Selling Your Property
What is my Property worth?
Book a Free Market Appraisal with Keane Thompson and we will advise you on the current market value for selling your property. We generally advise people that in order to get a feel for the market, it’s a really good idea to keep an eye on similar properties for sale in your area, go along to viewings and check on the property register to compare final prices achieved.
Method of Sale
You have more options than you might think in terms of how we can sell your property:
Private Treaty – most people opt to sell their house by private treaty which simply means the normal route of putting your house on the market with an estate agent at an agreed asking price.
Auction – certainly not for everyone but can suit very distinctive or rare to market properties where competitive bidding is likely.
Off Market – a discreet sales approach allowing sellers to test the market without fully committing to selling.
Keane Thompson’s way of selling a property is about maximising value. This is not just in terms of the price achieved, but in the exposure your property gets throughout the sale.
Tailored Positioning – With access to all major property portals, we give considered thought to where your property is showcased, specifically targeting the right audience for your home.
Fully Mobilised – Our website design is fully responsive, meaning it adapts to the device you are using to access it (desktops, tablets and mobiles)
Make a Statement – Our high quality brochures are available in branches, at viewings and are emailed/posted to interested parties.
Eye-catching – Never underestimate how effective our hard-hitting, iconic For Sale boards are at grabbing the attention of passers-by.
Strike a Pose – Our professional photography and floor plans show your property off at its best.
Energy Rating Certificate (BER)
You are now required by law to have a Buildings Energy Rating (BER) Certificate for your property when it comes to the market. The aim is to make the energy performance of a building transparent and available to potential purchasers or tenants. This process will involve a BER assessor completing an appraisal of the property. The assessor will then submit all the relevant data to Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) who issue a certificate similar to the energy ratings on domestic electrical appliances, i.e. The range is from A to G depending on energy efficiency.
Agree to sell
When you agree to accept a buyer’s offer you will also need to agree on all of the items that are to be included in the sale and on a date for completion. The buyer will pay a deposit (typically 2.5%) at this stage as a sign of good faith, which is refundable if they decide to pull out of the sale before the contract signing phase. At this point the buyer may also arrange for a structural survey. Their lending institution will also arrange for a valuation.
Consider your offers
When buyers start making offers you can either accept one or stand firm and wait for higher ones. Keane Thompson will work on the sales negotiation to fight hard on our sellers’ behalf. We’ve created a culture through our values system, training and processes in which our negotiators work relentlessly and are determined to maximise value for you.
Contracts Signed & Exchanged
Your solicitor will invite you to sign unconditional contracts. The signed contract is firstly signed by the buyer and then sent back to your solicitor for counter-signing by you. The balance of the 10% deposit is paid by the buyer at this point.
This is when all the legal documents between purchaser and vendor have been signed and full ownership and occupation has been legally transferred to the purchaser. Your solicitor will arrange the completion date to suit your personal requirements and the remainder of the money from the sale (usually 90%) is transferred into your solicitor’s account.
Call us today to book your free appraisal or fill in the form below, we look forward to hearing from you!