House wins gold at property ‘Oscars’
operating as Auction House Loveitts in Coventry and
Warwickshire, has won the gold award as Residential Auction Service
of the Year in the 2019 Negotiator Awards – widely recognized as the most
important awards programme for the UK property industry.
from every corner of the UK were announced at a gala dinner hosted by comedian,
TV presenter and actor Tom Allen, in a sparkling ceremony at London’s five-star
Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.
award, auctioneer Bryan Baxter said: “As far as the property industry is
concerned, this is the equivalent of winning the ‘Oscars’! It’s an incredibly
prestigious award and is yet another milestone achievement for the group.”
The entry list
for the 2019 Negotiator Awards was the biggest in the history of the event,
which continues to grow in stature and importance with each year. Auction
House’s latest trophy repeats gold and silver successes at the ceremony in almost
every year since 2013.
added: “Nationally, the sector as a whole has had a tough year. But our 40
Auction House salesrooms seem not only to have ridden the storm, but in many
areas have been bucking the trend. We put that down to our unique combination
of local knowledge, regional expertise and national coverage, which has once
again proved so successful.”
caused by Brexit and the imminent General Election, Auction House November
results are on a par with last year. The group sold 154 lots in November, at a
success rate of 73% - up from 71% in 2018.
the figures, Sally Smith, Auctioneer and Director said: “Whilst some people
appear to be putting their property decisions on hold until the New Year,
others see auction as the speedy solution. With that in mind, we have over 600
lots entered into our December auctions nationally, and our rooms are busy with
bargain hunters, eager to purchase before normality returns next year.
“So it’s our
expectation that need-driven sellers and optimistic buyers will ensure a
high-level of sales in our pre-Christmas rush.”