The 2016 Listing Olympics came to an end on Wednesday, July 20th with the closing ceremony party! In honor of the Olympics theme, everyone came dressed to impress in their designated “office country” colors. The party was hosted at Broker/Owner Bill Soffel’s residence and it was a great venue for the event! Olympic music played in the background to set the mood for all of the fun to be had.
Before the medals were presented and the contestants got their picture taken on the podium, there was great food and refreshments provided! There was a canoe cooler set up on the front lawn and catered food from Sandee’s of Jamestown. Everyone really enjoyed the food and the great atmosphere that the party had to offer! There were also tents set up for people to sit in the shade and lawn games for everyone to enjoy!
Once everyone filled up with food and refreshments, the awards ceremony began! The specially crafted ERA Team VP Real Estate & Vacation Rentals Olympics podium set the stage for the agents to receive their individual awards. The Gold, Silver, and Bronze overall individual winners also got to choose from an Apple Watch, iPad Mini, and a free ticket and air fare to the ERA International Business Conference in Dallas, Texas! Here are the results of our very own 2016 Listing Olympics:
OVERALL INDIVIDUAL WINNERS
1st place: Debbie Hackett, Yorkshire Costa Ricans. 2nd place: Wayne Weaver, Chautauqua Swedes. 3rd place: Rita White, Yorkshire Costa Ricans.
OVERALL TEAM WINNERS
1st place: 30% more listings over the previous year… Cayman Islands of Cuba (pictured left to right: Wendy Freiheit, Paul Conklin and Broker/Owner Bill Soffel)
2nd place: 21% more listings over the previous year… Yorkshire Costa Ricans (pictured left to right: Debbie Hackett, Rita White, Michelle Schmidt, Kathy Hittle, Dave Zilker)
3rd place: 15% more listings over the previous year… Ellicottville Turkeys. (pictured left to right: Melanie Pritchard, Cathy Pritchard, and Sandy Goode)
Everyone got their pictures taken with their medals and there was all around great support from our whole staff! After the awards ceremony, agents placed their tickets into the raffle for a chance to win some technology and fun prizes. The more points that they agents earned during the competition, the more tickets they received for the Chinese auction! Their hard work paid off because most of our agents left with a great prize. The night ended with a beautiful sunset over the lake.
Thank you to our entire staff for all of your hard work and dedication to making this a great event, and congratulations to all of our winners! We can’t wait for next year’s event!