The Rettie & Co. name stands for excellence in private sales. Our exclusive database of over 8,800 registered buyers provides a discrete and effective way to sell your property or estate without the need for public marketing.
Rettie were engaged by Boralex after a competitive process to market a large hill farm and ancillary properties in West Lothian during 2018. The sales particulars were well thought out and presented professionally with excellent photographs. Advice received all the way through the marketing process from both Nick Ainscough and Chris Hall for what was a complicated sale was always to the point and pertinent, culminating in a successful tender and conveyance of the property.
B Straker-Nesbit, Boralex (Scotland) LP
I want to say how very much I appreciated your excellent service during my purchase - you did everything possible to make the transaction as smooth and trouble-free as possible. Even when there was nothing to report because of the delay in my sale and the complications in the chain, you very kindly contacted me to see how all was progressing and gave me a great deal of support during such as stressful time. I am so grateful to you and have been singing the praises of Rettie to all my friends!
Chris Hall and his team were initially commissioned to look at the overall Estate and produce advice to ‘shrink’ the Estate in a logical and timely manner whilst factoring considerations such as timing, tax, planning, development opportunities, and retention of a core area into their advices. Their advice was carefully considered, well researched, and well informed. A number of sales, many of them completed successfully on a private basis, were subsequently undertaken within a fairly short time window and I am delighted with the overall outcome.
Chris Hall and the Rettie and Co. Rural Team have provided me with advice on a number of property matters for many years now. Their advice has been consistently well researched, carefully considered, and appropriate and I would be happy to recommend their services to third parties.
R McNeil, Perthshire
Chris and his colleagues have consistently provided me with practical and sensible advice over the past three and a half years in connection with the progressive disposal of Glassingall Estate, by Dunblane. Planning and development opportunities have been maximised and sales structured to capture a wide range of buyers. I have no hesitation in recommending their services to others with similar properties to my own.
A H Readman, Glassingall Estate
Our areas of expertise
If you are thinking of selling your property, we'll be very happy to
visit and give you a report on market conditions, as well as an initial
In Scotland it is a legal requirement to get a Home Report produced.
We can advise you on how best to do this or we can produce a Home
Report on your behalf.
We will give you honest, well-informed advice on the best way to sell
your property. We'll then prepare high-quality marketing material
for your property, including targeted online promotion using social
We'll promote your property directly to carefully selected individuals
from our database, which contains details of over 8,800 active
buyers. We'll liaise with interested parties and arrange viewings.
Our experienced team will conduct sales negotiations on your
behalf. We will use our expertise to meet your objectives for your
sale and will liaise closely with you every step of the way.
CONVEYANCING, MISSIVES & COMPLETION
Throughout the final stage of the sales process, we will maintain a
regular dialogue with your solicitor to facilitate the conclusion of
your property sale and to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Why choose Rettie?
We will keep you informed and up-to- date with every new
development during the sales and negotiation process. You'll be able
to call your selling agent at any time to discuss how things are going.
COMPREHENSIVE BUYERS DATABASE
Our database contains details of over 8,800 active buyers and
provides us with a focused way to match with your property with
people who have a proven interest in your type of home.
In the last 10 years Rettie & Co. has privately sold properties with a
total value of approximately £300m. At the height of the market we
sold £70m of property privately in one year.
One in five of our prime sales are to overseas buyers. Going down
the private sales route gives you access to our lucrative pool of
WHY PRIVATE SALES?
WHY PRIVATE SALES?
Private Sales are not advertised publicly, so this route is discreet and usually provides a tailored, focused and stress-free approach for all parties.
We sell direct to our registered applicants. Our database contains details of over 8,800 active buyers and provides us with a focused way to match your property with people who have a proven interest in your type of property.
One in five of our prime sales are to overseas buyers. The private sales option gives you access to this lucrative pool of buyers.