In a move designed to capture the strong demand for properties in the East Coast of Scotland, and in the prime property market of St Andrews, the Fife coastal trail and over into Dundee and Tayside, Rettie are open for business in St Andrews .

The new branch on Bell Street is headed up by George Lorimer, formerly of Galbraith, who joins as local Director. George is also joined by experienced Senior Sales Negotiator, Shona Burdis, who he has worked with previously, and Caitlin Clark, Sales Negotiator, who has come from Maloco & Associates.

The new branch offers traditional and high-quality service lines for sales, new homes, and lettings and has now officially opened its doors (by appointment only until Covid restrictions lift further).

St Andrews has been identified as a prime location due to the strong performance of property sales in the town during 2020 and the last decade. The average house price in 2020 was just under £320k, 68% higher than the Scottish average, and over the past 3 years average house prices have increased by 11% in the town.

George Lorimer, Director of the St Andrews Branch

George Lorimer, Director of the St Andrews Branch said: “I am delighted to head up this new office in St Andrews which enables us to tap into the prime St Andrews market as well as offer increased geographic reach across, Fife, Angus and Tayside.

A native of the area, and now living in the East Neuk countryside locally to St Andrews, George Lorimer has the ideal curriculum vitae and local knowledge to cover the region, having started his career in property with Galbraith in 2005 he has operated in Fife as an agent for more than 13 years.

He added: “We are moving into a booming market, and as market leaders in our industry we now see great potential in developing the business and serving this region with our experienced, friendly and professional service with a strong local office. We are looking forward to meeting our valued clients and providing our personalised service to assist at every step of the sales journey.

Simon Rettie, Managing Director of Rettie said: “We are delighted to announce this new branch opening which further demonstrates that we are confidently moving into new areas of the country and seeking expansion and development of our brand despite challenging times during the Covid-19 pandemic.

With George at the helm we are confident that we are bringing someone onboard who has a proven track record of skills and local area knowledge, which will help to bolster our established reputation for the highest level of property marketing in Scotland. George is establishing a quality team of staff that will deliver the Rettie service values that have been paramount in growing our business.

George Lorimer (Local Director) and Simon Rettie (Managing Director)