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Aussies need to step up to the auctioneering challenge

24 Aug 12

REIA President Ms Pamela Bennett has called upon Australia’s finest auctioneers to put their best gavels forward for the Australasian Real Estate Institute’s Auctioneering Championships.
Ms Bennett says “”Auctioneering is a real and very important craft in our profession. It requires special personal skills such as charisma, presence and confidence. Not everyone can do it well but those who can are astonishing”.

Devised bidding processes in the Championships test the Auctioneers' aptitude, attention and ability to think on their feet. To be successful, competitors have to deal with a wide range of testing questions and unpredictable bids.

Conducted jointly by the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) and the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) - this year's Championships will be hosted by the Real Estate Institute of South Australia (REISA).

First held in 1993, the Championships provide a significant opportunity for both countries to showcase the best Auctioneers they have to offer. Last year, the overall winner was Mark Sumich from New Zealand.

Ms Bennett says “New Zealand is always fiercely competitive and it’ll be a real challenge for the Aussies this year”.

The 2012 heats and finals will be open to the public at the Adelaide Convention Centre October 1-4 with a Gala Dinner to be held at the National Wine Centre announcing the 2012 Winners.

To put your best gavel forward click here