Estate Agency of the Year Awards

Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2016
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Simon Brien

Best New Homes Estate Agency 2016

Simon Brien is very well regarded in its location due to the team’s experience and passion. They demonstrate a fantastic breadth of knowledge, even stretching to understanding tax implications for clients and being able to make recommendations where required. Clients can expect regular updates and the entire team is able to speak with authority on any number of issues and queries. Aside from knowing practically all developers personally, they actively conduct sales and support meetings. It is clear that the key members of the business are as integral to land trade, new homes and development as the developers themselves. From being formed in 2014 during difficult market conditions, they have sold thousands of homes and generated a huge amount of turnover through land sales. The panel was hugely impressed by the company’s ability to deliver traditional agency services whilst simultaneously taking advantage of every technology available: the team at Simon Brien has considerable ‘left-field’ experience and they manage relationships with all stakeholders beautifully.

Best Northern Ireland Estate Agency 2016

Simon really knows his stuff. He is heavily involved in his business but manages to tread the fine line between being hands-on without stifling his team’s creativity. The business is really making its mark in the prestige market, and this achievement can be ascribed to their attention to detail. Regular contact is paramount; the clients feel valued as the team are often in touch, even if there is nothing to report. They are making headway in the digital marketing arena and market their properties across a variety of platforms dependent on the target audience. This is run in-house so they have total control over tone of voice and key messaging but also so they can be 100% responsive. It integrates really well with the new website and property microsites. The introduction of 3D viewings is showing promise, especially in the new homes arena, and has seen an impressive increase in viewings.