not limited to) administration, office management, reception, personal assistant etc
 
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Innovation
This Award for Excellence recognises the agency that best embodies the spirit and purpose of innovation.

Entrants must have introduced a new system, service or product that has made a significant impact and is regarded as above and beyond good business practice. Innovations can include progressing and enhancing existing systems, services and products to produce an innovative approach that is unique to the marketplace. Where this is the case, the new ideas or concepts implemented to ensure the innovation meets the definition of “new system, service or product” must be highlighted in the first criterion.
 
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John Greig OAM Community Service
The Award for Excellence recognises the outstanding contribution of individuals involved in community service.
  
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Property Marketer
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding achievement by individuals in property marketing. 

Joint submissions are permitted in this category.

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Real Estate Agency - Large
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding agency practice in the residential sector.

Entrants must employ 51 or more people
Entrants must not operate as a franchise group

 
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Real Estate Agency - Medium
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding agency practice in the residential sector.

Entrants must employ 21 to 50 people
Entrants must not operate as a franchise group

Real Estate Agency - Small
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding agency practice in the residential sector.

Entrants must employ 20 or less people
Entrants must not operate as a franchise group

Residential Property Manager
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding achievement by individuals in residential property management.

Entrants must have held their qualification to practise in the industry more than two years as at the date of submission
 
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Residential Property Management Team
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding achievement by teams in residential property management.
 
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Residential Salesperson
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding achievement by individuals in residential sales.
 
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Residential Sales Team
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding achievement by teams in residential sales.

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Rural Marketer
This Award for Excellence recognises outstanding achievements by individuals in rural property marketing.

Joint submissions are permitted in this category
  
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Why Enter? 

Entering is easy
If you have time to answer six (6) short questions, then you have time to enter.

The criteria makes it easier and less time consuming to prepare your submission.

More agents can now enter
As long as you work for a member agency, then you’re eligible to enter.

With entry now open to more agents than ever before, winning really means you are the best of the best.

Wide range of categories
There’s something for everyone! The wide range of categories recognises all facets of the real estate industry.

Feedback from industry experts
Each category is judged by a panel of qualified industry experts and you’ll have the opportunity to find out what they thought of your submission.

Draw attention to yourself
Winning an award is a major achievement and a good news story – and we’ll help you shout it from the rooftops!

So, don’t be shy. Your achievements deserve the opportunity to be recognised. Enter the Awards for Excellence today!

Tips on preparing a submission
Stay focused
Clear guidelines and limits are provided in the Terms and Conditions of Entry and category criteria, so stick to them when preparing your submission.

Make sure you thoroughly read the criteria for the category or categories you are entering and address all the questions. Ensure your answers are detailed, specific and relevant to the question and demonstrate genuine, significant achievements that can be verified with clients and third parties.

Don’t rush
Part of the value in preparing a submission is the opportunity to reflect on your personal and business success, so don’t leave it to the last minute. Schedule some quiet time to write your submission in advance of the deadline.

Work as a team
Involve your whole team in discussions when preparing your entry. Many minds make for light work! Even if you are entering an individual category, make sure you get others involved – you’ll be amazed at the input they can offer.

Appoint a central co-ordinator
It’s a good idea to appoint one person in your agency to be responsible for keeping everyone on track to meet the entry deadline and for pulling together any supporting documentation required for the final submissions. 

Be honest
You might not be able to tick every box for every question, but that’s OK. Don’t be afraid to explain why and outline the steps being taken to address any gaps.

Review
Sit down with your team after submissions have closed to discuss any areas of weakness identified as a result of preparing your submissions. The journey can be as rewarding as the destination.