• Adam Piller wins 2018 REIWA Auctioneering Championships

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    REIWA’s annual Gift of the Gavel Auctioneering Championships concluded on 20 June, with Adam Piller from Caporn Young Estate Agents taking out first place.

    REIWA CEO Neville Pozzi said the Auctioneering Championships showcased WA’s talent in the auction space.

    “While auctions remain a niche segment of the Western Australian sales market, they are becoming increasingly popular with sellers who are wanting their listing to stand out in a competitive market,” Mr Pozzi said.

    Held at REIWA Head Office in Subiaco, the Institute’s Auctioneering Championships saw a selection of WA’s best auctioneers battle it out for the 2018 title.

    “This year’s championships showcased the auction talent we have on display here in WA and I’d like to thank all of our participants for their role in helping to lift the profile of auctioneering in WA,” Mr Pozzi said.

    “Congratulations to Mr Piller on winning the 2018 championship title and setting the standard of excellence in WA for auctioneering. His performance serves as a great benchmark for his colleagues.

    “I’d also like to congratulate our runner-up, and last year’s winner, Tom Esze from tomesze.com for his second place achievement and fine performance,” Mr Pozzi said.

    Mr Piller and Mr Esze will both represent REIWA at the 2018 Australasian Auctioneering Championships in Auckland this October.

    In the novice category of the Championships held on 13 June, Prash Nayar from Harcourts Integrity took out top honours for the second year in a row. Mr Nayar was presented with his award at the senior category championships.

    Image: REIWA Deputy President Damian Collins with 2018 Auctioneering Championship winner Adam Piller.