HOW TO ENTER YOUR CHOSEN CATEGORIES

There are two ways to submit your entry for The Negotiator Awards.

1) Enter online - this is the simplest and quickest way to prepare your entry. Just go to the ‘ENTER ONLINE NOW’ button below and follow the steps. You have to register online as the first step. You'll then receive an account confirmation email to validate your account. Once your account is set up, you can start your application, save it as you go and return at any time to continue and complete your Category entry or entries.

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2) Send us a PDF with an entry form. As in previous years, you can submit your entry in PDF format, with a maximum of 10 sides of A4 including text and illustrations. Your entry must cover the five judging criteria  click View criteria below in the Category descriptions. You should write a maximum of 500 words for each of the criteria.

First, register with us by filling in your entry form by clicking here, for each category you enter and upload it here. Include a copy of this when you upload your completed 10-page submission. You can also email it to enter@thenegotiatorawards.co.uk.

AGENCY OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Entries close at 23.55 BST on 31st July 2018.

Hybrid Agency of the Year

Open to all businesses that offer both a traditional no-sale-no-fee option alongside a more limited upfront payment option through their branch(es). What makes this the future-proofed business and how well do you do it? Entrants need to demonstrate to the judges why their hybrid model works for them and their customers.

Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about your agency’s history and development to date, your company ethos and brand values.
  2. Tell us about the services you offer – traditional and online.
  3. Tell us why you believe that your hybrid business model is the best in this market.
  4. Tell us about your development plans for the future.

Single Branch Lettings Agency of the Year

The first office of a new agency with great plans – or a well established local single office lettings business. What have you already achieved and what are your goals? How do you make your business compete with larger agencies – and win the business?

Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about your agency’s history and development to date, your company ethos and brand values.
  2. Tell us your innovations, plans and goals for the future.
  3. Tell us how you manage and develop your team.
  4. Tell us why your customers choose you – and supply three testimonials.

Lettings Agency of the Year (2-5 branches)

Independent owner/director-run agencies can win the long-term loyalty of clients, with the personal touch, local knowledge and involvement. The judges look for a first class agency that really stands out in their town.

Entry form sections: 

  1. Tell us about your agency’s history and development to date, your company ethos and brand values.
  2. Tell us your innovations, plans and goals for the future.
  3. Tell us about professional training and development of your staff.
  4. Tell us why your customers choose you – and supply three testimonials.

Lettings Agency of the Year (6-9 branches)

With a larger business, economies of scale come into play and help agencies offer a broader range of properties and services, sharing information between the branches, having a larger well-trained and experienced staff. The judges will be looking for a cohesive, successful business that serves its clients well, while consistently building business and developing its staff.

Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about your agency’s history and development to date, your company ethos and brand values.
  2. Tell us how you attract and retain landlords and help them develop portfolios.
  3. Tell us about managing larger portfolio landlords and your services that support them.
  4. Tell us why your customers choose you – and supply three testimonials.

Lettings Agency of the Year (10+ branches)

Large agencies, corporate groups or franchises operating under single or multiple brands may enter this category, either for one brand or the group as a whole, whether regional or national. This is your opportunity to demonstrate excellence on a larger scale.

Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about your agency’s history, coverage and development to date, your company ethos and brand values.
  2. Tell us how your business has grown in strength and profitability through having multiple branches.
  3. Tell us about managing larger portfolio landlords and your services that support them.
  4. Tell us why your customers choose you – and supply three testimonials.

Single Branch Estate Agency of the Year

The first office of a new agency with great plans – or an established local single office sales business. What have you already achieved and what are your goals? How do you make your business compete with larger agencies – and win the business?

Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about your agency’s history and development to date, your company ethos and brand values.
  2. Tell us about your innovations, plans and goals for the future.
  3. Tell us about professional training and development of your staff.
  4. Tell us why your customers choose you – and supply testimonials.

Estate Agency of the Year (2-5 branches)

Independent owner/director-run agencies can win the long-term loyalty of clients, with the personal touch, local knowledge and involvement. The judges look for a first class agency that really stands out in their town.


Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about your agency’s history, coverage and development to date, your company ethos and brand values.
  2. Tell us how your business has grown in strength and profitability through having multiple branches.
  3. Tell us about your marketing activity in the press and through social media.
  4. Tell us why your customers choose you – and supply three testimonials.

Estate Agency of the Year (6-9 branches)

With a larger business, economies of scale come into play and help agencies offer a broader range of properties and services, sharing information between the branches, having a larger well-trained and experienced staff. The judges will be looking for a cohesive, successful business that serves its clients well, while consistently building business and developing its staff.

Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about your agency’s history, coverage and development to date, your company ethos and brand values.
  2. Tell us how your business has grown in strength and profitability through having multiple branches.
  3. Tell us about your range of services, e.g. Land & New Homes, mortgages, conveyancing etc.
  4. Tell us why your customers choose you – and supply three testimonials.

Estate Agency of the Year (10+ branches)

Large agencies, corporate groups or franchises operating under single or multiple brands may enter this category, either for one brand or the group as a whole, whether regional or national. This is your opportunity to demonstrate excellence on a larger scale.


Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about your agency’s history, coverage and development to date, your company ethos and brand values.
  2. Tell us how your business has grown in strength and profitability through having multiple branches.
  3. Tell us about your acquisitions, new departments/services and future plans..
  4. Tell us why your customers choose you – and supply three testimonials.

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