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In This Issue:
1.  Homenet Conference, 12 – 15 June 2005, Wild Coast Sun

This year, Homenet's annual conference was held at the superb venue of Wild Coast Sun. It was a memorable conference for all delegates, filled with learning, networking opportunities and led to lots of new referral contacts and friends being made, as well as the sharing of a whole lot of good times, laughter and fun!



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2.   HOMENET'S AWARD WINNERS….

FOUR IN A ROW FOR TOP CENTURION AGENTS
 
Pieter Maritz of Homenet VWB is the group's 2005 Top Achiever for residential sales

For an amazing fourth year in a row, the top Homenet award for residential sales has come home to Centurion with Pieter and Joey Maritz, the dynamic couple who head up leading local agency Homenet VWB.

This year, the Top Achiever trophy for the highest amount of commission generated from residential sales went to Pieter, who also won it in 2003.

Joey, who claimed the trophy last year and in 2002, took third place in the commissioned earned category this year and was also named as one of top 10 performers in the residential units sold category.

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DOUBLE HONOURS FOR BELLVILLE PRINCIPAL
 

Western Cape estate agency principal Pieter Smith has just pulled off a double win to become the giant Homenet group's top development sales person of 2005.

Smith, owner of Homenet PSPG in Belville, pipped hundreds of colleagues in other Homenet offices around the country to claim the group's 2005 Top Achiever awards for development sales in both the units sold and commission earned categories.

The awards were presented at Homenet's recent national convention, where Arno de Goede, also... 

Pieter Smith of Homenet PSPG in Belville is the group's top development sales agent of 2005, having recently scooped the Top Achiever awards in both the units sold and commission earned categories. With him is Ronel Muller of Bond Choice.



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NATIONAL HONOURS FOR MIDRAND AGENTS

Homenet Midrand co-principal Ron Thomas, right, and son Deane. The agency claimed four of the top sales awards at the group's recent annual conference.

Top selling estate agent Wendy Redl of Homenet Midrand has beaten stiff competition from colleagues in more than 160 other Homenet agencies around the country to be named as one of the group's top two residential sales achievers for 2005.

Her award was presented at the group's recent national convention, where she also notched up a third place in the residential units sold category.

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EAST LONDON AGENCY A STAR PERFORMER
 
Homenet Cornerstone principal Lance Gous, left, was presented with a special award for outstanding bond support by Ed Grondel and Roland Lange of
First National Bank.

East London agency Homenet Cornerstone has emerged as a star corporate performer in the giant Homenet group, having brought home eight top accolades from the group's recent national awards ceremony.

The agency's Elizabeth Wright and Dina Anvari started the ball rolling when they were placed among the top residential sales achievers in both the units sold and commission generated categories.

Sterling sales over the past 12 months then enabled it to scoop all three of the First National Bank, Nedbank and Standard Bank trophies awarded for outstanding support by a Homenet agency over the past 12 months.

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NATIONAL HONOURS FOR ‘MARITZBURG AGENTS
 
Elsie Rainier and Albie Timmerman of Homenet 1st Realtors in Pietermartizburg, which won the national Standard Bank prize for the highest number of new home loans registered in the past 12 months.

Jane Folker of Pietermaritzburg agency Homenet Agriplan has just been named as the Homenet group's top agricultural sales agent - for a remarkable fourth year running.

Her achievement was announced at Homenet's recent annual conference, where another local agency, Homenet 1st Realtors, won the national award presented by Standard Bank for the highest number of new home loans registered in the past 12 months as a result of agency referrals.


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NATIONAL HONOURS FOR LOCAL AGENCY
 

Top selling local agent Cecile Beetge, of Homenet Potchefstroom, has beaten stiff competition from colleagues in more than 160 other Homenet agencies around the country to be named as one of the group's top 10 residential unit sales achievers of 2005.

Pieter and Santi Britz of Homenet Potchefstroom, which was presented with a special Absa award made in recognition of the agency's outstanding support in generating new home loan business over the past 12 months.


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NATIONAL HONOURS (AGAIN) FOR KRIEL AGENT
 
Cheryl Kasselman of Homenet Kriel is the group's Top Achiever of 2005 in the residential units sold category

Mpumalanga estate agent Cheryl Kasselman has just scooped the Homenet national trophy for highest number of residential units sold - for the second year in a row.

Kasselman, who works exclusively in the small town of Kriel, pipped hundreds of colleagues in other Homenet offices around the country to claim her 2005 Top Achiever award, which was presented at the group's recent national convention.

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3.   HOMENET APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR
 
Homenet chairman Robert Ketjen and national manager Brenda Shrimpton congratulate Dr Willie Marais, right, on his appointment to the Homenet board of directors.

Homenet, South Africa's biggest estate agency group, has appointed a new member to its board of directors.

Dr Willie Marais, who is the principal of Homenet Maxima in Pretoria, was elected to the position during the group's 14th annual national conference held recently in KwaZulu-Natal.


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4.   STANDARD BANK TO SPONSOR HOMENET ACADEMY
 
Class of 2005: There were more than 80 graduates from the Homenet Academy this year. In recognition of the contribution
that the Academy makes to raising service standards in the real estate industry, Standard Bank has committed to a two-year sponsorship of the institution.
 

In recognition of the contribution that the Homenet Training Academy makes to raising service standards in the real estate industry, Standard Bank has committed to a two-year sponsorship of the institution.

The sponsorship was announced this week during Homenet's annual national conference, attended by some 500 delegates from more than 160 offices around the country.

Established in 1995 on the premise that the best agents are the best-trained agents, the training academy continues to distinguish Homenet today as the only South African estate agency group with a full-time, fully-fledged training “college” for its members.

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5.   CONFERENCE PICTURES……
The other Austin Powers, Dr Evil and the inimitable "Bond Girls". You figure it out.
The team fancy-dress prize went to the extended Incredibles family (including all the cousins) and was presented by Austin Powers, cunningly disguised as John Rivers-Moore of Standard Bank.
Absa Bank was represented at the conference by Agent Rachel Wall and a very slick team of Men in Black (with red underwear) - here to save the universe from slow approvals and high interest rates...


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6.   QUOTE OF THE MONTH…..

There's no business that's not show business!!!


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