Selling Your Home
At Fox & Gallagher, we understand that selling your home is one of the most important decisions you can make in life. That is why, we aim to make the sale process as smooth as possible from start to finish. Our goal is to achieve the maximum price for our client’s properties within a quick time frame.
1. Get Your Property Appraised
We provide a free market appraisal.
2. Request Your Title Deeds
We recommend that you request your title deeds after you decide you want to sell your home.
3. Preparing Your Home for Sale
We will give you tips and advice when preparing your home for sale.
4. Marketing Plan
Our marketing plan is one devised of the traditional advertising along with a pro-active social media package.
5. Advertise Your Home
Your home will go on all platforms to reach maximum exposure.
6. Appoint a Solicitor
It’s always wise to chat with your solicitor to inform them you have your home on the market. They will be ready as soon as you go sale agreed.
7. Receiving Offers
You will start to receive offers on your home.
8. Sale Agreed
When you are happy with the final price, you will go Sale Agreed. This is where all the groundwork we put in before this step will start to fall into place and make this process run smooth.
We will liaise with both solicitors and keep you up to date with regular updates. Our reviews verify this.
10. Property Closes
It is time to celebrate as your sale has closed. We will do the final bill and send the remainder of the deposit will be sent to your solicitor.
Request Tile Deeds from Bank
If you have a mortgage on the property, you must notify the bank that you are thinking of selling. If you own the house out right, then your solicitor will have your title deeds. You can notify your solicitor that you are thinking of selling, as it can take up to six months to retrieve the deeds depending on the bank.
BER – Building Energy Rating
A building energy rating (BER) is required when selling or renting your property. If you have made changes to the boiler, upgraded insulation etc, it would be advised to get a new certificate. No property can be advertised without a BER certificate.
Mapping – Registration of Land Registry
All properties sold are registered with the Land Registry Office, therefore a boundary folio map is required. Your solicitor may have this on file, if not, you will need to get a boundary map done for the sale of the property.
LPT Tax & Household Charge
You are liable to pay LPT if you are a homeowner of a liable property on the liability date after 1st May 2013. All LPT must be up to date and paid.
If the property has management fees, these must be paid in full before the property is sold. If they are not paid in, the fees can be taken out of the sales proceeds.
NPPR (Non Private Principle Residence)
The annual charge of €200 per property applies for all years from 2009 – 2013. This was in place for owners who didn’t live in the property. If you were in the property between these years you must prove this with a utility bill for those years. Tax due for same – Letter of discharge from your utility company.
ID and Proof of Address
If you are happy for our company to sell your property, we will require a copy of your ID and a proof of address to have on file for PSRA compliance. As a form of ID, it can be a driving licence, Social security card or Passport. As proof of address a utility bill with your name and address on it would be sufficient.