‘Keeping calm in an ever changing market.’


In this weeks article, we disucss:

‘Keeping calm in an ever changing market..’

SELLING your home and buying another property can be disruptive and stressful, particularly if it involves moving to a new area. However, an empathetic estate agent can do much to offset both the disruption and the anxiety which naturally occurs when you step outside your comfort zone. Many of our clients are looking to move from a city to a small town or country village – and are targeting the Central belt of Scotland for its connectivity and choice of pretty villages and towns, such as Bridge of Allan, Dunblane, Dunkeld, Killin, Crieff, and Linlithgow. And as a long-established firm operating across the Central belt, we are ideally placed to offer additional support and local knowledge to those relocating to the area.

In all events, our advice to clients is always not to panic. When selling a property there are things you can and cannot control. You cannot control market forces such as supply and demand, interest rates, seasonality, etc. Therefore, focus on the aspects you can influence, such as the condition, presentation and/or staging of your home. At Halliday Homes our objective is to provide a personal service and marketing strategy tailored to meet the specific needs and aspects of your transaction, based on our knowledge and experience of local markets and marketing trends. We also specialise in the high-end luxury market and can provide a one-to-one service for clients who prefer a more discreet off-market sale. But while our overall objective is to achieve the best possible price for your home with minimal disruption, we also have a professional mortgage team to offer financial solutions – and a rental team should an intermediary move be necessary. Moving house is never going to be an enjoyable experience, but with the right team backing you every step of the way, the result makes it all worthwhile.

This week’s Feature Property

Belsyde House, Linlithgow – Offers Over £915,000

Located only a short drive from the historic Royal Burgh of Linlithgow in West Lothian, Belsyde House is a handsome, B-listed Georgian country house surrounded by expansive, landscaped garden grounds and benefitting from an elevated setting with views over the surrounding countryside.

Built in 1788 with mirror-image pavilion wings added during the 19th Century and a porch circa 1900, Belsyde is a symmetrical, classically detailed home which has been sympathetically upgraded by the present owners without compromising the building’s fine original period features – including fanlit front door, 12-pane sash and case windows, wood-panelled shutters, fireplaces, and arched Venetian windows. The result is an elegant and adaptable nine-bedroomed family home ideally configured over three levels for multigenerational living or Bed and Breakfast income, as the west wing could be a self-contained annex comprising open-plan living/kitchen, shower room, and upstairs bedroom.