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NATURAL SELECTION: Unique Estates company director Nicolette van Wijngaarden with her awards for best real estate agency marketing in Australia and best real estate agency website in Australia at the prestigious Asia Pacific Property Awards in Kuala Lumpur.
NATURAL SELECTION: Unique Estates company director Nicolette van Wijngaarden with her awards for best real estate agency marketing in Australia and best real estate agency website in Australia at the prestigious Asia Pacific Property Awards in Kuala Lumpur.

AFTER only five years in the industry, Byron Bay based real estate agency Unique Estates has trumped the opposition to bring home two awards from the prestigious Asia Pacific Property Awards in Kuala Lumpur this month.

The boutique firm scooped the awards for best real estate agency marketing in Australia and best real estate agency website in Australia.

Company director Nicolette van Wijngaarden said staff had been working extremely hard and it was nice to receive some recognition.

"I don't know how many entrants there were for Australia, but from what I understand it's quite a lot," she said.

"From that point of view, I was really chuffed to get that pat on the back."

It's a fair assumption that Ms van Wijngaarden's background in marketing - nine years running her own marketing business - may have helped with the awards.

But it was a team effort and Ms van Wijngaarden said she couldn't have done it without her hard-working staff.

"We do work really hard at our marketing and our website, so it was really nice to get that recognition," she said.

"We're constantly looking at different ways to market our property and be more creative about how we get properties out to the right people."

Ms van Wijngaarden's rapid rise in the world of real estate came as quickly as it did unexpectedly.

It all started when she sold her partner's $7.7 million Byron Bay property.

"I recognised how unique it was and I put it in for an international property award and it won, so I did up a press release and the national papers took it up," she said.

"Within four months I had four buyers willing to put in an offer.

"Afterwards, I was inundated with phone calls from people wanting me to sell their property."

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