The 2013 annual Australasian Real Estate Results Awards (ARERA’s) were held at Luna Park in Sydney unearthing some of the most talented agents across Australia and New Zealand.

The annual Awards recognise boutique agencies and Real Estate Results Network Members for their outstanding achievements in the real estate industry, putting a strong focus on service excellence, community achievement and innovation.

North Shore based realtor mcconnell bourn estate agents took out the prestigious ‘Agency of the Year 2013’ award and ‘Rising Star if the Year’ (Nahid Coverntry), recognising the agency’s outstanding achievements in the industry throughout the past year. Other big winners included Manly based Cunninghams Property who took out ‘Boutique Agency of the Year’, Agent Achiever of the Year (Steve Lambley), Manager of the Year (Bree Higgins), Best Marketing Campaign >$10K (Kingley Looker and Steve Lambley) and NSW Agent of the Year (Andrew Lutze) and Eastern Suburbs based The Agency | Eastern Suburbs took out ‘Marketing Agency of the Year’ and Best Marketing Campaign <$10k.   Newton Real Estate kept the Shire proud being awarded Property Manager of the Year (Kerrie Walker).

Real Estate Results Network founder and CEO Michael Sheargold congratulated the finalists and winners on not only surviving 2012, but thriving during a challenging year.

Michael said that the results of the boutique agencies were a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of small business owners through various market conditions.

“The awards are contested by the nation’s best of the best boutique agencies and performers and again we were impressed by the high level of competence and quality shown by agencies and the people behind the brands,” he said.

“The night was a reminder of how successful agencies can be without the constraints of the once traditionally secure franchise real estate model, and shows how agencies which are owned and managed by families and partners have a strong code of ethics, underpinned by old school values can thrive in this industry.”

Real Estate Results Network consists of boutique agencies, agents, property managers and support teams, all competing for these accolades. There are some 35 agencies and more than 800 individual Members throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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