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Gold award 6th year running for Karl Tatler

Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings has once again won a top award at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2012.

One of the largest residential sales and lettings agents in Wirral, Karl Tatler was up against 5,000 other offices at the glittering awards ceremony in London. The company won gold for Best Small Northern Estate Agency of the Year for the sixth year in succession.

Managing director Karl Tatler said: “We are extremely proud to have won gold yet again at the industry’s most respected awards. These are the ‘Oscars’ of our industry and winning gold for Best Small Northern Estate Agency of the Year for the sixth year running is an achievement unrivalled by another agent. It is very satisfying to be recognised on a national level for consistency and excellence in such a competitive industry.”

Judged by an independent panel of industry experts and overseen by The Property Ombudsman – Christopher Hamer, these national awards are recognised as the benchmark for excellence in estate agency. The awards have become increasingly competitive with the standard of entries rising ever higher than ever before. Now in its 10th year, these awards are firmly established as the most sought-after and difficult to win in estate agency.

Karl added: “2012 has been an exciting and successful year for us. In addition to the opening of two new offices, our sales have increased almost 40% on the previous year – retaining the gold award is the icing on the cake. We are confident the next 12 months will continue in the same vain due to the drive, dedication and enthusiasm employed by everyone.”  

Peter Knight, chairman of the event organisers Estate Agency Events, commented: “When we set up the awards ten years ago our goal was to encourage, identify, highlight, reward and promote best practice in estate agency - a decade on we now have a competition that is without question the most sought after prize in the industry as well as being the longest established. Each year the quality and quantity of entries considerably increases and the winners can be very proud in the knowledge that they have beaten some seriously good competitors.”

Presented by Olympic and world championship swimmer Rebecca Addlington in December 2012, the awards ceremony was the culmination of a rigorous judging process. Carried out over four months, an extensive review of the entrants included hundreds of telephone interviews and mystery shopping exercises.

The Estate Agency of the Year Awards and the Lettings Agency of the Year Awards are in association with The Sunday Times and The Times. At the 2012 lettings awards in the spring, Karl Tatler won Gold for Best Northern Small Lettings Agency, Silver for Best Property Management Agency, and Bronze for Best Technology and Online Lettings Agency.

The full judges report can be found on our awards page.

Pic shows (L-R): Olympic champion swimmer Rebecca Addlington, associate at Karl Tatler Rod Waldron, managing director Karl Tatler with awards sponsor

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