Victoria has named its 2012 Auctioneer of the Year, Jeremy Tyrrell of Fletchers, who will now go on to represent the state at the Australasian auctioneering finals in October.
Mr Tyrrell beat four other contestants to be crowned the Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s Senior Auctioneer of the Year.
REIV President Trevor Booth congratulated Jeremy on his high degree of technical proficiency, professionalism and skill in conducting what he said was an entertaining auction.
“Victoria is the residential auction capital of Australia and, as a result, buyers and sellers expect not only an interesting auction but one that gets the best return possible for the owner,” Mr Booth said.
“The winner, along with the finalists, exemplifies the high level of professional skill that is required to conduct an auction.
“I have high hopes for Jeremy Tyrrell, along with runner-up Harry Li, as they compete to become the best auctioneer in Australia and New Zealand at the Australasian Real Estate Institutes’ Auctioneering Championship later this year.
“The last time a Victorian won the title was in 2005, when Justin Long of Marshall White was crowned winner.”
The Australasian Real Estate Institutes' Auctioneering Championship is being held in Adelaide on 2-4 October.
According to the REIV, the judges were some of Victoria’s most experienced auctioneers, with the highest level of understanding of the laws and regulations relating to property transactions.