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The best QLD agents announced

21 November 2012 Reporter

Stacey Moseley

Queensland’s leading residential sales agents have been announced by the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) this week.

The reinvigorated awards process, which now includes finalists being interviewed by a panel, attracted a record number of entries with a strong showing from regional Queensland in particular.

The finalists are:-


Large Residential Agency of the Year
• LJ Hooker Gladstone
• Laguna Real Estate, Sunshine Coast
• Place Group, Brisbane
• Lucy Cole Prestige Properties, Gold Coast

Medium Residential Agency of the Year
• Bowmaker Realty, North Lakes, Brisbane
• Amber Werchon Property Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast
• Elders Gladstone
• Harcourts Coastal, Gold Coast
• Jeff Jones Real Estate, Stones Corner, Brisbane
• Place Newmarket

Small Residential Agency of the Year
• Coral Sea Property, Townsville
• Century 21 on Duporth Rentals, Sunshine Coast
• Urban Property Agents, Paddington
• Richardson and Wrench Bargara Beach, Bundaberg
• MTR Property Group, Richlands
• LJ Hooker Bulimba

Residential Salesperson of the Year
• Damien Said, Century 21 on Duporth, Sunshine Coast
• Brett Andreassen, Doug Disher Real Estate, Toowong
• Michelle McLeod, McLeod Partners – Ray White Toowong
• Shannon Harvey, Place Estate Agents, Bulimba
• Alexandra Rutherford, Place Estate Agents, New Farm
• Debora Sutton, Belle Property Wilston
• Mario Sultana, Place Newmarket

Rookie of the Year
• Tom Foley, Place Group, Brisbane
• David Powell, Dowling and Neylan Real Estate, Sunshine Coast
• Jack Dixon, Dixon Family Estate Agents, Toowong
• Nicholas Given, Ray White New Farm

Community Service Award
• Laguna Real Estate, Sunshine Coast
• Place Group, Brisbane
• Calibre Real Estate, Red Hill
• John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach
• Mantra Group, Gold Coast

Medium Residential Agency of the Year finalist Gold Coast agency, Harcourts Coastal believe they have made history by being the 'youngest' agency ever to be named a finalist after just 18 months in operation.

“To be nominated as a finalist is a huge honour, especially considering our young agency was only established last year,” Harcourts Coastal managing director, Dane Atherton said.

“I think our significant growth and market defying results may have been a factor in receiving this honour."

REIQ CEO Anton Kardash said interest in the awards was growing as the Institute continued its journey of transformation.

“Next year, the REIQ celebrates its 95th anniversary – which makes us an iconic Queensland organisation – but just because we are 95 years old doesn’t mean we have to act like a nonagenarian,” he said.

“This year the REIQ has re-engaged with our members, we have listened to them, and we have responded as agilely as possible to their needs.”

The winners will be announced at the 2013 REIQ Awards for Excellence, incorporating the Institute’s 95th anniversary celebrations, which is to be held on Friday 8 February at the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane.

For the property management finalists list see our sister publication Residential Property Manager.

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