Mark McGill has been awarded the highest accolade in the real estate industry being announced as the 2014 REIQ Awards for Excellence – Salesperson of the Year, at a gala event held in Brisbane City hall.

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AMBER Werchon Property principal Amber Werchon has earned her share of awards over the years, but described her company’s victory at the REIQ Awards for Excellence in Brisbane on Friday night as the sweetest yet.

The Sunshine Coast agency was awarded Medium Residential Agency of the Year while employee Mark McGill was named Residential Salesperson of the Year.

About 500 finalists and guests, including Premier Campbell Newman and Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie, attended the gala event.

The REIQ awards are considered the pinnacle achievement for real estate practitioners in Queensland and are judged on professionalism and best practice.


“It’s always humbling to be a finalist, and we have been fortunate enough to be a finalist for the past five years, but to win is the ultimate honour and a true testament to the hard work and professionalism of my team who work at the highest level always to ensure we deliver the best service possible,” Ms Werchon said.

“Out of all the awards I’ve been fortunate enough to win, this one is particularly sweet because it’s a team award, it’s about all the wonderful individuals who work with me.

“I’m so proud of them, they are outstanding – this award is for all of us.”

Ms Werchon said Mr McGill’s win was credit to the fact he had a point of difference as a sales agent.

Mr McGill left his career as an architect four years ago and moved into real estate.

“Whilst the initial period was challenging, I had an inspiring and dedicated mentor in Amber Werchon,” he said.

“I have always worked with a strong, supportive team, and have undergone continual training.

“I have adopted Amber’s philosophy of ongoing personal and professional development and attend at least one sales training event each month,” he said.

Friday night’s winners will contest the national finals in Tasmania next month.

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