Ian McArthur has finally pipped the competition at the post and been named as Elder’s number one rural salesperson in NSW.
Award winner: Gunnedah’s Ian McArthur was named as Elders number one rural salesperson in NSW for 2015.
After three years of coming second or third, Mr McArthur found he had made it to first place.
The award is based on commission figures for the 2015 year.
Mr McArthur was modest about his success, saying luck had a part to play in it, with the right property listings coming his way.
“Once you get the right listings you make the sale,” he said.
“I fing that Elders having a nationwide reputation helps my job because it is well recognised as a rural real estate agency.
“It also helps when you are speaking with overseas investors.”
It is Mr McArthur’s eighth year with Elders after he was talked into making the transition from farmer to realtor.
“My background was farming prior to selling real estate,” he said.
“I understand the rural industry and that makes it easy for me to communicate with the vendors and also the purchasers.”
He said he had planned to go into real estate a little later in life, but did not regret the move.
“When the opportunity came up, I gave it a shot and it has been rewarding since then,” Mr McArthur said.
“My listings vary from property to property and I enjoy looking at different properties and meeting different people.
“I like talking on the same level as they talk and then hopefully getting the result both the vendor and purchaser are hoping for at the end of the day.”
Mr McArthur said properties in Gunnedah had increased in value over the eight years he had been selling real estate, but it remained highly competitive to get the top listings that sold the most quickly.
The winners of the statewide Elders awards were announced recently in Sydney. Mr McArthur was away and was unable to make it to the awards ceremony, but now has the trophy to sit alongside the second and third awards already in his office.
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