When to sell?
A good, well-maintained property will sell throughout the year but the traditional times to place a property on the open market for sale is late January, just after Easter, or September after the schools go back. Each property will be different. If you have a south-facing or flower-filled garden, it will look it’s best in Spring or Summer. If selling in the winter, ensure to have the photography done on one of the sunnier days.
The asking price of your property is the most important factor in the sale. In every valuation we provide a thorough examination of comparable transactions before suggesting a price.
Marketing your property
An essential element in the sale of your property is the level of attention dedicated to its promotion. As soon as you are ready, we will go through our marketing campaign with you and its associated costs. Our standard procedure is to prepare a comprehensive marketing campaign which encompasses digital photography, distinctive sale boards, and superior brochures highlighting your property’s optimum features. All of our properties are listed on MyHome.ie and Daft.ie.ensuring maximum on-line exposure for your property.
We suggest you leave the viewings to us if you possibly can – people feel less comfortable viewing properties with the owners in situ. It is always important to make your property look as attractive as possible and do ask our advice on how far to go to tailor your property to the right buyers. At a basic level, de-cluttering is essential. Possessions everywhere indicate a lack of storage space and make it harder for viewers to picture themselves living there. Open curtains and windows, as a light, bright and airy home is attractive. First impressions do count, so ensure your front door and, if possible, the front of the property is newly-painted and looking smart. Having the windows and carpets professionally cleaned makes a difference. If you have a garden or terrace, sweep away leaves, and plant some bright flowers. If there is room, add a small table and chairs to show that outdoor dining is a possibility. If your property is unfurnished, we can advise on the provision of rental furniture as, in our experience, this adds value and more than pays for itself. Don’t rule out refurbishment If your property needs more than a lick of paint, we can offer expert advice from our in-house building surveying and refurbishment team.
Let our agent take the stress away from you.
Your relationship with us is vital, and it is our job to ensure that it is a successful one. We will keep you updated with feedback on viewings and any fluctuation in market conditions. All offers will be conveyed to you by telephone in the first instance and followed up in writing. When the offers do start to come in, listen to your agent’s advice on who might make the better buyer – it isn’t necessarily always the one who makes the highest offer. It is our aim to give rational advice at this crucial stage in negotiations and we pride ourselves on our objectivity and impartiality.