The Mint Claremont team at the REIWA Awards for Excellence (from left) Andy Thorpe, John Lagdon, Claire Greenwell, Pete & Fiona Clements, Shaunagh Hegarty and Amy Williams

It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the double-whammy of Pete being named WA’s Top Salesperson and a REIWA Grand Master… and now we are celebrating once again, after winning ‘Small Residential Agency of the Year’ at the REIWA Awards for Excellence! This triple-whammy is especially heartwarming, because it’s extremely rare for an agency to be recognised at the highest level for value sold, as well as the subjective criteria on which the Awards for Excellence are based.

The last year has been a period of exception growth and accomplishment for us. While other agencies were battening down the hatches to shelter from stormy conditions, we grew our local market share from 8.4% in July 2015 to 12% in June 2016. We also facilitated Cottesloe’s most expensive sale of the financial year, and broke the price records on three streets. But above all, we are most proud of the fact that 70% of this year’s listings were from referrals of repeat clients.

The truth is, we don’t aspire to have a full trophy cabinet – we aspire to be Number One for exceeding our client’s expectations. We’re motivated by the philosophy that success is a bi-product that occurs naturally when our core business priorities are achieved (in a nutshell: delivering exceptional service & results to clients, innovating & evolving our business practices, and nurturing relationships).

In saying that, we’re all incredibly proud of receiving this high-level industry recognition. We were up against 13 exceptional finalists from across WA, and to achieve such success in just 3 years of operation is a dream come true. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our families, friends, and of course our wonderful vendors. THANK YOU!


Article from Community Newspapers Western Residential, 11 October