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30/07/2018

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 Award Winners!

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. 4

Agent who has listed the most properties with Openn

Finalists were chosen based on how many properties had been uploaded. Finalists:

  • Jonathan Marlow from Xceed Real Estate
  • Nick Wallace from LJ Hooker Applecross
  • Steve Lay from Lay2 Real Estate

Winner: Jonathan Marlow from Xceed Real Estate

Agent with the most qualified buyers on a property

Finalists were chosen based on how many qualified buyers there were on that particular property. Finalists:

  • Murray Wellington from Wellington & Barber Real Estate - 30 Tullamore Avenue, Thornlie WA 6108
  • Cheryl Oprandi from Sell Lease Property - 14 Jesmond Place, Dianella, WA 6059
  • Paul Parkinson from Mint Real Estate East Fremantle - 68 Forrest St, Fremantle WA 6160

Winner: Murray Wellington from Wellington & Barber Real Estate - 30 Tullamore Avenue, Thornlie, WA 6108

Agent with the lowest average Openn days on market

Finalists had uploaded at least 4 separate properties, and all properties were sold or sold-after. Finalists:

  • Nikolas Varga from Varga Realty
  • Natalie Hatton from Ray White
  • Simon McGrath from Abel McGrath Property Group

Winner: Nikolas Varga from Varga Realty

Agent with the highest total value of property sold via Openn

Finalists were selected by the total value of property sold or sold after. Finalists:

  • Simon McGrath from Abel McGrath Property Group
  • Nick Wallace from LJ Hooker Applecross
  • Jonathan Marlow from Xceed Real Estate

Winner: Simon McGrath from Abel McGrath Property Group

Highest percentage over reserve

Finalists were selected based on how much a property sold over its reserve, in percentage. Finalists:

  • Andy McIntyre from Mint Real Estate – 244 Marine Terrace, South Fremantle, WA 6162
  • Enzo Pagnozzi from Growth Realty – 39 Collier Street, Wembley, WA
  • Mick Lay from Lay2 Real Estate – 117B Miline Street, Bayswater, WA 6053

Winner: Andy McIntyre – 244 Marine Terrace, South Fremantle WA 6162

Openn Negotiation of the year

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:

  • Nick Wallace from LJ Hooker Applecross - 5 Wren Street, Mount Pleasant WA 6153
  • Vivien Yap from Ray White - Mary Street, Claremont WA 6010
  • Rachel Everest from Wright Real Estate - 9 Salvado Road, Subiaco WA 6008

Winner: Nick Wallace from LJ Hooker Applecross - 5 Wren Street, Mount Pleasant WA 6153

Openn Negotiation Agent of the Year

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:

  • Nick Wallace from LJ Hooker Applecross
  • Jonathan Marlow from Xceed Real Estate

Winner: Nick Wallace from LJ Hooker Applecross

Openn Negotiation Agency of the Year

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

Congratulations all!

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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