The recent 8th Annual Australian Real Estate Business Awards was a night of records and history making in Australia last week. The event known as the Academy Awards for Australian Real Estate and Business saw, James Pratt make history by Winning Australia’s Best Auctioneer Award for the second straight year, whilst for the prestigious event this was the first time the awards ceremony was held live and online, attracting a record audience from around the world tuning in.
Nominations for each award category were open Australia wide, and despite being a virtual event the dress code was still was Blacktie with both Men and women showcasing their fashion virtually.For fans watching they were able to watch and also interact within the virtual grand ballroom as host Vince Sorenti acted as MC on a professional sound stage along with an array of profile presenters who were broadcast live announcing the finalists and then the winners. Amy Overton from New York who watched at 7am her time, loved it, I haven’t seen anything like this before. It was like watching the Oscars online. It was fun to watch.
One of the most sort after awards on the night was Australian Auctioneer of the Year, which saw James Pratt Win for the second straight year in a row. Thank you very for all the support from my team, our clients and REB, I really appreciate all the encouragement you have given me, Thank you so much. Said Pratt, when accepting his award via a live cross link to him.
Pratt’s auctioneer reputation and skill has been praised overseas especially within the United States, a country that despite not using auction as a preferred method to sell homes has openly applauded the Australian and his distinguished skillset. One of Americas most high profile realtors and Fox business’s, Dolly Lenz was the first person to congratulate James on social media for winning the top award again, whilst in February James was asked to be a keynote speaker for Italk New York along Comcast VP Shaun Levinson, Bravo TVs Ali Levine and Roc Nations Philly Freeway. In 2019 Pratt also made history conducting the Worlds First Real estate Cryptocurrency auction.
It’s not confirmed if next years Australian Real Estate Business Awards will be held online again, however this years event certainly has made history and provided the Australian Real Estate Industry with a new way of hosting prestigious awards.