Thinking Of Selling?
Selling your property can be a stressful time, full of questions and concerns. Ed Dempsey & Associates take the hassle out of the selling process by putting the needs of you, the customer, at the core of everything we do. Our experienced property professionals guide you through the sales process, combining market knowledge, innovative solutions and a personalised service to deliver exceptional results. Most importantly, we’re here to ensure that you get the best price for your property.
With Ed Dempsey & Associates as your agent you can monitor the sale of you home online 24/7 365 days a year - with our on-line portal you can track viewings and offers in real time; our best in class technology puts you in control of the sale. However we are always available by phone if you need us – or just want to chat about the progress of the sale.
Why Choose Us
- With more than 25 years’ experience as an estate agent Ed Dempsey and his team are expertly qualified and driven to meet the individual needs of all customers.
- We are committed to our core principals – integrity, professionalism, communication and a personal service.
- We always put the customer first and have a detailed understanding of their objectives.
- We will always tell you the truth about prices, not just what you want to hear.
- We are always available to deal with your concerns, and supply you with regular updates.
- We promote all properties for sale on all major web portals including myhome.ie & daft.ie.
“We needed an Estate Agent in Dublin to sell my mothers house. They were great to deal with. Kept us informed all the way. A great experience”
Steps to Selling Success
The first thing to do is to get a valuation of your property. The easiest way for an estate agent to win your business is simply to suggest a flatteringly high figure but many people who fall into this trap live to regret it when the agent can’t deliver. Interview your agent and ask them to explain how they arrived at the valuation….
Choose an agent that you like! One who has the integrity to offer straight-talking advice and has the ability to keep you informed every step of the way, before, during and after the sale, thereby minimising the stress of moving.
At this point you should instruct your Solicitor to take up the title deeds from the bank so there is no un-necessary delay once a purchaser is introduced. If there are any extensions/ additions to the property you may need a Certificate of Compliance – we can put you in contact with a suitably qualified Building Surveyor or Architect who can prepare this important documentation.
First impressions really do count. People will often find a property on-line and take a discrete drive-by to have a look at the outside. So what should you do to prepare for this? Pretend you a buyer – take a critical look at the exterior of your property – does it look neat and tidy? Does it look well-presented and inviting? Does it have ‘kerb appeal’?
We will always engage the services of a professional photographer to take top quality images and prepare floor plans; these are a vital selling tool, some agents don’t do this and we feel this is very foolish. All properties we offer for sale on the open market are placed on both myhome and daft.ie.
Needless to say we will always accompany viewers. We don’t employ part time inexperienced viewers to show houses. If you appoint us to sell your property you will always have an experienced and highly professional agent doing the viewings and negotiating with buyers working for you throughout the entire sales process.
Via our on-line bidding package as soon as an offer is received you will be instantly notified. Bidders must upload their proof of funding and identity documents thus ensuring transparency and a permanent record is kept. Any special conditions of the offer will also be stated in writing and we will check the buyer’s ability to proceed before you decide whether or not to accept the offer. We will always discuss the offer with you and offer our advice.
Once an offer has been accepted the proposed purchaser will pay a booking deposit –which we will hold subject to contract until the closing of the sale. Typically this will be €7,000 – €10,000. Often the proposed purchaser will arrange for a building survey to be completed. The lending bank will require a mortgage valuation too. Both are up to the proposed purchaser to organise.
Normally there is a bit of back and forth between your Solicitor and the proposed purchasers’ Solicitor as they agree the technical legal issues of the contract for sale. The purchasers sign the contract firstly and pays the balance of 10% of the purchase price(difference between booking deposit and 10%) to your Solicitor. You as vendor then sign the contracts. At this point you have sold your property. Congratulations !
A few weeks later (on a pre-agreed date between the two Solicitors), the sale closes and you hand over keys.