Despite having won the awards four times prior, Rosemary Auricchio claimed that this year was even more special because it came after a difficult period brought on by the pandemic and shifting market conditions.
Adelaide property specialist Rosemary Auricchio is officially one of the busiest agents in the real estate industry with her high turnover of sales recognised at LJ Hooker’s international awards gala held in Cairns earlier this week.
The mother of two was thrilled to be named International Champion Salesperson of the Year (Number of Transactions) following another stellar 12 months at LJ Hooker West Lakes.
The international awards were part of LJ Hooker’s Pinnacle Conference, a premier three-day event, aimed to bring peers together from across the network.
Despite having previously won the honours four times, Ms Auricchio said this year was even more memorable following a challenging period due to the pandemic and changing market conditions.
“It is always a surprise to win an award like this one because you just never know,” she said.
“We have just been pivoting constantly over the past 18 months as there were just so many constant changes. We didn’t overcomplicate things, we just worked very hard, delivered good customer service, and kept marching on.”
LJ Hooker General Manager, Stephen Mutton, congratulated Ms Auricchio on her outstanding achievements over the past year.
“Rosemary’s energy is outstanding, it is very infectious and it makes people want to do business with her and this is reflected in her fantastic sales figures,” he said.
A multi-award-winning sales professional, Ms Auricchio has worked in the real estate industry for the past 22 years. She started her career with LJ Hooker Newport before moving to Adelaide and now focuses on the West Lakes and Henley Beach areas. The popular waterside hubs have a high turnover of property sales which, she says, can be challenging dealing with more vendors and buyers.
“We are not walking on the treadmill at a leisurely pace, often we are running double time and we need to be if we want to be successful in such a busy market,” Ms Auricchio said.
“We are not just agents selling real estate, we are genuinely there to help people. There has been a shift in the market as to why people are buying and selling at the moment, and some of those reasons include separation or illness, which is always very emotional.
“It is important to be able to connect well with clients and I feel this is something we have done well and that is why they have chosen us.”
Ms Auricchio said she couldn’t do her job without the wonderful support of her husband Damien.
She also thanked her team at LJ Hooker West Lakes including licensee Frank Azzollini, co-agent Nick Carpinelli and property management director, Josie Auricchio.
“For women in real estate juggling a career and children while leading your team comes with a lot of responsibility,” she said.
“There is no doubt you need a great level of support from the people around you and I’m very fortunate to have that.”
Source: LJ Hooker