Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions :
Selling my property:
What is the first step?
First of all you need to receive a valuation to find out how much your home is worth. Our Experienced agent will meet you at your property and will take a detailed walk around taking notes along the way of its current condition,location,size,type etc,he will then base the valuation on a number of comparables both sold and that appear on the current market in the same location also taking into account your properties decor and any past renovations including extensions and conversions to attic and anything else that may enhance the value to the home.
How much will it cost to sell my property?
Estate Agent Fees will either be a percentage of the purchase price, or a fixed fee. When estate agents visit to value your home, make sure they outline their fees so you can take these into account. DPM Estates currently offer a 1% fee ex vat which includes Free advertising Free photography and with no upfront fees no sale no fee…
From the 1st of January 2009 a BER certificate is compulsory for all homes being rented (barring those which are exempt but you should consult the SEI website for further information). A BER is similar to the energy label for a household electrical appliance like your fridge. The label has a scale of A-G. A-rated homes are the most energy efficient and G the least efficient.Please click here to access the SEAI website.DPM only using registered assessors and will arrange on your behalf to minimise the hassle.
Will DPM Estates advise on any works that may be required to enhance the sale of my property?
Our agents are fully experience in giving advice in the preparation for the sale your home and will do so prior to your home going on the open market.
Who conducts the viewings?
Once DPM Estates are engaged as your sole agent our experienced agents will carry out all viewings following on from our marketing campaign, if you decide to be present at the viewings it will be entirely up to you.
How long will it take to complete my sale?
Every sale is different. Both your position and the buyer’s position needs to be taken into account before this question can be answered accurately. If your home has been realistically valued, you should expect to receive offers within the first four weeks. Once an offer is accepted DPM Estates will require a deposit to secure along with proof of mortgage approval.Once this is in place a notification of sale is sent to your nominated solicitor.The exchange of contracts normally takes between 4 and 6 weeks and then completion is between 2 and 4 weeks later. So in total you should expect 12-14 weeks to complete the sale.Again this varies from sale to sale depending on surveyors reports or any planning issues that may arise so its always a good idea to have all in order prior to the property going to the market.
What is Conveyancing?
Conveyancing’ means the legal transfer of your property to the buyer, and you will need to employ a solicitor to make this happen. Prices will vary from solicitor to solicitor we at DPM Estates can recommend experienced firms we have used in the past but it is of no harm to shop around.
Letting You Property
The PRTB [Private Residential Tenancy Board] operates a national tenancy registration system. They also resolves disputes between landlords and tenants. It was established in 2004 and they provide policy advice to the government on the private rented sector. Their website is : http://www.prtb.ie