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26 May 2018

2018 National General Excellence & Marketing Award Winners Announced

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  1. First National Real Estate’s highest achievers have been presented with their General Excellence and Marketing Awards at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast. The awards dinner brought recognition to Australia’s top national 2017 salespeople, property managers and administrators, and attracted more than 350 delegates from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

IMG_2307The peak event on First National’s General Excellence & Marketing Awards calendar capped a year of strong eastern seaboard growth for the network, technological achievement, and dedication to providing the highest levels of customer satisfaction in Australia according to First National Real Estate’s chairman, David Nitschke.

‘Over the past 12 months, First National has brought its members together like no other brand’ said Mr Nitschke.

‘First National has created modern, relaxed forums that engage Millennials, assuring their careers and future leadership potential, and we have created structures that unite principals with similar business challenges and aspirations nationally. Focus groups unlocked rapid advancement for many businesses, and this has resulted in one of the strongest years on record.’

On the night the Top 10 Sales Offices in Australia were named:

  1. 1. First National Real Estate Byron Bay (NSW) Sales Office of the Year
  2. 2. First National Real Estate Daystar (Revesby, NSW)
  3. 3. First National Real Estate Newcastle City (The Junction, NSW)
  4. 4. First National Real Estate Hunters Hill, Gladesville, Ryde (Gladesville, NSW)
  5. 5. First National Real Estate Rayner (Bacchus Marsh, NSW)
  6. 6. First National Real Estate Collie & Tierney (Mildura, Vic)
  7. 7. First National Real Estate Surfers Paradise (Qld)                      
  8. 8. Hedland First National Real Estate (Port Hedland, WA)
  9. 9. First National Real Estate Altitude (Warners Bay, NSW)
  10. 10. First National Real Estate Waverley City (Glen Waverley, Vic)

Western Australian office Hedland First National Real Estate won Residential Property Management Department of the Year and Commercial Property Management Department of the Year, while First National Real Estate Murwillimbah won Foundation Office of the Year.

Individual salespeople were also recognised on the night, with the Top 10 Salespeople taking home Chairman’s Circle GEM Awards:

1. George Rafty, First National Real Estate Newcastle City (The Junction, NSW) Salesperson of the Year
2. Michael Sleiman, First National Real Estate Daystar (Revesby, NSW)
3. Jessica Chea, First National Real Estate Waverley City (Glen Waverley, Vic)
4. Ryan McCann, First National Real Estate Cleveland (QLD)
5. Rick Hockey, Hedland First National Real Estate (Port Hedland, WA)
6. Marcus Rayner, First National Real Estate Rayner (Bacchus Marsh, Vic)
7. Ruma Mundi, First National Real Estate Hills Direct (The Ponds, NSW)
8. Jacinta Purvis, First National Real Estate Bathurst (NSW)
9. Su Reynolds, First National Real Estate Byron Bay (NSW)
10. Troy Duncan, First National Real Estate Lake Macquarie (Edgeworth, NSW)

On the property management front, Dorothy Hamilton of First National Real Estate Palm Beach (Palm Beach, QLD) was named Residential Property Manager of the Yearand Roger Tebeck of First National Real Estate Framptons (Alice Springs, NT) was awarded Commercial Property Manager of the Year. Antonella Bell of First National Real Estate Bentleigh (Vic) was named Property Manager Rookie of the Year.  Jake Spargo from First National Real Estate Bonnici & Associates (Wodonga, Vic) was named Sales Rookie of the Year.

Suzanne Lehmann of First National Real Estate Action Realty Ipswich (QLD) was named Administrator of the Year and Natalie Scott of First National Real Estate Bill Schlink (Templestowe, Vic) was named Receptionist of the Year

Cambell Giles from First National Real Estate Giles Jones (Midland, WA) received the network’s highest honour, the Kaye Heath Memorial Award, in recognition of his long-term dedication to the network’s commercial division, digital technologies, and support of network committees, chapters and WA Regional Council.

Issued by: First National Real Estate

For further information contact:

Stewart Bunn, National Communications Manager, First National Real Estate

0413 624 317

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