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Former teacher wins Wollongong NAC

19 May 2017

A former teacher who switched to full time real estate has won the Wollongong Novice Auctioneers Competition held on Thursday 18 May.

Jake Mackenzie, Residential Sales Agent for MMJ North – Corrimal, beat off competition from nine others hopefuls to be crowned the champion in his first-ever auction.

He auctioned corporate tickets for a NRL match for $1,100 on a night which raised $8,015 for the I98FM Illawarra Convoy and McGrath Foundation.

Jake said: “I was inspired to enter by auctioneers like Scott Kennedy-Green, Damien Cooley and Josh Larsen who I have watched over the years. 

“I was a little nervous beforehand, and shocked and surprised when I found out I had won because the others competitors were solid.

“To anyone thinking about taking part I would encourage them to do it because it is a fantastic feeling and great way to raise money for charity.”

He added: “I made the switch from teaching to become an agent because I have always had an interest in real estate. My teaching experience helped me in the auction because you have to stand up in front of a class and talk to the students.”

Jake will compete in the NAC State Final in Sydney on 10 August where the overall winner scoops $1,000, gets to conduct the charity auction at the REINSW Women in Real Estate Conference, and receive two tickets to the REINSW Awards for Excellence dinner.

There are four remaining heats which are being held at:
Heat seven - Castle Hills - Thursday, 15 June 2017
Heat eight - Dee Why - Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Heat nine - Newcastle - Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Heat 10 - Balmain - Sydney - Thursday, 13 July 2017.

Find out more information and how to register here .