Luke Banitsiotis claims his third REIV Senior Auctioneer of the Year title

REIV has crowned Luke Banitsiotis as Senior Auctioneer of the Year for the third time running

The Announcement:

The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) is pleased to congratulate Luke Banitsiotis as the winner of the Senior Auctioneer of the Year 2022. It extends further congratulations to Andy Reid, the Senior Runner-Up.

Luke Banitsiotis of Woodards Blackburn claimed his third win after previously being crowned Real Estate Institute of Victoria Senior Auctioneer of the Year in 2018 and 2019.

The Senior Auctioneering Competition presents the opportunity for the very best Victorian auctioneering talent to showcase their skills in a competitive and supportive environment.

The cohort of expert auctioneers were battling it out for the chance to represent Victoria at the annual Australasian Real Estate Institutes’ Auctioneering Championships.

Luke was excited at the opportunity to come back and compete at the REIV Headquarters in Camberwell alongside his peers.

“The REIV Senior Auctioneer competition has helped me develop my auctioneering style, ultimately benefitting the vendors who choose to work with me. Each time I enter, I always walk away a better auctioneer,” said Luke.

“The competition is always fierce each year! As a past winner, I always feel a little bit of extra pressure, which helps me focus and perform at my absolute best. My peers motivate me and I love to watch them improve each year also, they push me to keep training and evolving.”

REIV President Richard Simpson said the competition brings together the best in the business and is big feat for those who participate and make it to the finals.

“Being able to witness these agents, who are the top of their game, kick into action and really showcase their abilities is a great experience,” said Mr Simpson.

“It makes me proud to be in real estate, seeing how much passion these agents have for their profession, how hard they work for their clients, and how much respect they have for each other.

“We look forward to seeing Luke and Andy compete in the Australasian Real Estate Institutes’ Auctioneering Championships and showcase the talent we house within our REIV community”.

By claiming the esteemed title of Senior Auctioneer of the Year, Luke also has the privilege of calling the annual Good Friday Appeal Charity House Auction in 2023.

Source: REIV

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