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For many, the West End of Glasgow is the jewel in the city’s crown. A vibrant, sought after location, it’s home to beautiful properties, a buzzing nightlife, and idyllic green space.
But how do you sort the best from the rest? In this short post, we share a few pointers.
Introducing Glasgow’s West End
The West End plays host to some of the city’s most stunning and unique architecture. Edwardian and Victorian buildings are set side-by-side with their modern counterparts, as old-style Glasgow tenements and glass facade new-builds weave seamlessly across the skyline.
Byres Road is the area’s main artery, lined with busy bars, restaurants, shops and cafes. Take a wander down its cobblestone lanes to discover some of the West End’s hidden gems, including quirky boutiques, indoor markets, and independent galleries.
And if the hustle and bustle gets to be too much, you can escape to the sprawling Kelvingrove Park or the leafy Botanic Gardens for a spot of quiet contemplation.
All in all, it’s easy to see why Glasgow’s well-connected West End remains so popular.
So, What Should You Look For in a West End Estate Agent?
In our experience, there are three key questions you should ask yourself when shortlisting your West End estate agents. Let’s explore in more detail:
1. Are they local to the area?
The best West End estate agents are part of the furniture. Their offices are located in the area, and their staff have real-world experience of the local amenities and transport links.
Cairn, for example, is situated on Gibson Street, smack dab in the middle of the busy Kelvinbridge area. We’re a stone’s throw from Kelvingrove Park and 5 minutes from the University of Glasgow. While other estate agents might keep an eye on the West End, our staff know it inside out.
2. Do they have their finger on the pulse?
To answer this, check their website and social media. Do they regularly post about events and activities in the area? Do they tweet about local news and available properties? And when quizzed on the hottest bars or the trendiest restaurants, do their staff answer without hesitation?
That’s when you know you’re speaking with the real deal.
3. Are they part of the community?
Finally, you’ll want to see that the West End isn’t simply a place of work for the agency. Instead, they’re a proud member of the community, actively involved and contributing to the spirit and togetherness.
For instance, Cairn is regularly involved in local charitable initiatives and we’ve built up relationships with a number of West End-based partners over the years.
The West End isn’t just a place of business; it’s our home.
Cairn: Proudly Serving the West End of Glasgow Since 1999
Thinking of buying or selling in the West End? Let’s talk.