We offer the following range of services which we are happy to discuss in confidence
We combine the best of the high street and online agents by having no upfront costs, and all inclusive fees combined with an excellent service, with no compromise on quality. With over 14 years of experience in the area, we are able to offer the best advice combined with expert local knowledge, and we provide a proactive, professional yet personal service you can rely on.
The process begins with a free, no-obligation pre-sale valuation where we will advise on important matters such as pricing, timing and any necessary legal requirements such as the Home Report.
When engaged as your agent we will expose your property to a range of property portals and ensure you get the maximum exposure locally, nationally & internationally by placing you on the top property portals available: Rightmove, Zoopla, PrimeLocation, OnTheMarket, S1 Homes and more, providing your property with exposure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
We also provide high quality sales brochures with professional photography, floor plans and maps, all of which are also downloadable from the website. In addition, we have a database of buyers and offer for-sale boards and viewings and extensive social media marketing, which includes Facebook or Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram as part of your bespoke package.
As a member of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) plus the Ombudsman of Estate Agents and the OFT Redress Scheme, we are here to offer you the best possible advice and high levels of customer service on property-related matters, should you be looking to buy or sell.
Because we are passionate about what we do, we will assist you throughout the entire property transaction process from start to finish.
Call us on 01896 820 226 or book your free, no-obligation market appraisal online.
Sometimes personal circumstances necessitate a slightly different campaign, so we also market property for sale privately.
Effectively, we take on your property and promote it 'off-market' to people we have listed on our database and who are actively looking for property for sale in the region, that are usually in a position to buy immediately. This can sometimes work very well in the quieter months of the year or when you do not want to publicly announce that you are moving on.
There can still be costs associated with this type of marketing, in particular the need for a Home Report, but we can advise on what is necessary and what is not - dependent on your circumstances.
To enquire about how we can market your property for sale privately, or if you wish to be informed of upcoming property that might never come to market, please call us on 01896 820 226 or book your free, no-obligation pre-sale valuation online.
Since 1st December 2008, nearly every residential property for sale in Scotland has to be marketed with a Home Report. However, there are some exceptions to the legislation, so if you are unsure please call us on 01896 820 226 or contact us for further information.
Ultimately, the Home Report contains three documents:
- An Energy Report (EPC) contains an assessment by a surveyor of the energy efficiency of the home and its environmental impact. It also recommends ways to improve its energy efficiency.
- A Property Questionnaire is completed by the seller of the home. It contains extra information about the home, such as Council Tax banding, utility provision and factoring costs that will be useful for buyers to know.
- A Single Survey & Mortgage Valuation Report contains an assessment by a surveyor of the condition of the home, which includes a valuation (which is crucial for lending purposes) and an accessibility audit for people with particular needs.
The legislation says that the report should be no more than 12 weeks old when the house is placed on the market, and whilst there is no actual shelf-life for the report, a replacement may be required, at the time of offer, if a property has been on the market for over 3 months. A house for sale which has a Home Report can be taken off the market for 28 days without needing a replacement Home Report, and re-launched accordingly.
It should be noted that the report must be ready prior to marketing and available to all genuine purchasers within nine days of their requesting it.
There is a cost associated with the Home Report, and it can vary dependent on the value of the property. We can advise further on potential costs prior to taking things forward.
Should you require any further advice with regard to the Home Report or the sale of your own property, please call us on 01896 820 226 or contact us for further information.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit the Scottish Government website for a more in-depth guide at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Built-Environment/Housing/BuyingSelling/Home-Report
PLOTS & DEVELOPMENTS:
Plots & Developments are an integral part of estate agency, with more and more people confident about their ability to self-build from scratch, or convert old or vacant buildings. Even properties previously used as commercial premises, which offer unique opportunities to convert to residential use, subject to the necessary planning requirements, are becoming more and more common.
At Macpherson Property we can offer specific advice on small residential development sites or conversion and self-build opportunities across the region.
Whilst the majority of development sites may already hold planning permission, we can advise on ideas relating to house type, size and pricing, and discuss market trends which will help you decide which product is right for a specific area.
We can also make recommendations on the best use of additional land or outbuildings that you may own which may offer potential for development or add value to your property.
For a preliminary, no-obligation market appraisal, please call us on 01896 820 226 or contact us for further information.
We have have excellent links with a number of mortgage companies in the area which allows us to offer our customers the opportunity to acquire the best advice and subsequently the most competitive mortgage rates available.
Not only do they have access to an array of products to suit your needs, the initial consultation will be free and they may provide you with the necessary peace of mind when re-mortgaging, or buying a property.
Please call us on 01896 820 226 or contact us for a preliminary conversation regarding your requirements.
CONVEYANCING & LEGAL SERVICES
Anyone wishing to submit an offer on any of the property we have for sale needs to engage a Scottish solicitor.
We have worked closely with a number of local solicitors over the years, involved on both sides of the transaction, and can provide recommendations accordingly. We are also able to advise sellers and buyers on the basic steps of the conveyancing process, from making an offer to progressing with the missives.
If you would like us to recommend a Scottish solicitor to assist in the conveyancing of the property you are selling or buying, please call us on 01896 820 226 or contact us for further information.