REIV Auction Comps Go On

Date: 9 Oct 20

Media Release

The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic was not enough to stop the REIV Auction Competitions from proceeding in 2020.

This year, Victorian auctioneers will square off against each other online, showcasing how the industry adapted to the challenges of 2020.

Marking the first time that the event will be held online.

Coronavirus restrictions in Victoria led to live auctions being paused in favour of online auctions for most of the year.

Auctions continue to captivate the public’s imagination in Victoria with the annual REIV Auctioneering Competitions providing the springboard for successful auctioneers.

Auctions can be chaotic and exhilarating; a skilled and experienced auctioneer can harness the energy of a crowd and obtain the best result for a seller.

Keeping track of bidders, quick number calculations, energising the crowd while maintaining order, are just some of the challenges for an auctioneer.

The REIV Senior’s competition gets underway on Tuesday 13th October whilst the Novices will battle it out on Tuesday the 20th October.

Both competitions will be closed online meetings, with a recording of the auction calls available for viewing upon completion.

Quotes attributable to REIV President Leah Calnan

“The Victorian Real Estate sector revealed it’s strength and resilience throughout this Covid effected year.”

“Real Estate was presented with the stark option to adapt or perish; this led to members embracing technology with enthusiasm and finding innovative ways to deliver results for clients.”

Quotes attributable to REIV CEO Gil King

“Having the REIV Auctioneering Competition as an online event pays tribute to the innovation and adaptability that was demonstrated by Victorian Real Estate in 2020.”

“The REIV Auctioneering Competitions have a history of recognising some of the best auctioneers in the State. The list of past winners is a testament to the significance of this platform.”


REIV Senior Online Auctioneering Competition 13th October
REIV Novice Online Auctioneering Competition 20th October