After the resounding success of last year’s inaugural competition, the AREC Australasian Auctioneering competition has now established itself as an integral part of the Australian Real Estate Conference.

Under the direction of AREC founder John McGrath, the competition was judged by an independent panel of four, who awarded the AREC 2019 Australasian Auctioneer to New South Welshman, Jason Andrew from Ray White NSW.

Mr McGrath said Australasian property auctioneers were among the best in the world and a competition of the best of the best offered the opportunity to further upgrade their skills.

“Auctioneering at the elite level is an incredible skill for all agents to aspire to so this will be an ongoing feature at AREC into the future,” Mr McGrath said.

The competition featured three competitors; Bronte Manuel from South Australia, John Bowring from New Zealand, and Jason Andrew from New South Wales, who were hand-picked to represent the best of the best from Australia and New Zealand.