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REIQ Journal : September 2008
INDUSTRY NEWS 13 All accredited agencies will receive a full nomination pack in the mail during the month of September. These packs will include full award criteria, nomination forms, and tips on responding to criteria and presenting your information. Additional nomination forms will also be available for download from the REIQ member-only website at www. memberlink.com.au The process of nominating for an REIQ Award for Excellence has been refined to be as simple as possible and there is no application fee. All you need to do is respond in writing to the five or six criteria, with multiple copies for the judging process. We want to hear what makes you different, what you do to stand out in your marketplace, the innovations you have come up with to market and generally run your business, and what your clients think of you. Winners of the 2009 REIQ Awar ly ent Excellence will be automatically ent into the REIA National Awards f Excellence, without the need for any further submission. This year, we were very proud that thr lle of our 2008 REIQ Awards for Excellence winners went on to take out tak ake national titles. en Johann de Beer was named the REIA Commercial Property Manager of the Year; Colliers International – Brisbane was names the REIA Commercial Agency of the Year; and Sissons Estate Agents was named the Small Residential Agency of the Year. Nominations close on 27 October 2008 (for all categories except Auctioneer of the Year) and judging will take place throughout November. Only REIQ three edited agencies, their staff, and individual members are eligible to enter. ccr cre du The 2008 Awards for Excellence gala presentation dinner in February was haled as one of the best ever. Our 2009 event is scheduled for Friday 13 February and is shaping up to be even better. Don’t find yourself wishing you had entered. Do it now and benefit from being part of this prestigious, and widely-recognised awards program. For more information on the REIQ Awards for Excellence, please contact REIQ executive manager Professional Services Sarah Gray by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org If your website doesn’t make the top ten search results, chances are you’re losing valuable customers. What’s more, that’s a result your competition are most likely shouting from the rooftops. Search engine optimisation is no joke. It’s a serious element of every successful agency’s business plan. At First National Real Estate, we ensure our agents are easier to find than their competitors. In fact, our leadership in web strategy positions 88%* of our agents in top ten Google search results - ensuring more consumers find our agents first. So, unless you’ve got no competition, better give First National Real Estate a call - quick! Contact recruitment specialist, Greg Pratt, on 0413 624 308 * Research results August 2007 REIQ Journal September 2008