The finalists for the 2021 Real Estate Business Awards have been announced, with three Northern agencies ranking among the nation's best.
Key2 Property are finalists in two categories: Property Management Business of the Year (six or less property managers) and Social and Community Service Program of the Year.
Key2 Property's Tameka Smith is in the running for Regional Principal of the Year and Regional Property Manager of the Year, with Jenna Baker a finalist in the Office Administrator of the Year category.
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Ms Smith said it was the "perfect cap off to a pretty ordinary year".
"Makes all the hard work and sacrifice this year absolutely worth it," she said.
"These are national awards, awards that capture all of the agencies, not just those that are in the agency body - so to be shortlisted, especially Jenna out of six finalists, out of everybody in Australia is a phenomenal achievement"
Ms Baker said it was humbling to be a finalist in her category.
"It definitely means a lot to me, that I have the support of my team and it's a great honour," she said.
One Agency's Naaman Fraser is a finalist in the Regional Property Manager of the Year and Business Development Manager (Property Management) of the Year categories.
After almost not entering the awards, Mr Fraser said being a finalist "meant the world" and he hoped he could inspire other young people to take up a career in the industry.
"I don't really have words to describe it - I never thought I would have a shot up against such astonishing people in the industry," he said.
"A lot of the finalists are business owners, people with 10+ years experience on me, so it goes to show that the hard work you can put in really pays off - I'd love to become a mentor to someone who has hunger like me, give them the direction to get their start."
Harrison Humphreys were finalists in three categories. Director Tom Harrison said the recognition came as a shock.
"It's been quite stressful this year, with how many challenges we've faced as an industry," he said.
"I have a fantastic team and it's great to have them acknowledged for their good attitudes and having such resilience."
Winners will be announced via a livestream event on January 28.
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