The Society of Auctioneers & Appraisers has recognised the best auctioneers and appraisers in South Australia at the Domain Golden Gavel Awards.
Held in Adelaide, the night saw the organisation present awards for categories such as ‘Top Real Estate Auctioneer’ and ‘Top Principal Auction Marketer’.
Among the list of winners was Harcourts Williams sales consultant and auctioneer Hamish Mill who took home the trophy for the 2019 Domain Golden Gavel in the Senior Real Estate category.
“It is a great honour to win this prestigious award, it is a great honour for me,” Mr Mill said.
Harcourts Williams partner John Williams congratulated Mr Mill on his win, saying that he’d never met a more deserving winner.
“After years and years and years of trying and never giving up, you [Mr Mill] are an inspiration to us all… Really well done Hammer,” Mr Williams said.
Now in it’s 26th year, the Golden Gavel was created by past President Anthony Toop and is the longest running auctioneering competition in the southern hemisphere.
The awards were developed as a means to recognise excellence for auctioneers and appraisers, and to encourage young performers in the industry.
Major award winners
2019 Domain Golden Gavel Senior Real Estate Winner – Hamish Mill
2019 Domain Golden Gavel General Winner – Richard Ward
2019 Domain Golden Gavel Livestock Winner – Gordon Wood
2019 Domain Golden Gavel Rising Star & U27 Winner – Vincent Doran
2019 Domain Golden Gavel Senior Real Estate Finalists – AJ Colman, Jarad Henry, Bronte Manuel, Hamish Mill, John Morris
2019 Domain Golden Gavel General Runner-up – Brett McGarrigle
2019 Domain Golden Gavel Rising Star Finalists (There was a tie for 3rd this year!) – Vincent Doran, Kristy Saunders, Enrique Bisbal, Sam George
Top 10 Principal Auction Marketers – Paul Arnold, Paul Bateman, Attilio Cavuoto, Anthony Fahey, Peter Kiritsis, Nick Psarros, Brett Pilgrim, Jason Spagnuolo, Kate Smith, Matt Smith
Top Principal Auction Marketer – Nick Psarros
Top 10 Sales Consultant Auction Marketers – Steve Alexander, Bronte Manuel, Hamish Mill, Judy Morris, David Philpott, Rod Smitheram, Richard Thwaites, Tim Thredgold, Vincent Wang, Andrew Welch
Top Sales Consultant Auction Marketer – Andrew Welch
Top 15 Real Estate Auctioneers ‘Gold Club’ Recognition – AJ Colman, Mark Fricker, Oren Klemich, Bronte Manuel, Phil McMahon, Hamish Mill, Jonathon Moore, John Morris, Brett Pilgrim, Brett Roenfeldt, Matt Smith, David Smallacombe, Jarrod Tagni, Tim Thredgold, Richard Thwaites
Top Real Estate Auctioneer – Brett Roenfeldt
Real Estate Group Auction Marketer – Ray White
Real Estate Highest Price Sale at Auction (Country) – Geoff Schell
Real Estate Highest Price Sale at Auction (Metropolitan) – Brett Roenfeldt
Real Estate Highest Price Private Treaty Sale – Sally Cameron
General Auctioneer Highest Price Single Lot and Highest Sale Proceeds – Marc du Plessis
Peter du Plessis ‘Golden Pen’ Award for a significant valuation – Marc du Plessis
Innovation Award assisting the professions for the introduction of the Golden Gavel Live concept as President in 2017 – Victor Velgush
Best Dressed Female – Jenni Tassell
Best Dressed Male – AJ Colman