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We recently joined Relocation Agent Network to mark its 20th National Conference and celebrated our status as East Northants Local Expert.
We met fellow Relocation Agent Network members from across England Scotland and Wales for the National Conference at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel on Friday 15 November.
Celebrating its 20th National Conference, the Relocation Agent Network event culminated in a glittering black tie Awards Dinner and ceremony, which was endorsed by leading UK relocation HR magazine Re:locate. The sold out evening event was hosted by television presenter and comedian Dara O Briain.
Relocation Agent Network personally selects each of its members, basing criteria on quality of service, local knowledge, professionalism and mystery shopper feedback. Affiliated to Cartus, the premier provider of relocation services, Relocation Agent Network members help Cartus move relocating families in and out of areas across England, Scotland and Wales. This offers customers an additional channel of buyer when selling their property.
Members like us can also help customers through their unique ‘Referral Network’, which helps people who are looking to move out of the local area, by referring them to a Relocation Agent in the location they are moving to.
Managing Director of Relocation Agent Network, Richard Tucker said of ’s attendance, “We are delighted to have welcomed each of our members, including Richard James to this year’s 20th National Conference. As a selected member of the Network, in our opinion, Richard James is East Northants Local Expert for buying and selling.”
Richard James named BEST Agent in the central region by the Relocation Agent Network! (3rd Year in a row!)
We are delighted to announce we have won Relocation Agent Network’s prestigious 2013 Best Agent Central Regional Award at the Network’s 20th Annual Conference, held at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London on Friday 15 November.
The annual prize gives the winning Network member the title of ‘Best Agent in the Central Region’ and is awarded on a number of criteria measuring the agent’s overall contribution to Relocation Agent Network, their ability to achieve customer satisfaction, a strong market share locally and a proven record of helping relocating buyers move both in and out of the area.
This year’s event was Relocation Agent Network’s 20th National Conference. To celebrate, the day ended with a glittering black tie Awards Dinner, which was hosted by comedian and television presenter, Dara O Briain, who presented us with our award.
We are very proud to be named the region’s best Relocation Agent Network members. It recognises the hard work and combined effort of everyone at Richard James over the last 12 months and clearly demonstrates to our buying and selling customers that we are one of Wellingborough & Irthlingborough’s leading estate agents.”
Richard Tucker, Relocation Agent Network’s Managing Director said, “Richard James’ outstanding customer service, independent business initiatives, local market share and commitment to our Network principles means that this award is thoroughly deserved. Congratulations to all the team.”
The bunting was up and the experts were out in force for this year’s Relocation Agent Network National Conference. The Richard James team have just returned from another successful Network event, packed with top tips and business ideas.
Taking place on 15 November at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, we heard from business experts including, Linda Moir, the ‘brains’ behind the London Olympics’ 15,000 ‘Games Makers’. Linda discussed the relationship between employee engagement and customer experience. Also taking to the stage was Andy Lopata, the man named Europe’s leading business networking strategist by the Financial Times.
This year’s event was extra special as it marked Relocation Agent Network’s 20th National Conference and to celebrate, the day ended with a glittering black tie Awards Dinner, hosted by none other than comedian and television presenter, Dara O Briain – star of Mock the Week and The Apprentice: You’re Fired.
What does OUR Network membership mean to YOU? The Relocation Agent Network team search every local market across England, Scotland and Wales, looking for the best independent estate agents to represent them. To be exclusively invited to join the Network, we had to be Wellingborough & Irthlingborough’s leading agent in quality of service, local knowledge, professionalism and score highly in the Network team’s mystery shopper exercise.
Through our membership and our affiliation to Cartus, the premier provider of global relocation services, Relocation Agent Network members help Cartus move relocating families in and out of areas across England, Scotland and Wales. This offers Richard James customers an additional channel of buyer when selling their property.
So Relocation Agent Network has chosen us, now it’s your turn to see how good we are…
We are pleased to announce that the company has been shortlisted by Relocation Agent Network, a national network of independent estate agents, for the 2013 Best Agent Central Region Award.
The winner will be announced at a black tie evening Awards Dinner held at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London on Friday 15 November. The Awards Dinner closes Relocation Agent Network’s annual National Conference, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the awards ceremony will be hosted by comedian and television presenter, Dara O Briain.
Relocation Agent Network’s 2013 Best Agent Central Region Award is an annual prize for the agent that has consistently made the best overall contribution to the Network throughout the year and offers those shortlisted the chance to become the Network’s ‘Best Network Agent in the Central Region’. To reach this stage of the award programme, agents must demonstrate great customer service, independent business initiatives, local market share and a commitment to the Relocation Agent Network principles.
We are delighted to be shortlisted, especially as it recognises the hard work and combined effort, commitment and enthusiasm of our entire team. We look forward to attending this year’s Network Awards Dinner to celebrate the year’s successes with our fellow members from across the country.
Richard Tucker, Relocation Agent Network’s Managing Director commented, “All members are encouraged to work together to promote the Network as a whole as well as their individual companies. As a network of independent estate agents, made up of 16 regions across England, Scotland and Wales, our regional award recognises the agent that has most successfully demonstrated outstanding independent business initiatives and embraced the Network principles.”
We will attending the Relocation Agent Network National Conference on Friday 15 November. Held at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, the event is attended by Relocation Agent Network members, all independent estate agents across England, Scotland and Wales. The event will include a trade exhibition and black tie evening Awards Dinner.
Expert keynote speakers include the woman responsible for the 15,000 ‘Games Makers’ at the London Olympics, Linda Moir; author and television presenter, Nigel Risner; and Andy Lopata, Europe’s leading business networking strategist as named by the Financial Times.
This year’s event marks Relocation Agent Network’s 20th National Conference. To celebrate, the day will culminate in a glittering black tie Awards Dinner hosted by comedian and television presenter, Dara O Briain. Endorsed by leading UK relocation magazine Re:locate, a total of 27 awards will be presented at the event, including the most coveted award, the Relocation Agent Network Agent of the Year.
The Network personally selects each of its members, basing criteria on quality of service, local knowledge, professionalism and mystery shopper feedback. As an affiliation of Cartus, the premier provider of global relocation services, Relocation Agent Network members help Cartus move relocating families in and out of areas across England, Scotland and Wales. This offers Richard James customers an additional channel of buyer when selling their property.
Members like Richard James can also help customers through their ‘Referral Network’, which helps people who are looking to move out of the local area, by referring them to a Relocation Agent in the location they are moving to.
Each year we return from Relocation Agent Network’s National Conference armed with innovative business ideas that benefit our buying and selling customers. The event provides us with an unrivalled opportunity to gain valuable insight from business experts and our fellow members from around the country. It’s always a highlight on the calendar!
Richard James has welcomed the news that the Government has launched their Help to Buy scheme three months earlier than planned. Introduced this month, the Help to Buy scheme aims to encourage more buyers to enter the property market.
A survey conducted by Relocation Agent Network (of which Richard James is a member) found that 97% of its surveyed membership thinks the scheme will have a positive effect on the market. Indeed, the majority of Network members1 who took part in the survey believe that the Help to Buy programme will result in first time buyers increasing by up to 20%.
Relocation Agent Network’s survey also published good news for those already looking for a home, with 77% of its members indicating that the scheme will attract more sellers to the market – which means more houses to choose from! from , the member of Relocation Agent Network in said, “Even before the Help to Buy scheme was brought forward, we had begun to see an increase in first time buyers after its initial announcement. So with a three month head start we’re looking forward to seeing the positive effect the scheme will have on the market”.
Of course, getting onto the property ladder remains challenging for some, but we urge anyone looking to buy to get in touch for help and advice. As East Northants appointed Relocation Agent Network member, we’re your Local Experts and here to help.
If you’re thinking of selling, our Network membership also means that we have access to potential out of town buyers moving into the area, providing an additional avenue for you to sell your home. To find out what our Network membership really means, visit www.relocation-agent-network.co.uk or contact us directly.
Richard James this week completed 22 years in business; from humble beginnings the business as grown to become one of the most recognized businesses in the local area. Directors Richard Fowler and James Rota originally formed the company in 1991 after working for other estate agents in the area and took the view they could do things differently and better on their own.
Two of the key ingredients to the success of the business over the years have been quality marketing and good customer communication. We have always believed that we market both the company and individual properties better than our competitors. Good quality photographs and strong presentation attracts viewing and in turn buyers. Many agents fall short in this respect along with poor communication. We always keep in close contact with our vendors, giving feedback after each viewing. If we say we will call someone, we actually make that call. Our ethics have not changed over the years and we intend to continue to offer future customers the same high level of service and honesty.
Richard James has been recognised as one of the region’s leading estate agents, which has been enforced by winning the Relocation Agent Network’s Best Agent Regional Award in both 2011 and 2012. The network is an invitation only network of some of the best selected estate agents across the country, who then form the estate agency arm of Cartus Relocation, the premier provider of global relocation services.
After 22 years we are still going strong and look to the future with great ambition and optimism.
This year, reports in the news have begun to indicate signs of a recovery in the UK housing market. And our membership organisation, Relocation Agent Network has added to this good news with the publication of their September Property Survey.
When asking their members whether they think that current market levels will improve in the last quarter of 2013, 79% of respondents said that it would. So is this positive prediction one for buyers or sellers? Well according to over half (52%) of Relocation Agent Network member respondents, the market will see an increase in both buyers and sellers between now and the end of the year.
Indeed, across England, Scotland and Wales, the majority of estate agent respondents stated that they think the number of prospective buyers and sellers will increase by up to 10% in the next quarter.1
Thinking of Moving? So whether it’s all systems go or you’re still umming and aahing about moving home, give us a call to talk through your options. We’re Relocation Agent Network’s selected member for East Northants. As an invitation-only membership organisation, the Network only selects estate agents that they believe provide customers with the very best service and knowledge of the local market.
The number of first time buyers entering the UK housing market continues to rise in 2013 when compared to last year. A recent survey conducted by Relocation Agent Network asked its estate agent members whether they saw an increase in first time home owners this year compared to 2012, with 91% reporting that they had.
According to Relocation Agent Network, nearly two thirds of its estate agents indicate that first time buyers have increased by up to 10% in the last 12 months. When asked what the biggest influence is in encouraging more first time buyers to enter the property market, over half of survey respondents (54%) cited increased mortgage availability.
As members of Relocation Agent Network, we have started to see an increase in first time buyers entering the market in the last 12 months, which is great to see. The market remains challenging for some however and we’d encourage anyone wanting to buy a house to contact us for help and advice. As East Northant’s appointed Relocation Agent Network member, we are your Local Experts and can help you to get on the property ladder, so get in touch today!
“Thinking of selling? Our Network membership also means that we have access to potential out of town buyers moving into the area, providing an additional avenue for you to sell your home. Visit www.relocation-agent-network.co.uk for more information on what our Network membership really means or contact us directly .”
The British summer has finally arrived and so too it seems have home buyers… A recent survey conducted by Relocation Agent Network has found that buyer enquiries are up by 20%. 87% of Network estate agents based in England, Scotland and Wales indicated that they have seen an increase in the number of buyers entering the market when compared to the same time last year. And more buyers mean we need more sellers, so if you’re umming and aaaahing about whether to put your house up for sale, contact us on 01933 224400 or email@example.com. We’d be happy to discuss our experiences of the current market and help you to decide whether the time is right.
Ready to Sell?
If you’re already past the deciding stage and are actively looking to instruct an estate agent, we are Relocation Agent Network’s selected member for wellingborough & Irthlingborough. As an invitation-only membership organisation, the Network only selects those agents that they believe provide the very best in customer service and local expertise.
Unique Channel of Buyer
Not only this, but through our membership with Relocation Agent Network, we’re able to offer sellers a completely unique channel of buyer that no other estate agent in East Northants can provide you with.
How? Network members across the UK, work together to provide a unique relocation referral service to their customers. Known as the ‘Referral Network’, this is how it works…
1. Our member in North London is helping a family moving to Wellingborough sell their London property.
2. We provide the family with information about the local area and help them find their new home from the properties that we’ve been instructed to sell.
3. It saves the relocating family time, effort and money in looking for a new home, in an unfamiliar location.
4. And provides our sellers with an opportunity to showcase their homes to buyers moving into the area, a service that none of our competitors can offer.
5. If that wasn’t enough, the referral service is completely free to both the buyer and the seller.
Our ‘Referral Network’ is so successful, that just last month two of our members broke a referral record for helping a customer not only sell their home, but find a new one too!