Why awards are a marker of a good, reliable estate agency

All of us, no matter what line of work we’re in, like to receive validation and appreciation for the services we offer. Which is why being nominated for an award is such as an achievement and pleasure.

What’s more, in an industry which places so much emphasis on reputations, repeat business and trust, customers like to know that they are dealing with a respected, reliable and highly competent estate agency. Awards can provide a marker for that, rubberstamping an agent’s credentials.

It’s why here at Key Property Consultants we’re delighted to have been nominated for a Negotiator Award – in the “New Agency of the Year” category.

Who are we?

Founded in 2016, Key Property Consultants is a hybrid agency offering a diverse portfolio of properties. We have more than a decade of experience and passion for customer service to call on and seek to offer a tailored service to our clients, who range from independent private landlords and corporate companies to traditional sellers, buyers and tenants. 

We predominantly focus on South London, Croydon and parts of Kent, operating out of our office on Penge high street. We pride ourselves on our personal touch, our flexibility, our customer service and our extensive knowledge of the local market and wider national trends. All this allows us to match sellers and landlords with the right buyers and tenants.

What are The Negotiator Awards?

One of the UK’s major awards ceremonies for the residential estate agency sector, the Awards bring together the great and good of the industry to highlight the excellence shown by firms throughout the country. This year’s bash takes place at the Grosvenor House hotel in Park Lane on November 30 2018, hosted by comedian Julian Clary. 

There are 34 awards categories, with agencies of any size – from very small to very large – encouraged to enter. Last year some 750 industry professionals attended the event and a similar number is expected again this time.

In the ‘New Agency of the Year’ category, open to any agency or property management company launched since the start of 2016, we are up against 19 others in what is a typically competitive field.

Why do awards matter?

In the same way the Oscars, Baftas and Olivier Awards shine a spotlight on the best of the best in the worlds of film, TV and theatre, industry awards help to highlight and reward those offering the best levels of customer service in their given profession.

In the property industry, an award-winning agency can justifiably say it stands out from the crowd and offers something more than its rivals if it has the trophies (and the kudos this brings) to back it up.

What’s more, awards offer an incentive to agencies across the country to strive for better – to improve their offerings, to offer enhanced levels of customer service, to innovate and use new technology to better the consumer experience.

Awards aren’t the be all and end all, of course, but they are a useful barometer by which buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords can judge an agency’s credentials. So, for that reason, they hold a lot of value and prestige.

To find out more about who we are and what we offer, you can get in contact with us on 0203 793 2033.  

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