Founded in 1999, Cairn is now a team of specialists in residential property investment. Managing Director David Rowand saw that his estate agency clients could benefit from more than sales or purchase advice and help with negotiation. Property assets could deliver more return with the right development, refurbishment, letting management and property maintenance programmes.
Cairn began as a property company, developing and selling on existing properties. Now it works mainly with investor clients – sourcing, developing, managing and selling residential investment properties to maximise return for their owners.
How we do business?
Personal connection is central to Cairn’s ethos. We want to build long-term relationships with our clients. Agency means standing in your client’s shoes and Cairn takes that responsibility seriously.
Clients’ individual goals for their properties become Cairn’s goals too. We offer honest advice coming from experience and expertise but geared to your own expectations.
How we add value
Adding value is at the heart of what we do delivering returns is why we make a difference. The reason clients want to use Cairn is because we are a independent company with two decades of property experience. We meet and exceed our clients expectations, whether you are a repeat investor, new landlord or client or a referral from one of our existing clients you can be assured your property expectations will be resolved. We have a dedicated well qualified team with local knowledge who are ready to listen.
- Cairn specialists in the profitable but highly regulated HMO (House of Multiple Occupancy) market have a reputation for sourcing and developing properties not only to respected standards, but also to deliver above-market returns.
- Commitment to regular inspection and a robust tenant contact and management programme ensures clients have peace of mind.
- Off market opportunities can offer enhanced returns and Cairn’s industry connections bring consistently high quality stock to us.
A pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Cairn were proactive and attentive throughout the process which was quick, easy, and stress free as a result. The support since the start of the tenancy continues to be of the same high standard.
Really helpful during lockdown in how we could improve our property and got our property rented out as soon as restrictions started to ease. Very helpful staff and able to fix any problems that need resolving (eg leaks ) very quickly
Cairn's Edinburgh office provides a great service, saving me from the challenges of finding good tenants, checking properties, dealing very well with both me and tenants. They alert me to anything required and advise me about all new letting laws - but they do all the work! Highly recommended
Reluctant landlord is an understatement where I am concerned, however, through no fault of my agent and given the current market / climate, I was unable to sell my recent development and made the decision to let it out.
Cairn explained the whole process to me and put my mind at ease throughout, finding me a great tenant who has moved in and is loving the place already.
Huge thanks to all of the Cairn Sales and Letting teams for everything.
A L Smith
Cairn have been an absolute superstars! They go above and beyond my expectations.
Communication and promptness makes things really easy. They are also very particular and detailed, so makes things really easy for me, being in Australia.
A pleasure to deal with. Highly recommended!
C V Wyk
Excellent and knowledgable staff. In my experience significantly better than other agencies I have worked with. The team have been amazing and have consistently assisted me with a problem tenant. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Outstanding letting agent , recently let one of our flats fast, despite the Covid crisis . They have been responsive and professional in all our dealings . Thanks to Lianna , Fiona and the team for the fantastic service and great rates . Would highly recommend.
A Burke - Tenant
As 3 final year students in our early twenties who moved to Glasgow to complete our studies, we have received consistently excellent service throughout our year with Cairn. The original application and administration processes were smooth and easily completed, with consistent support given to myself and my flatmates, who were all in different countries at this point. Collecting the keys and moving into the property was easy and we quickly settled in to our flat.
M Coulston - Tenant
I couldn't recommend Cairn enough. Myself and my friend are student nurses and needed to find a place to rent within a short period of time due to the outbreak. It was already a stressful time for us but Heather at Cairn was super helpful and went above and beyond to help us find a place to stay.
Being a first time renter I had lots of questions and Heather was so patient and understanding and never made me feel stupid for asking. She was very prompt at replying to emails and getting things organised for us.
We are so thankful to Heather for assisting us with our move and her continued support as renters with Cairn, she is a true asset to their team.
K Brown - Tenant
I recently rented a flat with Cairn. I was very impressed by the whole process, very smooth and professional.
Sally, who dealt with my move in was extremely helpful throughout and replied to any queries I had quickly.
B Brimley - Tenant
I'd just like to make clear that over the last 6 months or so I have enormously benefited from your professional service. You have been fantastic in communicating and ensuring Landlord and Tenant harmony. I'd like to thank you for this, and look forward to continuing to work with you.
Richard - Landlord
I am really pleased with Cairn's investment advice and the management of my properties.
Graham.F - Landlord
Cairn Letting have been very helpful in the managing of my property. Quick and efficient, would highly recommend!
J Clark - Investor
I recently had some problems with my current agent and I called Cairn to arrange a viewing for one of their properties. After chatting with the agent she was able to advise and keep me right on how to handle my current situation and my rights as a tenant and gave me more confidence to move forward. Cairn are a professional, straight forward agency from my experience.
L Munro - Tenant
Recently rented from Cairn, everything that has been reported has been dealt with straight away and repaired within a decent timescale. My property manager has always been on hand to help, no complaints and would recommend.
C Frankland - Tenant
Recently rented with Cairn. They seem to be happy to help with all matters. I had a leak coming from above and the property manager came out, assessed the situation/damage and repairs carried out quickly and professionally to a great standard. Went above and beyond.
C Cramm - Tenant
Have sold properties twice through Cairn and delighted with the service provided on both occasions and in this instance by Sheena. Would certainly recommend.
A Keir - Investor
I have recently purchased a small flat and my contact with the agency kept me up-to-date with developments and her communication skills are second to none (my solicitor said so too). Buying a property can be stressful but she managed to streamline the whole process. Thanks for making it as easy as possible.
A Oakley– home buyer
Cairn Estate and Letting Agency had helped me to rent out my property within a very short time. Always diligent and enthusiastic, they kept me updated of the progress regularly. Moreover was able to provide backup plan when things were not working out. Also very responsive. As an overseas investor, this really gives me a peace of mind. I highly recommend Cairn Estate to all landlords looking for tenants in Glasgow.
Y Yin - Landlord
Cairn have been managing our student lets for the last three years. Being new to the market we needed guidance through all the statutory requirements, and wanted a reliable, responsive team. Our present property manager has as been excellent in this respect, as has their HMO advisor. Would recommend to other prospective landlords.