PHOTO: Leigh Commerford was successful at First National Collective’s recent awards ceremony. Photo / Alyssa Smith
Leigh Commerford, a real estate agent representing the Stratford branch of First National Collective, has achieved remarkable success within just one year on the job.
At the recent awards hosted by the company, Leigh emerged as the runner-up for Rookie of the Year among all First National agents in New Zealand.
“The awards encompassed all agents within the First National Collective across the country. I hit the ground running in my first year as a real estate agent, and I am thrilled to have achieved such a high ranking,” she shared.
In addition to this prestigious recognition, Leigh also claimed the title of Rookie of the Year for the Lower North Island, which encompasses Taranaki, Manawatū, Hawke’s Bay, and Wellington. This accolade is open to agents who have been working in the real estate industry for up to two years.
Residing in Stratford with her husband Grant and their two children, Leigh expressed that her decision to embark on a career as a real estate agent was prompted by her children starting school in 2021. Her mother, Donna Black, who works as a real estate agent, had a significant influence on Leigh’s choice of profession, as she grew up in the Hawera branch of First National Collective.
Leigh commenced her journey with the First National Collective Stratford branch in November 2021 and has since found immense satisfaction and a sense of belonging within the company.
“I genuinely love this company. It feels like a second family to me. The Stratford branch has been experiencing remarkable success lately, and I take pride in being part of such a thriving team,” Leigh commented.
Beyond her real estate endeavors, Leigh actively contributes to her community by serving on the Pembroke School board, while her husband takes charge of organizing the Stratford Cricket games for young children.
“I find great joy in both my work and the opportunity to give back to my community,” she added.
Leigh’s involvement with a locally owned and operated business fills her with pride. She also revealed that the company is currently in the process of relocating to new premises on Broadway, further demonstrating its investment in Stratford, a commitment she shares wholeheartedly.