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Place Estate Agents named as REIQ Finalists

Thursday August 24, 2023 ● By Daisy Hicks // Place Estate Agents

Place Estate Agents are proud to have been named a finalist in the REIQ Awards for Excellence across 5 categories, a testament to our people's never-ending strive for success. Winners will be announced at the awards on October 28. 

Learn more about our finalists below!


Jacky Chu - Rising Star Salesperson Finalist

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Jacky is an Agent at Place Sunnybank who entered the industry and learned off of the highly respected Owen Chen prior to becoming a Lead Agent in his own right. His success has been exponential.


Michael Kafantaris - Rising Star Salesperson Finalist


Michael joined Place as a Business Development Manager before joining Team Aaron Woolard Property as a Sales Associate. It wasn't long before he outgrew this position and became a Lead Agent within the team. Michael has shown a commitment to his craft from day one, and is always going the extra mile to provide incredible service to his valued clients. 


Shannon Harvey - Residential Salesperson of the Year Finalist


Shannon has been an Agent at Place Bulimba for 20 years and is known in the community for her generosity to a variety of causes alongside being a fantastic agent. She has been named the REIQ Residential Salesperson of the Year for the last two consecutive years. 


Owen Chen - Residential Salesperson SEQ Settled Commissions

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Owen Chen is the Selling Director at Place Sunnybank, which he established with his wife Ping in 2016. Together, they lead a highly successful team of agents, property managers and administrators, and Owen remains one of the top agents in the area. 


Place Sunnybank - Medium Residential Agency of the Year

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Place Sunnybank have been consistent finalists in this category year-on-year and took home the title at last years awards. A deserving award for a hard-working and committed team. 


Place One Group - Large Residential Agency of the Year Finalist


A force to be reckoned with. This team are consistently recognised as the #1 office in Queensland for sales volume and settled commission, and as a breeding ground for some of the industries top performing agents. 

We are very excited for each of our deserving finalists. 


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