Since opening in December 2018, Neilsons branch office on Bonnyrigg’s High Street in Midlothian has gone from strength to strength, securing excellent results locally for clients in the area. In December, Neilsons hosted their first birthday in Bonnyrigg with the local team, local clients and suppliers and there was plenty to celebrate not least with Neilsons winning Scottish Agency of the Year in November!
In the last six-month period, Neilsons are delighted to confirm that we are number 1 in the area for new insertions and – importantly – sales.
We caught up with Diane Yates who manages our branch in Bonnyrigg to find out about the current market, what makes Bonnyrigg and Midlothian a great place to live and why clients in Midlothian are choosing Neilsons to sell and or buy property.
What’s been happening in the Midlothian property market recently?
“Like Edinburgh, Midlothian continues to see an improvement in average selling prices across the region. In the past 3 months compared to the same period last year, average selling prices in Midlothian have increased by 6.5%. During this same period, new to market properties have also increased by 6.7%.
This indicates there is strong activity in both the sales and purchase market and we have been helping hundreds of sellers and buyers in the past year navigate the Midlothian market.”
What makes Midlothian an attractive area for buyers?
“Midlothian is a desirable location to reside in and appeals to a wide range of buyers from young couples to growing families and investors. There is everything you could want on your doorstep from a range of shops, highly regarded restaurants, pubs and more. Excellent schooling is available in the area ranging from nursery to secondary level and on to higher education with Edinburgh College on our doorstep.
As someone with two teenage sons, I know too well how important it is to have a range of great outdoor, leisure and sporting activities nearby.
Just a few favourites include Dalkeith Country Park, Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic Football Club (c’mon the ‘Rosey Posey’!) and a range of excellent golf clubs including Broomieknow and Newbattle. Further outdoor pursuits include the highly regarded Midlothian Snow Sports Centre at Hillend.
In addition, it’s well connected to the rest of Scotland by the City Bypass and motorway networks and the Borders rail network.”
You receive great feedback from clients. Why do you think this is?
“At Neilsons our local office on Bonnyrigg High Street is serviced by local staff who reside and work in the local area. Prospective clients can rest-assured that they will be getting the best service and top advice with us whether selling and/or buying.
We have access to the full suite of Neilsons facilities which allows us to provide the best and most up to date advice to our clients.
Our Valuers that cover the area also reside locally. They put a lot of hard work and research into our valuation and appraisal services, this is all done by a person and not a computer or automated valuation tool. We believe our insight and research enables our clients to maximise their sales price by ensuring that their property goes on the market at the correct price to attract interest.
Neilsons is a very friendly and accessible firm that still sees a lot of value by being knit into the fabric of the local community. We believe this makes us best served to understand the dynamics of the local market and act accordingly to get results.
Crucially, client service is of paramount importance to us and the firm, and this is evidence by our wide range of 5-star reviews and client testimonials on Google and Facebook.
It’s been an excellent year in the local area, and we are looking forward to helping more local buyers and sellers in 2020!”
Bonnyrigg and Midlothian Neilsons Solicitors and Estate Agents client testimonials:
Thinking of selling or buying in Midlothian? Please pop in to our local branch for an informal chat with our team at 72 High St, Bonnyrigg, call us on 0131 663 9988 or arrange a free consultation with our Midlothian team by clicking here.