It is not all that meets the eye in property market

The Scottish residential housing market has been plagued with a shortage of stock since the pandemic began, but our Head of Estate Agency, Carl Warden, believes it is not all that meets the eye.

If you are looking to move home in the current property market you may be fooled into thinking that this is not the optimum time to do so as there is an apparent shortage of stock which is driving up prices in the market. However, as we in the Estate Agency team at Bell Ingram know all too well, there is more to the picture than meets the eye.

Over the past two years we have been securing private deals for clients, meaning a lot of your potential dream homes are never coming to the open market, therefore adding to the impression of short supply.

If you are looking for your next move, then you may be missing out on these off-market deals. It tells a story that it is always beneficial to be in regular communication with local estate agents about what you are looking for so that they can alert you to properties coming to the market and potentially secure an off-the-market deal.

And for buyers, it is not always the ones with the deepest pockets who are coming out on top. Buyers who have all their ducks in a row, and who are chain-free, are often more successful than the highest bidder in securing their dream home.

If you are looking to sell, then there is no time like the present. Using a prestigious agency such as Bell Ingram, with our property teams embedded in communities throughout the country, means we know the suitable buyers for your property and can secure a premium off-the-market deal if you so choose.

Because we ask our buyers the right questions, we always secure the best deal for our clients. We would therefore recommend that anyone who is thinking of buying or selling their rural property waste no time to get in touch with our agents to discuss your needs.

If you are considering selling you home, farm or estate, our dedicated team is on hand to provide the expert advice you need. Contact Carl Warden on 01738 621121 or email

Carl Warden

Estate Agency
Tel: 01738 621 121

Article posted on 28/04/2022

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