Northwood crowned Estate Agency of the Year at Herald Property Awards

Northwood has been crowned Estate Agency of the Year

ABERDEEN-based Northwood North East Scotland is celebrating after scooping the accolade of Estate Agency of the Year at the prestigious Herald Property Awards.

The team at Northwood North East overcame stiff competition from competitors throughout Scotland to win the title in recognition of ‘an Estate Agency that has gone the extra mile for their clients’ and are ‘innovative in their approach to customer service methods, business trends and marketing’.

Founded in 2009 by Laura Mearns and her husband Steven, Laura took over the full-time running of the company in 2013. Fast forward 10 years and she has successfully grown a ‘people and community’ focused business, which now has an award-winning team of 12 andoffices in Aberdeen and Inverurie, as well as a growing presence in surrounding areas including Banchory, Aboyne, Ballater, Ellon and Stonehaven.

With a growing annual turnover, Laura took the decision to build on the company’s success and formally launched the estate agency part of the business in 2020, unveiling its newly branded personalised service, Bespoke by Northwood, in May this year for those looking to sell their property.

Laura said the award was testament to Residential Sales Manager Ali Clark and her team, whose hard work over the past three years had successfully grown the Bespoke brand and increased its market share through its strong office and online presence.

“We are absolutely overwhelmed to have been named Estate Agency of the Year in the Herald Property Awards – it’s a huge honour to have had all our hard work acknowledged and recognised by the industry,” said Laura.

“Bespoke by Northwood is all about working closely with the client to understand their priorities and devising a tailored marketing plan to find the right buyer for their property. There is never a ‘one-size fits all’ approach to selling property – it is a very individual and personal thing and choosing the right agent is essential.

“The past few years have been challenging, but we have overcome these by being innovative, adapting to new technologies and responding to market conditions quickly and proactively.We have grown our business in the North-east, built on local knowledge, attention to detail and professionalism and we have become known as a trusted estate agent throughout the area, listing properties on the UK’s most popular property sites including Rightmove, Zoopla and On The Market.

“This award confirms that we are providing a valued service for our clients and that we are the estate agency of choice in what is a very busy and competitive arena.”

For more information about Northwood and the services it offers, visit the Northwood website at

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