2015 Auctioneering Championships: A Successful One
After reports that home and land package Perth has dropped in prices, investors are swooping in and are trying to take advantage of the cheap deals. Indeed, Australia has become an attractive place for investors both local and international to invest in.
The 2015 Australasian Auctioneering Championships finally came to an end after several tough days of competition held in Melbourne. A winner was declared. The annual championship was hosted by the Real Estate Institute of Victoria. This very competitive event has outstanding contestants delivering excellent auctions.
Tom Esze from the tomesze.com represented Western Australia and Frank Torre represented the House Real Estate. These individuals came in first and second places respectively at the REIWA’s yearly Auctioneering Championships. However, Harry Li from Victoria was hailed as the 2015 Australasian Auctioneering Champion. The Aussie won the title for his nation after New Zealand took home the title in the last four years.
The President of REIWA and an auction enthusiast, David Airey, thanked boths Esze and Torre for successfully representing the state and for being excellent ambassadors for the West Australian real estate profession. The president said that WA is not really known for its auction culture but with the latest development, the future surely looks very promising as more agents become ambassadors and enthusiasts in this part of the country.
Mr. Airey said that both Frank and Tom are great examples of industry excellence both as colleague and mentors for those who want to be a part of the auction arena. The annual championships test the auctioneers in their knowledge of the legislation and best practices including their performance in an auction that is simulated which includes very complex bidding sequences as well as testing questions.
The panel of judges was comprised of nine individuals coming from Australia and New Zealand. The event was adjudicated by the Chairman of REIWA’s Auctioneering Network, Mr. David Lynch. He has over 25 years of experience in the auctioneering industry. REIA President said that the institute believed in the value of the auctions as they provide the sellers of properties with important alternative methods of sale.