What are the steps to selling your house?

•    Arrange for a valuation.  Palmer Auctioneers would be delighted to carry out a free, no obligation, appraisal of your property.
•    Confirm the particulars of the sale with your agent and sign a PSRA (Property Services Regulatory Authority) agreement (legal requirement).
•    Arrange for a BER (Building Energy Rating). If you wish we can arrange this for you.
•    Appoint / inform your solicitor that you intend to sell your property.  Your solicitor will need to draft the sale contract.
•    Notify whoever holds the deeds (generally your solicitor / financial institution) that you intend to place your property for sale.

Once a property has been sale agreed how long does the sale take to close?

No two sales are the same and there are a number of variables but a typical sale will take 6-8 weeks to close.

Are there any additional costs apart from the agents fee?
  • Solicitor fees.
  • Additional marketing costs such as newspaper / media advertising (if required and always agreed in advance with the client).
What happens to the deposit if a sale falls through?

The deposit is really a gesture of good faith on the part of the purchaser and is fully refundable at any stage until the contracts for the sale of the property are signed and exchanged.