What Scott's clients are saying
Scott has been wonderful. Scott has helped our family through the process of selling our Uncle's assets following his transfer to a dementia unit. He was very respectful of the trustees, their roles and of the property itself, which was very comforting. We appreciated his expertise in readying the property for sale and each step of the listing and sale process, consulting with us not talking at us. Then, to top it off, he was able to secure a great price before auction. Thanks Scott, we really appreciate what you have achieved.
PETER MACARTHUR WILLIAMSON
Reliable and genuine. Scott Farquhar, real estate agent, worked hard and worked well at selling my home. My home brought up a few surprises and hurdles during a market bubble that left us scratching our heads. But a couple of wise adjustments to the property proved fruitful and Thank You Scott for your advice and perseverance as the house sold and I’m happy.
Perfectly run campaign and we were kept informed throughout. Scott has lived and worked in our market for many years so knows it completely, including off market sales that other agents weren't aware of. Scott had a process for identifying and rating buyers, many of whom he knew well as he had sold previous homes to them. Scott was very analytical and calm throughout the sale process which gave us a strong level of comfort. We felt looked after. The result that Scott achieved was beyond expectations and he did a particularly good job of enticing extra bids to ensure we achieved the maximum possible price. Scott's only concern throughout was acting ethically and ensuring that our pricing was maximised without misleading purchasers. Highly recommend Scott and absolutely would engage him again next time we sell out home. Scott also gave us advice on our purchase too which was spot on.
Satisfying experience. Efficient, competent, hard working and has integrity
I will recommend Scott to all my friends.
Honest and reliable agent. I have dealt with Scott Farquhar extensively as a buyer over the last several months, both as an unsuccessful prospective buyer and finally as a successful buyer. I was very impressed by his diligence, honesty and reliability. One of the few agents I have dealt with who I felt was open and honest (within the bounds of his ethical obligations to the seller). He was incredibly helpful throughout the whole purchase process, including helping resolve issues that arose along the way in a very hands-on way. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Scott for any sale in the Roseville/Lindfield/Killara area, or even to get some advice as a buyer or seller. His knowledge of the local area is outstanding - with 25+ years of local experience clearly showing through.
We interviewed a few different real estate agents and felt most confident with Scott’s sales strategy, proven track record and experience. We unreservedly recommend Scott to anyone considering selling their home. He is the consummate professional and totally committed to achieving the optimum outcome. Scott was proactive with buyers and very responsive to our multiple calls, emails and questions. He was very approachable and good humoured, easy to deal with and talk to……..nothing ever seemed too much trouble. He worked extremely hard with dogged determination to maximise the sale price of our property. The campaign proved an overwhelming success and the result way exceeded all our expectations. Thank you Scott and your team for all your hard work, going above and beyond our expectations and being a pleasure to deal with.
Scott was very professional, hardworking, communicative, knowledgeable and patient in the sale of our home in a difficult market. We’d highly recommend him.
GREG & JANE
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 has been very helpful since we just met him at 5 Kardella Ave Killara. He is a very professional agent and has lots of knowledge about local area and the house he is selling. He answered all our questions in detail and responded to our emails in a timely manner. He is one of the best agents we'd ever seen in Killara & Lindfield area. We have a great experience to buy our future home from Scott. Thank you for everything you do, Scott!
A brilliant house purchase experience. Scott and Virginia brought a seamless auction/purchase experience. They know their products, and also have a deep understanding of the local market. Just the right team of people to transact, especially in a market and environment in this year. If I am the vendor, I would like to have such a team and have no doubt that I should have peace of mind.
A True Professional. Right through the process Scott was in control of the process. His communication both with us and potential buyers was first class and his knowledge of the local market was unsurpassed. I have bought and sold a number of houses and Scott is head and shoulders above the others. His work ethic is astounding and the amazing result we achieved was due to this.
Selling our home of almost 30 years was always going to be challenging, emotional and very
stressful for us. The fact that we had committed to another property only elevated the challenge. However, the way you both handled the sale right from the very beginning made the process as seamless as possible. Scott, your positive can-do approach was appreciated. Wendy, your knowledge and network also proved incredibly valuable. We also wish to say that the team support (for what was needed to be done), which you arranged, was excellent. Thank you. Both of you handled all aspects of the sale in a very professional manner and were always personable and accessible, giving us confidence (with many laughs along the way) that the great result, which was achieved, always would be.
ANDREW & ODETTE
Scott and Wendy made a good dynamic team. They were responsive, sincere and friendly in helping us purchase our family home.
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.
Awesome agent, very professional. Scott has good understanding of the north shore market place and is very professional to work with. Whole sales process was much simpler and Scott helped secure the deal quickly prior to auction.
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
Mr Farquhar worked tirelessly to help me with the purchase of the property
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
Exceptional Agent. Scott provided exceptional service in marketing our property for sale. At all times he was extremely professional and responsive, demonstrating excellent knowledge of the area and the relevant market sector. He supported us through every step of the process. Working together with Wendy Xu, he provided expert advice and achieved a remarkable price for our property. We could not be happier with them both.
Great experience. Scott has been providing a great service not just as a professional agent and also a property consultant. He knows every aspect of the property including historical background. As result of his excellent, we are happy for him to sell our current property.
CHARLES YANG WANG
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 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
Our experience in dealing with Scott Farquhar, Toby and Wendy, has exceeded our expectations in every way.
We were impressed by Scott's enthusiasm for the task in hand and his commitment to delivering the best outcome possible.
His grasp of detail and decisive approach to every aspect of the campaign was outstanding.
Also, his ability to secure supporting resources when needed was particularly impressive.
We have no hesitation in recommending the services of McConnell Bourn and Scott Farquhar to prospective clients.
IRENE & PAUL BARNES - VENDORS 31 KIMBERLEY ST EAST KILLARA
Scott's efforts during our sales campaign could not be faulted. He ran a thoroughly professional campaign and made the process as easy as possible for us. We really appreciated all his efforts helping us to get the house ready to go on market. Without his assistance we could never have got everything ready so quickly. During the course of the campaign he always kept us well informed. We felt confident throughout the whole campaign that everything was on track. We always had confidence that Scott would get the best result he could for us - and he definitely did. We would have no hesitation in recommending Scott. We thank Scott for a fabulous job!
ANGIE & NIRO - VENDORS 10 WILTON CL GORDON
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
Scott is a very experienced helper to estimate the current markets.. I have meet with Scott many times since I bought my houses and sold them these years. I believe that Scott has an accurate estimation of the houses in the current market. He gave us the best suggestions on the time of selling. Very much appreciate Scott’s help.
Scott is a fantastic agent. Very helpful and pleasure to work with.
VENDORS - 17 MONTAH AVE KILLARA
Great experience, from start to finish. Scott was a pleasure to work with on my recent purchase. As the vendor's agent he worked hard to get them the best outcome, however was extremely helpful, professional, positive and fun to work with as the purchaser. Scott has great knowledge of local real estate and property and was always ready and quick to respond when asked for information or help. Great experience all round!
Scott was good to deal with. He kept us informed during the marketing campaign and more importantly, when it became apparent that the property was going to be sold prior to auction. He gave good guidance during that time while still having primary regard to the vendors' interests. He was also very approachable after exchange and assisted us in gaining access to the property for measuring and obtaining quotes for tradesmen etc.
JAMES & FIONA
Scott sold our family home of 51 years and we had a great experience. He was
fantastic at recognising what was required and proactive in connecting us with the right people to prepare the property for sale. Scott is an excellent communicator, quick to understand what is needed and was very available. I would highly recommend him!
We decided to work with Scott after seeing him at Open Houses on the North Shore. He is professional and dedicated, and brings passion and energy to the role. Offering great advice with good attention to detail, Scott took responsibility to sell our home and was an amazing business partner throughout the process. We would work with Scott again and recommend him without hesitation. He's the best.
GAVIN & JACKIE
Excellent job. As a vendor, two things that we care the most 1) Ideal price 2) communications. Scott has achieved both!!! He will definitely be our go to person for any future business. Of course, will highly recommend to our friends. Thanks Scotty :)
CHARLES YANG WANG
We just sold our family home in Lindfield through Scott Farquhar and Toby Markos at McConnell Bourn. We achieved a very good result, especially in light of the current market conditions.
These guys were a brilliant team to have in our corner; the steps in the process were very clear to us and we were well informed along the way. We were very impressed with the strategy which Scott developed at the outset and his revisiting of that strategy through the sales campaign to make sure that it was always appropriate (which it was).
What could have been a difficult and emotional process for us was made easy. We had absolute confidence in our team. We highly recommend Scott and Toby.
If we can elaborate on any part of the above or any other matter relating to the outstanding service we received, please contact McConnell Bourn for our details and we will gladly answer any questions.
ALEX & SARAH
Scott and Wendy have both been very committed and professional from start to end. Throughout the whole process they have consistently provided honest and open communication and showed great enthusiasm. It has been an absolute pleasure to deal with them both!
Scott was the lead agent on the sale of our property. He guided us though the entire campaign with professionalism and a lot of enthusiasm for his role. His knowledge of his market is exceptional.
Both Wendy and Scott have been very professional from the onset of our working with them to sell our property. Both set realistic expectations and keep in constant touch with us during the selling process. Their advice has been invaluable and although we settled on slightly less than expectation we did receive a realistic price for our property. Wendy has a flair for showing the house to its full potential and her attention to detail is excellent. Scott has been extremely helpful in getting trades in to help prepare the property before it went on the market.
My wife and I were pleased with the clarity of communication from Scott Farquhar. He was always courteous and provided us with clear responses to our queries. Scott was of course representing the vendors so he was, as it were, batting for the opposition with a view to obtaining the highest price for the vendors from us but that did not stop him from being pleasant and courteous with us.
JANET & RASHMI - BUYERS OF 10 ATHENA AVE ST IVES
Rich experience let it have a strong market skills of analysis. His professional skills can make everything difficult simple, His dedicated spirit is absolutely worthy of trust. Highly recommended!
This was our first time selling a house and we have lots of questions and worries especially during pandemic. Scott and Wendy went above and beyond our expectations and had made this process much easier and smoother. We had a wonderful experience with both Scott and Wendy. They have excellent local knowledge and absolutely professional in all aspects. Will definitely recommend both Scott and Wendy
Scott is very knowledgeable with the market and has an ability to work with the
property's characteristic. He kept me continually updated throughout the
campaign and managed to secure the sale through the current difficult situation.
He is a good leader. Scott has help me a lot in selling my property. He gives me professional advice, discuss patiently with me to reach satisfying goal. He helps me a lot.