Scotland Regional Meetings

  • Scotland - Questions & Answers with the Propertymark Presidents - Tuesday 17th November 2020 11:00 - 11:45
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  • Virtual Meeting - Tuesday 8th December 2020 11:00 - 13:45
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COVID-19: VIRTUAL MEETINGS

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions around events and gatherings of more than 30 people, Propertymark is delighted to be offering members a full programme of virtual Regional Meetings.

With a maximum capacity of 40 people, we ask members to ensure they ringfence time in their diary before booking a place. Meetings will last approx. 90 minutes and will offer a quality programme, with relevant updates, guest speaker, information from sponsors and a Q&A session.

Please log your CPD on completion as attendance can be attributed to your annual membership requirements. Propertymark continues to deliver an expansive programme of free webinars and virtual training courses (at a small additional cost) during this time. We look forward to receiving your feedback in continuing to improve member services.

Free for members

Regional Meetings are open to everyone, however, booking is essential as spaces are limited. For non-members, it's £45+VAT to attend.

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Stephen McCarron

David Mackie
NAEA Propertymark Regional Exec

November 2019

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Regional round-up

The Scottish market differs significantly from area to area and town to town. The towns where the average selling price is less than the national average has continued seeing new properties coming to the market with buyers ready and waiting and some agents reporting closing dates.

Sellers and buyers hate uncertainty and sadly until there is a bit of clarity with politics, the market will remain slow. November should be a strong month but the expected and much needed new listings in October to carry us through to the new year never materialised. I have heard the same from many agents and many branches.

With many agents fighting to secure any properties coming to the market, there has been pressure on fees. Some agents have reported that competing agents have been contacting sellers directly in an attempt to sway them.

I did read an article recently that owners were moving away from the Airbnb market however, I have been surprised at how many calls I have received from buyers looking to invest in holiday lets.

The good news in the Scottish market is there has been no loss of value in the properties and when sellers do make the decision to come to the market there are buyers. Most agents I have spoken to have reported that they have a large number of sellers waiting to come to the market, one, in fact, stating they had carried out 100 market appraisals with most pending, however, there was nothing in the market for sellers to buy.

I am confident that we will see a strong market in 2020, we just need winter and the current uncertainty to end.