Premier Ayrshire estate agency Donald Ross achieving another record year

From: Fame Publicity Services
Published: Mon Aug 13 2007


So far, 2007 has been another record year for leading Ayrshire estate agents Donald Ross, with an impressive sales increase of 15% on 2006.

Donald Ross Estate Agents managing director Steven Miller says: "This has been down to complete customer focus, with the team working harder than ever to achieve the very best results for our clients. Our robust sales management and analysis process ensures that all clients are kept well informed and up-to-date with all progress within the sale."

Commenting on the housing market in Ayrshire and in Scotland and the UK generally, Steven Miller says: "Rising interest rates and affordability constraints for first-time buyers have combined to slow the market, but, despite recent rises, Scotland is still the most affordable part of the UK by a wide margin. The average house price in Scotland at £140,262 is 29% below the UK average.

"The Ayrshire market continues to go from strength to strength, with the average home in Ayr now costing £174,235 - an increase of 16% on the 2006 figure of £149,652.

"This is great news for the local market. Good quality family homes are still in high demand, with properties close to the schools currently being redeveloped achieving strong prices.

"High quality new builds are still attracting a premium.

"We expect the remainder of this year to be reasonably strong, albeit with a more moderate rate of growth."

ABOUT DONALD ROSS ESTATE AGENTS

Unlike most estate agents who are part of a franchise, group or PLC, Donald Ross Estate Agents are privately owned and completely independent. This allows the firm to offer its clients a genuinely personal service geared solely towards the very best advice and assistance when selling their home. Donald Ross is also one of Ayrshireís longest established estate agents, having been in business for over 25 years.

These days the business has a young energetic team who have a wealth of local knowledge and experience coupled with excellent business acumen and expertise. Donald Ross is proud to be members of the National Association of Estate Agents and The Ombudsman for Estate Agents.

STEVEN MILLER - MANAGING DIRECTOR
A passion for property runs in the family as prior to taking over at Donald Ross Steven has successfully run a property development business with his surveyor brother. For 10 years, the business focused on development of residential property and new build properties. As well as this, Steven held a highly successful senior managerial position within the automotive industry operating some of the UKís best known businesses, which under Stevenís leadership achieved award-winning national success. Stevenís emphasis is on an entrepreneurial approach to business, delivering first- class service and advice to all clients. His commercial awareness, highly successful track record and extensive experience operating at a top managerial level will ensure that the Donald Ross brand and level of service offered continues to go from strength to strength.

JACQUELINE MILLER - DIRECTOR/NEGOTIATOR
Married to Steven for 12 years, Jacqueline also has a passion for property, previously being involved within the development company for 10 years. As well as this, Jacqueline held a development officer role within the Environment, Land and Property section of South Ayrshire council.

LAUREN PATERSON - VALUER/NEGOTIATOR
Lauren has over 8 years experience within residential estate agency and has a vast knowledge of the local market, in particular country homes. Lauren has extensive knowledge around most areas of the business having worked through administration in her earlier years.

JULIE BROWN - ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
Julie has over 10 years experience with Donald Ross and is hugely experienced in most areas of the business, delivering first-class service to all clients and is a vital member of the team.

KAREN REID - NEGOTIATOR
Karen started in estate agency at 17 and has extensive local knowledge and experience within the industry. Karen has a vital role within the business, successfully negotiating the best possible price for your home.

FRASER STEWART - NEGOTIATOR
Fraserís passion for property also runs in the family, having worked with his familyís construction company prior to joining Donald Ross. His exceptional attitude and interpersonal skills will be sure to delight all clients.

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THE ELITE AYRSHIRE BUSINESS CIRCLE

Donald Ross Estate Agents are founder members of The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is a newly formed association of some of the top companies in Ayrshire.

Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the rich diversity of industry, commerce and business services available within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.

Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse and the Western House Hotel, and member company activities include building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle runs its own online news magazine, which can be found at http://www.ayrshirebusinessnews.com

As well as regularly updated illustrated articles about member companies, Ayrshire Business News also features rolling news, business and sports headlines, and its own online department store.

For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail eliteayrshire@gmail.com

Founder members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle:

Clydesdale Bank http://www.cbonline.co.uk
Ayr Racecourse http://www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Western House Hotel http://www.westernhousehotel.co.uk
CKD Galbraith Property Consultants http://www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk
Frazer Coogans Solicitors http://www.frazercoogans.co.uk
MacKay Corporate Insurance Brokers http://www.mackaycorporate-brokers.com
Donald Ross Estate Agents: http://www.donaldross.co.uk
William Skinner & Son Building Contractors http://www.willamskinner.co.uk
Sinclair Scott Chartered Accountants http://www.sinclairscott.com
Paligap Creative Agency http://www.paligap.com
ARP Lorimer & Associates Architects http://www.arpl.co.uk
Brunston Castle Golf Club http://www.brunstoncastle.co.uk
Accident & Injury Claims Centre http://www.accidentclaims.com
Fame Publicity Services http://www.famepublicity.co.uk

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Issued on behalf of Donald Ross Estate Agents by Fame Publicity Services.

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