SALES and lettings agent DJ Alexander Ltd has opened new premises on Byres Road in Glasgow’s west end.
The office employs 20 people and is said to reflect the firm’s ‘commitment and optimism’ about the strength of the Glasgow market.
Catherine Bruce is sales and lettings director of the new outlet. She said, “The key advantage of having a high street presence is providing an accessible location for our existing and prospective clients to come in, sit down, and have a face-to-face conversation about either a specific property or their general needs as a buyer. Nowadays, clients are too often dealing with a call centre, and we believe that having the facility to speak to our experienced members of staff in the flesh helps us to provide that excellent level of customer service which we are known for.”
DJ Alexander described the Glasgow sales market as ‘buoyant’ despite recent mortgage rate increases and concerns over the wider UK economy. The business explained that the number of properties advertised for sale in Glasgow is up 100% year-on-year increasing from 1,182 in January 2022 to 2,364 in January 2023.
Catherine added, “Despite the difficult economic landscape across the UK, last year property prices in the greater Glasgow area continued to see progress due to demand outstripping supply. Glasgow essentially provides good quality accommodation at an affordable price, thus attracting a broad range of people including first time buyers, home movers, and buy-to-let investors seeking strong rental yields.”
New business director Conor McNulty commented, “Glasgow’s west end continues to be where the bulk of our buyers want to be, particularly in areas such as Dowanhill, Hyndland, and Hillhead. Many first-time buyers are attracted to Finnieston, Dennistoun, and Shawlands as they seek better value for money and are drawn to the thriving cafes, bars, and restaurants that can be found on Argyle Street, Duke Street, and Pollokshaws Road.
“Furthermore, many property investors will also target these areas, along with the Merchant City and North Kelvinside as they aim to acquire good quality properties in popular locations that can provide strong rental yields and long-term capital growth.”
David Alexander, CEO of DJ Alexander Scotland, added, “We are delighted to be opening a new outlet in the west end of Glasgow. Our fantastic team will do an excellent job in helping buyers and investors find suitable properties for their needs. The investment in these premises reflects our optimism in the Glasgow market, and we welcome enquiries from homebuyers, property investors, landlords, and tenants.”
The new office is hosting an open day on January 19th between 10am-3pm where staff will be happy to welcome anyone wishing to come in and discuss their property needs.