Whether selling property without an estate agent, or buying property directly from a property owner, you will have many questions.
The following are the most common questions put to the Sellityourself.ie team. If you have a question which isn't answered here, please call us on 1850 663333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Q. Is an Estate Agent necessary to sell my property?
A. No. There is a common misconception that estate agents are necessary to sell property and that they have some involvement in the legal side of the property sale. This is not so. The estate agent plays no part in the legal aspect of your house sale.
Q. I am already with an estate agent, can I also list my property on Sellityourself.ie?
A. If you are using an estate agent you may still list your property on Sellityourself.ie, as long as you have not signed Sole Selling Rights over to your Estate Agent. Many property sellers on our website are also with an estate agent. You may be surprised at how eager your estate agent becomes once they learn you are also selling direct. More details.
Q. Do I need to hire a Solicitor if selling with Sellityourself.ie?
A. Yes. We absolutely recommend hiring a solicitor. Your solicitor handles all legal aspects of the property sale, regardless of whether you sell your property on Sellityourself.ie or with an Estate Agent.
To find a solicitor in your area, click here.
Q. How much can I save by selling without an Estate Agent?
A. The average commission charged by Estate Agents is 1.5% of your property value. You must then add 23% VAT to this. This is the amount you stand to save by selling with Sellityourself.ie.
On a house valued at €350,000, you would save €6,457.00
For more details please click here.
Q. How much does it cost to sell my property with Sellityourself.ie
A. A once off fee of only €150. No Commission charges.
Q. Do I receive a For Sale signboard?
A. Yes, a 2ft x 2ft professional signboard is included free of charge. You will also receive a free Pointer Board - essential for property that is off a main traffic route. For full details on our boards, please click here.
Q. What is included in the €150 fee?
A. A property listing on Sellityourself.ie until your property is sold. A free For Sale Signboard and a free Pointer Board. Newspaper ad management service. The ability to automatically create property brochures and much more. For full details click here.
Q. How do I list my property on Sellityourself.ie?
A. You can place your property on our website instantly using our online forms and uploading your digital photos. Alternatively you can email or post your property details to us, along with photos and we will gladly list your property at no extra cost.
For complete step by step instructions on placing your property online, please click here.
Q. Can I change my property listing after it goes live?
A. Yes. You can edit your property listing as often as you like, at any time of the day or night. Simply log in with your username and password and you are brought directly to the Members Area. Click on Edit Property.
Q. Can I see how often my property listing has been viewed?
A. Yes. Simply log in with your username and password and click on View Current Property. You will then see details of the number of people who have viewed your property.
Q. I have seen a property on your website that I am interested in. What do I do now?
A. If the property owner has supplied a telephone number, then simply call the owner, express your interest and arrange a suitable time to view the property.
Alternatively you can send the owner an email via our private mailing system. You must register with Sellityourself.ie to use this facility.
Q. Should I be wary of buying directly from a property owner?
A. Not at all. By dealing with the owner directly you will receive the answer to any question you have about the property. You can also get a better feel for the property and the neighbourhood by talking to the owner. Also if you place an offer you can get direct feedback, and no frustrating wait for the middle man to get back to you!
Once you have agreed a price with the property owner, you will appoint a surveyor and a solicitor in exactly the same manner as if you had found your property via an estate agent.
Q. Do I pay a booking deposit to the property owner?
A. No. Never hand money or cheques over to the property owner. All money should be handled by the solicitors for both parties.
Q. How do I find property on Sellityourself.ie?
A. Click on our "Property Search" link at the top of each page. You can then search for properties by area, by price or by type of property.
If you've seen one of our For Sale signs, you can enter the ID number in the Sign ID box and click search.
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