Frequently Asked Questions


Whether you are buying or selling a house for the first time, or you are more experienced with the process, our Frequently asked Questions will help.

Houses for sale in Scotland must be marketed with a home report. The home report consists of three documents: a single survey, an energy report and a Property questionnaire. The home report must be made available on request to prospective buyers.

  • The Single Survey contains an assessment by a surveyor of the condition of the home, a valuation and an accessibility audit for people with particular needs.
  • The Energy Report contains an assessment by a surveyor of the energy efficiency of the home and its environmental impact. It also recommends ways to improve its energy efficiency.
  • The Property Questionnaire is completed by the seller of the home. It contains extra information about the home, such as Council Tax banding and factoring costs that will be useful to buyers.

With your agreement Waterside will meet prospective buyers and conduct all viewings at your property. We will follow up on all viewings and provide feedback to you on each.

Some companies claim to be to be estate agents in Dunoon but do not have a local presence. They also do not offer a full service like we do and expect you to do your own viewings. We have a dedicated professional viewing agent who is highly experienced in promoting your property and follows up on every single lead.

Your property will be listed in approximately 2 and 3 weeks. Once you have given Waterside Property the go ahead to market your property we will arrange a mutually suitable time for us to visit and take our pictures, prepare notes and collect measurements. This will enable us to prepare the schedule and list the property on our website. Before we visit we will contact the chartered surveyors to request that the home report takes place. The surveyor will visit your property to carry out the report and in about a week you will receive a draft copy for your approval. Once you have approved the report, we will receive a copy and the property will then go live.

We advertise extensively on the internet. Your property will appear on Google, Bing (Microsoft), OntheMarket, Zoopla, Facebook, Instagram, Prime Location, The Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman, Mumsnet, Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Johnston Press and many more.

We have the biggest local presence on Facebook and actively promote all our properties on the site.

We send regular marketing emails to our extensive database of interested buyers.

We are Dunoon’s leading estate agency business and have consistently sold more properties than all our competitors. We are based locally in Dunoon covering most of the Argyll peninsula. Our staff are experts in the local market and offer a full service from initial valuation, schedules, advertising, viewings, liaising with solicitors through to eventual sale.

If you want to sell your home quickly and at the best possible price, then Waterside is the company to speak with.