Harry Li runner up in Victorian Auctioneers comp for 2012

Victoria is the residential auction capital of Australia and, as a result, buyers and sellers expect not only an interesting auction but one that gets the best return possible for the owner.

The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) conducts a yearly competition to find the best novice, senior and commercial/industrial auctioneers in Victoria. The purpose of this competition is twofold: it helps estate agents to develop and improve their skills; and it allows the industry an opportunity to highlight the skills needed to conduct a successful auction – and achieve the highest return for the vendor.

Entrants are judged by some of Victoria’s most experienced auctioneers on their understanding of the laws and regulations that relate to property transactions, along with their ability to run the auction and present the property professionally.

McDonald Real Estate had two finalists among the five auctioneers who qualified for the final of the Senior Auctioneers Competition for 2012, with both Michael Choi from our Aspendale Gardens office and Harry Li from our Springvale Office qualifying for the final for the second year in succession.

After a series of heats, the senior final was held on Wednesday July 18, with Harry Li being adjudged runner up.

Harry’s performance in the final was superb, conducting a brilliant auction with a high degree of technical proficiency, professionalism and skill. These skills are often on display every Saturday in Springvale and surrounding suburbs as Harry consistently gets outstanding results on auction day for his vendors. Harry and Michael both put in countless hours training together and honing their craft, so to be considered among the best five auctioneers in the state is excellent recognition for all the work that they put in.

Harry and this year’s winner will represent Victoria and compete to become the best auctioneer in Australia and New Zealand at the Australasian Real Estate Institutes’ Auctioneering Championship, held in Adelaide from October 2-4.

The last time a Victorian won the title was in 2005, so we have huge hopes that Harry can break the drought!

All at McDonald Real Estate congratulate both Harry and Michael on their efforts.