Third national triumph

PUBLISHED: 10:28 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:37 26 October 2009

Putterills directors Mark Shearing, Andrew Whyman and Richard Selwyn receive their award from Mariella Frostrup with one of the event sponsors

Putterills directors Mark Shearing, Andrew Whyman and Richard Selwyn receive their award from Mariella Frostrup with one of the event sponsors

Estate agents Putterills received a third national award in just two years at a top industry dinner attended by over 300 agents. The accolade, handed out by BBC presenter Mariella Frostrup, was in the Best Marketing Campaign category of the National Ass

Estate agents Putterills received a third national award in just two years at a top industry dinner attended by over 300 agents.

The accolade, handed out by BBC presenter Mariella Frostrup, was in the Best Marketing Campaign category of the National Association of Estate Agents annual awards.

A seminar was held last year at Beales Hotel, Hatfield, for homebuyers and landlords based on an original idea by a Putterills director.

The seminar attracted over 400 people and judges noted "that this led to an upturn in business of around 20 per cent which is a trend that has remained".

Putterills director Richard Selwyn said: "This is another fantastic accolade, especially in addition to awards in the best medium-size estate agency and best new homes categories last year."

Director Tony Putterill added: "At a time when the market is changing, reaching the right audience of buyers or tenants is even more important, so an award for our marketing initiatives shows Putterills' policy of constant evolution and innovation really does work.

"We are delighted."

n After a cooling of the property market at the end of 2007, Putterills reports an encouraging start to 2008.

Tony Putterill said: "January got off to a strong start with our offices across the county all reporting higher levels of business.

"The cut in interest rates helped and speculation as to future cuts is encouraging more buyers.

"As far as values are concerned, the relative shortage of new property coming onto the market means prices are remaining stable, and as demand grows towards Easter we expect to see some slight price rises in the early summer, making now an ideal time to buy.

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