Raine & Horne’s leading lights announced at major real estate industry awards

Media release - 10th March 2014

Hundreds of Raine & Horne’s best and brightest from NSW and the ACT gathered in Sydney on Saturday night to celebrate the leading property group’s best principals, sales agents and property managers for 2013.

The glittering event, held at the famed Four Seasons Hotel, unveiled a number of first-time winners including Garth Hunter, Co-Principal of Raine & Horne Terrigal-Avoca Beach, who grabbed the hotly-contested Top Salesperson (Dollar Value) category.

Raine & Horne Terrigal-Avoca Beach also scored a first-ever win in the Top Coastal Office category, finishing ahead of South Coast rivals Raine & Horne Batemans Bay and Raine & Horne Mollymook/Milton.

Another Central Coast agent, Andrew Sorensen, Principal of Raine & Horne Charmhaven, also featured prominently, grabbing first in the Top Salesperson (Number of Sales) category just ahead of Ric Serrao from Raine & Horne Double Bay.

Mr Sorensen also pipped Mr Serrao as the network’s number one auction listing agent in NSW.

However the Eastern Suburbs sales ace turned the tables on his Central Coast rival with a win in the Top Salesperson – Principal (Dollar Value) category.

Raine & Horne Double Bay, led by Mr Serrao and his partners Martin Maskin, Barry Goldman and Mark Goldman dominated the major residential office awards with wins in the Top Office (Number of Sales) and Top Office (Dollar Value) categories.

Raine & Horne Mudgee was named Top Rural Office (Dollar Value), while Raine & Horne Bathurst continued its annual dominance of the Top Country Office (Dollar Value) category.

Raine & Horne also announced its commercial office network awards for 2013, with Raine & Horne Commercial Canberra overshadowing its rivals.

The leading ACT firm grabbed Top Commercial Office (Dollar Value) and principal Frank Morella scored first in the Top Commercial Salesperson (Leasing Dollar Value) category. Raine & Horne Commercial Canberra’s Steve Burke was also rewarded with the Top Commercial Salesperson (Number of Leasing Transactions) prize.

Steven Dick, from Raine & Horne Commercial Newcastle, was named Top Commercial Salesperson (Sales Dollar Value) for 2013, and Nicholas Harkins from Raine & Horne Commercial North Sydney took out the Top Commercial Property Manager category.

Another popular winner on the night was Dion Markovics, from Raine & Horne Double Bay, who grabbed the Rookie of the Year award for salespeople.

“Our big city offices such as Raine & Horne Double Bay always figure prominently, which is a testament to their professionalism, consistency and the strong market they operate in,” said Mr Raine.

“It’s personally pleasing to see new winners on the podium this year and it demonstrates that the Raine & Horne brand is firing on all cylinders outside the metropolitan area and that those who commit to our award-winning products and services are reaping the rewards. 

“The team at Raine & Horne Terrigal-Avoca Beach have been working hard to achieve these milestones for a number of years now, and it’s fantastic that their strong passion for real estate and the Raine & Horne brand is paying dividends.”

The 2013 Raine & Horne NSW/ACT Awards for Excellence winners include:

Top Salesperson (Number of Sales)

Andrew Sorensen, Raine & Horne Charmhaven

Top Salesperson (Dollar Value)

Garth Hunter, Raine & Horne Terrigal-Avoca Beach

Top Auction Lister

Andrew Sorensen, Raine & Horne Charmhaven

Top Office (Number of Sales)

Raine & Horne Double Bay

Top Office (Dollar Value)

Raine & Horne Double Bay

Top Rural Office (Dollar Value)

Raine & Horne Mudgee

Top Country Office (Dollar Value)

Raine & Horne Bathurst

Top Coastal Office (Dollar Value)

Raine & Horne Terrigal-Avoca Beach

Auction Shield – Metropolitan

Raine & Horne Double Bay

Auction Shield – Country/Coastal

Raine & Horne Charmhaven

Rookie of the Year (Salespeople)

Dion Markovics, Raine & Horne Double Bay

Top Commercial Salesperson (Sales Dollar Value)

Steven Dick, Raine & Horne Commercial Newcastle

Top Commercial Salesperson (Leasing Dollar Value)

Frank Morella, Raine & Horne Commercial Canberra

Top Commercial Salesperson (Number of Leasing Transactions)

Steve Burke, Raine & Horne Commercial Canberra

Top Commercial Office (Dollar Value)

Raine & Horne Commercial Canberra


For further media information contact:

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

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