The Barry Plant Group has smashed its sales results for October by selling over 1000 properties.
The final tally for the group for October was 1007 properties sold – which was 165 more sales than October 2012.
Mike McCarthy, CEO of the 80 plus office network said this was just the second time in the group’s history that the sales had reached 1000 for the month.
“There was a 19.6 per cent increase in sales for October 2013 as compared to October 2012,” Mike said.
“And not only that, the average sale price was up $43,000 to $512,000 which is an increase of 9.12 per cent.”
Mike said that the calendar year was also tracking extremely well.
“So far across the group we have sold 1,327 more sales than at the same time last year. Properties sold to date now number 8,229 which is a 19.22 per cent increase.”
The most prestigious individual award on the evening, the Residential Salesperson of the Year (Principals) was won by Spiro Drossos of Barry Plant Manningham, which made it the third time he has won this award.
The Residential Marketing Award (Budget $2-$10K) was won by the Barry Plant Waverly office for their campaign leading up to the auction of 3 Pin Oak Court, Vermont South, a property otherwise known as ‘the Neighbour’s House’. This campaign gained international recognition and achieved an outstanding sales result for the vendor.
Another thrill for the Manningham office was the naming of Eva Evangelidakis as Corporate Support Person of the Year. This highly contested award was won by Eva, due partly to her outstanding initiative in taking on the role to coordinate the group’s weekly auction results for the REIV.
Manningham were also finalists as the Large Residential Agency of the Year, and with staff members Mark Di Giulio, in the Salesperson of the Year (Non-Principals) category and Fiona Nicholson in the Corporate Support Person of the Year category.
Other finalists were Barry Plant Bayswater for Residential Marketing Award (Budget $2-$10K), Barry Plant Wantirna Medium Residential Agency of the Year, and the Barry Plant Group for Corporate Promotion of the Year (Multiple Offices).
Group CEO, Mike McCarthy was extremely proud of the achievements throughout the Group that were acknowledged by the REIV.
“Simply being a finalist in these highly competitive awards is a great achievement so to then go on and win in three of the categories is outstanding,” Mike said.
The three State award winners for the Barry Plant Group will go on to contest their titles on the national state at the REIA Awards for Excellence 2014 which will be held next March in Hobart.
A calm manner, a high degree of initiative, attention to detail, and impeccable communications and customer relations skills, are the qualities that have combined to see Barry Plant Manningham’s ‘super receptionist’ Eva Evangelidakis named the REIV’s Corporate Support Person of the Year Award 2013.
Eva’s achievement was announced at the REIV Awards for Excellence gala event at Crown Palladium last week, and she said she was ‘absolutely honoured and truly touched’ to be named winner against stiff competition.
“This award means the world to me knowing I have been recognised and supported by my directors James (Hatzolos) and Spiro (Drossos) for the work I thoroughly enjoy doing on a daily basis,” she said.
Eva has been part of the Barry Plant Manningham team for four and half years, and was nominated for the state-wide award after winning the 80 plus office group’s ‘Receptionist of the Year’ award earlier this year.
“Personally, this achievement and success has given me every confidence in continuing to achieve bigger and better things – I am very proud to have represented a wonderful company in Barry Plant.”
Eva will go on to represent Victoria on the national stage at the REIA Awards in Hobart next March.
The Barry Plant Manningham office performed extremely well on the evening with Director Spiro Drossos taking out the Residential Salesperson of the Year Awards (Principals), and three other award-category finalists.
Barry Plant CEO, Mike McCarthy, congratulated Eva, Spiro and all the Group finalists and nominees.
“Simply being a finalist in these highly competitive awards is a great achievement so to then go on and win is outstanding,” Mike said.
At the REIV Annual Awards last night the Barry Plant Group was extremely successful in winning three of the seven real estate awards in which we were finalists.
We are very proud of:
Spiro Drossos, Barry Plant Doncaster East / Manningham (pictured above) for winning Salesperson of the Year (Principals). Spiro has previously won the Salesperson of the Year on two occasions so this is a truly outstanding result!
Mitch Palmer, Barry Plant Glen Waverley (pictured above) for winning the Residential Marketing Award (Budget between $2k – $10k) for 3 Pin Oak Court, Vermont South – the Neighbours “Ramsay St” house, which gained international recognition!
Eva Evangelidakis, Barry Plant Doncaster East / Manningham (pictured above) for Corporate Support Person of the Year. In addition to her role for the Manningham office, Eva has also coordinated the group’s weekly auction results and done an outstanding job.
Simply being a finalist in these highly competitive awards is a great achievement and we would also like to congratulate:
Mark Di Giulio, Barry Plant Doncaster East / Manningham, Salesperson of the Year (Non-Principals)
Neisha Williams, Barry Plant Bayswater, Residential Marketing Award (Budget between $2k – $10k)
Fiona Nicholson, Barry Plant Doncaster East / Manningham, Corporate Support Person of the Year
Barry Plant Wantirna, Medium Residential Agency of the Year
Barry Plant Manningham, Large Residential Agency of the Year
The Barry Plant Group, Corporate Promotion of the Year (Multiple Offices)
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