St Francis agency principal and Eastern Cape real estate stalwart John Cooper has been recognized as an industry Mover & Shaker at this year's Nedbank Property Association Property Professional awards.
The Mover & Shaker accolades are awarded to industry leaders for their ongoing contribution to the growth and well-being of real estate. Cooper's award was made specifically in recognition of his determination and customer retention, which manifests itself in his dominance of his market.
Cooper joined the Chas Everitt International property group in 2004 and is now one of five group members who have achieved Mover & Shaker awards since the inception of the Property Professional awards nine years ago.
The group has also notched up a total of six Young Lion awards made to the "stars of tomorrow" and in 2006, a Chas Everitt International franchisee was named as the Property Professional of the Year.
In 2004, group founder and chairman Charles Everitt received a Property Professional Lifetime Achievement award to honour his many years of service and dedication to raising professional standards in the SA real estate industry,
This gives the group a substantial "honour roll" of award winners that also includes group MD Berry Everitt, franchising CEO Barry Davies, Western Cape director Andre de Villiers and KZN MD Barney Fleiser.
In addition, many of the group's agents have, over the years, been finalists in the running for the Property Professional of the Year award - including Paul Everitt and his team, who made their second showing as finalists this year.
Commenting on this record, Berry Everitt says: "We believe this is something really worth celebrating - not only for what it says about the quality of leadership in the Chas Everitt International group, but for the trust it inspires in the homebuyers and sellers that are our major focus.
"In this regard, it is important to note firstly that the Property Professional awards are definitely not only about real estate sales. Indeed, most of the laurels handed out by the PA Property Professional Club each year go to people who have made a contribution to the industry in terms of service ethics, professionalism, community involvement, education and marketing and innovation.
"Secondly, the candidates for the awards are all independently judged by the trustees of the club, which means these accolades are a true gauge for consumers of how agents' - and agencies - shape up against their peers and competitors in the industry."
Issued by Chas Everitt International