Article 07 November 2022 by Tonya Davidson Director of Davidson Property Advocates, Tonya Davidson, was recently awarded the REIV Award for Excellence, Buyers’ Agent of the Year 2022. The prestigious Award recognises, rewards and celebrates excellence in buyers’ agency practice.When one reflects on a significant achievement such as the Buyers’ Agent of the Year Award, it is important to remember all of the values and actions that have underpinned this recognition.Davidson Property Advocates are renowned for their clear and effective values that guide and deliver outstanding outcomes for clients.These values include:Radical Transparency. We are committed to radical transparency and firmly believe that when a client is fully informed in a timely and transparent manner, they are empowered to make fully informed decisions at the right time.Our client portal allows clients to see exactly what we have done on their brief for the day and our communication schedule allows our clients to know what we know, when we know it.Meaningful Knowledge. Our deep knowledge of all things property through decades of experience coupled with collaboration with valuers and industry experts allows for our knowledge to be applied to a client’s needs rather than information that stands alone with no connection to the client.Our skilled negotiation strategies have been crafted over decades and our long-standing relationships within the industry allows for a deeper understanding and knowledge of property and the landscape in which it sits.Fierce Tenacity. We leave no stone unturned, drive to the finish line and find a way. We offer a three-layered approach to securing property for our clients: on-market, off-market and direct to the owner.Having become a member of the REIV 30-odd years ago, Tonya is now sitting on the board of the Buyer Advocacy Committee and is acutely aware of the need for further education in this sector. Tonya routinely meets with people who are wishing to move into the industry and is currently planning a set of talks with financial leaders with respect to the role that advocates play within the finance industry.We thank the Real Estate Institute of Victoria for recognising the hard work that we have put in over the last year to provide the best outcomes for our buyer and vendor clients, and for recognising our efforts to increase the visibility and legitimacy of buyer-side representation in Australia.