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Thinking of selling? Here's our helpful guide to selling your property

Maximise your chances of a great sale by listing your property on ​, Ireland’s number one property website.

LIFE IS OFTEN punctuated by milestone events. 

Getting married, going to university and retiring are all milestones – no matter what the order you reach is. We often process our life in these milestone segments. 

Selling your home is another massive milestone. It’s not something you do every year or even every decade. It is a significant move, marking the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. 

It’s only right that you put a lot of time, consideration and effort into the sale of your home. You might only get one shot at it and you want to make the best return possible on the sale. 

To do that, you can maximise your chances of a great sale by listing your property on ​, Ireland’s number one property website. Daft is the best place to sell your home in Ireland, with three times more house buyers than the nearest competitor.

To make selling your home easier, we’ve put together this handy guide that you might find helpful. We asked one of Dublin’s leading estate agents, Andrew Rafter of Flynn Estates for his top tips when selling a home. With numerous years of experience, Andrew is a trusted voice in real estate and knows how to make sellers happy. 

Andrew rafter Andrew Rafter.

Knowing it’s the right time to sell

According to Andrew, most sellers make the decision to sell based on two factors. They might sell the home for lifestyle reasons such as wanting to move to the coast or away from a city, or because they feel the house is too big or too small for them. 

The most successful sales that I’ve dealt with is when people have a plan,” said Andrew. “Once they put a plan in place, it is the right time then to be selling. They have to be behind the move.”

The first step to selling your home is to get it valued, You can avail of a free instant online valuation from This valuation is hassle-free, taking only a few minutes to complete. For those beginning their selling journey, it’s the best place to start. 

Finding an estate agent

Estate agents are your main partner when selling your home. They will have expertise and local market knowledge crucial to making things run smoothly. 

In today’s world, having an agent who is contactable at the touch of a button is crucial, says Andrew. Everything to do with a sale, such as new bids, is now immediate and instant. Having an agent who understands this can help move the sale along quickly.

You’ve got to get an agent that is willing to do what they say they’ll do and one which is efficient. I think efficiency in the marketplace is one of the most crucial parts that anybody looking to sell will look for in a partner,” said Andrew. 

Daft provides sellers with a free, no-obligation expert valuation from an estate agent in your area here. Simply enter your details and a local expert estate agent will get in touch with you to organise your free valuation, making the process simple, easy, and hassle-free.

Getting your home sale ready

Selling your home can sometimes be a long process, but it doesn’t have to be. Being organised is the best way to speed up the sale and ensure it runs smoothly.

If you’re preparing to sell, ask yourself, are all of your documents in order? Have you carried out any certificates of compliance that will be needed? It’s important to not let something like that delay the process down the line”, said Andrew. 

According to Andrew, documents like this are key when selling your home, and are best sorted out early in the process to avoid any issues later on. Having an agent who’s on the ball and has been there before means this step can be followed more easily, ensuring a quick and easy sale. 

The best estate agents will also have advice on what changes you can make to your house to make it stand out in the market. Andrew said that agents should be “enthusiastic about advising where you could improve or enhance your property before you go to the market and be ready for viewings.” Their help could make all the difference in a successful sale.

Give yourself an advantage 

As mentioned earlier, Daft is the most popular property site in Ireland. According to research from Ipsos*, house buyers prefer using over other property sites. Your buyer is on Daft, so make sure your property is too.

With Daft, you can avail of products that help you maximise your sale. A Daft Advantage Ad is just one example of these products.

focusedworriedcouplepayingbillsonlineonlaptopwithdocuments Shutterstock / fizkes A Daft Advantage Ad helps your property stand out to buyers. Shutterstock / fizkes / fizkes

With a Daft Advantage Ad, your ad gets placed at the top of the search results and gets bigger photos and a bigger number of photos. This guarantees unbeatable visibility to prospective buyers, as it generates up to three times more ad views on your property compared to a regular ad. More buyers means more offers on your property which ultimately means getting the best price for your home. 

Starting from just €99, a Daft Advantage Ad is a no-brainer for those selling their home as it helps you receive the best price for your property. Speak to your agent about marketing your home the best way possible – with a Daft Advantage Ad. 

From an agent’s perspective, Andrew believes Daft is the best place you can sell a property.

There is a genuine line of buyers [on],” said Andrew, explaining that agents can enjoy the mutually beneficial relationship that posting a property on Daft brings.

Fielding offers

Receiving offers is the final stage of the sales process. You may receive a number of bids on your property and having an agent to go through them with and keep you informed of the bidding process is crucial. Agents might have a list of potential buyers looking to buy in an area, giving you a headstart on the process, says Andrew.

Another product from Daft that helps move the sale along and maximises your return is Offers by Daft. This allows buyers to place offers on your property online directly on 

horizontalviewhappymarriedcouplecaucasianhusbandindianethnicitywife Shutterstock / fizkes Selling your home is easier with Offers by Daft. Shutterstock / fizkes / fizkes

By enabling Offers by Daft you receive instant updates on the bidding process and can track offers 24/7, saving you stressful calls to your agent. With Offers by Daft enabled, your property will receive seven times more views than a normal ad, increasing the number of potential buyers viewing your property. Only valid bidders are allowed to bid on the property, meaning your property is in front of serious and committed buyers.

Offers by Daft provides maximum transparency and maximum chances of a great sale. Ask your agent about Offers by Daft or find out more here.

*Third Party Independent Research, Data Providers; Ipsos and Similarweb 2023 data. is Ireland’s number one property website. Visit its selling hub to find out more about selling your property.

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