Up to 900 real estate agents and guests last night celebrated their achievements at the annual Ray White New South Wales and ACT awards at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.
Ray White Double Bay had a successful night at the state awards, picking up number one Sydney Blue office for the highest settled commission for the seventh year in a row.
Ray White Double Bay superstar agent Gavin Rubinstein took home the number one salesperson award for the sixth year in a row in the hotly contested Super Blue. He was also recently named as the number one residential agent internationally. Ray White Double Bay’s awesome general manager, Sarah Bester, was named as the 2018 Administrator of the Year too.
Ray White Canberra took home top Metro office, while Ray White Newcastle Group was named the top Regional office for 2017/18.
For the second year in a row, David Walker of Ray White Turramurra | Wahroonga was recognised as the top-selling Sydney Blue principal, after winning the top international selling principal in consecutive years too.
Daniel Maurer of Ray White Ingleburn was awarded top-selling Metro principal, while Amanda Bonnici of Shellharbour City was named the top-selling Regional principal based on settled commission.
Brendan Lappan of the powerhouse Ray White Macarthur Group was named as the top Metro salesperson, while Ron Kissell of Ray White Helensburgh took home the top Regional salesperson award for 2018.
The newly introduced Tony Fountain Auction award went to Blaz Dejanovic from Ray White Wetherill Park | Cecil Hills. He also won the top Metro auction agent award for his consistent results.
Ray White Surry Hills | Erskineville was named as the top auction office in Sydney Blue, with principal Shaun Stoker also being awarded top city auction agent for the second year running.
Ray White Bankstown was named as the top Metro auction office for the second year in a row, while Ray White Emms Mooney won the top Regional auction office. Ben Hottes of Ray White Grafton won top Regional auction agent for the second year in a row.
Ray White Sydney Blue CEO Jason Andrew said the processional effect of winning was not culture; the processional effect of culture was winning.
“I know, without equivocation, that I can call so many of you and ask to show a potential recruit through your business. Your response – tell me how we can help?” Mr Andrew said.
“An agent can pick up the phone to a chairman at any time and there is no doubt the Ray White network was more agile, dynamic and consistent than ever before.”
The Director’s Cup Award, given to the person identified as having made a significant contribution to the Ray White brand, was awarded to Robert Biasetto of Wetherill Park.
Ray White New South Wales chairman Stephen Nell commented that this award was the only prize on the night that you receive; you cannot win it.
“This award is not given for sales performance yet Robert Biasetto has been a vital member of our network for more than 25 years in outer western Sydney at Wetherill Park,” Mr Nell said.
“Robert has held this area together for us in that region for many years. Robert always puts Ray White’s interest – as well as his own – at [the] forefront of any decision he makes. I congratulate Robert on this well-deserved award as we can always go further together.”
In property management awards, Ray White Thompson Partners took the top property management Team of the Year accolade.
Kylie Ziino of Ray White Surry Hills won property management Business Development Manager of the Year, while Margie Hawker won Property Manager of the Year for her role at Ray White Double Bay.
The Individual Client’s Choice awards went to Jake Battenally of Ray White Canberra, while the Canberra office also won the Top Client’s Choice award.
Other awards of the night were won by Ray White Lower North Shore for Administration Team of the Year plus an award for Community Service.