Celebrating Our Success Stories
March 6 2023
Real estate industry awards season is upon us with a number of key industry bodies calling for nominations.
Shouting about personal successes or achievements does not always come naturally, yet gaining recognition for a job well done is an important part of any business’ or individual’s personal growth, particularly those trying to establish themselves in the market.
As the owner and managing director of Kollosche, there is nothing more rewarding for me than to be able to share in and celebrate the significant successes of my fellow agents and colleagues.
Since starting the business I have made it a priority to recognise the people who contribute to its success by holding the Kollosche Quarterly Awards. The event has grown over the past two years inline with the business, culminating in August with the Kollosche Annual Awards, which looks back at our achievements over the previous financial year.
Award categories extend to all facets of the business, across all departments, from sales to marketing to human resources. Nominees are voted for by upper management and fellow peers in recognition of a high-level achievement or the delivery of exceptional service to clients – internal and external.
Collaboration and working as a team, rather than as individuals, is the bedrock of the Kollosche business and what sets us apart from other agencies in the industry.
Award ceremonies are an integral process and invaluable opportunity for Kollosche colleagues to come together, strengthen our relationships and create an environment that inspires individuals to want to achieve success for all.
The Kollosche business and five staff members have also been recognised at a national level, after recently being named as finalists in the Australasian Real Estate Results Awards, across 11 categories for the 2021-22 financial year.
At a ceremony held in Sydney on 19 February, Kollosche was crowned Boutique Agency of the Year for the third consecutive year, while our marketing department took out Digital Excellence Agency of the Year. I was named Selling Principal of the Year. Jay Helprin took out Associate of the Year and for the second year in a row Troy Dowker was named Sales Agent of the Year.
SELLING PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR
AGENT OF THE YEAR
SALES ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR
Auction Success Stories
Kollosche has had an enormously successful month and start to the year in the auction arena, at a time when clearance rates across the industry have struggled.
Our premium results outshone many of the larger auction events held across the Gold Coast early in 2023, with the business consistently achieving clearance rates as high as 90 percent.
Poor clearance rates can in part be a result of seller expectations not meeting the market, but Kollosche’s results show that premium prices can be achieved when the auction process is understood and executed by an experienced listing agent.
Troy leveraged the size, prime location and appeal of what was a deceased estate on the Currumbin beachfront during a four-week campaign which gained media coverage, resulting in high enquiry levels and a large crowd come auction day.
With 16 registered bidders the offers swiftly jumped to $6,000,000 before a flurry of bids from five contenders led to the property selling for $10,125,000, which set a price record along the Currumbin, Tugun and Bilinga beachfront at $8,897 per square metre.
Analysts report that there has been an increase in buyer activity at auctions along with a rise in the number of registered bidders. The number of onlookers has also risen, which indicates that people are interested in and watching the market closely.
Successful auction sales, such as the one at Currumbin, not only increases market confidence in the process but reinforces that auction remains one of the best ways to sell a home in any market.
Community Fund Back in Full Swing
As we push further into the first quarter, a growing list of successful sales results has translated into a significant boost for Kollosche’s Community Fund.
As the business continues to succeed, so too does our dedication to sharing that success with others in the community.
The Kollosche Fund was set up for the sole purpose of giving back to the community, with a percentage of every sale our agents make feeding into the Fund to be redistributed to charities, sporting organisations or even individuals who are in need.
Local charity Serving Our People is one of our biggest beneficiaries, but this month Kollosche has also thrown its weight behind local sporting organisation the Broadbeach Cats Junior AFL Club and its emerging all-girls teams.
The Club is seeking to grow its junior membership and I hope that the sponsorship Kollosche provides will encourage more juniors to join. You can read more about it on page 16 and 17.
Sport is an excellent way in which to bring members of a local community together and AFL is a game in which all the family can take part.
We look forward to being able to help more clubs, organisations and individuals as the year progresses.