A Capital property firm has clinched the title of Edinburgh’s number one estate agent for the 14th year in a row.
Warners has proven unbeatable once more by topping the rankings in terms of listings and sales, a record it has achieved every year since 1999, according to data held by ESPC, the Edinburgh solicitors property network.
Scott Brown, Estate Agency Consultant at Warners, said: “Being announced as the unofficial ‘Top Estate Agent’ for the 14th consecutive year has topped off what has been a very successful year for Warners.
“We sold our 10,000th property since the Millennium and saw a positive turn in the property market with our sales levels increasing, coupled with a marked growth in confidence among buyers and sellers.
“2012 had its challenges with prices remaining fairly flat across the Capital so it is a testament to our approach and the hard work of our staff that we have achieved this prestigious ESPC accolade for the past 14 years now.”
This mood of optimism is illustrated in the firm’s property sales figures for last year, with year on year sales up by 6.4%, and 661 houses sold at a sales value of more than £110 million.
Warners, which has four property shops in Edinburgh, had further reason to celebrate in December when it marked its 10,000th property since 2000, a combined total value of £1.5 billion.
David Marshall, Business Analyst at ESPC, said:“With increasing competition between our members and each developing their own position in the market we congratulate Warners on achieving their position over an extended time period.
“It is the high level of service and expertise provided by ESPC that has maintained the position of solicitors at the heart of buying and selling property in Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife.”
Being the unofficial ‘Top Estate Agent’ for the 14th year in a row is certainly a memorable threshold and we congratulate Warners on achieving it.
“As the property market has changed since 2000 we have seen our members, like Warners, develop and refine their service to maintain the position of solicitors at the heart of buying and selling property.”
Warners success looks set to continue as Scott believes that the Scottish property market is likely to remain stable throughout 2013.
He said: “2013 may herald more job security, favourable interest rates, and an increase in competition amongst lenders which will help the economy and the property market in turn.”