Raine and Horne Cleveland office, agent Jan Goetze win gongs at company's Queensland awards

A CLEVELAND estate agency and salesperson have been rewarded for a successful 2020, winning gongs at Raine and Horne's state awards ceremony.

WINNERS: Michelle West, Jan Goetze, David Paterson and Shanna Dale from Cleveland's Raine and Horne office pose with their trophy at the company's awards ceremony. Photo: supplied

WINNERS: Michelle West, Jan Goetze, David Paterson and Shanna Dale from Cleveland's Raine and Horne office pose with their trophy at the company's awards ceremony. Photo: supplied

Jan Goetze took home a top salesperson award, while the company's Cleveland base was recognised with one of four office gongs given away on the night.

Ms Goetze said she was excited to win the salesperson award, having never done so with Raine and Horne.

She said sales were up in the last six months of 2020 and expected more of the same this year.

"There is a stock shortage and a high demand for properties," she said "We've been very busy so far."

Raine and Horne general manager Steve Worrad said the awards were the first time the Raine and Horne group had been able to get together since before the pandemic.

He said the top performing offices in Queensland had benefited from homeowners shifting away from the capital cities to regional areas.

"Yield-hungry investors increasingly identified the strong returns available in regional Queensland," he said.

"If you buy a three bedroom house for $215,000 and secure a weekly rent of $350, then that is better than money in the bank.

"Our best offices are also led by strong principals and chockful of good agents and are using all our market-leading products ... "

Ms Goetze said her colleagues were looking to go bigger and better in 2021.

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