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Karl Tatler retains gold title at national awards

Karl Tatler Estate Agents has been honoured with a trio of awards, including a coveted gold title for the third year running.  

Retaining Gold for ‘Best Small Northern Estate Agency of the Year’ for the third consecutive year at the 2016 Estate Agency of the Year Awards, the multi-award winning agent also won Silver for ‘Best Customer Service (small agency)’ and Bronze for ‘Best Training and Development’. 

Managing director Karl Tatler said: “We are incredibly proud and humbled to win again at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards. Achieving success for our clients is our ultimate goal and reward, and to have our customer service offering independently scrutinised and endorsed is a fantastic validation of the hard-work and dedication of our teams.”

Karl Tatler is one of the country’s most consistently awarded agents, having won 41 awards over the last decade. The Wirral-based company also joins an elite group of only two companies to have won the overall sales award for best agent in the UK more than once and to have held both the overall sales (2015) and lettings (2016) awards simultaneously. 

On announcing the winners, the judging panel said: “Once again Karl Tatler has excelled; it is astonishing he and his team can maintain their high service levels year on year. This is a business that is constantly evolving. Of course, the winner in all of this is the consumer who will experience a friendly and experienced team.” 

Karl added: “People choosing Karl Tatler to sell their home can be confident they are entrusting their greatest asset with a qualified agent renowned for honesty, integrity and professionalism. Our track record for achieving successful home moves for almost twenty years goes from strength to strength, with us selling more houses on Wirral than any other estate agent in the area this year*.”

Widely regarded as the most respected and prestigious awards to win in estate agency, a rigorous and comprehensive judging process puts entrants through their paces. A panel of industry experts analysed written submissions before over 150 hours of telephone interviews and independent mystery shopping exercises were conducted. All judging was overseen by The Property Ombudsman Katrine Sporle CBE, with president of the NAEA, David Mackie, acting as arbiter.

Hundreds of estate agency firms from across the country attended the awards ceremony in London (2nd December 2016) to see who had succeeded. Winners were presented their awards by celebrated actor and Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp. Renowned journalist, author and newsreader Penny Smith was the event compere. 

The Estate Agency of the Year Awards are in association with The Sunday Times and The Times. 

The judge’s report for each of Karl Tatler’s awards can be found here: 

*Land Registry data on properties completed between January 2016 and September 2016

GOLD award photo shows (L-R): Martin Kemp, Karl Tatler’s Sue Dermott & Nicola Harrison, with award sponsor Kieran Slinger of ZPG

SILVER award photo shows (L-R): Martin Kemp, Karl Tatler’s Pam Humphreys & Christopher Young, with award sponsor Annalese Walmsley of Boomerang CRM

BRONZE photo shows (L-R): Martin Kemp, Karl Tatler’s Lee Stroud & Shaun Carlton, with award sponsor Peter Grant of VTUK

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