Thinking of Selling?

Due to a significant uplift in market demand, we have a large database of ready to go buyers. If you are thinking of selling, we are happy to undertake a FREE, NO OBLIGATION APPRAISAL, of your property and advise on value, presentation and marketing.

As a long established and well respected Auctioneering firm with extensive local knowledge, our experience will prove invaluable in your proposed sale. We will advise and guide at each stage of the sales process in order to secure the optimum price for your property and within an acceptable time frame.

With up to 90% of home owners starting their search on the internet, it is imperative that your property gets the best possible exposure, to the widest markets, both locally and internationally.

Under our stewardship, your property will get just that.

We promote all our properties on daft.ie, property.ie, franksweeney.ie, facebook & other portals. We also use office display boards, property lists, sales brochures and signage.

We can be available for viewings at short notice. Evening and weekend appointments are generally not a problem. At Frank Sweeney & Co. we have a comprehensive database of clients seeking to purchase every conceivable type of property.

If you have a property to sell why not avail of our free valuation and consultation service. We will visit the property, discuss your options and advise on value and marketing.

Following our meeting you will be best placed to make those all important decisions.

Free Property Appraisal

For many, selling their family home or principal asset can be a daunting challenge. When should I sell?  How do I present my property in the best light? What is my property worth?

Frank Sweeney & Co. are happy to address these questions and any other concerns you may have by calling to your property and providing a free market appraisal. We will advise on value, presentation, marketing and legal requirements. Following our visit, you will be best placed to make the all-important decisions.

This service is FREE, confidential and without obligation. Simply complete the form below and Brian will be in touch to arrange a suitable time to visit your home.

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Preparing your home for sale

First Impressions

Before making an appointment to view your home many potential purchasers will visit the area and view the property from the road.

Depending on the “Kerb Appeal” they may or may not make that appointment. A bit of effort with small and in-expensive improvements can make a significant difference.

Paint the wall, mend the fence, cut the grass, clean the gutters, weed the flower bed, sweep the path, hide the wheelie bin. All these minor improvements help to make our home more inviting. Stand at the gate and look in, stand at the door and look out. Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. Does this property look tatty and neglected or does it look cherished and well maintained?

Inside

Inside your home should be clean, bright and clutter free. Clean the place from top to bottom getting rid of redundant gadgets, broken furniture, anything that is taking up valuable space. A good clear-out will make the rooms look more spacious. There should be enough space for people to walk through your home un-hindered yet adequate furniture and effects to convey each room’s purpose.

The cleaner your home is the more inviting it will be. Remember, those viewing have to imagine themselves living in this space. In particular, kitchens and bathrooms should be squeaky clean. Simple improvements such as painting a ceiling, re-grouting tile work,

fitting a new shower curtain, changing taps or replacing broken door handles will make a significant difference.

A property which is welcoming and well maintained will always win favour with the prospective purchaser.

Bright and Airy

Natural light is always a winner with home buyers. Windows should be sparkling clean with curtains fully opened in order to make the space as bright as possible.  If necessary, cut back overgrown hedges or tress which may be blocking the natural light from entering the house. Just as the smell of home-made bread and freshly brewed coffee make your home more welcoming, lingering and un-pleasant odours will have an adverse effect on the potential buyer.

If decorating, use neutral colours. Neutral colours make the room look bigger and brighter. Neutral colours sell.

Pets

Your potential purchaser may or may not be a pet lover. Regardless of their preference, pets should be outside the home during viewings.

Viewings

Although not always feasible, if possible it is better to vacate the property during viewings. Those viewing will be more relaxed and better able to assess the property if the home owner is not present. Remember we want to sell, so we make the viewing as pleasant and stress free for the prospective purchaser as we can.

Price

You want to get the best possible price for your property, we want to get that price for you. It is vital to have a realistic guide price for your property. If you value it too high, you will have few viewings if any. If you value too low, the price achieved may be too low. Frank Sweeney & Co. are best placed to guide you through this process.

Other considerations

Appoint a solicitor to look after the legal formalities associated with the sale. Before marketing your property, you must have a Building Energy Rating (BER) carried out on the property. Frank Sweeney & Co. can recommend suitably qualified assessors for your area.

As obliged, your Estate Agent should put in place a Letter of Engagement outlining all relevant details pertaining to the services being provided, fees charged etc. Make sure you have a copy of this document.

Throughout the sales process you will have considerable dealings with your selling  agent so it is very important to make the correct choice. Speak to different agents, invite them to your home and familiarize yourself with the selling process. Let them appraise the property, advise on marketing, value and sales strategy.

Don’t be fooled by the agent suggesting the highest value or the lowest fee. In order to sell the price needs to be realistic. The property with the exaggerated price tag is generally the one which doesn’t sell. Choose an agent who is a good  communicator, someone that will relate well with potential buyers just as you want them to relate to you.Choose someone of integrity and professionalism, a member of a recognized body such as The Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV).

Most important, trust your instinct. Choose the agent that makes you feel comfortable, the one you believe you can trust, the agent you know will have your best interests at heart, the one that will work hardest to ensure the experience is as effective and rewarding as it can be….. Choose Frank Sweeney & Co.