GROWING her business every year since entering the real estate industry has certainly been satisfying but clearly not enough of a challenge for EIS Property consultant Alison Rogers.
Amid the pandemic, she launched a complimentary business, too.
Alison has been named a finalist for the second year in a row at the REB Women in Real Estate Awards, having represented Tassie in the Newcomer category last year.
This year she will be competing against the best in the nation for the Sales Agent of the Year Award — Regional.
Alison said her new business, Stella Property Concierge, may have been among the reasons why she was named a finalist in the awards.
Stella handles everything from organising utility connections to gardeners, cleaners, packers — everything to do with moving in or out of a home, she said.
“The vision for Stella was to help people move house or prepare for sale with less stress, but also I launched it as a social enterprise to raise funds and build accommodation for homeless women,” she said.
Alison described herself as “still fairly new” in the industry having worked in real estate for three years.
“To be named a finalist alongside people from larger cities that have been in the industry for years and years was wonderful,” she said.
“For me, to be a finalist was an achievement in itself. I was absolutely chuffed when I heard the news.”
From excellence in customer service to the most prolific sales people, the annual REB Awards is certainly a time for celebration. This year’s event — happening tomorrow night — will be different to previous galas: it will be held online via live stream.
Alison plans to watch the event unfold with a small COVID-19 compliant number of friends, family, colleagues and clients at the EIS Property boardroom tomorrow night.
“We will be getting dressed up in our black tie gear and enjoying a cocktail party,” she said.
REB news editor Grace Ormsby said this year’s strong list of finalists had put a spotlight on the calibre of women who are working in the industry. She said inclusion as a finalist was an achievement, especially given the tough headwinds that have faced the property industry for much of 2020.
“We can’t wait to celebrate all of the amazing women who make real estate such a fantastic profession to be a part of,” Grace said.
Alongside Alison’s awards nomination, Launceston-based agency Key2 Property was a finalists in a number of categories: the Wellness Initiative of the Year award; Jenna Baker, Office Administrator of the Year; and Tameka Smith, Property Manager of the Year – Regional.