Buyer’s agent of the year awards

Are you a prospective client looking for an awarded buyer’s agent? Or perhaps you are an agency wanting to demonstrate your value above and beyond client reviews and testimonials? This post highlights some of the current industry awards up for grabs and lists recent winners.

Annually Real Estate Institutes across Australia conduct an Awards for Excellence event that celebrates the achievements of real estate professionals within their region.

For states or territories that have a large buyer’s agent representation there have been award categories specific to the profession dating back as far as 5 years; awarding individuals who demonstrate outstanding practices and contributions to the industry. State winners proceed to the National Awards for Excellence with the hope of being crowned Australia’s Buyer’s Agent of the Year.

Entrants are judged on their responses to set criteria, that typically cover the following areas:

  • client representation/business challenges – agents must prepare a case study of an example where they provided client representation and encountered a challenge that needed to be overcome
  • property appraisal – agents must provide an appraisal of a property of their choice that is currently on the market as they would for a client
  • risk management – agents are asked for two examples of how they have controlled risk issues (either personally, for their agency and/or their client) in the twelve months previous
  • leadership – agents are assessed on how they have demonstrated leadership in a buyer’s agency in the twelve months previous
  • professional development – agents are assessed based on the number and type of training or other activities they have undertaken during the year to aid in their professional development and
  • industry contribution – agents are asked how they have contributed to the industry in the twelve months previous through industry group membership or other activities and how this contribution will improve the reputation of buyers’s agents and their profession.

List of buyer’s agent awards hosted by Real Estate Institutes

Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) Awards for Excellence

Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) Awards for Excellence

Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) Awards for Excellence

Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) Awards for Excellence

Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) Awards for Excellence

 

If you know of any other awards recognising excellence in the buyer’s agent profession please get in touch or make a comment at the end of this post and we will be happy to include an overview here.

Who are the best buyer’s agents in Australia?

Read on to find out who the Real Estate Institute’s have recognised as being the best in their field both at the national and regional level.

Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) Awards for Excellence

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Australia Buyer’s Agent of the Year winners

2014     ~     Simon Pressley, Propertyology, Queensland

2013     ~     Simon Pressley, Propertyology, Queensland

2012     ~     Simon Pressley, 6-Point Property, Queensland

2011     ~     Emma Everett, Momentum Wealth, Western Australia

2010     ~     Frank Valentic, Advantage Property Consulting, Victoria

2009     ~     Rich Harvey, Property Buyer, New South Wales

Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) Awards for Excellence

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Queensland Buyer’s Agent of the Year winners

2014     ~     Simon Pressley, Propertyology, Fortitude Valley

2013     ~     Simon Pressley, Propertyology, Fortitude Valley

2012     ~     Simon Pressley, 6-Point Property, Brisbane

2011     ~     Elizabeth Wilcox, Hot Property Specialists Buyers Agency, Brisbane

2010     ~     Meighan Hetherington, Property Pursuit Pty Ltd, Paddington

2009     ~     Meighan Hetherington, Property Pursuit Pty Ltd, Paddington

2008     ~     Meighan Hetherington, Property Pursuit Pty Ltd, Paddington

 

Queensland Buyer’s Agent of the Year finalists

2013     ~     Ayda Shabanzadeh, Grow Consulting, Newstead

              ~     Elizabeth Wilcox, Metropole Properties Brisbane, Greenslopes

2012     ~     Ayda Shabanzadeh, Grow Consulting, Newstead

              ~     Elizabeth Wilcox, Hot Property Specialists Buyers Agency, Coorparoo

2011     ~     Ayda Shabanzadeh, Grow Consulting, Newstead

              ~     Nicole Marsh, Eureka Property Buyers Agents, Kirra, Gold Coast

2010     ~     No records found, contact REIQ

2009     ~     Yvette Goulter, Red Roof (sold to Property Searchers), Paddington, Brisbane

2008     ~     No records found, contact REIQ

Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) Awards for Excellence

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NSW Buyer’s Agent of the Year winners

2013     ~     Richard Harvey, propertybuyer

2012     ~     Nicholas Viner, Buyer’s Domain

2011     ~     Jacqueline Parker, House Search Australia

2010     ~     Richard Harvey, propertybuyer

2009     ~     Jacque Parker, House Search Australia

2008     ~     Richard Harvey, propertybuyer

 

NSW Buyer’s Agent of the Year finalists

2013     ~     Nicholas Viner, Buyer’s Domain

               ~     Jacqueline Parker, House Search Australia

2012     ~     Richard Harvey, propertybuyer

               ~     Jacqueline Parker, House Search Australia

2011     ~     Richard Harvey, propertybuyer

               ~     Nicholas Viner, Buyer’s Domain

               ~     Henry Wilkinson, Homesearch Solutions

2010     ~     Jacqueline Parker, House Search Australia

               ~     Henry Wilkinson, Homesearch Solutions

2009     ~     Richard Harvey, propertybuyer

2008     ~     Irene Cassidy, Art of Buying

               ~     Veronica Morgan, Finders Keepers

Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) Awards for Excellence

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Victoria Buyer’s Agent of the Year winners

2012     ~     Janet Spencer, Buyer Solutions

2011     ~     Melissa Opie, Keyhole Property Investments

2010     ~     Warwick Brookes, Domain Property Advocates

2009     ~     Frank Valentic, Advantage Property Consulting

2008     ~     Melissa Opie, Keyhole Property Investments

Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) Awards for Excellence

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WA Buyer’s Agent of the Year winners

2013     ~     Ray Chua, Momentum Wealth

2012     ~     Ray Chua, Momentum Wealth

2011     ~     Emma Everett, Momentum Wealth

2010     ~     Emma Everett, Momentum Wealth

2009     ~     Liz Sterzel and Trevor Dunkley, Property Wizards

2008     ~     Liz Sterzel and Trevor Dunkley, Property Wizards

 

About the Author: David is an avid web, finance and property geek who decided to combine these interests and found BAG in his spare time. If you have thoughts, issues or questions you can find him at LinkedIn, Google+ or alternatively drop him an email david at buyersagentguide.com.au

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