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Jun 7, 2018 2:40:11 PM

National Awards Announced

Topics: Awards, News, Australia Real Estate 0

Major leading real estate franchise group, Harcourts Group Australia, held its annual conference 28-30 May at The Star Casino, on the Gold Coast. Kicking off the pinnacle event was ARIA award winning artist Guy Sebastian, in a surprise concert for over 700 conference delegates.

The annual conference is known for being a unique combination of learning, presentations and announcements from a selection of international leaders along with opportunities for industry networking and strategy sessions. It culminates in a black-tie awards gala where outstanding performers across 31 categories in residential and commercial sales, property management and business achievements.

Harcourts coastal

Harcourts top accolade, the Harcourts Hall of Fame, was presented to Lisa & Ben Bernacki of Harcourts Alliance, Western Australia.

“Over the past year Harcourts has seen tremendous strengthening of our market position, closing the gap from being #3 in the market toward our goal of being #1 across Australia,” said Marcus Williams, CEO Harcourts Group Australia.

“Although the market, in general, fell in the amount of sales, I’m pleased to say that Harcourts saw an increase in the number of residential sales, proof positive of the deep connection and awesome client experience provided by our 400-plus offices.

“Our annual gathering is a time to reflect on our success and come together to celebrate our achievements.”

Major awards included

Harcourts Hall of Fame – Lisa & Ben Bernacki, Harcourts Alliance, Western Australia

Harcourts Foundation Award - Troy Sgarbossa & Silvia Josipovic, Harcourts Packham, South Australia

Top Sales Consultant - Stephanie Williams of Harcourts Williams, South Australia

Top Office & Top Franchise – Harcourts Coastal, Queensland

Top Administrator of the Year – Tyron D’Uva, Harcourts Ross Realty, Western Australia

Rising Star of the Year – David Lu, Harcourts Deer Park/Cairnlea, Victoria

Novice Auctioneer of the Year – Carlton Heres, Harcourts Launceston, Tasmania

Auctioneer of the Year – Patrick Ivey, Harcourts Property Centre, Queensland

Property Manager of the Year – Vanessa Nicholls, Harcourts Berwick, Victoria

Top NAI Harcourts Commercial Sales Consultant – John Georgiou, NAI Harcourts Platinum, Victoria

Top Sales Consultant – Rural – Tony Maguire, Landmark Harcourts Tasmania

Top Mortgage Express Consultant – Christine Penford, Mortgage Express Victoria

In addition to the award for top office and top franchise in Australia, Harcourts Coastal was the only Australian office to place in the top five international listing for office and franchise, achieving 5th place in each.

Top 20 Australia Sales Consultants (office, state)

1 Stephanie Williams, Harcourts Williams, SA

2 Archie Mantsos, Harcourts Wantirna, VIC

3 Garth Makowski, Harcourts The Property People Campbelltown, NSW

4 Eric Hartanto, Harcourts Applecross, WA

5 Jamie Benjamin, Harcourts Hills Living, NSW

6 Emilie Jordanou, Harcourts Wantirna, VIC

7 Carmen Briggs, Harcourts Solutions - Inner West, QLD

8 Andrew Chrysanthou, Harcourts Unlimited, NSW

9 Katrina Walsh, Harcourts Coastal, QLD

10 Matt Sergeant, Harcourts Sergeant, SA

11 Sally O'Neill, Harcourts Coastal - Hope Island, QLD

12 Jason Dowler, Harcourts JT & Co, VIC

13 Nick Bond, Harcourts Huon Valley, TAS

14Arthur Dislakis, Harcourts Rata & Co Mill Park, VIC

15 Marcus Washington, Harcourts Pakenham, VIC

16 Tod Campbell, Harcourts The Property People Campbelltown, NSW

17 Alistair Agius, Harcourts Hills Living, NSW

18 Shane Lindo, Harcourts Excellence, NSW

19 Byron Sweerts, Harcourts Rowville, VIC

20 Mario Tucci, Harcourts Rata & Co Thomastown, VIC


The evening also doubled as the awards ceremony for three international categories where awarded: Top 5 offices, Top franchises and Top Sales Consultants.

Top International Offices

1 Harcourts Papanui, NZ

2 Harcourts Christchurch City, NZ

3 Harcourts Coastal, AU

4 Harcourts Milford, NZ

5 Harcourts NV1, US


Top International Franchise

1 Harcourts Cooper & Co Real Estate Ltd, NZ

2 Harcourts Team Group, NZ

3 Harcourts Grenadier Real Estate Ltd, NZ

4 Harcourts Monarch Real Estate Ltd, NZ

5 Harcourts Coastal, AU

Top 10 International Sales Consultants

1 Cameron Bailey, Papanui, NZ

2 Stephanie Williams, Harcourts Williams, AU

3 Shaun Cosgrave, Hamilton Glenview, NZ

4 Bob Wolff, Harcourts Prime Properties Monarch Beach, US

5 Matty Ma, Harcourts Cooper & Co, NZ

6 Steve O'Brien, Harcourts NV1, US

7 Mark O'Loughlin, Redwood, NZ

8 Maureen Nel, Harcourts Winelands, ZA

9 Marty Ritchie, Paremata, NZ

10 Alison Aitken, Christchurch City, NZ