RE/MAX hosted its annual awards gala, where all of the top performing agents were recognised for their achievements.
“One year ago, we were celebrating around this same time, not really know what was around the corner,” said RE/MAX Australia Managing Director Joel Davoren at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, on 24th February, where a capacity crowd attended the network’s annual awards.
“We had a feeling that market conditions would present tremendous opportunities and it did not disappoint, giving us an incredibly strong market nationally, perhaps the best we’ll ever see.
“To put 2021 into perspective, RE/MAX agents sold nearly 8000 properties across Australia worth close to $5 billion in 2021; and we estimate that RE/MAX offices currently manage more than 15,000 homes around the country, with that number growing.”
The annual awards gala traditionally culminates with the announcement of the ultimate individual honour, The Eagle Award.
This year Jenna Pollard, co-owner of RE/MAX Vision in Junee and RE/MAX Elite in Wagga Wagga, NSW, claimed the prize.
Repeating the previous year’s performance, RE/MAX Results, with offices in the Brisbane suburb of Morningside and Mackay, took out the Pinnacle Enterprise Award, the network’s highest business performance accolade.
Many individual, team and office achievements were recognised as the awards rolled out.
- Top Sales Agent for commissions – Todd Gerhardt RE/MAX Advantage (Wynnum)
- Top Sales Agent for transactions – Stacey Arlott, RE/MAX Results (Mackay)
- Top Commercial Agent – Geoff Esdale, RE/MAX City (Brisbane);
- Property Manager of the Year (Emerging office) – Ann-Marie Selbie, RE/MAX Reach (Maryborough);
- Property Manager of the Year (Platinum+ office) – Tracey Crawford, RE/MAX Success (Toowoomba);
- Property Management Support Staff of the Year – Loren Kelly, RE/MAX Platinum (Narangba);
- Young Sales Associate of the Year – Ray Murphy, RE/MAX Real Estate Services (Cairns);
- Business Development Manager of the Year – Kate Wilson, RE/MAX Real Estate Services (Cairns);
- Personal Assistant of the Year – Jamie Allen, RE/MAX Success (Toowoomba); and
- Office Support Person of the Year – Chanae Roma, RE/MAX Living (Burpengary/Woodford).
The top sales teams in the network for 2021 were the Neilson Team from RE/MAX Bayside Properties (Cleveland) for commissions and the Melita Bell Team, RE/MAX Success for Transactions.
RE/MAX Results had the Property Management Team of the Year.
Both auction awards went to Cairns with RE/MAX Real Estate Service winning the office awards and its principal, Ray Murphy, winning the individual award.
Growth awards went to Wes McGregor, RE/MAX Northern (Albany Creek) and RE/MAX Living (Burpengary/Woodford). Growth in property management went to RE/MAX Ignite (Riverhills) and RE/MAX Revolution (Shailer Park).
RE/MAX Regency on the Gold Coast was Top Sales Office; (commissions) and RE/MAX Success was Top Sales Office (transactions).
RE/MAX Advantage (Wynnum/Manly) was Most Productive Office.
RE/MAX Xtra (Parramatta) won the Innovation Award and RE/MAX Advanced (Bribie Island) took the Community Service Award.
RE/MAX Property Sales in Nambour claimed both recruitment awards, celebrating net growth in number of agents and percentage growth in number of agents.
Special Achievements in Marketing awards went to RE/MAX Regency and Tamara Hall, RE/MAX Advantage (Wynnum).
Debra McDonald from RE/MAX Bayside Properties, Alexandra Hills; Helen Bryan and Liza McKilliam from RE/MAX Profile Real Estate, Bardon and Wes McGregor from RE/MAX Northern Realty, Albany Creek were recognised with 20 Years of Service Awards.
A record 10 agents received Lifetime Achievement Awards and 17 were Hall of Fame inductees. Both these are international awards, representing USD$3 million and USD$1 million in commission earned respectively.
Club status, from 100 per cent up to Triple Diamond, was acknowledged for 175 agents, with an incredible 25 RE/MAX Australia agents having reached or even exceeded Diamond level this year.
Winners in the ranks of Pivotal Financial (PF), the finance arm of RE/MAX Australia, were Tim Denton (Broker of the Year, Top Performer (RE/MAX Settlements), (Top Market Share); Rising Lachlan Macdonald (Rising Star); and Shawn Mcannalley (Best Marketing Program).
RE/MAX offices and agents who excelled in PF business last year were Leanne Druery (Top Performing Agent, RE/MAX Results (Top Performing Office) and RE/MAX Gold (Top Market Share).
“Tonight, we recognise and celebrate the amazing achievements of 2021, one of the most extraordinary years we may ever see: a record year for many of you, a record year for RE/MAX Australia, said Mr Davoren.
“2021 was a milestone year for many reasons. The end of last year and the start of this year have yielded amazing results and to cap it all off, we heard just days ago that RE/MAX Australia wins RE/MAX Region of the Year – Asia Pacific in the RE/MAX Global 2021 awards and is a nominee for top region globally.”
With West Australian borders still closed, RE/MAX offices there held their own event at the Melbourne Hotel, with dinner followed by the all the excitement at RACV Royal Pines Resort streaming live into the room as the local awards presentation coincided with action on the other side of the continent.
Source: RE/MAX Australia