Edinburgh's leading independent estate agency
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    About Us

    Located in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, the Rettie & Co. Head Office is set within a historic Georgian Townhouse. Our vibrant flagship office is home to more than 40 staff, including our Edinburgh sales, country house, farms & estates, development services and new homes sales teams.

    Dynamic Team of Local Experts

    Each of our teams based in Edinburgh offers unrivalled collective local knowledge and connections, along with the personal service for which Rettie & Co. is well-known.

    We are passionate about property and strive to deliver an exceptional level of customer service. Our experienced teams of professionals are dedicated to helping our clients find their ideal property, ensuring a bespoke and personalised experience.

    In House Research

    Our passion to deliver excellent customer service is complimented by our ability to access and share the most up to date market insight data from our in house research team, the largest in Scotland.

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    Rettie Financial Services

    We are now expanding our service offering with the launch of Rettie Financial Services Ltd. Offering expert advice on mortgages, personal protection, and insurance, our team of expert mortgage advisors will work with you to find the best product and deal for your personal needs.

    To book your free financial services consultation today with one of our mortgage advisors, pop into your local branch, or contact us on 03301 759 977 or at financialservices@rettie.co.uk.

    For insurance business we offer products from a choice of insurers.

    Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Edinburgh Residential Sales
    Our Residential Sales Team aims to offer the highest standards of service to private clients and offers advice to prospective sellers through comprehensive marketing reports. With an extensive and varied portfolio and an experienced and professional team with expertise in all areas of residential property sales, you can rest assured that, whether buying or selling, you will be in the most capable hands in the property market today.
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    Simon Rettie FRICS

    Managing Director

    Simon began his property career in 1985 when he joined Strutt & Parker and qualified as a chartered surveyor. In 1989 he formed Edinburgh & Glasgow Investment Company Ltd where he was Managing Director until 2003. During this period Simon was also a Director of Residential Estate Agents Limited (REAL). Simon is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and also a Trustee of the Scottish Civic Trust.

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    James Whitson


    James is a Director of Rettie & Co. with responsibility of the Edinburgh sales teams for private and off market residential sales within Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. Prior to joining Rettie & Co. in 2001, James worked as an accountant in Edinburgh for two years before establishing his own property search company in London for three years. James graduated from Newcastle University in 1995.

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    Max Mills


    Edinburgh born and bred, few people know the city as intimately as Max does. Having begun his working career at Rettie & Co as a trainee, Max has quickly climbed the corporate ladder and through his extensive network of contacts, excellent communication skills and close attention to detail has established himself as one of the Capital's principal brokers. Max's primary responsibilities include the pricing and marketing of some of Edinburgh's finest homes and overseeing a team of 10 sales people.

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    Michelle Turnbull

    Personal Assistant

    Michelle joined Rettie & Co in 2008 as Personal Assistant to Simon Rettie, Chris Hall and Andrew Smith as well Alastair Houlden and Nick Ainscough. Michelle has a wealth of experience, having spent 26 years working as a PA for many of the main surveying firms in Edinburgh including DTZ, Strutt & Parker and Cushman & Wakefield.

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    Gavin Smith

    Associate Director

    Gavin started with Rettie & Co in mid 2009 having previously worked with other property firms in residential sales across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Originally from Ayrshire, Gavin brought extensive knowledge of the property market, working successfully with developer and private clients to achieve an outstanding sales record across Scotland as part of our New Homes team. In 2013, Gavin moved across into Edinburgh Residential Salesand specialises in carrying out market appraisals and advising clients on the sale and marketing of their property within Edinburgh.

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    Maria Ponte

    Senior Sales Negotiator

    Maria recently rejoined Rettie & Co.'s Edinburgh residential sales team after working within the Glasgow sales team since 2008. Maria has wide ranging experience in the property sector with previous experience in the new build sector, both in Glasgow and in Edinburgh within Rettie & Co.'s New Homes Team. As well as extensive sales experience, she also has experience within interior design businesses.

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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      We will certainly be recommending Rettie
      From my very first contact with you, everyone we have dealt with has been friendly, knowledgeable and extremely efficient. We have been kept informed throughout and the advice we have received has been very welcome and spot on. The new owners are wonderfully excited by the house, so it seems fair to say that everyone is happy! Last, but not least, we are delighted with the price and we all feel that you definitely earned your fees. We will certainly be recommending Rettie to anyone we know who is looking to sell or buy property. Thank you all once again for making a potentially stressful experience remarkably easy.
    • Seller Testimonial

      Unrelenting attention to detail

      We would like to thank you all at Rettie most cordially for your prompt and assiduous attention to this sale. We are sure that your unrelenting attention to detail was crucial factor in such a quick and satisfactory outcome. Should we return to Edinburgh Rettie will be our first port of call.

      Anton Edwards

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      I would highly recommend you

      I wanted to thank you for handling the sale of my property. I am delighted with the service I have received. You have been thoroughly professional / knowledgeable and friendly on every contact, thank you for 'encouraging me to bite the bullet' and go to market with the property, for your confidence in the property and also your expert knowledge. You have both given me a lot of confidence at all stages of the process. I am delighted we finally chose Rettie and I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for an estate agent. I will definitely use your services again for future property sales.

      Kirsty Johnstone

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      our best interests were of paramount importance

      We wanted to write to thank you for the excellent service and attention to detail which you provided in selling our home for us. You were always very pro-active in contacting us and employing the strategies available to you - all of which reassured us immensely and confirmed that our best interests were of paramount importance to Rettie. We will have no hesitation in recommending Rettie & Co (and indeed have done so to many of our friends) for a truly comprehensive and professional service from start to finish which, unfortunately, is a rare commodity today.

      Bob and Susan Bookless

    • Seller Testimonial

      The brochure was nothing short of brilliant

      We write to thank you [Gavin Smith] and your team for the excellent service you gave us over the sale of our flat. The advice you gave us at the beginning and through the process proved to be just right. The brochure was nothing short of brilliant, especially the photography, and I am sure it was responsible for attracting a good number of prospective purchasers. Of course we have no direct knowledge of how each visit was handled, but we were very grateful for keeping us well informed about them. We are also well pleased at the outcome, as your efforts resulted in achieving a very satisfactory price within a very short timescale. So thank you, and please pass on our thanks to Caroline Jarvie and all the others in your team who worked so well in this sale.

      Anne and Andrew McVean

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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 Rettie & Co , Edinburgh on +441312204160.