Our Tips for Selling

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First Impressions Count

We want your property to appeal to as many people as possible. Remember that it’s always good to have your property presented in the best possible way. Well-presented homes tend to sell quicker and for higher prices. Prior to offering your property for sale, we would be delighted to spend some time with you and advise what improvements, if any, can be made.

Here are some tips to consider:

Your front door and driveway/garden are the first things your buyers will see when they come to your home. Spend time tidying up the outside of the house – plant flowers, trim bushes, weed, repaint the front door and gate. Ensure the front looks tidy and appealing.
A fresh coat of paint, new tiling or carpets if required, will bring a new lease of life to any room.

Got a dripping tap or a cracked tile? These will send the wrong message to potential buyers. From removing grubby sealant to replacing damaged areas of carpet, try and get all issues repaired before putting the house for sale.


If you’d rather not re-decorate, it is essential that your property is presented well before every viewing.  Dusting and polishing can spruce up a home enormously.  Pay special attention to the kitchen and bathrooms.  Make sure the beds are made.  Using plug-ins, scented candles or fresh flowers can create a clean light scent.


Clutter doesn’t sell homes, it makes them seem smaller and disorganised.  Take time to remove as much as possible without leaving the rooms bare.  Clear kitchen worktops as much as possible leaving just the kettle, coffee machine and fruit bowl.

Got a dripping tap or a cracked tile? These will send the wrong message to potential buyers. From removing grubby sealant to replacing damaged areas of carpet, try and get all issues repaired before putting the house for sale.

Consider your target market, buyers like to see clearly defined rooms.  Each room should have a clear function.  Try to tailor your space to appeal to the main group without alienating other groups that might be interested.  So if you feel that your target market is families, maybe turn that office space into a playroom or family room.

The Finer Details


If you have not yet appointed a solicitor you need to do so immediately and supply us with their name, company name, address, telephone number and email address.

If you are finding it difficult to find the right solicitor to meet your needs, we would be happy to provide you with a few recommendations of independent local solicitors from which to choose.

Once you have chosen a solicitor, we recommend that you contact your solicitor and get them to obtain the following:

  • Title Documents – If there is a mortgage on the property, your solicitor will have to write to the financial institution to obtain the necessary documentation.
  • Land Registry Folio Map and Filed Plan
  • Planning – have the planning checked out in relation to the property and that any planning issues be resolved prior to placing the property on the market.
  • Certificates of Compliance – if you have carried out any alterations or extensions to your property, you must have certificates of compliance on file for these.
  • A copy of the contract – so that we can have the document on file to show to any interested parties during the process of negotiations.

For the auction process, a contract is required to be available in the lead up to the auction in order for potential bidders to review carry out their due diligence.


A Building Energy Rating (BER) certificate is compulsory for all properties being rented or sold.

Please note that we need the BER Cert and Report prior to the property going for sale on the market. We can recommend some BER assessors or arrange for the assessment to be carried out for you.


O’Donnellan & Joyce have over 38 years of proven auction results.

We are Ireland’s Largest Independent Auction House and we are here to guide you through the auction process. We guarantee the best possible results for your property

Thinking of selling?

O’Donnellan & Joyce are proud to offer FREE “thinking of selling” property valuations. If you have a property that you are thinking of selling, contact us today for a no-obligation sales appraisal.

A member of our sales team will visit your property and conduct a valuation. They will inform as to the value of your property and advise you on which method of sale may best suit the property.

If you have any questions about the sales process, they will help you to better understand the steps involved.

If you instruct O’Donnellan & Joyce to sell your property, you can rest assured that your property is in the best hands. We will use our expertise and professional approach to ensure that you get the best possible price for your property. We will guide you through the sales process and promise to make it a quick and easy process.

Complete this “Request a Valuation” form and a member of our sales team will be in touch with you soon.

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