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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.

24 October 2017

Your starter two-bedroom apartment provided the perfect late-night crash pad a few years ago but as your lifestyle changes, so will your requirements for a comfortable home.

Whether it’s your family or your paycheque that’s expanding, if you’re looking to boost your square meterage our helpful guide will help you make the transition from starter space to home sweet home a seamless one.

18 August 2017
Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, peace of mind is paramount when you are renting a property. There’s a lot of trust involved: a landlord is letting their property to a stranger, while the tenant is putting their trust in a stranger to provide them with a home.

A letting agent can be the intermediary who takes a lot of the hassle out of the process. If you own a property, you won’t have to deal with the stress of vetting tenants and you can rely on the fact that an established letting agent will have access to professional and reliable tenants. For discerning landlords, we have a database of suitable tenants who are looking for specific types of accommodation.

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