Estate agents return with auction prize

Under the hammer with run�Pattinson's Estate Agents.
Under the hammer with run�Pattinson's Estate Agents.

One of the North East’s largest estate agents took the top spot at a special evening of industry awards last week.

The team at family-run Pattinson had reason to celebrate on Tuesday night after being named Residential Auction House of the Year at the prestigious Negotiator Awards.

The firm, which employs almost 200 members of staff and has 29 offices across the region, including in Alnwick and Morpeth, was nominated in four categories in total.

Pattinson’s auction manager, Justin Beckwith, said: “It is great to bring this award back to the North East.

“The team at Pattinson prides itself on delivering the best service to our clients and we are extremely proud to have that recognised. This award is testament to the fantastic hard work put in by our dedicated team.”

The Negotiator Awards recognise estate agencies which provide exceptional service, outstanding marketing and excellent business success and they are judged by industry-leading experts, including the Property Ombudsman.

Pattinson’s was chosen over four other auction houses from around the country to win the sought-after residential auction house gong, with the judges particularly impressed by the company’s innovative use of branding. 

The agency was also awarded bronzes for Large Lettings Agency and North East Agency of the Year.

The awards came as figures from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) show that demand is now at levels seen before the EU referendum.

Mr Beckwith added: “Demand remains strong right across the region and we are especially seeing more people turning to auction to seek their properties.”

Pattinson was launched by Keith Pattinson in 1977 in Newcastle.