Last week, the Barry Plant Group hosted its 2018 Awards for Excellence at Melbourne’s Crown Palladium, with nearly 900 people attending the black-tie event.
The Geelong office had an outstanding night as, apart from their star agent Chari Emirzade taking out so many major sales awards, they also won Franchisee of the Year and Property Management Department of the Year, while Kelly Kules from their office won Business Development Manager of the Year.
Rowville and Mitchell Shire offices were awarded Top Office of the Year awards in their categories. Mitchell Shire also had an amazing five of the top ten Top Sellers in the Sales Person with no PA category.
Barry Plant Manningham took out the Top Office of the Year (Large) award for the tenth time since 2008 – an amazing effort and particularly commendable as the management team have, in the last 12 months, had their hands full opening another office in Eltham and taking over the reins of the existing Barry Plant Blackburn office.
The Pakenham-Drouin offices picked up a Directors Recognition Award for their top administrator, Karin Ketteringham, as well as a Property Management growth award. Sales agent Terri Fellows took number two spot in her category in Top Seller, Top Lister and Top Performer.
Chris Kavanagh, a Director of Barry Plant Coburg, fought off a number of highly experienced auctioneers to claim the 2018 title of Senior Auctioneer of the Year.
Other notable individual winners include:
Brendan Flynn, (Mitchell Shire office), Ashley Hutson (Lilydale office) and Chari Emirzade (Geelong office), who were awarded Top Seller in their respective categories.
Roy Khoder (Glenroy office), Ashley Hutson (Lilydale office) and Chari Emirzade (Geelong), who were awarded Top Lister in their respective categories.
Juliette Zhou (Manningham office), Ashley Hutson (Lilydale office) and Mark Di Giulio (Manningham Office), who achieved the highest accolade of Top Performer in their categories.
Super-agents Ashley Hutson and Chari Emirzade took out top honours in two categories.
It was also a night full of awards for property management with Camille Ladao (Melton office) taking out the Rising Star awards, Kelley O’Donnell (Rowville office) winning Portfolio Manager of the Year and the Geelong office’s wins of Property Management Department of the Year, with their Kelly Kules winning Business Development Manager of the Year.
CEO and Director Mike McCarthy was delighted with the event and the results that were unveiled. “Even though it’s been a challenging market we’ve continued to achieve outstanding results – proving, I believe, that when the market does get tough sellers look for a well-established brand with a history of success to sell their property.
“The other great outcome was that there were so many new award winners this year – people who have been part of our group for several years, who’ve taken advantage of our training, systems and mentoring and are now flourishing and writing big numbers.”