Principal of McGrath Caloundra Jodie Hedley-Ward was named Residential Salesperson of the Year with McGrath Caloundra receiving the Community Service Award at the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) gala dinner on Saturday 16 March.

Head of Franchise Network for McGrath Christopher Mourd said he is glad to see REIQ has recognised Jodie’s hardwork. “Jodie is an outstanding member of the McGrath team and we are delighted that she has been recognised by the REIQ,” he said. “Her energy and professionalism inspires all of us, and her commitment to deliver the best results for her clients is befitting for her award as Sales Person of the Year. McGrath Caloundra has exemplified our companyโ€™s commitment to supporting and giving back to its local communities. Jodie and her entire team have shown such compassion and generosity through their The Community Giveback Program, donating to more than 125 not-for-profit organisations. To have such generosity of spirit acknowledged is humbling for them.”

Hedley-Ward said winning two REIQ awards means the world to the McGrath Caloundra team. “We are incredibly passionate about our community and every single member of our team has devoted time and funds to support our Community Giveback Program since early 2017. To have raised close to $150,000 in that time is wonderful, but the true reward has been seeing many people we have touched and to see our team grow closer as a result of the experiences we have shared. Iโ€™m honoured to be named the Residential Salesperson of the Year, among such a stellar group of finalists. To be acknowledged in this way by the REIQ is an incredible moment for me in my career and I want to personally thank all those at the REIQ for all that they do to ensure our industry in Queensland continues to go from strength to strength.”

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