Summary.   Once again, the results from the recent 2023 RateMyAgent Awards prove that we’re paving the way for modern real estate in Aotearoa.

Kiwi’s place Tall Poppy with the highest number of winners in the top 10 at the 2023 RMA Awards.

Monday 27 February ‘23

Our national team of sales consultants at Tall Poppy Real Estate achieved fantastic results from the 2023 RateMyAgent Awards, with the highest number of sales consultants nationwide in the Top 10 than any other real estate company. 

It just goes to show, if you show up for the people, the people show up for you.  And our results speak for themselves.

RateMyAgent offers a transparent way for New Zealanders to review, rate, and research sales consultants nationally based on experiences with agents throughout their buying or selling journey, read on to see our 2023 results.

We first congratulate Tammy Shanahan, who ranked #8 nationwide in the Top 100 Agents.

This is the third year in a row that Tammy has placed in the Top 100 Agents and within the Top 5 within her region.

The Palmerston North based mum and nana entered real estate back in 2003 after a successful career in banking. Tammy’s 20 years in the real estate industry have allowed her to ride the many highs and lows that is the ever-changing market. This, combined with her financial experience means she has the experience and knowledge to support her clients through the entire buying and purchasing journey.

  • Saved Kiwis $510.4K
  • Over $75m in Sales

RMA Awards

Second, we congratulate Andrew Townsend who ranked #10 nationwide in the Top 100 Agents.

Andrew is somewhat of a newbie to the real estate industry, joining Tall Poppy in 2020 following 18 years in the police force. In the three years he’s spent within the industry, Andrew has placed in the RateMyAgent National Top 100 and State Top 5 for the last two years. Andrew leverages his connections throughout the Waikato community to connect buyers with their future home. He convinced his son, Corey to join his team with the duo working as an unstoppable force in the Waikato community. 

  • Saved Kiwis $635.4k
  • Over $57m in sales

Other high performers who also placed in the Top 100 Agents include Iain McAlpine, Rebecca Bruce, Keeley Anderson, Peter Hishon, Anna Straathof, Scott Gearry, Alison Rudd, Shannan Sorensen, and Monica Cairns. 

So, how do our Tall Poppy agents compare?


As a rapidly growing disruptor, we’re here to constantly challenge the big names in the industry.

Diving into the results, 6.93% of Tall Poppy agents made the Top 100 agents, a vast contrast to Harcourts, who only saw 0.53%, and Ray White, with only 0.44% of their agents made the list. 

Nationwide, Tall Poppy Real Estate won the most places in the Top 10 of the 2023 Top 100 Agency of the Year Awards with Tall Poppy Manawatu-Whanganui, Tall Poppy Central Otago, and Tall Poppy Taranaki. In total, nine of our franchises achieved this award.   

Numerous accolades were awarded to 10 out of 11 Tall Poppy regions registered with RateMyAgent. Tall Poppy achieved success regionally, being awarded with the Best Agency in five Tall Poppy regions, Manawatu-Wanganui, Nelson, Tasman, Taranaki, and Wellington, which also made the Top 5 Agencies in 10 regions. 

Here are the top agencies within each region:


We’re really proud to offer award winning service, and these results from the 2023 RateMyAgent Awards prove just that.  

Compared to the results of larger, traditional real estate companies, we achieved some outstanding results from a kiwi owned and operated business. Our results prove the strength of our position in the industry, and that Tall Poppy can compete with and outperform some of the biggest players in the market. 

Many of the larger real estate companies in the industry are known for their high fees and traditional approach. Our sales consultants chose Tall Poppy because we value fairness; in the way our fees are charged and how we treat our people. These results are a testament to their commitment to exceptional service and expertise within the industry. 

We’re committed to doing more for New Zealanders than any other Real Estate company. We’re industry leaders and we aren’t afraid to disrupt the status quo. 

We congratulate all our winners from the 2023 RateMyAgent Awards and thank New Zealand for supporting Tall Poppy’s sales consultants for another year.

About RMA

RateMyAgent is an independent resource that provides sellers with real information to make informed decisions when choosing an agent and agency to trust with their most valuable assets. 

RateMyAgent has a comprehensive database that ranks every agent and agency in the country based on number of sales, total sales value, average sale price and most client recommendations. This means in addition to reading reviews, consumers can research agents based on which of these metrics they feel to be most important.

To receive a review the agent must first confirm the property has been sold and then they can request a review or upload a review through our platform. This ensures every review is linked to a property transaction and RateMyAgent collects accurate consumer information.

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