In a delightful double whammy for Mudgee Signature Properties, celebrating five years of operation and then getting the news that Edwina Smith was nominated by the Real Estate Institute of NSW (REINSW) for Residential Property Manager of the year.
The REINSW is the peak industry body for real estate agents and property professionals in NSW and the nomination is a boon for Edwina and her business.
Edwina spoke to the Mudgee Guardian about her nomination.
"We're a smaller agency compared to some of the other nominees which have been nominated in Sydney. But I think with our award submission, I think people look at that. It's good. It's great to be recognized as a country town and obviously it puts Mudgee on the map again, which is really good," she said.
"We're really lucky in that way, to be nominated it's pretty exciting."
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Edwina said she wanted to stress that she wouldn't be here today without the support of her customers.
"A big thing for us in our five years... we wouldn't have been able to get here without our loyal tenants, and who have looked after the properties like their own, the tradespeople who've helped us obviously look after repairs and maintenance and obviously the Mudgee community as a whole," she said.
"We've been extremely lucky, we didn't come here, we're not Mudgee locals and to be accepted and embraced by the Mudgee community is fantastic and we're pretty proud of where we are today and I just wanted to say thank you to everybody that's helped us along the way."
Edwina wrote about the submission process on her website.
"As part of our submission, we were asked to name our significant achievement for the past financial year. For us, it was easy - we achieved our five-year operational goals, despite the challenging climate, while continuing to offer an outstanding service to clients," she wrote.
"When we started Signature Properties Mudgee in July 2015, we had no rent roll and were new to the area. But our commitment to our clients, willingness to go the extra mile and attention to detail has seen the business continue to grow annually, achieving its five-year plan in June 2020."
The winners will be announced in a gala night set to be held in October - COVID restrictions permitting.