At the 2019 Real Estate Institute of Australia Awards for Excellence, Harcourts Huon Valley won Medium Residential Agency of the Year.
“Winning the medium agency of the year for Australia is exciting and humbling for our office coming from a country town in Tasmania where we are not in the national real estate spotlight,” said Harcourts Huon Valley business owner Nick Bond.
Nick Bond accepting the REIA Award for Excellence - Medium Residential Agency of the Year
“Our whole team are dedicated and work very hard, we have professionally trained staff that benefit from ongoing training and support from the Harcourts Tasmania corporate team and the Real Estate Institute of Tasmania training department. Thanks to the understanding partners and families of our team that allow the flexible lifestyles required to succeed in our industry.”
This is the second year in a row that Harcourts Huon Valley has won the award for Tasmania and the first national win for the office team.
“Nick and the team at Harcourts Huon Valley are the quiet achievers of real estate,” said Harcourts Group Australia CEO Marcus Williams. “Nick, along with Karl Galliene, rated as #1 and #2 nationally and internationally across our 900 offices in nine countries for 2018 in the Client Experience Award category. You don’t get to that kind of recognition from your clients without delivering the finest experience.”
The REIA Awards (LtoR): Nick Bond, Renee Bond, Jessie Legge, Kate Littlejohn, Rachael Whyte, Paul Blakeley, Ben Bernacki, Lisa Bernacki, Nick Nesbitt
Year in and year out the Harcourts Huon Valley team are known for championing the Huon Valley and its lifestyle, serving as the best ambassadors for buying property in the region.
“The Huon Valley has a natural beauty that Tasmania is renowned for all in one place,” continued Mr Bond.
“We have small villages, country towns and rural communities located between the South West World Heritage Area and its stunning mountain ranges and the Coast with the beautiful Huon River and its many tributaries running through the valleys. It is often compared to Europe's landscapes and is a sought-after area for interstate retirees. All our team love the Huon Valley and could hardly imagine living anywhere else.”
Harcourts Huon Valley also won a state REIT Innovation award for its mental health training outreach for agents and property managers. As a blueprint for the industry, Harcourts Huon Valley have paved the way for other offices to trial the process and create better workplaces and have the real estate industry seen by professionals as a career option due to being progressive and having better work life balance and understanding.
At the REIT awards, Harcourts Huon Valley won the state category, which qualified them for the national awards. LtoR: Paul Bevan (realestateview) with Harcourts Huon Valley - Nick Bond, Hannah Katz, Karl Gallienne, and Demi Gane
Harcourts Tasmania CEO Tony Morrison said that the recognition for Harcourts amongst the industry is very rewarding.
“It is a remarkable achievement to see Nick and the Harcourts Huon Valley team recognised with this award,” said Mr Morrison. “They stand as a symbol of excellence in the industry.”
The 2019 REIA Awards for Excellence took place 21 March at the Crown Perth.