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Queensland winners at Ray White Rural awards

By Lyndsey Douglas

Margaret Black (pictured with Paul White and Matt White), Ray White Rural and Livestock’s longest-serving female and leader of the Atherton office for two decades, was awarded the Significant Contribution perpetual trophy at the Ray White Rural and Livestock annual awards in the Gold Coast this month. The presentation was made by chairman Paul White who referenced Margaret’s longevity, success, and leadership over many years.

The youngest principal in the company, talented livestock agent AJ Riley of Ray White Rural Roma was presented the Charlie Maher Memorial Trophy for his characteristics and attributes that align to the late Mr Maher’s values, who was the company’s Livestock manager until he passed tragically.

The oldest business in the network, Ray White Rural Queensland, continues to be one of the strongest, taking out seven major awards at the company’s annual conference, including top auction office.

Headed up by Bruce Douglas and Jez McNamara, Ray White Rural Queensland was announced as the second best office in the network for value of sales, behind the company’s Central Western NSW business, Emms Mooney. The network is made up of 103 rural and livestock offices.

The Brisbane-based team won multiple awards based on their advertising prowess; the top marketer in the North Queensland Register, Stock & Land, and the Queensland Country Life.

Well-known rural property agent Barry Quinn was announced as the individual property marketer of the year, while principal Jez McNamara was ranked as the sixth best performing principal in the company.

“These are significant achievements in a network that is 480 members strong across Australia and New Zealand,” chairman Paul White explained.

Ray White Rural turns 25 in 2019, as will it’s longest-serving franchise Ray White Rural Queensland.

This year, more rural agents in Ray White’s network achieved the top honour of becoming a Chairman’s Elite, Alan White Elite, and Premier than ever before. The illusive achievement of being named a Chairman’s Elite in the Ray White Group is reserved for agents selling a significant value of property equating to being in the top 50 agents out of 12,000 members across 10 countries in the company’s broader network spanning residential and commercial sales.

Roger Lyne of Ray White Rural Dalby was the first rural agent in the company’s history to attained this status. Paul White said this was a rare and prestigious accolade.

“The agents that achieve Chairman’s Elite titles are often based in the likes of Bulimba in Brisbane or Double Bay in Sydney. Roger’s recognition in this space is a testament not to the strength so much of the local property market, but to the strength of his reputation and the quality of the results he delivers for locals in the Darling Downs,” Mr White explained.

The rural division of the company also had nine agents based in regional and country communities achieved Alan White Elite status, by selling either 65 properties for the year (nearly three times the average) or getting sales values for vendors that place them in the top 3 per cent of agents. These included Richard Brosnan at Rockhampton, Mark Simpson at Biloela and Jez McNamara of Ray White Rural Queensland and Mark Muldrew in Emerald.

Ray White Rural Pittsworth won top clearing sales office through the volume and quality of their clearing sales throughout the year.

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