About Galbraith
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    Galbraith is a leading independent Estate Agency with a progressive and dynamic approach when it comes to selling houses. Our passion is the delivery of results for you with repeat business and recommendation a testament to the service we offer.

    Providing outstanding local knowledge, an international client base and 13 offices across Scotland and Northern England, Galbraith is uniquely placed to handle the sale, purchase and letting of residential property throughout Scotland and Northern England. Whether a castle or cottage, townhouse or rural property, sporting estate, farm, land or development, we specialise in top quality residential property.

    Galbraith operates with over 200 staff in Aberdeen, Ayr, Blagdon, Castle Douglas, Cuper, Edinburgh, Elgin, Hexham, Inverness, Kelso, Penrith, Perth & Stirling and has long-established reputations for providing outstanding service in estate agency sales and lettings, farm and estate sales and acquisitions, commercial property, rural management, building surveying, architectural and building services, renewable energy and forestry.

    Our professional and personal service is based upon our desire to provide a service that is sought after by property owners, tailoring our service to suit individual needs and requirements all too often brushed aside by agents whose only goal is to secure a signed contract. Galbraith's proactive approach ensures that selling, buying or letting a property is a stress free experience to be enjoyed.

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      • We offer a first class professional and personal service
      • High quality presentation
      • Handcrafted marketing
      • Excellent internet exposure
      • The delivery of a result

    • Contact us for advice on Selling and to arrange a free and confidential market appraisal.

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An important relationship
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    When entrusting us to sell what is possibly your most valuable asset, you can be assured that we bring a breadth of knowledge, both local and national, and a depth of client care second to none.

    Our professional approach and personal attention to detail ensures a smooth and efficient marketing campaign tailored to your needs.  A team approach means you will always have someone to contact in the office ready to help, and we are committed to keeping you involved and informed from appraisal to sale.
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    Contact us today to arrange a free market appraisal of your property!
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A big step.........
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    Offering for property in Scotland

    The process of making an offer for a residential property in Scotland is not as complicated as you might believe. We are always available to chat through the process with you, but this quick guide is a great starting point:

    1.) You Will Need a Scottish Solicitor

    Scotland has a separate legal system to the rest of the UK, so to give yourself the best chance of having an offer accepted you should ideally be registered with a Scottish solicitor before you start your property search. Formal identification is required in order for a solicitor to accept you as a client.  Having a solicitor already engaged means when you find your ideal property you will be ready to take action quickly.

    2.) Noting Interest

    Tell us you like the property and are interested in making an offer for it. If you are not quite ready due to your own sale/financial situation, you can 'Note Interest' in it, or have your solicitor Note Interest on your behalf. Registering your interest does not mean you will be informed of all other interest in the property, but you will be given advance notification of any Closing Date set so that you have the chance to make an offer on that date. However, prior to a closing date being set you may be approached by the agent to gauge your ability to proceed.

    3.) Making a Verbal Offer

    If you are in a position to proceed, it is best to contact us as agents for the seller and discuss the offer you wish to make. We will advise you as to whether this is likely to be acceptable to the vendor, and negotiate with you on their behalf. This way, all parties come to an agreed figure and conditions, and saves you the time and expense of having your solicitor submit a written offer that may be rejected.

    4.) Making a Written Offer

    Once you have agreed a purchase price verbally, you  then instruct your solicitor to submit an offer to us on that basis, along with any other conditions which apply - such as Date of Entry (the date you pay the purchase price and get the keys), survey, sale of your own property etc.

    NB. UNDER THE ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS 2017 WE ARE NOW REQUIRED TO CARRY OUT INDENTITY CHECKS AGAINST ALL PURCHASERS - this must be provided by you direct before offering or sent by your solicitor along with your offer.


    On receipt of the formal offer and id checks we pass your offer to the vendor's solicitor, and then the two solicitors proceed through the legal process of 'missives' with the aim of concluding the contract (similar to exchanging contracts in England).  This process can take anything from days to months depending on the various offer conditions and legal hurdles.  Meantime we will mark the property either 'Offer Under Consideration' (if there are uncertain conditions to be met such as the sale of your property) or 'Under Offer' (where your offer is straightforward).

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    Our expertise

    • Farm and estate sales & acquisitions
    • Estate management
    • Farm management
    • Land management
    • Commercial property & land management
    • Forestry
    • Planning and development
    • Building and surveying
    • Landlord and tenant issues
    • Compulsory purchase & compensation
    • Valuations
    • Energy
    • Aquaculture
    • Agricultural loans (AMC Finance)
    • SRDP & IACS
    • Subsidy trading and advice
    • Telecoms and utilities

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Your Dumfries & Galloway Residential Experts
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    Our team covers the whole region and brings many years of in depth front line experience of the local market to your buying and selling journey with us.  They utilise this experience to give you excellent service, tailored to your needs.  They will navigate the market for you whatever the conditions, be they challenging or buoyant, to get you the best possible outcome. 
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    David Corrie - Partner
    David heads up the Castle Douglas office and Residential Team.  He has worked in the local market since 2010, having returned to his local area after qualifying in Oxfordshire.  His expertise encompasses a broad range of property types from large sporting estates and farms, right down to small cottages.
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    Marion Currie - Associate
    Marion is an Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a RICS Registered Valuer and a member of the National Association of Estate Agents. With experience in the Scottish conveyancing system, she is able to guide clients through the legal process, and with in depth knowledge of the local market she has successfully sold a wide variety of residential property.
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    Aaron Edgar - Negotiator
    Aaron is an experienced sales negotiator and a Member of the National Association of Estate Agents.  Working in the Dumfries & Galloway market since 2013, Aaron's knowledge and experience means your sale is in safe hands, and as smooth and stress free as possible.
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    Sheena Ramsay - Sales Consultant
    Sheena covers our Wigtownshire & Stranraer region sales, dividing her time between the Castle Douglas office and her home in the west of the region. She has a vast knowledge of the area, having been born and brought up there. 
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    *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.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Galbraith, Castle Douglas on 01556 505 346.