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.

AWARDS CATEGORIES

Rising Star of the Year

For individual members of staff (not companies) in agencies, management companies and auction services. It identifies a special individual – a potential industry leader; who demonstrates enthusiasm, innovation, implementation and leadership qualities.

Open only to individuals born since 1st January 1988. The judges look for someone who, for their age, has been exceptionally successful. Enter this category yourself or nominate a colleague.

This category is now closed

Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about yourself: age, where you live, your background, education, qualifications etc.
  2. Tell us about your key strengths, your career to date and your ambitions for the future.
  3. Tell us your views on the opportunities, risks and rewards in the current property market.  
  4. Tell us your views on the future of property agency.
  5. Tell us about anything else which you feel will help you to win this Award.

Community Champion of the Year

Open to all agencies, auction houses and management companies. This award celebrates corporate and social responsibility in the community. For example, smaller agencies may be supporting schools, clubs, charities etc. and larger agencies may be engaged in major programmes of community support. The judges look for a lasting commitment and team involvement and action.

This category is now closed

Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us why community engagement is important to you and your team.
  2. Tell us how you plan your strategy and activities.
  3. Tell us what you have done to support your community to date and how it has impacted your agency.
  4. Tell us about your plans for 2018 and beyond.
  5. Tell us about anything else which you feel will help you to win this Award.

Marketing Campaign of the Year

Open to agencies, management companies and auction houses. This award recognises a successful marketing campaign in the past year (Since May 2017). The judges look for details of your campaign(s), objectives, creation and implementation and how you measured success. Include facts and figures and illustrations where appropriate.

This category is now closed

Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about your agency and how important marketing is to the business.
  2. Tell us how you formulate your ideas and plans for marketing.
  3. Tell us about your campaign(s) in the last 12 months.
  4. Tell us about the campaign(s) success and your conclusions.
  5. Tell us about anything else which you feel will help you to win this Award.
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Website of the Year

Open to agencies, management companies and auction houses. The judges look for excellence and innovation in your website’s appearance, functionality, efficiency, mobility and ease of use.  Your website builder should contribute to your entry, explaining technical aspects such as SEO, speed, flexibility.

This category is now closed

Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about your reasons for creating a new website. 
  2. Tell us what is innovative and special about it.
  3. Tell us how your business has grown since you launched this website.
  4. Tell us your technical goals and priorities in building the website and how you achieved them. Your website builder should contribute here.
  5. Tell us about anything else which you feel will help you to win this Award.
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Employer of the Year

Entries may be made by directors or staff who believe that their organisation offers real opportunities, training, support and recognition; fair remuneration and benefits – and a great place to work. Provide details such as: staff long service, recruitment strategy, professional development, mentoring, culture, social calendar, incentives and rewards.

This category is now closed

Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about your business – offices, staff numbers, areas of operation etc.
  2. Tell us what you do that makes you the best employer and explain your company ethos and brand values.
  3. Tell us how you incentivise and reward your staff.
  4. Tell us what your staff members think about the company.
  5. Tell us about anything else which you feel will help you to win this Award.

New Agency of the Year

Open to sales/lettings agency or property management company – independent or part of a franchise/network etc., launched since 1st January 2016. Provide an overview of the launch, including details of funding, business strategy and growth to date.

This category is now closed

Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about your background and why you decided to open a new agency.
  2. Tell us about your company ethos and brand values and what makes your agency stand out from the competition.
  3. Tell us about your growth and success to date – e.g. properties let or sold, staffing, local recognition etc.
  4. Tell us about your plans for future growth and development.
  5. Tell us about anything else which you feel will help you to win this Award.

Residential Auction Service of the Year

Open to auction houses, independent or franchise/network operating regular live auctions for residential property, at a venue and/or online. Demonstrate growth, innovation and service and include five testimonials from agent clients to support the entry.

This category is now closed

Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about your company’s background, growth and development to date.
  2. Tell us about your team and how you work together to build new business.
  3. Tell us about your services and your clients/agency partners.
  4. Tell us about your plans for growth and development of your services.
  5. Tell us about anything else which you feel will help you to win this Award.

Property Management Department of the Year

Open to any residential property management department within an agency. The category covers lettings management departments, block management departments and groups’ management divisions within a lettings agency business.

This category is now closed

Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about your department and how it works within the agency business.
  2. Tell us about your systems and innovations and improvements within your department.
  3. Tell us about your staff, how you recruit, train and reward them.
  4. Tell us about your plans for growth.
  5. Tell us about anything else which you feel will help you to win this Award.

Property Management Company of the Year

Open to any standalone residential property management company. The category covers property management and block management operations that are not directly connected to an estate or lettings agency.

This category is now closed

Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about your company’s history and the services that you offer.
  2. Tell us about your clients and the developments under your management.
  3. Tell us about staff recruitment, training and development.
  4. Tell us why you are successful in this very competitive market.
  5. Tell us about anything else which you feel will help you to win this Award.

Land & New Homes Specialist of the Year

If you have a Land & New Homes section (single person or a whole department) you can enter this category. As more agents recognise the opportunities offered in this sector, we’re looking for a team or an individual that is successfully sourcing land, planning development and selling the final product – the homes. 

This category is now closed

Entry form sections:

  1. Tell us about your company’s history, development and the services that you offer.
  2. Tell us about your developer/builder clients.
  3. Tell us about your involvement in the sale of the final developments.
  4. Tell us how you believe your business will grow in the future.
  5. Tell us about anything else which you feel will help you to win this Award.

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