A New Way In Estate Agency
Welcome to Churches Estate Agents, A New Way in Estate Agency.
Churches launched in January 2015 with a clear mission in mind. We knew there was a better way to serve our clients, vendors, buyers and the public in their interactions with property professionals.
From our very foundation, we have set ourselves a unparalleled goal. To change the face of the industry, to set new standards for agents across Ireland, to change the old business model and to put customer satisfaction at the forefront.
In short, to forge A New Way in Estate Agency
Meet Your Estate Agent
For us, property is personal. When you are selling your home it is one of the most important personal and financial transactions in your life. Your advisor is crucial to your successful sale, a beneficial move and a happy life.
Your agent therefore should be someone you KNOW, LIKE and TRUST.
- Someone your KNOW completely understands what they are doing. Someone who knows the local area, the buyers and the sellers, the movers and the market.
- Someone you LIKE, because there may be ups and downs in the sales process and you need someone who you are able to work well with for the duration.
- Someone you TRUST, because you are putting your most valuable asset and your family’s wellbeing in their hands. You have to trust them to have your best interests at heart.
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What are your specialities?
Where can I search your sales?
Where are your offices?
What areas do you cover?
How are Churches different?
Churches aim to do things differently from other agencies. For starters, we don’t charge you anything upfront to get your property on the market. We pay all your marketing costs. We only charge you a fee when we successful sell your property.
What is the Churches Guarantee?
What are your sales fees?
Our sales fees vary depending on a number of factors including the size, value and type of property we are selling for you. Typically fees can range from 1.75% + VAT down to about 1% + VAT for certain properties. But note this is all inclusive – we don’t charge surprise extras or expenses.
Do you charge for Valuations?
No! We never charge for Valuations for any reasons. That includes Bank Valuations, Probate, Fair Deal and for Sales purposes. We believe it’s important to share our market knowledge with the community whenever we can.
Who will be selling my house?
With Churches we guarantee every client works with their own dedicated agent on a 1-to-1 basis. We don’t use juniors, admin or weekend staff to view our properties, every important part of your sale will be handled directly by your expert agents.
How long will my sale take?
It greatly depends on the property and the market at the time. Some sales can take a matter of weeks from launch to Sale Agreed – others can take few months. Once agreed, progressing through to closing can take at least 2/3 months depending on your solicitors.
What marketing do you provide?
We give you a comprehensive marketing package like any other agent – only for zero charge – thereby saving you potentially €1,000s. It includes all online listings, “For Sale” signboard, professional photography, printed brochures, window display and some more bonus features.
What websites will my house be on?
We list all our sales on Ireland’s two biggest property portals –MyHome.ie and Daft.ie. These both syndicate all their listings out to a dozen other sites. We also include your property on our site at Churches.ie and we often feature properties in our sister magazine site – IrishHome.ie
Do you advertise in the newspapers?
Generally, no. In fact we actively advise against it in most cases (unless a +€2m property). Advertising in the national press is less about reaching buyers for your home, and more about your agent reaching new sellers for themselves. We don’t support this approach on your expense. Online advertising is far more effective.
What extras do you provide?
At Churches we are keen innovators, always looking for new and better ways to market our properties. We are developing new platforms such as online magazine IrishHome.ie, free print magazines across Dublin and our own local newsletter. We are also adding extra photo shoots, aerial footage and video tours – all free of charge!