The following article was published in Manawatu Property Weekly Magazine 15 March 2018.
A little healthy competition in the office is one thing, but a national challenge from RE/MAX has seen outstanding results generated in Manawatu.
“Saying yes to peer-pressure is a good thing in the competitive sales arena,” says RE/MAX Go For Sold agent Carol Lewis. “Month after month RE/MAX release their national standings and at the end of the year this has whole-heartedly paid off for us at the national awards.”
Team Lewis of RE/MAX Go For Sold scooped the three top national team awards at the RE/MAX New Zealand 2018 sales rally in Auckland recently. Team Lewis is now the RE/MAX Number One sales team in New Zealand for Transactions, Number One sales team in New Zealand for Gross Settlements, and Number One sales team in New Zealand for the Special Achievement in Marketing. It’s a clean scoop Carol says reflects the strength and commitment of staying connected to the people you serve.
“Hooray for small and tightly-knit communities because we really know our patch in the local real estate market; we know the people and they know us,” Carol enthuses. “Locals have commented to us that these awards are so well deserved, that we work hard for it, and that we have delivered huge recognition for their tiny towns.”
Team Lewis is proud to be supervised by Pamela Lee Burge, Principal of RE/MAX Go For Sold. “She is a raving fan of our family operated business,” Carol continues with a big smile. “And special tribute must go to my daughter Deb Lewis, for her extensive behind the scene’s work.”
Carol’s son and fellow real estate sales person Mike Lewis points out the average sale price in the Rangitikei is minuscule compared with the bigger award-winning team centres of Flatbush, Auckland and in New Plymouth. “It’s all about having good working relationships, being respectful and having empathy for both clients and customers to pump-it-out, to get the job effectively done,” Mike explains. “It’s testimony to all our hard work and how it pays off to get the right sale price for our clients.” Mike also received GOLD CLUB AWARD and
Carol Lewis also received CHAIRMAN’S CLUB AWARD
Managing Director Michael Davoren opened the 2018 RE/MAX New Zealand Rally anticipating an exciting year of business growth ahead, reflecting on what had been a busy 2017.
“Today and tonight we celebrate the achievements of our network, our offices and our individuals; but digging deeper, we celebrate what is at the very core of RE/MAX. This is truly the franchise for independently-minded agents,” Davoren announced.
Caring and generous bidders raised more than $10,000 for children’s charity Variety at RE/MAX New Zealand’s annual awards gala. A donation from RE/MAX New Zealand rounded the figure nicely to $11,000.
RE/MAX New Zealand and RE/MAX Australia Managing Director, Michael Davoren says the past five years have been some of the most productive for growth, both within the New Zealand and Australian networks and within individual RE/MAX offices. Originating in 1973 in Denver, Colorado, the global RE/MAX network is now in more than 100 countries and territories.