The award-winning team at Laguna Real Estate in Noosa, Tewantin and Gympie have kicked off 2020 with a bang, being named winners of both Large Residential Agency of the Year and Regional Salesperson of the Year at the REIQ Awards for Excellence.
Known for setting the benchmark in the industry, Laguna has been formally recognised by the Real Estate Institute of Queensland for its achievements on more than 32 occasions since 2002. The Awards for Excellence highlight those real estate professionals who have achieved outstanding results and shown enormous commitment and motivation to improve the standard of professionalism in the industry.
This year saw the team nominated for Regional Residential Agency of the Year (Gympie), Regional Sales Person of the Year (Johnathon Merton), Residential Property Manager of the Year (Vanessa Hotton), Corporate Support Person of the Year (Eric Sutherland), Community Service Award (Laguna Real Estate) and Large Residential Agency of the Year (Laguna Real Estate).
A familiar face within the Gympie area, Johnathon Merton was thrilled to be announced as the 2020 winner for Regional Salesperson of the Year. Johnathon has worked tirelessly to achieve incredible results in the Gympie region and his down-to-earth approach has made many friends in the community.
“I am so proud to announce that Laguna Real Estate was named the WINNER of the The REIQ Awards For Excellence in not just ONE, but TWO categories!” Olivier Miller, Principal of Laguna Real Estate commented, “Our business is built around delivering excellence in real estate, and that is one of the reasons we enter the REIQ Awards each year. To be pitted and judged by our peers drives us to continually embrace the ever changing landscape of real estate.”
Laguna Real Estate also secured the coveted trophy for Large Residential Agency of the Year, a highly prized and fiercely competitive award. This award recognised their overall success and contribution to our local community. As vigorous supporters of The Australian Red Cross; The Cancer Council; Noosa Come Together and the Bushfire Appeal; Laguna continues to give back to our community wherever they can.
“Our winning formula is generated from the fantastic staff that I have, many of my team have been with me for 15-20 years, they are the back bone of the business and I am so very proud of each and every one of them.” said Olivier.
The competition was strong, with 106 finalists across individual, agency and external categories.
Olivier said, “This is an incredible achievement from the entire team at Laguna and very humbling. With almost 40 staff across four offices, we have a phenomenal pool of talent representing us. I am so proud of the team and what they have achieved and would like to thank each and every one for their contribution.”