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05 January 2018
Retail is rapidly changing. Whilst many retailers have embraced the changes, it is the landlords who now need to be agile and smart particularly in the area of technology and the consumer experience. It’s a competitive commercial environment, and going forward, landlords will need to provide attractive propositions in order to attract prospective retail clients to their schemes.

Relevancy is key as retail trends impact on commercial property expectations. Below, we explore the five key trends that are emerging for 2018.

27 November 2017

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.

13 November 2017
Staging a home before selling it seems like a fancy extravagance to an outsider, but to those in the trade, it’s a simple economic decision. Houses that are professionally staged sell quicker than houses that aren’t – and they achieve a higher price too.

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.

08 November 2017
Property auctions have been a part of Irish life for centuries, as can be seen in films like The Field. In recent years, auctions have become more popular with Irish people – but for buyers and sellers, an auction can be a jump into the unknown.

There’s the old worry about scratching the back of your head during an auction and the next thing you know, you’re the owner of a four-bedroom house in Tullamore (that won’t ever happen by the way; bids are always confirmed).

To shed some light on the auction process, we’re going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.

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