The Halliday Way – September Update

Friends,

Where did the summer go?

Maybe it felt so FAST because of how fast we’ve been MOVING our clients properties. This past month we have been extremely PRODUCTIVE by listing 16 properties, marking 13 properties under offer, and securing 9 new tenants for our lettings properties.

We have not only been BUSY in the office but also out of the office hours. Even the boss gets time off; Austin enjoyed a weekend in DUBAI and would highly recommend it to anyone who has it on their bucket list – He mentioned the properties out there are something completely out of this world. Marie our Senior Sales negotiator cheered on the home nation at the Scotland Vs. Georgia rugby game, the team looked good and we can’t wait to watch during them 2019 Rugby World Cup. Talking of Rugby, we had the pleasure  of long term family friend – Finn Russell – popping down to the Linlithgow Open Day which was a huge success. Jamie our trainee sales and lettings agent is heading up to see Europe as they hope to bring home the Solheim Cup at Glen Eagles(more details below). The team met for dinner at THE HALLIDAY HOMESTEAD for a delicious home cooked meal, and to top the month off the team will be heading to the HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS 2019 (read more below) to hopefully bring home the Estate Agency of Year award for the second year in a row.

Even though we are sad to see summer 2019 come to an end, I’m even more excited to SMASH THIS AUTUMN.  The market is already in full swing with more and more properties coming to the market every week, there are lots of people enquiring for properties of all types. We feel that it is the perfect time to sell your home with Halliday homes. WE are going to be VERY BUSY over these next few months so you need to keep an eye out as we have many gorgeous new listings, and exciting updates on the way from Team Halliday.
PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT

Drumallan Barn, Dunblane – Offers in the region of £580,000

This is a unique opportunity to acquire a charming, five bedroom, steading in a superb rural setting and offering spectacular views over unspoiled countryside. Set in stunning and generous garden grounds the property also offers an adjoining one and a half acre (approx) field suitable for grazing. There is also a separate annexe which would be suitable for creating income by letting/short term holiday lets. Early viewing is recommended to appreciate the quality of accommodation on offer and the convenience of this “hidden gem” to the amenities of nearby Dunblane.
HERALD PROPERTY AWARDS

We have been fortunate enough again to be finalists at this years Herald property awards, for estate agency of the year. We couldn’t have managed this without your continued support over the years. The awards night will take place on the 26th of September so keep an eye on all of our social medias to see how we get on.
PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT
Ramsey Tullis Drive, Tullibody – To Let For £950 pcm

A spacious 3 bedroom detached home enjoying an enviable position and is located within a highly sought after development. The property formed over two levels is available on a furnished basis. The internal accommodation comprises, on the ground floor, a welcoming reception hall, bright and spacious lounge/diner, balcony with fabulous views over Braehead Golf Course and beyond, fully-fitted kitchen with integrated fridge-freezer, double oven/electric hob, 3 piece bathroom and double bedroom with built in wardrobes. Downstairs are a further two bedrooms with built-in storage and the master benefitting from en-suite shower facilities. A further sitting room with French doors leading to rear garden, utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

TESTIMONIAL OF THE MONTH
We used Halliday homes for both our house sale and purchase and in both instances they were excellent, Austin and his team made sure our hands were held through each process and we sold our property in 9 days. We wanted to deal with an independent local company as we felt the contacts they had and the service they could provide would suit us best and we weren’t disappointed. We would recommend anyone thinking of selling or buying to give them a visit and you will be assured of a warm welcome.
TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Austin Halliday managing director aged 24 is the captain of the ship, born and raised in Bridge of Allan started Halliday Homes in 2015 as he has always had a passion for everything property related. He is no stranger to hard work following in his dads footsteps with an entrepreneurial outlook on life, anyone that knows Austin will tell you how driven and dedicated he is.

Q&A

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT QUALITY YOU HAVE AS AN AGENT THAT YOU TRY TO CONVEY TO YOUR CLIENTS?
Passion! I’m 100% committed to our clients to make sure they receive the service they deserve and more importantly the price they need.

IF YOU WERE LOOKING FOR A SOMETHING TO READ ON A FLIGHT, WHAT’S THE FIRST BOOK/MAGAZINE YOU WOULD GRAB?
Sell it like Serhant! (Ryan Serhant from Million Dollar Listings) I could read this for days on end.

WHERE DID YOU DO YOUR FIRST DEAL?
Bridge of Allan

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT?
Catch NYC. Best seafood and Sushi

WHAT TYPE OF ANIMAL WOULD YOU BE?
Sailfish!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE TV SHOW?
Million Dollar Listings New York! Can you tell I’m a fan boy?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TOWN OR CITY TO SELL IN? 
Linlithgow – Love the new challenge that we are facing! Can’t wait to make a success of the new branch. Nothing quite beats selling in Bridge of Allan though, it is my hometown after all.

IF YOU COULD SELL ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
The Wallace Monument

WHO IS YOUR DREAM CLIENT?
David Beckham
PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT
Mannerston Holding, Blackness – Offers over £405,000

Halliday Homes are delighted to welcome to the market this spacious 3 bedroom property situated in a tranquil and very private setting with wonderful views over the Firth of Forth and the three bridges. Access is via a private road shared with only one other property. Early viewings are advised to appreciate the location and accommodation on offer.

LOCAL EVENTS
From 9th – 15th September 2019, the iconic venue of Gleneagles will be under the golfing spotlight as The Solheim Cup returns to Scotland, the ‘Home of Golf’ for the first time since 2000. The PGA Centenary Course, on which Europe sealed a thrilling Ryder Cup victory in 2014, continues its match play legacy, providing a stunning battleground amid the rolling Perthshire hills.

Now, in 2019, The National Wallace Monument marks its 150th Anniversary year with the complete refurbishment of the interior exhibition galleries and a vastly expanded programme of events.

Mason Belles Kitchen in Linlithgow, friends of Halliday Homes have some great midweek offers, see more on their Instagram @masonbelleskitchen.

Linlithgow Palace was used for the launch of the new World Cup 2019 kit and to announce the squad going to Japan. Our good friend Finn Russell was named as the starting number 10.

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