The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) recognised the most outstanding practitioners in the real estate profession at the REIA’s 2010 National Awards for Excellence at the Hilton Hotel, Adelaide and First National Nerang was awarded the prestigious ‘Medium Residential Agency of the Year’.
Mr David Airey, REIA President said “These awards are very important to our industry, recognising the best that Australian real estate has to offer” .
The REIA National Awards for Excellence aim to encourage, recognise and promote excellence and best practice in the real estate profession. Standing before a capacity crowd of industry delegates, Mike Gray, Principal of First National Nerang, accepted the award on behalf of his team.
Every member of our team strives to ensure our clients’ experience with us is a positive and memorable one and it is gratifying and humbling to know that our efforts are recognised at this national level. Awards of this calibre help to reinforce to our clients that they make the right decision when they keep coming back to us, or tell their friends about us, because they know we care and will go that extra yard for them.
First National Nerang’s win follows on from being named the REIQ Medium Residential Agency of the Year for 2009 and 2010 which enabled it to represent the state at the national awards. It previously won the REIQ Queensland Agency of the Year accolade in 2000, as well as being named “Gold Coast Agency of the Year’ for four consecutive years.
This year is a record performance for Queensland’s real estate professionals, with the five awards being the highest number achieved so far for the State at the national awards.
We would also like to congratulate Brisbane’s Sissons Estate Agents who was named Small Residential Agency of the Year and CB Richard Ellis Queensland who was named Commercial Agency of the Year.
REIA 2010 Australian Agency of the Year
In the individual award categories, Karen Seeto of the Ray White Surfers Paradise Group was named national Commercial Sales Person of the Year, and Brisbane-based Jo Tremaine, from Place Estate Agents, took home the award for Corporate Support Person of the Year.
The Real Estate Institute of Queensland Board Chairman Pamela Bennett said the result demonstrates the strength and high quality of Queensland’s real estate professionals.
“Winning five national awards clearly shows that Queensland continues to lead the way for professionalism in the industry. Recognising that 2009 was a particularly challenging time for the entire industry, we are very proud of all award finalists and winners and congratulate them on this positive and outstanding achievement for Queensland,” Mrs Bennett said.