Awards for Excellence

Celebrating our industry's achievements



The REINSW Awards for Excellence gives recognition to the real estate industry's top performers. The most prestigious awards of their kind in NSW, finalists and winners set the benchmark for professional standards and service in their specialist fields.


2013 REINSW Awards for Excellence
Congratulations to the 2013 REINSW Awards for Excellence winners!

The REINSW Awards for Excellence celebrate the outstanding achievements of real estate professionals across New South Wales, and recognises them as the foundation and future of the real estate industry. The Awards also aim to encourage companies and individuals to strive for even greater success into the future.

Our winners represent excellence in service, creativity, determination, differentiation and commitment. They were selected for their demonstrated achievements of the highest level in their category. 






 
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Woodrow Weight Award winner
For outstanding service to REINSW and real estate agency practice

The prestigious Woodrow Weight Award for outstanding service to the profession has been awarded to Executive Director of the Real Estate Employers’ Federation (NSW), Greg Paterson.


  REINSW President Christian Payne paid tribute to Paterson’s integrity, dedication and considerate nature when presenting the top honour at the 2013 REINSW Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner on Thursday, 10 October 2013.

The Woodrow Weight Award, named after the legendary REINSW President and first Australian ever to be elected World President of the International Real Estate Federation, is the highest honour awarded by the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales.

The winner this year was chosen because of his decades-long commitment to improving the industry in every way possible.

“Greg Paterson is highly regarded and very well-liked by agents across NSW,” Christian said on the night.

“He is seen as a white knight, working tirelessly on behalf of real estate agents to keep individuals and agencies on the straight and narrow – and in many cases out of jail!

“He is widely known for his approachable nature and willingness to engage with individuals and organisations at every level of practice within the industry.

“Many times he has personally made the effort to get out among practitioners, whether in metropolitan or regional areas, to ensure all real estate professionals in New South Wales receive the benefit of his knowledge, experience and advice.

 

“Greg has been responsible for the development and implementation of innovative, cost effective and value-added services to agents and to the industry in general. These services have greatly assisted real estate offices better and more efficiently manage their human resource function and responsibilities.

“He is recognised not only as New South Wales’, but also Australia’s, leading and most dominant expert in industrial matters affecting the real estate industry. There would not be a real estate business in the state that has not benefitted from his 20-year passion for creating an industrial workplace environment built around fairness and professionalism.” 

And the 2013 winners are ...

Award for Excellence
AUCTIONEERS

Award for Excellence
BUYERS' AGENT

 
Winner Andrew Cooley - Cooley Auctions
Finalists
Angus Macleod - Ray White Rural Wagga
Paul Millet - Cooley Auctions
  Winner Richard Harvey – propertybuyer
Finalists
Jacqueline Parker – House Search Australia
Nicholas Viner – Buyer’s Domain 
     
Award for Excellence
COMMERCIAL AGENCY
  Award for Excellence
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGER

 
Winner CBRE
Finalists
Commercial Property Group
Commercial Property Group - Bennett

Sponsored by:     


Winner Bethan Williams


   
Award for Excellence
COMMERCIAL SALESPERSON
  Award for Excellence
CORPORATE SUPPORT

 
Winner Daniel O'Brien
Finalists
Harry Bui - Colliers International (NSW) Pty Ltd
Kymbal Dunne - Knight Frank

Sponsored by:     

  Winner Bree Higgins - Cunninghams Property
Finalists
Letia Oakman - Fitzpatrick Real Estate
Carly Oliver - Wilson Property Agents
Clare Siaflas - Complete Home Hunters

   
Award for Excellence
HOLIDAY & SHORT-TERM RENTALS AGENCY
  Award for Excellence
INNOVATION

 
Winner Visit The Entrance
Finalist
South Coast Holidays
 
  Winner CBRE
Finalists
Cooley Auctions
Strata Real Estate Services
Strata Sense

Sponsored by:     

     
Award for Excellence
JOHN GREIG OAM COMMUNITY SERVICE

Award for Excellence
ONLINE PRESENCE

 
Winner Damien Cooley - Cooley Auctions
Finalists
Mellissa Gibson – LJ Hooker Cessnock 
Andrew Lutze - Cunninghams Property

Sponsored by:     

  Winner Morton & Morton
Finalist
Cunninghams Property
Fitzpatricks Real Estate
Newton Real Estate

     
Award for Excellence
PROJECT MARKETER
  Award for Excellence
REAL ESTATE AGENCY – SMALL

 
Winner Gavin Lloyd and Rohan Ramsay - CBRE
Finalist
Danny Grant - Ray White Lower North Shore
Betty Ockerlander - Better Homes Realty

Winner Hart Estate Agents
Finalists
Callagher Estate Agents
Justin Ferguson Property Specialists
Newton Real Estate



Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL AGENCY – LARGE

Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGER

 
Winner Morton & Morton
Finalists
Cunninghams Property
McConnell Bourn
McGrath Mosman

Sponsored by:      

  Winner Rebecca Kleiner - Hart Estate Agents
Finalists
Vickie van Heuzen - Fitzpatricks Real Estate
Keira Melhuish - Leah Jay
Lee Underwood - Eastern Network Realty

Sponsored by:     




Award for Excellence
RESIDENTIAL SALESPERSON

Award for Excellence
RURAL MARKETER

 
Winner Braden Walters - True Property 
Finalists 
Catherine Baker - Gittoes
Danny Grant - Ray White Lower North Shore
Andrew Lutze - Cunninghams Property

Sponsored by:     

  Winner Richard Gemmell - Elders Rural Services
Finalists 
Shannon Fergusson - Fergusson Real Estate & Property


 

Award for Excellence
YOUNG AGENT
 

 
Winner Peter Vines - CBRE
(accepted by Rohan Ramsay)
Finalists
Laura Bergelin - Bergelin Estate Agents
Donovan Murphy - McGrath Neutral Bay
Helen Woodhouse - Hore & Davies