Sue Ward of LJ Hooker Ormeau wins Ormeau Agent of The Year in the RateMyAgent 2018 Agent of the Year Awards!

I am very excited to share with you the announcement that I have won the prestigious award of 2018 RMA Agent of the Year in Ormeau! This puts me in the top 7% of all agents throughout Australia.

These awards, which are the largest real estate awards in Australia, recognise those agents and agencies that have ranked the highest based on customer reviews and feedback.

In such a competitive market with many ethical agents, I’m delighted to be named the Agent of The Year in the Ormeau market. This award recognizes our dedication to providing exceptional service with unfailing integrity. My Team and I work tirelessly to change the way our local property market view real estate.

I’m not in the business of selling homes; I’m in the business of helping my clients achieve their goals, making their life a little easier during the process and helping put a smile of their faces while doing so. We’re thrilled so many of our clients appreciate our work and have rated us using the RateMyAgent site. To be voted number one by your customers is a real testament to the service we provide.

The RateMyAgent Agent of the Year Awards compare over 32,000 agents and agencies across the country.  They highlight the leading real estate agents and agencies in each suburb, city and state across Australia, and on a national level.

The Agent of the Year Awards are the largest real estate awards in Australia, and the only awards to use customer reviews and recommendations to rank agents. The awards also recognise leading agents on a suburb, state, city, and national level to help sellers choose their leading local agents. All reviews on ratemyagent.com.au are verified and attached to the property listing they relate to ensuring that the information provided is unique to the agent and from a genuine property seller or buyer.

is Australia’s No. 1 real estate agent ratings and statistics website. It provides recommendations, rankings and reviews for real estate agents in Australia. Started in 2014 the company now has over 32,000 claimed agent and agency profiles and is a leading consumer site for people looking for transparency in the real estate industry.

For a full list of winners visit: ratemyagent.com.au/agent-awards-2018

View my RateMyAgent profile here https://www.ratemyagent.com.au/real-estate-agent/sue-ward-bw488/reviews




And the Award goes to…

“The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile” – Julia Child.

We’ve had a lot going on in the last few weeks, so much so, that it seems like July (and now August) have absolutely flown past. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, considering that we’re heading towards the warmer months. And who doesn’t like the sunshine?

From the 13th to the 15th of August, the LJ Hooker Summit for 2017 was held at The Star on the Gold Coast. A fantastic industry event, it allowed us to chart and fine tune our business plans for the immediate future. We were also treated to a fantastic night celebrating achievements of LJ Hooker offices and employees.

LJ Hooker Ormeau was very grateful to receive two surprises on the night, the first from being part of the Gold Coast Cell of LJ Hooker Offices, which received the International Best Cell Award. Grouped with other offices in Broadbeach, Broadwater, Burleigh Heads, Coolangatta, Tweed, Coomera, Currumbin, Helensvale, Mudgeeraba, Nerang, Pacific Pines, Palm Beach, Paradise Point, Robina, Southport, Surfers Paradise and Yarrabilba, this award is the result of a lot of hard work by every person who works in any of these offices. To be recognised for the work that we enjoy as much as play makes it all worthwhile, and we feel extremely blessed to be able to work in conjunction with these offices and staff.

The second surprise was LJ Hooker Ormeau receiving the World Champion Community Relationship Award. As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, my dear readers, this award comes about not only through the dedication of the entire team in our office, but also from the unceasing, incredible and ongoing support that we receive from our loving community. Without all of you, we wouldn’t enjoy our jobs nearly as much as we do.

And so, from our entire team, thank you. Thank you for the kind words, thank you for the support, thank you for our ongoing relationships, and thank you for allowing us to not only be a part of your lives, but to want to share in ours.

We couldn’t do it without you.

Until next time,



It was a Throwback to the 80’s – cue the music

“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do” – Jane Austen


We work tirelessly in our industry, simply because we love what we do. Every single day is filled with the most amazing chances – the chance to introduce someone to their dream home, the chance to meet a new or established business in our community, the chance to hear the most fantastic and heart-warming life stories from people we meet when we’re showing houses.


We are in this profession because we have found like-minded people to work with, who share the same passions and drive that we do. We are not in it for rewards, we do our jobs the way we do because we enjoy it.


Having said that, a little recognition can be greatly appreciated.


Every year, LJ Hooker hosts awards nights throughout the country, to recognise and celebrate the achievements that we reach by doing our jobs. Such an awards night was recently held on June 17th.


The awards nights are always a fun thing to attend. There is always a theme, with the 2017 theme being the 80’s. Cue the Neon, the side pony tails, the leg warmers – all paired with more formal attire. In itself, an eclectic combination that led to some astounding (but memorable) outfits for the festivities.


As the evening progresses, with so much yummy edible food, we are given the opportunity to meet up with other agents, property managers, administrators and principals working in real estate throughout Queensland. Some are old friends, some are new friends, but everyone is in the mood to mingle and generally let their hair down.


LJ Hooker Ormeau was blessed to receive two awards. The first award was for the Top Business Administration, and it went to our beautiful, humble Tammie Cory-Jones.


The work that Tammie does can often be overlooked by the general person on the street. She is the one that runs things behind the scenes – she ensures that the advertising is booked, the in-house marketing is ordered and sent out, the contracts are out on time to all parties, the events are booked and much, much more.


Tammie, to say that we are so proud and thrilled that you received this award is an understatement. You work so hard, and to see you recognised at this level has us all wanting to reach for a champagne bottle to celebrate. Congratulations!

tammie award

The second award that LJ Hooker Ormeau received for the Top Community Relationship Award. And for this, my lovely readers, the thanks goes to you.


community award

Every single person in our office has their own relationships with our special community, and we all have our own way of reaching out and celebrating the links that we have made and cherish with each and every one of you. Receiving this award shows us just how much you cherish that right back. So from the bottom of my heart, I thank you for allowing us into your lives, your homes and your community.


I honestly could not think of a better place to live.


Until Next Time,