NSW Auctioneers take their place once again in the Australasian Championships

The Australasian Real Estate Institutes’ Auctioneering Championships, representing the most professional and skilled auctioneers that Australia and New Zealand have to offer held its New South Wales heat at the Novotel Hotel Sydney Olympic Park today.

The NSW Heat was contested by fifteen of the state’s leading Auctioneers all competing to progress onto the National championships to join contestants from around Australia & New Zealand at the final event which is being held at Crown Perth on the 23rd-25th of September.

One of the judges today Scott Kennedy-Green was the last NSW contestant to take out the Australasian Championships in 2006. Estate Agents Co-operative Ltd Vice Chairman Peter Carmont said “It is about time that NSW took the title again and we look forward to our winner and runner up taking it up to New Zealand which has won the title four times in the last five years.”

The Real Estate Institute of Australia and Estate Agents Co-operative Ltd, the hosts of the NSW heats,  are proud to announce the Winner for the NSW heat is Gavin Croft from Bresic Whitney Estate Agents and would like to congratulate Gavin on his performance.

Gavin has 12 years in experience in real estate and is currently the sales manager and auctioneer for the Darlinghurst and Glebe offices.

We are also proud to announce and would like to congratulate Edward Riley also from Bresic Whitney Estate Agents who is the Runner Up in today’s heat.

Both Gavin and Edward will be going through to the finals to be held in Perth where they will compete against auctioneers from the other states and New Zealand.

Special mention should also go to Nick Boyd for his very strong and capable performance in the heat.

We would like to thank all the contestants for participating in this year’s heats of the 2013 Australasian Real Estate Institutes’ Auctioneering Championships. The other contestants included:

Stewart Kirkby – LJ Hooker Lane Cove
Vic Lorusso – Vic Lorusso
Matthew Harvey – First National Real Estate
Michael McCaffery – First National Real Estate
David Cale – Cale Property Agents
Thomas McGlynn – McGrath Estate Agents
Paul Millett – Cooley Auctions
Andrew Cooley –  Cooley Auctions
Andrew Coulson – Think Real Estate
Brian Cannan – Think Real Estate
Will Hampson – My Auctioneer
Kate Lumby – My Auctioneer
Nick Boyd – Think Real Estate

We would like to thank the Judges Scott Kennedy-Green, Stephen Pratt, Brett Roenfeldt, Chris Mourd and Amanda Lynch.

David Crombie, Chief Executive Officer of Estate Agents Co-operative Ltd would like to thank our Major Event Sponsor OAMPS Insurance Brokers and our Event Sponsors My Desktop, Realty Print and iVisual for their support which allowed us to hold a successful and professionally run event.

2013 Australasian Real Estate Institutes’ Auctioneering Championships

The New South Wales heat of the 2013 Australasian Real Estate Institutes’ Auctioneering Championships hosted by Estate Agents Co-operative Ltd & Real Estate Institute of Australia is being held at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park on the 25th June 2013.

The New South Wales competition will see two of the State’s top auctioneer’s progress onto the National championship to join contestants from around Australia & New Zealand at the final event which is being held at Crown Perth on the 23rd-25th of September.

This competition will test the auctioneers’ aptitude, attention and ability to think on their feet. To be successful, competitors have to deal with a range of testing questions and unpredictable bids judged by some of the industry’s leading auctioneer professionals.

The NSW Heat Judging Panel includes:

Scott Kennedy-Green – Chief Auctioneer of McGrath Estate Agents
Chris Mourd – Head of Network for LJ Hooker Group
Stephen Pratt – One of Sydney’s leading Auctioneers
Neil Laws – Fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Australia
Brett Roenfeldt OAM – 4 times News Australia SA~BankSA Golden Gavel Winner

For more information on our Judges and to view the Official Guidelines and Entry Form please click here.

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