This is the season for resolutions and if selling your home is somewhere on the list between cleaning out the junk drawer and joining spin class, you’ll have been doing some serious thinking about making that big move. Any estate agent will tell you that the first quarter of the year is the best time to put your house up for sale. After the holiday break, a surplus of supply along with pent-up demand from buyers means that homes that go to market in the early months of the year tend to sell quicker and at a higher price point.
But before you’re ready to put up the ‘For Sale’ sign, you might have a few questions: how much is my home worth? Do I need to do extensive renovations in order for my house to sell? What kind of budget will I need to advertise my home? And perhaps most importantly, where do I begin?
We’ve asked Louise Kenny, Residential Divisional Director in Lisney’s Leeson Street office, to walk us through the jumping off point in selling your home: the market appraisal.
Relevancy is key as retail trends impact on commercial property expectations. Below, we explore the five key trends that are emerging for 2018.
There’s a lot to admire about Scandinavia. The chilly countries up north consistently rank as having the happiest populations in the world (this year, Norway moved to the number one spot from its fourth place slot in 2016, followed by Denmark, and Finland and Sweden also took places in the top 10) and evidence of Scandi-influence is everywhere.
Nearly a decade after the Swedish now-cult classic The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hit cinemas, Scandi noir films and novels continue to top charts. New Nordic cuisine has influenced Ireland’s own wave of contemporary Irish classics and shops hailing from the north like COS, & Other Stories and H&M dot the Grafton Street sprawl.
A US study showed that staged houses sell almost six times faster, while our own Lisney agents have seen that staged houses – particularly towards the luxury end of the market – achieve higher prices than unstaged properties.
Niamh De Barra is one of Ireland’s leading interior designers and home stagers. Along with her business partner and fellow interiors guru Sinead Considine, Niamh runs The Interiors Project – and has years of experience when it comes to home staging.
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