Australia’s best property professionals have been recognised at the 2021 REIA National Awards for Excellence with Belle Property taking out two categories at the awards held in Darwin last night.
Belle Property Canberra, which has offices in Kingston and Queanbeyan took out Large Residential Agency of the Year, while Braden Walters, principal of Belle Property Byron Bay & Lennox Head was awarded the individual honour of Property Marketer of the Year.
“We are incredibly proud to see Belle Property Canberra and Belle Property Byron Bay & Lennox Head recognised at the highest level in the industry,” Belle Property CEO Peter Hanscomb said.
"It goes to show the level of commitment they have to growing and building their teams as well as the expertise in their craft that have enabled them to achieve these results."
Belle Property Canberra principal Dan McAlpine said the award repays the faith that Belle Property had in him and his team.
“We started with four people five years ago and have expanded to more than 30 staff in two locations across Canberra. The commitment of co-principals Richard Davies and Louise Harget and the whole agency has been rewarded.
“With the backing of the Belle Property brand and its reputation of providing premium services and properties has allowed our team of sales agents and property managers to thrive under a team first attitude,” Mr McAlpine said.
“When we started, we insisted on an open database and across our entire team we share all information which gives us the capacity to service our clients in the best way positive. It gives us more intelligence to negotiate with buyers for better outcomes.”
Braden Walters principal of Belle Property Byron Bay & Lennox Head said it had been a whirlwind since the offices had opened in 2019, just three months before COVID hit.
“Very early on in the journey we saw the support that Belle Property could provide us,” Mr Walters said. “They have given us everything that we needed in terms of creating the perfect campaigns. To be recognised this quickly is a wonderful achievement.
“Marketing is so central for vendors who want to get the most out of a property. If a property looks its best and is marketed to its full protentional we can achieve a premium.”