Our Estates team have been responsible for managing the sale and acquisition of some of Scotland’s most important rural estates. Our consultants have over 100 years’ cumulative experience in this field and specialise in sales and acquisitions involving multiple lots and complex negotiations.

Our Areas of Expertise

Estate Valuations

We conduct valuations for a range of Scottish rural estates. Our RICS Registered Valuers provide accurate, experienced, confidential valuation advice and reports for lending, probate, and restructuring purposes.

Estate Sales

We are dedicated to maximising the value of our clients’ estates with a bespoke sales and asset management service. Our team includes dedicated and experienced agents for every type of estate and rural asset.

Estate Acquisitions

We are dedicated to maximising the value of our clients’ estates with a bespoke sales and asset management service. Our team includes dedicated and experienced agents for every type of estate and rural asset.


We will support your estate sale with our marketing channels which include both traditional and digital promotional channels, and can connect your estate to a broad international market of potential purchasers.


Realise the potential of your estate: use our consultancy services to identify investment opportunities and maximise planning and development value. We advise on the leasing of all types of rural properties and on contractual and ownership issues.

Negotiation Services

Rely on our experienced and expert negotiators to handle every step of your estate sale. We draw – where appropriate – on the experience of solicitors, accountants, planning consultants, and architects, each versed in the legal and technical detail of the sales process.

  • Simon Rettie FRICS
    Managing Director
  • Andrew Smith MRICS
    Director of Country House Sales
  • Fergus Thomson MRICS FAAV
    Associate Director

Why Choose Rettie

Personal Service

From small farms to large sporting estates, we provide the same high quality, individual service for each and every client, including long-term support, impartial advice, and a dedicated attention to detail.

Maximising Returns

We approach every rural estate sale individually and innovatively: we’ll find solutions to challenges and work to ensure every client achieves the maximum return, and optimal outcome, for their estate.

Unrivalled Contacts

With long-standing personal connections to Scotland’s landowning and investment communities, we offer unrivalled knowledge of the estate market to create connections between buyers and sellers.

Rural Expertise

Our team understands the industry and includes staff with their own family farming businesses, qualified Rural Practice Chartered Surveyors, and some of Scotland’s leading agricultural valuation surveyors.


  • 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. 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
  • Chris Hall and Rettie were instructed by my family to market our Brigton estate. From start to finish Chris and his colleagues were thorough and professional with regular and timely contact to maintain progress and keep us abreast of it. A large number of interested parties were attracted from across the UK and wider afield. A successful closing date led to an excellent array of offers being received. Our expectations were more than satisfied. Chris and the team acted with charm and understanding, as well as the upmost professionalism. We are grateful to them.

    Angus Macmillan Douglas
  • 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.