Gold Again! Hamptons International Awarded Best Large Agency for the Fourth Consecutive Year
Hamptons International took home Gold for Best Large Agency for the fourth consecutive year at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2015 in association with the Sunday Times and The Times, held at The Lancaster London Hotel on Friday 4 December.
The event is recognised as one of the most prestigious events in the industry calendar and attracted stiff competition from agents across the country. It was once again supported by The Sunday Times and The Times, with the winners presented with their awards, by International rugby star and MBE Matt Dawson.
Awarding Hamptons International with Gold for Best Large Agency for the fourth year in a row, the judges commented: “Hamptons International is a leading residential property company which offers unrivalled customer service from committed and inspired people. Clients using Hamptons will receive expert advice from highly trained, professional and enthusiastic staff. The valuers and negotiators are switched on, and are increasingly proactive in terms of progressing the sales efficiently and in a considerate manner. The culture is people oriented and the executive team has worked hard to entrench this philosophy internally and externally, so the team and the clients feel valued and appreciated. They understand that the right values are a mind-set so recruit those whose attitudes mirror those of the business, and seek to reinforce this with thorough and robust training of the technical skills of estate agency, which is aligned to the business goals. It has grown its international presence and now has partnerships with over 7,000 overseas offices. Hamptons International is a professional and polished brand whose ethics and standards have led to extraordinary levels of repeat and referral business. It is a worthy winner of the gold in this category for the fourth year running.”
Hamptons International also scooped Silver for Best Training and Development and Philip Knight from Hamptons International’s Caterham branch won Best Valuer. Award winners were decided following a rigorous and thorough judging process by a panel of 20 industry experts. The judging process was overseen by The Property Ombudsman, Christopher Hamer and Gerry Fitzjohn, VP of The Property Ombudsman acted as Arbiter.
Marc Goldberg, Head of Sales at Hamptons International, commented: “We are delighted to have been recognised for the fourth consecutive year as the UK’s Best Large Agency at the prestigious Estate Agency of the Year Awards.
Throughout the year we have been working hard to grow our business share, invest in our staff and above all else provide our clients with outstanding customer service. To be acknowledged for these efforts by a group of industry experts is extremely rewarding and is testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees.
Alongside Gold for Best Large Agent, Hamptons International scooped Silver for Best Training and Development, acknowledged for our committed approach to training every employee in the business from new starter to senior director.
We are also extremely proud of our star performer, Philip Knight who received the highest of accolades taking home Best Valuer. Philip was commended by the judges for his relationships in the local community and his excellent commitment to service.
To win these categories from a competition pool of more than 6,000 estate agency offices from around the country is an enormous achievement.”
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About Hamptons International
Hamptons International is a leading residential estate agent and property services organisation, operating in London and the South of the UK. With more than 140 years of experience in the property market and a commitment to industry innovation and exceptional levels of customer service, Hamptons International today offers a wealth of award-winning services including UK and international Sales, Lettings, Property Management, Residential Development and Land, Valuation and Property Finance.
With headquarters in London’s Mayfair, Hamptons International has more than 85 UK offices with an international network and is a subsidiary of Countrywide, the UK’s largest estate agency and property services group.