Countrywide lands Best New Homes award win at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards

Land & New Homes

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Countrywide Land & New Homes was named the UK's Best New Homes Agent at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times and The Times.

The news follows a record-breaking growth period for the Countrywide Land & New Homes, with an increasing number of developer clients tapping into Countrywide's 46 leading property brands across the UK covering all property price brackets.

One such brand; Hamptons International, was named Best Large Estate Agency while Countrywide's Scottish agent, Slater Hogg & Howison, picked up Silver for Best Scotland Agency at the ceremony held on Thursday 6th December at The Lancaster London Hotel in London.

James Poynor, Managing Director of Countrywide Land & New Homes, said:

"We're thrilled to win the Best New Homes award, which reflects all the hard work of all our teams operating across our network of 1,300 branches to provide a truly unique full service offering from land search to sale."

"Our unrivalled market reach and scale is delivering fantastic results for our developer clients who have full access to our 46 leading property brands and the 22,000 new home buyers we attract every week."

An extract from the Judges Report revealed that Countrywide Land & New Homes 'demonstrates new homes expertise all the way from land search to sales. It makes a point of recruiting former developers and house builders into key positions within the business, which helps their offering as they understand what's needed, wanted and expected in this discipline. It has also positioned itself as a business partner of the housebuilders themselves. Countrywide is also seen as a new homes authority through the directors' commentary on, and championing of, legislation and industry developments. There is very strong leadership but senior management are seen as accessible, and the directors should be congratulated on using the brand strengths to promote the new homes offering and engage with the customer base.'

James added: "The award entry highlighted the work we've done to understand the needs of our developers and deliver market leading professional services through innovations such as our new 7-day New Homes Property Lawyers conveyancing operation and a dedicated newbuild advisory service with consultants across the UK offering exclusive mortgage products you won't find elsewhere on the high street.

"It's great to see the judges recognise the investment we've made in our frontline service, training, compliance, online and social media to ensure we're at the forefront of industry developments. This accolade strengthens our position as the market's leading agent and employer of choice."

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