6 Steps To Selling Your Property
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 assess your property and discuss our recommendations regarding its sale. We will advise you as to our opinion of the method of sale, marketing strategy, our very reasonable fee structure and answer any questions you may have about the sales process and the property market. There is no charge for this assessment and you are under no obligation to put your property on the market.
2. Instruct Your Agent
Having decided to go to market and instruct Tom O’Higgins Estate Agent the next step is to sign your Property Service Regulatory Authority (PSRA) agreement.
At this stage we recommend you inform your solicitor that you are selling so they can begin to prepare the contract.
3. Pre-Sale Prep
Our handy guide 'Preparing Your Property For The Market' has many useful tips. Before launching your property on the market, we will tailor a marketing plan to suit your property which involves arranging high quality photos to be used 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 a cert on your behalf.
4. On The Market
Having commenced the campaign we 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 are made we will negotiate the best price on your behalf. You have 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 purchasers require access to the property to conduct surveys and mortgage 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 point the balance of 10% of the sales price is paid over by the purchasers 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'
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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.