Century 21 announces 2018 winners

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

Century 21 New Zealand

Monday, 18 February 2019

Century 21 New Zealand has announced its real estate winners for 2018 and it was a big night for a small Central North Island town at the Annual Awards Gala Dinner in Auckland on Saturday.

Roger Webb of Century 21 Premier (Turangi) was named Top Salesperson for the Year for Units (the number of properties listed and sold).

It was also revealed that in the fourth quarter of 2018 Roger Webb took out both Units and GCC (Gross Closed Commission) categories. This saw him finish the year as Century 21’s all-round leading salesperson across the country. He also took away the real estate company’s prestigious Centurion Award on the night.

“Roger is an absolute legend in and around Turangi. Not only does he understand the local market and achieve the best results but he’s part of a team at Century 21 Premier (Turangi) that remains very community-focused,” says Ryan Mitchell, National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand.

Franchise owner of Century 21 Premier (Turangi), Wai Johnson, says for a small town to take away national real estate awards is no mean feat when you’re up against big guns from the likes of Auckland and Wellington.

“Turangi has enjoyed a significant lift in house prices and demand in the past few years. Nonetheless it remains one of the most affordable areas in New Zealand. For Roger to achieve over $5 million in sales last year, and to list and sell the most properties for the company in 2018 highlights just how good he really is,” she says.

Ms Johnson says the extra activity has meant Century 21 Premier (Turangi) has recently employed three more team members, broadening its expertise and the geographical area it services.

“We very proud of not only our market position, but we work hard to constantly give back by supporting local charities and volunteer services. In fact, we’re hosting an Easter charity auction and evening on 20 April to raise money for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter. And rest assured we’ll be putting Roger Webb’s auctioneering skills to good use,” says Wai Johnson.

At the same time, local star Molly McLean was given the inaugural Recognition Award, acknowledging her significant contribution and team support as Office Administrator at Century 21 Premier (Turangi) for nearly five years.

Another small town near Taupo to feature in the Annual Awards was Mangakino with franchise owner Christine Stevens of Century 21 Stevens Realty winning 2018’s Top Principal (Units). While North Waikato had a particularly strong fourth quarter, with Rookie of the Year going to Pescha Eccles from Century 21 Rural & Residential in Huntly.

Joe Lupi owner of Wellington’s Century 21 First Choice Realty was 2018’s Top Principal (GCC).

At the same time Jeh Wasti of Wellington’s Century 21 First Choice Realty was named 2018’s Top Salesperson (GCC). Wellington also took out Top Office for 2018 (Units and GCC), with runners-up Century 21 Darrak Realty, Albany (GCC) and Century 21 Premier, Palmerston North (Units).

Wellington also won Top Auction Office, Top Auction Lister of the Year, Highest GCC Growth, and Centurion Office for 2018.

“First Choice Realty in Wellington Central continues to deliver for Wellington buyers and sellers with another incredible sales performance last year. Hats off to Joe Lupi and his team who have cemented themselves as market leaders in the capital city delivering great results year in, year out,” says Ryan Mitchell.

Century 21 Darrak Realty (Albany) won the Gold Hat Award for achieving excellence in media promotion for 2018. Administrator of the Year went to Janine Hair of Century 21 Gold Real Estate in Manurewa while PA of the year was awarded to Judith Solomon of Century 21 Edwards Realty, Botany.

Century 21 Edwards Realty in Botany also took out Top Property Management Office for the Year – led by Vicki Southgate, Property Manager of the Year.

Other sales stars for 2018 acknowledged on the night were Alen Moshi of Century 21 First Choice Realty (Wellington); Sally Wang of Century 21 Darrak Realty (Albany); Gaile Pare (Century 21 Gadsby Realty, Te Awamutu), Tim Kearins and Andrew Pugh (Century 21 Premier, Palmerston North); Ian Pepper and Barbara Craig of Century 21 Rural & Residential (Huntly); and Fenny Ang of Century 21 Edwards Realty, Botany.

The evening was also attended by chairman and owner of Century 21 Australasia Charles Tarbey and executive director, Michael Baliviera.

“Our many and varied real estate winners for 2018 reflect Century 21’s ongoing strength across New Zealand’s main cities, regional centres, small towns, and rural districts. Our success in 2018 bodes very well for 2019,” says Ryan Mitchell.



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