Nicol & Co wins prestigious trophy in national property awards

Nicol & Co has scooped the trophy for ‘Team of the Year’ in the national Showhome 2024 awards, underlining their position as industry leaders in the newbuild sector.

The Worcestershire estate agent’s Land and New Home Team picked up the award for the way they offered end-to-end support to housebuilder clients, becoming an integral part of developers’ teams.

Matt Nicol, managing director of Nicol & Co, said: “We’re thrilled to have picked up this national award which once again shows how Nicol & Co is more than just an estate agency.

“Yes, we sell homes, and we do that very well, but we also help developers of new-build properties at the earliest stages, working with them throughout projects to make sure we deliver what buyers are after.

“Our Land and New Home Team specialises in the niche area of new homes across Worcestershire.

“They assist with everything from initial land assessment to property valuation and eventual sales of the resulting homes, forging a deep partnership with developers and ensuring a consistent strategy across all projects.”

In the past year, Nicol & Co’s Land and New Home Team has helped the sale of 46 homes across various projects for high-profile clients like Spitfire Homes, Lioncourt Homes, Bromford Housing Association and Piper Homes, among others.

Despite market challenges, the team also achieved the successful sale of almost 50% of the Faber development off-plan.

Mr Nicol added; “Offering essential industry knowledge and excelling in relationship building, our team’s adaptability and proactive approach has led to continued success and client satisfaction. 

“We have also made a strategic move to recruit a marketing manager with specialised experience in new homes, strengthening our team’s alignment with developers.

“Some of our distinct projects include the creation of compelling videos, some of which have featured new residents, highlighting the team’s commitment to driving engagement and enhancing the appeal of development projects.

“The team continuously secures sales by embracing additional marketing methods, maintaining consistent communication with potential buyers and highlighting the advantages of new homes.”

A spokesperson for Showhome said: “A huge congratulations to all this year’s remarkable winners – our judges had a very tough task on their hands!”

The full list of Showhome 2024 award winners was:

  • Woman of the Year: Anne Okafor MCIOB
  • Charitable Advocate of the Year: Lovell Homes
  • Innovation of the Year: GTC – Networked Heat Pump
  • Housebuilder of the Year: Keepmoat
  • New Development of the Year: Keepmoat
  • Showhome of the Year: Bellway
  • Team of the Year: Nicol & Co

Rising Star: Alexandra Negoita