Gurkha Estate

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that the first step towards selling your property is a big decision. Our advice would always be to speak to a few agents who specialise in and have proven experience in your area. As well as gaining a better understanding of your options they will be able to offer advice, arrange an appraisal on your home and discuss the steps needed to put your property on the market.

For more information on the sales process download our fact pack

It’s usually best to partner with a professional who has the wealth of experience and knowledge required to get the job done. An agent typically works on a commission of your final sale, but this arrangement creates a mutual incentive for a strong sale price. The sales return from a good agent can well outweigh this contribution.

When deciding between using an agent and listing privately it’s always best to do your homework on previous sales in your area. You might be surprised at the amount of value an agent can bring to your sale at every step. From saving you time when setting up your listing, valuations, advice on regulations and then dealing with potential buyers, a good agent really does work hard to ensure you get the best results in the long run. has a list of local agents to help you get started.

When it comes to selling off-market, the biggest risk is the outcome of your final sold price. This is due to the reduced interest you may receive by not advertising your sale. If you are thinking of selling off-market we recommend finding an agent who has an already established network of potential buyers who they can showcase your home to.

Our advice would be, if you are looking to sell discreetly, and with a possible reduced settlement time, while not focusing on the potential end sale price, then off-market may be right for you. However, if you are looking to achieve the best financial outcome from the sale of your home we would always recommend advertising your property to maximise enquiries and offers.

If you need guidance on whether to sell on or off the market, we encourage you to speak to a local agent with experience in both areas.

Choosing an agent is a lot like choosing a car, there are lots of options. Some will get where you want to go and others might leave you broken down and lost in the wilderness.

Although agents might not have heated seats or a sunroof, what they do have is the local knowledge and skill set that will help ensure the best outcome for the sale of your home.

Our recommendation is to make sure you do your research by speaking to a few agents and to pick one who focuses on reach and results. To help you navigate the winding road, has a list of local agents From the Find an Agent page you will be able to view an agent’s past sales, recommendations and other useful information that will help you make an informed decision.

Like everything in life, there is always a cheaper option, but they don’t always get you the results you expected or deserve. has proven over our 20 years of helping Canberra buy, sell and rent property that we are the number one go-to in the local area. Why? Because we have the largest local audience, and this can translate into more people at inspections, more offers, and an overall better experience and possible end result.

We know that you and your agent invest a lot of time preparing your property prior to listing, so when it’s advertised it needs to get in front of as many people as possible as fast as possible.

After all, you wouldn’t expect to sell any product in an empty room, and the same is true when it comes to marketing your property. Quite simply, the larger the audience the more people are seeing your property and that can possibly translate into more interest, more people at inspections, more offers or bidders which can help towards a better overall outcome.

At we have an average of  people visiting every month. That’s a lot of potential buyers. For more information download our fact pack

Your marketing products really are the fuel in your property sale campaign. With a standard listing you of course get all the benefits of the website and app audience, however, you can also give your listing a boost. This may include a combination of listing on plus paid social media advertising, print, signs and flyers. We recommend discussing with your selected agent which products fit best to maximise results from the sale of your home prides itself on the data and analytics we provide to support both you and your agent throughout the entire sales marketing process. Your selected agent will be able to access reports on how your listing is performing. From the number of views and enquiries, to the times your property has been saved or shared, it’s all there to help you make the best decisions throughout your journey.


If you feel confident in advertising your property yourself, has options for private sale, rental, and share listings. The cost of this listing will differ depending on your region. Click   to calculate the cost of your listing. Your listing will be included in search databases as well as accessible 24 hours a day.

Your listing page on will allow you to display photographs, a description of your property as well as key features such as solar panels etc. Aside from this, you can display important information such as inspection and auction details along with other documents such as your EER Report and floor plan.

Along with the information that you choose to display on your property, there are many features automatically included in your listing that help showcase your property. These include areas such as block information, area mapping, past sales history and other important district information to help potential buyers navigate your page.

Your listing will remain on until your property is sold, withdrawn or handed to an agent for marketing. The first step of listing your sale privately is to set up your My account here

If you need more advice, please contact our Support Team at

To read the full terms and conditions of listing privately on, click

When bringing a property to market there is a potential sea of legislation and red tape to navigate. This includes preparing items such as the contract of sale, relevant reports and other documentation required prior to listing your sale.

It’s worth noting that in the ACT, a seller of residential property commits an offence if the required documents are not all available for inspection by a prospective buyer at all times when an offer to buy the property may be made to the seller.

We recommend contacting a solicitor who will be able to advise you further, however, if you require more information prior please

In our office, in a dusty drawer marked ‘rarely used’ we keep the Promise. What’s the Promise? We are so confident that your property will sell that if it hasn’t sold within 30 days after a consecutive 90 day listing is withdrawn from the market, we’ll refund your online advertising costs. How’s that for peace of mind? You can learn more and read full Terms & Conditions for the Promise