Market Buy agents score top REIQ awards

Two of Market Buy’s most high-performing agents have received accolades at the Real Estate Institute of Queensland Awards for Excellence, one of the industry’s most prestigious events.

Chris Gilmour was named the REIQ Residential Sales Person of the Year, while Mark McGill received the award for Small Agency of the Year.

Market Buy Chief Executive Officer John Hellaby said the REIQ Awards for Excellence were hugely significant for the real estate industry.

 “They highlight those that are leading the way in our industry,” Mr Hellaby said.

 “Especially those who are innovating, moving with the times and adjusting well to the market,” he said.

Mr Hellaby said Mr Gilmour received the award for selling more properties than anyone else in Southeast Queensland and Market Buy played a key part in that.

In fact, Mr Gilmour sold more than 230 properties through the platform.

 “This award recognises excellence in selling residential properties by individuals and includes those working as principals, licensed agents or registered salespersons in the residential sector in an accredited agency,” Mr Hellaby said.

The award was not exclusively based on financial performance, he said.

“The Small Agency of the Year award Mark won is open to all Queensland member agencies,” Mr Hellaby said.

“It recognises excellence in agency practice in the residential sector, where an agency employs 10 or less staff, and where the business entity operates from a single or sole location.” 

Mr Hellaby said the REIQ Awards for Excellence were the pinnacle for Queensland agents. 

“They truly highlight who the leaders are in the Queensland real estate space,” he said.

He said Market Buy helped its high performing agents do what they already did, but more efficiently.

“So they can do more of it, while operating in real-time with transparency,” Mr Hellaby said.

“In a market like we currently have, we help them remove the barriers to buyers getting off the fence and making an offer.”

According to Mr Hellaby, an increasing number of industry leaders were adopting digital technologies at a higher rate. 

“Especially when, such is the case with Market Buy, they genuinely assist agents, agencies and brands do more, in less time with greater ease,” he said.

“We want to congratulate our winners and are thrilled to see their efforts being recognised and to see them being celebrated as the incredible leaders that they are.”

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Nicole Madigan

Nicole Madigan is a freelance journalist for Elite Agent.

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