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    About Us

    Purplebricks are a new kind of estate agent that combines the human face and expertise of a local property expert alongside our unique online platform, that dramatically increases the ease, speed and transparency of communication between landlord and tenant, while still providing support and guidance throughout the process.

    We offer a variety of different options ranging from a comprehensive tenant find service to fully managed services via a 24/7 maintenance reporting service, where we do everything for you. You get all the expertise of an ARLA qualified seasoned lettings professionals keeping you up to date on all new legislations and procedures.

    Tenants are able to book viewings and submit offers at any time of day or night.

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Meet Our Team
  • Introduction

    We have been in the estate agency industry for over 20 years. For the last 2 ½ years we have been talking to customers across the UK, asking them what they want from their estate agent, what they like, what they don't like and how Purplebricks can make the process so much better. We have involved customers in everything from branding, messaging and TV commercials to website content and the simplicity of the eZie® platform. They have helped create the Purplebricks proposition.We have put together a first class team of people who believe wholeheartedly in what we are trying to achieve. Customers are calling for convenience, transparency, integrity, support and cost effectiveness. We believe we have created a service that achieves this balance.

    Michael and Kenny Bruce - Founders of Purplebricks

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    Michael Bruce - Founder & CEO

    Michael has played a significant role in the development of Purplebricks. As a former Chief Executive and later Chairman of a large estate agency group he has first hand experience of the sector. His vision was to create the most convenient, transparent, supportive and cost effective solution for customers looking to sell, buy or let.

    Michael has been involved in all elements of the property industry and is able to draw upon his experiences of estate agency, financial services and the legal process to ensure that Purplebricks is the strong customer proposition in the marketplace. He is a qualified lawyer and has run a number of successful legal practices in the past.

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    Kenny Bruce - Founder & Sales Director

    Kenny has been successfully involved in the property sector at all levels for over 20 years. He enjoys the challenges of business and playing a key role in developing people, helping them thrive in a fun, innovative and exciting environment.

    He has employed, coached and developed hundreds of great people as a Sales Director and Managing Director of some very successful estate agency businesses. Kenny has used his extensive experience to develop and implement the Purplebricks strategy and culture in a way that makes us revolutionary.

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    David Shepherd - Founder & Product Director

    David has been a key figure in the development of the whole Purplebricks proposition. He has taken the lead role and managed the whole technology build process with David Kavanagh, the coders, developers and design team.

    David has first class attention to detail and extensive knowledge of the eZie® platform, having worked with Michael, Kenny and Anna on the very first designs and on every stage in the development through to launch. His knowledge of every single aspect from design to code is remarkable. David has worked with Michael and Kenny for a number of years and was their first choice to help found the business with them.

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    James Kydd - Advertising & Marketing Director

    James was head of brand and marketing at Virgin Media, spearheading their advertising strategy. Heading up marketing at Virgin Mobile, he was responsible for a string of high profile TV ads that were filmed and advertised across the world.

    James launched Virgin Cola throughout the world and achieved sales that outsold Pepsi 3 to 1. He also launched V festival, which is now the UK's most successful music festival, and helped roll it out to the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia. He has also assisted with the launch of marketing campaigns for Eurostar and Virgin Money.

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    Matthew Farrow - Chief Financial Officer
    Arthur Andersen trained Chartered Accountant, Matthew brings significant experience from owner managed growth businesses. He worked for Phoenix IT Group before, during and after its successful IPO and has operated as a CFO, predominantly in service and technology businesses.
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    David Kavanagh - Technical Development Director
    David has extensive experience of software development technologies. He has been responsible for building technical development teams to build systems for the European Union and for EU Government member stakeholders including the UK. He is at the forefront of identifying new technology and design patterns whilst ensuring the implementation of strong and robust IT strategies and secure architectures. David has also worked for multinational corporations such as Tesco, BT, Lufthansa and AMEX.
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    Richard Jacques - Lettings Director
    Richard has been at the forefront of the property industry for the past 10 years and has extensive knowledge of both the lettings and property investment sectors.

    Formerly Head of Your Move's investment club, part of LSL Property Group Plc, Richard has created and developed a unique bespoke investment and property management service which was recognised for innovation at the Estate Agency of the Year awards. The implementation of industry leading lettings products and propositions that benefit landlords has always been at the heart of Richard's success and is highlighted by the esteem and respect he enjoys amongst the investor community. He has been responsible for strategically sourcing and managing national property portfolios across the country and representing large investment acquisition funds. Richard will head up all of the lettings operation for Purplebricks.
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Our Branch

Our Branch

Our Office Address Services Contact
National
Head Office,
Avon House,
435-441 Stratford Road,
Shirley,
Solihull,
West Midlands, B90 4AA
Buying: 01702 744139  Local call rate
Letting: 01702 744140  Local call rate

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Where we're active

Our Branch

Our Branch

Current Properties

Previously Marketed Properties

Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

Find us

Head Office,
Avon House,
435-441 Stratford Road,
Shirley,
Solihull,
West Midlands, B90 4AA

Telephone us

Buying: 01702 744139  Local call rate
Letting: 01702 744140  Local call rate

Email us

Contact us

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The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Purplebricks.com, National. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Purplebricks.com, National. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Purplebricks.com, National. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

*Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

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    About Us

    Purplebricks is a new kind of estate agent that combines the human face of the traditional estate agent with a unique online platform, that dramatically increases the ease, speed and transparency of communication between buyer and seller, while still providing expert guidance and help throughout the process.

    Our Local Property Experts will visit you and give you a detailed valuation free of charge. They will provide professional photography, floorplans and written descriptions that will be used to prepare your advert for sites such as Rightmove. They will then be with you every step of the way from valuation to completion and you will save thousands in fees.

    Buyers are able to book viewings or submit offers at anytime of day or night, meaning you'll never miss out on a potential purchaser.

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    Conveyancing

    We have partnered with Premier Property Lawyers, who offer a fixed fee, no move, no fee policy. You will be assigned your very own, personal Conveyancer and will receive regular status updates. Their revolutionary online service allows you to track your case 24/7 and you will be able to review and complete all paperwork online making the whole process quicker and more efficient. Key benefits include:

    * Dedicated Conveyancer

    To guide and assist you through the entire conveyancing  process, you will be assigned your own, personal conveyancer.

    * Fixed Fee Policy

    When you request  quote, we will provide a price that includes everything.  We don't have any hidden extras or try to hide things in the small print. The fees won't change unless your instructions do.

    * No Move, No Fee

    If you move falls through completely, through no fault of your own, we won't charge you your lawyer costs.

    * Longer opening hours

    We are available at a time to suit you, 8am to 8pm most weekdays and we are open at the weekend too.

    * Regular status updates

    You will receive regular status updates via: email, SMS, phone call or letter, whichever your prefer

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    Mortgage Advice

    We work closely with the Mortgage Advice Bureau, the UK's largest Mortgage Brokers to you offer exclusive mortgage deals. Mortgage Advice Bureau offer independent advice for mortgages and have won numerous awards in the last 5 years. They offer free initial advice and it comes with no obligation. They search literally thousands of mortgage deals - many that are not available on the high street - to find the mortgage best suited to your individual circumstances.Mortgage Advice Bureau is one of the UK's leading independent mortgage brokers.

    Mortgage Advice Bureau have won multiple awards including; being voted Best Mortgage Broker at the British Mortgage Awards in 2011, 2012, 2013 and Best national adviser as voted by What Mortgage magazine in both 2010 and 2011. Other benefits include:

    • We have approximately 500 expert advisers located across the UK
    • We search thousands of mortgage deals to find the right one for our customers' circumstances and needs
    • We continue to offer an ongoing service to our customers by offering a regular review of their mortgage and protection needs
    • We provide a full range of lifestyle and income protection cover to protect you from the unexpected
    • We feel that keeping in touch is a good thing to do to ensure our customers are kept abreast of developments in the mortgage world
    • We have financial experts who can provide advice on pensions and investments as well as asset protection through our business partners
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Meet Our Team
  • Introduction

    We have been in the estate agency industry for over 20 years. For the last 2 ½ years we have been talking to customers across the UK, asking them what they want from their estate agent, what they like, what they don't like and how Purplebricks can make the process so much better. We have involved customers in everything from branding, messaging and TV commercials to website content and the simplicity of the eZie® platform. They have helped create the Purplebricks proposition. We have put together a first class team of people who believe wholeheartedly in what we are trying to achieve. Customers are calling for convenience, transparency, integrity, support and cost effectiveness. We believe we have created a service that achieves this balance.

    Michael and Kenny Bruce - Founders of Purplebricks

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    Michael Bruce - Founder & CEO 

    Michael has played a significant role in the development of Purplebricks. As a former Chief Executive and later Chairman of a large estate agency group he has first hand experience of the sector. His vision was to create the most convenient, transparent, supportive and cost effective solution for customers looking to sell, buy or let.

    Michael has been involved in all elements of the property industry and is able to draw upon his experiences of estate agency, financial services and the legal process to ensure that Purplebricks is the strong customer proposition in the marketplace. He is a qualified lawyer and has run a number of successful legal practices in the past.

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    Kenny Bruce - Founder & Sales Director

    Kenny has been successfully involved in the property sector at all levels for over 20 years. He enjoys the challenges of business and playing a key role in developing people, helping them thrive in a fun, innovative and exciting environment.

    He has employed, coached and developed hundreds of great people as a Sales Director and Managing Director of some very successful estate agency businesses. Kenny has used his extensive experience to develop and implement the Purplebricks strategy and culture in a way that makes us revolutionary.

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    David Shepherd - Founder & Product Director

    David has been a key figure in the development of the whole Purplebricks proposition. He has taken the lead role and managed the whole technology build process with David Kavanagh, the coders, developers and design team.

    David has first class attention to detail and extensive knowledge of the eZie® platform, having worked with Michael, Kenny and Anna on the very first designs and on every stage in the development through to launch. His knowledge of every single aspect from design to code is remarkable. David has worked with Michael and Kenny for a number of years and was their first choice to help found the business with them.

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    James Kydd - Advertising & Marketing Director

    James was head of brand and marketing at Virgin Media, spearheading their advertising strategy. Heading up marketing at Virgin Mobile, he was responsible for a string of high profile TV ads that were filmed and advertised across the world.

    James launched Virgin Cola throughout the world and achieved sales that outsold Pepsi 3 to 1. He also launched V festival, which is now the UK's most successful music festival, and helped roll it out to the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia. He has also assisted with the launch of marketing campaigns for Eurostar and Virgin Money.

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    Matthew Farrow - Chief Financial Officer
    Arthur Andersen trained Chartered Accountant, Matthew brings significant experience from owner managed growth businesses.

    He worked for Phoenix IT Group before, during and after its successful IPO and has operated as a CFO, predominantly in service and technology businesses.
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    David Kavanagh - Technical Development Director
    David has extensive experience of software development technologies. He has been responsible for building technical development teams to build systems for the European Union and for EU Government member stakeholders including the UK.

    He is at the forefront of identifying new technology and design patterns whilst ensuring the implementation of strong and robust IT strategies and secure architectures. David has also worked for multinational corporations such as Tesco, BT, Lufthansa and AMEX.
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    Richard Jacques - Lettings Director
    Richard has been at the forefront of the property industry for the past 10 years and has extensive knowledge of both the lettings and property investment sectors.

    Formerly Head of Your Move's investment club, part of LSL Property Group Plc, Richard has created and developed a unique bespoke investment and property management service which was recognised for innovation at the Estate Agency of the Year awards. The implementation of industry leading lettings products and propositions that benefit landlords has always been at the heart of Richard's success and is highlighted by the esteem and respect he enjoys amongst the investor community. He has been responsible for strategically sourcing and managing national property portfolios across the country and representing large investment acquisition funds. Richard will head up all of the lettings operation for Purplebricks.
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Our branch location

Our Branch

Our Branch

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Head Office,
Avon House,
435-441 Stratford Road,
Shirley,
Solihull,
West Midlands, B90 4AA
Buying: 01702 744139  Local call rate
Letting: 01702 744140  Local call rate

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Where we're active

Our Branch

Our Branch

Current Properties

Recently Sold Properties

Note: Markers represent the centre of postcodes, not exact locations

Find us

Head Office,
Avon House,
435-441 Stratford Road,
Shirley,
Solihull,
West Midlands, B90 4AA

Telephone us

Buying: 01702 744139  Local call rate
Letting: 01702 744140  Local call rate

Email us

Contact us

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Testimonials from Sellers

  • Seller Testimonial

    I have no hesitation to recommend Purplebricks.

    "We would like to thank David Catchpole, our local expert, for the level of support he has provided us, which has exceeded our expectations. David showed good knowledge of the market and it was obvious he loved his job and it has been a pleasure to deal with him.

    It is hard not to be impressed by how quickly you can receive a valuation and your home can go live on several websites in a few hours. The eZie® platform is great and easy to use. I would have no hesitation to recommend Purplebricks and would like to thank you for the excellent service at a great price."

    Catherine and Mark Linbourne, Chatham, Kent

  • Seller Testimonial

    Expert offered support outside normal office hours

    "The amount of saving compared to high street estate agents made our choice of going with Purplebricks very easy, especially after meeting our local property expert and learning more about the company. In addition to the online platform there is also 24/7 telephone support with refreshingly happy and helpful people.

    Our local expert kindly offered us his support outside of normal office hours which proved extremely useful. Purplebricks is a new company doing things in a different more modern way to usual high street estate agents which is no reason not to try them out - I can't recommend Purplebricks enough."

    Simon Luckett, Southsea

  • Seller Testimonial

    Ian was very professional and extremely obliging.

    "They promise to supply a local expert to help you and they really did, in the form of Ian Taylor. He rang, reassured me, and arrived when promised, listened to what I wanted and then gave me invaluable advice. Ian was very professional, knowledgeable and extremely obliging.

    We had booked him to carry out the visits as we were going on holiday. This was carried without any worries and when we received an offer he negotiated on our behalf to a very successful conclusion. Would I recommend the service? I certainly would."

    Mike Buy, Ferndown

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    I would undoubtedly use them again

    From the first contact through to the sale and purchase of my new property, Purplebricks has been fantastic. Mark from Purplebricks came round as arranged, gave me a view of the current market in the area and valued the property, I felt he was genuine and gave me honest feedback.

    Mark attended to measure and photograph, these were of good quality and I had been given the details to review before the advert went live. I was happy to show people round my home, useful that you can answer people's questions (my bug bear looking at properties, estate agents can't answer the simplest of questions).

    The process of the viewings diary was easy to use, although admittedly didn't need to use it much as the first couple to come and view purchased my home (within 3 days)! Brilliant personal service and support from those who work at Purplebricks Mark Heneghan was fabulous, I have been recommending them to all my family and friends, if I ever move again, I would undoubtedly use them again.

    Miss T Jones, Reading

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    I would highly recommend

    I've never had a good experience with an estate agent. Paying loads of money for little work in my opinion. This was so different. On the market for a few days, held back the viewings and created an open weekend. 15 or so bookings that I could manage online. 3 offers and a deal done by Sunday night for more than I asked. I was lucky to be looked after by Kenny who was brilliant. I'm in the Eastleigh area of Hampshire. Nothing was too much trouble, communication was faultless and he had a genuine concern to ensure we were looked after. I would highly recommend.

    G. Horobin, Chandler's Ford

  • Seller Testimonial

    Take a look at Purplebricks -  it's the future.

    "Upon instructing Purplebricks to value our property, Ian was in contact the same day and carried out the valuation a day later. He also explained to us the costs involved and the service we'd receive without any hard selling. 2 days later, an impressive advert had been produced and agreed. This was on the Thursday night and over the weekend we had 6 viewings, and on the Monday we accepted an offer very close to our asking price.

    Value for money is not the only good thing about Purplebricks; everything that was promised by Ian on his initial meeting with us was delivered and much more! I'd urge anyone to take a serious look at Purplebricks- it's the future!"

    Dean Cartledge, Ferndown, Bournemouth

  • Seller Testimonial

    everything you could want when selling your home

    Purplebricks is everything you could want when selling your home. They gave us a very professional service and we felt supported every step of the way. We enjoyed showing potential buys around our home at a time that suited us, offering insight into the local area and building a rapport with the viewers. Our home sold in six days and we liked having direct communication with our buyer which made everything run smoothly.

    I couldn't recommend Purplebricks highly enough!

    Louise Nyman, Southampton

     

  • Seller Testimonial

    James Lavis went above and beyond

    From start to finish our local agent James Lavis went above and beyond his duty as a estate agent. Nothing was too much trouble day or night,He kept us well informed every step of the way. We would recommend Purple Bricks to everyone.

    K. Sansom Bournemouth

  • Seller Testimonial

    the customer experience is first rate

    It's about time someone came along and shook up the real estate market. When Christian explained the Purple Bricks business model it posed the question 'Why hasn't someone done this before?'. That said, the customer experience is first rate and very easy to manage. I'm impressed that no matter what the value of your property you'll just pay one flat fee.

    Steve Hopper, Bordon

  • Seller Testimonial

    We would recommend to anyone on the housing market

    Purple is now my favourite colour. I would have given another 5 stars if I could. "Our journey along the "Purplebricks" road began with the initial meeting with the local property adviser, Christian Howes, to carry out a free valuation of our property.

    We decided to use Purplebricks primarily because the fees they charge for the process from beginning to end are extremely attainable, and far more competitive than any high street estate agent.  Also, another important factor in us choosing an estate agent, was to find someone we trusted and felt they were acting in our best interest, and not just to line their pockets!

    From the initial meeting with Christian we knew we had found our guy/team. Christian is an absolutely lovely man, very helpful and friendly from the first minute we met him. Of course Christian is just the tip of the professional team behind the brilliant service that is Purplebricks!

    The support team at Purplebricks HQ are true professionals always at the end of a phone/email to help with any query we may have had no matter how trivial the question they were always happy to help. The Purplebricks website is very user friendly, and the entire online process is very easy to carry out.

    Our experience with Purplebricks has been very positive, and highly satisfactory. All-in-all, my partner and I would both highly recommend Purplebricks to anyone on the housing market, as well being a great experience, you can save a lot of money.

    Susan in Sandhurst

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The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Purplebricks.com, National. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Purplebricks.com, National. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Purplebricks.com, National. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

*Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

Welcome to Purplebricks.com, National

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    Purplebricks was established to give people a different kind of estate agency service. One with all the personal service you'd expect from a traditional agent, but with a tailor-made online platform that makes everything much easier. Covering both sales and lettings, we are able to offer a truly comprehensive service for a fraction of the cost because we don't have high street offices. The areas we cover are currently the South East of England and the Midlands, but this will soon be expanded to cover the whole of England.

    Launched in April 2014 by two brothers, Michael and Kenny Bruce, with extensive experience of running traditional estate agent chains, Purplebricks has built an enviable reputation for offering brilliant customer service, as the independent reviews on Trustpilot show.

Find Us

Branch address

Head Office,
Avon House,
435-441 Stratford Road,
Shirley,
Solihull,
West Midlands, B90 4AA

Get in touch

Buying: 01702 744139  Local call rate
Letting: 01702 744140  Local call rate
Note: The pin shows the centre of the branch's postcode, and does not pinpoint the exact address.

Disclaimer

The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Purplebricks.com, National. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Purplebricks.com, National. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Purplebricks.com, National. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

*Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

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