Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Meet Our New REIQ Chair

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Meet Our New REIQ Chair

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Byline: erle levey

LOOK after the people along the way and most of everything takes care of itself.

It's proven correct for Damien Said.

He was always told that and now after a journey of more than 20 years in the property industry the former sales agent has been appointed Real Estate Institute of Queensland Sunshine Coast zone chair.

As a two-times winner of the REIQ Salesperson of the Year, in 2009 and 2011, the Century 21 on Duporth principal is keen to ensure the needs of agents and agencies are brought forward.

"In essence, the goal is to ensure I can be a conduit for any principals and agents across the Coast to the REIQ,'' he said.

"I have always loved the Sunshine Coast, it's a unique and visually stunning community.

"Representing the REIQ, an organisation I respect and value, to this community is something I'm really looking forward to.''

For the past two years Mr Said has been the number-one agent for Century 21 Australasia while the office was last year recognised as the number-one agency for the group.

Together with his partner Kerry Roberts they have developed a series of apartment buildings in the Buderim-Maroochydore area.

"The entire Sunshine Coast Property market is very buoyant and seeing great activity across all price ranges and property types,'' he said.

"This has been a fantastic year for property on Sunshine Coast ... a great variety of properties are available.

"We are certainly looking forward to that continuing through 2018.''

REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella congratulated Mr Said on his appointment.

"The Sunshine Coast is one of the best performing real estate markets in the state and there are many outstanding agents in this area.

"Our members have been very well served by outgoing zone chair Amber Werchon for some time now and when we were looking for a replacement who could fill the big shoes she's leaving behind, we knew Damien would be an excellent choice. …

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