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Entry guidance notes all categories

Entry guidance notes – all categories

The Negotiator Awards 2018 is open for entry. These Awards are free to enter – the only awards in the industry that don’t charge to enter.

You have until 21st August 2018 to submit your entry. This is an extended and final deadline.

There are two ways to submit your entry for The Negotiator Awards.

1) Enter online – this is the simplest and quickest way to prepare your entry. Just click on the ‘ENTER NOW’ button on the ‘ENTER HERE’ page in the menu bar and follow the steps. You have to register online as the first step. You’ll then receive an account confirmation email to validate your account. Once your account is set up, you can start your application, save it as you go and return at any time to continue and complete your Category entry or entries.


2) Submit an entry as a PDF with an entry form. As in previous years, you can still submit your entry in PDF format if you prefer, with a maximum of 10 sides of A4 including text and illustrations. Your entry must cover the five judging criteria in the Category descriptions. You should write a maximum of 500 words for each of the criteria.

First, download and complete an entry form and register with us by uploading it here. Include a copy of this when you upload your completed 10-page submission. You can upload your entry(s) here or via the link on the ‘ENTER NOW’ page.

You can also email your entry form/PDF submission  to

Entry to The Negotiator Awards is FREE


How to prepare your entry

The essential seven steps to success

Step 1:

There are some key improvements to this year’s Awards. One, is that you can now enter entirely online, or choose to supply a PDF as in previous years. Second, is that we have set out required sections – Judging Criteria – for you to answer in your submission. We’ve done this to make it easier and quicker to prepare your entries and to give the entries a consistent structure and level the playing field across all agencies.

Step 2:

Choose whether you would like to enter online or to submit a prepared PDF document with your submission. Entry is straightforward and simple online – though it is no easier to win!

If you choose to send us a PDF as in previous years, you must register first by filling in the Entry Form and uploading it here or emailing it to us at You then have until August 21st 2018 to send in your complete submission – but don’t leave it until the last minute! The best entries always seem to arrive with us earlier. This is a final deadline and there will be no extension.

Decide which categories to enter. Regional categories provide more of a chance of winning, so seriously consider this. They are very valuable for local business – you can enter regional and national categories.

If you are a supplier, carefully consider which category you best fit into; if in doubt, contact us for guidance.

Step 3:

Go to the ENTER HERE page from the menu bar. Read the category information carefully and be sure to answer the questions fully, but with a maximum of 500 words for  each question. This is the basic information upon which to build your submission and the points of comparison with other entries, for the judges.

Regional categories: focus on your position in that region, your business relationships, special things about operating in your region.

Step 4:

Bring on the stats. Judges love real, honest statistics and figures. Make them clear, relevant, comparative (eg year-on-year growth in sales etc.) Charts and tables are great, especially if they are independently verifiable. Don’t be tempted to exaggerate. The judges spot inconsistencies at a mile.

Step 5:

Report your progress – set the scene, eg: when and how you started, where you operate, who you are (part of a larger organisation/independent) who you work with (in conveyancing, referral networks etc), professional bodies, industry qualifications, where you plan to be in the future.

Step 6:

Celebrate your successes – tell the judges about local business awards, involvement in community improvements, business qualifications, recognition.

Step 7:

Get creative and illustrate your written parts, as appropriate. You can include graphs, photographs, images to support your brand strength and values, your staff and your achievements. It is not compulsory, but it does add colour and sparkle to the written part, when supported by relevant pictures and charts/tables etc.

We need facts and relevant information more than pictures but they do give a real ‘feel’ for your business. It is an opportunity to show the effectiveness of your branding, company image and style.

Click here to see the benefits of entering and winning
  • You’ll join the elite in UK residential property – those who have won a Negotiator Award
  • You’ll be recognised as the ‘best’
  • You’ll add value and credibility to your business
  • You’ll express your pride in your achievements
  • You’ll motivate colleagues and staff
  • You’ll inspire trust from your clients, in your business
  • You’ll generate business
  • You’ll create news and excitement in the media
  • You’ll enjoy the fantastic experience of collecting your award
  • You’ll beat your competitors!
Good luck!
Sheila Manchester, Director, The Negotiator Awards.


Read Terms and conditions
  • Entry is online only at this website.
  • All entries and answers to questions must be answered truthfully and in full.
  • Entries must be submitted by the specified closing date of 31st July 2018. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your entry, after submitting it. If you do not receive one, check your spam filter. If you have no confirmation of receipt, please contact us.
  • By entering you agree to the information in your entry being shared with our judges, solely for the purposes of The Negotiator Awards.
  • There may be ‘mystery shopping’ of entrants and you may also be contacted by a member of our team or one of our judges, if they believe they need any further information or clarification.
  • The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • If you are shortlisted for an award you are expected to attend the event. Please do not enter if you are not prepared to attend.
  • There are no complimentary tickets available.
  • Propertydrum Ltd, the organiser of The Negotiator Awards, accepts no responsibility for any consequential loss or damage incurred or claimed by any person or organisation entering the Awards.
  • Whilst Propertydrum Ltd makes every effort to vet entrants to the Awards as far as this is practical, we do rely on the honesty and truthfulness of the entrant in making their entry. Propertydrum Ltd accepts no responsibility for any consequential loss or damages suffered or claimed by any party, as a result of a dishonest entry to the Awards.
  • In the event of information coming to light subsequent to the awarding of an Award which materially affects the basis of judgement and awarding of that Award to a significant degree, Propertydrum Ltd reserves the right to cancel the Award and rescind all rights of the recipient to use The Negotiator Awards branding in any way whatsoever. The cancellation of the Award will be reported in The Negotiator Magazine. The decision of Propertydrum Ltd will be final and not open to appeal or discussion.
  • By entering The Negotiator Awards, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions.


Entry to The Negotiator Awards is FREE