Fab Four for Top Sales Agent

It was a case of history repeating at PRDnationwide’s 2014 Annual Awards Gala Dinner at Sanctuary Cove on Saturday night, with top sales agent George Rafty recognised as the franchise network’s number one performer for the fourth consecutive time.

Mr Rafty has dominated the prestigious sales award since 2011 and was hot favourite again to secure his fourth accolade prior to the event after another stellar year.

The award follows on from a tremendous 2013 in which Mr Rafty was one of five agents nominated for the national Sales agent of the Year award at the Australian Real Estate Awards, and the only non-metropolitan agent vying for the top honour. He also featured prominently in leading industry publication Real Estate Business’ Top 100 Agents list, coming in at number 12.

In his humble acceptance speech Mr Rafty thanked his wife Rosanna for her ongoing support and offered acknowledgement to close team members Joe Olsen, Ashleigh Dodt and Andrew McKiernan. He also praised the role of auxiliary staff in his success.

“It is an honour to have achieved this award for fourth year,” Mr Rafty said.

“I’d like to thank those that aren’t here tonight, the administration staff, the support staff, they aren’t often mentioned but they are behind us 100 per cent.”

Mr Rafty also paid special tribute to other top performers in the franchise network, singling out second placed agent Dane Queenan from Port Stephens for special mention, along with accomplished PRDnationwide Hunter Valley saleswomen Cath Cattall and Charlie Lund. Mr Rafty described his colleagues as “exceptional agents” working in “much more difficult markets”.

The PRDnationwide Top Ten Sales Agents list was again dominated by NSW-based operators, with eight of the award recipients based in the “First State”. Only PRDnationwide Ballarat agent Robert McClure and PRDnationwide Horsham agent Robert Dolan disrupted a NSW clean sweep, placing 10th and third respectively. It was a deserved award for Dolan, who capped a strong year by serving as a key note speaker at the prestigious 2014 Real Estate Sales Summit.

Powerful office PRDnationwide Newcastle was well represented with Rodney Goodwin (9th) and Cveta Kolarovski (8th) joining Rafty in the top ten. It was a case of progression for Mrs Kolarovski, who picked up PRDnationwide’s prestigious Neville Wilson Rookie of the Year Award in 2013.

PRDnationwide Hunter Valley also had multiple agents in the list, with consistent performer Charlie Lund finishing in seventh place and Cathy Cattell slotting in to fourth position.

Rounding out the list was PRDnationwide Ettalong Beach’s Stuart Gan in sixth place, PRDnationwide Penrith’s Daniel Latty in fifth and Port Stephens sales gun Dane Queenan in the runner-up position.

PRDnationwide Top 10 Agents

10. Robert McClure, PRDnationwide Ballarat

9. Rodney Goodwin, PRDnationwide Newcastle

8. Cveta Kolarovski, PRDnationwide Newcastle

7. Charlie Lund, PRDnationwide Hunter Valley

6. Stuart Gan, PRDnationwide Ettalong Beach

5. Daniel Latty, PRDnationwide Penrith

4. Cathy Cattell, PRDnationwide Hunter Valley

3. Robert Dolan, PRDnationwide Horsham

2. Dane Queenan, PRDnationwide Port Stephens

1. George Rafty, PRDnationwide Newcastle

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