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Australasian Real Estate Results Awards 2017 Finalists Announced

The top performing independent real estate agencies and individuals across Australasia have been revealed last week as finalists in the 11th annual Australasian Real Estate Results Awards (ARERAs), to be staged in Sydney next month.

Hosted by the Real Estate Results Network (RERN), the ARERAs is the industry’s pinnacle awards event that recognises and celebrates the outstanding achievers in property throughout Australia and New Zealand.

With more than 160 finalists vying for top honours across 36 categories, the 2017 ARERAs winners will be announced at a Roaring Twenties-themed gala event to be held at Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC) on Monday, February 20.

Almost 30 agencies have been named as finalists in 15 agency award categories, alongside the contenders for 21 individual award categories, including Agent of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Rising Star Agency of the Year, New Agent of the Year and Property Management Performer of Year, among others.

RERN CEO Michael Sheargold said this year’s event had recorded the largest number of nominations in the awards’ history, resulting in a greater number of finalists – particularly for the Auctioneer of the Year category, where the contenders have more than doubled since last year.

Sales results for agent finalists in the hotly contested Sales Performer of the Year category have also gone to new heights, with a 50 per cent increase in year on year results.

“We were overwhelmed by the exceptional standard and number of candidates across all award categories,” Mr Sheargold said.

“It makes the judging process extremely challenging but ultimately rewarding as it demonstrates the wealth of talent, dedication and innovation across the independent real estate industry.

“Our Member agencies and their teams have really shown their professionalism and an outstanding level of sales and service in the face of the huge growth in activity over the past 12 to 18 months, the ongoing challenges and opportunities of digital disruption and the ever-increasing demands and expectations of our clients.

“The ARERAs is an opportunity to honour our best performers who continue to inspire their real estate peers and raise the standard within the industry.”

Mr Sheargold congratulated all of the 162 finalists on their excellence in 2016 and said the awards ceremony was a wonderful opportunity for the industry’s movers and shakers to socialise, network and celebrate their achievements over the past 12 months.

“Every one of our finalists should be very proud of making it to this point in the awards process, it is due recognition for their hard work and expertise as independent real estate professionals,” he said.

“The ARERAs recognise the best of the best in our industry and all of the finalists should be congratulated on gaining recognition in these highly-regarded industry awards.

“I look forward to celebrating with the winners and finalists at the gala award ceremony in Sydney next month.”

The ARERAs presentation is a highlight of Kickstart – RERN’s biggest annual conference event, which will take place over two days, Monday February 20 to Tuesday February 21 and will be one of the first major conferences to be held at the newly built ICC Sydney.

Real Estate Results Network (RERN) is Australasia’s leading network of independent agencies, with more than 1200 principals and agents who are Members throughout Australia and New Zealand.

For more information, visit Real Estate Results Network at

Category Finalists

Agency of the Year

  • Toop&Toop Real Estate
  • McConnell Bourn
  • Morton Real Estate
  • Caporn Young Estate Agents
  • Cunninghams

Agency of the Year (Regional)

  • Hoamz Ltd
  • Kemp Real Estate
  • Lugton’s

Agency of the Year (Rural)

  • Griffith Real Estate
  • Bendigo Real Estate
  • Cutlers Ltd

Boutique Agency of the Year

  • Callagher Estate Agents
  • Limnios Property Group
  • Newton Real Estate
  • Urban Property Agents

Boutique Agency of the Year (Regional)

  • Griffith Real Estate
  • Nolan Partners Estate Agents
  • Yeppoon Real Estate
  • The Property Shop

Community Achievement of the Year

  • Cunninghams
  • McLachlan Partners
  • Morton Real Estate
  • PhilipWebb Real Estate
  • Hoamz Ltd

New Zealand Agency of the Year

  • Cutlers Ltd
  • Hoamz Ltd
  • Pastoral Realty

Property Management Team of the Year (< 1,000)

  • Caporn Young Estate Agents
  • Kemp Real Estate
  • Nolan Partners Estate Agents
  • Griffith Real Estate
  • Peake Real Estate

Property Management Team of the Year (>1,000)

  • Marshall White
  • PhilipWebb Real Estate
  • Warwick Williams Real Estate

Marketing Agency of the Year

  • Cunninghams
  • Marshall White
  • McConnell Bourn
  • Toop&Toop Real Estate
  • PhilipWebb Real Estate

Rising Star Agency of the Year

  • Urban Property Agents
  • Reliance Real Estate
  • Nolan Partners Estate Agents
  • Yeppoon Real Estate

Service Excellence Agency of the Year

  • Bendigo Real Estate
  • Cunninghams
  • David Deane Real Estate
  • Peake Real Estate
  • Yeppoon Real Estate

Innovation Excellence Agency of the Year

  • Cunninghams
  • McConnell Bourn
  • Morton Real Estate
  • Toop&Toop Real Estate

Digital Excellence Agency of the Year

  • Cunninghams
  • Limnios Property Group
  • McConnell Bourn
  • Village Real Estate

Project Excellence Agency of the Year

  • Ken Guy Buderim
  • Marshall White
  • Nolan Partners Estate Agents

Agent Achiever of the Year

  • Rob Stefanovski – Limnios Property Group
  • Craig Johnston – David Deane Real Estate
  • Dominic Ferraro – Limnios Property Group
  • David Blundell – PhilipWebb Real Estate

Agent Achiever of the Year (Regional)

  • Nick Chauhan – Griffith Real Estate
  • Carl Semmler – Kemp Real Estate
  • Brent Speechley  – McLachlan Partners
  • Debbie Montgomery – McLachlan Partners
  • Aleta Stephens – Nolan Partners Estate Agents
  • David Goldring – The Property Shop

Agent of the Year

  • Wei Sen Chow – Lugton’s
  • Andrew Lutze – Cunninghams
  • Brent Speechley – McLachlan Partners
  • Tim Thredgold – Toop&Toop Real Estate
  • James Redfern – Marshall White
  • Ettiene West – Morton Real Estate

NSW Agent of the Year

  • Georgi Bates – Cunninghams
  • Steve Lambley – Cunninghams
  • James Haywood – Cunninghams
  • Scott Farquhar – McConnell Bourn
  • Brent Speechley – McLachlan Partners
  • James Crow – Morton Real Estate

Qld Agent of the Year

  • Mark Rumsey – David Deane Real Estate
  • Ben Wakely – Urban Property Agents
  • Danny Redman – Ken Guy Buderim

Vic Agent of the Year

  • Stephen Smith – Marshall White
  • James Redfern – Marshall White
  • Zali Reynolds – Marshall White
  • William Wong – PhilipWebb Real Estate
  • Taney Jain – Reliance Real Estate

SA Agent of the Year

  • Carl Semmler – Kemp Real Estate
  • Len Allington – Toop&Toop Real Estate
  • Tim Thredgold – Toop&Toop Real Estate

WA Agent of the Year

  • Steven Currie – Caporn Young Estate Agents
  • Siobhan Micale – Caporn Young Estate Agents
  • Rob Stefanovski – Limnios Property Group
  • Dominic Ferraro – Limnios Property Group

New Zealand Agent of the Year

  • Bob Griffiths – Cutlers Ltd
  • Wei Sen Chow – Lugton’s
  • Craig Reid – Lugton’s

Auctioneer of the Year

  • Phil Hayes – Caporn Young Estate Agents
  • Elliott Shoebridge – Cunninghams
  • Luke Santolin – Griffith Real Estate
  • Brendan Quill – Hoamz Ltd
  • Bronte Manuel  – Toop&Toop Real Estate
  • Vic Lorusso – McConnell Bourn
  • Anthony Webb – PhilipWebb Real Estate
  • Jack O’Connell – McLachlan Partners
  • Charlie Powell – Warwick Williams Real Estate

Manager of the Year

  • Lee Fitzgerald – Caporn Young Estate Agents
  • Bree Higgins – Cunninghams
  • Lauren Warner – McConnell Bourn
  • Rachel Lilley – McLachlan Partners

Marketing Campaign of the Year (<$10,000)

  • Tony Heath & Rachel Lilley – McLachlan Partners
  • Tracey Fenwick – Newton Real Estate
  • Nathan Dobbs & Shannon Ellsmore – Nolan Partners Estate Agents
  • Kristen Turner – Peake Real Estate
  • Dimitrios Petrakis – South Eastern Realty
  • Leanne Woolley – South Eastern Realty

Marketing Campaign of the Year (>$10,000)

  • Greg Gladstone– South Eastern Realty
  • Warwick Williams & Adrian Sereni – Warwick Williams Real Estate
  • Scott Farquhar – McConnell Bourn

Principal of the Year

  • Richard Young – Caporn Young Estate Agents
  • Mathew Bourn – McConnell Bourn
  • Ewan Morton – Morton Real Estate

Boutique Principal of the Year

  • Brian Bertolin – Griffith Real Estate
  • Bruce McLachlan – McLachlan Partners
  • Warwick Williams – Warwick Williams Real Estate
  • Steve Kemp – Kemp Real Estate

Property Manager of the Year

  • Jessica Zandona – Griffith Real Estate
  • Jayde Lewis – Marshall White
  • Tyler-Marie Leach  – Morton Real Estate
  • Blair Kemp  – Caporn Young Estate Agents
  • Jacinda Thompson – PhilipWebb Real Estate

Business Development Manager (PM) of the Year

  • Trent Docherty – Cunninghams
  • Ashlee Verma – Marshall White
  • Andrew Geppa – Toop&Toop Real Estate
  • Vivien White – Warwick Williams Real Estate
  • Dane Seeley – PhilipWebb Real Estate

Performer of the Year – Sales 

  • Lee-Ann Burke – David Deane Real Estate
  • Florence Labadens – Cunninghams
  • Matt Diesel – Ken Guy Buderim
  • Kendall Devine – Nolan Partners Estate Agents
  • Libby Buchanan – Lugton’s
  • James Matheson – McConnell Bourn
  • Taney Jain – Reliance Real Estate

Performer of the Year – Property Management 

  • Melinda Britton – David Deane Real Estate
  • Emily Keenan – Griffith Real Estate
  • Annelise Robinson – Marshall White
  • Jordan Atkins – McLachlan Partners
  • Catherine Carroll – Newton Real Estate

New Agent of the Year

  • Matt Diesel – Ken Guy Buderim
  • Jack Ramasamy – Lugton’s
  • Stephen Smith – Marshall White
  • Damian Kennedy – Morton Real Estate
  • Alyse Pilley – The Property Shop

Support Star of the Year

  • Melissa Campbell – Caporn Young Estate Agents
  • Toula Antonas – Limnios Property Group
  • Lyn Clisdell – Newton Real Estate
  • Susan Grigg – Peake Real Estate
  • Rajandeep Kaur – Reliance Real Estate
  • Jessica Barlow – The Property Shop

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