Now in their 13th year the International Property Awards is not just another back scratching industry type ceremony where figures from the world or real estate get together to praise each other and pat each other on the back – the International Property Awards serve an incredibly important function for the likes of you and me who might one day like to own a home abroad, live overseas or dabble in real estate investing overseas.
The awards are sponsored by CNBC for a start which means that they are NOT sponsored by a related company that will at least want a lifetime’s achievement award for services rendered! In addition to this the panel of judges that assess who and which company are excelling and setting the highest standards in the industry are those truly in the know!
The judges are selected for having a deep understanding and awareness of international real estate and the panel of 26 have to determine which companies independently nominated in all categories are truly deserving of these incredibly high and well respected accolades.
The 2007 International Property Award winners have just been announced and chairman of the judging panel Eric Pickles MP, opened by saying “this year, following a rise in the number of entrants and an impressive increase in quality, competition was exceptionally fierce and the judging very close.”
“Okay, okay” I hear you yawn – “but what’s the point of the International Property Awards? What does it all mean for me?”
Well, as stated if you have any interest in the overseas property market then the awards can help you find the very best, most reputable and trustworthy in the international fields of everything from estate agents to property developers, from architects to interior designers!
One of the most hotly contended awards this year was the ‘Best Spanish Property Portal 2007’ – the reason for this is because the Spanish property market is one of the most competitive, over subscribed, in demand and active real estate markets in the whole world and as a result everyone and his cat wants a piece of the action.
There are thousands of Spanish property portals online all claiming to be able to show the surfer where the best properties are – but the winner of this year’s award epitomized everything the International Property Awards stand for.
Simply put the Awards aim to distinguish the highest levels of achievement in a range of property-related fields which is why the company Kyero won out in the most intensely contended category of ‘Best Spanish Property Portal 2007.’ The company was the single company that invested the most effort and resources into producing the ultimate portal for anyone seeking property in Spain.
The presentation dinner for the 2007 awards was attended by 350 representatives from 57 companies, each nominated for an award in their particular field of expertise and Dan McClean, Director of CNBC Europe commented “the winners of this year’s awards represent the leaders in the property industry.”
So, if you want to buy property abroad and you want to know who the best of the best estate agents are, who the best of the best property developers are or which are the best of the best property portals by country…you should really pay attention to the winners of the annual International Property Awards!