And what a year it has been! We have truly far exceeded almost hope and expectation that we dared to have.
We know it's a big deal selling your home, and we also know that yet another estate agent in town may not be everyone's dream for their local high street. However, we were determined to make an impact on the local community, not just in terms of selling property but also to find a way of making a contribution to the neighbourhood.
Our R&R TODAY publication and website were specifically designed to achieved, with 20,000 newspapers delivered through the area. Alongside publicising some of the property we sell in a unique fashion, R&R TODAY is mainly a collection of local independent businesses who help to make Redhill and Reigate what they are. Since the first edition went out in August we've had great feedback and been approached by lots of other businesses wanting to take part. That's quite a change from putting the first issue together when we had nothing to show anyone and were really scraping together content. The next one comes out in January 2017, and from then on we plan a quarterly distribution.
We've been named the Gold Winner for Estate Agent in Redhill at the regional British Property Awards and we've been awarded Shop Front of the Year at the VIM2016 awards hosted by Estate Agent Networking. Our main priority is always to ensure our clients and customers are completely happy, but it's nice to get some industry recognition as well.
So what next? Well, next year we're going to open a lettings department with the aim of giving landlords and tenants some of the great service and results of our sales team. And we have some new and fun areas of promotion that we hope will build on what we've achieved this year and make 2017 even more successful for everyone.