Lodestone Property based in Bruton, has been recognised for its outstanding customer service to its clients by the biggest award scheme in the UK residential property industry.
The ESTAS sponsored by Zoopla determines the best estate agents in the UK through research carried out amongst customers who are asked a series of questions about the service they have received during the home moving process. This year saw record entries making the competition the toughest yet and one of the biggest surveys in the UK property industry with 36,000 customers completing one of the online ESTAS surveys.
Estate agents have been shortlisted in 30 regions around the UK. The regional and national winners will be announced at the 15th annual ESTAS ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 20th April. The awards will be presented by TV property expert Phil Spencer in front of 1,000 of the UK’s top property professionals, Spencer said “Any firm that enters The ESTAS has already sent a clear message that they are passionate about customer service so to make it on to the shortlist is a huge achievement in itself”.
Simon Brown, founder of The ESTAS says “Our job is to highlight agents who are providing exceptional levels of customer care through the home moving process. At The ESTAS we believe the only way to judge the performance of an agent is to ask the clients who have experienced the whole service through to completion. It’s often later in the transaction when a firm really shows their worth and at those times its their experience and professionalism that gets the deal back on track.”
Athena Hubble, Commercial Director at headline sponsor Zoopla said, “This is our eighth year sponsoring The ESTAS and we are delighted to be once again supporting this key industry event. Customer feedback is essential to any organisation and it is fantastic to see the best in the industry being recognised for their efforts. Good luck to all those taking part and I look forward to meeting the winners on stage in April!”
The Best Estate Agent categories will be presented by leading software business Reapit. Simon Whale Director said. “Congratulations to all the agents that have been shortlisted for the ESTAS. Having won Best Software Supplier at last year’s awards, we know how much it means to win an award that is voted for by your customers. We look forward to meeting the winners on stage on the 20th April.”
Managing Partner, Sue Macey said “We’re absolutely delighted to have made it on to this year’s shortlist. We are passionate about the level of service we deliver to our clients and this proves all the hard work the team put in has paid off. And of course a huge thank you to our clients for their support”.
The Awards are organised by The ESTAS Group Ltd. www.theestas.com