Estate Agency of the Year Awards

Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2016
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Best Estate Agency to Work for 2016

This award is judged on a different basis to the rest of the awards. Entrants are given an online questionnaire to distribute to their team which asks individuals to rate statements about their employer on a scale ranging from “Strongly Agree” to “Strongly Disagree”.

The questions are designed to discover how each individual views every aspect of their employment, from how valued they feel, to remuneration, career prospects and progression and if they’d recommend their employer to a friend or family member.

Companies are required to gather responses from at least 40% of their team in order to be judged for this award. All replies remain anonymous but each response is checked to ensure it is an individual and genuine response. Answers are then analysed, and we are delighted to recognise the following companies.

These are businesses which are setting the standard for employee best practice and which should be congratulated on the motivation and loyalty they engender in their teams.

Best Social Media Estate Agency 2016

The team at Victorstone demonstrated excellent knowledge of the different platforms and how each can be best used for the different messages and different audiences. In particular, their knowledge of how to work social as a B2B marketplace as well as a B2C sets them apart from others. They understand how to grow an audience and brand online and they continue to challenge themselves in the fast moving world of social media. The panel really applauds the fact that they hold training sessions specific to the different platforms and hold dedicated quick briefing sessions to ensure everyone is up to date with industry news and relevant articles. The social media policy is key to the success of the strategy and this forms part of the employment contract so the team understand their role and boundaries. They use a marketing calendar but there is also fluidity around what they post and when, which is utterly appropriate for a business of this size. Impressive.