Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions :
SELLING MY PROPERTY:
What is the first step?
First of all you need to receive a valuation to find out how much your home is worth. Our Experienced agent will meet you at your property and will take a detailed walk around taking notes along the way of its current condition,location,size,type etc,he will then base the valuation on a number of comparables both sold and that appear on the current market in the same location also taking into account your properties decor and any past renovations including extensions and conversions to attic and anything else that may enhance the value to the home.If you need you home valued please click here and we will offer a 24 hour turn around on the valuation type you need.
How much will it cost to sell my property?
Estate Agent Fees will either be a percentage of the purchase price, or a fixed fee. When estate agents visit to value your home, make sure they outline their fees so you can take these into account. DPM Estates currently offer a 1% fee ex vat which includes Free advertising Free photography and with no upfront fees no sale no fee…
From the 1st of January 2009 a BER certificate is compulsory for all homes being rented (barring those which are exempt but you should consult the SEI website for further information). A BER is similar to the energy label for a household electrical appliance like your fridge. The label has a scale of A-G. A-rated homes are the most energy efficient and G the least efficient.Please click here to access the SEAI website.DPM only uses registered assessors and will arrange on your behalf to minimize the hassle.
Will DPM Estates advise on any works that may be required to enhance the sale of my property?
Our agents are fully experienced in giving advice in the preparation for the sale of your home and will do so prior to your home going on the open market.
Who conducts the viewings?
Once DPM Estates are engaged as your sole agent our experienced agents will carry out all viewings following on from our marketing campaign, if you decide to be present at the viewings it will be entirely up to you.
How long will it take to complete my sale?
Every sale is different. Both your position and the buyer’s position needs to be taken into account before this question can be answered accurately. If your home has been realistically valued, you should expect to receive offers within the first six to Eight weeks. Once an offer is accepted by the vendor DPM Estates will require a deposit to secure along with proof of mortgage approval and other relevant criteria.Once this is in place a notification of sale is then sent to your nominated solicitor.The exchange of contracts normally takes between 4 and 6 weeks and then completion is between 2 and 4 weeks later. So in total you should expect 12-14 weeks to complete the sale.Again this varies from sale to sale depending on surveyors reports or any planning issues that may arise so its always a good idea to have all in order prior to the property going to the market.
What is Conveyancing?
Conveyancing’ means the legal transfer of your property to the buyer, and you will need to employ a solicitor to make this happen. Prices will vary from solicitor to solicitor we at DPM Estates can recommend experienced firms we have used in the past but it is of no harm to shop around.
Letting my property:
Firstly you will need an experienced member of DPM Estates who has extensive knowledge and experience within the letting sector, a free verbal rental valuation will be given based on the condition location and previous rent paid by last tenant (if the property has been previously rented.)please follow link for more information
Do DPM Estates offer a maintenance service:
DPM Estates Provide an all round maintenance Service with no job ever to small please follow linkhttp://www.dpmestates.ie/property-maintenance/
Are DPM Estates Fees tax Deductible.
All DPM Estates fees are fully tax deductable
This is a mandatory requirement and can be useful in many types of disputes that may arise within a tenancy.
The PRTB [Private Residential Tenancy Board] operates a national tenancy registration system. They also resolves disputes between landlords and tenants. It was established in 2004 and they provide policy advice to the government on the private rented sector. Their website is : http://www.prtb.ie