For the second quarter of 2018 (April to June), the number of people registering as potential purchasers with Galbraith increased by 57 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2017. The number of properties registered to sell through Galbraith tripled compared to the preceding quarter and the number of viewings conducted during the quarter increased by 26.6 per cent. Emma Chalmers, said:
“We are seeing greater activity in the market with, in many cases, a reduction in the time between a property being viewed and an offer being made. Buyers are not only local to the area, but also from the rest of Scotland and south of the border. Perthshire is a highly desirable county - it is very accessible to Edinburgh, Glasgow and other parts of Scotland due to the excellent road network whilst there are a wealth of outdoor pursuits and attractive rural locations to be enjoyed.
Perthshire is one of the most scenic counties of Scotland and rural property continues to be in huge demand. Buyers continue to seek country properties with land, whether it be one or two acres, five to ten acres or indeed a farm or estate. The rural life, with horses, livestock, hens, or a vegetable garden is a perpetual request with no sign of demise.”
The average price of property sold by the firm in Perthshire increased from £376,000 last year to £560,000.
Across Scotland as a whole, Galbraith handled over £53 million worth of property sales over the past quarter alone (April to June 2018).