March 01, 2018

Proud Achievements for First National Newcastle City

February marks an exciting time for the Real Estate Industry as several industry achievements and awards are announced. We are proud to have received the following accolades at the recent NSW First National Awards.

3rd in NSW's Top 10 Offices

The highlight of this year's award season for me was seeing our team take out 3rd place in the NSW Top 10 Offices! This is an amazing achievement for us in only our second year of operation, and an increase on last year's 7th place. I am beyond proud of the team for striving for constant improvement. As we are still a young office, the award is a testament to our strong culture and team work.

Property Management Team - Highest Gain of Properties Under Management

On the other side of our business, we are extremely proud of our Property Management Team for winning the award for "Highest Gain of Properties Under Management" for small offices in NSW. Our experienced property management team have done an amazing job for their clients over the past 12 months, and it’s great to see them recognized.

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Kathryn Macansh and Cathy Simpson have worked hard to build First National Newcastle City's Property Management division. 

Sales Agents Recognised for their Outstanding Achievements

Luke Murdoch received a Gold Award for Sales in 2017. Luke’s energy and enthusiasm for property is obvious and it shows in the relationships he has with his clients. Congratulations to Luke, and I am sure there will be many more industry awards for him in the future.

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Luke Murdoch was recognised for excellence in Sales in NSW.

Roger Ingham also achieved a Silver Award for Sales. Roger is known for the incredible support he shows clients and when you work with Roger, you know he will be there from the initial interaction and for years to come.


Roger Ingham was proud to receive a Silver award for excellence in Sales in NSW.

First National’s NSW Salesperson of the Year

On a personal note, I was awarded Sales Person of the Year for the second year in a row. This is an achievement that I am honoured to receive but that could not have been possible without the amazing support of my team and my family.

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Whilst I was honoured to be recognised on the night, it is my time with clients that is most rewarding. 

RateMyAgent ranks customer satisfaction

Another honour that we truly value at First National Newcastle City, is to be recognised by RateMyAgent. The RateMyAgent Awards are based primarily on reviews from vendors and purchasers who have sold and purchased property in the last 12 months, as well as the total number of sold properties and total sales values for 2017.

 We believe that customer satisfaction should be the measuring stick for industry success so it is an honour to be named the #89 office in Australia, as well as the #5 office in the Newcastle & Hunter Region. 

It has also been a special achievement to be recognised as the number #49 most recommended agent in Australia, and the Top recommended agent in Merewether. There is strong competition in this section of the market and it is great to know I have got the support of the community.

We are so appreciative of our clients taking the time to provide the feedback on RateMyAgent, so thank you!

Kind regards,

George Rafty