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Property Finders in Edinburgh and Scotland

Updated on February 17, 2014

Your dream home in Scotland?

Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and is an attractive place to live. It draws in people from the rest of the UK and overseas, expats seeking to return to the land of their birth, people coming to work in Scotland and pensioners wishing to spend their retirement years there.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh, the 'Athens of the North'

One particularly popular place to live is the city of Edinburgh – the historical and political capital of Scotland. If you are seeking a home in the city or surrounding area then you will no doubt find that t.here is a wide range of house types in all sizes and prices.

Choose your agent

The vast majority of us do not have the time to go and look for the type of home we require, complete the formalities and make the purchase. That is why we need third parties to secure the type of home we want.

For most of us this means finding an estate agent. Often this is done by scanning the local newspapers or by looking in the windows of particular agencies to view the listings and specifications of any properties on their books. Of course, this is all but impossible if you live far away. That is why the internet is such a Godsend.

Most estate agents have websites. Even if you are the other side of the world, you can still seek out the various property finders Edinburgh or anywhere else in Scotland you are looking to live. There are various factors which have to be taken into account when buying a home. Of course, there is price, especially if you need to keep your mortgage commitments in check. Then there is the neighbourhood. You will have to ask yourself β€œis this kind of place where I want to live?” If you have children the local schools may well help you decide whether or not to purchase a particular home in a particular area. The retired may also want to live in a district that is reasonably quiet, while for those who have to work transport connections will be crucial.

Local knowledge and experience

The choice of estate agent when looking to buy a home is always important.

Many of the big national agencies will have offices dotted around Edinburgh and elsewhere in Scotland. Then there are the local estate agents.

Local knowledge from your agency is vital when seeking your Scottish home and you may well decide that a local estate agent is best to deal with. Local agents in Edinburgh and the wider area of Scotland will have more experience in conveyancing and will be able to deal with the differences in Scottish and English law which may have an effect on the transaction.

Bespoke Property Finding Services

There is also another type of agent who can work on your behalf, specifically a property or home finding agent. Property finders will work entirely on your behalf. This type of agency will do all the searching for you and feed you back with all the vital information that is needed before deciding to buy. This includes all the negative information about a prospective home as well as the positive. Ideally this kind of agency will not put you under pressure to buy. You purchase only when your perfect home has been found.

Put your interests first

Most estate agents both buy and sell properties. There is a kind of conflict of interest here. So if possible use an agency which only buys homes and which will act in your own interest.

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