THE men in red from Broome to Esperance descended on the Hyatt last week for Elders Real Estate's annual conference.
There were about 190 representatives present at the big event, which concluded with a gala dinner where football and TV identity Chris Mainwaring was the brilliant master of ceremonies.
In attendance were company and franchise representatives from rural, regional and metropolitan areas, Elders real estate WA manager Peter Storch said.
The prized annual awards were also made at the dinner, with Peter paying tribute to his state-wide team.
"Congratulations to the winners and I thank you all for an outstanding performance, bearing in mind that we were 30pc up in sales on the previous financial year," he said.
"We are looking forward with optimism to the next 12 months."
A highlight at the conference was the address by guest speaker Andrew Horabin who gave a two-hour presentation entitled Success Less the Stress.
"He is a multi-award winning speaker specialising in people development and was excellent," Peter said.
Also attending the conference and dinner was Elders Real Estate national manager Brian Reid.
Elders Real Estate's overall Sales Person of the Year for the second year in succession was Brad McMeikan, Esperance.
The Farm Sales Person of the Year was Max Correy, Geraldton, with Les Chitty, Narrogin, as runner-up.
Residential Sales Person of the Year was Tony Rondoni, Katanning, with the runner-up being Chris Hills, Busselton, while the title of Office of the Year went to the Waroona branch.
Ian Henry, Bullsbrook, was named Rookie of the Year for first year sales and the award for Real Estate Excellence in Growth of a New Office went to Busselton.
The Franchise Office of the Year award went to Mandurah, while The West Australian-sponsored Franchise Sales Person of the Year title went to Renee Hardman, Mandurah, for the second year in succession.
Runners-up were Lee Parry, Mandurah, and Richard Izard, West Coast Central.
Ray Woodley from the Waroona office received an award for Real Estate Excellence.