Nedbank Namibia held an award ceremony on Thursday, 08 September for estate agents and agencies who performed well during 2021. The award ceremony took place at the Nedbank Campus Sky Garden, where the agents received certificates and cash vouchers for their outstanding performance.
Welcoming the guests at the award ceremony was Nedbank Namibia’s Head of Home Loans, Riaan Keulder, who started off the evening with a short reflection on the year 2021. “Interesting times have taught us to multitask and optimize ourselves to deliver world-class service for our clients and stakeholders. We are here tonight to celebrate the impeccable business we received in 2021 and award the agents and agencies responsible for assisting us in reaching our set goals,” said Keulder.
Nedbank Namibia’s Chief Financial Officer, JG van Graan, who gave the official remarks at the event highlighted the importance of realtors in society. “Every time you assist clients, you are aiding them in realizing their dream of becoming homeowners. Seeing how you go above and beyond to provide financial advice throughout the selling and buying process, shows just how much you resonate with the Nedbank purpose of being money experts who do good.
“From a Nedbank point of view, we are proud to say we’ve financed N$11 billion worth of loans to local residential property and key projects in the country. Of the N$11 billion, N$5 billion is in the home loans division. We want to continue our commitment in playing a pivotal role in supporting the growth in our home loans division,” said van Graan.
The award ceremony honoured agents and agencies under categories, which included “Agents accumulating business exceeding N$3 million, Estate Agent of the Year, and Estate Agency of the Year. Anita Dames, Cathy Kruger, Claudia Lofty Eaton, Gretha dos Santos, Helvi Megameno, Lionel McPherson, Lona van Wyk, Louisa Schurz, Lourette Liebenberg, Lucas Boshoff, Lusia Hango, Lydia Kazimbu, Marion Wolf, Star Nghiyolwa, Stefanie Dames, Stefanus Somseb, and Tanya Kuhn; received certificates for completing home loan deals exceeding N$3 million.
Marion Wolf from Rightmove Properties scooped the Estate Agent of the Year 2021 category and received prizes which include an advertisement package worth N$20 000 and a petrol voucher worth N$10 000. First runner up in the same category was Lourette Liebenberg from Rightmove Properties, who walked away with an advertisement package worth N$15 000, and a petrol voucher for N$7 000. In third place was Lusia Hango from Catalea Properties, who walked away with an advertisement package worth N$10 000, and a petrol voucher worth N$5 000.
Rightmove Properties was awarded Agency of the Year 2021 and walked away with an advertising package of N$50 000.