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Australasia’s best vie for the ultimate gavel

20 Sep 12

South Australia will host the 2012 Australasian Auctioneering Championships next month in a week of frenzied calling, bidding and selling.

The annual competition, sponsored by realestate.com.au, showcases Australia and New Zealand’s best auctioneers and our State is certainly ready to take up the challenge!

Through hosting the championships, the Real Estate Institute of SA (REISA) has a week of real estate activities planned to highlight professionalism and put the top auctioneers through their paces.

REISA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Greg Troughton, said that a lot of work has gone into planning and hosting this event which ultimately declare a new Australasian champion.

“From South Australia, we have Michael Fenn of LJ Hooker Greenwich and Nick Baranikow of Harcourts Platinum representing us and I know both of these gentlemen will give the title a good shot,” he said.

“Being on home territory will hopefully give them that extra advantage as it would be wonderful for our State to be able to say we have the best auctioneer in Australasia in the field every weekend.”

The heats and finals are open, free of charge to the public, which gives everyone a chance to be involved in this high-profile event at the Adelaide Convention Centre (Theatre) on 3 & 4 October.

“There is an open invitation for people to attend this event. The Wednesday session is the heats and they will start at 10am and conclude at 4pm,” Mr Troughton said.

“On Thursday, the finals will be hosted from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, with the top 4 finalists battling it out for the coveted gavel.”

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