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Here you will find all of the very latest news from the Scottish property market and on all things Corum.

Corum Marketed Home Features In Rightmove's Most Viewed Properties

Despite the ongoing geo-political whirlwind and downbeat tones regarding London's property market, interest and movement in Scotland has remained as strong is it did last year. Whilst there's certainly a lack of new, quality mid-market stock available, buyers aren't being dissuaded and when you match their appetite with the plethora of great value financial products available to them, there's every reason to be confident for the year ahead.  Corum continues to promote property and homes with as much gusto as ever and are openly encouraging tentative sellers to come on the market as we remain confident in our ability to deliver exceptional results despite the rhetoric from certain corporate firms. So it was with great joy that a stunning West End home, 12 Winton Drive, was featured in The Mirror as being in the Top 5 Most Viewed Homes In Britain as per Rightmove. Ranked amongst marquee homes from across England, it was great to see a Glasgow property fly the flag and reinforce the ...


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Corum delighted to announce the promotion of Chris Breckenridge to Partner

The feel-good start to the year at Corum was further continued last week with the appointment of Chris Breckenridge to Partner.  Chris has become an integral part of Corum's West End branch since joining the company in 2016 and has been instrumental in ascerting the company's local dominance. On the promotion, Managing Partner, John Kelly, said “I  am delighted to welcome Chris as partner as his fusion of both corporate and international branded estate agency experience has now been tailored to our unique customer focussed approach making him the ideal agent for the cosmopolitan suburbs of West End”. With nearly 12 years experience in the Glasgow property market, Chris's track record has been nothing short of stellar and has hard work has certainly paid off. Of his own promotion, Chris said "I could not be more thrilled about becoming a Partner with Corum. There have been some extremely positive, and significant changes within the company in the 2 years ...


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When Selling Homes, The Human Touch Is Key...

In an always-on discount culture focused on perceived economy, it is easy to see why the estate agency industry currently faces serious challenges. With many now accepting the idea that houses can be bought and sold like any off-the-shelf product, it might look like there is no room for a different narrative in our highly competitive world. When flashy online providers started making news headlines with shockingly low prices and exciting new tech, the future of traditional agency services started looking rather grim – mainly to the people inside the industry. In an attempt to steer things in the right direction, corporate and online property agents seem focused on delivering the lowest-cost provision for customers, no matter what. This is one of the reasons why many high-street estate agents face financial difficulties: the inability to generate enough profit to thrive as a result of something akin to an all-out war on price. While a low price/high volume strategy might work for ...


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Strong Corum Performance In Ayrshire Bucks Market Trend

Despite media talk of interest rate rises the spring/early summer property and the cold snap in February the property market in Ayrshire went into overdrive during the traditional spring market. Accurately priced property at all price ranges achieved selling times of less than four weeks and one in four of our sales went to closing date ( ie  multiple offers )    Whilst the majority of sales was concentrated at the lower to mid price range level activity strengthened at the middle and upper price level during May and June. Our Ayr branch completed a record 100 sales during the period. Eight sales were recorded between £800,000 and £1,500,000.   Strong employment figures, competitive mortgage rates, and a rising stock market have markedly improved confidence. An extension to the Help to Buy scheme has supported house builders which correspondingly has a knock on effect for the second hand residential market as higher new build prices help push up nea...


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