FIRST NATIONAL REAL ESTATE EXCELLENCE AND MARKETING AWARDS 2013 • Highest gain of Properties Under Management in the Commercial and Combined categories for a large agency.
• Michael Taylor for achieving the highest gain of Properties Under Management in the Commercial category.
• Carly Smith dual winner of the coveted NSW Administrator of the Year Award.
Penrith agency, First National Real Estate Stanton & Taylor received its First National Real Estate General Excellence and Marketing (GEM) Awards on Saturday 23rd February, in a fun filled evening featuring a Carnivale theme, at the Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach in Sydney.
The network’s gala evening celebrated the best of New South Wales’s real estate performances over the past year which, according to Stanton & Taylor
First National Managing Director, Greg Taylor has not been without significant challenges for the profession.
“Last year continued to be a slow market for property on the back of the previous two years which were fraught with economic turmoil and natural disasters, but our members showed their mettle, meeting conditions head on with fortitude and optimism,” said Greg.
“They continued to put their clients first and now, with the market slowly starting to turn, they are beginning to see the results of their hard work and effort.
“These Awards are a recognition of that hard work, and tireless spirit to ensure they do their best at all times.”
On the night the office was recognised for achieving the highest gain of Properties Under Management in the Commercial and Combined categories, for a large agency. Individuals were also recognised on the night – Michael Taylor for achieving the highest gain of Properties Under Management in the Commercial category and Carly Smith being named dual winner of the coveted Administrator of the Year award for the state.
Mr Taylor said the First National Awards are an important event as they present an opportunity for members to come together and share their thoughts and views on the industry and events that affect them, such as the recent disasters across Australia.
“During trying times like the recent floods, cyclones and bushfires, our members band together and help each other and their clients where they can, but it is often only through these types of social networking events that they are able to come face to face with each other,” said Greg.
“It is this spirit of “we are all in it together” that sets us apart from our competitors, which is why we continue to support our communities with fundraising and sponsorship opportunities and events.”