Selling your Home is personal. At Colliers International we make the selling process smooth and hassle-free while always ensuring you get the maximum market price for your property.

We listen and offer a tailor-made service to each and every client. This is a helpful Step-by-Step Guide to get you started on the journey towards selling.

1. Appraisal

Colliers International offer a complimentary market appraisal of your property.

2. Method of Sale

We advise you on the best option for your property.

In a Private Treaty sale, the seller nominates an asking price or price guide. Colliers then market the property over a period of time and negotiates with prospective buyers on your behalf to secure a sale.

The Public Auction occurs on a predetermined date and location, when interested parties compete to purchase. Previous to the auction, the property would have undergone an extensive marketing campaign to generate enough competition. The property is then sold to the highest bidder at the fall of the hammer.

A Discreet Off Market sale might be ideal for ‘luxury properties’ in Dublin and across the country. It allows the seller to engage in a discreet sale and test the market without full commitment to selling.

3. Viewings

  • Preparation is key
  • Have the house professionally cleaned
  • Painting walls, skirting boards, cornices and doors refresh your house making it feel bright and new
  • Clear all clutter to make space appear welcoming, larger and more open
  • Adding flowers,  candles and soft furnishing make the property more inviting and cosy
  • Make minor repairs such as fixing leaking taps, loose doors handles, replace light-bulbs

4.  Legals

You will need to appoint a solicitor to carry out conveyancing. Solicitors charge a fee that is usually calculated as a percentage of the sale price or it can be a flat fee.

5. Marketing

We create a tailored marketing campaign specific to your property. This includes Sign Boards, Brochures, Advertisements, Digital Campaigns and Editorial.

6. Energy Rating  Certificate (BER)

It is a legal requirement to make the energy performance of a building transparent. A BER assessor completes an appraisal and submits the data to Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) who issue a BER Certificate for your house. Listed buildings are exempt.

7. Offers

All offers are presented to you for consideration. There are no legal obligations to sell until such time as you are happy to accept an agreed offer for your house.

8. Acceptance

Once an offer is accepted, a booking deposit (usually up to 5% of the purchase price) is paid by the purchaser. This is refundable if you or the purchaser decide not to proceed with the sale prior to signing of contract.

9. Survey

The purchaser’s lender/bank need to know that the property is in good order and will carry out a bank valuation before the mortgage/finance can be drawn down. A survey is also be completed by the purchaser.

10. Contracts

Your solicitor then invites you to sign unconditional contracts. The contract is signed by the purchaser and sent back to your solicitor for counter-signing by you. The balance of the deposit is paid by the purchaser at this point.        

11. Completion

This can take anywhere from a few days to a few months - depending on legal formalities. The remainder of the purchase price is transferred from the purchaser’s solicitor’s client account, into your solicitor’s client account.

The sale of your house is then complete.