Top achievers and contributors recognised at Barry Plant Awards

Barry Plant Heathmont – Ringwood took out the award of Barry Plant Franchise Office of the Year, voted for by their peers, under the leadership of Louise Carrigg. 

The Announcement:

On the 8th of September nearly 800 people gathered at the Palladium Room at Crown Casino to hear who would take home this year’s Awards for Excellence in the Barry Plant Group.

Barry Plant CEO, Nigel O’Neil, was thrilled with the evening.

“We wanted to put on a spectacular evening to make up for two years of virtual awards. It’s important that our high achievers feel valued and celebrated.”

The evening was themed “A touch of Gatsby” and entertainment was provided by the Tim Campbell band but the highlight was a performance by Maria Page, long-time member of the Barry Plant team and director of the Barry Plant Sunbury office.

Professionally trained in opera, Maria has years’ experience in musical theatre and treated attendees to a standout performance of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.

The Victorian based 70-office network sold 10,000 properties worth over $8 billion during the last year, some of which was when Victoria was in lockdown.

The Manningham office had a very successful night, winning the Top Office of the Year (Large) for gross commission for the 14th time since 2008.

They also took out Top Office (Large) for Highest Number of Sales.

Co-director Mark Di Giulio topped the rankings for commission earned by a director, a new award that acknowledges the efforts of business owners.

He also took out Senior Auctioneer of the Year. Manningham’s Scott George was Top Seller (with PA or team), and also number one for gross commission earned in the same category.

The Barry Plant Franchise Office of the Year, voted for by their peers, was Barry Plant Heathmont – Ringwood, under the leadership of Louise Carrigg. 

Sales Rising Star of the Year was Hayley Taufa from the Berwick office.

Hayley, who has only been in real estate for just over a year and a half, is having the success of far more seasoned agents and to prove it she topped the list for gross commission earned by an agent with no PA.

Samira Hughes from the Frankston Office, who had only been in real estate for eight months when she competed in the Novice Auctioneer competition, took home the Auctioneer Rising Star of the Year Award after a stellar performance.

Jose Panameno from the Essendon-Keilor East office was Business Development Manager of the Year and the office also took away the Property Management Department of the Year award.

Office awards were divided into three categories depending on the size of their market. Mitchell Shire, in the small market category, was top office for number of properties sold as well as earning the most gross commission.

In the medium market category, Noble Park-Keysborough sold the most properties, while the Highton office topped the commission ladder.

During the night, winners in the 2020 and 2021 financial years were also acknowledged, with Nigel explaining that “although our virtual awards presentations were well received, there is nothing like celebrating and recognising the achievements of winners in person.”

Source: Barry Plant Real Estate

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