Despite all the negativity in recent years over the falling property market, it is great to see properties coming to the market and being sale agreed in as little as under three weeks. An example of this is a four-bedroom detached bungalow at Fearagh, Kilmore, Co. Roscommon which was listed on January 10, and sale agreed on January 29.
Another property which came to the market at the end of August 2012 at Prucklish, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford was sale agreed in September 2012, and sold at the end of the year. Again, this was a three-bedroom detached bungalow with garage in a rural location. In both instances, prices achieved were close to the asking price. Karen Litton, Property Sales Manager, with REA Brady Estate Agents who handled the listing and sales of these two properties explained the success in achieving sales within short time frames.
“When a property is correctly valued and presented well, it is easy to produce results for Vendors. Since the introduction of the Property Price Register which clearly lists prices at which properties have been sold throughout each county, the days of inflated expectations for properties is a thing of the past. Provided Vendors are realistic when having their properties valued, and presentation of the property is good, this normally results in strong interest and subsequent offers almost straight away. If a property is over-priced and/or presented badly, this would have the opposite effect.” If anyone would like to have their property appraised for a current market value please contact Karen Litton of REA Brady Estate Agents in Carrick on Shannon on (071) 9622444.