Entry to the New South Wales Heats of the Australasian Real Estate Institutes’ Auctioneering Championships has now closed.
This year sees Gavin Croft who took out the NSW competition for last two years as well as the runner-up from the 2014 Clarence White back to try to take out the title for the chance to join the other winners from around Australia & New Zealand at the finals which are being held in Melbourne on the 1-3 September 2015.
Gavin Croft from Bresic Whitney Estate Agents said “Both the NSW heats and the Australasian Championships are always fiercely contested. By the quality of this year’s entrants, it appears 2015 will be no different.”
The entrants in this year’s heats include:
Alex Pattaro – LJ Hooker
Andrew Cooley – Cooley Auctions
Ben Horwood – LJ Hooker
Briannan Crawford – Cooley Auctions
Clarence White – McGrath Estate Agents
Damien Cooley – Cooley Auctions
Edward Riley – McGrath Estate Agents
Gavin Croft – Bresic Whitney Estate Agents
Joshua Larsen – McGrath Estate Agents
Leon Axford – Axford Auctions
Lucas Cannan- Think Real Estate
Will Hampson – My Auctioneer Sydney
The CEO of REIA, Amanda Lynch, said: “NSW has a strong and proud history of auctioneering reflected in the record weekend auction clearance rates. One of the finalists could very well be the auctioneer who snatches the Australasian trophy from New Zealand this September as Scott Kennedy-Green did for NSW in 2006.”
Personally I would like to thank all the competitors for their entry into this years competition, I wish you all best and I think that it is great to see the number of high quality entrants in this year’s heats. It would be good to see a New South Wales Auctioneer make the finals or even better take out the title at the Championships in Melbourne this later year.
We would also like to announce a new major sponsor for the New South Wales heats this year AON. AON is a sponsor of the REIA and was recently announced as the Insurance Partner for Estate Agents Co-operative.