Best in Queensland Real Estate, Celebrated at REIQ Awards Night

More than 400 people attended the REIQ’s gala annual event – Celebrating Real Estate – at the Brisbane Hilton grand ballroom to help congratulate the finalists and winners in each of the awards’ 12 categories.

REIQ managing director Dan Molloy said the winners represented the highest standards of business practice in Queensland.

"Each and every one of them continues to enhance the professionalism of our industry, their agencies, and themselves as individuals. They are the leaders of real estate practice in our State," Mr Molloy said.

This year’s awards were expanded to better reflect the industry’s diversity with a number of commercial categories as well as a community service award now available. The 2008 awards also attracted a record number of nominations across the 12 categories.

"The REIQ awards are not about having the most number of properties sold, or the highest dollar value. The award criterion relates to commitment to quality customer service, significant achievements, how success has been achieved, and any innovative methods used to realise personal and business objectives," Mr Molloy said.

2008 REIQ AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE WINNERS:

Large Residential Agency of the Year

Ray White Surfers Paradise

Small Residential Agency of the Year

Sissons Estate Agents, Red Hill, Brisbane

Commercial Agency of the Year

Colliers International, Brisbane

Residential Salesperson of the Year

Amber Werchon, Ray White Maroochydore

Commercial Salesperson of the Year

Tania Moore, C B Richard Ellis, Bundall

Residential Property Manager of the Year

Katie Knight, Re/Max Success, Toowoomba

Commercial Property Manager of the Year

Johann de Beer, Colliers International (Brisbane) Pty Ltd

Business Broker of the Year

Ronald Frank, Business Brokers Queensland, Toowong, Brisbane

Rookie of the Year

Rachael Dawber, PRDnationwide New Farm, Brisbane

Buyer’s Agent of the Year

Meighan Hetherington, Property Pursuit Pty Ltd, Paddington, Brisbane

REIQ Award for Community Service

Colliers International, Townsville

Auctioneer of the Year

Haesley Cush, Ray White New Farm, Brisbane

Winners from Friday night’s awards will present Queensland at the REIA National Awards for Excellence in April and the Australasian Real Estate Institutes Auctioneering Championship in September.

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Marc Pallisco

A freelance property analyst and journalist, Marc is a co-founder of realestatesource.com.au.

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