WINNERS: Atkinsons Real Estate Principal Martin Wells and Residential Property Manager Courtney Kibble (centre) receive the REINSW Small Agency of the Year Award.
WINNERS: Atkinsons Real Estate Principal Martin Wells and Residential Property Manager Courtney Kibble (centre) receive the REINSW Small Agency of the Year Award. CONTRIBUTED

Atkinsons wins agency award

THE Coffs Coast's Real Estate talent has again been recognised, with Atkinsons Real Estate named the New South Wales Small Agency of the Year at the Real Estate Institute of NSW Awards for Excellence.

The 17th annual awards were held in Sydney with awards in 21 categories.

The judging criteria for the Small Agency of the Year Award focussed on service delivery, results, office systems and technology, staff training, community standing and support; attributes Atkinsons Real Estate's nine staff demonstrate on a daily basis.

"This is an amazing achievement for our entire team," Atkinsons Real Estate principal Martin Wells said.

Martin bought the agency in 2011 and has been steadily growing the business since.

"My staff take a personal interest and dedication in every client they work for. Our expansion and growth are directly attributable to their hard work and the Atkinsons brand delivering reliability, results and a successful property experience with integrity and humility," Martin said.

"I couldn't be more proud of them and our achievements. To be awarded this coveted title by our peak professional body is truly an honour."

The competition for the awards was even tougher this year than in previous years.

REINSW president Malcolm Gunning said the Awards for Excellence saw unprecedented levels of interest after a revamp of the categories, entry process and judging criteria.

"The changes made were welcomed by our members with a 50% increase in the number of entries, signalling our most fiercely contested awards ever," Mr Gunning said.

"Our winners are the best in their field and this recognition is not only a vote of support from the industry body, it is used as a valuable tool by consumers who look to REINSW as a leader," Mr Gunning said.



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