The Award Categories

The 2020 Annual REA Excellence Awards consist of 15 Awards across three key themes:

Submission-based awards are assessed by a panel of highly qualified judges using a robust framework that ensures the application process is equitable and impartial. Our new set of awards powered by REA data are ranked based on on-site performance. All categories are free to enter.

Residential Real Estate Agents & Property Managers

Residential real estate agents and property managers who are customers of REA Group:

  • Agency of the Year

This award is geared towards acknowledging the best in class Residential agency that demonstrates service and marketing excellence, business innovation and supports their local communities. A submission is required for this award.

  • Top Agents

NEW IN 2020 – This award recognises the best Residential sales agent in each State, based on factors that consumers find most important when selecting an agent – the number of properties they’ve sold, value of properties sold and their Agent Ratings and Reviews. This award is powered by REA data and all eligible customers will be automatically be in the running, a submission is not required.

  • Property Manager of the Year 

This individual award is geared towards acknowledging the best in class property manager, business development manager or leasing agent who goes above and beyond for their clients, demonstrates innovative business strategies and achieves great outcomes for their business. A submission is required for this award.

  • Game Changer of the Year

This is a group Award. The Award is designed to recognise companies/organisations who have disrupted the status quo to deliver on a business objective or solve a broader market issue. This could be through; tech advancements, changing the customer experience or service and providing solutions for new or existing business/market need that has resulted in commercial gain and/or benefit for the industry or local community. This year the criteria will have a focus on innovation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A submission is required for this award.

  • Contribution to Community

This Award is designed to recognise companies and individuals supporting not-for-profit organisations or initiatives in their local community – either through charitable donations or commitment to local community groups and initiatives. Please describe one initiative or program your company has spearheaded over the 2020 calendar year and how you have delivered against this. Please clearly describe the objective, the outcome and its value to the community. A submission is required for this award.

  • Most Influential Woman in the Property Market

The ‘Most Influential Woman in the Property Market’ award has been designed to recognise the exceptional women in the property industry, recognising their individual contribution through outstanding leadership, mentorship, service and marketing excellence. At their core, the winner of this award represents a culture of courage and innovation as they drive change within the industry. A submission is required for this award.

 

Commercial Real Estate Agents

Commercial real estate agents who are customers of REA Group:

  • Agency of the Year

This award is geared towards acknowledging the best in class Commercial agency that demonstrates service and marketing excellence, business innovation and supports their local communities. A submission is required for this award.

  • Top Agents – Sale

NEW IN 2020 – This award recognises the best Commercial ‘For Sale’ agents in each State, based on campaign results across 2020. This award is powered by REA data and all eligible customers will be automatically be in the running, a submission is not required.

  • Top Agents – Lease

NEW IN 2020 – This award recognises the best Commercial ‘For Lease’ agents in each State, based on campaign results across 2020. This award is powered by REA data and all eligible customers will be automatically be in the running, a submission is not required.

  • Game Changer of the Year

This is both an individual and group award. The award is designed to recognise companies/organisations who have disrupted the status quo to deliver on a business objective or solve a broader market issue. This could be through; innovation, tech advancements, changing the customer experience or service and providing solutions for new or existing business/market need that has resulted in commercial gain and/or benefit for the industry or local community. This year the criteria will have a focus on innovation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A submission is required for this award.

  • Contribution to Community

This Award is designed to recognise companies and individuals supporting not-for-profit organisations or initiatives in their local community – either through charitable donations or commitment to local community groups and initiatives. Please describe one initiative or program your company has spearheaded over the 2020 calendar year and how you have delivered against this. Please clearly describe the objective, the outcome and its value to the community. A submission is required for this award.

  • Most Influential Woman in the Property Market

The ‘Most Influential Woman in the Property Market’ award has been designed to recognise the exceptional women in the property industry, recognising their individual contribution through outstanding leadership, mentorship, service and marketing excellence. At their core, the winner of this award represents a culture of courage and innovation as they drive change within the industry. A submission is required for this award.

Developers, Home Builders and Project Marketers

Apartment Developers, Land Estate Developers, Retirement Developers or Operators, Home Builders, Project Marketers & Media Agencies (representing Developer & Builder clients), who are customers of REA Group:

  • Apartment Campaign of the Year

NEW IN 2020 – This Award recognises excellence in marketing an off-the-plan apartment development. This award is powered by REA data and all eligible customers will be automatically be in the running, a submission is not required.

  • Builder Campaign of the Year

NEW IN 2020 – This Award recognises excellence in marketing a by a new home builder. This award is powered by REA data and all eligible customers will be automatically be in the running, a submission is not required.

  • Land Campaign of the Year

NEW IN 2020 – This Award recognises excellence in marketing a land estate development. This award is powered by REA data and all eligible customers will be automatically be in the running, a submission is not required.

  • Marketer of the Year

This is an individual award. This award is designed to highlight best practice in marketing execution, acknowledging an individual that has delivered measurable and impactful marketing campaigns and customer satisfaction over the 2020 calendar year. Consider looking at customer experience, new, repeat and referred business and overall project and business brand results. All portfolio types and sizes will be considered. A submission is required for this award.

  • Game Changer of the Year

This is a group Award. The Award is designed to recognise companies/organisations who have disrupted the status quo to deliver on a business objective or solve a broader market issue. This could be through; tech advancements, changing the customer experience or service and providing solutions for new or existing business/market need that has resulted in commercial gain and/or benefit for the industry or local community. This year the criteria will have a focus on innovation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A submission is required for this award.

  • Contribution to Community

This Award is designed to recognise companies and individuals supporting not-for-profit organisations or initiatives in their local community – either through charitable donations or commitment to local community groups and initiatives. Please describe one initiative or program your company has spearheaded over the 2020 calendar year and how you have delivered against this. Please clearly describe the objective, the outcome and its value to the community. A submission is required for this award.

  • Most Influential Woman in the Property Market

The ‘Most Influential Woman in the Property Market’ award has been designed to recognise the exceptional women in the property industry, recognising their individual contribution through outstanding leadership, mentorship, service and marketing excellence. At their core, the winner of this award represents a culture of courage and innovation as they drive change within the industry. A submission is required for this award.

Media Agencies and Clients

REA Group customers who purchase advertising on our sites outside of property listings (for example, display, content, sponsorships):

  • Agency of the Year

This is a group award. This award is geared towards acknowledging the best in class Media Agency within the key AREAs award categories of innovation, community, service & marketing excellence. Recognising achievements based on all types of agency sizes. A submission is required for this award.

  • Integrated Brand Campaign of the Year

This award recognises companies that have achieved outstanding results through integrated advertising initiatives that demonstrate excellence in delivering a powerful brand message. This could include, but is not limited to, video content, native editorial content, interactive ad units, resulting in a brand campaign that created real impact and achieved outstanding results. The campaign you are nominating for must have had a presence on an REA Group platform. A submission is required for this award.

  • Game Changer of the Year

This is a group Award. The Award is designed to recognise companies/organisations who have disrupted the status quo to deliver on a business objective or solve a broader market issue. This could be through; tech advancements, changing the customer experience or service and providing solutions for new or existing business/market need that has resulted in commercial gain and/or benefit for the industry or local community. This year the criteria will have a focus on innovation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A submission is required for this award.

  • Contribution to Community

This Award is designed to recognise companies and individuals supporting not-for-profit organisations or initiatives in their local community – either through charitable donations or commitment to local community groups and initiatives. Please describe one initiative or program your company has spearheaded over the 2020 calendar year and how you have delivered against this. Please clearly describe the objective, the outcome and its value to the community. A submission is required for this award.

  • Most Influential Woman in the Property Market

The ‘Most Influential Woman in the Property Market’ award has been designed to recognise the exceptional women in the property industry, recognising their individual contribution through outstanding leadership, mentorship, service and marketing excellence. At their core, the winner of this award represents a culture of courage and innovation as they drive change within the industry. A submission is required for this award.