The inaugural Openn Negotiation Excellence Awards recoginised the best performing Openn agents and agencies – and what a night of nights it was!
Led by Peter Gibbons, Openn Negotiation Co-founder & Managing Director, it was an opportunity to celebrate not just the finalists and the winners, but all agents who had decided to embrace technology and the need for better transparency when it comes to buying and selling property in Australia.
"We developed Openn to ensure, with the fast-moving world of technology, agents remain central to the real estate sales industry well into the future, and the agents gathered here tonight are world leaders in making this a reality, " said Peter.
Guests also heard from Hayden Groves, President of REIWA, as he shared his views on where Openn fits in among the technology challenges facing agents today.
"It [Openn] tries to perfect the process of real estate transactions. They say nothing is perfect, but this is pretty close to perfect I reckon in terms of how it functions; it is transparent and captures the virtues of what a professional agent aspires to be," he said.
This year marked our stand together, as an industry, to evolve our role as real estate agents and become the pioneers of change, by bringing balance and knowledge with experience and expertise back into the buying and selling process.
We are proud of everyone who attended and everyone who has joined to be part of this real estate revolution, taking our place as trusted partners to our local communities.
The room was filled with the best of the best, not to mention a good dose of healthy competition. Here are all of the finalists and the winner for each category on the night.
Finalists were chosen based on how many properties had been uploaded. Finalists:
Winner: Jonathan Marlow from Xceed Real Estate
Finalists were chosen based on how many qualified buyers there were on that particular property. Finalists:
Winner: Murray Wellington from Wellington & Barber Real Estate - 30 Tullamore Avenue, Thornlie, WA 6108
Finalists had uploaded at least 4 separate properties, and all properties were sold or sold-after. Finalists:
Winner: Nikolas Varga from Varga Realty
Finalists were selected by the total value of property sold or sold after. Finalists:
Winner: Simon McGrath from Abel McGrath Property Group
Finalists were selected based on how much a property sold over its reserve, in percentage. Finalists:
Winner: Andy McIntyre – 244 Marine Terrace, South Fremantle WA 6162
The Openn Negotiation of the Year criteria is based on the best total average over the following measures: - Property sold - Number of buyers - Number of observers - Percentage value sold over reserve price. Finalists:
Winner: Nick Wallace from LJ Hooker Applecross - 5 Wren Street, Mount Pleasant WA 6153
Openn Negotiation Agent of the Year is based on the best total average over the following measures: - Number of properties uploaded - Percentage of properties sold - Days on market - Number of registered buyers - Number of registered observers - Percentage value sold over reserve. Finalists:
Winner: Nick Wallace from LJ Hooker Applecross
This category is based on the best total average over the following measures: - Number of properties uploaded - Number of active agents (agents who have uploaded 1 or more properties in 12 months) - Percentage of properties sold - Total days on market.
Winner: Xceed Real Estate
A big thank you to everyone who attended, and a big congratulations to all of our finalists and winners. We trust you all enjoyed your night as much as we did, and we look forward to another big year in Real Estate together.
The Openn Negotiation Team.
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