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Realestate.com.au honours the top residential and commercial real estate agents across Australia

The most innovative, community-minded and highest-achieving individuals and businesses in property management and sales have been honoured today at the announcement of the fifth annual AREA awards

Recognising industry excellence and best practice, 40+ Annual REA Excellence Awards (AREAs) have been announced across the categories of Innovation, Service, Marketing Excellence, and Community.

With pandemic-era restrictions preventing the usual gala celebration, the winners have been celebrated in a unique way – with a mural designed by renowned Brisbane graffiti artist Sofles.

The 17m x 16m artwork will be unveiled on the REA Office Building at 18 Albert Street, Richmond, once current lockdown restrictions ease.

2020 AREA winners

  • Residential Agency of the Year – DiJONES Real Estate NSW
  • Property Manager of the Year – Ryan Mitchell – Ray White Kurri Kurri NSW
  • Most Influential Woman in the Property Market – Laura Valenti –Solutions Property Management QLD
  • Commercial Agency of the Year – Colliers International, Townsville QLD
  • Game Changer of the Year – Cushman & Wakefield NSW
  • Contribution to Community – Beyond the Bricks, Ray White Group

In addition to this year’s Gold AREAs, several ‘Top Agent’ awards have been announced to support realestate.com.au and realcommercial.com.au customers in identifying top talent when searching for an agent in their area.

These awards use on-site performance data to determine who has out-performed their state counterparts in areas of marketing, sales and customer service.

Top Residential Agent award winners for 2020

  • NSW – Alexander Phillips, PPD Real Estate
  • VIC – Michelle Stephens, O’Brien Real Estate Carrum Downs
  • QLD – Alex Jordan, McGrath Paddington
  • SA – Nick Psarros, Ray White Port Adelaide
  • WA – Carlos Lehn, Acton Mt Lawley
  • Tas – Jeremy Wilkinson, Harcourts Launceston
  • NT – Sam Linn, LJ Hooker Alice Springs
  • ACT – Brett Hayman, Hayman Partners

Top Commercial Sales Agent award winners for 2020

  • VIC & TAS – George Takis, Teska Carson Pty Ltd
  • NSW & ACT – Michael Burgio, NOVAK Properties
  • QLD & NT – Paul Bates, Corwells
  • SA – Jed Harley, JLL Adelaide
  • WA – Cameron Porter, Porter Commercial

Top Commercial Leasing Agent award winners for 2020

  • VIC & TAS – Tino Parisi, Compton Green
  • NSW & ACT – Alex Hezari, Taylor Nicholas – Hills
  • QLD & NT – Manoli Nicolas, LJ Hooker Commercial – Brisbane
  • SA – Saxon Smith, McGees Property
  • WA – Cameron Porter, Porter Commercial

REA Group Chief Sales Officer, Kul Singh said, “Ultimately, the AREA’s celebrate the great performance of our customers and their outstanding achievements and success”. 

“The awards are also designed to assist our customers to win new business helping to demonstrate their performance and achievements to potential vendors and clients. 

“We had more AREAs submissions this year than ever before and we also introduced a suite of data-led awards which utilised exclusive data gained from the 12 million people visiting our site each month. I’d like to congratulate all the finalists and winners and thank everyone who made a submission.” 

For the full list and summary of the Annual REA Excellence Awards 2020 winners across all categories visit theareas.com.au.

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Samantha McLean

Samantha McLean is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Elite Agent and Host of the Elevate Podcast.