Ray White celebrated its best performers for the 2017-18 year in front of 400 members and guests at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Perth on Friday 14 September.
Ray White WA CEO Mark Whiteman said that by defying the trend of the worst market in two decades to post a record result, the message from the night was clear: the state’s biggest real estate group was keen to keep growing and getting better.
Mr Whiteman said he was extremely proud of all the members. “Our people are really wonderful. In the state’s worst real estate year they produced nearly 3,000 sales and more than $1.4 billion in sales value.
“We are very proud of them all, but know the best is yet to come,” Mr Whiteman said.
“This year was particularly significant with the opening of eight new businesses in Forrestfield, Rockingham; Rural WA, Dalkeith, Claremont, Fremantle, Bayswater and just last week two of the western suburbs finest, Jody Fewster and Deborah Brady, opened their own business: Ray White Cottesloe Mosman Park. It is a solid result in growth,” he said.
“Tough times reveal the toughest and best in any field and we are very fortunate to have the calibre of people we have, but to be honest I can’t help but feel that the best is yet to come for Ray White Western Australia; we’ve got a lot more work ahead of us.”
Ray White Dalkeith | Claremont took home the prize for top metropolitan office based on the highest settled commission, and its principal, Vivien Yap, was named as the top principal for 2017-18. Ms Yap also won the marketing excellence award while Phoebe Shi of Ray White Dalkeith | Claremont was named as the best personal assistant of the year.
Ray White Karratha was named top property management office by revenue for 2018, while Coral Howe of Ray White Karratha again won the top sales awards for settled commission.
Luke Buffham of Ray White Crofts & Associates was named the network’s top rookie, winning the John Seddon Top Rookie Award.
Western Australia’s top award, The Ross Whiteman Award, recognises someone who has made a significant contribution to the White Family’s networks in WA. This year the award was presented to Elsie Corby of Ray White Rockingham Baldivis.
The Tony Fountain Auction Listing Award for the top office went to Ray White Urban Springs again, while Andrew Huggins from the same office took out the Tony Fountain individual award for the second year in a row.
Working alongside Loan Market brokers and a network of Ray White offices across the state, the awards recognised the top referrers throughout the network. The office with the highest number of referrals was once again Ray White Whiteman & Associates Mirrabooka, and in his second award of the night Alex Dabag of Ray White Whiteman & Associates was named as the top individual referrer. Sue Vuong was named as the Wealth Market WA top referrer.
The Damien Mills Community Service Award went to Mike Burton of Loan Market for his outstanding contribution to the local community.
A number of awards were handed out for property management achievements, including Chris Cork of Ray White Narrogin & Districts for Property Management Rookie of the Year, Thi Phan of Ray White House Team for Property Management Administrator of the Year, Michelle Reck of Ray White Karratha won Property Management Business Development Manager of the Year while Tania Bowler of Ray White Karratha was named Property Manager of the Year.