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Ray White Morris & Co Annual Awards

By Kate Williams

The Ray White Morris & Co team came together to celebrate their end of year awards night in July acknowledging the standout performers and recognising the hard work that has been put in by the team over the last 12 months. For owners Stuart and Claire Morris, having such a talented team is key to running a successful business. “Celebrating our team’s  achievements together is important for our overall culture” says Claire.

Morris & Co first opened its doors in Rangiora in 2015 and it wasn’t long before an office in Pegasus opened, followed by Kaiapoi and then Papanui. The property management division, now based out of the Kaiapoi office, has increased exponentially under the guidance of Operations Manager, Katrina Green.

Claire says referrals and repeat business confirms that the customer satisfaction and support given to clients is working and the clear vision that they have towards customer needs is a priority. “Our team is internationally recognised for their customer service and it is at the forefront of what we do.”

A close relationship with Canterbury Rugby and sponsorship of local events such as the Kaiapoi Art Expo, Rangiora Promotions and supporting the local schools is a way that Morris & Co give back to the community and Claire says that it’s a privilege to be in a position to be able to do this.

Strong relationships

Taking out the Top Salesperson award, Justin Hartley of the Pegasus team believes that having local knowledge and developing a rapport with his community are the building blocks to being successful in the ever changing real estate industry. Justin also received the Customer Excellence award which proves that his approach to managing clients is second to none. “I’m lucky enough to have an excellent team in the Pegasus office who keep everything ticking over and without their professionalism and expertise I wouldn’t be in this position.”

Co-owner Stuart, Top Auction Performer winner, has grown up in Rangiora and resides in Ashley with Claire and their two children, Eve and Harry. Stuart has been selling real estate in North Canterbury for 15 years and is a testament to the success of Morris & Co having also achieved Ray White Elite Status for the fourth consecutive year.

Claire says she is extremely proud of the team and what has been achieved over the past year is remarkable and industry leading. With COVID restrictions around auctions and open homes as well as an unprecedented demand in housing it’s been a fascinating time to be in real estate. “Things are forever changing in this industry which keeps us on our toes and challenges us to be the best we can be. We are always looking to improve and are willing to put in the work to better serve our clients and community”.

Morris & Co 2022 Awards

Top Sales Performer – Justin Hartley

Top Auction Performer – Stuart Morris

Excellence in Customer Care – Justin Hartley

Business Growth Excellence – Vanessa Golightly, Keta Ferrari

Executive Recognition – Christine Watton, Keta Ferrari, Marijke Sheppard

Rising Star – Olivia Stewart

Administrator of the Year – Jo Columbus

Excellence in Digital and Social Media – Tracy Thomson

Top Property Manager – Tanaya Jeffcott

Property Management Support Champion – Melanie Cook

5 Year Long Service Awards – Ben McNab, Victoria Norrie, Jenefer Bimler, Keta Ferrari, Christine Watton

Ray White Status Awards

Premier – Tracy Thomson, Fiona McDonald

Elite – Stuart Morris, Vanessa Golightly, Justin Hartley

Property Management Executive Recognition – Cassidy Sprott, Tanaya Jeffcott

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