Michael said: “I would like to dedicate this win to my wife Amanda and my daughter Emilia who have backed me all the way.
“I was emotional when I found out I won the NAC because it is validation that I am good at my job and is a rubberstamp I can do it. I know it is called the Novice Auctioneers Competition but it should be renamed because everyone in the final is talented and far from a novice who put in 100%.
“When I look back on how everything has happened, it could seem like it has happened overnight but it has taken a lot of hard work to get here. You never expect these things to happen to you but if you strive and get there it is an amazing feeling.”
REINSW President John Cunningham said: “This year’s competition saw 66 competitors take part in ten heats right across NSW. It’s a great way for the industry to give back to the community while uncovering new talent for this exciting part of the profession.
“Michael was so confident and reassuring and had a great presence. He had every element of the auction covered and was dynamic and engaging. He balanced his humour really well and connected with the audience.”