Sydneysiders keen to relocate to the Southern Highlands are likely to help the region's real estate market.
McGrath Bowral principal Anne Stone said there had been an increase in the number of Sydney buyers in the market.
She said that potential buyers from Canberra had also increased.
"They know they can work from home, a situation helped along by COVID-19," she said.
"This will keep our market moving."
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In fact, there had been an overall increase of inquiry from people looking to buy a property in the Highlands.
She said the greatest interest was in properties priced in $1.1million to $1.6million price bracket.
However, one challenge facing the local market was a shortage of stock.
"Some people are holding off, but the best time to sell is now," she said.
Ms Stone anticipated that more property would come on the market in June, July and early spring.
The good news from those keen to sell, as far as Ms Stone is concerned, is that prices have not been impacted by the sales she has secured.
"People can be tricked into thinking that the market has been impacted, but if the property is listed at a higher price than the market is suggesting, this could be misconstrued as the market dropping," she said.
"We are doing open houses and auctions and have had success with sales through this process.
"Open houses are a process we use before auction sale, during the auction sale and post auction sale."
Ms Stone said that while she didn't have a crystal ball she felt confident that the market would continue to be strong over the next six to 12 months as more people sought to move into the area.