Paul Tzamalis wins 2024 REIV Senior Auctioneer of the Year title

Date: 19 Apr 24


The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) congratulates Paul Tzamalis of The Auction Company on winning its annual Senior Auctioneering Competition this week, taking home the title of REIV Senior Auctioneer of the Year for the second time.
The REIV awarded the title to Paul following the two-day competition, which saw the state’s most talented auctioneers display their skills in front of an independent panel of judges by calling a simulated auction.
Luke Banitsiotis of Woodards Blackburn was awarded runner up. Other finalists included Anthony Molinaro of O’Brien Real Estate Blackburn, Tim Solly of The Auction Company, Kenneth Kong of Ray White Burwood.
Both Paul and Luke will represent Victoria at the Australasian Real Estate Institutes’ Auctioneering Championships, held on 15-16 May in Hobart. Paul will also have the special honors of calling the annual Good Friday Appeal Charity House Auction in 2025.
Jacob Caine, President REIV congratulated Paul for winning the title for a second year.
“Paul’s captivating auctioneering style perfectly balances energy, professionalism and warmth. Paul’s first victory came in 2022 and he has once again proven that his ability to keep bidders engaged and competitive goes unmatched.
“Congratulations to all finalists for their leading performance throughout the competition, and we commend them on the training they’ve undertaken to reach this point in their career. Victorian vendors are in safe hands.”
Megan Mander, Interim REIV CEO said the competition presented a unique opportunity for the state’s best auctioneers to be recognised.
“The Senior Auctioneering Competition is a great opportunity for Victorian auctioneers, and many competitors say it’s one of the most challenging auctions they’ve called. Whereas auctioneers are so used to watching bidders compete, this competition pits them against their peers, pushing them to the next level. And every year, we see the standards raised.”