A large part of Urquharts’ business is the purchase and sale of residential property, principally but not exclusively, in east central Scotland. We have always been strong supporters of the Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre – ESPC, which handles 90% of property sales in the region (not including new build sales).
So as well as being solicitors, we also act as estate agents, and have done so for very many years, and have built up an expertise and good track record.
All our residential property sales are marketed through ESPC.
The use of the internet, its unstoppable power and the key part it plays in selling property, is firmly brought firmly home when you consider the number of hits the espc.com website achieves on a monthly basis, not just from the UK but from around the world:
For the month of September 2011:
- 183,257 individuals visited the website.
- Between them they made 424,357 separate visits.
- They viewed 5,654,565 pages.
The number of viewers viewing the website from their mobile phone is unsurprisingly increasing:
- 16,464 visitors viewed the website from their phone,
- They made 42,997 visits and
- viewed 592,221 pages.
Go a step further, and look back over the last 12 months:
Over 5 million visits from the UK
- Over 120,000 visits from the rest of Europe
- 87,783 from the Americas
- 37,572 from Australia and New Zealand
- 52,996 from Asia and
- 27,343 from the rest of the world…
For those who are not “internet dependent”, the ESPC centre will typically attract 10,000 visits a month on foot into its show room at 85 George Street,Edinburgh, and 30,000 copies of the free ESPC paper are distributed to 8,000 outlets.
The importance of ESPC and its brand and the sheer reach and influence that it has, cannot be underestimated.