The number of prospective buyers registering with Galbraith in Stirling during the final three months of the year was 144 and 118 viewings were conducted during this period. This indicates a healthy appetite from buyers keen to make their next move.


February is traditionally the optimum month for putting your property on the market, when homes have the best chance of finding a buyer more quickly, with March a very close second.


Jamie Currie, residential sales agent for Galbraith in Stirling, said: “It’s encouraging to witness healthy property sales and market activity in our final quarter of last year.  This has set us up well for the start of this year when the market can sometimes feel a bit sluggish. 


“Buyers who are looking to enjoy a rural lifestyle continue to be attracted to the Stirlingshire area given the plethora of walks, space, and outdoor activities on your doorstep. The popular rural locations include Thornhill, Kippen, Buchlyvie, Callander, Aberfoyle, and Killearn to name only a few. With hybrid working here to stay, buyers are widening their search and are far more flexible on their search parameters favouring high quality property over a specific location. We have also seen an increased demand for equestrian properties as well as small holdings due some local equestrian facilities closing, and more awareness given to living sustainably.


“The number of market appraisals we have conducted has risen since the start of the year, especially noticeable throughout February. The popular Spring selling season is typically a busier time of the year when the weather improves, the nights get lighter and there’s genuinely more positivity in the marketplace, so we would encourage those thinking of selling their property that now is a great time to get in touch, as activity and buyer confidence remain high.” 


Recently sold through Galbraith in Stirling:


  • Tom Na Mhargaidh, Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, Stirlingshire was marketed at offers over £600,000. Tom Na Mhargaidh is a four-bedroom, stone-built detached country home sitting in its own extended garden grounds, close to the historic village of Balquhidder within the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The property is in a rural yet accessible location with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. The property benefits from a timber detached garage, greenhouse and brick-built bothy.


  • Gartloaning, Gartmore (pictured), Stirlingshire was marketed at offers over £825,000. Gartloaning is an exceptional six-bedroom country home located in a secluded position in the Queen Elizabeth Forest, with far reaching views towards Ben Lomond and Ben Ledi. The property was re-built between 2000 and 2003 after a fire, yet it retains the character and feel of the original farmhouse which was built some 150 years ago. Gartloaning is surrounded by lawns and herbaceous borders and has a wooden sun deck, large patio and vegetable patch. There is also an area of land extending to about 3.5 acres.