Wrapping up 2018!

In a year that saw us winning Residential Property Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards, the Coulters team has grown from strength to strength.

This is not least because of the addition of the Morton Fraser residential property team earlier in the year bringing conveyancing and sales talent to complement our existing offering. Ken Ireland joined shortly after as CEO in order to bring years of property and leadership experience to the helm of the business and point us into an even better 2019.

We have seen the market develop significantly in the latter half of this year to the point that purchases are now the driving force behind sales, for the first time since 2009. In the years following the financial crash you would need to have sold your property before your offer would be considered on another, however now we are seeing many offers ‘subject to sale’ which point to a more even footing between buyers and sellers.

What does this mean for you as a buyer? It means that you must be ready to act quickly. If you view a house on a Sunday and fall in love with it, you need to pick up the phone on Monday morning and get the ball rolling. We pride ourselves on our purchasing service and we can get your house on the market in just a few short days.

The big topic on everybody’s mind right now is, of course, the B word. The impact that Brexit will have on the property market is still to be discovered, but we are doing everything that we can to prepare for it. We understand that buyers and sellers alike will have questions regarding Brexit and any effect it will have on the property market and we will share our advice in due course.

Looking ahead to 2019, we have big plans to bring our local, best in class service to even more areas of Edinburgh and East Lothian and continue to do what we do best; helping people into their dream homes.

Thank you to all of our clients who we have had the pleasure to work with in 2018, have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

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