Matt Horne was announced an inaugural Elders Real Estate Master Club inductee at the Elders Real Estate Victoria, Tasmania and Riverina annual awards on Saturday.
The Deniliquin Elders Rural real estate agent was announced as one of six individuals to be presented with the honour nationally.
“Being awarded as one of only six Masters Club agents within Elders is such an honour,” he said.
“I am extremely grateful, and I feel fortunate to be part of a very successful and positive Deniliquin branch, a team that supports each other and our clients in all facets of the business.
“I am dedicated to my work and strive to achieve the best possible results for my clients.
“I’d like to give a special mention to Ellen Ryan and Sam Joice who both play pivotal roles in our rural real estate business.
“Elders is an Australian owned company that is entrenched in Australian agriculture.
“It is a trusted brand that aims to deliver the best quality services to its customer base.”
Mr Horne also earned the honour of top salesperson of Victoria, Tasmania and Riverina on Saturday night.
He also finished third for the National Salesperson award, thanks to a long list of sales during the past 12 months.
His biggest sales included ‘Ascot’ Deniliquin, ‘Rostella’ and ‘Sapphire’ Deniliquin, ‘Nangunia Station’ Berrigan, ‘Palm Grove’ and ‘Oak Park’ Finley, ‘The Pines’ Yalca, ‘Glen Idle East’ Wakool, ‘Yangooren’ Finley, and ‘Hawova Holsteins’ Finley.
He has also started strongly this year with the sales of ‘Woperana’ Tocumwal and ‘Nangunia Station’ Berrigan, sold a second time in 12 months, with the properties totalling sale of more than $19 million.
“Despite another tight season and lack of water allocations, 2019 was still a successful year for sales,” he said.
“Demand continues for broadscale farming country along with larger pastoral properties.”
The awards night – which was MC’d by keynote speaker Chris Helder – saw Elders’ top real estate agents gather to celebrate the state's most successful agents in the 180 year old network.
Being inducted into the Masters Club is the highest honour an Elders agent can achieve.
Masters Club agents are selected as the top 10 per cent of the prestigious Elite Agent group within the Elders Network on a criteria of gross commission or settled sales in the year.
This esteemed club recognises those agents who are outstanding in their field.
As a newly crowned ‘Master’, Mr Horne demonstrated unrivalled knowledge of his region, coupled with an outstanding reputation for his work ethic, product knowledge and sales capabilities.
He has been awarded as an Elite performer year on year, as well as rural agent of the year for 2018 and 2019.
General manager real estate for Elders Tom Russo said that Masters Club status is difficult to achieve.
“In order to achieve Masters Club status, agents have applied exacting professional standards to all that they do, demonstrated trust and exemplary customer experience and a hunger to consistently dominate in their market,” he said.
“We are honoured to recognise Matt Horne as one of our esteemed Masters for 2020 and look forward to providing a range of experiences, recognition and rewards, that are specially selected for this group of top agents.”