My wife and I demanded so much more of Deirdre than merely finding the right Edinburgh townhouse.

We also asked her to source a developer and other third parties as the property we bought was in need of complete renovation. 

At every twist and turn Deirdre popped up with the right party at the right price. 

It is for this reason that I would have no hesitation in recommending Deirdre and Coogan Property to any family looking seriously at instructing a property specialist with an intimate knowledge of the Edinburgh market – simply the very best. 

Deirdre’s absolute knowledge of the City and the local area inspired our confidence in her to help facilitate our move from Dubai to Edinburgh. Her personalized service enabled us to feel totally comfortable and at ease, and her professionalism and wonderful sense of humour made the entire experience pleasurable. We highly recommend her!

Deirdre provided not only great guidance with regard to purchasing a property, but also was exceptionally helpful with all of the follow-on services and referrals to others who could provide these as needed. 

I cannot speak for others’ experience, but the work she did for my daughter (who was taking up her place in Edinburgh University) and I, relative to her fee, was substantially more than worth it.  I cannot recommend her more highly.

Deirdre is extremely professional, has great knowledge of the market and was very easy to work with.

This was really important for us, as at the start of our move to Edinburgh we were still based overseas.

She listens carefully, provides sound advice and is quick to respond to every request or query.

I would confidently recommend her to others.

Deirdre had built a strong relationship and earned the trust of the seller of the property we were looking to purchase which helped considerably in ensuring a smooth transaction.

She was very responsive to all our questions, liaising with the seller, surveyor, solicitors, architects and other property professionals.

Her wide network of contacts, combined with her experience and expertise in the Edinburgh property market was invaluable in enabling us to take relevant local advice and to ensure we were making good decisions.

We are now happily moved in to our new home and I would highly recommend Deirdre’s services to any prospective property purchasers.

Deirdre, thank you again for your excellent service and commitment during the sale of the Dolphin Hotel.

My partners and I were delighted with both the attention to detail and the advice on all matters concerning the sale!

We could never have found the property we wanted without Deidre’s help.

She was invaluable in helping us source and negotiate whilst providing advice and contacts along the way.

I would highly recommend Deidre’s services.

Living abroad makes property purchasing that bit more difficult. However, right from the first time we met, Deirdre provided a very professional service.

She initially provided a comprehensive tour of Edinburgh which allowed us to determine the areas that we would (and would not) consider for our purchase. 

Deirdre has extensive knowledge of the Edinburgh housing market, is very attentive to detail and has links to many people who can provide the vital information needed to help purchasers reach good decisions.

We would definitely use Deirdre again and we highly recommend her services.

Very satisfied with the service provided by Deirdre, who sourced an investment property that met my specific requirements and at below market value.

Deirdre brought a  property opportunity to me which was valued in the region of £3m. There was a need for absolute discretion and delivery times were tight. Deirdre made a tough deal a much easier deal and worked through the issues pragmatically. She single handedly massaged the deal across the line. In my opinion – a Quality Operator.

Deirdre recently brokered an off market residential deal for us.  Deirdre’s knowledge of the market combined with her professionalism gave us peace of mind throughout the process and confidence in our purchase.  She communicated with us regularly and helped us navigate the tough Edinburgh market.  As a result of our experience using Coogan Property we are now considering using Deirdre for the Project Management of the refurbishment of our new home.

Coogan Property recently brokered an off market commercial sale for me and I found the service to be friendly, efficient and rewarding.

Buying a property in Edinburgh when living in New Zealand was a challenge, given that I only had a few days to view properties and had no experience of buying property in Scotland.

I wanted a flat to rent out and then eventually live in. Being a remote buyer, I needed to have people I could trust to assist me.

I approached Deirdre as she has extensive knowledge of the Edinburgh property market and offered a personalised service.Within a few days of our initial meeting, she gave me a tour of the areas of Edinburgh I was interested in and arranged a viewing of a flat.

I then had to return to New Zealand. Deirdre viewed several other properties and took photographs and videos of them. She answered all my questions promptly and provided me with the relevant due diligence information.

Within a few weeks, I had purchased a suitable property which has now been let to tenants and is getting the level of rental return that Deidre had predicted.

When I returned to Edinburgh to view the flat for the first time, I am pleased to say that it was better than I had envisioned.

Deidre has been extremely professional and reliable and have no hesitation in recommending her and look forward to working with her again.

We live abroad, and Deirdre helped us find and refurbish our holiday flat, sight unseen. She is very knowledgeable and gave us peace of mind throughout the whole process.

Deidre met with inspectors, assisted with contractors, and oversaw all of our refurbishing from top to bottom. She made the experience seamless and enjoyable.

Deirdre is helpful, trustworthy and smart, and she is a joy to work with!

I highly recommend her services and would not hesitate to use her again.

Deirdre has been successfully sourcing development projects for me for a number of years.

She is professional in her approach, mindful of my requirements and her knowledge of the Scottish property market is vast.


Deirdre has guided me on the development feasibility of property projects in the past resulting in substantial added value and positive returns.

Her experience, knowledge and sense of what will be well received in the market has been reassuring.

I would happily recommend her development feasibility services to others.

Recently Deirdre managed a project for me at one of my properties when I was at the opposite end of the country.

She juggled the daily management of many trades from plumbers to roofers with complete ease and got the job completed on time and on budget.

Needless to say, this significantly reduced the stress levels for me.

I am happy to recommend her project management and property brokerage services to others.

Deirdre recently advised, guided and ultimately brokered an off market commercial deal for us and we were completely delighted with the outcome.

She exceeded all the previous expectations we had of a property agent and at all stages she communicated expertly with great skill and professionalism.

We found her to be a safe pair of hands who gave us complete peace of mind during the negotiations.

We would be very happy to work with her again and we highly recommend her services to others.

Deirdre has provided feasibility advice and brokered many off market deals for me, both when I have been buying and selling properties.

The results were excellent and were achieved due to her hard work and solid commitment to delivering the best possible outcome for me.

She is extremely loyal and diligent and I have always found her to be passionate about the job in hand.

She delivers great service with a great sense of humour.

I would happily recommend her to others and look forward to working with her in the future.

I have known Deirdre and have utilised her skills and expertise on a variety of property transactions in Edinburgh and the Lothians over the last 15 years.

I have found her knowledge of the market, insight into valuations, assistance on negotiation tactics and strategy, to be faultless.

In particular, her tenacity and commitment in challenging situations is second to none.

I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Deirdre recently managed a refurbishment project for my property which involved organising quotations for services and subsequently managing multiple trade contractors to a tight deadline – which she achieved on time.

Knowing that I was in good hands during the entire process gave me peace of mind and the final result delivered considerable added value to the property.

I am happy to recommend Deirdre’s project management services to others.

Deirdre has provided expert market knowledge and insight on development feasibility projects for me in the past.

I have always found her eager to help and to add value.

I hope to work with her again in the future and I am more than happy to recommend her services to others.