Situated in Dee Street is our Banchory branch which is run by Iain Considine and branch manager Aaron Thomson. Services offered at this branch include lettings, estate agency, financial advice and our full range of legal services.
8 Dee Street
Viewings and valuations are available outwith these hours.
We are proud to offer clients the support of some of Royal Deeside’s most experienced property professionals from our estate agency and lettings office in Banchory. We also offer our full range of legal and independent financial services from the site.
The run up to Christmas certainly saw the market slow down with fewer properties coming on the market and fewer sales however those properties that came on the market in December did extremely well.
As we move into 2019, there is a definite sense of optimism, confidence and positivity which is normally met with a high number of valuations and enquiries, generally followed by an increased number of sales. However, we’ve seen a slight difference this year, due to high levels of uncertainty around Brexit. That said, there appears to still be a ‘New Year Buzz’ with a high number of people planning on moving and many of our existing clients still aiming to sell and buy another property locally this year, although there isn’t quite the same urgency as we’ve seen previously.
Regardless of what happens we remain confident that things will continue to get busier within the next few months ahead of the Spring market.
Banchory is very much a family orientated area that boasts excellent schools, amenities and transport links into Aberdeen so there are always likely to be people living locally who wish to move to bigger homes in the area, as well as the many those from Aberdeen and further afield that desire to live in Deeside. The general feedback we’re receiving is that confidence is on the up in the local area and there seem to be plenty of homeowners intending to move soon which augurs well for the next few months.
As we head into 2019, activity is gradually picking up again after a reasonably quiet December.
Although rental prices have declined compared to previous years, we have seen applications for our properties remain at a steady level, with several of our two bedroom houses and flats going Under Offer.
There has been an increase in valuations and new properties coming on the market and we are hopeful this will continue to rise over the next few months.
Re-lets have taken a back seat for the majority of our fully managed properties, which confirms that ensuring your property is maintained to a high standard both inside and out, will result in tenancies lasting for longer periods of time.
Demand for 3 bedroomed family homes in the Banchory and Aboyne areas remains high, so focusing on getting these types of properties on the market will continue to be a priority.
Aboyne is a lively village on the edge of the Highlands in Aberdeenshire, approximately twenty six miles west of Aberdeen. There is an active community and Aboyne hosts the Highland Games on the Village Green every August. The green also has a playpark and facilities for rugby and football.
The village is home to a stunning village hall and a highly regarded 18 hole golf course. There are many other attractions in Aboyne including the theatre, 25 metre swimming pool, and a selection of shops, hotels and restaurants. Additionally, there are a number of outdoor pursuits available locally which include the Aberdeen Water Ski Club, situated at Aboyne Loch and the Gliding Club just outside of Aboyne.
Banchory is a pleasant town in the heart of Royal Deeside and rises elegantly from the Banks of the River Dee. It has a wide range of local amenities, including a variety of shops, banks, restaurants, garden centre, hotels, library, health centre and dentists. There is a golf course and also a driving range at Inchmarlo and many places of historical interest.
The area is rich in outdoor pursuits with ample opportunity to enjoy walking and cycling along the Deeside Way, canoeing and fishing in the sparkling waters of the River Dee and many more sporting activities. There are two highly regarded primary schools and a renowned academy. Aberdeen is within easy commuting distance, with a choice of travel by three main routes.
Torphins is an attractive Deeside village near the larger villages of Banchory and Aboyne. It has a population of around 1500 and is one of the larger villages in Deeside. Torphins is situated 22 miles west of Aberdeen and under 20 minutes commuting distance to Westhill.
There is a Church of Scotland church and a town hall named the Learney Hall. It also has a public house, the Learney Arms, which was originally part of a hotel. The village offers various shops, a primary school and private nursery with after-school care, health centre, veterinary practice, public parks, tennis courts and a golf course. Secondary schools are located nearby in Banchory and Aboyne.
Ballater is a picturesque village set in the heart of Royal Deeside, 40 miles from Aberdeen with a journey time of approximately 50 minutes. There are a number of shops, hotels and other facilities in the village including a primary school. There is a secondary school situated in Aboyne equipped with a swimming pool, squash courts, theatre and library.
The Craigendarroch Country Club is situated nearby and also has a swimming pool, squash courts and restaurants. There is an 18 hole golf course in the village itself and a number of outdoor pursuits available in the area including horse riding, fishing, shooting and gliding. During the winter, residents and tourists can make use of the winter sports facilities at both Glenshee and The Lecht.
Braemar is a stunning conservation village situated on Royal Deeside approximately 60 miles west of Aberdeen. Lying within the Cairngorms National Park, the area boasts many tourist attractions and opportunities for walking, ski-ing and all types of outdoor pursuits.
The famous Royal Highland Gathering in September draws tourists from all corners of the world and the breath-taking scenery and healthy highland air is well known. The Glenshee Ski Resort and the local golf course are both within easy reach.
Catering to those with children, there is a primary school in the village with secondary education available in Aboyne. There are a variety of independent and boutique shops, hotels and many other facilities in the village and a lively local community.
Drumoak is a picturesque and expanding village located approx 11 miles west of Aberdeen along the A93 on route to Royal Deeside. Near Drumoak lies the 12th Century Drum Castle, once a royal residence and now in the care of The National Trust for Scotland.
The village has a local shop, post office, church, bowling green and a newly constructed primary school that opened its doors in February of 2017. Secondary schooling is available at the nearby Banchory Academy. A short distance away is the 'Mains of Drum' which is a popular garden centre with shopping areas and a restaurant. Drumoak lies mid-way between Crathes and Peterculter and straddles the main A93 Aberdeen to Banchory road.
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Stephanie Dickson provided an excellent service. She was professional, helpful and friendly. We know how hard she worked on behalf of us to achieve a positive result.
M. Thomson, sale client
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