What Scott's clients are saying
Scott Farquhar from McConnell Bourn recently sold the family home of my parents-in-law in Killara. The sale of the house, their home of 50 years, was prompted by a need for my parents-in-law to move into a retirement village, with the onset of dementia in one and frailty in the other.
Scott came recommended to me by a local resident and business colleague of my husband.
The process could not have been easier. Nothing was too much trouble for Scott and his empathy and kindness gave a lot of comfort to my parents-in-law. Beyond the call of duty, Scott helped with the disposal of some unwanted items and recommended an auction house for furniture which could not be taken with them. For me, as the designated contact for the sale, Scott was constantly in communication, with updates on the process and a very professional approach to the sale. His follow up on leads and honesty about the potential of prospects to convert into buyers was much appreciated.
The house sold, ahead of auction, for the price Scott had advised.
I could not recommend Scott more highly. There is no need to shop around; he is the one.
Word's really can't express how impressed we were with Scott and the team at McConnell Bourn. From the very beginning, Scott was nothing but professional, helpful and reassuring. When getting our home ready for sale, the team offered suggestions on how to improve it, they even took a piece of furniture away for us and stored it in their office which really showed they are willing to go above and beyond! We were given detailed information and guidance throughout the whole process. Most importantly, Scott showed such enthusiasm; it was clear he loves his job and was motivated to find us some great buyers, and engaged with us on it every step of the way. For anyone buying or selling a home in the Killara area, Scott is your man!
MARTIN & NINA RITCHIE
It is with absolute pleasure that both Kate and I provide this reference for Scott Farquhar. In April of 2015 we approached McConnell Bourn real estate agency requesting assistance in relation to the sale of our home in Killara. Scott met with us providing a very informative analysis of the current local market conditions and clearly demonstrated how best to structure a tailored marketing campaign that would optimise our exposure and position in the market place. We promptly received a proposal from Scott that met perfectly with our requirements whilst providing an extremely competitive commercial offering in comparison to alternate agencies at the time. Whilst the service provided by Scott and his team during the time we had our home on the market was extremely professional, it was Scott’s tireless work ethic and total commitment that really made the difference for us. We felt comfortable at all times in the way Scott handled the sale, his approach was always one of honesty and integrity. In summary our experience with Scott acting as our agent was enjoyable and successful in terms of the outcome, we both hold Scott in very high regard and would be happy to recommend him to any person looking to engage with a real estate agent that in our view is head and shoulders above his counterparts.
GLYN & KATE EDIS
I would like to extend my appreciation to Scott Farquhar for the professional manner in which he undertook the marketing and subsequent sale of my property. At all times, Scott was mindful of the emotions and organisation that are required when selling one’s house. During the course of the campaign Scott conducted the ‘open for inspection’ with the minimum of disruption, was always highly respectful and often went beyond the ‘call of duty’. Scott’s professional and ethical attitude is beyond reproach and I have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone who is considering the sale of their property.
Our experience in dealing with McConnell Bourn and our agents Scott, Nahid, Clare and Terry was extremely positive. We had the choice of many agents and we selected McConnell Bourn due to its outstanding reputation in the industry, its high level of professionalism in their overall approach, and incredible knowledge and experience in the area. Our property was in the luxury end of price brackets and demanded very careful consideration around positioning, presentation, and the market. The team, led by Scott, kept us well informed throughout the process and remained focused from the very start. In particular Scott was tireless in his efforts to ensure we were dealing with qualified buyers and ended up with the best buyer for our home. We would have no hesitation in recommending Scott and the rest of the team at McConnell Bourn to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate.
GEORGE MALTEZOS & HENRIETTE MINASIAN
Thank you for all your effort & help in securing the sale for 40 Duntroon. We appreciate your advice & updates throughout the process, as well as your professionalism & candour. Glad we bought & sold through you.
HUI & ALEX BODEN
Scott & James have been extremely professional and integral in the execution of our house sale. From the time of our first meeting through to sticking up the sold sticker, we have always felt fully engaged, well informed & confident that they are doing the utmost to achieve the best deal for our (ex) beautiful home. Whilst, we were sceptical of the aggressive auction campaign I now understand the power of the auction and time boxing buyers into a decision. We have and will continue to recommend McConnell Bourn to others and in particular Scott and James. They even took time to help us with questions and issues we had in the process of buying our new home – well appreciated - job well done gents.
CRAIG & CLARE MANNING
Scott has been brilliant. We have felt comfortable & well advised throughout the sales process. He is a very effective communicator & a skilled negotiator. In particular, as we are based in the US, his willingness to work with our different time zones was greatly appreciated.
STEVE & KIM GIVEN
My agent was Scott and he was perfect. I chose to speak to Scott because he had sold several houses in the area for excellent prices. (I spoke to other agents as well.) I had actually bumped into Scott in the next street, weeks before I was thinking about selling my house and we got chatting re rescue dogs and I thought what a friendly, genuine, young man and lo and behold when Scott turned up at my house to discuss the sale, there was the nice doggie man again. So off to a good start! The whole selling process was worry free and stimulating. We discussed the logistics and processes and I felt comfortable in following all of Scott's advice. The McConnell Bourn team paid a visit to my house after I had signed the agency agreement, they were nice. When there was a building/structural problem, Scott gave me sound advice and they also told me what to improve re the house before sale and what not to worry about. Scott also recommended an excellent conveyor, Maria. Scott would ring each morning during the getting ready time and fill me in on everything. He could gauge the momentum re my house and got buyers excited and eager to engage, knowing that there were other purchasers interested. My house was sold by the second advertised Saturday. I had 4 offers higher than my reserve. Scott was my real estate agent. I felt he always had my best interest at heart. Even though he was the buyer's agent too, he was foremost my agent. I know he had other houses to sell, but I felt as though I was his only client. Finally and most importantly, Scott sold my house for nearly $100,000 more than it was worth, he has the skill. That is why I say that Scott Farquhar is the perfect real estate agent. I hold him in the highest esteem. Thank you so much Scott and McConnell Bourn, best wishes, Sue Baker and 4 Dogs
Hi Scott, thanks for returning the keys and also for the champers, we are going to open it on the day we move. Thanks for all your help with our house sale, we were very happy with the result. We think you did a great job with the negotiations on our home and with only a few people through the house, it all went very well and was over and done with quickly. Well done and thank you.
CAROLYN & GREG OSBORNE
Scott Farquhar from McConnell Bourn undertook the sale of my property, helping from years prior to his engagement in advising on the renovation of my property, through to the months prior to listing, and of course the actual auction process. He has made the process seamless and removed much of the stress associated with the process, and at the same time achieving a great result.
I have no hesitation in recommending Scott and his team and will be using them again in the future.
We knew of Scott through word of mouth and had developed a rapport with him over the years. We felt no need to interview different agents when entering into an agreement with him. While our property presented a turnkey solution and great lifestyle, there were certain elements that were not easy to sell such as smaller land size and location. Scott lifted his game and achieved a brilliant sale that came smack on our briefed price guide to him, and we did have high expectations possibly verging on unreasonable!!!!. Putting aside the value of the home, Scott achieved the third highest return on $$$ per sqm of land in the suburb, despite the location being regarded as not so good as other parts of the suburb.
VENDOR'S - 5 TOONGARAH RD ROSEVILLE
After the recent sale of our Killara property we would highly recommend Scott Farquhar to anyone considering selling their home. Scott has a very good understanding of the local market and was able to accurately predict the market value of our home. His communication skills are excellent and we were kept informed at all times during the sales process, thus alleviating much of the stress usually associated with a home sale. Scott was able to achieve a great result for us in a very short period of time.
VENDOR'S - 31A KARRANGA AVE KILLARA
We have both bought and now sold via Scott. His work in selling our house this time was truly first class. When we were interviewing agents, we mentioned that a previous agent had left us in the dark about what was really going on other than basic numbers about inspections and contracts. Scott said to us then that he would call us every day and keep us UTD with the prospects and true to his word he called every day of the campaign. We had numerous F2F meetings and he kept us fully immersed in the sale process. We had great success both in terms of price achieved and the sale process. His knowledge of the local market came to fore and we achieved a great result but most importantly felt as though we not just the vendors but partners in the process.
VENDORS - 10 KARDELLA AVE KILLARA
We had a great experience with Scott on our purchase having dealt with him before. As a buyer, it's important to feel a sense of transparency and Scott provides that. You always feel like you're dealing with someone with integrity. He also has great experience in the area. We can also see from our interaction with him as a buyer that he negotiates a great deal for the vendors (which we won't hold against him!)
ANGIE & NIRO
Scott is a fantastic agent. Very helpful and pleasure to work with.
VENDORS - 17 MONTAH AVE KILLARA
Scott is an experienced and very professional north shore agent who ran a diligent campaign to get a terrific result for our property. His knowledge of the market and experience in negotiations helped secure our sale in a well managed and transparent way.
VENDORS - 20 CRANBROOK AVE KILLARA