The benefits having a good Estate Agent in Dublin

The benefits having a good Estate Agent in Dublin

The benefits of having a good estate agent in Dublin

With Dublin’s high property prices, there’s no shortage of an estate agent in Dublin who wants to represent you and your property. Whether you’re selling or letting, you have a wide selection to choose from. But you may be asking yourself: what makes one estate agent better than the others?

If you’re selling, the most obvious answer is that a good estate agent will get you the best possible price for your property. But there’s more to it than that.

First of all, there are the fees. In Ireland, the typical commission charged on the sale of a house is between 1% and 2.5%, depending on the value of the house. More expensive homes are charged a higher commission, while less expensive ones are on the lower end of the spectrum. The best agents will charge you an appropriate commission, one that offers you value for money and doesn’t leave you feeling like you’re being ripped off.

Secondly, selling can be a long process, and you will therefore be interacting with your agent for an extended period of time. Because of this, you want your estate agent to be easy to get along with. You want them to be professional and polite, and to deal with your queries quickly and efficiently. If they do this, selling your property will be a pleasant experience, and you’ll be happy to deal with them again.

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Top Tips for Selling Your Home | Keane Thompson

Top Tips for Selling Your Home | Keane Thompson

The real estate market can be a tough and confusing place, but we can make it easier with our Top Tips for Selling Your Home guide.  What’s bad for sellers can be good for buyers, and especially these days as tech savvy buyers are out in spades trying to take advantage of the buyer’s market. We have compiled 10 things you can do to help sell your home.

1. Audit your agent’s online marketing. 92% of home hunters start their search online, and they won’t come to view your home if they aren’t compelled by your online listing. In real estate terms, compelling means nice pictures. Studies have shown that listings with more than 6 pictures are twice as likely to be viewed by buyers as listings that had fewer than 6 pictures.

2. Let your neighbours choose their neighbours. If you belong to resident’s association, neighbourhood watch or online message boards, send a link to your home’s online listing to your neighbours. There is also no harm inviting your neighbours to your open house, they can bring friends, relatives or other interested parties. This creates opportunities for your neighbours to sell the neighborhood to prospective buyers, although choose them wisely.

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