If you would like to speak to any of the people below about their experiences in selling property without an estate agent, please contact us on 1850 663333 and we can put you in contact with them. Alternatively, if you wish to speak to someone from your area who has sold a property on their own, please phone our office and we can assist you.
Cheryl Topley, Co. Cavan:
Our buyer originally noticed our house on the Sellityourself .ie website, but the sale was agreed after we had put it with a local estate agent. We enlisted the estate agent because we were moving elsewhere and it was easier to let him deal with things; we were too far away to do it properly. Actually the agent acknowledged we could have settled the sale outside of his help because of the involvement of Sellityourself.ie, and as a result he dropped a considerable amount in his original commission percentage! So we were happy enough and got a good price considering the current market. Thank you so much for your help.
Yours, Cheryl Topley
Caitríona Flynn, Co. Dublin:
The sale was eventually finalised, after alot of interest from Sellityourself.ie, to someone already living in the apartment block. In the end it was sold from the Sellityourself.ie signboard advertising. I did get interested bidders from the website but they were offering too low a price to settle. I previously sold my own house about 7 years ago & had to make the sign myself, print the brochures & obviously had no website advertising so the Sellityourself.ie option made things much easier for me!
I really believe it is worthwhile putting up the signboard as so often people are watching an area & will see the sign, as was the case with this sale. Also, most of the viewers comented on how nice it was to talk with a real person during the sale & personally, I was able to show the house within a few minutes notice the majority of the time!
Thanks you for all your help
Caitríona Flynn, Dublin
Hennie Walsh, Co. Dublin:
We sold our property at Inchicore Road and the new owners have moved in. Everything went very smoothly. As soon as the sign went up in the garden, we had a number of phone calls from interested people. They were all eager to buy, but the house went to the first couple to put down the deposit. We sold the house for the asking price and saved ourselves a fortune by doing it ourselves (with your help of course!). All in all an excellent experience and we will certainly recommend your service to our friends if any of them ever want to sell a property.
Thanks a lot and good luck with the website etc.
Deirdre Nolan, Co. Dublin:
I found the Sellityourself.ie service excellent and my request for help was dealt with promptly. I posted a similar ad on Daft, but I get a lot more hits on Sellityourself.ie, possibly because of the signboard that Sellityourself.ie supplied. I don't think I would have fared any better with an estate agent. There is another house for sale 2 doors away. People viewing my house are trying to set up a viewing with that house and are being told things like "I don't have a viewing slot until next week." When it first went up for sale I rang to find out how much it was and was told they didn't have a house for sale in Parnell Road! In the end it took 3 phone calls to find out the asking price. I asked if there was going to be an open viewing and the estate agent said strictly by appointment only. They had an open viewing the following Saturday. It just goes to show that if you want a thing done properly then do it yourself.
Deirdre Nolan, Dublin
Nick Jarman, Co. Wexford:
“Overall, I was extremely impressed by the service provided through Sellityourself.ie and found the experience easier than I had imagined it would be. I was admittedly sceptical at first. I feel empowered not to have used an estate agent and in return have saved a lot of money. I cannot understand why anybody would be deterred by this revolutionary concept in property sales”.
Anne Marie Gallagher, Dublin City:
We decided to sell privately having researched the process extensively and thus realizing the lack of necessity of having an estate agent involved. We registered our house on your website and had a quick response to our property ad.
The feedback from those viewing our property was positive and we had our first offer within a matter of days. We are hoping to go sale agreed tomorrow with a couple who have made an offer 5,000 in excess of the asking price. Due to the value of our property (€635,000), an agent’s fees would have been a large percentage of the profit we would have achieved. We are therefore delighted to have chosen this process and have that extra finance to invest in our next property.
We have found the whole process very positive and surprisingly easy given the current slump in the market and have achieved a price on our property far in excess of those selling in our area. We certainly will be spreading the word to our friends of family of our success in this revolutionary way of selling property. Well done for making this service so easy and accessible
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Hugh Mulligan, Co. Meath:
“I cannot express my satisfaction with the Sellityourself.ie service and staff in giving a fast and effective service in which to sell. I have received in excess of forty calls since uploading onto the site and received my first offer after just 2 days on the website. Though my sale is still waiting to go through fully, I would personally recommend Sellityourself.ie to anyone wishing to sell their house or land”.
We had our house on the market with two different auctioneers for a period of six months and failed to achieve a sale. Within six weeks of joining Sellityourself.ie. our house was "Sale Agreed" having reached our target price. We highly recommend Sellityourself.ie"
Frederic Morand , Co. Galway:
We have sold our house in September 07 through Sell It Yourself, at first not being certain that we would succeed without an estate agent. We are delighted we did because direct selling offers enormous benefits, especially if the property is not conventional. We have renovated and extended our house and we were able to explain to potential buyers all the details and historical facts that an agent would have difficulties knowing. And that’s buyers want: to be reassured about the origin of the house, with a certain degree of trust. At the end the buyers of our house told us they felt reassured by ‘seeing our children so happy in this place’. Direct marketing enables a trust relationship between buyer and seller.
Thanks for your assistance in the process.
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Donal, Limerick City:
I recently set about selling a property on the outskirts of Cork City. I wanted a quick sale as I have commenced the construction of my own private dwelling. I contacted a number of estate agents to establish what an average fee for selling my property would be and I was surprised to find that it would be in the €6,500 region. I got two valuations and was not that impressed by the individuals that ultimately would be showing my property to prospective buyers. I then made a decision that I would investigate my alternatives and assess which route I would take in relation to my sale.
As I was surfing the net looking at “advice” on selling your property I came across the Sellityourself.ie website. I was impressed with its layout and the cost of advertising on the site was extremely competitive. I decided to give it a go for a month and see if I would get any calls in relation to the property. If I was not having any success I could then revert back to the traditional methods.
Photos of the property were taken and my site page was developed. This was a very easy and well guided process on the site. On posting your add the sellityourself.ie team will then post out the street sign to your property which you have to erect. I never got to that stage as my property was sold for the asking price within 48 hours!!!
The signs arrived the day after I agreed the sale of the property and I was very impressed with the pack. Two professional signs on plastic corri-board, with detailed instruction on where to place them and how to erect them. I was very impressed with them but never got to use them.
Overall I was very impressed and extremely satisfied with the quality of service form Sellityourself.ie. I would highly recommend them as they saved me over €6,300.
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Ken McIntyre & Maureen O’ Neill, Co. Donegal:
We were pleased with how easy it was to set up and get our house on the website.
We liked the fact that we were now available to a new target audience , we hoped we would attract the sort of customer who might not be interested in traditional house selling methods.
Having shown the house myself and having seen some of the "professionals" showing my house , I was confident that I could do a good job myself and be sure that any prospective buyer got to know all the features of the house and its surroundings.
I feel that I have sold the house to a person rather than a buyer , and I now know my buyer and will be able to help them settle in.
I only had one house to sell and could be completely committed to that and not be distracted by any other sales.
Ken and Maureen
Breda Tinney - Cassidy, Co. Donegal:
Though I did not finalise my sale through Sellityourself.ie I found it to be an extremely helpful website and received numerous enquiries from it.
Eileen McKenna, Co. Kerry:
I found Sellityourself.ie absolutely marvelous! My property was on the market for about 1 year before I heard about you web site with no response. I received numerous calls from Ireland and the UK I am extremely happy with the manner in which my property was profiled on Sellityourself.ie and also with the help, support, advice and follow up from yourself.
I have recommended your site to other prospective sellers
Again many thanks
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Joan Butler, Co. Limerick:
The people who are buying our house saw the Sellityourself.ie sign as they were passing the house. They got our contact details from your website.
I found the website very easy to access & user-friendly. I would recommend it to anyone selling their house who does not wish to have the added expense of an estate agent.
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