who we are
Brown & Co Properties Ltd is an independently owned estate agent in Whitburn, West Lothian. Our prominent high street location in the town provides an excellent base to market your property.
With previous experience of the mortgage market and an in house independent mortgage advisor, we can offer a more all round picture when coming to residential property sales. We offer a competitive fixed estate agency fee and we feel this pricing structure and our friendly and honest approach to property sales sets us apart from West Lothian’s more established agents.
We deal with everything relating to your property sale in-house, liaising with the wide variety of professionals required to complete your sale. By acting as a single point of contact, we feel this provides you with the best possible experience.
We vow to look after our clients from the minute we meet, until the sale completes.
we are NAEA Propertymark Protected
We are proud to have attained several industry accreditation’s which help us ensure that our service is the best it can possibly be. We are members of NAEA Propertymark which means we meet higher industry standards than the law demands and strictly adhere to their regulations, ensuring that we only provide a first-class service and offer you the best possible advice.
We are also members of The Property Ombudsman who provide impartial ruling on complaints. Click here for more information.
Brown & Co Properties Ltd was formed in early 2011 by Chris Brown. Chris gained experience of the property market by completing the Certificate in Mortgage Advice in 2010 whilst working within the family run mortgage practice, JB Mortgage Solutions. The large office in Whitburn has provided the perfect base to run the business. By being able to offer impartial mortgage advice to both buyers and sellers, clients are receiving a valuable service from the one office.
Prior to working in the financial services industry, Chris attended Stirling University, completing a BA degree in History in 2008. Very relevant to the industry he now works in!
Starting any new business is a challenging and exciting venture and comes with its costs. Through support and advice from the Business Gateway, Chris was pointed in the direction of PSYBT, a charity organisation that helps young people in Scotland start-up and develop a business idea. From creating a business plan, to pitching his idea to a panel of PSYBT members, Chris was given invaluable help every step of the way. Their aftercare service has helped Chris tread the necessary steps in business via advice and book-keeping workshops. Any potential young entrepreneurs are strongly encouraged to contact PSYBT to find out what they can offer.
Brown & Co Properties have went from strength to strength despite tough economic conditions and are now a familiar presence throughout West Lothian. Year on year the property market within the area has been very active with demand continuing to outstrip supply. Lenders are returning to the market with competitive deals for first time buyers at 90% and 95%, with the government backed LIFT and Help To Buy schemes aiding recovery.
As of September 2018, Brown & Co will now solely focus on property sales after making the difficult decision to exit the rental market. Throughout our time working in lettings we came across a number of clients who we worked with closely and we would like to pass on our appreciation to them for their loyalty over the years and their understanding in our decision to withdraw from letting their properties.