A WARRINGTON estate agency has been named as one of the top estate agents in the country and now features in the Best Estate Agent Guide.

The guide provides an independent reference source for sellers and landlords, who can search for the best sales and lettings agency offices in their areas.

There are 15,000 estate agents in the country and Ashtons, which has offices across Warrington, was among this year’s award winners putting them in the top 3 per cent of estate agents in the country.

More than three billion data points were analysed and 20,000 mystery shops carried out in the search for this year’s top performers – the biggest assessment of any industry. The awards are made for property marketing, results and customer service – which consumers consider to be among the most important criteria when selecting which agent to sell or let their property.

Kristian Derrick of Ashtons said: “These awards follow a rigorous and independent assessment and we are thrilled to have been recognised as among the best in the country. Unlike all other estate agency awards every estate agent in the country is included which makes it even more special.”

Peter Knight, founder of the Property Academy, added: “We set out to provide the home mover with a reliable resource to help identify the best estate agent in each area, whether someone is looking to sell or let a property.

“Only the best branches make it into the Best Estate Agent Guide and only the top 3 per cent have been recognised with an award.”