Residential Sales

Our entire focus is on getting the best possible result for our clients and ensuring the sales process runs smoothly.

Baxter Real Estate has been selling residential properties for almost 40 years. Whatever type of property you are selling, you will benefit from the expert knowledge of our fully qualified Chartered Surveyors and their large database of active buyers and sellers developed over almost four decades.

We believe that when it comes to selecting an estate agent, it is better to base your decision on the service you will receive rather than the guide price being suggested.

We recognise that our job is not just about selling bricks and mortar; we are in the business of helping people to move and deal with any of their property issues. We understand the stresses and emotions involved in selling a property, and we use all of our experience to make sure that the process runs as smoothly as possible and that we do everything we can to achieve the very best result for you.

To make sure we are constantly improving, our agents ask for feedback after every sale and we are proud of our near 100% client satisfaction rate.

Selling through Baxter Real Estate gives you access to professional marketing material, along with the latest IT technology and high internet exposure.

We will put together a comprehensive marketing package so that your property is exposed to the highest level of potential buyers. We use signage, brochures, e-mail campaigns, (and websites including,, twitter, facebook, Linkedin, newspaper advertising.

We appreciate that the sale of your home is a big undertaking and at Baxter Real Estate we will be with you every step of the way.

Your initial contact with us

Following your first call to us we will answer any of your initial queries and then arrange a convenient time to visit your home and talk directly to you about your property.

Our first inspection

When we arrive at your home we will do a full inspection of your property, to include taking measurements and nothing key selling points. We will then advise of the value of your property, sale options and marketing options to include a full breakdown of costs.

Instruction Letter

Following your instruction we will prepare a letter of engagement covering all aspects of the sale including the sale price, marketing approach and any specific costs raised during our meeting.

Instructing a Solicitor

The successful sale of your property is reliant on the solicitor dealing with the legal issues in a timely and efficient manner. We therefore recommend that the solicitor is notified of the sale at this stage.

Building Energy Rating (BER) Certificate

You are now required by law to have a Building Energy Rating (BER) Certificate for your property when it comes to the market. The aim is to make the energy performance of a building transparent and available to potential purchasers or tenants. This process will involve a BER assessor completing an appraisal of the property. The assessor will then submit all the relevant data to Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) who issue a certificate similar to the energy ratings on domestic electrical appliances, i.e. The range is from A to G depending on energy efficiency.

Marketing your home

Baxter Real Estate will promptly start preparing all marketing material so that your property will benefit from maximum exposure to potential purchasers. This will involve a listing on all major property portals including, a quality brochure, a distinctive Baxter sign board outside your house and a direct marketing campaign to all active buyers on our data base.

Presenting your property

We say when you’re selling your house, first impressions really count.

If a person is impressed at their first visit to your property, it is very likely that their opinion of value will be higher. The smallest of changes can make a huge difference and maximise the initial impact. Many changes can be done at a relatively small cost in proportion to the increase in value.

Of course, when you appoint us as your agent, we can offer personalised and tailored advice to give your property the edge.


At times agreed with you we will co-ordinate with potential buyers to view your property by individual appointment or by way of open viewings. All viewings will be accompanied by one our surveyors so that we can use our expertise to help sell your property.


All offers received will be recorded and submitted to you with recommendations of whether or not the offer should be accepted.

Agreeing a sale

When you have decided to accept an offer a non binding booking deposit will be collected from the buyer and held by Baxter Real Estate. We will then prepare a confirmation sale letter which will be sent to your solicitor so that the draft contract can be issued to the buyers solicitor. All dates in relation to the sale will be agreed at this stage. We will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this process, keeping you informed every step of the way.

Exchanging Contracts

Exchange of contracts occurs when the following have been confirmed and agreed:

  • Preliminary enquiries following receipt of draft contract.
  • Evidence of good title.
  • Specific issues highlighted in the Lease, if applicable.
  • Local search queries.
  • Fixtures and fittings to be included in the sale.
  • The buyers mortgage offer.

A binding 10% deposit less booking fee is then paid to your solicitor when the contracts are exchanged and a suitable completion date is agreed (i.e. the day on which the new owners take possession of your property).


Completion is when the residual monies (90%) are transferred from the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitors account. Your solicitor will call you when the money has cleared in your account and will inform us to release the keys.

If you have any particular questions that we have not answered, we will be there to answer any of your questions throughout the sales process.