get your property ready for sale
Staging Your Home For Sale Deciding that you want to sell your property is the start of a very exciting new journey. Once you have made the decision to put your home on the market there are lots of incredibly important steps to follow and you may be wondering where you need to start. One of the first steps will be preparing your home for it to be listed on an online estate agents’ website and the correct property portals. The most important property portals for Irish sellers are Daft and MyHome, this is where buyers search for property throughout their buying process.   We have all heard the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” and this is definitely the case when you are selling a house. There is no denying that in real estate, pictures can make a huge difference in how quickly you sell your home…Continue Reading
Selling Your house
Ready to sell your home? Are you sure? These days selling your home is easier said than done. Valuations, inspections, making your house ‘show-ready’, and that’s all before even mentioning the inevitable, back and forth question of ‘are we doing the right thing’? Let us help you sell your home. While nothing is certain, if you’ve made it this far into the process and, chosen Moovingo as your estate agent, you’re probably on the right track. Check out their Google Reviews for the real scoop. Brace yourself, property ‘experts’ are everywhere when you sell your home. Sell, sell sell. Well, sort of. You will inevitably and, sometimes, rather, unfortunately, receive copious amounts of information as soon as you mention that you’re even thinking of selling. Some information will be informative, some will be irresponsible and some will be extremely interesting, but ultimately useless. Sound familiar? Thought so. As mentioned above, this…Continue Reading
Show me the money Jerry. SHOW. ME. THE. MONEY. Downsizing, upsizing or switching neighbourhoods, whatever the reason you’re making the move, here are the extras you need to look out for. Like a modern day Jerry Maguire, we treat each client as if it’s our only one. Agency Fees Bar the deposit and cost of your next home, the biggest cost incurred tends to be the agent’s fees. A traditional estate agent can charge between 1 and 2.5% commission. With the average 3 bed semi in Dublin costing upward of €400K, that’s anything between €4,920 and €12,300 (as vat at 23% is added). And these are just the fees you’re told about. Say, what? Added extras can include bills for professional photography, online ads, brochures, for sale boards and other advertising, many of which are required upfront. Thankfully we charge one fair fixed fee (€2,500 for our full service). See…Continue Reading
Customer Reviews The following customer stories are from a piece completed by The Irish Time on Moovingo. Moovingo Review. Karl and Ali Hickey “They put in a lot of effort and went above and beyond” Karl and Ali Hickey chose Moovingo to sell their home in Ballycullen, Dublin 24. “After talking to all the usual high street estate agents, I just couldn’t justify their high fees,” says Karl Hickey. Moovingo were friendly and highly effective and we were very happy with the end result. “I did some online research and found Moovingo. Jack Brady came out to the house the next day and valued it. They put in a lot of effort and went above and beyond. They were straight-talking but didn’t push us into accepting any offers. Also, the photographer was excellent and the pictures looked great when they went online.” He was delighted with the overall process which took…Continue Reading
Talk to the experts When selling your home preparing the property for photography and viewings is your single most important job, purging your property of extraneous clutter is therefore an absolute must. Chances are you have a mountain of stuff that can be cleared out before making the move. And who better to guide us through it, only the guru of tidying, Marie Kondo? Who the hell is Kondo, you ask? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of her. Named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, the organising consultant and godmother of de-cluttering has changed the lives of many people the world over. Her seminal book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing has been published in over 41 regions and countries with over 5 million copies sold worldwide – it’s safe to say Kondo knows her stuff.…Continue Reading
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Published Irish Times Article The following piece was written by an independent writer for The Irish Times.  No commission, no complications: full service estate agent at a fraction of the cost. Charging a fixed fee instead of a percentage commission makes Moovingo a real alternative for house sellers Launched in January of this year, Moovingo has given property sellers the best of all worlds: ​the​ ​expertise​ ​of​ ​a​n experienced licensed estate agent​ ​to​ ​guide​ ​them​ ​through​ ​the​ ​sale combined​ ​with​ ​the​ low costs, high efficiency,​ ​trust,​ ​and​ ​value​ that ​technology​ ​brings. “We spent a year researching the market and developing the technology before launch,” says Moovingo co-founder Tony Deane. “We have handled close to 100 instructions since then and have 25 homes currently for sale on our website. That makes us larger than a lot of the smaller estate agents in Dublin already.” That rapid growth is based on a combination of high-quality…Continue Reading
Property Valuation Since writing the following article Moovingo estate agent started to use the property valuation tool (released 2019) which is exclusive to estate agents and not in the public domain. It basically gathers all the below data for us and we’d be happy to share a valuation with you. Contact us direct for more information or feel free to follow the below guide. @ Your Fingertips With tonnes of free data at your fingertips, estimating the value of your property is easy. Our guide is intended as a useful starting point to help you determine an independent and unbiased assessment of what your property might be worth in today’s market.  As an experienced licensed real estate agent, Moovingo will provide a face to face valuation at the property and take into account special features, location, any opportunities and market conditions. We will combine this information with our experience,…Continue Reading
The Modern Estate Agent   How do we charge so little? The answer is simple. Because we don’t have bricks-and-mortar branches. Branches come with expensive things like empty desks, branded accessories, expensive rents, rates, extra staff and so on, we eliminate unnecessary costs and pass those savings on to the customer. We operate from one centralised head office in Dublin, perfectly poised to support our team, customers, their property and buyers.  If we don’t have any branches, does this mean you have to do everything yourself? On the contrary. Our dedicated team are experienced and here to help 24/7; on the phone, online and even at your home. We can take care of it all and offer some more (keep reading). How can we guarantee great service? Our team are focused on selling homes, not drumming up new business. Thanks to our state-of-the-art technology, our team can fully hone in on…Continue Reading
What to watch out for We all know the usual suspects that help or hinder the value of our homes; location, size, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, energy efficiency, lot size, age, condition, development/extension opportunity and proximity to local transport. But what else are home buyers looking out for? Here are six of the strangest factors that can alter your home’s market value.     The Name “Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” Fair enough Dumbledore but what if that name was Doody’s Bottoms (Co. Wicklow) or Bastardstown, Co. Wexford? Believe it or not, the name of your area has a huge impact on the value of your home. With freelance work on the rise, many people are working from home now. And I can’t imagine being taken very seriously as a human rights lawyer…Continue Reading
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Hindsight teaches us that some things are better off left in the past and this goes for interior trends too. Putting your home on the market can be stressful enough and we don’t want you to sweat the small stuff. You want your home to appeal to the widest possible audience and if that means ditching the avocado toilet suite, then flush, flush, flush away with hapless abandon. Remember, you want your potential buyer to envision himself/herself living there so banish any personalised touches to storage and stage your house so it has mass appeal. Moovingo, the Modern Estate Agent with No Commission or Complications. In – Minimalism Most buyers prefer a pared-back aesthetic; in particular millennials, who favour a clutter-free lifestyle. Think about the purpose of each room and strip it back to basics. Clean, tidy and bright expanses of wall and floor create the illusion of more space…Continue Reading