first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Irish estate agent to market properties only after sale contract prepared previous nextHousing MarketIrish estate agent to market properties only after sale contract preparedCould this be the answer to the UK’s lengthening ‘days to sell’? Dublin agency says waiting for problems with title and local searches to be sorted after agreeing a sale is ‘archaic’.Nigel Lewis29th June 201801,355 Views An Irish estate agent has come up with a novel solution to the problem of homes taking longer and longer to sell on the Emerald Isle.Dublin-based Hunters, which is not affiliated to the UK firm of the same name, says it will now only begin marketing a property when a contract of sale has been pre-prepared by the vendor’s solicitor.This in effect would be a ‘home information pack’ or ‘seller’s pack’ of the sort attempted by Tony Blair’s Labour government in the UK during the late noughties in which any problems with title, planning compliance and local searches was sorted out before a property was taken to market by an agent.Hunters, which says homes in Ireland are taking up to 200 days to sell, is calling on other agents within the country to do the same and only market properties once a contract of sale has been drawn up.“Taking a property off the market because it is ‘sale agreed’ and transferring control of the process to the buyer’s solicitor is no longer appropriate – and it’s not in our clients’ best interest,” Rowena Quinn (pictured), Managing Partners at Hunters, told The Irish Times.“Contracts should be prepared prior to the commencement of the sale process, and there is no reason that all solicitors cannot co-operate with this,” she said.To ensure its new system works, Hunters has drawn up a list of local solicitors who are prepared to draw up a contract of sale within three weeks of the agency being instructed before the property goes to market.The company says blockchain technology could reduce this period to five working days in the future. Hunters Rowena Quinn sale contract dublin June 29, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more