The winners of the 2021 Real Estate Institute of Australia National Awards for Excellence have been announced.
Female real estate agents swept the board, winning eight out of 11 of the individual agent categories.
OBrien Real Estate Carrum Downs agent Michelle Stephens took out the Residential Salesperson of the Year award, adding to her trophy cabinet after also claiming a 2020 Annual REA Excellence Award.
Kathryn Massey from Professionals Michael Johnson & Co in Western Australia (WA) took out the Residential Property Manager of the Year award.
Large Residential Agency of the Year was won by Belle Property in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), while the top gong for Medium Residential Agency went to Warburton Estate Agents in New South Wales (NSW) and Small Residential Agency of the Year went to SJ Shooter Real Estate.
Commercial Agency of the Year was won by Savills from NSW. Guy Randell from Burgess Rawson from the ACT won the Commercial Salesperson of the Year and Jessie Legge from NAI Harcourts North, Tasmania, took out Commercial Property Manager of the Year.
Mr Kelly said that in terms of numbers, NSW won seven of the 20 awards (excluding the President’s award) followed by Victoria with four wins and ACT, WA and Tasmania awarded three each.
Long-term Darwin resident, Tony Pickering received the President’s Award this year. Mr Pickering has more than 30 years’ experience in commercial and residential property and is a previous Real Estate Institute Northern Territory (REINT) president, as well as a popular auctioneer for charity organisations.
The REIA National Awards for Excellence 2021 covers all aspects of the real estate sector, including residential and commercial agencies, residential and commercial sales, residential and commercial property management, business brokers, buyer’s agents, community service, innovation and communications.
Unlike other award programs, which focus on transactions, statistics and profit, the Awards for Excellence are awarded purely on merit following deliberation by a comprehensive judging process.
Held at Mindil Resort and Casin in Darwin and hosted by REINT, the REIA National Awards for Excellence 2021 recognised and celebrated the best of the best in Australian real estate.
REIA NATIONAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2021: Full list of winners
Residential Sales Team of the Year, sponsored by AON
• Morton Real Estate, NSW
Residential Salesperson of the Year, sponsored by AON
• Michelle Stephens, O’Brien Real Estate Carrum Downs, VIC
Residential Property Management Team of the Year, sponsored by Terri Scheer
• Key2 Property, TAS
Residential Property Manager of the Year, sponsored by Terri Scheer
• Kathryn Massey, Michael Johnson and Co, WA
Small Residential Agency of the Year, sponsored by Realestate.com.au
•SJ Shooter Real Estate, NSW
Medium Residential Agency of the Year, sponsored by Realestate.com.au
• Warburton Estate Agents, NSW
Large Residential Agency of the Year, sponsored by Realestate.com.au
• Belle Property Kingston, ACT
EXCELLENCE IN THE INDUSTRY
Achievement Award, sponsored by Dreamedia
• Kitty Parker, Kitty and Miles, NSW
Community Service Award, sponsored by RealBot
• Woodards Foundation, VIC
Innovation Award, sponsored by RealBot
• Network Pacific, VIC
Operational Support Award, sponsored by RECON
• Nicole Berry, Harcourts Signature, TAS
Operational Leadership Award, sponsored by Forms Live
• Michelle Rigg, Rentwest, WA
Marketing and Communications Award, sponsored by RECON
• dethridgeGROVES, WA
Marketer of the Year, sponsored by Forms Live
• Braden Walters, Belle Property Byron Bay/Lennox Head, NSW
Business Development Manager of the Year, sponsored by SaleFunder
• Madeline Freemantle, Leah Jay, NSW
Business Broker of the Year, sponsored by SaleFunder
• John Kasapi, Benchmark Business Sales and Valuations, VIC
Buyers’Agent of the Year, sponsored by REI Super
• Claire Corby, Capital Buyers Agency, ACT
Commercial Salesperson of the Year, sponsored by REI Super
• Guy Randell, Burgess Rawson, ACT
Commercial Property Manager of the Year, sponsored by CoreLogic
• Jessie Legge, NAI Harcourts North, TAS
Commercial Agency of the Year, sponsored by CoreLogic
• Savills, NSW
*Regrettably, REISA cancelled their awards last year due to COVID-19.As a result, there are no 2021 finalists from SA.