Archive | June 2013

Youngest chairman and a top seller

First National Group has honoured its brightest real estate stars in its annual national awards.

The dedication shown by the offices is highlighted by Motueka-based Bob Brereton who ranked in the top 20 sales agents in the country, while fulfilling his duties as First National Real Estate’s youngest chairman.

The Awards were presented at the First National Australasian Conference held recently on Hamilton Island, Australia.

“Placing seventh top salesperson and fulfilling his duty as chairman is a testament to Bob’s professionalism and dedication,” says First National Group general manager Colleen Milne.

“Bob’s continued ability to develop and maintain client relationships, his industry knowledge and strong work ethic all contribute to his success.”

Mr Brereton, who owns First National Motueka says, “I love what I do and take my role as an area ambassador very seriously.

“The real estate industry is people focused and nothing makes me happier than using marketplace knowledge and expertise to get my clients results.”

First National offices across the country compete for the yearly national awards, aimed to keep agents striving for excellence and customer satisfaction.

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For further comment, please contact:

Bob Brereton

Director, First National Motueka

Chairman, First National Group

021 772 309

 

Colleen Milne

General Manager, First National Group

First National Group

029 771 0750

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Bob Brereton and Colleen Milne at the First National Australasian Conference.

National awards testament to dedication and hard-work

First National Group has honoured its brightest real estate stars in its annual national awards.

The dedication shown by the offices is highlighted by Stratford-based Owen Mills who took out six prized awards, after providing great service to his clients while recovering from a hip replacement.

Mr Mills is owner of First National Allied Farmers, which won a further four awards, including office of the year (in the six-10 salespeople category) and top auction office.

Becoming known as a rural real estate expert that always delivers is Mr Mills’ winning formula.

“The hip replacement made me feel 20 again,” Mr Mills adds.

For the 15th consecutive year Gillian Cross has taken out the top sales consultant award. The Churton Park real estate agent also won the top residential salesperson award and had the top dollar value of confirmed sales for the group.

“This is a highly sought after award and being top sales consultant for 15 years is a testament to Gillian’s continued professional approach to everything she does and to her knowledge of the marketplace,” says Paul Coltart, owner of First National Guardian.
“Gillian celebrated her 20th anniversary and continues to achieve outstanding results because of her strong work ethic and genuine interest in her clients.”

First National offices across the country compete for the yearly national awards, aimed to keep agents striving for excellence and customer satisfaction. This year’s ceremony was held at the First National Australasian Conference on Hamilton Island, Australia.

“This year’s victors all say the cornerstone of their businesses is making clients happy and helping them fulfil their dreams,” says First National Group general manager Colleen Milne.

“Deciding to buy or sell a property can be a stressful time but our teams make it a positive experience and achieve our customer’s desired outcomes.”

First National Group’s award winners are:

Top office: Group 1 (1 – 5 salespeople) First National Guardian, Churton Park.

Top office: Group 2 (6 – 10 salespeople) First National Allied Farmers, Stratford.

Top office: Group 3 (11 + salespeople) First National Mark Stevenson, Blenheim.

Top property management office: First National Allied Farmers, Hawera.

Property management growth: First National Taupo.

Top rural office: First National Otaki.

Top commercial office: First National Reid & Wilson, Timaru.

Top auction office: First National Allied Farmers, Stratford.

Property Press cup for profile marketing: Owen Mills – First National Allied Farmers, Stratford.

Property Press rookie of the year: David Oldham – First National Waitakere, Auckland.

Next generation award: (salespeople under 30) Stacey Cruse – First National Gore.

Top auction lister: Owen Mills – First National Allied Farmers, Stratford.

Top residential salesperson: Gillian Cross – First National Guardian, Churton Park.

Top rural salesperson: Owen Mills – First National Allied Farmers, Stratford.

Top commercial, industrial and business sales person: Peter Wilson – First National Reid & Wilson, Timaru.

Top sections and project marketing award: Mike Murphy – First National Richmond, Nelson.

Top 20 salespeople: (1) Gillian Cross – First National Guardian, Churton Park; (2) Yolanda Atkins – First National Waitakere; (3) Owen Mills – First National Allied Farmers, Stratford; (4) Gillian Quantrill – First National Rutherford, Howick; (5) Mike Murphy – First National Richmond, Nelson; (6) Andrea Church – First National Mark Stevenson, Blenheim; (7) Bob Brereton – First National Motueka; (8) Arthur Subritzky – First National Now, Auckland; (9) Tony Xu – First National Rutherford, Howick; (10) Raymond Kwan – First National Rutherford, Howick; (11) Mark McLeod – First National Reid and Wilson, Timaru; (12) Jamie Gemmell – First National Western, New Plymouth; (13) Margaret Wilson – First National Mid Canterbury, Ashburton; (14) Kim Fraser – First National Taupo; (15) Grant Robertson – First National Otaki; (16) Kevin Bastin – First National Tauranga; (17) Margaret McKeefry – First National Guardian, Johnsonville; (18) Lee Girvan – First National Western, New Plymouth; (19) Christine Rider – First National Omokoroa; (20) Jill Cole – First National Wanaka.

Top performer of the year winners: Top number of confirmed sales: Gillian Cross – First National Guardian, Churton Park; Top number of confirmed sales (sections & project marketing): Mike Murphy – First National Richmond, Nelson; Top dollar value of confirmed sales: Owen Mills – First National Allied Farmers, Stratford; Top exclusive lister: Rachael de Vries – First National Roper & Jones, Dargaville; Top exclusives sold: Mark McLeod – First National Reid & Wilson, Timaru; Top auction lister: Owen Mills – First National Allied Farmers, Stratford; Top gross referral fees generated: Kelly Gooch – First National Wanaka.

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For further comment, please contact:
Colleen Milne, General Manager First National Group, 029 771 0750.