One of Australia’s best agents dominates Raine & Horne NSW awards

Media release - 23 February, 2017

  • One of Australia’s leading agents, Ric Serrao, and the team at Raine & Horne Double Bay dominated the 2017 Raine & Horne NSW Awards
  • Raine & Horne Commercial Newcastle named the group’s Top Commercial Office (Dollar Value)
  • The awards held at the magnificent Westin Hotel, Sydney attracted over 450 of Raine & Horne’s best and brightest, a record for the annual event.

Sydney, NSW (21 February 2017) Raine & Horne Double Bay and its selling whiz, Ric Serrao, have dominated the Raine & Horne NSW State awards, held at the Westin Hotel, Sydney last Saturday night. The prestigious awards attracted 450 attendees, a record for the annual event.

Mr Serrao was named Raine & Horne’s Top Salesperson (Principal) - Number of Sales and Top Salesperson (Principal) – Dollar Value. In the number of sales category, Mr Serrao beat newcomer, Zeb Alaia, Principal of Raine & Horne Goulburn. The Double Bay ace was named the group’s leading agent for auction listings, and Raine & Horne Double Bay scored the Metropolitan Auction Shield.

Raine & Horne Double Bay, led by Mr Serrao and Co-principal Martin Maskin, grabbed first place in the hotly contested Top Office – Dollar Value from Raine & Horne Dee Why and Raine & Horne Concord. The successful Eastern Suburbs business grabbed gold in the Top Office-Number of Sales category from Raine & Horne Batemans Bay and Raine & Horne Bathurst. 

“Ric is an absolute superstar, and you don’t have to take my word for it. Apart from scooping the pools with our network consistently over the last decade, he was ranked within Australia’s top 3 agents in 2016[i],” said Angus Raine, Executive Chairman, Raine & Horne.

“Real estate is a hard game and Ric is consistently rated among the best in the business. I have no doubt that his commitment to the auction process, which works efficiently for vendors and buyers, is at the core of his success.

“The success of Raine & Horne Double Bay, as well as our regional and coastal office winners underlines the fact that Raine & Horne, which added 28 offices last year, is the fastest growing real estate network in Australia. Central to our growth is our fantastic culture, which was on show at the Westin last Saturday night.”

In other results, Raine & Horne Concord’s Dib Chidiac forced Raine & Horne St Mary’s Peter Diamantidis into second place in the Top Salesperson Dollar Value category. Mr Diamantidis turned the tables by winning the Top Salesperson – Number of Sales category. The St Mary’s agent beat from Christian Leung from Raine & Horne Concord and Mr Chidiac. 

In the regional categories, Raine & Horne Rural Sydney, led by Andrew Tout, won the Top Rural Office – Dollar Value. Mr Tout was named Top Rural Salesperson- Dollar Value. Raine & Horne Bathurst scored first in the Top Country Office – Dollar Value. The Bathurst office led by Matt Clifton, Michelle Mackay and Grant Maskill-Dowton won the Auction Shield Country & Coastal.

Raine & Horne Batemans Bay was a worthy winner of the Top Coastal Office – Dollar Value after finishing fourth in NSW overall in this category.

In the commercial real estate categories Raine & Horne Commercial Newcastle was prominent. The office led by Steve Dick won first place in the Top Commercial Office – Dollar Value. Mr Dick finished second behind Vincent West, Co-Principal Raine & Horne Commercial Northern Beaches in the Top Commercial Salesperson (Dollar Sales Value) category. In addition, Raine & Horne Commercial Newcastle’s Alan Tonks finished second behind Jay Sheffield, Co-Principal of Raine & Horne North Sydney in the Top Commercial Salesperson – Leasing Dollar Value category.

Another regional office, Raine & Horne Commercial Port Macquarie scored first in the Top Commercial Office Business Growth – Dollar Value, while Daniel Krobot, Raine & Horne Commercial Macarthur grabbed first in the Top Commercial Salesperson – Number of Leasing Transactions.

Another popular winner was Allison Gane from Raine & Horne Commercial Erina who was named as the group’s Outstanding Commercial Property Manager. “Allison’s loyalty and dedication to Raine & Horne Commercial has seen her consistently exceed her annual property management KPIs and profit targets,” said Mr Raine.

“Over 2016, Allison grew her portfolio by 25% and her office, led by Principal Brett Hunter, credits its growth and success over the last two years to Allison’s ability to win and retain business.” Other Property Management winners included Christian Bracci who took first in the Property Management Marketing Excellence category.

 

The 2017 Raine & Horne NSW Awards for Excellence winners include:

Top Office (Number of Sales)

Raine & Horne Double Bay

Top Office (Dollar Value)

Raine & Horne Double Bay

Top Salesperson (Number of Sales)

Peter Diamantidis, Raine & Horne St Marys

Top Salesperson (Dollar Value)

Dib Chidiac, Raine & Horne Concord

Top Salesperson – Principal (Dollar Value)

Ric Serrao, Raine & Horne Double Bay

Top Salesperson – Principal (Number of Sales)

Ric Serrao, Raine & Horne Double Bay

Top Auction Lister – (Dollar Value)

Ric Serrao, Raine & Horne Double Bay

Top Rural Office

Raine & Horne Rural Sydney

Top Rural Salesperson

Andrew Tout, Raine & Horne Rural Sydney

Top Coastal Office

Raine & Horne Batemans Bay

Top Country Office

Raine & Horne Bathurst

Website Excellence

Raine & Horne Double Bay/Bondi Beach

Top Commercial Salesperson (Sales Dollar Value)

Vincent West, Raine & Horne Commercial Northern Beaches

Top Commercial Salesperson (Leasing Dollar Value)

Jay Sheffield, Raine & Horne Commercial North Sydney

Top Commercial Salesperson (Number of Leasing Transactions)

Daniel Krobot, Raine & Horne Commercial Macarthur

Top Commercial Office – Business Growth (Dollar Value)

Raine & Horne Commercial Port Macquarie

Top Commercial Office – Dollar Value

Raine & Horne Commercial Newcastle

Graeme Skarratt Award (NSW)

Jan Hill, Raine & Horne Crows Nest

–ENDS–

For further media information contact:

Angus Raine, Executive Chairman Raine & Horne on 0409 920 697

 

[i] http://www.realestatebusiness.com.au/rankings/10428-top-100-agents-2016

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