Celebrating excellence

With entries for the 19th annual REINSW Awards for Excellence opening on 26 April 2016, we asked some of last year’s winners why they entered and how their success has impacted their career and business.

Ewan Morton
Managing Director at Morton

Winner of the Residential Agency – Large Award for Excellence

“We enter the Awards for Excellence each year to benchmark ourselves against the rest of the industry. It’s also a great opportunity to stop and reflect on our achievements over the previous 12 months.
It’s a real honour to be recognised by the industry. We all work hard together over the course of the year and every member of the team contributes to our success. It’s a real kick for the entire team – great for morale.

Take the time to enter. Any motivation to keep going should be embraced. And the Gala Dinner is a really great event!”

Jesse Davidson
Auctioneer at auctionWORKS

Winner of the Auctioneer Award for Excellence

“I entered the Awards for Excellence last year to test myself against the best in the industry. For me, it was all about learning from my peers and there’s no better way to do this than by watching the best in business in action.
To hear my name read out as the winner was an incredible honour. I was so proud to receive the award.

If you’re thinking about entering this year, don’t be scared. The contacts you make and the experience you gain is invaluable. And winning raises your profile in so many ways. The REINSW Awards for Excellence are the industry awards to enter.”

Mechlenne Douaihy
CEO at Merc Real Estate

Winner of the Property Marketer Award for Excellence

“Working in the industry for the past 15 years, I always knew how highly regarded the Awards for Excellence were. So when I started my agency in 2013, one of my goals was to win an REINSW award.
Winning the award has been really beneficial. I include an image of the award presentation in my listing presentation whenever I’m pitching.

There was some really stiff competition for the award last year, which made winning that much sweeter.

The process of entering is a growth experience in itself. It gives you the opportunity to review your performance over the past year and note where improvements can be made.”

Alex Mirzaian
Capital Markets Investments & Development Properties at CBRE

Winner of the Rising Star Award for Excellence

“Having one of my most successful and challenging years recognised by the industry was really rewarding. I was absolutely honoured to win at such a young age.
Winning has been really beneficial for my personal branding and career development. It’s been humbling to see the respect from potential clients and other property professionals grow since winning the award.

Take your time in preparing your submission and view it as a pitch to win business. We spend so much time investing in our work. We should also take the time to invest in ourselves.”

Entries for the 2016 REINSW Awards for Excellence open Tuesday, 26 April 2016. Find out more >>>