With more and more people wanting to relocate to the Borders from outwith the area
Hastings have been prompted to expand our team with the appointment of a dedicated Borders relocation specialist.
Cathy joined our team recently and is already producing results and proving to be a valuable addition to our premium property service in the Borders. Managing partner Ron Hastings comments: “Buyers looking to relocate from south of the border have to contend with a different legal system and buying process, often from a considerable distance away. In addition, they may not be familiar with the Borders area – all of which can be quite daunting.
The Scottish Borders offers an outstanding quality of life.
This fact is not missed by the many visitors to the region who fall in love with the area and decide to make it their home permanently.
- Edinburgh house hunters are taking advantage of the improved transport links, lifestyle benefits and lower house prices.
- Buyers from the English side of the border appreciate the proximity to both East and West coast travel links, our relaxed lifestyle and that you get a lot of house for your money in the Borders.
Cathy, who moved to Kelso from London last year, is well placed to advise those wishing to relocate to the Borders. Her career experience, coupled with her passion for property and interiors, out-going personality and collaborative approach, makes her ideally suited to this niche role, providing a unique service and a first for the Borders. She has long been a regular visitor to the region as her parents owned a holiday home for many years before moving to Kelso permanently in 2016. Her local knowledge incorporates everything from the best trails to hike, routes to cycle and best restaurants to visit. With her experience she is able to give buyers the additional information they need to be confident they are making the right move and to smooth the process of buying in the Borders..
Cathy has a fluid role within Hastings. Having redeveloped property herself, she has a keen and well developed eye for design and interiors and is also able to advise sellers on how best to present their property, attract buyers and maximise opportunities to convert viewings to sales.”
The market is booming
and the Hastings Team are geared up to make sure our clients don’t miss out. The results speak for themselves with record sales agreed in 2018. This beats even the peak of market sales in 2007-2008. As we need to make sure we have the resources to take advantage of the increased demand it’s great to have the extra resource that Cathy brings to the team already winning accolades and helping to generate extra sales. Cathy says : “This has been a life changing move for me and working closely with the team at Hastings to develop a specific relocation role is an exciting opportunity.”
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It all started here in 1998 when Ron Hastings left the firm he was with to set up independently. He was soon joined by Alan Livingstone and the Legal Practice has burgeoned since. We now have offices throughout the Borders. However, our Property and Legal Specialists can come to you if you can’t come to us.
Back in the day we were one of the first firms of solicitors in the Borders to use the internet for marketing properties. Our Estate Agency department quickly expanded and we opened the Property Shop to accommodate our expanding workforce and showcase our Properties for Sale.
Times were tough in 2008 and properties were not selling well. Rather than take a drop in price, many people opted to rent their property out until times improved. Borders Country Lets evolved to help find tenants and also to manage the properties for absent landlords. Lettings is another situation that benefits from our Integrated Marketing and Legals Service.
We opened in Selkirk in 2007 and gradually we have built up a visible presence. We believe that with the re-opening of the Waverley Line more people will want to live in the Borders and commute to Edinburgh for work which will bring greater prosperity to the area. Now is the time to buy!
In 2016 the firm of Smiths Grant, became incorporated with Hastings Legal. We are very happy to play our part in the continuation and development a long established and respected firm of Solicitors, to serve their clients and offer our services to new clients.
We make no secret of the fact that our success is due largely to our dedicated and enthusiastic team. Many of our staff have been with us since leaving school or university. Anyone wishing to develop their skill sets is encouraged to take further training so their careers can progress within the company.
It might just be a website but technology and our online presence is integral to what we do and gives us a marketing reach that extends well beyond the Borders and Scotland. It was originally set up in 1999 and was rebranded and developed in 2016.
We have a policy of embracing not just technology so that we can deliver the very best personal service for our clients but also by networking with specialised service providers and subscribing to top-rated property and business portals. We deliver what you would expect of a City Service but at Country Rates.