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Real estate agent named best in state

By Mark Beale

RAY White Whitsunday residential sales agent Steve Marks has punched well beyond his weight when it comes to sales figures for the month of July.

At a monthly staff breakfast, held at the Village Deli last week, it was announced that Mr Marks ranked number one in Ray White Queensland for the number of settled sales and number nine in the state for the dollar value of settled properties for July.

Ray White Whitsunday Principal Mark Beale said this was an amazing feat for someone competing with about 1000 Ray White Queensland sales agents across 160 offices, including those in the state’s capital and those who specialise in waterfront real estate.

“I’m very proud of Steve – he’s worked hard in real estate for about seven years and is always striving to improve his business and it’s great to see someone in a small regional area competing with the major metropolitan centres,” Mr Beale said.

Mr Marks described himself as “pretty shocked” to receive the news.

“It’s a big result,” he said.

“We all try hard up here but we don’t have a massive market to work in and the average sales price is probably a third [of Brisbane or the Gold Coast].”

Mr Marks, who settled 11 properties, worth millions of dollars in the month of July, said his figures this year had been the best yet.

As a result, he is now on track to become one of the company’s ‘elite performers’ in the top two per cent.

“It’s a real privilege to be an elite performer for Ray White Whitsunday, so that’s my goal this year,” he said.

By the end of August Mr Marks had settled $16 million in real estate for the year to date.

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