VIC Lorusso took out a top auctioneer award this week.

The Australasian Real Estate Results Network represents 400 independent agencies in Australia and New Zealand.

The group had its annual awards night on Monday with 130 entrants in the auctioneer category. Judges praised Mr Lorusso’s engaging manner and great video.

He was presented with his award by MC Michael Sheargold. Mr Lorusso, a sometime traffic reporter. is wielding a gavel at five auctions on the northern beaches today.

“I think the market on the northern beaches will stay strong,” Mr Lorusso said. “Out-of-area buyers are discovering what a great lifestyle we have here.”