Women led the win in the Nedbank Estate Agent Award fas they scooped top awards at a recent ceremony in Windhoek.
Gretha Dos Santos landed the 2012 Agent of the Year award while Hilda Louw got the honours of first runner up. Hannes Engels was the second runner up.
In addition, the 2012 Agency of the Year was awarded to Stefan Lofty Eaton Properties, while Jimmey Construction got the Developer of the Year accolade.
Nedbank Managing Director Erastus Hoveka, when congratulating the winners, pointed out the important role agents play for the development of the bank.
“Even amid trying times, constrained economic conditions and a tough operating environment, with your help Nedbank Namibia has been able to push the bar higher year after year. 90% of our business in the home loans space is generated by our estate agents,” he said.
He later added that Nedbank values its corporate social responsibility; hence for every home loan agreement signed, the bank donates N$500 to the ‘Go Green Fund’.
Through the fund, they have donated millions of dollars to the protection of the country’s unique landscapes and wildlife.
He emphasized that the fund would not have been possible without the continual support received from the estate agents.
“Your role in supporting Nedbank Namibia to give Namibians the security and comfort of their very own home, also plays such a significant part in safeguarding our pristine environment for future generations,” Hoveka noted.