HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL received a definitive property industry accolade after winning gold in the best large agency category at the 2012 Estate Agency of the Year Awards, held in association with The Sunday Times and The Times, at the Lancaster London Hotel.
The event is recognised as one of the most important events in the property industry calendar, with the winners presented with their awards by double gold medal Olympic swimmer and world 800m champion, Rebecca Adlington.
The gold recognition for best large agency comes during a year in which Hamptons International has expanded, opening seven new branches across London and the south and driven new marketing innovation including the use of iPads across its network and the launch of its corporate Facebook page.
Marc Goldberg, head of sales at Hamptons International, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to take home gold for the best large agency at the prestigious Estate Agency of the Year Awards. This award is a true industry accolade and we are extremely proud to receive it. We have continued to remain committed to delivering our customers an outstanding service and to extending our footprint and services to directly meet client demand.
“In a crowded market an award of this calibre helps us to stand out from the competition and we’re thrilled that our business has been recognised as one of the best in the UK.
“These awards also recognise the hard work carried out by all our staff and colleagues. It is them that make Hamptons International an award-winning business and this gold is a true testament to their dedication.”
In the best large agency category, the judges’ report noted that Hamptons International had “built on the success of previous years” with “the team demonstrating an understanding of how to marry up use of technology with customer service and how to best use this approach for the good of the business”.