Get your reviews in before the Christmas break Christmas is rapidly approaching and now is the perfect time to make sure you're prepared for the 2018 RateMyAgent Awards and conference; RMAOpen 2018. Here's a checklist to make sure you're up to date before you take off for a well deserved break: Request reviews to improve your RMA score - more info here Make sure all your reviews are posted prior to the Jan 7th deadline - more info here Nominate yourself or an agent in your office for a Rising Star award - more info here Book your early bird tickets for RMAOpen conference and awards night - more info here (use promo code: EARLYBIRD2017 exp. 1 Jan 2018) UPDATE: The RateMyAgent 2018 Agent of the Year Award winners have been announced. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! About RMAOpen 2018 Conference and Awards RMAOpen 2018 is a unique industry event that will bring together some of Australia’s leading real estate thinkers to discuss how you can prepare yourself for the rapidly changing landscape. We will then be entertained by the hilarious Lawrence Mooney before and during the awards evening. All national, state and suburb awards will be presented on the night in addition to 5 new awards. City and suburb winners will also be announced on the night. New awards for 2018 Rising Star Award: To qualify as a Rising Star your real estate career must have commenced after 1 January 2015. This means you must have listed and sold your first property within the last 3 years and have at least 5 sales with seller reviews posted for the 2017 calendar year. There will be one male and one female national award. You can nominate here. Agency Network award: We have 3 Agency Network awards based on agencies with 20 offices or less, between 21 and 100 offices and above 100 offices. There will be one National award for each category. How do you win Agent of the Year 2018? The RateMyAgent 2018 Agent of the Year Awards will be calculated by overlaying the following three metrics: Your RMA Score (seller reviews divided by properties sold). You should be receiving these in your weekly Monday emails. (Not receiving these? click here.) Total number of properties sold UPDATE: Nominees for RMAOpen 2018 have been announced. See the full list of nominees. What are the minimum requirements for an award category? To be eligible for an awards at either the country, state, city or suburb level, plus the new awards, you or your agency must have sold at least 5 properties and collected at least 5 vendor reviews unique to a sold property within the area throughout 2017.