We won! - 9th August 2007

If you’ll indulge me a quick departure from my normal policy of not using this space for self-promotion, it gives me great pleasure to announce that Century 21 Westside is the official winner of the 2007 Quest Business Achiever Awards in the category of Real Estate. And furthermore, that our dynamo office manager James Billing is the 2007 Quest Business Employee of the Year! This is an outstanding result for our team, but especially for James whose award cuts across all industries. And it’s entirely deserved because James has played an integral role in the momentum that has driven us from being a start-up enterprise three years ago to being two-time winners of the prestigious Quest Business Achiever Awards (we also won the Real Estate category in 2005 and were finalists in 2006). What does it take to be the leading real estate agency within a highly competitive local market? The key point of difference is business expertise. This is an industry that has necessarily evolved greatly since the days when just about anyone thought they could “have a go” at selling real estate; when deals were done over back fences and codes of conduct weren’t worth the beer coaster they were written on. Century 21 Westside operates as a business first and foremost – a business whose service is facilitating real estate transactions. That we also go the extra mile of personally assisting every client in making the business of moving as happy and stress-free as possible is what, I believe, sets us apart from the pack. Enough laurel-resting … there’s work to be done. Until next week … Gerard Baden-Clay, Principal Century 21 Westside