Rising stars and top achievers recognised

Celebrating the best performers of 2020-21, some 400 Ray White and Loan Market members gathered at the annual awards held at Crown Perth on August 19.

Based on the highest settled commission, Ray White Dalkeith Claremont once again took home the prize for top sales office, as well as being awarded the Business Growth – office award.

On the individual award front, Ray White Dalkeith Claremont Principal Vivien Yap won multiple awards both in Australia and internationally.

For the fourth year in a row since joining the powerhouse group, Ms Yap was crowned the top principal in 2021, the top principal in Australia, number two across all of Ray White internationally and the Tony Fountain Top Auction Listing Award, along with the Business Growth – individual award.

Speaking about her wins, Ms Yap said it was a dream come true for her to be crowned number one in Australia.

“It’s always good to be recognised when you put in the hard work, and what we have here at the Dalkeith Claremont office is a culture that you just can’t replicate anywhere else,” she said.

“Within our office we are very close, and I’m just so glad to have a job that I actually enjoy so much. All of us actually truly enjoy each other’s company and that just makes work so much more fun.

“I am very proud of my team. We have an extremely cohesive team and we communicate extremely well all the time. I couldn’t be where I am today without them – they are part of my family.

“I am looking forward to developing more great people within the Ray White Dalkeith Claremont and Vivien Yap Exclusive Projects environment.”

Named the top principal by number of sales, Elise Corby from Ray White Rockingham Baldivis was also crowned number three in the international rankings.

By number of sales, Vicktor Sutrisno of Ray White Applecross was the top sales agent.

Ray White Whiteman & Associates Sales Associate Mathew Durham was named the John Seddon Rising Star, while Richard and Narelle Naulls from Ray White Karratha were awarded the Ross Whiteman Cup.

“Richard and Narelle have run the top property management business in Western Australia for six years in succession,” Ray White WA CEO Mark Whiteman said.

“They have a fantastic leadership position in the Pilbara. In addition to being great performers, they are committed to their colleagues and they’ve been great supporters in tough times for the whole group.

“Their commitment to their community and the enormous generosity they’ve shown in supporting some fantastic causes, in particular the Mother’s Day Classic raising money for cancer research, is to be commended.

“Still in the prime of their careers, they are having a deep impact on the broader group, which makes them wonderful recipients of the Ross Whiteman Award.”

Mr Whiteman said despite the challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 situation, this team continued to be extremely active in their community.

“Not just through the number of local schools, clubs and event sponsorships, but also their fundraising efforts to support Breast Cancer Care WA – a cause close to many of the team, with their own personal stories that they draw inspiration from – as well as many other local charities that support children’s organisations and other vulnerable members of the community,” he said.

“It’s so great to see all the hard work from previous years start to reap some rewards for our wonderful members. It’s so easy to forget, because of COVID-19, that we were already in a tough market, but all our members should be commended for their resilience and are now seeing the rewards.

“The past year’s results are not only a reflection of the hard work of our members, but also the huge personal commitment made by the White family too.”

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