Top Tips for Selling Your Home

We are delighted to share another article for our new RedFM Properties section, in association with Savills Cork. This week’s article is full of tips for people selling their properties. When you are thinking of selling your property, it’s not  just advice on the price that is important, it is also the advice on preparing the property for sale. This ensures that the property is given the best opportunity to achieve the very best price, in a timely manner.


At Savills, they advise clients about all aspects of selling their homes and understand property, the sales process and the best strategy, market conditions and client worries. If a property is well prepared for sale in advance, not only will you achieve a great price, but it will significantly reduce stress levels for everyone involved. Savills will advise you on the value and appropriate guide price for your property, but there is more to it than that.


We are delighted to team up with Savills to take you through the following to help you sell your property to achieve the very best price:

Home preparation

Preparation can include tips on painting, servicing heating systems, window and door servicing, de-cluttering, garden maintenance and overall presentation. This can dramatically increase your return for a faction of investment.

Title Deeds/Finance Advice

If you have a mortgage, your solicitor will contact your bank in advance of selling and request the title documents. It is best to do this as soon as you decide to sell to avoid delays once the property has been sale agreed. It is also important to consult with your bank or mortgage broker in advance to arrange a new mortgage or arrange transfer of your existing mortgage.


Notify your solicitor as soon as you have decided to sell. They provide you with a check list of documents that they will need to prepare contracts for the sale. These will include, title documents, planning documents, LPT receipts, BER certification, Anti-money laundering documents and more.


If you are selling your property, you solicitor will ask you for a “Land Registry Compliant Map”, which is necessary for conveyance. Rights-of-way/ easements will also be shown and are a legal requirement if you wish to maintain access to your land through land owned by others. You must register, rights of way wayleaves, wells, pipes, etc. Boundary disputes may only come to light during the sale process and seriously endanger a sale.


Planning/ Building Regulations

Double check that your property is compliant with the planning permission granted and building regulations. It may be many years since the house was built and you may take it for granted that everything is in order, but it may not be. If you have any doubts regarding extensions, entrance gates, attic conversions, garden rooms/garages, any other modifications, engage with an engineer, ask them to advise you and if remedies are needed.

Marketing & Advertising

Savills will take you through the all the possibilities including preparation of the brochure, floor plans, professional photography, video, social media, sales platforms, print media advertising, newspaper editorial coverage. These are all on a local, national, and international basis. As the market leaders we have the best tools available to achieve the best price for you.

So it’s not just advice on the price that is important, it’s much more. Savills want the best for you and with you are in safe hands. For a market appraisal, without obligation contact Savills Cork office on 0214271371 or get in touch here. If you want to contact the Savills Residential Staff click here.


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