North Island dominates in rural section of national real estate awards

Bindi Norwell, REINZ CEO; Snow Williams, Bayleys Country Tauranga; Jason Hussey, Property Press GM.
Bindi Norwell, REINZ CEO; Snow Williams, Bayleys Country Tauranga; Jason Hussey, Property Press GM. Photo credit: Supplied

Real estate agents from the North Island have dominated the rural section of this year's national real estate industry awards.

The 2019 REINZ Awards for Excellence were held at a gala event in Auckland on Tuesday night and saw 39 awards handed out to agents from different sectors of the industry. 

North Island real estate agencies won all the rural awards at the event, including Snow Williams from Bayleys Country in Tauranga who was named Rural Salesperson of the Year.

Chief Executive at REINZ Bindi Norwell said the standard was high.

Bindi Norwell, REINZ CEO; Mike McCullogh, PGG Wrightson Real Estate Tauranga; Sarah Wood, R.co CEO
Bindi Norwell, REINZ CEO; Mike McCullogh, PGG Wrightson Real Estate Tauranga; Sarah Wood, R.co CEO Photo credit: Supplied

"Every year we have a significant number of high-calibre entries, many of whom have won their own local or agency awards making for some extremely tough competition," she said. 

"It is great to celebrate success across the country and to be the best of the best is a noteworthy achievement,"' said Norwell.

The rural awards were won by:

Rural Salesperson of the Year

Winner Snow Williams - Bayleys Country Tauranga

Finalists:  Ben Turner - Whalan and Partners, Bayleys Christchurch and Stan Robb - PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Tauranga

 

Small Rural Office of the Year

Winner:  PGG Wrightson Real Estate Cambridge

Finalists: Colliers International Forestry Sales Auckland and NZR Real Estate Wairarapa

 

Medium Rural Office of the Year

Winner:  Bayleys Country Tauranga

Finalists: Bayleys Country Hamilton and Whalan & Partners Bayleys Christchurch

 

Large Rural Office of the Year

Winner:  PGG Wrightson Real Estate Tauranga

 

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