Which professionals to consider before appointing an Estate Agent to sell your home.

In our Rathfarnham Branch we like to make the sales process as seamless as possible and will take time to guide you through the process.

Selling is a stressful process but by doing a little groundwork one can make the process easier and take some of the stress out of the equation. When preparing to sell your home, there are several professionals you may want to consider contacting prior to going to market:


  1. Estate Agent: We may be biased but this is a really important one in our view. A good estate agent can provide guidance and expertise throughout the selling process. They can help you determine the right price to go to market at, how to market your home with the best photos, video and brochure, negotiate offers, and handle the paperwork involved in the transaction. Our role does not stop when we agree the sale, we are there to hold your hand throughout the process, to help expedite issues when they arise, to give opening and counsel during stressful periods and to ultimately work with you to achieve the end goal of the closing of the sale. 


  1. Home Stager: A stager can help you present your home in the best possible light to potential buyers. They can provide advice on decluttering, rearranging furniture, and adding decorative touches to enhance the appeal of your home.


  1. Architect/engineer: If you have extended or altered any aspect of your property you will likely need certificates of compliance with building regulations and certificates of compliance with/or exemption from planning permission.


  1. Mortgage Broker or Lender: If you plan to purchase a new home after selling your current one, it is important to consult with a mortgage broker or lender to understand your financing options and get pre-approved for a new loan.


  1. Solicitor: It is crucial to appoint a solicitor early in the process and ask them to request the title documents from the bank so that the contracts can be prepared in advance of a sale being agreed. One of the most common causes of sales falling through is delay in the issuing of contracts and with some lenders currently taking up to 14 weeks (though it should be 2) it is crucial this request is made early before the property goes to market. We would advise that it is best to only launch a property once your solicitor has confirmed they have received these documents.  They can review contracts, assist with negotiations, and provide legal advice throughout the process.


Remember to research and choose professionals who have experience and a good reputation in their respective fields. It's also a good idea to get recommendations from friends, family, or your solicitor or estate agent. In our Rathfarnham Branch we like to make the process as seamless as possible and will take time to guide you through the process. All our offices are open for you to drop in and talk through the process and we always love to meet in person, either at the office or your property to answer any questions you might have.


Jamie Douglas

Hunters Estate Agent Ltd

Rathfarnham Branch.


Contact us.


47 Donnybrook Road, Dublin 4, D04 VY99


(01) 668 0008


2 Brighton Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18


(01) 289 7840


4 Castle Street, Dalkey, Co Dublin


(01) 275 1640


1 Saint Marys Terrace, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14


(01) 493 5410