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We look at what’s happening in Sunshine Coast property.

Awards boost confidence

First National Coastal’s general manager Shane Dawes, and principals Lisa and Paul Angell with their Top Ten Office award.

Sunshine Coast First National Real Estate offices were recognised for outstanding achievement at the General Excellence and Marketing Awards, held in Brisbane recently.

The awards recognised the best of First National’s Queensland agents throughout 2018, with the top 10 individuals and offices now vying for a national GEM Award, which includes a trip to the National Association of Realtors conference in San Francisco.

First National Coastal principal Paul Angell says the results show how successfully their staff leveraged the network’s customer acquisition strategy to overcome a changing market in 2018.

“Nothing beats hard work and a solid commitment to delivering for customers. That is exactly what our staff did in 2018,” he says.

First National Coastal’s Mooloolaba office placed in the Top Ten offices in Queensland for their achievements across all departments.

First National Carolans placed in the Top Ten offices in Queensland for the performance of their property management department.

First National Coastal’s Maroochydore office achieved the highest number of commercial exclusive listings, settled sales, gross sales and leasing commission for a medium-sized office.

Key staff members were recognised for their individual performances, including Narelle Filmer and Michael Kettle.

Silver awards in residential sales were given to Andy Sharma of First National Carolans, Shane Purssell of First National Coastal and Vanessa Brunton of First National Carolans. Amber Hackworthy of First National Coastal received a silver award for her performance in commercial sales.

A charity fundraising auction raised $10,500 towards Kids Helpline, a major new sponsorship initiative for First National Real Estate nationally in 2019.

Record-breaking sales at Avalon

Mosaic Property Group has achieved record-breaking sales across its showpiece award-winning, $103-million Avalon development on Duporth Avenue in Maroochydore, smashing its own $5.65-million record previously set for the same project.

Two whole-floor luxury penthouse residences on levels seven and eight have achieved between $5.65 million and $6 million, along with eight other sales for half-floor luxury apartments, ranging in price between $2.6 million and just under $3 million.

Officially launched in late 2018, the boutique luxury Avalon has already realised over $50 million in sales, with strong ongoing interest from local and interstate buyers and was recognised for setting a new benchmark in residential design, winning the inaugural Design Excellence award late last year from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Queensland).

Mosaic Property Group managing director Brook Monahan says the market sees this as an extremely special and very rare opportunity to secure brand-new product in “the dress circle” of Maroochydore.

“The site itself is rich in local history and we have spared no expense in ensuring we produce nothing but extraordinary for it,” he says.

Construction on Avalon is scheduled to commence in May this year.

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