National General Excellence & Marketing Award Winners

Date: 29 May 2017
National General Excellence & Marketing Award Winners
First National Real Estate’s highest achievers were presented with their General Excellence and Marketing Awards at the Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa last Friday night. The awards dinner brought recognition to Australia’s top 2016 salespeople, property managers and administrators, and attracted more than 385 delegates from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

The peak event on First National’s awards calendar capped a year of strong growth, technological achievement, and dedication to providing the best advice and communication in the profession, which according to First National Real Estate’s chairman, David Nitschke, contributed to First National Real Estate winning Canstar Blue’s award for ‘Overall Customer Satisfaction’ award nationally for 2016/17.

‘First National is focused on a standard of excellence that puts customers’ interests first. We strive to deliver the things that customers most value in real estate such as quality communication and advice, marketing, value for money, problem resolution and contract handling. When agents bring these things together effectively, our customers get the results they seek’ said Mr Nitschke.

On the night the Top 10 Sales Offices for the network in Australia were named:

1.    First National Real Estate Byron Bay (NSW) Sales Office of the Year
2.    First National Real Estate Hunters Hill, Gladesville, Ryde (Gladesville, NSW)
3.    First National Real Estate Surfers Paradise (Qld)                       
4.    First National Real Estate Tweed Sutherland (Bendigo, Vic)
5.    First National Real Estate Collie & Tierney (Mildura, Vic)
6.    First National Real Estate Waverley City (Glen Waverley, Vic) 
7.    First National Real Estate Rayner (Bacchus Marsh, NSW)
8.    First National Real Estate Port Macquarie (NSW)
9.    First National Real Estate Daystar (Padstow, NSW)
10.    First National Real Estate Epping Central (Epping, NSW)

Queensland office First National Real Estate Brassall won Residential Property Management Department of the Year and First National Real Estate Pope Nitschke (Mt. Barker, SA) won Commercial Property Management Department of the Year.

Individual salespeople were also recognised on the night, with the Top 10 Salespeople taking home Chairman’s Circle GEM Awards:

1.    George Rafty, First National Real Estate Newcastle City (The Junction, NSW) Salesperson of the Year
2.    Michael Sleiman, First National Real Estate Daystar (Padstow, NSW)
3.    Allison Mifsud, First National Real Estate Epping Central (Epping, NSW)
4.    Ruma Mundi, First National Real Estate Hills Direct (The Ponds, NSW)
5.    Ryan McCann, First National Real Estate Cleveland (QLD)
6.    Catherine Murphy, First National Real Estate Epping Central (Epping, NSW)
7.    Huss Alsalemi, First National Real Estate Macarthur (Minto, NSW) 
8.    Michael Alexander, First National Real Estate Michael Alexander (Harrington Park, NSW)
9.    Benjamin Mulae, First National Real Estate Hunters Hill, Gladesville, Ryde (NSW)
10.    Russell Rollington, First National Real Estate Surfers Paradise (QLD)

Kathy Smart of First National Real Estate O’Donoghues (Darwin, NT) was named Property Manager of the Year and Ashleigh Lambert-Bignell of First National Real Estate North Haven (NSW) Property Manager Rookie of the Year.  Tiago Neves from First National Real Estate Bonnici & Associates (Wodonga, Vic) was named Sales Rookie of the Year.

Kylie Sharp of First National Real Estate Nick van Vliet (Willunga, SA) was named Administrator of the Year and Jessica Atkins of First National Real Estate Cleveland (QLD) was named Receptionist of the Year.  

Russell Burton from First National Real Estate Burton Groves (Tea Tree Gully, SA) received the network’s highest honour, the Kaye Heath Memorial Award, in recognition of his dedication to helping other members and his contribution to the network’s ongoing success through his former role as National Chairman.
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