Malta Sotheby’s International Realty Annual Corporate Event a Huge Success
29th March 2022
The Malta Sotheby’s International Realty team recently hosted their annual team assembly at the lavish Phoenicia Hotel in Floriana, Malta. The team enjoyed a jam-packed day full of motivational talks, team activities and exciting plans for the future lead by Director and Joint Owner Michael J. Zammit.
“2021 was an incredible year not only for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand worldwide – which reached a record-breaking global sales volume of $204 Billion but especially for Malta Sotheby’s International Realty. Our team really pulled together and we were able to increase our sales volume by 209% versus the previous year,” says Michael J. Zammit, Director and Joint Owner of Malta Sotheby’s International Realty.
The 2022 annual team event was a celebration of the brands’ achievements and an opportunity to further motivate the team as they take on the remaining months of the year. “We started the day off with a team breakfast before we took an in-depth look at the year ahead and the goals, we had all outlined for ourselves. At Malta Sotheby’s International Realty, we realise that ‘waiting for luck to knock on your door is unlucky’ and with that in mind we are dedicated to creating our own luck and seeking out the opportunities that make the most sense for our clients and our brand,” explains Zammit.
The Malta Sotheby’s International Realty team enjoyed a talk on business development and best practices from Roger Strickland Jr, Director and Joint Owner of Malta Sotheby’s International Realty. This was followed by an in-depth brand insight from Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, Global Marketing and Communications Director of the EMEIA region Gil Pereira De Lima & Global Operations Manager Andrew Stillo.
Operations and Marketing Manager Maxine Fraivillig outlined the company’s 2022 marketing plan and budget. Ms. Fraivillig also took the opportunity to commend the team on some of their significant sales for the year. Most notably the remarkable €4 million sale of an exclusively listed luxury Portomaso Duplex Apartment that had been completely renovated utilising only the finest Italian materials and designer furnishings.
Another significant deal for the company was the €3,55 Million sale of an elegant 18th century Palazzo in the prominent area of Naxxar which was built around a grand central courtyard offering total privacy and meticulously restored retaining a wealth of original features. Other notable properties included the sale of a luxury designer Duplex Penthouse in Tigne Point for €3,55 Million overlooking the Mediterranean and the Capital City Valletta, while in St Julian’s not one but two seafront apartments in the same block were sold for €2 Million and €1,7 million respectively.
The company’s rental and commercial department also added to the success of 2021 with two luxury villas – one in Ibragg and another in Victoria Gardens both rented out at €8,000 each per month on long term contracts and a designer Laguna Apartment at €5,000. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and an uptake in remote and hybrid working across the globe, the commercial team managed to close a yearly office rental at €69,600 and another at €48,000.
One of Malta Sotheby’s International Realty’s unique selling points is their global reach and exclusive connection to the world-renowned Sotheby’s Auction House. Malta Sotheby’s International Realty agents receive training on an international level allowing them to leverage the power of the brand to deliver their clients a world-class service.
“We know that as a brand we aren’t just selling real estate - we are providing a lifestyle. When you choose Malta Sotheby’s International Realty as your partner in property you are not just working with a local property expert, you are benefiting from a global powerhouse,” continues Zammit.
This years’ workshop also served as the perfect opportunity to congratulate those agents within the brand who went above and beyond reaching record-breaking achievements. 2021 saw Sales Associate, Mr Richard Bellerby awarded the coveted position of ‘Top Sales Performance” and ‘Top Sales Listing Agent’, while Sales Associate, Natasha Pace was our ‘Top Sales Performance Runner-Up award winner.
Ms Josabeth Cassar who has been a Sales Agent at Malta Sotheby’s International Realty for almost five years was presented with the award for ‘Highest Number of Sales Listings’ as well as the award for ‘Highest Number of Promise of Sales’ for 2021. Letting & Commercial Agent Mr Alexander Tadj took home the award for ‘Top Rental Performance while his colleague Letting Agent Lana Buks -Vaivade was awarded as the ‘Runner Up’. She was also the recipient of the ‘Highest Number of Letting Listings’ award and the ‘Top Letting Listing Agent’ award was given to Valentina Carugno.
Finally, the Malta Sotheby’s International Realty ‘Team Player’ was awarded to Administration Manager Shirley Herron, while Marketing & Operations Manager Maxine Fraivillig and Sales Associate Bernard Ferrante both received ‘Long Service Awards’ for their dedication to the company over the past five years.
“We both congratulate and thank all of our award winners and the team as a whole for their hard work and determination. These awards serve as a testament to everyone’s unwavering dedication in assisting their clients and providing the best possible service,” concludes Zammit.
To get in touch with Malta Sotheby’s International Realty contact their local offices on +356 2010 8077, view their website on www.maltasothebysrealty.com or visit their office at the Portomaso Marina.
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