1. Arrange A Professional Appraisal
Contact Tom O’Higgins Estate Agent and we will come to your property at a time that suits you. We will value your property and discuss our recommendations regarding its sale.
We will advise you of our opinion on the method of sale, our fee, a marketing strategy and answer any questions you may have about the sales process or the property market. There is no charge for this service and you are under no obligation to put your property on the market.
2. Instruct Your Agent
If you decide to put your property on the market and instruct Tom O’Higgins Estate Agent the next step is to sign your Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA) agreement.
At this stage we recommend you inform your solicitor that you are putting your property on the market so they can begin to prepare a contract in case of a quick sale.
3. Pre-Sale Prep
Read our handy guide ‘Preparing Your Property For The Market’. Before launching your property to the market, we will prepare to implement the marketing plan which involves arranging high quality photos to be used on all the most important property portals on the ‘web’ and fully illustrated brochure along with floorplans and in-depth details of the property, signage and any other elements of the plan.
Before we commence marketing of your property a Building Energy Rating [BER] Certificate is required. You may already have one. If not, we can arrange one on your behalf.
4. On The Market
Tom O’Higgins Estate Agent will launch your property to the market and begin processing enquiries and gathering potential purchasers from our extensive database.
We arrange viewings at times to suit both buyers and sellers including outside office hours and at weekends and will keep you updated with feedback from the viewings. As offers come in we will negotiate the best price on your behalf. The seller has the final say on what offer to accept (if any!).
5. Sale Agreed
Once you agree to accept an offer we go ‘Sale Agreed’. At this stage we take in a booking deposit and issue a sales advice notice to your nominated solicitor. If the buyers require access to the property to conduct surveys and bank valuations they do so through us.
Contracts prepared by your solicitor are sent to the buyers to be signed before being counter signed by you. At this stage the balance of 10% of the sales price is paid over by the buyers and the sale is now binding.
Once the remaining funds have been paid over the sale is complete, we release the keys to the buyers and can immediately send you balance of funds remaining from the booking deposit.
We are on hand to offer any after sales advice you may need and will assist if required in the transferring of utilities etc.
'Before You Move, Talk To Tom'
Tom O’Higgins Estate Agent is a leading property service provider based in South Dublin. We have built a reputation as straight-talking sales and letting agents with expert knowledge of the local property market that are focused on achieving the best possible results for our clients.