What You Should Know When Selling Your Property
Updated: May 26
Moving home can be one of the most stressful experiences of a person’s life, made even more stressful if you have to take care of the selling of your home, too.
Not only is there a massive amount of organization and paperwork involved when moving home, but leaving a space that has lots of sentimental and nostalgic value can be tough. That being said, if you are thinking of selling your property, whether it be a home or commercial space, there are a number of measures you can take to ensure that this transition goes as smoothly as possible. Here, the team at Property Properly Portlaoise will explain how.
Select a Quality Estate Agents’ Service and Solicitor
Before selling your home, it’s important to contact a reputable solicitor to help streamline the process and make selling your home easier.
The solicitor will take up the Deeds from the lending institution, check your planning situation regarding any extensions or developments and check the maps for any boundary issues.
Contacting a Solicitor in advance of selling will help you to avoid any delays in the sale as issues like the LPT, NPPR charges, septic tank registration, planning etc, which can be dealt with in advance of the sale.
Another important thing to do before selling your home is to thoroughly research estate agent services in your locality and select a qualified and licensed auctioneer.
Real estate agents are experts when it comes to property services, offering quality advice, recommendations, and actionable plans to help make the selling of your property as hassle-free as possible.
A quality estate agent service will take care of the nitty-gritty when it comes to selling your home or commercial space to make it a hassle-free experience. Here at Property Properly, we offer comprehensive estate agent services including looking after initial inspection and valuations, giving you a considered opinion as to what price you can expect based on current market conditions, sales instructions, letters of compliance and BER Certs (If you do not have BER Cert we can organise this for you) to be given to the Auctioneers, sales fees to be agreed, marketing, advertisement on our own website, daft.ie and our offices, and viewing arrangements, which are agreed with you or existing tenants beforehand.
We also offer services helping you with offers and negotiations, ensuring to achieve the best for your property. Once an offer is accepted, we secure a booking deposit which is held by us as stakeholders. This booking deposit is fully refundable to the purchaser until the time that contract is signed.
The deposit represents the start of the Sale Agreed process and we will instruct your solicitor to prepare and exchange contracts.
Our range of comprehensive estate agent services exist so that you can focus on moving home without the stress of simultaneously trying to sell your property alone.
On completion of the same, prior to the closing date, the final fee note will be forwarded to your solicitor and discharged when the sale is closed. Once the sale is closed, the keys are released to the new owner.
Organise Your Documents
One of the most time-consuming aspects of selling a property can be organising and filing all the relevant documents needed before the sale. Before you sell your home, you should try to find and organise all of the relevant paperwork needed so that a sale can go through as effortlessly as possible when the time comes. The easiest way of getting this paperwork together is by hiring a solicitor and real estate agent to help. A solicitor can help with a variety of legal paperwork, including deeds, planning paperwork, LPT, NPPR charges, septic tank registration, planning permissions, and more. Here at Property Properly, we can help you with documents including sale instructions, letters of compliance, and BER certs. We can even help you to get a BER cert if you don’t already have one. These organisations should also be contacted to notify them of your selling of the property. If you’re unsure of how to go about finding and organising this paperwork, a real estate agent can help
Make the Home Presentable
No matter how structurally sound your property may be, buyers need to imagine what they would look and feel like in the home, which is why it’s important to make your property look immaculately clean, tidy, and presentable before viewings. Potential buyers are more drawn to empty, bright spaces so it is recommended to clear out the property fully and hire a professional cleaning company to ensure that the space is gleaming before viewings begin. As well as this, make sure to repair and replace any small faults in the house such as broken door handles, cracked tiles, and scuffed floors. Despite being small faults, these can really affect the impression of the property.
Where Do I Start?
When choosing to sell your home, it can be difficult to know where to start, but having a knowledgeable real estate agent can make all the difference. Property Properly Laois provides comprehensive real estate agent services to domestic and commercial customers across Laois and the surrounding areas, looking after all areas of property buying, selling, auctioneering, valuations, and more. Our sister company, Cleaning Properly, is a high-quality professional cleaning company offering end of tenancy and property for sale cleaning services at great prices to ensure that your home or commercial space has the best chance of selling for a great price when the time comes. Overall, the entire process of selling your home should take 3 to 4 months without any delays and clean title on the property. We at Property Properly will guide you every step of the way and try to prevent problems from developing and make sure the entire process is hassle-free. For more information on any of our services, just get in touch today.