Mercury (Hobart) - Property

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS

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TASMANIA’S peak real estate body has recognised the year’s outstandin­g achievers at a gala event in Hobart.

The Real Estate Institute of Tasmania held its 2021 Awards for Excellence at Wrest Point Casino with the REIT Board and staff congratula­ting the winners in what has been a year to remember.

Newly elected REIT president Michael Walsh said winners came from all over the state this year, which is “always a great outcome”.

Harcourts Launceston director Jeremy Wilkinson took home the coveted Residentia­l Salesperso­n of the Year award; a prize he is no stranger to.

“I haven’t won this award for six years but have won it six times previously in my 20 year career,” he said.

“I was totally shocked and really didn’t think I had a chance with the super strong competitio­n this year to the degree that I hadn’t even thought about a speech.

“But that was probably a good thing as my speech was from the heart.”

While the salesperso­n award is an individual category, Mr Wilkinson believes it is also a reflection of the hard work, dedication and skill of his staff.

“It’s 100 per cent all about the people you have around you and I couldn’t do it without my direct team Sharon Fenton and Conall Cassidy and the rest of the Harcourts Launceston crew,” he said.

“Our market is honestly amazing at present.

“We are achieving some brilliant results for our clients.

“Although, contrary to belief, stock levels are at historical­ly low levels and it’s very difficult for all of us to secure new properties.”

In the south, Knight Frank scooped the pool with multiple wins in the commercial real estate categories.

Harcourts Huon Valley was awarded the year’s prize for innovation and the best medium size agency of the year for residentia­l.

First National Kingston won the small agency category while PRD Hobart took home the large agency prize alongside another in the business developmen­t manager category.

PRESIDENT’S AWARD

Terry Robinson, Peter Lees Real Estate RESIDENTIA­L SALESPERSO­N

Jeremy Wilkinson, Harcourts Launceston

COMMERCIAL SALESPERSO­N

George Burbury, Knight Frank RESIDENTIA­L PROPERTY MANAGER Zali Stevens, Key2 Property COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MANAGER Sandra Jago, Knight Frank Tasmania BUSINESS DEVELOPMEN­T

MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Amber Riley, PRD Hobart

MARKETER OF THE YEAR

Saan Bramich, Harrison Agents OPERATIONA­L SUPPORT AWARD Jenna Baker, Key2 Property OPERATIONA­L LEADERSHIP AWARD Maureen Lacey, Harcourts East Tamar ACHIEVEMEN­T AWARD

Hannah Graham, Harcourts

BUSINESS BROKER OF THE YEAR John Blacklow, Knight Frank RESIDENTIA­L SALES TEAM

Sims for Property

RESIDENTIA­L PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TEAM

Key2 Property

COMMERCIAL AGENCY

Knight Frank Hobart INNOVATION AWARD

Harcourts Huon Valley MARKETING AND COMMUNICAT­IONS AWARD

Sims for Property

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD Key2 Property

SMALL RESIDENTIA­L AGENCY First National Kingston

MEDIUM RESIDENTIA­L AGENCY Harcourts Huon Valley

LARGE RESIDENTIA­L AGENCY PRD Hobart

 ?? ?? Jeremy Wilkinson with his award in Hobart.
Picture: Supplied
Jeremy Wilkinson with his award in Hobart. Picture: Supplied

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