RECOGNISED as the Salesperson of the Year for 2012 at the recent REIACT Awards for Excellence, Wayne Harriden has been part of the Independent Property Group sales team since April 1989.

Currently the principal of its City franchise, Harriden is well known and respected within the industry and his extensive experience and knowledge has given him the ability to make any real estate decision both an informed and enjoyable experience.

He has thousands of past clients who can attest to his professionalism.

''Having been here for almost 24 years, I've basically grown up with most of the team at Independent and this award is great recognition for the many milestones I've been able to achieve in a career and company that I love,'' he said.

Specialising in the marketing of established homes, Harriden is also responsible for the project management of some of the major new developments under construction in Canberra, overseeing the sales and marketing for a number of the region's leading building and developing companies. Harriden is also overseeing numerous land developments including government joint ventures.

He is also a registered trainer who is keen to share his knowledge and experience with new salespeople in the industry.

Winner of Independent's top award for five years running, Harriden added an assistant to his team in 2006 to provide an even higher level of service to his clients.

Cassandra Cumberland handles the day-to-day tasks associated with Harriden's role, allowing him to concentrate on what he does best.

''Without Cass helping me out, I know that I would not have been able to continue to achieve great results for my clients, as she takes some of the pressure off allowing me to have a great work/life balance with my beautiful wife and gorgeous little girls,'' Harriden said.

Independent Property Group's City francise is at 77 Northbourne Avenue, Turner.

■ For more information, phone 0418 625 414 or email wayne.harriden@independent.com.au