Galley Properties, the independent Doncaster Estate and Letting Agents, are celebrating after being named in the running for three awards at the prestigious Negotiator Awards. They are the only Doncaster agency branch to be shortlisted for the work they do in the town. Teresa Galley comments, “while there may be some other names familiar to Doncaster residents, I am proud of the fact that it is the work we have done in our actual Doncaster branch that has put us on the shortlist and not some franchise head office miles away. Doncaster is important to us and we love helping people who live here find their dream home or manage their property properly. We have an amazing team of people and it is their hard work while working for the people of Doncaster that has helped us make the shortlist, well done to the team.”
The Negotiator Awards are often described as the top property awards in the UK. They are judged by leaders and experts in the property sector and Shortlist was decided on 4th September 2018 at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London. Galley Properties have excelled to become just one of a few UK agents to be recognised in three or more categories. They are also the only Doncaster specific branch to be shortlisted for any of the 34 awards. As the best performing agent in Doncaster they will be representing the town at the prestigious awards ceremony which will be held on the 30th of November at the Grosvener House Hotel on Park Lane in London. Each year the glamorous ceremony has a celebrity host, last year it was funny man Jimmy Carr, and the team at Galley are looking forward to the announcement of who will host the event this year.
The 2018 entry list was the biggest in the history of the Awards which continues to grow in stature and importance each year. This year the entry process was revamped and it is noticeable that this has resulted in some new and fresh names making the grade in the various categories. Stewart Craven, marketing manager at Galley Properties comments “this year was possibly the toughest entry for us to highlight all the amazing things we do for our customers. We have so many great things to shout about that is was a struggle to fit it all in. I’m glad that the hard work paid off and we made the shortlist. But I suspect it is our amazing sales times, the fact we achieve on average 97% of asking prices and our enviable experience managing hundreds of properties that has impressed the judges.”
This is now the fourth consecutive year that Galley Properties have performed well at the Negotiator Awards and in the past two years they were crowned Yorkshire and The Humber Agency of the Year Gold in 2016 and Bronze in 2017. This year they have been shortlisted for the Yorkshire category again as well as best Single Branch Estate Agency of the Year (sales) and best Single Branch Lettings Agency of the Year. Everyone is counting down until the 30th of November to see if the Doncaster based agency can build on previous year’s successes and bring home yet another award.
Chantal Perkin, who works in the lettings department says “it’s amazing to be shortlisted for our lettings work for the second year in a row. It’s been a tough year for the rental sector with many landlords selling up and the uncertainty over Brexit is weighing heavy on many more. Our team have worked so hard to help our landlords and tenants through this difficult time. I am proud of all the support we have given and to be shortlisted for our lettings work is the icing on the cake.”
Tashana Jackson from the sales department adds “sales have been going from strength to strength as more and more people get to hear about the professional service and amazing results we deliver. On average we achieved over 97% of asking prices last year and were also the top sales agent in large parts of Doncaster, such as Balby, for properties valued between £60,000 and £1,000,000. We also have sales times which are on average way above what other agents achieve in Doncaster. It’s took a lot of hard work and dedication to get to this point and I am pleased with all that we have achieved. All the happy customers we have is enough of a reward for me but if we win this award for our hard work I will be over the moon. Fingers crossed!”
For more information about the Negotiator Awards please visit: https://www.thenegotiatorawards.co.uk/
Looking to sell or rent out your property? Or maybe you are searching for your dream home? Why not find out what the two time Yorkshire and the Humber Agency of the Year winner, Galley Properties, can do for you. Contact the team on 01302570470 for a friendly, no obligation, chat.