THE Bargara office of Richardson & Wrench real estate has taken over from Noosa as the brand's most successful office in Queensland.
Le-Anne Allan, 50, was named the most outstanding selling principal, compiling the highest number of transactions and income in the state.
Mrs Allan said she was stunned to win the award and felt privileged to see years of work recognised with her husband, Glen, the business manager.
"I am very proud of our office and the impressive team of people who work with us," she said
"Our success is due to everyone working through our team philosophy. Perseverance, diligence and professionalism will always stand out in good times and bad."
Mrs Allan has deep roots in Bargara and real estate, with more than 30 years property experience locally, Sydney and the Gold Coast. Her parents built Bargara's first apartment block in the 80s.
The mother of one has seen the town grow from a sleepy beach retreat for retirees to a home base for professionals working in Bundaberg.
The couple returned to Bargara to offer their son the chance to grow up close to extended family in a town small enough to offer lifestyle advantages but big enough to build a successful business.
"I was born and bred here and have a passion for the area," Mrs Allen said.
The business also won awards for the office with the most transactions and outstanding marketing, while employee Roger Lehmann was named rookie of the year.
R&W executive director Andrew Cocks said the couple's achievement was the culmination of years of work.
"Le-Anne and Glen have built a top-performing office virtually from scratch," Mr Cocks said.
"They had the knowledge and confidence to take property marketing to a new level in Bargara Beach and then put in the hard work needed to return results."
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