REIT Schools Auctioneering Competition tests students

SOLD: Ben Grayson, 18, Dominic Sloane, 18, Andre Briffa, 18, and Clare Broomby, 18, compete the 2017 REIT Schools Auctioneering Competition. Picture: Tess Brunton
SOLD: Ben Grayson, 18, Dominic Sloane, 18, Andre Briffa, 18, and Clare Broomby, 18, compete the 2017 REIT Schools Auctioneering Competition. Picture: Tess Brunton

Do you have what it takes to auction off a house?

Four students, two from Launceston Church Grammar School and two from Scotch Oakburn College, tested their skills as 2017 Real Estate Institute of Tasmania Schools Auctioneering Competition.

The competition follows a school-based program, which gives students an idea of the process behind selling a property, delving into auctions, the relevant legislation while giving them practical experience.

Launceston Church Grammar School student Andre Briffa, 18, took out the 2017 Real Estate Institute of Tasmania Schools Auctioneering Competition, sending him onto a national auctioneering competition next month. Picture: Tess Brunton

Launceston Church Grammar School student Andre Briffa, 18, took out the 2017 Real Estate Institute of Tasmania Schools Auctioneering Competition, sending him onto a national auctioneering competition next month. Picture: Tess Brunton

Held at Launceston Church Grammar School, the students were all given the same brief – auction off a property in front of a panel of judges and live audience.

Andre Briffa, 18, took out the title and will compete at the Australiasian competition in South Australia in September.

Auctioneering was a “whole new world”, which he was now considering as a potential future career after the program, Mr Briffa said.