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The property market in Edinburgh is Unique. You’ll find the majority of properties for sale listed through Solicitors rather than Estate Agents. This is because only a Solicitor can list your property with espc.  But why choose an espc solicitor estate agent?

Regarded as the main property portal for advertising properties for sale in Edinburgh and the Lothians, you’ll find more local properties advertised with espc than anywhere else – meaning buyers only need to look in one place to find their dream home.

Read on to find out more about the espc and the benefits of selling through a solicitor estate agent.

Who are the espc?

Founded in 1971, the espc formed to give Solicitor Estate Agents a centralised place to advertise local properties for sale.

Advertising was initially carried out through the espc’s weekly list paper but they have changed with the times. Thousands of properties are now advertised for sale on their website and in their information centre.

Offering free advice, their friendly approachable staff can help with all aspects of buying or selling a property. From offering independent mortgage advice through ESPC Mortgages to hosting a range of free property events. Providing an excellent matching service so you don’t miss out on your dream home, and up to date market reports. And if you’re looking for an investment property, their dedicated lettings service offer a full management service. They really do have it all covered.

Why you want your home listed on espc

Independent market research shows espc is where buyers and sellers look first. Attracting 1.9 million visitors per month, you’ll find more local properties advertised on than anywhere else.

House hunters are at the heart of their business and espc pride themselves on providing as much information as possible to assist buyers with their property search. From having home reports available to download online, to providing a sold price search. Publishing closing dates and providing an accurate list of school catchments. They also run regular incentives for first time buyers to help them take that first step on the property ladder.

You’ll also find properties for sale on espc first with all their exclusives listings available 72 hours before they are advertised on any other site.


Sellers, you’ll be pleased to hear that espc agents can get you more £££.

Independent research has confirmed that espc solicitors estate agents get you 3% more for your home than non espc agents.



The benefits of using an espc solicitor estate agent

A solicitor estate agent can provide expert advice on both sale and purchase. We’re not just concerned with one aspect of what is essentially a three-part exercise – that’s to say the estate agency element of the sale, the sale conveyancing and the purchase conveyancing. If you have one firm looking after you for all three of those component parts, then it’s generally a slicker process and any bumps which might arise can be dealt with swiftly and efficiently. If your solicitor is keeping an eye on both ends of the transaction, why choose to add an extra link in the chain to slow the process down by using a third-party estate agent?

Selling through an espc agent also gives you access to their database of buyers.  On average 800 new “MyESPC” property alerts accounts are created each month!


Why choose VMH Solicitors

We have a highly experienced estate agency department and this has been the case for many years. Having our finger on the pulse and being fully conversant with up to-the-minute market trends means that we are best placed to offer you invaluable advice when offering for a property, so as to ensure that you are getting what you want without paying over the odds. At the same time we’ll use our expertise to expose your property to the widest possible audience, both locally and nationally, generate a high level of interest and competition and then negotiate to ensure that you’re able to maximise the best possible price for your current property.

As a member of the espc Charter, we pride ourselves in being a progressive firm providing top-quality service to our clients. The Charter was designed based on independent research and seller feedback, to ensure that it is current and relevant in the Scottish property market.


Only a Solicitor can advertise properties for sale with espc. If you’re thinking of selling, contact a member of our property team today to discuss your sale.