“Even to a Brit, returning from many years overseas, finding a property to let in Edinburgh can be daunting. Doing so, while still living abroad, is almost impossible unless you use a relocation agent. Kate Browne is the answer to all your issues.
From the initial getting-to-know-you interview, to navigating the letting agents’ websites, to picking you up from the airport, Kate provides a superior service with a calming, friendly, approach that smooths out any bumps in the process.
I would never have found my new home, a flat that ‘ticks all the boxes’, without her help. I would never have discovered the flat listing, registered interest, met the letting agents, conducted a (remote video) site visit, organised all the paperwork, remembered all the fine details, asked all the difficult questions, from 5000 miles away, if Kate hadn’t been on site for me.
If you’re relocating from abroad, or even from just another part of the UK, do yourself a favour and engage Kate immediately. Your peace of mind will thank you.”
‘Moving to start a new life was a daunting prospect, so while I’d visited many times and thus thought I knew Edinburgh, Kate’s local knowledge and instincts were invaluable in finding the right flat in exactly the right location. Her short-list of properties, revisited constantly as she ‘got’ my taste and aspirations for a home, made the viewing process a dream. She also kindly recommended a great lawyer and was expert in coaching me through the very different Scottish offer and purchase process. I’m now very happy in my new flat and loving Edinburgh. I can’t recommend Kate more highly.’ Rolf Kurth
‘Kate’s service is an absolute no-brainer, saving you time, hassle, confusion and — quite possibly — a significant amount of money.’ ANTHONY O’NEILL, author of THE LAMPLIGHTER
As a family of four, we had planned to move from Germany to Edinburgh last August. This prooved to be very difficult because we were restricted to a specific catchment area with two teenage sons (for a high school) and because of a dog – all this in the busiest month in Edinburgh. As we became more and more desperate, we found Kate’s services on the Internet. After contacting her, she understood our needs and wishes for the new housing. Throughout the search Kate supported us with a positive manner choosing carefully the most suitable offers for a right property. For viewing the properties she hooked up with us by face time and we could follow her through the flats on our screen. She used to give us a view of the surroundings, too, and added information about the area. Finally, we found a very nice flat that accepted pets in our desired neighborhood. She also helped negotiating with the landlord and checking the letting agreement.
It was very helpful that Kate was located in Edinburgh acting on our behalf; being able to respond and act immediately to agencies and landlords, much faster and more directly than us in Germany. We definitely recommend her services.
Katja and Patrick
Kate responded very quickly to every kind of question we had, took a whole day time to bring us to the shortlisted flats and also showed us the area and infrastructure close to the objects. She was very sensitive to let us enough time and privacy to think about and discuss it and is a fun person to spend time with. Her effort didn’t end at the point of moving in as she also gave us recommendations about places to go close by (medical help…).
We are very grateful for Kate’s relocation service and can recommend her to anyone moving to Edinburgh or around, looking for a professional and warm hearted person helping you to start off.
THANK YOU, KATE!
Sonja&Thomas from Austria to Edinburgh
When my company offered me a job in Edinburgh I knew we needed some help. We were making the move from California to Edinburgh and needed to find an apartment in another country, in a city we have never visited before. Thankfully, we discovered Kate from Edinburgh Relocations! After an initial phone consultation to establish what we were looking for, she started researching listings and would regularly forward the most suitable ones for me to review. During this process Kate also proved to be incredibly responsive and really focused on finding the best place for us. After a few weeks, we were able to finalize a list of apartments that looked promising. In November, we made a brief trip to Edinburgh and Kate had arranged viewings for the apartments on our “short list”. She personally picked us up from our hotel and drove us to all the appointments. After looking at several places we found one that we liked and Kate accompanied us to the letting agent’s office and helped us get through the lease paperwork. She also took us to our daughter’s school uniform supplier, the bank so we could open new UK accounts, sent us information on council taxes, gas certificates, recommendations for gyms, GPs and grocery shopping in our neighbourhood. She really went the extra mile to help make the move as smooth as possible. When we made the final move in December she was waiting at the airport with a gift bag of candy, shortbread and wine. She then took us to our new flat and helped us turn on the heat, walked us through next steps with the landlord and so much more. I highly recommend Kate Browne and her company, Edinburgh Relocations. The value delivered by her relocation service far exceeded the very reasonable fee that we paid. She is also one of the nicest, kindest and warmest people that I have ever met. On behalf of our family, thank you so much Kate – we could not have made this move without you!
“Kate help us to get an apartment as quickly as she can and made all the effort to give us a lot of information about the renting market, living in the city of Edinburgh and valorous tips about public health, transportation, stores and parks nearby, etc. She stayed all the time on our side helping us from the moment we arrived until we finally signed the renting papers.
Thank you Kate for making us feel more prepared through all the process! And if we need, we will use the service again! Cheers darling!”
Michele and Eder Carilo
Kate was so helpful in finding the perfect place for me and my wife and our two cats in our recent move from the US to Edinburgh. Without her help I don’t believe we would have been able to find accommodation that suited our needs as perfectly as our new flat has done. Her quick response and willingness to go the extra mile for us while we were still 4000 miles away speaks volumes of her patience and knowledge of the Edinburgh real estate market. I would definitely recommend Edinburgh Relocations to anyone looking to move to this wonderful city. Thanks Kate!
Jeremy and Katie Piercy
“As a student moving from New York to Edinburgh the task of finding an apartment appeared daunting, but Kate made the process a breeze. She is exceptionally knowledgable about the different neighborhoods, letting offices and agents, and works tirelessly to find a flat to match your specifications. I know that I would not have found my lovely apartment on my own and I am endlessly grateful for all of Kate’s efforts.”
Lillian Udell – New York to Edinburgh
” There is no doubt in my mind that without Kate’s Edinburgh Relocation services I would have never found the perfect place for me and my two dogs to call home in Edinburgh. Her tireless efforts and replies to my many emails demonstrated her commitment to her clients and her essential grasp on the Edinburgh property market. Kate, I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work and constant support. You have helped me to find a home so far away from my home and for this I am grateful. Your amazing! ”
Rochelle Roy ( Edmonton, Canada – Masters Student University of Edinburgh)
I recently undertook the daunting move from the United States to Edinburgh, and through word-of-mouth praise, decided to utilize Kate’s specialized service to aide me in this difficult process. I had a special situation in that I had a somewhat long and definitely complicated list of requirements. Coming from a small town in Florida, and because I am an adult student, I was not looking to live in the City Centre, I desired peace and quiet for the inevitable home-bound work I would be doing on my PhD, I wanted to bring my cats, and I didn’t want to give up the idea of having a home with a yard/garden. Kate’s tireless efforts to find the “perfect” place, was incredible. She was in constant contact with me through email, and sent potential properties for me to view. She also became my eyes and ears: she viewed properties for me, advised on safe areas to live, and became my advocate for the negotiation with the owners/property managers. Kate also picked me up at the airport when I arrived, and after a very long transatlantic-flight, her smiling face, warm welcome, and much-needed assistance was invaluable. She also recommended a veterinarian, showed me around my new neighborhood, took me to the letting agency, and has answered my innumerable emails over the past few months. Kate even watched after my property when I had to suddenly go home due to a visa situation. I can honestly say that without her assistance and guidance, I would have been totally lost. I heartily recommend Kate and the personalized services she provides, no matter how short or long the distance of your move. Stephanie Carter – US (Florida)-Edinburgh
I wanted to say a big thank you for all the help during my recent move from London to Edinburgh. Your excellent site selection, appointment arranging and guidance with the estate agents made the process pain free. But beyond this the key was having a friendly face to share the stresses on moving day and the comfort that someone with local knowledge was there to help smooth out any glitches. All in all your very personal and involved service was a significant help in organising my move and getting settled in.
Kate is absolutely brilliant – her product/service does exactly what it says on the tin. Kate found me a wonderful home in Edinburgh in a very short period of time and it was all done to fit in with my schedule. She is incredibly friendly and smiley and nothing is too much hassle. It’s all first rate, professional and as a client you are made to feel you have 100% of her attention.Thanks a lot – I owe you.
Sue – Fife to Edinburgh
“My husband and I worked with Kate Browne over the course of about six months on our relocation to Edinburgh from the United States. We had a very long list of specific requirements, including proximity to the University Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute, and the need to bring our family dog, but Kate was able to accommodate every need we had. We are so impressed with her work, and would highly recommend the use of her services for any international- and local- move. Kate was in touch constantly with available property updates and suggestions, and worked as a liaison on our behalf after we had selected the property we are now currently letting. She accompanied us to a viewing, discussed logistics and repair details with the letting agency, and made sure that we understood all of the legal ramifications of our letting contract. Furthermore, she helped us to find local services and shops, and even recommended a family doctor. Kate has been invaluable for our international move, and I can easily say that we would have been lost without her.”
Sabrina Estabrook-Russett – US – UK
“The best money we have ever spent, we will be sure to recommend you”
J&J South Africa to Edinburgh
“You rock!” Karl and Wendy New York to Edinburgh
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