Realty Crowned Best Managing Agent In National Awards
We are delighted to share the news that Realty have been voted overall best medium sized Managing Agent in the UK at the inaugural Association of Residential Managing Agents’ (ARMA) Ace awards. The event took place at London’s Tobacco Dock venue on Friday 7th July 2017 where Realty were judged winners in one of only three overall best agent categories divided by company size. Realty are the only North West based agent to win one of these top accolades.
Over recent years, ARMA have championed regulation within the property management industry and have worked hard to raise standards. ARMA-Q was introduced in 2014, a process whereby agents had to demonstrate that their professional procedures met strict criteria in order to remain ARMA members. Only the highest quality agents in the UK remained members (less than 300 firms) and all members now voluntarily subscribe to a stringent code of practice and regular audit.
The 2017 ARMA Ace awards was the first time that the organisation have commended the very best in field. The judges selected only those firms and individuals who are truly outstanding for recognition. The judging was undertaken by the largest panel of esteemed industry experts seen in recent times to ensure an objective and balanced result and where there was no deserving winner standing head and shoulders above others, no award was made.
Realty Director, Chris Wiles, said:
“It is an absolute honour to have been singled out as one of the best managing agents in the UK. The medium sized agent category is arguably the most competitive within the whole awards as there are many firms of this size. These awards represent the best of the best and what is really nice is how objectively the awards are judged on what we actually do on a day to day basis.”
He went on to say:
“I would like to congratulate the whole Realty team who work extremely hard to ensure we have such happy customers. It is their enthusiasm and passion to be the best every day, that has led to this national recognition. We have already been congratulated by a number of clients, many of which have experience of other agents, but are delighted that we were selected as the winners.”
Dr Nigel Glen, ARMA CEO, said:
“The winners are a credit to the industry and I know what a hard job the judges had in deciding who should go home with a trophy. The winning firms and team members are setting the standard for companies that wish to be recognised for achieving excellence and best practice in their field.”
The shortlist of finalists and the winners of all categories can be found here