International award cements New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty’s position at helm of real estate market

New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR) has been named Best International Real Estate Agency Worldwide at the International Property Awards.

Local leader of NZSIR, Hayden Duncan says “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award and offer the region the best real estate agency worldwide. This award recognises the service we provide our clients and the brand excellence we uphold. It’s an absolute honour to have launched the brand into the much-needed Tauranga marketplace. The quality of service and international reach Sotheby’s brings is unparalleled here. Property owners in Tauranga now have a real estate company with superior service which will elevate their properties onto an international marketing platform.”

The awards took place in London at The Savoy, with New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty named top in their category as The Best International Real Estate Agency Worldwide (5-20 offices).

NZSIR also scooped the same award in the Asia Pacific Region. NZSIR Managing Director Mark Harris says the awards are an outstanding achievement for the Queenstown-based company, which has 15 offices located around New Zealand.

“NZSIR is the highest achieving affiliate in the Asia Pacific Region, and this international accolade really cements our position as one of the most influential real estate brands in this part of the world,” Harris says.


The NZSIR Tauranga business was launched in November of 2018 and has grown quickly in its first year. Sales associate Jeremy Pryor achieved the largest sale during the year for $11 million.

With the current team, the reach of the agency covers all of the Bay of Plenty region and beyond with the latest listing in Matamata. “NZSIR is growing at such a rapid pace which is creating a high demand outside of our usual sphere of property listings, it just shows what property owners want in a real estate company,” says Duncan.


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