A family run Tamworth business has enjoyed a double dose of awards success by being named in the top one per cent of estate agencies across the country and among the best single office estate agents for both sales and lettings in the West Midlands.
Next Place, which has recently moved to Glascote Road, received the EA Masters awards from TV presenter Gabby Logan at a gala event at the 02 Arena in London on Friday 12 October.
They received a silver for their lettings agency and were finalists in the sales category and were rated exceptional in both categories which ranked them as the 23rd agency out of 25,000 in the UK. This is the second consecutive year Next Place has been ranked as exceptional.
The EA Masters is a national competition which has seen thousands of estate agencies in the UK be assessed for their customer service, professionalism and results.
Part of the judging process involved agencies being mystery shopped.
The awards are supported by internet portal Rightmove and industry training provider The Property Academy and the categories were spread across single office agencies, small agencies (2- 5 offices), medium sized agencies and corporate agencies.
Anton Plackowski, Next Place’s founder, said: “We were all delighted when our name was announced as being exceptional in both categories and among the best agents in the region.
“The one thing we strive for, almost obsessively, is that when someone has dealings with Next Place Estate Agents they come away feeling as if they have been treated respectfully, professionally and with total honesty. These awards are testimony to our commitment to the highest standards of customer service and I’m very proud of our team.”
Anton, who started the agency in 2014, added: “These awards attracted particularly strong agencies across the region so to do well in both categories is a huge achievement for us.
“We always aim to do our best for our clients, whether they are vendors, buyers, landlords or tenants, and these awards show our hard work, innovation and focus on looking after our people has been recognised in a leading industry competition.
“We are also the only Tamworth agent to be awarded a double exceptional standard in both sales and lettings in our areas and we will now feature in the Best Estate Agent Guide 2019.”
Peter Knight, Managing Director of The Property Academy said: “25000 agencies were assessed, and the exceptional rating is only awarded to the top 5% of branches. For Next Place to achieve exceptional in both sales and lettings is indeed exceptional.”
The agency moved into its new offices at 112 Glascote Road last month as it had outgrown its previous premises.