The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Premier Ayrshire estate agency Donald Ross
achieving another record year

So far, 2007 has been another record year for leading Ayrshire estate agents Donald Ross, with an impressive sales increase of 15% on 2006.

Picture shows: Donald Ross Estate Agents directors Steven and Jacqueline Miller.

Donald Ross Estate Agents managing director Steven Miller says: “This has been down to complete customer focus, with the team working harder than ever to achieve the very best results for our clients. Our robust sales management and analysis process ensures that all clients are kept well informed and up-to-date with all progress within the sale.”

Commenting on the housing market in Ayrshire and in Scotland and the UK generally, Steven Miller says: “Rising interest rates and affordability constraints for first-time buyers have combined to slow the market, but, despite recent rises, Scotland is still the most affordable part of the UK by a wide margin. The average house price in Scotland at £140,262 is 29% below the UK average.

“The Ayrshire market continues to go from strength to strength, with the average home in Ayr now costing £174,235 - an increase of 16% on the 2006 figure of £149,652.

“This is great news for the local market. Good quality family homes are still in high demand, with properties close to the schools currently being redeveloped achieving strong prices.

“High quality new builds are still attracting a premium.

“We expect the remainder of this year to be reasonably strong, albeit with a more moderate rate of growth.”


Unlike most estate agents who are part of a franchise, group or PLC, Donald Ross Estate Agents are privately owned and completely independent. This allows the firm to offer its clients a genuinely personal service geared solely towards the very best advice and assistance when selling their home. Donald Ross is also one of Ayrshire’s longest established estate agents, having been in business for over 25 years.

These days the business has a young energetic team who have a wealth of local knowledge and experience coupled with excellent business acumen and expertise. Donald Ross is proud to be members of the National Association of Estate Agents and The Ombudsman for Estate Agents.

A passion for property runs in the family as prior to taking over at Donald Ross Steven has successfully run a property development business with his surveyor brother. For 10 years, the business focused on development of residential property and new build properties. As well as this, Steven held a highly successful senior managerial position within the automotive industry operating some of the UK’s best known businesses, which under Steven’s leadership achieved award-winning national success. Steven’s emphasis is on an entrepreneurial approach to business, delivering first- class service and advice to all clients. His commercial awareness, highly successful track record and extensive experience operating at a top managerial level will ensure that the Donald Ross brand and level of service offered continues to go from strength to strength.

Married to Steven for 12 years, Jacqueline also has a passion for property, previously being involved within the development company for 10 years. As well as this, Jacqueline held a development officer role within the Environment, Land and Property section of South Ayrshire council.

Lauren has over 8 years experience within residential estate agency and has a vast knowledge of the local market, in particular country homes. Lauren has extensive knowledge around most areas of the business having worked through administration in her earlier years.

Julie has over 10 years experience with Donald Ross and is hugely experienced in most areas of the business, delivering first-class service to all clients and is a vital member of the team.

Karen started in estate agency at 17 and has extensive local knowledge and experience within the industry. Karen has a vital role within the business, successfully negotiating the best possible price for your home.

Fraser’s passion for property also runs in the family, having worked with his family’s construction company prior to joining Donald Ross. His exceptional attitude and interpersonal skills will be sure to delight all clients.

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