Real estate’s high achievers have been recognised in the new look 2014 Real Estate Institute of New South Wales Awards for Excellence.
On Thursday, 2 October the 17th annual Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner, held at Doltone House in Sydney, awards were presented across 21 categories including agencies large and small, community service, commercial and residential, as well as a number of new categories.
REINSW President Malcolm Gunning said the Awards for Excellence saw unprecedented levels of interest this year following a revamp of the categories, entry process and judging criteria.
“This year we undertook a comprehensive review of the Awards for Excellence program,” Mr Gunning said.
“The changes made were welcomed by our members with a 50 per cent increase in the number of entries, signaling our most fiercely contested Awards ever.
“The REINSW Awards for Excellence program has a rich history. The introduction of several new categories including Digital Marketing and Rising Star proved to be a great success without taking away from our more established categories.
“Morton & Morton took out Real Estate Agency – Large, Clarence White from McGrath Estate Agents won the Auctioneer Awards for Excellence, and CBRE won Commercial Agency – Large for the fourth consecutive year.
“The John Greig OAM Community Service award winner was Anastasia Whittaker of Bathurst Real Estate, Michael Holloway from Raine & Horne Double Bay earned the title of Rising Star and Wilson Property Agents received the Digital Marketing crown.
“The prestigious Woodrow Weight Award, which recognises outstanding contribution to real estate agency practice was presented to auctionWORKS founder and auctioneer David Scholes.
“The REINSW Awards for Excellence have a bright future. Our winners are the best in their field and this recognition is not only a vote of support from the industry body, it is used as a valuable tool by consumers who look to REINSW as a leader,” Mr Gunning said.
For further information or to arrange an interview with REINSW President Malcolm Gunning, please contact: Helen Hull – 0419 642 961 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 REINSW Awards for Excellence winners
WOODROW WEIGHT AWARD
Awarded for outstanding contribution to real estate practice and outstanding contribution to REINSW
David Scholes – auctionWORKS
Award for Excellence - AUCTIONEER
Clarence White – McGrath Estate Agents
Award for Excellence - BUYERS’ AGENT
Jacqueline Parker – House Search Australia
Award for Excellence - COMMERCIAL AGENCY - SMALL
Knight Frank Newcastle
Award for Excellence - COMMERCIAL AGENCY - LARGE
Award for Excellence - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGER
Shaun Kenney - CBRE
Award for Excellence - COMMERCIAL SALESPERSON
Dominic Ong – Knight Frank
Award for Excellence - CORPORATE SUPPORT
Sarah Bester – Ray White Double Bay
Award for Excellence - DIGITAL MARKETING
Wilson Property Agents
Award for Excellence - HOLIDAY & SHORT-TERM RENTALS AGENCY
Professionals Forster Tuncurry
Award for Excellence - INNOVATION
Century 21 Cordeau Marshall
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Award for Excellence - JOHN GREIG OAM COMMUNITY SERVICE
Anastasia Whittaker – Bathurst Real Estate
Sponsored by REI Super
Award for Excellence - PROPERTY MARKETER
Brian McInally – Colliers International (NSW) Pty Ltd
Award for Excellence - REAL ESTATE AGENCY – SMALL
Atkinsons Real Estate
Wilson Property Agents
Award for Excellence - REAL ESTATE AGENCY – LARGE
Morton & Morton
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Award for Excellence - RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TEAM
Morton & Morton
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Award for Excellence - RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGER
Myra Bloomfield – Drummond Real Estate
Sponsored by Direct Connect
Award for Excellence - RESIDENTIAL SALES TEAM
Award for Excellence - RESIDENTIAL SALESPERSON
Peter Chauncy – McGrath Crows Nest
Sponsored by Realcover
Award for Excellence - RISING STAR
Michael Holloway – Raine & Horne Double Bay
Award for Excellence - RURAL MARKETER
Richard Gemmell – Elders Rural Services
Award for Excellence - YOUNG AGENT
Larissa Reed – Payne Pacific Real Estate
Sponsored by Commander