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The leading property experts in Bearsden
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    Set in the heart of historic Bearsden, just six miles to the northwest of Glasgow's city centre, our office boasts unrivalled local knowledge and connections.

    Since Rettie Bearsden was established in 2012, our team have built a reputation as the most innovative property experts in the region, offering the friendly, personal service for which Rettie & Co. is renowned.

    We are perfectly positioned to help with all your property requirements anywhere in Bearsden, Milngavie and the beautiful surrounding countryside.

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    Unique homes in a tranquil setting

    The Bearsden team offer a varied portfolio of exceptional properties - from Victorian villas and stylish Art Deco houses, to original 1930s bungalows and contemporary new build apartments. This stunning region often attracts buyers seeking properties with outdoor spaces in a more tranquil setting, close to excellent schools and all within easy reach of Glasgow city centre.

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    Local knowledge and expertise

    Experienced Associate Partner Siobhan Cox leads the team alongside a group of talented individuals, including Associate Partner James Durward, who brings over 30 years of agency experience and Valuer Sean Smith. Having represented over 3,000 clients in the sale of their home, James has been responsible for more property sales in the area than any other agent.

    Lynn Booth, Lynn Hickman, Samantha Don and Jane Durward complete the team. All have unparalleled knowledge of the market, local area and an exceptional enthusiasm for property.

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    Idyllic living

    Well known for its Roman origins and Victorian architecture, Bearsden enjoys an enviable setting just North of Glasgow's city centre, offering an enviable suburban lifestyle within easy reach of some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery. Milngavie is the gateway from the city to the spectacular West Highland Way. Fascinating history, abundant wildlife and excellent golf make this one of the most desirable and sought-after areas to live in Scotland.

    The area has quick and easy access to both Glasgow International and Prestwick Airports and convenient rail connections to the centre of Glasgow and beyond.

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    In house research team

    As with all our regional offices, Bearsden is supported by our in-house research team, which means they have access to the latest market information and analysis at their fingertips.

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MARKETING & SELLING YOUR PROPERTY
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    MARKETING SERVICES

    We offer the following range of marketing services to create a bespoke marketing strategy for you.

    · Dedicated local sales team

    · 7-days-a-week service

    · Property matching to active buyers

    · Promotion through rightmove and onthemarket.com

    · Unrivalled local market knowledge

    · Access to database of private buyers

    · Private/discreet sales option

    · Property profile on our website

    · Facebook, instagram and twitter promotion

    · Access to network of property journalists

    · Sales brochure with high-quality photography

    · Clear and accurate floorplans

    · For sale board at your property

    · Promotion in local branch window

    · HD property video

    · Boosted social media presence

    · Drone footage video option

    · Press advertising in the broadsheets

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    SELLING YOUR PROPERTY

    Our approach to selling property has been refined over many years. It provides an effective and stress-free process that will deliver the best possible sale for your property.

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    STAGE 1 APPRAISAL

    If you are thinking of selling your property, we'll be very happy to visit and give you a report on market conditions, as well as an initial no-obligation appraisal of your home.

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    STAGE 2 HOME REPORT
    You have to provide a Home Report to show anyone who is genuinely interested in buying your property: this is a legal requirement. A Home Report has three compulsory features: A Single Survey and Valuation, an Energy Report and a Property Questionnaire. We can advise you on the best platforms or firms to use to create your Home Report. Alternatively, we can arrange for a Home Report to be carried out and produced on your behalf.
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    STAGE 3 PREPARATION
    We will give you honest, well-informed advice on the best way to sell your property, and we will create a bespoke marketing strategy for you. We'll then prepare the material that will be used to market your property. This step involves the commissioning of high-quality photography of your home and the production of floor plans. You'll be able to choose from a number of proven brochure styles. There is also the opportunity to have a video of your property made. Your property will be placed on our website, which attracts an average of 166,000 visits a month and is linked to key property portals such as Rightmove, OnTheMarket.com and TheLondonOffice.co.uk.
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    STAGE 4 LAUNCH
    When your property is launched to market, a For Sale board will go up and viewings will start. If you are unable to attend, a member of staff will conduct viewings on your behalf. Our database contains the details of over 8,000 active buyers. We will directly contact all relevant buyers with details of your property. We can send out information through our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. We can also advertise your property at competitive rates in national newspapers and magazines
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    STAGE 5 REPORTING & COMMUNICATION
    We will keep in touch at every stage of the selling process. You will receive regular reports from your selling agent. These will include feedback from viewings and details of the follow-up contacts we make with potential buyers.
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    STAGE 6 NEGOTIATIONS
    Our experienced team will conduct negotiations on your behalf. We will use our expertise to meet your objectives for the sale and will liaise closely with you to agree a strategy to get you the very best deal. We will keep you informed and up-to-date with every new development during the negotiation process. You'll be able to call your selling agent at any time to discuss how things are going.
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    STAGE 7 CONVEYANCING, EXCHANGE & COMPLETION

    During the final stage of the process we will be in contact with your solicitor to help facilitate the conclusion of your property sale (if required). We will remain actively involved all the way through to the handover stage to help make the entire process as smooth as possible for you.

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    LOCAL EXPERTISE, NATIONAL REACH

    Our experienced regional sales teams have a proven track record of achieving the best possible outcomes for their clients. Backed up by the resources of our in-house research unit, they pride themselves on their local knowledge and connections and provide a personal and bespoke service.

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Meet Our Team
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    Bearsden Residential Sales Team

    Experienced Director Siobhan Cox leads the team alongside a group of talented individuals, including Sales Valuer Sean Smith and Associate Partner James Durward, who brings 30 years of agency experience. Having represented over 3,000 clients in the sale of their home, James has been responsible for more property sales in the area than any other agent.

    Lynn Booth, Lynn Hickman, Samantha Don and Jane Durward complete the team. All have unparalleled knowledge of the market, local area and an exceptional enthusiasm for property.

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    Siobhan Cox
    Director 

    Siobhan joined Rettie Bearsden LLP in April 2014. Before joining Rettie & Co., she was a successful Branch Manager and Senior Negotiator with a highly regarded local agent. Living in Bearsden, she has an in-depth knowledge of the local property market. Dedicated to providing customer service excellence, Siobhan leads her sales team to provide a bespoke personal service to those looking to buy or sell. A highly motivated individual of absolute integrity, Siobhan does her utmost to secure a successful outcome for her clients. Contact E : siobhan.cox@rettie.co.uk M : 07773 769 019
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    James Durward

    Associate Partner

    Capitalising upon the significant development of our business over the last year, Rettie Bearsden are delighted to confirm the appointment of the area's most respected estate agent. James Durward, known to many in the area, brings with him some 28 years of agency experience, during which he has represented more than 3,000 clients in the sale of their home and crucially, over the last two decades, has been responsible for more house sales in the area than any other agent. Through markets both buoyant and bleak, he has dealt with them all and his expertise and marketing talents can only enhance our focus of delivering the best agency available. James is joining an already extremely talented and experienced team and is relishing the prospect of helping, once again, people best make their move. So, if you are considering a move now, or indeed in the future or simply want some advice, please contact James E: james.durward@rettie.co.uk M: 07436 165955

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    Sean Smith
    Valuer 

    A graduate of The University of Glasgow's Business school, Sean learned his trade at one of the leading independent estate agents in Glasgow's West End before joining Rettie as a valuer in his hometown of Bearsden. Sean has an intimate knowledge of Bearsden through both family and business ties and prides himself on providing first class service to his clients.  
    Contact E: sean.smith@rettie.co.uk M : 07741 632 354
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    Samantha Don

    Sales Negotiator

    Samantha joined Rettie Bearsden in June 2014, having sold properties in Bearsden and the surrounding area for more than eighteen years. A graduate of Glasgow University, Samantha began her Estate Agency career with a large corporate agency based in their Bearsden branch, before moving to an independent agent in 2005, still working within the area. As an integral member of the Bearsden sales team Samantha, having sourced buyers for a significant proportion of the homes sold within the district over the last two decades, will further enhance our service proposition. Brought up in Bearsden and now raising a family in Milngavie, Samantha has excellent first-hand knowledge of the area and looks forward to sharing both her considerable expertise, and her unrivalled enthusiasm for property, with clients both old and new.

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    Lynn Booth

    Sales Negotiator

    After 14 years in the airline industry, and following a short career break to raise her son, Lynn took the opportunity to restart her customer service career with a local agent. Lynn's passion for property meant that the transition from service in the sky to provide service on the ground to those looking to move was seamless. An integral part of the sales team, Lynn enjoys meeting new people and exudes positive energy throughout the process for those looking to buy and/or sell.

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    Jane Durward

    Sales Negotiator

    Jane joined the Rettie Bearsden team in April 2014 as a Sales Negotiator. She lives in Bearsden with her husband James and their daughter Lauren. Jane brings with her a wealth of experience having worked within the Estate agency business since 1985. Her career began working with a large corporate estate agency and, after learning the ropes, Jane progressed to manage their very successful Newton Mearns operation for many years. Over the last 9 years, Jane has worked within the Bearsden branch of a local agent.

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    Lynn Hickman
    Sales Consultant

    Lynn has extensive knowledge of the property industry. Before joining Rettie & Co., she worked for a major house builder in the new homes sector. She has also worked with one of Scotland's leading interior designers, with whom she gained extensive experience in sales and marketing. Lynn has lived and worked in Milngavie for over 20 years.
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    What our clients have to say about us...

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Wonderful from start to finish
      Wonderful experience
      Rettie in Bearsden were wonderful from start to finish. I initially spoke with Sean Smith who encouraged me to put my house on the market and within ten days I had sold my house . Siobhan Cox and Lynn were also wonderful, navigating me through the whole process.

      Mrs Kirsteen Watson
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      They genuinely care about their clients
      Rettie Bearsden - wonderful service !

      Siobhan and her team did a fabulous job of selling my property. They genuinely care about their clients and carry out a great service for them. They were very organised and dedicated. I would certainly use Rettie in the future. 

      Ms Sharon Warden
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      We received a great price for the house
      Service was fabulous. They efficiently arranged our survey and photos/videos to ensure we got the house on the market as quickly as possible. We received a great price for the house and were able to exchange quickly. All communications with the Bearsden branch were great.

      Mrs Susan Wallace
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