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9 Mar 2020

WA General Excellence & Marketing Awards

First National Real Estate’s Western Australia estate agents were presented with their General Excellence and Marketing Awards at Crown Perth on Friday night.
The awards celebrated the outcomes achieved by the state’s agents throughout 2019, with top 10 individuals and offices now vying for National GEM Awards, which are announced in May. Agents reaching the national top 10 will be invited to participate in First National’s complimentary study tour to the National Association of Realtors conference, which takes place in New Orleans this November.
WA State Chairman, Kelly Donaldson says the results show how a steadfast commitment to leading edge digital marketing, professional development and business planning had helped First National’s WA agents to deliver excellence.
‘Since the market’s peak in 2014, resilience, patience, and excellent client communication has been essential to success. Our sales representatives and property managers have really risen to the challenges of the market’s conditions and performed with distinction’ said Mr Donaldson.
On the night, WA Sales Office of the Year was awarded to First National Real Estate Hedland for a third consecutive year. 
The Top 10 WA offices included:
1. First National Hedland (Port Hedland) – WA Sales Office of the Year 
2. First National Margaret River 
3. First National Busselton
4. First National Druitt & Shead (Doubleview) 
5. First National Mercer Bryant (Pinjarra) 
6. First National Albany 
7. First National Kalgoorlie 
8. First National Genesis (Mt Hawthorn)
9. First National Heron Johns, Bull Creek 
10. First National Karratha
The Top 8 WA property management departments were:
1. First National Hedland, Port Hedland – WA Property Management Department of the Year 
2. First National Kalgoorlie
3. First National Druitt & Shead (Doubleview) 
4. First National Karratha
5. First National Busselton 
6. First National Albany
7. First National Heron Johns (Bull Creek)
8. First National Broome  
Dee Lewis of First National Kalgoorlie was named WA Commercial Property Manager of the Year (2nd consecutive year), Naomi Fletcher of First National Kalgoorlie was named WA Residential Property Manager of the Year (2nd consecutive year), and Rick Hockey of First National Hedland was announced WA Salesperson of the Year, (3rd consecutive year)
The Top 10 WA Salespeople included:
1. Rick Hockey, First National Hedland, Port Hedland - WA Salesperson of the Year
2. Danielle Mariu, First National Hedland, Port Hedland 
3. Jenny Gauci, First National Heron Johns, Bull Creek 
4. Rob Druitt, First National Druitt & Shead, Doubleview
5. Brad Mercer, First National Mercer Bryant, Pinjarra 
6. Barry Granville, First National Margaret River 
7. Dennis Amour, First National Busselton 
8. Paul Baxendale, First National Busselton
9. Lana Ziverts, First National Broome
10. Craig Bamford, First National Margaret River
A range of specialist awards were also announced, with: 
• Administrator of the Year – Tracey Smith, First National Margaret River
• Receptionist of the Year – Claire McKay, First National Heron Johns
• Property Manager Rookie of the Year – Lisa Leeson, First National Margaret River
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Issued by: First National Real Estate
For more information, contact:
Stewart Bunn, National Communications Manager on 0413 624 317 or

Tags: first national real estate, western australia, hedland, rick hockey, GEM Awards

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