New price record for inner southeastern suburb

Thursday, 9 June 2022

I was fortune to auction this magnificent home in Armadale, which was a record price for Armadale. Thanks to the vendors for the opportunity and also to Forbes Global Property.

Sir Jackie Stewart Tribute Event in Support of Race Against Dementia

Friday, 8 April 2022

Sir Jackie Stewart Tribute Event in Support of Race Against Dementia was held on the evening of Friday, 8th April 2022 at Centrepiece, Melbourne Park.  The night provided the guest …

Jayco Star Ball Melbourne 2022

Friday, 18 March 2022

After a 3 year absence, the Jayco Star Ball Melbourne 2022, supporting the EB Research Foundation and Starlight Children’s Foundation was held on Friday, 18th March. Hosted by Matthew Campbell.  …

The Cottage by the Sea Charity Home – Sold

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

On a perfect Saturday afternoon, in front of a large crowd (appropriately COVID-safe) I had the absolute pleasure to auction the Cottage by Sea Charity home which resulted in a …

Tips for Virtual Auctioneers

Friday, 3 April 2020

Having watched a number of online auctions over the past weeks, here are some tips that may help you with greater engagement at your virtual or online auctions. Contact registered …

Virtual Auctions-Not that Simple!

Monday, 30 March 2020

As we are about to enter Stage 3 of the COVID-19 restrictions, a number of agents have resorted to online platforms to conduct their auctions. Online auctions for many commodities …

Auctioneer Coaching goes Virtual

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Last night we conducted the 1st Marshall White Novice Auction Program, virtual session. 7 members of the Marshall White team tuned in for the coaching. Next session is planned for …

The Real Estate Market and COVID-19: An Observation

Monday, 23 March 2020

The current state of the real estate market is very good, even with the downturn in the stock market and the uncertainty of the COVID-19.  Auction clearance rates are very …

Manheim now Online Only

Friday, 20 March 2020

Manheim, the large national car, truck, plant and machinery auctioneer will from tomorrow conduct online only auctions. Cars will cease to be driven through and no one will be able …

The Real Estate Market and COVID-19

Friday, 20 March 2020

The current state of the real estate market is very good,  even with the downturn in the stock market and the uncertainty of the COVID-19.  Auction clearance rates are very …

The importance of a bidding strategy!

Friday, 15 November 2019

I attended an auction in Brunswick last Saturday and I overheard a young gentlemen discuss settlement terms with the agent prior to the auction. (Well done to him for doing …

Finche tops the calcutta!

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

The Chris Waller trained, Finche was the top priced horse at last night’s traditional Melbourne Cup Calcutta. The rain that fell during the evening upped the chances for many horses …

Iconic shed sells in Geelong

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Having been in the family for 3 generations the iconic shed at 77 Preston Street Geelong West went under the hammer on Friday. The shed was bought by the family …

Justin takes the title for the 3rd time.

Friday, 25 October 2019

The Australasian Auctioneering Competition for real estate was held in Melbourne on October 23 & 24. Two representatives from each state and territory competed for the trophy. It was won …

Auctioneering at NIDA

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

The AVAA ( Auctioneers and Valuers Association of Australia) and NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) came together for a two day auctioneering training program. Day 1 was facilitated by …

Auction comes up trumps!

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

If there has been any doubt about whether a property should be auctioned, look no further than 3/22 Powlett Street, East Melbourne. Yes an apartment! This older style, art deco …

Ash Barty takes the Don

Friday, 11 October 2019

I was privileged to be at Crown for the 2019 Sporting Hall of Fame Dinner to witness Ash Barty (No1 in the world) take out this year’s Don award. After …

Australian Sport’s night of nights!

Friday, 11 October 2019

Sport Australia Hall of Fame Gala Dinner at Crown is an amazing night on the Australian sporting calendar. So many champions in the room, some who are still competing and …

Upcoming Auctioneer Coaching

Thursday, 10 October 2019

I am really excited about the upcoming auctioneer coaching in Sydney on October 21 & 22. Run in conjunction by AVAA and NIDA this is a first of it’s kind. …

National Golf Day for RMDH

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Yesterday golfers gathered at the National Golf Club at Cape Schank for the annual Ronald McDonald House Golf Day. Supporting 4 locations in Parkville, Monash, Fitzroy and Tasmania the houses …

EJ lunch moved to the Pleniary

Friday, 27 September 2019

Fortuitously the organisers of E J Whitten lunch last year decided on a venue change from Atlantic wharf to the Pleniary. Over 700 people in Grand Final spirit were entertained …

Being the 1st bidder is a good thing!

Saturday, 21 September 2019

From the 8 auctions I viewed today from Collingwood down to Beaumaris, 5 sold under the hammer, 1 passed into the highest bidder and the other two passed in with …

D&H Art Auction in Sydney

Friday, 30 August 2019

Deutscher and Hackett held their Sydney last night to a packed crowd. Offering works from well known names such as Jeffrey Smart, Howard Arkley, Roy de Maistre, Paddy Bedford, John …

Star Ball, a gleaming success

Sunday, 25 August 2019

The annual Jayco Star Ball last Saturday night saw the guests bid furiously for auction items and then give generously to the pledge. Hosted by Channel Seven’s Hamish McLachlan who …

Going the (extra) Distance for RFDS

Sunday, 25 August 2019

The annual dinner for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, titled ‘Going the Distance’ saw the guests go the extra distance when it came to bidding for the auction items. The …

Race for the Cottage

Monday, 19 August 2019

Last Friday. Geelong Racing Club hosted the annual Cottage by the Sea, Race day. Organised beautifully by Mal Campbell of Render Print, the day was hosted by Coodabeen Champion, Ian …

Ronald McDonald House celebrates at Crown.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

A huge crowd gathered at Crown for the annual Ronald McDonald House Charity Ball. Hosted by Michael Roberts it was a huge success raising over 500k through live auctions, silent …

VSK debate moved to the Pier

Saturday, 3 August 2019

This year’s annual footy fever debate hosted by Very Special Kids moved from the G to Docklands. The wonderful crowd gave so generously through the auction and the traditional pledge …

Barham celebrates Lunar Landing

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

The river town of Barham, celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing at the Golf Club last Saturday night. The Medical Centre Foundation held the fundraiser to raise money …

Tim swings Ararat

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

The annual Blue Ribbon Foundation Ball in Ararat was held last Friday night at the newly refurbed town hall and guests were entertained by Tim Campbell and his band well …

#insieme, together we did it!

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

The e.motion21 10th anniversary gala ball, hosted by the talented Tim Campbell, was held at the magnificent Plaza Ball Room. Over 500k was raised for emotion.21 which provides specialised dance, fitness. …

Big Apple Night for CFC

Monday, 27 May 2019

It was a big night at Crown for Carlton FC at their annual auction fundraiser, New York Gala Ball. The evening which supported the Carlton Respects Program saw me conduct …

For the Love of Science

Friday, 15 February 2019

St Vincent’s Institute Inaugural Valentines Dinner held in Richmond and hosted by Channel 7’s Jim Wilson, raised over $130,000 from the 200 gathered guests. Many thanks to Kallie Blauhorn, pictured …

Andrew North wins 2018 Australasian Comp.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Congratulations to Andrew North from Harcourts Cooper & Co, Auckland, New Zealand who won the 2018 Australasian Auctioneer Championship. This is the second time Andrew has won the title having …

Awesome Night at Hall of Fame

Friday, 12 October 2018

Last night at Crown, 7 new inductees into the Sporting Australia Hall of Fame included Awesome Foursome member Drew Ginn and racing great, Gai Waterhouse… Each year SAHOF also inducts one …

Great success for RMDH at annual golf day

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

The annual Ronald McDonald House Golf Day was held yesterday at the National Golf Course at Cape Schanck. The day was not kind and saw and wet and cold golfers …

Pathway found for Zero deaths by 2030

Saturday, 6 October 2018

At a breakfast function at the Weston Hotel in Martin’s Place, Sydney last Thursday the National Breast Care Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary. CEO Professor Sarah Hosking opened the breakfast …

Big Turn out For EJ’s Lunch

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

It was a big turn out for the annual E J Whitten Grand Final Lunch last Wednesday. Over 800 people packed in the Peninsula at Atlantic Wharf in the Docklands. …

The Enchanted Ball 2018

Monday, 17 September 2018

On Friday, 14 September 2018 1,200 people attended the annual Australian financial services ‘The Enchanted Ball’ at the Palladium at Crown, where over $1.6 million was raised.   Hosted by the fabulous …

Very Special Kids 2018 Footy Fever Debate

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Held at the MCC Membership Dining at the MCG, the Very Special Kids Footy Fever Debate raised over $135,000 through a live auction and pledges.  This year’s debate had a …

Jayco Star Ball Melbourne 2018

Friday, 31 August 2018

The 2018 Jayco Star Ball Melbourne, supporting the Starlight Children’s Foundation and EB Research Foundation was held on Saturday, 25 August 2018. Hosted by Channel Seven’s, Hamish McLauchlan, the night …

2018 Novice Auctioneer of the Year Competition Final

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Congratulations to all the finalists who performed really well in the yesterday’s final. ​ 2018 Novice Auctioneers Competition Our five finalists (listed below) will compete for the highly coveted title …

Ronald McDonald House Charities Balls Raises a Record $505,000

Friday, 20 July 2018

On Friday 20 July 2018, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Victoria held its annual charity ball, raising over $500,000 to support the work of RMHC, providing a home-away-from-home for families with a serious …

Mayday Lunch for VSK

Friday, 18 May 2018

Close to $80,000 was raised today through the auction and pledge for very special kids at the annual Mayday lunch. The lunch was held in the Plaza Ballroom of the Regent …

Easter Saturday Auction Success

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Conducted by Cyan Property Torquay, with the assistance of auctioneer, Phil de Fégely saw the successful auction of five lots in the sought-after Grossmans Ridge Estate Torquay. Following  two news …

RMA Auction Assist Coaching in Dubbo, NSW

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The REIV 2017 Novice Auctioneer of the Year Finals

Thursday, 31 August 2017

The 7 finalists …           A great Novice Auctioneers Final… all performed really well. The winner is announced in October at the REIV awards dinner

Seachange sought by locals…

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Cyan Property held their first successful expo-style land auction on Saturday, 27th May 2017 for the popular acreage Seachange Estate at the Surf Coast Hotel’s Zeally Ballroom.  

Auction of Real Estate turns 180 years old

Thursday, 1 June 2017

180 years ago, the first land in Victoria was sold by public auction on June 1, 1837. Originally known as Port Phillip, 100 lots of land were sold in what …

Race Against Dementia

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Race Against Dementia is a charity founded by Formula 1 racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart A lunch was recently held at the Hawksburn restaurant Bistro Thierry to raise funds and awareness …

Tara’s Dream: Fundraising Dinner

Monday, 13 February 2017

Hosted by well known Channel Nine and Geelong Cats Legend, Billy Brownless, “Tara’s Dream” became closer to reality. The McGowan Family along with Karingal Geelong have committed to build much …


Monday, 6 February 2017

Coles Nitro Athletics Gala Dinner, Thursday, 2nd February 2017 at Crown Palladium Jon Steffanson was brilliant and his interview with Usain Bolt was captivating.  John’s work to drive the Nitro …


Thursday, 2 February 2017

Coles Nitro Athletics Gala Dinner, Thursday, 2nd February 2017 at Crown Palladium Should be an interesting night with the great Usain Bolt the star attraction.

2016 Star Ball Melbourne

Saturday, 20 August 2016

350 guests gathered last night at the Plaza Ball Room in Collins Street, for the 2016 Star Ball which supports the Starlight Children\‘s Foundation. Hosted by Sam Kekovich, the night raised in excess …

Women @ the Alfred 13th Annual Chairman’€™s Lunch

Friday, 12 August 2016

Crown Palladium was the scene for a special luncheon where a group of women band together to invite the men in their lives to lunch. Yes a free lunch for …

Own A Word – An Ardoch Youth Foundation Initiative

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Ardoch’s 5th Annual Footy Charity Night

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Last Thursday, 4th August Ardoch hosted its 5th annual Footy Charity Night which was supported by NAB Business Banking and GraysOnline. The evening raised over $50,000 to support the education …

Geelong Football Club

Saturday, 6 August 2016

A special evening hosted by the Geelong Football Club to say thank you to the many supporters who help raise more than $15 million towards Simonds Stadium and Kardina Park …

The Auction Coaches

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

I recently attended the Auction Coaches, Sunday, 31st July to Monday, 1st August 2016, which was a terrific event. Auctioneers came from New Zealand, Queensland, NSW, Victoria and South Australia. …

REIV Master Auctioneer Award

Monday, 25 July 2016

I am very humble to receive the REIV Master Auctioneer award, even more humbling is to receive it with 3 other auctioneers who are recognised posthumously John Nicholls, Marshall White …

REIV Senior Auctioneer Competition

Monday, 25 July 2016

Congratulations to Harry Li for winning for the second time the Victorian Senior Auctioneer Competition which was held at a gala dinner at Crown last night. Last year\‘s winner Tom …

NSW representation at the upcoming Australasian Auctioneering Championship

Thursday, 21 July 2016

It was also announced last Wednesday that Edward Riley and Gavin Croft will represent NSW at the upcoming Australasian Competition held in Alice Springs in September.

Station of Origin Auctioneer Competition

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Congratulations to the NSW team of Scott Kennedy-Green, Josh Larsen, Edward Riley, Gavin Croft and Jesse Davidson who were victorious in the State of Origin Auctioneer Competition with Queensland.

Heart Foundation Tasmania

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

A great night in Hobart at the Grand Chancellor Hotel for the Heart Foundation Tasmania Annual Fund Raising Cocktail Party, in the presence of the Governor Professor Kate Warner and …

Ararat Blue Ribbon Gala Night of Nights

Monday, 30 May 2016

Last Friday, 27 May 2016, the Ararat Branch for the Victoria Policy Blue RibbonFoundation\‘s held its 15th Gala \’€œNight of Nights\’€ at the Ararat Town Hall. It was great to …

Ruth Ricardo de Fégely OAM

Saturday, 12 March 2016

27.01.1931 – 23.01.2016

2015 OCV Gala Dinner

Friday, 20 November 2015

A wonderful night at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins hosted by Craig Willis, the evening paid tribute to Sydney 2000 \’€“ 15 years on and looked ahead at Rio 2016.A live …

REIV Business Broking Chapter Christmas Lunch

Friday, 20 November 2015

This year\‘s luncheon featured Father Bob McGuire as guest speaker. Also a charity auction was held with all proceeds going to support the Fr Bob McGuire Foundation.

Northern Health Annual Dinner

Saturday, 14 November 2015

With co-hosts Tim Campbell and singing legend Mike Brady, a lively auction was held which help raised over $150,000 for the Northern Hospital.

24th E&S Trading Golf Classic for Give Where You Live

Monday, 9 November 2015

The annual golf day at the Sands Golf Club, Torquay hosted by Could have been champion Ian Cover, specials guests Billy Brownless and Tom Hawkins from the Geelong Cats, 3AW …

Mazda Foundation Dinner

Friday, 23 October 2015

A fantastic night, close to 800 people at Crown hosted by Rob Mills, soon to star in the musical Ghost and entertained by wonderful acts including Jerry Connelly as the …

2015 REIV Novice Auctioneer Competition

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Kristian Lunardi from Nelson Alexander was today awarded the 2015 REIV Novice Auctioneer.Congratulations to Kristian.

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Induction & Awards

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

A prestigious evening where some of our sporting legends were inducted into the Hall of Fame.This year\‘s Dinner Auction raised close to $60,000.

The Ronald McDonald House Victoria Golf Day

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

This year’s Ronald McDonald Victoria Golf Day was held at The National.  The day was a huge success that raised close to $50,000 for the Victorian Ronald McDonald Houses.

Melbourne Storm 2015 Player of the Year Awards

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

A fantastic night saw Jesse Bromwich win the 2015 Player of the Year Award.

Richmond Football Club Jack Dyer Medal Function

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

A great night saw Richmond\‘s key defenders Alex Rance win the 2015 Jack Dyer Medal.

2015 E.J. Whitten Foundation Grand Final Week Lunch

Friday, 25 September 2015

A large crowd gathered at this year\‘s Grand Final Lunch to raise over $100,000 for the Foundation.

2016 Australasian Auctioneer Competition Winner

Thursday, 3 September 2015

…and the winner is Harry!!Harry Li from Victoria has taken out the 2016 Australasian Auctioneer Competition.A previous finalist and now third time lucky for Harry.A huge effort.Congratulations!!

2016 Australasian Competition

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

The Australasian Competition is now down to the final 5.Andrew North and John Bowring from New Zealand, Ed Riley and Damien Cooley from NSW and Harry Li from Victoria.

Marshall White Novice Auctioneer Competition

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Stephen Smith has won this year’s Marshall White Novice Auctioneer Competition.Well done Stephen who won a tight contest from a field of 5.Anna Perry was also a finalist, great to …

Hocking Stuart Novice Auctioneer Competition

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Rob Pullia takes out Hocking Stuart Novice Auctioneer Competition.Well done to Rob.

Jellis Craig Senior Auctioneer Competition

Friday, 31 July 2015

Michael Kingston wins Jellis Craig Senior Auctioneer Competition. Michael was a recent finalist in the state competition.George Bushby took out the Novice Competition Final.Congratulations to them both.

2016 REIV Senior Auctioneer

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Tom Roberts from Nelson Alexander was today awarded the 2016 REIV Senior Auctioneer champion.Tom won from a field of 5 with previous Australasian finalist Harry Li as the runner-up.Their thoughts …

McGrath Auctioneer of the Year

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Stuart Ritchie was awarded Auctioneer of the Year for McGrath Real Estate Agents for the second year in a row.Congratulations to Stu who has worked hard on this craft and …

WA Auctioneering Competition

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Congratulations to Tom Esze for taking out the WA Auctioneering Competition for the second time.Tom is now headed to Melbourne for the Australasian Competition in September.

NSW Auctioneer of the Year

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Edward Riley from McGrath was crowned the NSW Auctioneer of the Year.Congratulations Ed and the runner-up Damien Cooley who will represent NSW at the Australasian Competition in September.

Solid Day of Auctions

Saturday, 2 May 2015

A solid day of auctions with over 900 auctions in Melbourne.Many auctions saw terrific competition but I did attend 3 auctions that struggled to get a bid.Not all auctions are …


Saturday, 25 April 2015

No auctions today until 1:30pm, honouring ANZAC Day.

Strong Day of Auctions

Saturday, 18 April 2015

79% of auctions we assessed and conducted from North Fitzroy to Oakleigh South sold under the hammer.All with multiple bidders.

RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels Go to Rio

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Annual Fundraiser was held at Crown and hosted by form Wallaby Adam Freier.The evening raised close to $100,000.

Essendon Football Club 84/85 Premiership Teams Reunion

Friday, 10 April 2015

Held at the Grand Hyatt ad hosted by Craig Willis.A successful night with the gathering of players from 84/85 Premiership teams and the Essendon faithful.

Great Result in Grovedale

Friday, 27 March 2015

206 Torquay Road, Grovedale was auctioned by Geelong Commercial at 11:00am today.A strong result with 3 bidders competing for the last 1,000 sqm vacant commercial block in the area.

e.motion21 Bollywood Gala Dinner @ The Hawthorn Arts Centre

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Raising money to support e.motion21 Moving Bodies to India project participants to send them to 12th World Down Syndrome Congress 2015 in India.Co-MC\‘ing with me was Tim Campbell and Pallavi …

Great money raised at annual Ardoch Youth Foundation Golf Day

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Annual Ardoch Youth Foundation golf day with major sponsors NAB, Mercedes Benz and Drummond Golf raised over $100,000.

Big night of Olympians at the Sofitel

Friday, 21 November 2014

A terrific gathering of current and past Olympians. Hosted by Leon Weigard and entertainer impersonator, Andrew Startin.

Winner of Australasian Auctioneer Competition

Friday, 24 October 2014

Congratulations to Andrew North, winner of the 2014 Australasian Auctioneer Competition in Auckland, New Zealand.Andrew has been a finalist for the last four years.

Australasian Auctioneer Competition – Day Two

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Day two of the Australasian Auctioneer Competition in Auckland, New Zealand.Down to the last 5 – Harry Li of Victoria, Jason Andrew of Queensland, Andrew North of New Zealand, Justin …

Australasian Auctioneer Competition

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Day one of the Australasian Auctioneer Competition in Auckland, New Zealand.

Guide Dogs Victoria

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Inaugrual Gala Dinner at the Hawthorn Entertainment Centre which raised over $70,000.

Mazda Foundation at Crown Palladium

Friday, 10 October 2014

Hosted Jules Lund raised a massive $650,000!!!    

Victorian Novice Auctioneers Competition Final

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Down to the last 6.

Victorian Novice Auctioneers Competition Semi Final

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Down to the last 15.

A night with Olivia

Friday, 5 September 2014

The Olivia Newton-John Gala 2014 was a once in a lifetime evening with Olivia Newton-John and celebrity friends as we celebrated AUSTRALIAN ICONS. This unforgettable night was filled with fun …

AFL Final kicks off with charity breakfast debate for Very Special Kids

Friday, 5 September 2014

Hosted by Jim Wilson the debatee’s tackled the topic of \’€œShould the AFL support charity clubs?\’€  The debate kicked off the Finals Series with robust discussion about the AFL\‘s equalisation …

Day One of the Victorian Novice Auctioneers Competition

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Some 35 entries\’€¦wow!

Star Ball for Starlight Foundation

Friday, 22 August 2014

Hosted by the Lambassador Sam Kekovich the night raised over $300,000 at the Plaza Ball room .

Big night for Ronald McDonald House at Crown

Friday, 18 July 2014

Over $100,000 raised from the auction and pledges.

Victorian Auctioneer Competition

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Congratulations to Harry Li, first time winner (runner-up twice before) and runner up Gordon Hope who will go to Auckland in October to compete in the Australasian Auctioneers Competition.

National Heart Foundation Tasmania Gala Dinner

Monday, 30 June 2014

Annual dinner held in Hobart that raised over $50,000. Thank you to Tim Johnstone and the team at Edwards Windsor for sponsoring Jane and Ito attend and perform.

WA Auctioneer Competition

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Congratulations to Rob Mason.  Third time winner and runner up Phil Hayes who will go to Auckland in October to compete in the Australasian Auctioneers Competition.

New record for the #goodfridayappeal

Saturday, 19 April 2014

16.8 million was raised in the annual Good Friday Appeal supporting the Royal Childrens Hospital. The country areas raised an incredible 3.8 million and Geelong raised over 500k. Wonderful generosity …

Online Auction for RCH a triumph!

Friday, 18 April 2014

The 2014 #goodfridayappeal online auction again was again a huge success, raising in excess of $120,000. All money raised goes to the Royal Childrens Hospital. The appeal hosted at the …

The Block auctions see bids galore!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The 4 auctions on Channel Nine’s the block were a huge success. All the contestants net in excess of 500k each. David Wood of Hocking Stuart scored the most above …

Weekend of Auctions!

Monday, 2 December 2013

It was a big weekend of auctions, Victoria saw around 1500 and NSW some 600 auctions conducted over the two days.I was fortunate to call 5 auctions, 4 have sold …

They gave where they lived!!!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

A big day and enthusiastic crowd supported the “Give Where You Live” Golf Day at Torquay Sands, Torquay yesterday. Raising over 100k for local charities in the Geelong region the …

Congratulations Jack! (Winning Melb Cup)

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Congratulations to Jack Bongiorno ( Marshall White Director ) part owner of Fiorente which won yesterday’s Emirates Melbourne Cup. “Surreal & amazing” was how he described the feeling in a …

Tiny CBD Café brings Big Price

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Local Birds Café in Causeway Lane in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD went under the hammer today. The 3 square metre retail outlet was auctioned by David Bourke of Fitzroys …

Mazda Foundation sets new record!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

The Mazda Foundation set a new fundraising record of over 500k at their annual Ball at Crown last night. With the team at Peter Jones steering the event and anchored …

High night of celebrations at REIV Awards Gala.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Nick Gould , Hocking Stuart Glen Iris was awarded Novice champion last night at the REIV awards night at Crown. Jeremy Tyrrell received his award of being Vic Senior champion …

Black Caviar silks sells for 25k to support VSK.

Friday, 11 October 2013

An original set of racing silks signed by jockey Luke Nolan and trainer Peter Moody of the magificent mare Black Caviar was auctioned last night at the Stonnington Mayoral Ball …

Over 100K for Ronald McDonald House

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Over 100k was raised today at the annual Golf Day held at the National supporting the Ronald McDonald Houses in Parkville and Monash.

Novice Final Today!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Victorian Auctioneering Real Estate Novice Final will be held today at the REIV in Camberwell. Winner to be announced at the REIV awards night.

Great result for Mens Health at E.J’s Lunch

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Having flown back from Perth this morning it was a thrill to be involved with the E J Whitten Foundation Lunch at Peninsula at Docklands. Hosted by Ian Cover there …

Coulsen takes title for 2nd time.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Daniel Coulsen won the Australasian Real Estate auctioneering competition for the second year in a row. A polished performance by the 23 year from New Zealand defeating 5 other finalists, …

Harry and Rob go through!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Harry Li ( Vic ) and Rob Mason ( WA ) will join fellow finalists Andrew North, Daniel Coulson( both NZ ) and Justin Nickerson ( QLD )in the final …

Star night for ONJ Gala…

Saturday, 21 September 2013

It was a thrilling night at the Plaza Ball Room to support the Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre at the Austin Hospital. Director of Fundraising, Ms Sharon Hillman …

Footy Debate a winner for VSK

Friday, 6 September 2013

The annual footy fever debate breakfast at the MCC dining was a winner for Very Special Kids. Raising close to 200k all before 9.00am is a terrific result and a …

Gala night for MSO

Monday, 12 August 2013

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra held their annual Gala evening at the Sofitel last Thursday night with a tribute to long standing supporter, Alan Goldberg, AO QC. Hosted by 774’s Raph …

Amazing tribute for Casey Tutungi!

Thursday, 8 August 2013

An fantastic showing of community spirit at Cameron Ling’s Restaurant, The Pier in Geelong last Wednesday night for injured South Barwon footballer Casey Tutungi . Casey suffered a spinal injury …

3 go through to Jellis Craig Final

Friday, 26 July 2013

Jellis Craig held the heats of their annual Auctioneers Competition today at Kooyong Tennis Club.The field of 16 has been narrowed to 3 finalists: Craig Shearn, Michael Hingston and Patrick …

The Block helps Heartkids

Friday, 26 July 2013

The Block helps Heartkids… video An interview with Russell Cambridge, Director of Biggin & Scott Richmond talking about the auction on the 4th Floor of Channel Nine’s The Block and …

Congratulations to Sophie and Daniel!

Friday, 26 July 2013

Congratulations to Sophie and Daniel Broadbent (both of Jellis Craig ,Doncaster) upon the arrival of little Poppy!…I spoke to the delighted Dad who was absolutely thrilled. He said Sophie was scheduled …

Great result for RMD House!

Saturday, 20 July 2013

800 people attended the annual Ronald McDonald House Ball at Crown Palladium last night.  Hosted by the effervescent, Tim Campbell and entertained Jon Stevens with his band Noiseworks, it was a …

Tyrrell takes Title!

Friday, 19 July 2013

Jeremy Tyrrell now of the Ray White Group won the 2013 Victorian Senior Auctioneering Competition from the field of 5 on Wednesday afternoon. The result was the same as last …

Congratulations Ash!

Friday, 12 July 2013

What an innings!Well done Ash from us all,a great knock and done with a smile even when he fell 2 runs short. A great lesson to us all!

Jim at Trent Bridge!

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Jim de Fégely at Trent Bridge, Day 1, sporting the green and gold. A great thrill to see Ashton Agar (he and brother Tom played junior footy with Ashton at …

Rob takes out the WA Title ..again!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Rob Mason (pictured below) of Davey Real Estate, WA, won the 2013 Auctioneers Championship yesterday afternoon. He won from a field of 5 including past winner Frank Lawrence.I spoke to …

Hobart “tips in” for Heart Foundation

Monday, 1 July 2013

Jane and I attended the Heart Foundation of Tasmania annual Ball at Wrest Point last Saturday night. 500 people attended and generously paid for items such as fine wine from …

Darryl to retire as Cats #1 Ticket Holder

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Darryl Somers will retire as number One male ticket holder of the Geelong Cats at the end of the season. He will be replaced by not one but two people, …

Big Day, 5 go through!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

It was a big day of auctioneering at the Heats of the 2013 Victorian Auctioneers Championship held at the REIV headquarters today.  From a field of 15, 5 went through …

Blue Ribbon Ball raises money for CT SCANNER

Sunday, 2 June 2013

The Rural City of Ararat held its annual Blue Ribbon Ball last Friday and raised the final amount to secure the CT scanner for the Ararat and District hospital. A …

Winter Ball raises funds for Rebels

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Last Saturday night saw a terrific fund raiser for the RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels at the annual Winter Ball at Crown…. A crowd of over 500 were entertained by retired Wallaby …

Jeremy and Dan win Fletcher’s titles

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Jeremy Tyrrell and Daniel O’Regan won the Fletchers Senior and Novice Competition respectively at the Clarion Convention Centre last night. CEO Bradley Brown in a communique to the company said …

Think Pink Mask Ball at Crown

Monday, 20 May 2013

Scenes from the 2013 Masquerade Ball at Crown

MayDay Lunch raises close to 50 for House

Sunday, 12 May 2013

The annual MayDay lunch at the stunning Plaza Ballroom entertained a 300 strong crowd and raised much needed funds for the Ronald McDonald House at Parkville. General Manager, Peter Bishop …

RCH Good Friday Appeal sets new record!

Saturday, 30 March 2013

The  Royal Children’s Hospital annual Good Friday Appeal set at new record again this year raising over 16million dollars.  Part of that was the online auction which also set a new …

Tim does it again!

Monday, 11 March 2013

Congratulations and well done to Tim Heavyside of Fletchers who was awarded the REI Salesperson of the Year award last night in Canberra.  It is the second time Tim has …

Breakfast for Ronald McDonald House at the G!

Friday, 8 February 2013

The Parkville and Monash Houses of Ronald McDonald House held their annual Valentine’s Day Breakfast at the MCC Dining Room this morning. Again,  it was a terrific success with with …

Weary Dunlop lunch to launch Rebels season.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Another successful Weary Dunlop lunch at Crown to kick off the Rabo Direct Melbourne Rebels season.  Hoping for bigger and better thing in season 2013,  the team seems in good …

Melbourne Heart has large Valentine Lunch!

Friday, 8 February 2013

A big crowd gathered sporting Red and White at Docklands for the Heart of Melbourne Lunch supporting Melbourne Heart and the business community…. A huge success and the lively crowd …

The Hon Dr Richard Strachan de Fégely.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Yesterday was Dad’s funeral at the Point Lonsdale Bowling Club. A fitting tribute, a celebration of a wonderful life of someone who was an inspiration to us all. Charlie,  Rob …

Vale Dad

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A very sad day today, we lost our dear old Dad!

Give Where You Live Golf Classic Sets new record!

Friday, 16 November 2012

Geelong Community based charity, Give Where You Live, set an all time record at it 21st annual Golf Day at Torquay Sands Golf Club last Monday. Sponsored by E&S Trading …

Mazda Foundation sets a new record!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

The Mazda Foundation held the annual funding raising dinner at Crown last Friday night and raising a phenomenal amount of $488,000. The event was run by the brilliant Peter Jones …

Michael Kelly wins novice auctioneer for 2012

Friday, 19 October 2012

Michael Kelly from Nelson Alexander, Northcote, was awarded the REIV 2012 Novice Auctioneer of the year at the REIV gala evening at Crown last night. Michael won from a strong …

Tim takes the title for third year in a row!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Fletchers Director, Tim Heavyside, last night won the REIV salesperson of the year for the third year in a row at the REIV night or nights at Crown Palladium. Well …

Piggy Bank Appeal raises 1.44m for VSK

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Tim, a finalist for the 3rd year in a row!

Monday, 8 October 2012

Tim Heavyside, Director of Fletchers has been nominated to the final 3 of the REIV Salesperson of the Year. The winner be announced at the REIV awards night at Crown …

Tom is Top Cat

Friday, 5 October 2012

Tom Hawkins last night won the Carji Greeves Medal for the Best and Fairest award at the Geelong Cats.Tom’s win was a tight contest with Joel Sellwood 2nd and Corey …

Daniel Coulsen takes out the title!

Friday, 5 October 2012

23 year old New Zealander Daniel Coulsen won the 2012 Australasian Auctioneering Competition yesterday in Adelaide. Congratulations to Daniel and all the finalists. Going over the 15 minute time frame …

Time proves a killer at Australasian Auctioneers Comp.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Adelaide has hosted the 2012 Australasian Auctioneer’s Competition. 15 competitors have competed for the title from all states and territories and New Zealand with the exception ofNSW. The field has …

Mazda Foundation supports Rainforest Rescue at Mission Beach

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Today we spent time with Rainforest Rescue CEO Kelvin Davies viewing the work done after Cyclone Yasi devastated the Mission Beach area some 18 months ago.Rainforest Rescue are replanting areas …

4 from 6 in Canberra

Saturday, 15 September 2012

The McGrath Estate Agents had a very successful auction day, today in Canberra. With a total of 6 auctions across the 3 offices, 4 had sold, 2 sold under the …

Lenny wins Saint’s top award

Thursday, 13 September 2012

St Kilda veteran and star midfielder Lenny Hayes won a host of awards including the prestigious Trevor Barker Medal for the B&Fat last night’s red carpet event.Hosted by Seven’s Sandy …

Great auction in Glen Iris!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Who said auctions are dull! Who said auction don’t work anymore? Today, I had the good fortune to auction a wonderful example why auctions are a great way to sell …

VSK … Footy Fever Debate was a winner!

Friday, 7 September 2012

The annual Footy Fever Debate supporting Very Special Kids was again a huge triumph, a fitting way to start of the AFL final series. The breakfast was held in the …

Cotchin wins Jack Dyer Medal

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Star midfielder Trent Cotchin won the Richmond Jack Dyer Medal for the Best and Fairest player for 2012 last night at Crown. Hosted by Craig Willis, an auction was conducted …

Novice Auctioneers…. Well done!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

A total of seven contestants competed at the Victorian Novice Auctioneers Championship at REIV headquarters in Camberwell today. Michael Kelly from Nelson Alexander, Charlie Atkin, Michael Bolton, Eric Brown and …

Star Ball was just that!!

Saturday, 25 August 2012

This year’s Star Ball supporting The Starlight Foundation was held at the Plaza Ball Room at the Regent Theatre. Hosted by the Lambassador,  Sam Kekovich the night was a brilliant …

Women @ the Alfred…..Great lunch at Crown!

Friday, 17 August 2012

The Women @ the Alfred committee did it again.  The committee paid  for nine of the best male friends to join them for a fundraising lunch today at crown. Hosted …

All Stars title to Steven, Shining Star title a tie!

Friday, 10 August 2012

Last night Jellis Craig held their awards night at the Carousel on Albert Park.The first hour of the evening was devoted to the inaugural Jellis Craig Auctioneers Final. The competition …

Steve Abbott wins Auctioneer award at JC

Friday, 10 August 2012

Last night at the Jellis Craig annual awards night saw a change of format.Preceding the event saw the final of their Auctioneer Competition. 6 finalists in two classes competed for …

Susan Alberti Foundation Ball huge success!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Last night at Crown Palladium, The Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation raised in excess of $450,000 at their annual fundraising ball. A magnificent event,  hosted by Craig Willis and Deborah …

Todd takes Title!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Congratulations to Todd Braggins of Marshall White One who won the Marshall White Novice auctioneers competition held at Georgios last night. Todd, along with other competitors, Michael Derham and Jack …

Richo wins BP Intermediate

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Michael Richardson from Barry Plant Blackburn wins the Barry Plant Intermediate Auctioneers Award along with Shawqi Ein from Barry Plant Altona. The award was announced at the annual Barry PlantAwards …

UDIA supports Ardoch!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA (UDIA),  Australia’s peak representative body for all segments of the urban development industry, held their annual ball at Crown Palladium last night. Again, their …

Byron wins Buxton Novice Award

Friday, 27 July 2012

Byron Kerr, from Buxton Mentone, has won the 2012 Buxton Novice Auctioneer of the Year.The competition was held on July 17 at Pier 3 in Port Melbourne where 6 finalists …

Byron brings home the bacon!

Friday, 27 July 2012

Byron Kerr from Buxton Mentone last night won the inaugural Buxton Novice Auctioneer’s Competition with Simon Pintado of Buxton Bentleigh awarded the runner up. The final narrowed down to 6 …

5 Star Engagement Award to Adam Freier

Friday, 20 July 2012

Congratulations to Adam Freier who was awarded the RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels 5 Star Engagement Award for his terrific work in the community.Adam was presented with the award at the Weary …

Jeremy Tyrrell wins Vic Comp

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Congratulations to Jeremy Tyrrell of Fletchers ( pictured above ) who today won the Victorian Auctioneer’s Championship. Harry Li of McDonalds Real Estate was the runner up. Both Jeremy and …

Rob Mason goes one better to win WA title

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Today, Rob Mason of Davey Real Estate in Scarborough, won the Western Australian Auctioneers Championship. Rob who was runner up in 2011, will compete in this year’s Australasian Competition to …



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