publication date: Dec 6, 2010
author/source: Kate Faulkner, Property Expert and Author of Which? Property Books
Estate Agent Awards 2010
Most people enjoy taking the mick out of estate agents and they are often the butt of many jokes. It's a shame though, because if all those people who berate agents could have attended the Estate Agent Awards on Friday, 3rd December they would have seen how professional, forward looking and what an incredibly charitable industry estate agents are.
The awards were presented by James Cracknell, an amazing man who has won two Olympic Gold Medals, six World Champtionship Titles, rowed across the Atlantic and raced to the South Pole. His adventures are truly heroic, as are some of the injuries he suffered, especially his recent one being hit by a truck while cycling across America. Despite his amazing adventures and achievements, James remains a true gentleman and when presenting and chatting to him, he didn't have an ounce of arrogance about him or superiority - he's just a genuinely inspirational man.
You might wonder 'what on earth has all this to do with estate agents?'. Well quite a lot actually. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to a truly inspirational estate agent, Sean Newman, who also suffered horrendous injuries, like James Cracknell, while cycling across the US to raise money for his cancer charities.
His injuries were so bad he couldn't leave the US for some time. Not only did the whole estate agency industry rally round to help Sean and his family, but calls were also made to US realtor contacts and on Friday, Sean was given a cheque for £10,000 from the Estate Agents Award fund to help support his own charities.
So who are the winning agents? Here's a list of the key ones:-
Estate Agency of the Year 2010
|Marsh & Parsons|
Best Large Estate Agent
Best Medium Estate Agent
Marsh & Parsons
Newman Property Services
Best Small Estate Agent
For all the complete list of all the awards and winners, visit the Estate Agency Events website.
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