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Edinburgh's leading independent estate agency
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    About Us
    Your journey to success is what matters most. That's why at Rettie & Co. we look beyond the immediate sale to help you achieve your long-term goals. And, because it's your needs that shape the way we work, you'll receive bespoke, personal service that will cater to all of your specific requirements. Throughout the process, you'll be supported by our research-led local market knowledge and advice, meaning you can feel confident in the decisions you reach and take extra pride in the moves you make.

    Dynamic Team of Local Experts

    When selling or buying your home in Perthshire, Stirlingshire, Fife, East Lothian, or West Lothian, working with people who know the local area makes all the difference. Our Town & Country team has a wealth of experience that is tailored around individual customer's needs and backed by up-to-date research.

    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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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

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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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    Town & Country Sales
    Our Town & Country team offers the highest standards of service to clients and provides 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, estate, and farm 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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    Chris Hall MRICS
    Director, Country House Sales

    Chris joined Rettie & Co. in 2005 to head up its new Rural and Professional Services Department. He is actively involved in the agency; sales, purchases and valuation of rural property throughout Scotland. Chris is a graduate of agriculture from Newcastle University. Before joining Rettie & Co. he worked at Langley-Taylor in 1987, and qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1991, before being appointed a partner in 1995.
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    Andrew Smith MRICS
    Director, Country House Sales

    Andrew qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1988. Since then he has concentrated on the sale of country houses across Scotland. Having worked for Savills and Strutt & Parker he joined Rettie & Co in 2013 as Director of Country House sales. Andrew lives in the East Lothian countryside and has sold houses throughout the country over the last thirty years. Using his extensive local knowledge, Andrew utilises his experience to advise clients on the marketing and sale of all types of property across East Lothian.
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    Alastair Houlden MRICS
    Director, Country House Sales

    Alastair joined the Residential Sales department at Rettie & Co. in March 2001, following four years of estate management on the Beaulieu Estate in Hampshire. He specialises in rural residential sales in Perthshire, Fife, Kinross-shire, Stirlingshire, Clackmannanshire and West Lothian and has worked in these markets for over 19 years. In 1998, he qualified as a chartered surveyor after graduating from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester with a degree in Rural Estate Management. Prior to this he studied building construction and civil engineering for three years. Alastair lives on the family farm in rural Perthshire.
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    Emma Collie
    Sales Consultant

    Emma joined Rettie and Co in January 2015 to add to the expanding Town and Country Team. As sales and marketing assistant Emma is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the team, liaising with both buyers and sellers. Emma has vast administration experience and brings with her a wealth of skills and knowledge from working in different areas of commerce.
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    Joanna Tinson
    Sales Negotiator

    After studying at the University of St Andrews, Joanna joined Rettie & Co. in August 2015, having previously spent some time working in the Town & Country team. With a family background in agriculture and property, Joanna joins the rural team and looks forward to her future career in this area with enthusiasm.
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    Emma Bruce
    Sales Negotiator

    Emma honed her estate agency skills in London for six years before returning to Scotland, where she specialises in the sale of properties throughout East Lothian. Emma liaises with buyers on a daily basis and has a detailed database of enthusiastic buyers looking throughout East Lothian.

    Originally from Perthshire, Emma is a keen countryside enthusiast.
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    Testimonials

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      The Best Estate Agents in Scotland!
      Rettie Sold my Home in 7 Days The Best Estate Agents in Scotland! Professional and Very User Friendly. They gave great advice and listened to all my needs. All staff were introduced to my home before it went live in the Market. A very experienced and knowledgeable Company who attracted the right buyers and sold my home in 7 days!

      Miss Heather Cameron
    • Seller Testimonial

      "We are very pleased that by choosing Rettie & Co as our selling agent the house was marketed successfully to a much larger geographical audience". 

      Mr Willie Phillips, Neish House, St Fillans
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      "From the first meeting, I was convinced that I had made the right choice ...The whole process was very much a "one stop shop" which completely took the burden from my shoulders ... Communication with the Client is, I believe, very important in any buying/selling transaction and I am pleased to advise that Alastair and Joanna were superb in that department ... I was completely satisfied by the professional service provided by Alastair and Joanna. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Practice of Rettie & Co." 

      Mr William Ross
    • Seller Testimonial

      "We had a very good service from Rettie & Co both in relation to rental and sale of our property". 

      Mr Parker Hood
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      Chris Hall and the Rettie and Co. Rural Team have provided me with advice on a number of property matters for many years now. Their advice has been consistently well researched, carefully considered, and appropriate and I would be happy to recommend their services to third parties. R McNeil, Perthshire.
    • Seller Testimonial

      Chris and his colleagues have consistently provided me with practical and sensible advice over the past three and a half years in connection with the progressive disposal of Glassingall Estate, by Dunblane. Planning and development opportunities have been maximised and sales structured to capture a wide range of buyers. I have no hesitation in recommending their services to others with similar properties to my own. A H Readman, Glassingall Estate.
    • Seller Testimonial

      In early summer 2018 we listed our country house privately with an international agent with a view to finding a buyer over the summer with entry the following year. By November nothing of substance had been produced so we brought on Chris Hall of Rettie & Co as joint agent. Two viewers were soon introduced by Rettie &Co and we received two offers with missives concluding in March 2019. Chris' professionalism, attention to detail and knowledge of the market as well as understanding the buyers' requirements meant queries were dealt with promptly and we achieved the sale we wanted. WGR Thomson, Braco, Perthshire.
    • Seller Testimonial

      Chris Hall and his team were initially commissioned to look at the overall Estate and produce advice to 'shrink' the Estate in a logical and timely manner whilst factoring considerations such as timing, tax, planning, development opportunities, and retention of a core area into their advices. Their advice was carefully considered, well researched, and well informed. A number of sales, many of them completed successfully on a private basis, were subsequently undertaken within a fairly short time window and I am delighted with the overall outcome. MB, East Lothian.
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