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Agency run from family home expands into new territories

The hybrid agency Paton & Co is moving into new territories in Berwickshire and Northumberland.

The company has been Borders-based since launching early this year. It’s the brainchild of former Rettie managing partner Patrick Paton and his wife, property marketing specialist Celia Paton.

“With our non-compete coming to an end for the Northumberland and Berwickshire market, we can’t wait to operate locally again” says director Patrick Paton.

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“North Northumberland is where I grew up and I’ve sold houses in Berwickshire for as long as I can remember. While we are passionate about selling houses in Scotland, it has been so hard declining property on our doorstep over the last six months. We are very much looking forward to continuing our service across Scotland, but also getting back into Berwickshire and Northumberland.”

Before launching his hybrid. Patrick Paton held senior positions with Knight Frank and Smiths Gore, running its Berwick and Wooler agency, and was a partner at Rettie. 

Celia Paton headed up the marketing team at estate agent McEwan Fraser Legal, and also set up a concierge company and a holiday home business.

“Since starting Paton & Co in March, we have been overwhelmed with the support we have received. The market has been incredibly buoyant and we have achieved outstanding premiums for our clients” Patrick Paton says. 

Paton & Co says it maximises online marketing potential and puts the focus on personal service, first-class property presentation and the benefits of innovative technology.

The business is run from the couple’s home.

“I think the most rewarding thing has been reading the testimonials people have submitted – it feels so much more personal when the email lands in your inbox to tell you someone has reviewed you on Google when it is your own business,” Patrick Paton says.

“It has been hard work setting up, but I am happy to report our efforts are paying off to date and the reviews we have received have made us wonder why we didn’t set up years ago.”

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