First National Group (NZ)'s top three agents this year have also outperformed most of their compatriots across the Tasman.
At an award ceremony in Coolum, Australia recently, Kiwi real estate salespeople Gillian Cross (of First National Guardian in Churton Park), Gillian Quantrill (First National Rutherford in Howick) and Andrea Church (First National Mark Stevenson in Blenheim) were named in the top 10 of the First National network's 3000 salespeople across Australasia.
First National Group (NZ) General Manager, John Stewart, said the three Kiwi women had not only performed admirably in New Zealand's turbulent real estate industry but their achievement was doubly gratifying given that Australia was still enjoying a buoyant housing market.
"Gillian C, Gillian Q and Andrea have resilience, determination and a wide set of personal skills and talents that they put to work for customers," Stewart says.
"Gillian Cross has taken out the top spot in New Zealand for the 13th year in a row and also won top residential property salesperson. For someone based in a small northern Wellington suburb, that is a fantastic achievement and one that reflects her professionalism, negotiation skills and consistent results.
"Gillian Quantrill has moved up to second from number four last year, and Andrea has been in the top six for three years running despite only being in real estate for six years.
"All the award winners are real power houses when it comes to real estate and are a credit to the First National network," he said.
The awards were a time for realtors to inspire each other to greater heights and personal development, Stewart said.
First National is continuing to strengthen as a network and has 450 offices across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
First National Group (NZ)'s top awards were:
Top 20 salespeople:
1. Gillian Cross (Churton Park), 2. Gillian Quantrill (Howick), 3. Andrea Church (Blenheim), 4. Yolanda Atkins (Waitakere), 5. John Bellerby (Rotorua), 6. Margaret McKeefry (Johnsonville), 7. Grant Robertson (Otaki), 8. Arthur Subritzky (Auckland), 9. Lee Girvan (New Plymouth), 10. Owen Mills (Stratford), 11. Anne Goodyer (Blenheim),
12. Bob Brereton (Motueka), 13. Penny Schultz (Howick), 14. Brendon Heenan (Otaki),
15. Kim Fraser (Taupo), 16. Peter Oswell (Nelson), 17. Jenny Wilson (Riverton), 18. Alec Darling (Timaru), 19. Mark McLeod (Timaru) and 20. Wayne McCrorie (Nelson).
Top office Group 1 (1 - 5 salespeople) First National Guardian, Churton Park
Top office Group 2 (6 - 10 salespeople) First National Rotorua
Top office Group 3 (11+ salespeople) First National Mark Stevenson, Blenheim
Top property management office - First National Allied Farmers, Hawera
Property management growth award - First National Manawatu, Palmerston North
Top Rural Office - First National Otaki
Top Commercial Office - First National Reid & Wilson, Timaru
Top Auction Office - First National Rotorua
Rookie of the Year - Brendon Heenan, First National Otaki
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