Great Result For Team Rayner

First National Real Estate’s Victorian and Tasmanian members were presented with their General Excellence and Marketing (GEM) Awards at a Cocktail themed dinner at Grand Hyatt Melbourne on Saturday night.

The gala evening celebrated the best of both State’s real estate performances over the past year, which according to First National Real Estate Victoria Chairman, Rob Westwood, required the profession to continue to achieve results in an environment of tighter mortgage lending criteria.

‘First National Real Estate focused on delivering its agents advanced digital marketing tools and industry leading professional development throughout 2015’ Mr Westwood said.

‘This contributed to the network being voted “Australia’s number one employer” and the number one network for “brand, culture and support” in an independent survey of industry experts.

‘The General Excellence and Marketing (GEM) Awards are a recognition of the results agents can achieve for customers when they have the right tools and training, and it is encouraging to see such strong performances coming from Victoria and Tasmania.”

On the night, Sales Office of the Year was awarded to First National Real Estate Waverley City (Glen Waverley), and the Top 10 sales offices included:

  • First National Real Estate Waverley City – Sales Office of the Year
  • First National Real Estate Collie & Tierney (Mildura)
  • First National Real Estate Lindellas (Box Hill)
  • First National Real Estate Tweed Sutherland (Bendigo)
  • First National Real Estate Rayner (Bacchus Marsh)
  • First National Real Estate Finning (Cranbourne)
  • First National Real Estate Garry Nash (Wangaratta)
  • First National Real Estate Bill Schlink (Templestowe)
  • First National Real Estate Clark (Warragul)
  • First National Real Estate Neilson Partners (Berwick)

Jessica Chea of First National Real Estate Waverley City (Glen Waverley) was announced Victorian Salesperson of the Year. The Top 10 salespeople were:

  • Jessica Chea, First National Real Estate Waverley City (Glen Waverley)
  • Frank Barrett, First National Real Estate Finning (Cranbourne)
  • Shufang Zhao, First National Real Estate Waverley City (Glen Waverley)
  • Danny Li, First National Real Estate Waverley City (Glen Waverley)
  • Alex D’Arcy, First National Real Estate Waverley City (Glen Waverley)
  • Eddie Fakhri, First National Real Estate Bill Schlink (Templestowe)
  • Jonathon O’Donoghue, First National Real Estate O’Donoghues (Hawthorn East)
  • Marcus Rayner, First National Real Estate Rayner (Bacchus Marsh)
  • Dennis Dellaportas, First National Real Estate Lindellas (Box Hill)
  • Melonie Winch, First National Real Estate Rayner (Bacchus Marsh)

A range of specialist awards were also announced, with Sales Rookie of the Year being awarded to Adam Tucci from First National Real Estate Rayner, and, Property Manager Rookie of the Year being awarded to Andy Birai from First National Real Estate Point Cook. Other specialist awards included:

  • Administrator of the Year – Paula Bergin & Sharon Voysey, First National Real Estate Collie & Tierney (Mildura)
  • Property Manager of the Year – Mike Noble, First National Real Estate Garry Nash (Wangaratta)
  • Receptionist of the Year – Allison McAlpine, First National Real Estate Garry Nash (Wangaratta)
  • Foundation Office of the Year – First National Real Estate Collie & Tierney (Mildura)
  • Property Management Team of the Year – First National Real Estate City Residential (Melbourne)

Mr Westwood said the First National GEM Awards are an important event as they present an opportunity for the network’s members to celebrate achievements, while encouraging their colleagues to aspire to an ongoing process of performance improvement that benefits customers.

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