Mr Diamantidis finished inside the top 50 agents nationally, along with colleagues Ric Serrao, Co-Principal of Raine & Horne Double Bay & Bondi Beach, and Dib Chidiac of Raine & Horne Concord, and was the highest placed agent from western Sydney.
Moreover, Mr Diamantidis climbed seven spots above his Top 100 ranking in 2017.
The REB Top 100 Agents 2018 ranking, which is supported exclusively by partner REA group, is decided on several metrics including the number properties sold, the total dollar volume of properties sold, and the total value of residential properties sold.
Each agent is ranked comparatively across the three metrics, with the combined metric score used to determine the top-ranked agents in the country.
“This is a tremendous effort considering Peter is achieving an average sale price of $828,709 compared to the average sale price of $1.6 million for the top 100 agents,” notes Angus Raine, Executive Chairman, Raine & Horne.
“I’m really pleased for Peter, Ric and Dib who are consistently among our best agents nationally.”
Meanwhile, the average dollar of sales for the Top 100 agents was $155.6 million, a figure that dwarfs Mr Diamantidis total sales of $116.848 million.
“Peter has been able to compete with the best by converting large numbers of his listings to sales. Consequently, Peter finished eleventh for his total number of sales with Ric in sixth in this hardworking category,” confirms Mr Raine.
The lofty position among Australia’s best agents humbles Mr Diamantidis.
“That Raine & Horne St Marys is recognised for our experience operating in a challenging market is really pleasing,” Mr Diamantidis says.
“We not putting all our eggs in the one buyer basket and are working with investors, first home buyers and those interested in securing properties off-the-plan.
“If I didn’t take the time to work with different buyer segments, there is no way I would be in the Top 100 given the lower median property values in St Marys and surrounding suburbs compared to say Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, or Hawthorn, Toorak, and Kew in Melbourne.”
Mr Diamantidis has also embraced digital technologies and social media in combination with conventional sales methods to ensure his vendor’s properties find buyers rapidly and transact for the best price possible.
While Mr Diamantidis, Mr Serrao, and Mr Chidiac have made the Top 100 Agents List for 2018, the three leading Raine & Horne agents are finalists in the Sales Agent of the Year – Metropolitan of the 2018 REB Awards, conducted by Momentum Media. The REB Award winners will be announced at The Star, Sydney on Thursday, 19 July 2018.