Richard James sweeps the board for Best Agents in Swindon and Faringdon

By Anita Jaynes on 24 September, 2018

Richard James Estate Agents has taken the top spots in the lettings and estate agents categories in the allAgents People Awards for Swindon and Faringdon.

The allAgents People Awards is UK’s largest free awards scheme for agents and people working within the property industry.  The awards recognise the best in the industry based entirely on feedback from clients across the past year.

Richard James’ employees took the gold, silver and bronze places in the category for Best Overall Agents in Swindon, which includes both letting agents and sales agents, as well as taking a total of seven places in the top ten.

Lettings area manager Caroline Schaefer took the top spot, with Old Town lettings manager Rebecca Barrett being awarded silver and North Swindon lettings manager Nicola Bint coming in with the bronze award.

Mandy Sweeney, Sophia Blackburn, Sophie Carter and Ellis-Rose Wigley also made the top ten overall in Swindon, whilst Joanna Hill was named the Best Overall Agent in Faringdon.

Laura Dewhirst and Louise Robinson were also recognised for their work in the Best Lettings Agent category.

Barrie Brocks came fourth in the Best Estate Agent in Swindon category.

Sue Gidney, Lettings Director for Richard James, explained: “I am very proud that our teams have been recognised in these awards, especially as they’ve been nominated and voted for independently by our clients – landlords and tenants.

“Customer service is paramount for us and so to know that our customers are giving us this vote of confidence is amazing.  Our tenants need to know that they’re being looked after properly and our landlords must be sure that their properties are in safe hands and that they’re being protected by adhering to all of the regulations that govern the sector.

“Lettings and sales is fundamentally a people-based business and this shows that we definitely have the best people in Swindon and Faringdon.”

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Pictured above from left to right the Richard James team: Joanna Hill, Rebecca Barrett, Nicola Bint and Caroline Shaefer