Barfoot & Thompson's bright young stars scoop up at awards ceremony

Barfoot & Thompson scooped up another two awards last Friday night at the annual Young Professionals in Real Estate (YPIRE) awards.

Becs Peacocke receiving her award
Becs Peacocke with her award for 2014 Residential Salesperson of the Year

Becs Peacocke from Barfoot & Thompson Ponsonby was awarded 2014 Residential Salesperson of the Year, and Joe Hurn and Andy Ling, known as ‘The Kings of Bayview’ won the 2014 Social Media Award.

Becs puts her success down to her enthusiastic attitude. "It's something I try to embody in my day-to-day life," she said.

The YPIRE awards are open to all young professionals in real estate. Nominees should show exceptional diligence and drive to exceed client expectations, while maintaining a positive attitude.

The awards are supported by Property Press, Loan Market and Herald Homes.

Platforms such as Facebook allow us to market our properties using both organic and 'paid for' methods to a targeted demographic, enabling us to communicate with the right people, living in the geographic locations we choose.

Aside from direct property marketing, Facebook, along with Chinese-based applications such as WeChat also allow us to engage with our past, present and future clients, by sharing our views, achievements and experiences, as well as the daily antics of a couple of Young Professionals in Real Estate.

Joe Hurn,  Barfoot & Thompson Beach Haven

The role of social media in today’s real estate industry

Speaking about the basis for their award, Joe Hurn said, "Social media plays a fundamental role in the marketing of our properties, as well as the day-to-day operations of our business.

Kings of Bayview Joe Hurn and Andy Ling with their Social Media Award
Joe Hurn and Andy Ling with their award for social media

Digital marketing

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Who are Young Professionals in Real Estate (YPIRE)?

YPIRE is a New Zealand and Australian organisation that focuses on creating an environment conducive for success, regardless of brand or position, and aims to champion young people in real estate by fostering the development of their careers. Find out more about YPIRE.

Young and interested in getting into real estate?

Earlier this year, YPIRE interviewed Barfoot & Thompson Director Kiri Barfoot to find out what advice she has for young people in real estate, and those looking to get into the industry. Read the full story and watch the interview.

Kick start your real estate career with our training programme

The Barfoot & Thompson Accelerator Programme is a six month training programme for those brand new to the real estate industry who are ambitious and hard working.

Find out more about the Accelerator Training Programme, including how to apply for the 2015 intake.