Queensland’s best recognised at real estate awards for excellence

Media release - 4th March 2014

  • Raine & Horne held its 2013 Queensland annual Awards for Excellence on Saturday, 1 March, at the Sofitel Brisbane Central
  • Top Office based on number of sales is Raine & Horne Toowoomba
  • Top Office based on dollar value is Raine & Horne Pacific Pines
  • REIQ Corporate Support Person of the Year is Greg Tate, Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane Southside

Underlining the diversity and strength of the Raine & Horne network in Queensland, the major awards were shared by a number of offices at the leading property group’s 2013 annual Awards for Excellence, held at the prestigious Sofitel Brisbane Central on Saturday night.

“Our winners were spread evenly across our metropolitan and regional offices, which reflects the widespread return to form of Queensland property last year, as well as our 100% commitment to supporting our existing offices,” said Angus Raine, Executive Chairman and CEO, Raine & Horne.

“Our Queensland offices recorded stronger results in terms of improved appraisals, listings and sales.

“It’s no secret that we want to grow the Raine & Horne network in Queensland, and we recently launched Raine & Horne Cleveland and Raine & Horne Shailer Park in Brisbane, as well as Raine & Horne Bundaberg on the Coral Coast, and Raine & Horne Burleigh / Mermaid on the Gold Coast.

“But expansion will not come at the expense of our existing offices. They are the lifeblood of the Raine & Horne brand in Queensland,” said Mr Raine.

In the hotly-contested Top Office (Number of Sales) category, Raine & Horne Toowoomba took first place. In the Top Office (Dollar Value) category, Gold Coast powerhouse Raine & Horne Pacific Pines was the winner.

The group’s top salesperson based on number of sales was Lisa Palmer, the principal of Raine & Horne Charters Towers, in the state’s north. The group’s best salesperson based on dollar value was Brett Green from Raine & Horne Surfers Paradise.

Margaret Vote, from Raine & Horne Wynnum / Manly, won the Top Salesperson – Principal (Dollar Value) category, while Raine & Horne Wynnum / Manly was also named the group’s best for marketing.

The commercial categories were dominated by Brisbane offices. Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane North principal Trent Bruce was named the Top Commercial Salesperson (Sales Dollar Value). The group’s best commercial salesperson for leasing based on dollar value was Lawrence Temple from Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane North.

In other awards news, the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) named Greg Tate, from Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane Southside, the Corporate Support Person of the Year for 2013.

“This is the second year in a row that Greg has won this award, which is judged on criteria such as presentation and practices, general demeanour, commitment to client relations, teamwork, initiative and the effective completion of administrative duties,” said Mr Raine.

“On all criteria, Greg is number one, so it’s no surprise to me that he has won this award for the second year in a row and is a seven-time finalist.

“For example, off his own bat, Greg made a significant contribution to Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane Southside’s business planning in 2013.

“He identified for his employers the need to update the business plan across the areas of culture, recruitment and retention, marketing and sales, and he worked with consultants to ensure the best outcomes possible.”

As the REIQ Corporate Support Person of the Year 2013, Greg Tate is now in the running for the national award, which will be announced at the Real Estate Institute of Australia Excellence Awards in Hobart on March 20th.

The 2013 Raine & Horne Queensland Awards for Excellence winners include:

Top Office (Number of Sales)

Raine & Horne Toowoomba

Top Office (Dollar Value)

Raine & Horne Pacific Pines

Top Salesperson (Number of Sales)

Lisa Palmer, Raine & Horne Charters Towers

Top Salesperson (Dollar Value)

Brett Green, Raine & Horne Surfers Paradise

Top Salesperson – Principal (Dollar Value)

Margaret Vote, Raine & Horne Wynnum Manly

Top Auction Lister (Dollar Value)

Tim Wessling, Raine & Horne Hervey Bay

Top Rural Office (Dollar Value)

Raine & Horne Kingaroy

Top Rural Salesperson

John Allery, Raine & Horne Kingaroy

Marketing Award

Raine & Horne Wynnum Manly

Top Commercial Salesperson (Sales Dollar Value)

Trent Bruce, Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane North

Top Commercial Salesperson (Leasing Dollar Value)

Lawrence Temple, Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane North

Top Commercial Salesperson (Number of Leasing Transactions)

Hudson Dale, Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane North

Top Commercial Office (Dollar Value)

Raine & Horne Commercial Brisbane North

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For further media information contact:

Angus Raine, Executive Chairman and CEO, Raine & Horne on 0498 071 991

Andrew Harrington, National Marketing & Communications Coordinator on 02 9258 5400