Shining the spotlight on the Sunshine State
With a room full to the brim with talented real estate professionals, the REIQ Awards for Excellence event was a huge success last night.
The REIQ Awards encourage, recognise and promote excellence and best practice and competition was fierce, with 106 finalists across varying individual, agency and external categories.
REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella says the calibre of submissions this year was second-to-none.
“We are continually heartened by the quality of the professionals within our sector, and this year is no different,” says Mercorella.
“Real estate is a competitive industry, but the REIQ’s annual Awards for Excellence is a great way for our community to come together and celebrate each other’s successes.”
RESO CEO, Kate Chalk, congratulated the winning RiTA by AiRE team expressing how exciting it is to be part of a group of Australian Proptechs working to deliver tech-enabled solutions that are rapidly removing the pain points agents, buyers and sellers all experience across the real estate process.
“We are really proud to be part of an amazing group of innovators developing solutions to the critical problems facing this industry,” Chalk says.
“RITA uses artificial intelligence and automation to deliver a daily list of optimised leads to real estate agents and is another example of a productivity tool that can supercharge the existing human and technology resources within a real estate agency.
“The RESO team is passionately working to enhance transparency in the real estate sales process and deliver a seamless, professional online customer experience that allows agents to focus on the human touch points that are so important.
“What RESO does so well is help agents facilitate the offer, acceptance and contract process online for buyers and sellers,” Chalk says.
“Agents who use the RESO platform can upload a property in a matter of minutes and provide buyers 24/7 access to the registration, offer and contract process.
“Real estate agents all over Australia work really hard to deliver exceptional outcomes for clients, but as the real estate sector transforms, they will also need to continually adopt the best technology options for digitally savvy buyers and sellers.
“The feedback we are receiving is that time, energy and money are being saved in spades with buyers being able to access all stages of the buying process online and respond to the different stages instantly wherever they are in the world.
“Both RESO and RiTA by AiRE deeply value, and are investing in, technology that enhances the ability of agents to provide exceptional levels of customer service.”
The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) is the state’s peak professional association for real estate practitioners representing 4000 individual members, 1600 agency offices, and more than 15,000 property professionals including principal licensees, salespeople, property managers, auctioneers, business brokers, buyers’ agents, resident unit managers, and commercial and industrial agents across Queensland.
Congratulations to all of the 2020 Awards for Excellence Winners…..
Best Media Report – Mikaela Day – Gold Coast Bulletin, News Corporation
Business Broker of the Year – Dustin Slypen – Link Business
Business Development Manager of the Year (Property Management Office) – Jamie-Lee Billerwell – Code Property Group
Buyers Agency of the Year – Propertyology
Buyers Agent of the Year – Matt Reeves – Your Property Hound
Commercial Agency of the Year – Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane Southside
Commercial Property Manager of the Year – Alana Johnston – Colliers International Brisbane
Commercial Salesperson of the Year – Hunter Higgins – Colliers International Brisbane
Community Service – Agency – Wythes Real Estate
Community Service – Individual – Carla Haddan – Place Estate Agents Bulimba
Corporate Support Person of the Year – Debra Aleckson – Wythes Real Estate
Franchise or Cooperative Office of the Year – Colliers International Sunshine Coast
Industry Innovation Award – RiTA by AiRE
Large Residential Agency of the Year – Laguna Real Estate
Medium Residential Agency of the Year – Solutions Property Management North Lakes
Regional Residential Agency of the Year – Kingsberry Harcourts
Regional Salesperson of the Year – Johnathon Merton – Laguna Real Estate Gympie
Residential Property Manager of the Year – Tamara Weight – Kingsberry Harcourts
Residential Salesperson of the Year – Brett Andreassen – Plum Property
Small Residential Agency of the Year – Xperience Realty
Young Professional of the Year – Patrick Ivey Harcourts – Property Centre
Auctioneer of the Year Nominees – Justin Nickerson – Apollo Auctions