Top performing independent real estate agents from the Real Estate Results Network (RERN) in Australia and New Zealand were celebrated at the 11th annual awards (ARERAs) held in Sydney on Monday night.
This year’s ARERAs were strongly contested, seeing between five and nine finalists vying for the top honour in many of the individual and agency categories.
The Roaring Twenties-themed gala event was held at Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC) and coincided with Kickstart – RERN’s largest annual conference event, being held from Monday, February 20 until Tuesday, February 21, also at the ICC.
Close to 30 of the region’s top performing RERN agencies were finalists in the 15 agency award categories, while dozens of agents competed for honours in the 21 individual award categories including Agent of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Rising Star Agency of the Year, New Agent of the Year and Property Management Performer of Year, among others.
RERN founder Michael Sheargold congratulated all of the winners and finalists on their outstanding efforts and results in 2016.
“This year’s field of finalists was the finest and most competitive in ARERAs’ history and their performances are a credit to Australasia’s independent real estate industry as it continues to flourish,” said Mr Sheargold.
“The ARERAs represent the peak achievement within the region’s independent property sector and we salute all of the finalists and winners whose dedication, excellence and professionalism reflect so highly on our industry.”
Sydney based-agency Cunninghams rose above the highly competitive field of RERN finalists to win the coveted overall Agency of the Year award, along with a trio of top individual awards including Agent of the Year (Andrew Lutze), Manager of the Year (Bree Higgins), NSW Agent of the Year (James Haywood), and the Digital Excellence Agency of the Year gong.
Other high-achievers included joint winners of the Sales Performer of the Year category, with Taney Jain from Reliance Real Estate (Victoria) recording 65 percent year-on-year growth in sales results and Libby Buchanan from Lugton’s (New Zealand) achieving 63 percent.
Coffs Harbour based-agency Nolan Partners Estate Agents took out the Regional Boutique Agency of the Year award, achieving a 36 percent increase in sales revenue, 26 percent rise in sales and 25 percent growth in Property Management revenue in 2016.
Complete list of winners from the 2017 Australasian Real Estate Results Awards (ARERAs):
|Category||Winner Name||Winner Agency|
|Agency of the Year||Cunninghams|
|Agent Achiever of the Year||Rob Stefanovski||Limnios Property Group|
|Agent of the Year||Andrew Lutze||Cunninghams|
|Boutique Agency of the Year||Newton Real Estate|
|Boutique Principal of the Year||Steve Kemp||Kemp Real Estate|
|Business Development Manager of the Year||Ashlee Verma||Marshall White|
|Community Achievement of the Year||Hoamz Ltd|
|Digital Excellence Agency of the Year||Cunninghams|
|Innovation Excellence Agency of the Year||Toop&Toop Real Estate|
|Marketing Agency of the Year||McConnell Bourn|
|New Zealand Agency of the Year||Hoamz Ltd|
|New Zealand Agent of the Year||Wei Sen Chow||Lugton’s|
|Principal of the Year||Ewan Morton||Morton Real Estate|
|Project Excellence Agency of the Year||Marshall White|
|Property Management Team of the Year||Marshall White|
|Property Management Team of the Year||Caporn Young Estate Agents|
|Property Manager of the Year||Jacinda Thompson||PhilipWebb Real Estate|
|Regional Agency of the Year||Lugton’s|
|Regional Agent Achiever of the Year||Aleta Stephens
|Nolan Partners Estate Agents
|Regional Boutique Agency of the Year||Nolan Partners Estate Agents|
|Rural Agency of the Year||Griffith Real Estate|
|Service Excellence Agency of the Year||Peake Real Estate|
|Manager of the Year||Bree Higgins||Cunninghams|
|Marketing Campaign of the Year||Dimitrios Petrakis
Tony Heath & Rachel Lilley
|South Eastern Realty
|Marketing Campaign of the Year||Warwick Williams & Adrian Sereni||Warwick Williams Real Estate|
|New Agent of the Year||Jack Ramasamy
|NSW Agent of the Year||James Haywood||Cunninghams|
|Property Management Performer of the Year||Melinda Britton||David Deane Real Estate|
|QLD Agent of the Year||Mark Rumsey||David Dean Real Estate|
|Rising Star Agency of the Year||Reliance Real Estate
Urban Property Agents
|SA Agent of the Year||Tim Thredgold||Toop&Toop Real Estate|
|Sales Performer of the Year||Taney Jain
|Reliance Real Estate
|Support Star of the Year||Jessica Barlow||The Property Shop|
|VIC Agent of the Year||James Redfern||Marshall White|
|WA Agent of the Year||Steven Currie||Caporn Young Estate Agents|
|Auctioneer of the Year||Anthony Webb||PhilipWebb Real Estate|