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Hamish Mill pulls off a hat-trick with 2021 Golden Gavel Award win

Auctioneer Hamish Mill of Williams Real Estate has performed an impressive feat, taking out the top award at the Domain Golden Gavel Awards in South Australia for the third year running.

The annual event, which is now in its 29th year, is held by the Society of Auctioneers & Appraisers and recognises South Australia’s best elite auctioneers and appraisers for their skills.

Held on Thursday, May 27, at Plant 4 Bowden, the event is open to auctioneers from the real estate, general, and livestock industries, and is designed to determine South Australia’s Best Live Auctioneers.

“It is a great honour to win the 2021 Golden Gavel,” Mr Mill said. “I would like to thank the Society of Auctioneers & Appraisers for all the great work they do for the real estate industry throughout the year.”

The Society’s Golden Gavel Competition and Awards were created by Anthony Toop in 1993 and have been passionately supported by the auctioneering professions since inception.

The concept evolved as a means to give profile to local auctioneers and appraisers and it has become the benchmark for the Australasian competition and other auction competitions within the real estate, general and livestock professions within Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Mill was quick to share the credit for his third consecutive Golden Gavel win with his co-workers and clients.

“My success would not happen without the support of Stephanie and John Williams and all the staff at Williams Real Estate, and of course all my clients who have entrusted me with the sales of their homes.

“I sincerely thank all of those people who have supported and assisted me for many years and I am very humbled to win this award for the third year in a row. Thank you.”

List of winners

Golden Gavel Live Finalists:

AJ Colman – independent auctioneer

John Morris – Ray White South Australia

Hamish Mill – Williams Real Estate

Sharon Gray – Ouwens Casserly Real Estate

Vincent Doran – Toop + Toop

Golden Gavel Live General Auctioneer of the Year:

Marc du Plessis – du Plessis Auction Gallery

Golden Gavel Live General Auctioneer of the Year Runner-up

Stuart McCalden Pickles Auctions

Golden Gavel Rising Star

Bianca Denham – Morris Auctions

Top Principal Auction Marketer

Kate Smith – Harcourts Smith

Top Sales Auction Marketer

Rod Smitheram – Ray White Glenelg

The Real Estate Group Auction Marketer of the Year

Ray White

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