Principal joins a Hall of Fame
CHRISTIE Leet has been recognised as the winner of the PRDnationwide Douglas Hall of Fame Award for his contribution to the real estate giant.
Principal of the Whitsunday franchise, Mr Leet was presented with his award last weekend on the Gold Coast in front of more than 320 of his industry peers and international delegates.
Having been in real estate since 1987 and part of PRD since 1997, Mr Leet said he was proud of his achievement.
"It's probably the biggest award in the PRD awards night and it's an award given by the founders of PRD who are the best real estate agents and developers in Queensland, if not, Australia," he said.
"To be recognised by them as having made a contribution to the franchise is a big award to me."
PRDnationwide chairman and managing director, Tony Braiser said Mr Leet deserved the award.
"PRDnationwide has more than 115 franchise offices and over 900 property professionals across Australia," Mr Braiser said.
"To be named as the winner of the Douglas Hall of Fame Award is a very prestigious honour."
Mr Leet said in order to be chosen for the award, workers had to be with PRD for at least 10 years or ideally 20 and must be a contributor to the franchise network as well as a high performing business.
PRD is celebrating its 40th year and Mr Leet said it had been the top real estate agency nationally for five years.
Mr Leet said his franchise was no ordinary agency.
"It recognises the Whitsundays as a lifestyle destination, a project destination so it's different to normal real estate agencies that just buy and sell houses," he said.
"We design things, conceptualise things, visualise things and understand what the market wants and we give it to them."
Mr Leet said the best thing about working in real estate was being able to interact with a wide range of people.
"It's amazing how many people you meet," he said.
"You can learn something from everyone."