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19-09-2018, 18:50   #1
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Estate agents

Looking for a bit of help on first time selling.

Any pros / cons of any of the main estage agents.

We were thinking of using Sherry Fitz ?

What sort of charges should we expect and is there much difference between different estate agents on charges

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Where are you based?

My local charged me 1% and did individual viewings.

She's totally against open viewing.
All you get is tyre kickers and people in the way of those who are really wanting to buy.
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Where are you based?

My local charged me 1% and did individual viewings.

She's totally against open viewing.
All you get is tyre kickers and people in the way of those who are really wanting to buy.
D5 / D3 area

Interesting
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D5 / D3 area

Interesting
Mine is D7.
Get a small local one who knows the area.
The big ones just give you a junior EA and charge through the nose.
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Mine is D7.
Get a small local one who knows the area.
The big ones just give you a junior EA and charge through the nose.
How much extra do they charge ?

Likes of Sherry Fitz
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Most are about 1% plus vat.
Some a little less, some a little more.
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Sherry Fitz in swords is 1.5%. Morton and Flanagan 1.25% and DNG 1%
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I only ever saw my house at open viewings. Im Working long hours usually and could see a few houses every weekend using open viewings.
I didn't bother going anywhere that didn't do it
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Sherry Fitz in swords is 1.5%. Morton and Flanagan 1.25% and DNG 1%
1 % for DNG seems very good , was always impressed with them as a buyer as opposed to Sherry Fitz

Why do people pay the extra for Sherry

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<SNIP> who work for them. Sherry Fitz are not as professional as their big name suggests, a colleague of mine had the selling agent disappear on him in the middle of the transaction.

Personally I'd go for a smaller one (might be operating under a brand such as Re/Max or REA, but essentially a small business) or DNG seem to be not bad.

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1 % for DNG seems very good , was always impressed with them as a buyer as opposed to Sherry Fitz

Why do people pay the extra for Sherry

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I reckon it's like comparing VW and Skoda. Same thing essentially, the perception of what other people think about the car you have is difference.
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Sherry Fitz in swords is 1.5%. Morton and Flanagan 1.25% and DNG 1%
Do you know what Flynn's in Swords charge as a matter of interest they seem to get a lot of the houses ?

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Ask people on your road who have sold. Can recommend Sherry Fitz.
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id love someone to try yourbricks or auctioneera and let us know the outcome

600 euro aparently
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I reckon it's like comparing VW and Skoda. Same thing essentially, the perception of what other people think about the car you have is difference.



Is that true though? I don't think it really matters? DNG, REA, Sherry, O'Brien, etc. etc. are all just a name on a sign to most people.


Nobody will buy a house based on who the agent is. Much like no one will avoid one based on who the agent is, either.


If a house comes up, that you're interested in, the name on the sign is the least of your concerns I'd imagine?
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