The McGrath Caloundra team has been named as finalists for three 2019 REIQ (Real Estate Institute of Qld) Awards for Excellence. To be held on 16 March 2019 in Brisbane, the REIQ Awards for Excellence will recognise the real estate profession’s top performers across the state. The REIQ Awards for Excellence aims to encourage, recognise and promote excellence and best practice in the profession.

In all, there are 20 awards across both agency and individual categories and the McGrath Caloundra team are finalists in two agency awards; Medium Residential Agency of the Year and the Community Service Award. The Medium Residential Agency of the Year award recognises excellence in agency practice in the residential sector, where an agency employs between 11 and 20 people (inclusive), and is a business with a single location. The prestigious Community Service award recognises the outstanding contribution of accredited agencies or individuals involved in community service.

McGrath Caloundra recently reached a remarkable new milestone, donating more than $125,000 to 110 not-for-profit organisations since 1 January 2017, as part of its Community Giveback Program. The Community Giveback program involves a $500 donation at settlement to a not-for-profit, school or sporting organisation that the client nominates. Along with the monetary donations, the team also consistently donates their time to charities that they each have a personal connection with.

In addition to the two finalist awards for the office, Mrs Hedley-Ward has been recognised herself as a finalist in the Residential Salesperson of the Year Category. This will be the third time she has been a finalist for this prestigious award which recognises the best salesperson across the state.

Christopher Mourd, Head of McGrath Franchise Network said: “We are proud to have Jodie as an integral part of the McGrath team. Her energy, commitment and professionalism are without peer. We are delighted that she is being recognised as one of the industry’s leading principals.”

Jodie was also the 2017 Sunshine Coast Corporate Businesswoman of the Year and has received numerous awards since opening McGrath Caloundra together with her husband David in 2016.

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