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Thinking of selling your home this summer?

Here are a few handy tips from the team at Kinsella Estates, Carnew & Gorey


If you are thinking of selling your new home, you have come to the right place. We have all the best information as experienced estate agents and we have complied a few tips – especially for you! Before you sell your home, you need to consider a few things including staging your home, valuations and who will sell your home. At Kinsella Estates we know only too well how stressful the house selling process can be, but we hope to make it as easy as possible:


Engage a truly local expert


Always engage a reputable estate agency that has a good track record in getting results locally. It is a good idea to have an informal, no obligation chat with our team in advance of making the decision to sell, this will give you some insight into supply and demand for properties in the same area/budget range as yours. This is the most accurate way to forecast how long your property is likely to remain on the market and what sales price can be realistically expected.


Do the minor repairs


Before you get a valuation, you should do a few minor repairs in the home. When we visit your home to give a free appraisal, we will always advise on what needs to be done to make your home more appealing to prospective buyers. These recommendations will be based on current buyer trends, having regard to competing properties currently available in your area/price bracket.


Contact Kinsella Estates


The first step in selling your home is getting that first, vital valuation from your local property expert. We will advise you on the current market value of your property, so you can consider your options. You will never be made to feel pressurised to sell your property straight away, but it is best to act upon the advice given in relation to timing the market as the advice is based on local performance trends.


Talk to your solicitor


Check in with your solicitor or if you don’t have one, find one that you trust and can work well with. Ask them to take up the title deeds pertaining to your home from your mortgage lender or previous solicitor. Having contracts prepared in advance will eliminate conveyancing delays further down the line.  Within the industry, there are moves by many estate agents nationwide to only launch properties to the market when the contracts have been prepared. While we understand that this is not always possible, we will certainly be encouraging this change, particularly now that we have the technology (proptech) to support this.

De-clutter and freshen up your home


Get rid of everything that you haven’t touched in years and see this as an opportunity to de-clutter and freshen up your home. It is likely that you won’t want to take everything with you when you move so it can only help to get started early. Keep in mind that prospective buyers will want to dig around your home so remove things from wardrobes and make everything look more spacious. This is more appealing to buyers as most require adequate space and storage, if your cupboards or wardrobes are filled to the brim it may not have the desired effect.


Look at your property as a potential buyer


Take a walk around your house, does it need some paint work or is the garden a little shabby? Would you get more if you updated the home or is it better to leave it as it currently is? These are all good questions that a great estate agent can answer, and you should also look at it as a buyer too.



For your FREE, no obligation, valuation in the South Wicklow and North Wexford area, call into one of our offices (located in Carnew and Gorey) and chat to any of our expert team or you can contact us online at We are happy to facilitate overseas buyers and sellers via Skype or similar, outside of regular office hours.  Alternatively, email me directly on or telephone: +353 53 94 21718

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