Low-down on the best gigs in town
January 09, 2015
Your diary still smells new – the blank white pages just waiting to be filled. Who knows where the year will take you: to a property event perhaps?
Reasons why I should attend property events:
Networking – when else do you get engage with fellow agents, discuss key trends and share knowledge?
Knowledge – more often than not, events offer presentations by industry experts on topical issues: ideal for keeping up to date with new initiatives
Credibility – if you’re brave enough to attend as an award entrant, anticipate being able to capitalise on PR opportunities and an increased awareness of your agency
Motivation – as a constructive day away from the office, it can be refreshing to be around like-minded people, inspiring you to reflect and set new goals for the business
Convinced? With numerous meetings and sessions taking place throughout the year, here’s our low-down on 5 of the best.
ARLA (The Association of Residential Letting Agents) Conference
Date: 31st March
With Alastair Campbell announced as its keynote speaker, ARLA 2015 will take place just weeks before the General Election. The future of the industry beyond May is bound to be a hot topic, with organisers promising an event packed with essential information on various trends and practical business issues, including the highly anticipated legal update session.
Lettings Agency of the Year
Date: 12th June (provisional)
In association with The Sunday Times, The Lettings Agency of the Year Awards regards itself as the definitive benchmark for excellence in the industry. The very best agents from across the UK gather to share knowledge and find out who’s making the grade.
The Negotiator Awards
Date: 4th November (provisional)
Billed as the ‘Property Party of the Year’, The Negotiator Awards are enjoyed by property professionals from across the industry. The awards are free to enter, making it an attractive prospect for agents willing to pit themselves against the competition, walking away with gold.
Relocation Agent Network National Conference
Date: 13th November
Relocation Agent Network members are of course handpicked by Cartus, the premier provider of global relocation. The Network’s conference and awards dinner celebrates the performance of members who are leading the field, as well as offering an educational day of topical presentations.
Estate Agency of the Year
Date: 4th Dec (provisional)
As a complementary award ceremony to The Lettings Agency of the Year, The Estate Agency of the Year Awards also seeks to find and reward the very best of the best, with overall winner regarded as the most prestigious title to hold for the following twelve months.