Double 5 Star win for Home Hunts at Top Industry Awards!

Double 5 Star win for Home Hunts

Following a superb evening in London on Monday 24th September, we are extremely proud to announce that Home Hunts won two 5 star awards for both ‘Best Real Estate Agency France’ and ‘Best Real Estate Agency Website France ’ at The International Property Awards 2012 – 2013.

Double 5 Star win for Home Hunts
Double 5 Star win for Home Hunts

Both the coveted accolades were announced and presented to our Directors, Francois-Xavier de Vial and Tim Swannie (pictured) at a gala banquet attended by property professionals at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square on Monday, 24th September.

The International Property Awards and it’s winners’ logo is recognised as a symbol of excellence throughout the global property industry.  Attaining one of these esteemed awards is indisputable evidence that Home Hunts is capable of beating some exceedingly strong contenders within the highly competitive European property arena.

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The Best Real Estate Agency France Award

The International Property Awards is now in its 17th year and has become recognised as the highest standard of excellence in the property world. Over the past few years, Director, Tim Swannie who is a resident in France has become a trusted source of knowledge on the French market and is often quoted in the national newspapers, magazines and trade publications.  Commenting on Home Hunt’s impressive double award win, fighting off competition from some of the leading agents in France, Tim Swannie says:

“Francois and I are delighted to receive these acclaimed awards and we are extremely proud of the whole team in France.  After the years of hard work invested into building Home Hunts, this shows we are now able to compete and win over some of the big names in the industry. The Home Hunts’ approach differs from that of the traditional estate agency, we are a buyer’s agent and the highest levels of client service are required. Each client is given a bespoke service and we are delighted that the quality of service and the outstanding work of our team has been reflected in the ‘Best Agency Award’.  Also, as the majority of all property searches start online today, we are constantly striving to harness advances in technology and understand the importance of a superior online presence – this award for our website is a significant achievement!”

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The plaque for the Best website award

Established in 2005, Home Hunts offers a complete professional property search service for clients interested in purchasing luxury properties across France, Switzerland, Monaco and London and is soon to open in New York. This property finders’ service acts on behalf of the buyer predominantly to find high end properties of typically €1m and above. Because Home Hunts deal with this scale of property, its clients are mostly high net worth individuals, and often well known celebrities. Home Hunts French team consists of more than 35 multi-lingual property specialists based throughout the country.

Tim Swannie adds: “Even through the turbulent times of recent years, we have managed to continue expanding our business in France. We now cover the entire South of France as well as Paris and the French Alps and are currently in the process of opening three new regions, which will be announced shortly.  Our main focus is always to ensure that our international clients are offered an unrivalled level of support and service. These awards should help to confirm our commitment to excellence”

The judging panel consisted of more than 70 professionals whose collective knowledge of the property industry is unsurpassed by any other property awards. This year’s judges include Sir David Michels (President of Hilton Foundation), Ben Elder (Global Director of Valuation, RICS), Christopher Hall (Past President of NAEA), Ian potter (ARLA Operations Manager) and Thijs Stoffer (CEO International Property Manager). The judging process takes many months and all aspects of the competitors business are scrutinized from marketing literature, sales process, website and database systems, client service, advertising and marketing campaigns and so on. The board contact clients and companies for references and are even known to “secret shop” competitors to experience their service first hand.

The five star awards are the top awards available in each country and are both highly sought after and difficult to achieve! Congratulations, once again to the whole Home Hunts team!

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