Night of distinction
A total of 60 top-achieving real estate practitioners and firms saw the fruits of their efforts when they received their respective trophies at the 14th edition of the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) National Real Estate Awards.
Held at Le Meridien, Petaling Jaya, the event was graced by Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers (Boveap) president Abdul Razak Yusak, who is also the Ministry of Finance’s Valuation and Property Services Department director-general.
The awards saw a record number of 107 submissions received for 23 categories despite the challenging times. A record number of 16 agents received the MIEA Million Dollar Achievers (MMDA) Award pins, the largest number ever conferred in a single award ceremony for achieving RM1 million in professional fees earned in 2021 with a cumulated fee earning of RM24,523,000 amongst recipients.
“This goes to prove that building a career in real estate is rewarding and satisfying,” said Norfaizah Abdul Aziz, one of the recipients of the MMDA award when asked about receiving the recognition.
The NREA, which debuted in 2009, has grown to be recognised as one of the nation’s foremost awards for the real estate services sector. The award recognises the top individual achievers and the top firms in the country. This year, three new categories were introduced – Residential Sale of The Year, Commercial Sale of The Year and Industrial Sale of The Year.
“It is important that we, through our independent judges, have maintained very strict standards in verifying the facts, sales concluded and collection of the fees. In doing so, we have created trust in the NREA Brand, which has resulted in the growing interest by firms and practitioners to participate and to be recognised.
“Real Estate practitioners are seen in the eyes of the public as brokers and earning commissions, but a lot goes into the making of both Real Estate Agents who are registered and Real Estate Negotiators who are certified by Boveap. It is a profession recognised by the government and the public is encouraged to engage their services to be protected,” said MIEA president Chan Ai Cheng.
“The NREA awards are our way to provide recognition to a growing profession and give dignity to the work they do and to be appreciated for their level of service and commitment to their clients. We hope the public at large will take into consideration the good work of these agents and seek their services,” added organising chairman Aldrin Tan.
As the organiser of the NREA Brand, MIEA is the accredited body representing all Registered Estate Practitioners in the country. Pioneered in 1977, the objective of MIEA is to encourage, elevate and maintain a high level of professionalism amongst real estate practitioners.
MIEA is playing an important role in providing education, training and helping its members to practise with Integrity and helping their clients by building trust.
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