Records all round as State’s top real estate professionals shine

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On Saturday night (23 October), the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) hosted the Queensland’s real estate communities’ night of nights – the 2021 REIQ Awards for Excellence.

A record number of 820 real estate practitioners packed The Star Gold Coast for the industry peak body’s sell-out gala event, which saw 28 category winners crowned and celebrated for their outstanding achievements from an elite shortlist of finalists.

The REIQ’s CEO Antonia Mercorella congratulated the 2021 Award winners, acknowledging the highly competitive and rapidly changing landscape they’ve operated in over the past financial year.

“The REIQ Awards for Excellence is one of the most highly-anticipated events on the state’s real estate profession calendar, as agents and agencies strive to set themselves apart in Queensland’s competitive real estate industry,” Ms Mercorella said.

“Agents across Queensland vied for the chance to step up to the podium last night to accept an Award, and those who took home a title should be incredibly proud of that significant achievement.”

Ms Mercorella said that each year the REIQ’s members raised the bar of professionalism in the industry, reflected in the growing quantity and quality of Award entrants and calibre of the winners.

“In 2021 we’ve seen a record number of nominations, with 194 finalists vying to win the 28 individual and agency categories,” she said.

“As a peak body should, the REIQ exists to empower real estate agents in their endeavours to uphold the highest professional standards in the industry, and these Awards are an extension of that support – providing a stage for the profession’s stand-out performers to be elevated among their peers.”

Ms Mercorella said the long-standing Awards had been revamped this year with new categories.

“For the first time, the awards were expanded to feature new performance-based categories to better reflect both professional and commercial business successes, as well as new categories to shine a light on our industry’s rising stars,” Ms Mercorella said.

“Our judges were incredibly impressed by the quality of the finalists and each one of the exceptional winners are members who have demonstrated commitment to the REIQ values of integrity, customer service and best practice conduct, and strive to stay at the leading edge of their profession.”

 

2021 Award Category 2021 Finalists 2021 Winner
Agency Support Person of the Year ·       Tegan Baker, Property Zest

·       Alana Luchetta, The McGill Group

·       Samantha Rowland, Stone Real Estate Aspley

·       Emily-Jane Megraw, LJ Hooker Nerang I Solutions Gold Coast

·       Mandie Young, Propertyology

·       Tracey Thompson, Macwell Property

·       Penny Choyce, Laguna Real Estate

·       Karess Hepi, Ellie Jean Real Estate

·       Dee Ashworth, Investarent

·       Majella O’Neill, Position One Property

Penny Choyce,

Laguna Real Estate

Business Broker of the Year ·       Michelle Wright, Complete Business Brokers

·       Craig Campbell, Verified Businesses

·       Roland West, Link Business Brisbane

·       Cate Boleyn, Qld Rent Roll Brokers

Roland West,

Link Business Brisbane

Business Development Manager of the Year ·       Barbara McConnell, Position One Property

·       Sarah Martin, Plum Property

·       Kirsty Heilbronn, Image Property

·       Michelle Watt, Investarent

·       Jamie-Lee Billerwell, Code Property Group

·       Wayde Hildrew, Different Technologies

·       Heather Jopson, Beyond Property Management Pty Ltd

·       Lakshmy Anand, Guru Property

·       Cavell Cooper, Stone Real Estate

·       Scott McWilliams, Harcourts Kingsberry

Scott McWilliams, Harcourts Kingsberry
Buyers’ Agency of the Year ·       Streamline Property Buyers

·       Your Property Hound

·       Property Pursuit

·       Property Zest

·       Propertyology

·       Hunter Gather Property

Propertyology
Buyer’s Agent of the Year ·       Matt Reeves, Your Property Hound

·       Melinda Jennison, Streamline Property Buyers

·       Karen Young, Property Zest

·       Joanna Boyd, Joanna Boyd Buyers Advocate

·       Nathan Wunsch, Property Pursuit Pty Ltd

·       Simon Read, Worth Property Investing Pty Ltd

·       Bryan Loughnan, Propertyology

·       Marisa Yaksich, Property Pursuit Pty Ltd

·       Craig Hogg, The Edge Property Buyers

·       Jacob Butler, Hunter Gather Property

Matt Reeves,

Your Property Hound

Commercial & Industrial Agency of the Year ·       NAI Harcourts Sunshine Coast

·       Harcourts Coastal Commercial

·       Dugan & Co Property

·       Cushman & Wakefield

·       Chase Commercial Pty Ltd

·       First National Real Estate Action Realty Ipswich

·       Savills

Cushman & Wakefield
Commercial Property Manager of the Year ·       Lauren Battams, Kelly & Co Property

·       Claire Blignaut, Vision Property Management

Lauren Battams, Kelly & Co Property
Commercial Salesperson of the Year ·       Paul Dugan, Dugan & Co Property Pty Ltd

·       Hunter Higgins, Colliers

Hunter Higgins, Colliers
Contribution to the Community Award ·       Solutions Property Management

·       Elevate Residential

·       Purpose Real Estate

·       LJ Hooker Solutions Gold Coast

·       Wythes Real Estate

·       Matter Property

·       Brisbane Inner West Realty

·       Laguna Real Estate

LJ Hooker Solutions Gold Coast
Industry Innovation of the Year ·       RiTA by AiRE

·       Agent Dynamics

·       Spoke

·       Before You Bid

·       Realtair

·       :Different

·       InfoTrack Pty Ltd

RiTA by AiRE
Medium Residential Agency of the Year ·       Hinternoosa

·       Stone Real Estate Aspley

·       Code Property Group

·       Calibre Real Estate

·       Denovans Real Estate

·       Place Sunnybank

·       Solutions Property Management

·       QLD Hot Property

·       NGU Real Estate East Brisbane

·       Bees Nees City Realty

·       Torres Property

·       Blink Property Queensland

Solutions Property Management
Multimedia Award (NEW) ·      Calibre Real Estate

·      Plum Property

Calibre Real Estate
Large Residential Agency of the Year ·      Plum Property

·      Image Property

·      Harcourts Kingsberry

·      LJ Hooker Property Centre

·      Amber Werchon Property

·      Matthews Real Estate

·      Laguna Real Estate

·      First National Real Estate Action Realty Ipswich

·      Ray White New Farm

·      RE/MAX Results

·      LJ Hooker Nerang | Solutions Gold Coast

·      Harcourts Solutions

·      Century 21 on Duporth

·      Century 21 Platinum Agents

LJ Hooker Property Centre
Regional Residential Agency of the Year ·      Blackbird and Finch

·      Explore Property Townsville

·      ANCHOR REALTY

·      Laguna Real Estate Gympie

·      Harcourts Kingsberry

·      Century 21 Platinum Agents

·      LOCATIONS Estate Agents

Equal win:

·      Blackbird and Finch

·      Explore Property Townsville

Residential Property Manager of the Year ·      Lisa Adaway, Hugo Alexander Property Group

·      Caroline Duxfield, Solutions Property Management

·      Oshie Peiris, Property Pursuit Pty Ltd

·      Tamara Weight, Harcourts Kingsberry

·      Rebecca Fogarty, Blackbird and Finch Estate Agents

·      Karen Stehr, Karen Stehr Property

·      Kerrie Lee, LJ Hooker Yarrabilba

·      Daniel Higgins, Stone Real Estate Aspley

·      Samantha Ellis, Property Zest

·      Amanda Feely, Plum Property

Rebecca Fogarty, Blackbird and Finch Estate Agents
Residential Salesperson of the Year

 

·      Brett Andreassen, Plum Property

·      Mark McGill, The McGill Group

·      Alisa Wythes, Wythes Real Estate

·      Daniel Lee, Plum Property

·      Adam Nobel, Hugo Alexander Property Group

·      Nicole Hintz, LJ Hooker Coomera I Ormeau I Solutions Gold Coast

·      Louise Denisenko, LJ Hooker Property Centre

·      Leanne Druery, RE/MAX Results Mackay

·      John Bradley, Stone Real Estate Aspley

·      Shannon Harvey, Place Bulimba

Shannon Harvey, Place Bulimba
Residential Salesperson of the Year (SEQ) – Performance Based (NEW)
(Settled Commissions, and Settled Transactions)
·      Chris Gilmour, All Properties Group

·      David Stringer, DJ Stringer Property Services Pty Ltd

·      Nyree Ewings, LJ Hooker Property Centre

·      Damien Said, Century 21 on Duporth Maroochydore

·      Emil Juresic, NGU Real Estate East Brisbane

·      Mark Chesney, First National Real Estate Moreton

·      Glenn Ball, First National Real Estate Action Realty Ipswich

Chris Gilmour, All Properties Group
Residential Salesperson of the Year (Regional) – Performance Based (NEW)
(Settled Commissions, and Settled Transactions)
·      Tina Tillinger, ANCHOR REALTY

·      Stacey Arlott, RE/MAX Results Mackay

·      Leanne Druery, RE/MAX Results Mackay

·      Bevan Rose, LJ Hooker Gladstone

·      Michael Byrnes, Locations Estate Agents

·      Rob Nimmo, Laguna Real Estate Gympie

Tina Tillinger, ANCHOR REALTY
Rising Star Property Manager of the Year (NEW) ·      Elizabeth Knauseder, Investarent

·      Kayla Dale, FAA Property Pty Ltd

·      Jacob Carlile, Qld Hot Property

Jacob Carlile, Qld Hot Property
Rising Star Salesperson of the Year (NEW) ·      Adrian Raiteri, Harcourts Kingsberry

·      Terri-Anne Murray, Amber Werchon Property

·      Caroline Johnston, Wythes Real Estate

·      Matthew Klauss, Bridgebury Real Estate

·      Carlene George, Countryside Realty Noosa

·      Adam Phillis, Phillis Real Estate QLD

·      Ben Doyle, PRD Burleigh Heads

·      Ellie Jean, Ellie Jean Real Estate

·      Daniel Hooper, One Percent Property

·      Roger Eveans, First National Real Estate Action Realty Ipswich

Ellie Jean, Ellie Jean Real Estate
Sales Agency of the Year (SEQ) – Performance Based (NEW)
(Settled Commissions, and Settled Transactions)
·      LJ Hooker Nerang I Solutions Gold Coast

·      RE/MAX Results

·      Amber Wercon Property

·      Torres Property

·      NGU Real Estate East Brisbane

·      LJ Hooker Property Centre

LJ Hooker Property Centre
Sales Agency of the Year (Regional) -Performance Based (NEW)
(Settled Commissions, and Settled Transactions)
·      RMW Property Agents

·      RE/MAX Results Mackay

·      Century 21 Platinum Agents

·      RE/MAX Success

·      Explore Property Mackay

·      A1 Realty Wide Bay Burnett

RE/MAX Success
Small Residential Agency of the Year ·      Xperience Realty

·      Brant and Bernhardt Property

·      Purpose Real Estate

·      Smith & Co Realty

·      The McGill Group

·      Ellie Jean Real Estate

·      Hugo Alexander Property Group

·      Blackbird and Finch

·      Beyond Property Management

·      Rental Results Pty Ltd

·      Coral Sea Property Management

·      E-Fishient Property Solutions

·      PerryCooper Property

·      ANCHOR REALTY

Hugo Alexander Property Group
Auctioneer of the Year ·      Runner up – Yianni Mooney, Yianni Mooney Property

·      Jon Smith, Smith & Li

·      Andrew Allen, Ray White Gladstone

David Holmes, Metro Auctions


About the REIQ Awards for Excellence

The annual REIQ Awards for Excellence is a platform for recognising and celebrating excellence in the Queensland real estate industry to encourage and promote best practice. Each year the REIQ hosts the Awards to shine a spotlight on the profession’s top agencies and agents, sourcing nominations from around 1,400 member agencies and 4,000 individual members.

ENDS

 

Media enquiries:

Claire Ryan, Media and Stakeholder Relations Manager, The Real Estate Institute of Queensland

M: 0417 623 723 E: media@reiq.com.au

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