Local agencies claim real estate awards

BOTH Nolan Partners and First National Coffs Coast have been recognised at recent awards nights.

NOLAN Partners has been named one of the best in the Real Estate Results Network.

The Nolan team travelled to Sydney last week to attend the 8th Annual Australasian Real Estate Awards (ARERAs) where they picked up the award for Agency of the Year (Regional).

Contested by some of Australia and New Zealand's top performers, the 2014 ARERAs had more than 25 agencies nominated across 31 categories with a strong focus on service excellence, community achievement and innovation.

Nolan Partners principal Scott Nolan said he was blown away by the win.

"Given the quality of the other candidates we felt it was an honour just to be nominated," he said.

"It's wonderful to be recognised by your peers. We enjoy what we do and we have lovely relationships with our clients, but it was nice to have that peer feedback as well."

The entire Nolan Partners sales team attended the awards.

"We all had two days of seminars while we were there so we've all come back feeling great and looking for a bigger and better year this year."

Real Estate Results founder Michael Sheargold said competition at this year's ARERAs was tough.

"We were blown away by the quality of the nominations received this year with some extremely impressive and phenomenal results achieved across the network," he said.

"Real estate agents are notoriously competitive so it comes as no surprise that there is tough competition in each of the categories this year."


FIRST National Coffs Coast agents have been recognised among the franchise's best at the General Excellence and Marketing awards.

Agents Jenny Bonfield, Caroline Campbell and Rich McKeon were recognised with Gold awards for sales, while fellow agents David Small and Shane Hessenberger received Silver awards.

First National Coffs Coast principal Barry Booth said his staff's achievements required considerable focus and discipline.

"While the property market showed signs of recovery last year, conditions remained far from ideal in many locations and agents needed to stay focused on systems, processes and professional development to deliver excellent results for their customers," Mr Booth said.

"The GEM Awards bring recognition to all that hard work and the competitive spirit that is a part of daily operations in our estate agency."

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