Selling a home

Get ready to move…

Step by Step Guide to Moving

1. Contact

Contact any of the FOUR McGranaghan Estate offices for a free Valuation...T: 90 30 90 30

2. Instruction

From the vendor (the property owner) to commence the selling process of your home.

Taking You Through the Legalities

  1. The Estate Agency Act 1979

  2. The Money Laundry Regulations 2003

  3. The Energy Performance of Buildings

4. Marketing Your Property

Compliance with the Misdescriptions Act 1991

5. Viewings

Notification from your sales negotiator about applicants who wish to view your property.

6. Offers

Notification from your sales negotiator about applicants who wish to make an offer on your property.

7. Contacting the purchasers mortgage company

Asking for written confirmation on whether the applicant has their finance in place to purchase.

8. Agreeing an Offer

Consultation with yourself about agreeing an offer.

9. Solicitor notification

Advising the solicitor as to who has purchased your property and the value it has been agreed at.

10. Exchange of Contracts

Continual contact with the solicitor to check that the house sale is proceeding without delay.

11. Exchange of Contracts

Once your solicitor has instructed our office they are in funds, we will contact your good-self and advise you that your house sale is now complete.

Prepare yourself to sell your house

Do your best to see the house, no longer as your home, but as a product to be marketed.

This takes some work, especially if you have been in the home for a number of years and have many memories there, but it is necessary if you want to maximize your properties potential.

Consider a professional house inspection. An inspection will most likely uncover any major defects before they can cause trouble with a potential buyer. It also is a signal to buyers that you are a responsible seller.

Prepare the house. Stand back and look at your house as objectively as possible. Would you buy this home? Ask friends and neighbours to do the same, asking them to be totally honest. Overlooking flaws could cost you money! Get them fixed before you put the house on the market.

Do what is necessary to make your house stand out from the competition. Make certain that your house is fresh, clean, and well maintained.

Remove most of the imprint that you have made on the house. Having a few family pictures around.

Prepare for a viewing

Give all family members assigned jobs in advance that will go into action when a short-notice showing is scheduled. Everyone must know their duties and carry them out, so that you don't end up banging into one another trying to get everything done quickly.

Open every window. All curtains and blinds should be positioned to let in maximum light. Buyers like a house to be "light and bright," so accommodate them! Turn on as many lights as possible.

Make sure the house smells good. Baking, often recommended, may be overdoing it, but pet odours, cigarette smoke, or greasy cooking odours definitely will not work! Air the house just before the scheduled showing, but close the windows (unless it is a perfect day) before they arrive.

Six very important words: no clutter, no clutter, no clutter!

Make sure that everything is spotless. Pay particular attention to the bathrooms and the kitchen. In the bathrooms, towels should be fresh and clean, sinks and baths scrubbed, and the floor freshly cleaned. In the kitchen, make sure all dishes are put away and surfaces and sinks cleaned.

Remove pets from the house, or at least, keep them outside.

McGranaghan Estate fully support the Misdescriptions Act 1991 and employees that are members of the OEA. If you would like to discuss anything to do with the Act or our commitment to fair property descriptions, please contact us on T: 90 30 90 30. With your help, we will promote your property to its fullest extent, ensuring that all descriptions are accurate, realistic and reliable pictures around.

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