Scottsdale Fine Properties Honored as One of the “World’s Best” for Third Consecutive Year

Posted by Deb McLean — November 11, 2007

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – (Nov. 12, 2007) Scottsdale Fine Properties has been recognized by the international property industry as one of the “World’s Best” for the third consecutive year by the 2007 International Property Awards in conjunction with CNBC. In addition, they have advanced to be one of only two nominees for the title of “Best in the World in Real Estate Agency Marketing.”Lesley Martinson, broker and owner of Scottsdale Fine Properties said she is thrilled to be the only North American agency to win top awards for Best Real Estate Agency and Best Real Estate Agency Marketing for three consecutive years and takes great pride in scoring high enough to be one of only two finalists for “Best in the World/Real Estate Agency Marketing.” Being in sole competition with The Oryx Corporation from Dubai, UAE, which represents such world renowned-projects as The Palm in Jebel Ali, is definitely an honor.The winner will be announced at the CNBC International Property Awards Gala Dinner, which takes place at the Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas on Nov. 16, 2007. “To compete with the world's best and to achieve this nomination is a phenomenal achievement,” Martinson said. “It’s truly a tribute to our strong belief in client service, effort and dedication and further evidence our timeless and unique marketing strategies combined with a loyal client list and hard-work ethic are keeping us at the top of the real-estate game.”Now in their 13th year, the “World’s Best” awards were presented by former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond at a glittering gala dinner in London’s Grosvenor Square in October. Approximately 400 property professionals representing 56 different countries around the globe gathered in eager anticipation of winning one or more of the 100 highly prestigious awards in 20 categories. The International Property Awards are supported by five media partners and no less than nine professional bodies, their aim being to identify the very best agents and developers in the residential property market.Buying a property is quite probably the most significant personal expense anyone is likely to make during their lifetime and, with competition fiercer than ever within the worldwide market, it’s increasingly difficult for the discerning purchaser to know where to start searching. Developers and estate agents use their award success to stand out in the crowded market place.  Selection of those worthy of the honor “World’s Best”, is no simple task; it calls for a panel of highly respected judges whose collective knowledge of the industry is second to none. Therefore, the International Property Awards draws on the invaluable expertise of representatives from the National Association of Estate Agents; Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors; National Housebuilding Council; Association of Relocation professionals and the British Interior Design Association, to name but a few (see full list of judges below). The panel is chaired by Eric Pickles MP, British Shadow Secretary of State.Each and every year, the number of entries far exceeds its previous record, not just in volume but also quality. Vice-chairman of the judges and editor-in-chief of International Homes magazine Helen Shield, comments, “We’ve had new countries enter this year – Indonesia, the Philippines and the Seychelles for example – and the entries were very diverse. Stuart Shield, founder of the International Property Awards, concludes, “I’m delighted that the awards have grown to such a stature that they have attracted the attention and support of some of the world’s major newspapers – the Daily Mail, New York Times and Sydney Morning Herald – which helps to give the winners even more coverage. I’m also pleased that so many well-respected professional bodies have joined with their backing. We are now going on to crown the year with our event in Las Vegas on November 16th where the highest point scoring winner in each category will be identified as the ‘Best in the World.’”For a full list of winners, visit

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