After a stellar 2016, Coffs Harbour real estate agents Nolan Partners Estate Agents were recently awarded top accolades at the Real Estate Results Networks annual awards night.
The Coffs Harbour based-agency vied against over 1,000 independent agencies throughout Australasia to secure the title of “Regional Boutique Agency of the Year”. These awards are based on the growth of each office during the past 12 months. With Nolan Partners having achieved a 36 percent increase in sales revenue, a 26 percent rise in sales and 25 percent growth in Property Management revenue in 2016, it’s an acknowledgment that principals Scott and Melissa Nolan are extremely proud of.
Close to 30 of Australasia’s independent agencies made it to the ranks of finalists in 15 agency award categories, while dozens of agents vied for honours in 21 individual award categories. Individually Coffs Harbour again featured, with Nolan Partners sales agent Aleta Stephens being crowned “Regional Agent Achiever of the Year”. Taking out of title of “Regional Agent Achiever of the Year” was a very welcomed outcome for Stephens, who has enjoyed a record-breaking year at the top of her field, achieving over $24 million in total sales and ranking #1 agent in Coffs Harbour on real estate agent ranking website, Rate My Agent.
With the calibre of agents and agencies within RERN, being recognised as winners in these two hotly contested award categories was no small feat. To top off the excitement, this boutique agency also made it to the finalist stage in four other categories, highlighting the depth of performance within their team as a whole. Their property management was recognised by being in the final three as “Property Management Team of the Year”, Nathan Dobbs and Shannon Ellsmore for “Marketing Campaign of the Year” and Kendall Devine for “Sales Performer of the Year”. Nolan Partners successes with many local projects, including “Seashells’, “Equinox” and “Abode” also saw them be recognised with a finalist nomination for “Project Marketing Office Of The Year”.
“This year’s field of finalists was the finest and most competitive in ARERA’s history, and their performances are a credit to Australasia’s independent real estate industry as it continues to expand and flourish,” RERN founder Michael Sheargold said. With a network of over 1,000 independent agencies, as well as thousands of professional individuals, RERN focuses on equipping agents with the tools to improve the standard of the industry, the profession and customer experiences.
Nolan Partners took ten of their team to Sydney for an intensive day of learning and training with some of the best in the business at Kickstart, one of the largest real estate annual conference events in Australia. This was then followed by a Roaring Twenties-themed gala event held at Sydney’s brand new International Convention Centre, where the winners were announced.
Securing over 260 sales in the last 12 months, with a 25 percent market share in Coffs Harbour, Nolan Partners’ commitment to “personalised methods with big results” is an ethos echoed by Sheargold, saying, “Our winners epitomise the industry’s ideals and values, and I know they will only continue to raise the bar of excellence within independent real estate throughout Australasia in 2017. The ARERAs represent the peak achievement within the region’s independent property sector, and we salute all of the finalists and winners whose dedication, excellence and professionalism reflect so highly on our industry.”
The decision to work with the RERN since opening Nolan Partners Estate Agents in 2004 was an easy one for principals Scott and Melissa Nolan, and one that has seen their team earn a reputation as some of the most innovative and successful in the region. Being able to provide dynamic and up-to-date training, development and learning opportunities to their team on a regular basis means their brand has become synonymous with premium results and exceptional service. This approach is clearly appreciated by their clients, being named this year on real estate agent review website, Rate My Agent as the Most Recommended Agency in Coffs Harbour.
“It’s exciting to receive such recognition, but it’s especially rewarding to see our team grow, both personally and professionally to achieve their own dreams and goals,” said principal Melissa Nolan. “Scott and I thank them for being a part of this and are grateful to be able to come to work each day with such an amazing group of like-minded people. That said, our success is due to our clients, sellers, landlords and buyers that have supported us along this journey, so thank you!”