Stephanie Williams of Harcourts Williams, in Adelaide, was named the Number One Sales Consultant across Australia. Ms Williams won the award for the second straight year as well as being the only Australian real estate sales consultant in the Harcourts International top 10, in second place overall.
The Harcourts Australia National Awards were held 30 May on the Gold Coast and culminated the three-day national conference held at The Star.
“Going ‘back to back’ is really amazing and I am honoured to receive this recognition for my sales results for a second time,” said Ms Williams shortly after receiving the honour.
“Being Number 1 in Australia where there are nearly 2000 other high-performing agents in over 400 offices around the country is not an easy thing to do. I know that last year was quite phenomenal and I am loving the fact that I have been able to do this for two years in a row and all from right here in South Australia!”
Upon accepting the award, she gave special thanks to her husband and business partner John, along with the entire Williams team. Mr Williams was on stage as well as Natalie Bryant.
“The entire Williams Team are a really amazing group of professional people who all support me and provide a positive, professional and inspiring environment to work in every day of the week,” said Ms Williams. “They really are a well-oiled machine of professionals who are an absolute pleasure to be around! I also thanked all my amazing clients who allow me to represent them in the sale of their absolutely stunning homes and all of our external suppliers - stylists, photographers etc who are also an integral part of our business.”
The coveted number one spot is not an easy berth to attain. “Stephanie is an exceptional professional who understands the commitment required to be a success,” said Marcus Williams, CEO Harcourts Group Australia (and no relation to Ms Williams).
“Her work ethic is second to none and the level of detail that goes into each and every client interaction is phenomenal. To consistently achieve these results takes grit, determination and a mental pledge to offer nothing but the best.”
Ms Williams stressed that goal setting and a passion for business is tantamount to her success. “My personal goal is to sell in excess of $100 million in property sales every year, and to also support and mentor the amazing team of people around me,” she said. “Last year we were also fortunate enough to sell 50% of the top 10 Properties sold in South Australia.
“As business owners, John and I prefer to lead by example by being ‘out in the field’ with our team of sales consultants. It has never been our intention to operate and grow our business by sitting behind a desk, we love being amongst it!”
The gala black-tie awards evening, where outstanding performers were recognised across 31 categories in residential and commercial sales, property management and business achievements, and culminated the three-day Australia National Conference.
Photo: Stephanie Williams (second from right) accepting the Harcourts Top Sales Consultant award from Harcourts International Managing Director Mike Gree. With her is Natalie Bryant (far left) and John Williams (far right).