You need to like and trust the person you choose to sell you property. We’ll meet so that we can listen to and understand your needs. We’ll value your property and discuss options. There is no obligation to take it any further and there is no charge.
The sales process step by step:
Once you’ve decided you’d like Haines to sell your property for you, we’ll agree our fee and a marketing budget. We’ll also agree the method and timing of the sale.
You’ve given us your business – now we need professional photos. Our photographer will arrive at a convenient time to take the pictures. We’ll email you our tips for having your property photographed in advance of his arrival.
Your property needs to have a Building Energy Rating (BER) before we can list it for you. We can arrange this service for you at a nominal fee. Please click here to access the SEAI website which gives detailed information.
We’ll produce a beautiful brochure that captures the essence of your property without forgetting about the nitty-gritty. Part of the brochure is the floorplan which we’ll create.
We’re ready to go! First things first – the property goes live on the internet – on all the relevant property websites. Then we’ll advertise it in the media, in The Irish Times on Thursdays and The Irish Independent on Fridays. Weekend advertising is popular too so we’ll have a plan.
We’re available to show well after most agents have gone home. We’ll give you plenty of notice of viewings and update you after each viewing so you’re not left in the dark.
We’ve got an offer! We’ll negotiate to get you the best price possible and won’t settle for second best. That’s our promise to you.
We’ll accept a booking deposit from the buyer and send your solicitor a sales advice note detailing the transaction. They will prepare the Contract for Sale and forward it together with the title deeds to the buyer’s solicitor.
The buyer will generally instruct a building surveyor to inspect the property and inform the buyer regarding defects or other issues that require attention. This can take a number of hours to complete.
The buyer signs the contract which is sent back to your solicitor together with the deposit which is usually 10% of the agreed price, less the booking deposit. You’ll then sign the contract with your solicitor meaning the sale is now binding on both parties.
Both solicitors have work to do and there will be a lull as the excitement of the sales process quietens. We’ll keep in contact with the solicitors to make sure nothing untoward is holding up the transaction and will keep you advised along the way.