Castle Douglas Office Strengthens Residential Team

20 April 2010

We are expanding our residential sales and lettings team within the well established Castle Douglas office.

We have appointed David Corrie, an experienced professional who for over seven years worked for a well respected firm in the highly competitive Oxfordshire property market. This appointment demonstrates our commitment to the Dumfries & Galloway market and marks a significant move to advance the firm’s existing residential offerings as predictions indicate the market will enjoy steady growth throughout year.  

The residential department at Castle Douglas is marketing properties worth in excess of £25million covering the full spectrum ranging from £10,000 up to £1.37million.

With over 900 prospective purchasers on the office’s advanced marketing database, all actively seeking a wide variety of properties in the Dumfries & Galloway area and with a combined buying power in excess of £40million, this high level of demand will allow for a steady growth in the market according to David.

Gaining a postgraduate diploma in surveying in 2008 and currently working towards his membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, David brings with him over eight years experience in the town and country market. Combined with an excellent understanding of the locality, having returned to Galloway to assist on the family farm, where they breed Belted Galloways near Kirkcudbright, David will be able to offer an unrivalled personal service.

David Corrie said: “I am delighted to be back in Galloway, working in an industry in which I have gained so much experience. The local market presents a very exciting one to work in and I look forward to working with the well established team as some exciting prospects come to the market in the year ahead.

“The property market has seen a dramatic shift in recent years across the country, which translates to the need for a change in approach by agents. Whilst price is still fundamental, a proactive and forward thinking approach is required, with emphasis on good marketing and a knowledgeable service.”

Led by Simon Brown, the property team in Castle Douglas, comprising Marion Currie and Joyce Chapman has, since the start of 2010, experienced a high level of activity with a number of notable sales agreed, including Terraughtie Farmhouse, which agreed in excess of the guide within six weeks of commencement of marketing, and Nether Linkins, which also agreed in excess of the guide within five weeks.

The Dumfries & Galloway area presents an excellent stock of properties available through CKD Galbraith, including:

  • Barncrosh, Castle Douglas, situated in an enviable rural location, offers a fantastic portfolio of mix housing and holiday accommodation as well as farmland extending to some 57 acres and 28 acres of woodland. Barncrosh, comprising of an eight bedroom family farmhouse, additional four bedroom cottage, 10 holiday units and a further holiday house and studio, is currently run as a successful self-catering holiday business whilst also offering enormous potential. Barncrosh is for sale as a whole or in individual lots ranging from £10,000 - £1.37million.  
  • Jury Cottage, Portling, Dalbeattie, is a delightful contemporary house built in 2006 to a traditional style by distinguished conservation architect, Antony Wolffe. The property is located close to the Solway Coast near the coastal villages of Rockcliffe and Kippford, with beautiful views over the private gardens to the Solway Firth. Jury Cottage, offering accommodation over three floors, has been finished to an elegant standard throughout as well as being economically efficient. Offers over £385,000 are being invited for Jury Cottage.

To get in touch with Simon or David then contact our Castle Douglas office.

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