Testimonials

“Your Local, Independent Estate Agent,
providing a level of service which is second to none…”

Please see below some testimonials from our previous clients.

Austin Halliday

We first met Austin when he was a teenager helping his Dad on the building site that was to become our home – and so when Austin set up Halliday Homes we didn’t have any hesitation in going with someone who would understand the property we were selling and the level of customer service we knew we would get with a Halliday. Our path to our new home wasn’t as smooth as planned – it took us a long time to find properties that worked for our family, the first house we had an offer accepted on fell through and threatened the sale of our own property, and I was unfortunately unwell during part of the process. However, throughout it all, Austin and the team were fantastic. The house was on the market and being viewed within a week of deciding to sell, and we had a strong offer within 72 hours of being on the market, which we accepted. Despite the first house we offered on falling through, everyone at Halliday’s worked hard to keep the sale of our home in play, and supported us as we found a new house to buy. It is nailbiting making what is one of the biggest decisions in your life and the team were always happy to take a call and listen to both the practical and emotional parts of the process. When I saw how beautifully presented our home was in the brochure I almost changed my mind! The team were also great when we were house hunting – the level of customer service outstripped the competition – and I felt we were not just footfall for viewings but that the team took time to understand what we were looking for – down to Austin even arranging for his Mum to show us round a house we thought might work. We particularly liked the mix of Halliday’s being very professional yet also family orientated. Marie, Mark and Grant were always happy to answer questions or help us make decisions along the way and we really liked that you get the same excellent level of service whoever you speak to. While we do not intend to move for a very long time [!] when we do it will be with Halliday’s and we wouldn’t hesitate in suggesting them to others.

Bridge of Allan – March 2020

Halliday Homes helped us sell our flat over winter time, a challenging time of year. Their local knowledge, presence in town, the viewings that their professional staff carried out and understanding how to best get our flat sold were key to their success in selling our flat so quickly. They handled a large amount of viewings in a short space of time and we were really grateful for their efforts. Jamie went the extra mile to provide a viewing by video for a viewer who couldn’t attend. That person went on to buy our property. We were absolutely delighted with Halliday and their exceptional service. We found that other estate agents either didn’t have that local knowledge and presence, weren’t prepared to do viewings or were domineering with their views on our property. Hallidays were like a breath of fresh air, offering a , friendly, professional service and have a great, positive attitude. My only hope is they will extend to Edinburgh by the time I need to sell this house!

Linlithgow – December 2019

Austin and his team promised and delivered first class services for the sale and purchase of my properties. From the initial phone call to meeting and working with Austin and his team, they had market knowledge of my area and offered excellent guidance throughout the sale and purchase process. We quickly agreed on the buying and selling strategies and this was proven to be 100% accurate as I sold and purchased within a week. As a young businessman with a highly professional manner, it was a pleasure to work with Austin (and his team). You can’t put a price on that “personal touch” that Halliday Homes offer thanks to their in-depth knowledge of the local market. My advice to anyone contemplating buying or selling is make sure you speak to Halliday Homes before you do anything, you won’t regret it

Stirling – February 2020

I knew Halliday Homes was a fairly new estate agency when I engaged them but I was impressed with their superb record in the time they had been around. Austin, Marie and the rest of the staff gave a first class service and my home sold quicker than I had anticipated. I would also like to say that the photographer they used took first class photos of the house and the brochure looked very professional indeed. Marie, I know, has a wealth of experience behind het but she is always professional, as is the rest of the staff, who are always courteous, friendly and helpful. I personally have no plans to move again but I have no hesitation in recommending Halliday Homes whole-heartedly. I wish them every success for the future.

Alloa – January 2020

In early October 2019 we invited 4 local property agents to view our late mother’s property with a view to putting it on the market. Two agents advised that it wouldn’t sell in 2019 and it would be more likely to sell in Spring 2020 and advised us to keep it off the market until then. One other agent was very unprofessional and we discounted them immediately. Austin from Halliday Homes was the last of four agents to view the property. Instantly, the family warmed to him through his professionalism, presentation and manners. We were obviously very sceptical when Austin informed us that he was very confident that the property would be under offer before Christmas. He suggested that we carry out a home report quickly, which we did. They also offered their services in arranging a home report for us. The photographer they use is professional and very thorough and we had an ample selection of excellent photos to choose from. There was always an open dialogue between ourselves and Halliday’s which was re-assuring. Within a week of the property going live on 15th October we had 5 viewings and subsequently  2nd viewings. This resulted in a closing date being set for 12th November,  just over 3 weeks from the property hitting the market. We received very satisfactory offers and closed the sale. I can’t emphasise enough that Halliday’s – Austin, Marie, Grant and Mark worked excellently as a team.  For a young company their marketing process was effective and they knew their market. We were very impressed with the company and they always offered sound advice. As a family we will certainly use them in the future and would advise anyone thinking of selling or buying to contact them. A total breath of fresh air in the Stirling area and long overdue.

Stirling – February 2020

With the final legals for the sale of my property in Linlithgow now successfully completed, it is now most appropriate that I convey my sincere thanks of ‘Very Well Done!!’ to Halliday Homes as my Sales Agent in relation to the sale. In these terms I was initially delighted when Halliday’s very effective advertising of my property resulted in 3 x viewings of the property within 2 x weeks of the launch of the advertising – and especially delighted when one of the viewings, all arranged and conducted by Hallidays, was very quickly followed up by an offer-to-buy which fully met the Offers Over price as included in Halliday’s For Sale advertising – and which had been based on the Halliday-arranged property Home Report by an accredited Chartered Surveyor body. So, within a month of the launch of the For Sale advertising by Hallidays, an Offer To Buy had been received to allow the sale to move forward into the finalising legal process between my and the purchaser’s respective property solicitors – and frankly this was well beyond my expectations when I had initially considered offering my property for sale!! Further, throughout all of the stages of the sale, Hallidays as represented directly by yourselves have been thoroughly professional – and fully effective – in the cycle of communications required, not only with myself, but also with the other core parties involved in the sales process, notably the Home Report surveyors, my legal representatives, the parties who viewed the property, and of course the ultimate purchaser of the property. The interactions with yourselves have also been a welcoming balance between thoroughly professional and relaxingly conversational, and this certainly helped the efficient flow of information across all parties at the various key stages of the sale and legal processes. Accordingly, in relation to the above I am delighted to very readily offer my sincere thanks of ‘Very Well Done!!’ to Halliday Homes, and I very genuinely regard Halliday’s as a ‘Highly Recommended!!’ breath of fresh air Selling Agent in the Linlithgow and surrounding area property market.

Linlithgow – February 2020

“I cannot recommend Halliday homes enough! Austin and Marie were fantastic they aided me with selling and building at the same time which can be problematic but they were a great support at all times. Our Property sold within only 10 days which was just superb they took all stress out of selling as it can be quite daunting! Thanks Austin and all the team!”

Tillicoultry – January 2020

“Halliday homes have been a real pleasure to deal with from start to finish. We became familiar with Austin and the team when we were looking at our now home and we were extremely impressed with the level of service provided. So much so that we chose them as our agents to sell our previous property. They are extremely professional but also very personable and they went the extra mile to help us at various stages of the buying and selling process. The Halliday team were excellent with arranging viewings and we were overall delighted with the service provided. We would definitely chose to use them again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”

Bridge of Allan – December 2019

“We recently sold my late father’s house through Halliday Homes. Austin, Marie, Lynn and their colleagues provided an excellent, friendly and professional service. This was characterised by a genuine energy to get the property sold right from the first meeting with Austin, through to completion. For anyone selling in the local area, I think you’d struggle to beat the service provided by Halliday Homes.”

Callander – December 2019

“You guys have been great, a very professional approach from the initial meeting and assisted right up until the handover of keys, always available for help and friendly advice. You really have been a pleasure to work with. Making a busy a stressful time painless.”

Linlithgow – November 2019

“Halliday Homes recently helped us sell our family home and I would highly recommend them. We had an acceptable offer within 5 days of the house going on the market – in what was a relatively quiet period for house sales. Austin and his team are incredibly professional and provided sound advice throughout. What I liked most about dealing with Hallidays was their outstanding communication. They kept me updated regularly and I never felt like I had to chase them for a response.”

Stirling – November 2019

“We recently sold our late father’s house through Halliday Homes. Not knowing the area, we decided to use a local estate agent who would have knowledge of the local market. We were very impressed with Austin and his team at Halliday Homes who provided an exceptional service, updating us regularly regarding feedback and notes of interest. We had over 25 viewings within 4 days of the house going on the market and within 2 weeks it went to a closing date. We had 7 great offers and we were very pleased with the price we got for the house. This was a very difficult time for the family and the team were very sympathetic to our situation and made the whole selling process as smooth as possible. We would have no hesitation in recommending Halliday Homes to anyone selling their home in the area.”

Bridge of Allan – November 2019

“Austin and the Team sold our house this year, and having bought and sold many houses in our lives, Halliday were by far the best to deal with. Their collective enthusiasm and professionalism, mixed with the right amount of personality made what should be a stressful time, a very pleasant experience. Halliday homes are already well known for providing a quality service, and once you deal with Team Halliday, you are unlikely to want to go anywhere else. Highly recommended!”

Braco – September 2019

“I cannot thank Halliday Homes enough for all that they did to help me to sell my flat. From start to finish, the level of customer service and professionalism was excellent. All members of the team are lovely to deal with and I felt supported through all aspects of my home move. Thank you so much!”

Linlithgow- October 2019

“I recently sold my flat in Linlithgow. I instructed Halliday Homes to act for me as I had heard that they had an excellent reputation. I was not disappointed. Hallliday Homes appraised the property, arranged the home report, marketed, and successfully negotiated the sale. I would have no hesitation in recommending sellers in Linlithgow to appoint Halliday homes as their agent.”

Linlithgow – October 2019