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Allsop has won the prestigious Auction Agency of the Year award at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2016, run by The Sunday Times and The Times.

Judging the award was a panel of top industry experts, presided by Katrine Sporle, Ombudsman at The Property Ombudsman, as Chairperson of Judges, alongside David Mackie, President of the NAEA.

Commenting on the award win, Gary Murphy, Head of Residential Auctions, said: “Allsop has been synonymous with auctions for decades and, between the auctioneers alone, we have 120 years of rostrum experience, so we are delighted to win this award.

“Allsop is known as a market leader in the UK and Ireland, a reputation it has earnt by constantly pioneering new ways of selling. As well as taking great pride in the level of service we offer for our traditional ‘ballroom’ auctions, we are constantly evolving our service to meet the needs of vendors and buyers. We embrace technology and uniquely combine traditional auctions with digital marketing and sales techniques, such as our New Homes Online Auction Service.

“This award reflects the hard work, dedication and exceptional expertise of the auction team and is fantastic news as Allsop looks forward to 2017.”

Facts & figures on Allsop Residential Auctions

  • Allsop has been number one in the Estate Gazette’s auction house ranking table for the past 18 years and has topped Essential Information Group’s residential auction league table for 22 years in a row.
  • In the 2015/16 financial year, Allsop’s average rate of lots sold in residential auctions is 82%, compared to an industry average of 77% for residential auction houses.
  • In the 2015/2016 financial year, Allsop received 2.68m visitors to the online auction catalogues from 197 territories.
  • Of the 1,862 lots Allsop was instructed on between October 2015 and September 2016, 80% were from repeat clients.

Notes to editor

Allsop is an independent property consultancy with a market-leading reputation for high quality service, integrity and innovation. We are also well known as the UK’s largest and most successful auction house.  Our success is built on over 100 years’ experience in commercial and residential property consultancy and sales.

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