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FAQ’s to selling your property

How much will it cost to sell my property?

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

It is a legal requirement to have a certified EPC before marketing can start. Premier can organise this legally required document on your behalf. The cost of producing an EPC is €XXXX. 

Agent’s commission

Commission fees are payable when Premier finds a buyer for your property and contracts are signed. The commission is calculated as 2% of the selling price + DDV. 

Legal fees

All legal costs incurred in selling your property are included in the our commission.

Are there any additional marketing costs?

All marketing costs are included in Premier’s commission.

Do I need to redecorate before I put my property on the market?

It is not essential to redecorate before marketing your property. However, first impressions count and making a good first impression is critical to a successful sale.

You may wish to consider carrying out basic DIY work that you have been meaning to do. Similarly, adding a fresh coat of paint can drastically improve the marketability of the property. Removing clutter can also make the rooms appear larger.

Premier’s team of professionals will be happy to carry out a preliminary evaluation of the state of the property and provide valuable advice before taking high quality photographs, high-resolution video, produce floor plans and write a comprehensive property description.

Who will conduct viewings on my property and when will they take place?

All viewings will be conducted by Premier’s professional agents. Thanks to our longer working hours, Premier agents are able to show properties from 9am to 8pm on weekdays and 11am to 5pm on Saturdays.

Do I need to be present for viewings?

We strongly advise that during viewings the property is vacant. Research shows that properties are more appealing if they are viewed like a “showroom”.

Your presence and the presence of your pets can intimidate a potential buyer to rush through the viewing, which prevents the buyer from fully appreciating the property. A vacant property provides the ideal and comfortable environment for the potential buyer to carefully & meticulously consider your property, thereby increasing the likelihood of a potential sale. Thanks to our comprehensive pre-marketing work, Premier agents will be well equipped to answer all potential questions that a buyer may have.

What do I need to do before a viewing is conducted?

Carefully “marketing” a property for viewing is an art form. There are many factors that you will not have thought of but they all play a subconscious role in the buyer’s decision-making process. We will provide you with valuable advice and tricks of the trade in order to have your property in the best condition for viewings, thereby increasing the likelihood of a successful sale.

We will do our best to contact you no less than 24 hours in advance so that you have ample time to put the property in a suitable condition for viewings.

What happens after I accept and offer?

Please read our Guide to selling your property for more information.

Do I have to pay tax when selling my property?

As a general rule, sellers have to pay a tax of 2% on the purchase price.

In addition, if you are selling your property within 20 years of acquisition and for a price higher than what you paid on acquisition (plus amounts invested in the property during ownership), you may have to pay Capital Gains tax. The tax rate depends on the number of years you have owned the property and ranges from 25% of the profit for disposals within 5 years of acquisition to 5% for disposals between 15-20 years after acquisition.

Premier agents can provide you with in-depth consultation regarding all tax matters relating to the sale of your property.

When will I have to vacate the property?

Usually, the property needs to be vacated by the time the buyer has paid the asking price in full. From this day, effectively ownership of the property is transferred to the buyer.