Deborah Evans, from RE/MAX Results at Morningside in Brisbane, is the first Australian to hold a rare international RE/MAX Circle of Legends Award, which honours highly successful agents who have earned more than $10 million US ($A11.5million) in commissions throughout at least 10 years of service with the company, and celebrated with her real estate peers at RE/MAX Australia’s gala annual awards held in Brisbane on 20 February this year.
RE/MAX is recognised as one of the leading real estate franchise companies in the world, with the most productive sales force in the industry and a global reach of approximately 90 countries. Its headquarters is Denver, Colorado in the US.
The Circle of Legends Award, created in 2001, has been achieved by less than one percent of all Sales Associates in the international RE/MAX network.
Ms Evans has been in the real estate industry for around 17 years, and her specialty is in selling top-end homes across Brisbane.
“Deborah is an outstanding individual who has distinguished herself in RE/MAX ranks and the real estate industry itself; and I am truly delighted to have the first Circle of Legends Australian on our team,” said RE/MAX Australia Managing Director, Michael Davoren.
Cairns Business Owner Wins Eagle Award
Tony Williamson, owner of RE/MAX Real Estate Services, was announced winner of the network’s ultimate honour, The Eagle Award, which is given in recognition of an individual’s significant contribution to the continued growth of RE/MAX in Australia.
The 500-plus guests rose to applaud the popular Williamson, who only the week before celebrated a quarter of a century since his entry into real estate.
His association with RE/MAX began in 2004 when he rebranded an existing real estate business, and RE/MAX Real Estate Services, the business he opened in January 2010, enjoys the largest market share in Cairns. His team includes a sales division of 18 agents and a property management division of 200 properties.
“The Eagle Award is the highest individual honour that we present,” said RE/MAX Australia Managing Director Michael Davoren, “and is acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication that Tony brings to being a committed real estate business owner and sales professional.”
Williamson was also welcomed into RE/MAX’s International Hall of Fame, which represents an elite group whose members have generated more than $1millionUS in commission with
Davoren said the calibre of award recipients and the results they had achieved reflected an Australian property market that exited 2013 on solid performance grounds.
He said driving forces were the stable governments and the growing momentum of Asian investment, and the emergence of the Self-Managed Super Fund investors.
“Australia fits in the top few regions for international investor focus with property buyers attracted by the highly advanced, stable political, banking and social environments.
“Through 2012 there was some complaint around a slow or underperforming market but our best agents, like Tony and his team, got on and did their job and reaped the rewards of 2012 diligence with 2013 achievements.”
Davoren said 2014 could well prove the strongest year for the Australian property market for some time.