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Maximum Exposure!


Another reason why it has to be BSPC, the Borders’ leading estate agency service With over 5,000 member firms to date across the UK, it has quickly established itself as a major presence in the housing market, and people throughout the country are recognising the benefits of advertising both locally with an experienced solicitor estate agent and nationally with one of the leading UK property portals. With this in mind BSPC have now (at no extra cost to clients) integrated property advertising on into their 6 month package. Homeowners who now put their property on the market with a BSPC member firm, will receive an unrivalled six-month marketing package that includes advertising in: • The BSPC’s fortnightly printed Property Guide • The BSPC Website: • BSPC’s Mobile Website • BSPC’s Property Apps • BSPC’s mobile marketing text service • The national website (Scottish Solicitors Property Centre) is now part of the 6 month BSPC advertising package It only takes one buyer to achieve a house sale, but finding that one buyer in a very crowded and competitive market place, is why homeowners trust the job to experienced local property professionals who will ensure the properties they take to market receive a comprehensive pro-active marketing strategy and maximum exposure.

Never slow to embrace technology and new services that can extend and/or improve its marketing service, BSPC has become a member of, a not-for-profit mutual organisation launched in January this year which, like the BSPC, is owned by its member firms and with no shareholders to satisfy, is able to concentrate on providing a clean and uncluttered property website devoid of distracting advertising.

And • The new property portal Advertising in all the above for six months starts from only £210 – and that’s in addition to all the other services offered as standard by your BSPC solicitor. Established in 2001, Borders Solicitors Property Centre (BSPC) is the largest local network of property agents, and with 19 independent member firms operating from 30 offices conveniently located throughout the region, there’s bound to be one near you.


WHEN YOU’RE BUYING OR SELLING PROPERT Y . . . IT HAS TO BE BSPC Strength in Numbers - BSPC’s Exclusive Marketing Package Your local BSPC firm will plan a marketing campaign that’s right for your home to ensure it remains in the spotlight for up to six months or as long as it takes to secure a buyer, using a combination of traditional and high-tech marketing tools. These include everything from pre-sale advice to For Sale signs, photography, printed property schedules, window displays, newspaper advertising, online advertising and PR opportunities, some of which include professionally written editorial features that are free of charge. As a BSPC client your property’s details will also be listed on the national portal ensuring national exposure at no additional cost.

Each office is run by an experienced team of property professionals and headed by a qualified solicitor who, in turn, is governed by a strict professional code of conduct laid down by the Law Society of Scotland. Selling a house usually calls for the services of an estate agent and a solicitor - but why deal with two separate companies when you can have just one? BSPC firms provide both services under one roof, making it by far the easiest, fastest and most financially cost-effective way to market and sell a home in Borders. BSPC offices are staffed by people who live and work in the area and have an in-depth knowledge of localised property market activity, which can be very different from the nationwide trends reported in the media. Coming together in all property-related matters enables BSPC member firms to benefit from a far greater combined strength, which is most notable in the BSPC’s pro-active marketing initiatives.

Trust the sale of your house to an

It’s a professional service designed to get results. More than that, when it comes to selling what is likely to also be your biggest financial asset, you want it to be handled objectively by someone you can trust implicitly to act in your best interests at all times - your solicitor. So it’s doubly reassuring to know that if something unexpected happens during the transaction your solicitor is on hand to deal with it. And given the added requirement for Home Reports, which include a valuation, you need advice from someone you can trust to tell it as it is and not what they think you want to hear. BSPC firms only use reputable authorised local firms of chartered surveyors to carry out the Home Report elements, which ensures your property’s valuation is professionally assessed and will meet the criteria set by lenders.

BSPC firms also provide a complete dedicated service for the marketing of rental and commercial properties and land transactions. Special advertising packages are available at superb prices for these sectors, which coupled with having a qualified solicitor to offer expert advice and assistance throughout the process, makes BSPC an obvious choice.

The BSPC Property Guide The BSPC’s collective strength has generated unrivalled marketing tools, the most notable of which is the fortnightly BSPC Property Guide, the only printed publication of its kind in the region and as such, the first port of call for house hunters. Available free every fortnight from over 250 outlets throughout the Scottish Borders and beyond (via the Scotland-wide SPC network and mailing requests), the BSPC Property Guide’s user-friendly format leads potential buyers straight to the properties in their preferred price range, while full colour display advertising showcases the many hundreds of homes for sale. And, it’s exclusively for clients selling with a BSPC solicitor. Each issue also includes dedicated pages for land and commercial sales and properties for rent, as well as local area highlights, informative editorial and a trades directory, so if you’re new to the area or simply looking for a local joiner or plumber, the Property Guide has everything you need, including the house.

A state-of-the-art web presence – Another jewel in the BSPC’s multi-faceted crown is

experienced local

its cutting-edge property website,

BSPC property

The first choice for property viewers who like to let


which receives over 30,000 visitors every month.

their fingers do the walking, the website is packed full of information for buyers and sellers alike. It is also the largest property portal in the region. Updated daily with new properties for sale and rent from 19 solicitor firms, it features multiple ways to search for property, including a ‘draw a search’ facility, the first of its kind for SPC centres in Scotland.



And as of this month . . . inclusion in the new UK website portal, Commenting on this latest property marketing initiative, BSPC Chairman, David Kilshaw, says: “BSPC’s member firms are pleased to have formed an association with Agents’ Mutual, the business behind the UK’s newest estate agency portal, which is now trading as From a standing start in January of this year, has risen quickly in the UK rankings and now has over 5,000 agencies on board across the country. It is particularly well represented in the Borders, where almost all of the leading estate agencies have signed up to display their properties and it looks like becoming an important part of the house selling scene in our area. Owned by its member firms, it is able to concentrate on the business of displaying property to best effect with no banner advertising or flashing pop up ads on its website.

The website has a user-friendly format that allows you to browse at leisure or

Virtually all the properties being sold through BSPC will be appearing on the new website with effect from the middle of this month, so if you are thinking of buying or selling, why not check out the website and if you like what you see, contact your nearest BSPC member for more details. The good news for selling clients is that having your property displayed on is included within the cost of an insertion in the local BSPC Guide, giving you both local and national coverage at a very cost effective price.”

pinpoint a specific property at the click of a mouse. There is also a dedicated mobile website and text marketing service for those who prefer to source property information via their phone. As with the BSPC Property Guide, advertising on is exclusively for clients selling with a solicitor and is included, along with text and mobile services, within the cost of the overall six-month advertising

For maximum local and national exposure it has to be . . . BSPC


Included within the cost of advertising with BSPC . . .

Borders Solicitors Property Centre - BSPC is now part of the BSPC's 6 month advertising package. Homeowners who put their property on the market to sell or rent...

Borders Solicitors Property Centre - BSPC is now part of the BSPC's 6 month advertising package. Homeowners who put their property on the market to sell or rent...