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Moving Home with Kids Made Simple 6,151 views

Moving house is stressful, moving house with kids… well, that can be a recipe for meltdowns, tantrums, and sleepless nights.… Read More

Why Selling Your Waterford Home Should Be a Team Effort 197 views

Selling a home is not a solo project – well, not if you hope to achieve top selling price. A… Read More

Waterford Property Market Update – March 2022 89,634 views

There is so much going on in the world today between the invasion of Ukraine and rising fuel and inflation. It’s certainly turbulent times.

One thing that has remained constant over the last two years is the shrinkage of the supply of rental property and properties for sale.

Waterford Property Market Update January 2022 Liberty blue Estate Agents

In this report, I will give you a brief snapshot of what’s happening in the housing market in Waterford right now.

How to Choose the Right Solicitors in Waterford 330 views

This two-minute read will help you learn about conveyancing solicitors and how to find the right one for you in Waterford.

What exactly is a conveyancing solicitor? This is the person who does all the legal paperwork for you when you are buying or selling a property. The following are our top tips on how to find the right one for you…

Diary of a Real Estate Intern – December 2021 7,291 views

Ahhh yes, this week from start to finish, was… let just say, a maelstrom of internal feelings compounded by weeks of sleepless nights in a student complex that had my skin crawling with agitation by Monday morning.

To sum it up…

Do you remember when you were a child, and you had a tantrum? Did you ever scream into your pillow with rage?…. We’re all adults here, hush, hush, I won’t tell if you don’t… internalize that and say no more.

Difficult week indeed, tough conversations were had, not enough minutes in the day to do what was required.

Diary of a Real Estate Intern – Week 7 1,497 views

This week I’m going to chalk down as a ‘learnings week’ as Real Estate Industry Leader Stephen Brown likes to put it. I don’t know who coined the expression or where I heard it before but as they say to get ahead in a new industry; you must fail fast, fail often, and fail forward in order to learn and grow.

I made mistakes with the VR camera – not enough scans + pictures – lesson learned.

I made a mistake with the diary – lesson learned.

New Tenancy Bill means a 2% cap on rents in RPZ’s 2,913 views

Welcome to our November Property blog

This month I am focusing on the residential rental property market. In terms of activity very little has changed with respect to supply and demand.

As of today, the 10th of November, while writing this blog there are 11 properties in total for rent on Daft in Waterford City. This includes 3 student properties. There are a further 8 in the County of which one is a holiday home and only available until April to rent.

Seven Ways to Prepare Your Waterford Rental Property for Winter 2,053 views

In this two-minute read, we look at how landlords in Waterford can make sure their rental investments stand up to the challenges of winter weather.

With winter officially only a few weeks away, the time is now ideal for landlords to take steps to ensure their properties are prepared for whatever December to February serves up.

By putting a winter property maintenance plan in place, you’re setting yourself and your tenants up for a trouble-free winter period.

Property Q and A – October 2021 4,282 views

Dear Liberty Blue,

One of my tenants is complaining of noise late at night made by one of the other tenants in the building, upstairs. This is a teenage girl who has taken up the drums. In fairness, the noise is only going on until 8 or 9 pm but still, this downstairs tenant is fed up with it because it is going on every evening for about an hour.

Any suggestions? All has been peaceful between these two apartments until now!

Five Ways to Declutter Your Waterford Home 4,436 views

In this two-minute read, we look at one of the simplest ways to turbo charge the sale of your home – decluttering.

When it comes to selling a home, there’s a simple way to add thousands of euros to the price you achieve – and that’s to get rid of your clutter.

By being a little bit ruthless with yourself, and those you live with, you really can achieve a quicker and more lucrative sale.

Here are five ways to say goodbye to your clutter…

What Social Media Tells You about an Estate Agent 1,649 views

In this three-minute read, we look at the critical role social media plays in estate agents reaching out to potential buyers.

When choosing an estate agent, it pays to channel your inner Miss Marple or Sherlock Holmes and do a little online sleuthing.

When you’re looking to hire an estate agent it’s important to look for someone with a strong community standing, good track record, and proven marketing formula.

Social media and Google reviews are great places to check this out….

How Home Sellers in Waterford Can Avoid Fall-Through Agony 936 views

In this two-minute read, we look at what homeowners can do to reduce the risk of their property sale falling through.

We’re about to banish a myth that many people still believe about selling a home.

The misconception is that once you’ve accepted an offer for your property, the hard work is done.

Property Q and A 2,606 views

I am in the middle of selling my house. My family and I are moving further out of Waterford City and buying a new house there at the same time. My problem is that the buyer of my house seems to be moving very slowly, or their solicitors are. We have been delayed now 9 weeks since we went sale agreed and it is starting to make me feel very nervous about my house purchase. The people we are buying from are chasing me every day. What can I do? 

Property Q and A – September 2021 4,411 views

I am in the middle of selling my house. My family and I are moving further out of Waterford City and buying a new house there at the same time. My problem is that the buyer of my house seems to be moving very slowly, or their solicitors are. We have been delayed now 9 weeks since we went sale agreed and it is starting to make me feel very nervous about my house purchase. The people we are buying from are chasing me every day. What can I do? 

We Love Teamwork! 2,595 views

As Estate Agents, we have a reputation for producing great videos and images of our properties and marketing them really well to buyers.

I was reminded last month though that we just wouldn’t be able to do this to such a high standard if our clients didn’t work with us!

More than a Quick Sell 8,452 views

This week I wrapped up a job that showed the value of building a good relationship.  I sold a property… Read More

Tips for Buyers Looking for Their Dream Home in Waterford 5,406 views

In this two-minute read, we give our best recommendations on how to find your dream home in Waterford.
Searching for your next home can be an exciting process, but it can also feel daunting and even frustrating at times. Use these suggestions to ensure that when you’re house hunting in Waterford, you remain as calm as possible.

Six Reasons Why Property Inspections Are a Must for Waterford Landlords 2,787 views

In this three-minute read, we look at why regular inspections should be central to your property management strategy. When you’re… Read More

How to Choose a Good Waterford Removal Company 2,572 views

This three-minute read gives you a few ideas to consider when choosing your removal company in Waterford.

Getting the right people to help you move home is so important. This means your estate agent, your solicitor, and the people that will do the physical heavy lifting. Choosing the right removal company will make a big difference, not only on moving day itself, but before, and after, your move.

Calculating Your Waterford Buy-to-Let Return 2,475 views

If you’re looking for a property to rent out, it’s important to understand the numbers involved. You may have inherited a property and are thinking of letting it. Use the information here to identify if that is a prudent thing to do or if the capital from selling the property could be better invested.

Retrofitting is an opportunity not to be missed when transforming your home 919 views

At Liberty Blue Estate Agents we have noticed a trend change when it comes to buyers looking for their first home. Previously most buyers wanted a home that was pretty much turn-key. 

However, in the past year, there has been a stronger demand from buyers looking for a home which can offer them a project. The result is that older townhouses which had been left aside and looking sad are being bought by buyers who see their potential. These buyers want to invest the time and energy into a redesign and retrofit.

Outside Space: Top Tips for Making the Most of Your Garden 773 views

In this two-minute read, we share some simple ideas to improve your garden.

Covid restrictions have affected the housing market in many ways, from virtual viewings to a complete lack of supply but something else has occurred too. Outside space and gardens are fastly becoming a wishlist priority for both buyers and renters. Here some tips for making the most of your outside space.

Additional Information Serious Buyers in Waterford are Seeking 1,685 views

In this two-minute read, we look at useful information which you might want to share with your agent to satisfy inquisitive buyers.

You can often tell whether a viewer is keen on a property from the questions they ask. And in our experience, the more specific the question, the warmer the prospect. When it comes to preparing for a sale, the more information that you can share with your agent, the better. Here are five typical questions to get you thinking.

Rental Property – Tips to Keep Calm and in Control 1,024 views

In this two-minute read, we show you how to keep calm and in control when letting your Waterford property.

The idea that investing in rental property is easy passive income is a myth. Letting and managing rental property can be stressful, especially for inexperienced or accidental landlords.

This month sees the championing of Stress Awareness Month; an annual event which recognises the dangers of modern-day stress and provides valuable coping strategies. If you are wading through tenancy treacle, read our top tips to temper your tension.

Thinking of Selling your Property? – 5 Most Frequently asked Questions 649 views

What is the best time of year to sell a house?
How long will it take to sell my house?
How much is my house worth?
Should I carry out repairs before I go to market?
What are my options if my house is not selling?

Planning Permission 8,506 views

I recently sale agreed a lovely site in Stradbally County Waterford. We are also selling two amazing sites in Cheekpoint with breathtaking waterfront views. With all the enquiries I received, I thought it would be a good idea to invite an expert to our Waterford Property Watch segment to answer some frequently asked questions about residential planning permission.

So I got in touch with a planning permmision expert…

Five Things We Can’t Wait to Do in Waterford When Lockdown Ends 752 views

We list the five simple things we’re looking forward to when lockdown lifts in this two-minute read.
With the end to lockdown now in sight, it’s impossible not to think excitedly ahead to spring and summer.

We know we won’t be able to do everything all at once – but we can live with that.

Rent Reviews will Protect the Value of your Asset 1,377 views

You should never underestimate the importance of carrying out annual rent reviews to maintain the value of your property. Not only do rent reviews keep your income at the current market value but they also ensure your property achieves the maximum potential price, should you wish to sell. Find out why in this 2 minute read.

How to Find Great Tenants and Keep Them 749 views

When it comes to renting your property, the most important thing you must do is to select the right tenant. There are no second chances, you must get this right from day one. Afterall your property may be one of the biggest assets you own. Do not leave things to chance. If you do not choose the right tenants, you will enter a world of financial and emotional stress.

Landlords – How we rent property during COVID level 5 746 views

The past year has presented a challenge to many landlords who find themselves with a vacant property which may require both work and new tenants. It has been especially tricky for landlords living outside of Waterford. Despite everything, the rental market throughout Waterford has been very strong. We are attracting good prospective tenants who are relocating to Waterford, seeking quality rented accommodation.

Should I wait to sell my property? 764 views

Maria Clifford, Auctioneer and Director of Liberty Blue Estate Agents & Auctioneers Waterford, discusses what is currently happening in the Waterford property market and why now could be an excellent time to sell your property.

Find out what she has to say in our latest video

Éadaoin’s Testimonial 964 views

We received a lovely testimonial from our former client Éadaoin that we are delighted to share. Éadaoin engaged us to… Read More

Thinking of selling your home? 864 views

Thinking of selling your home? Check out my top questions to ask yourself.

Maria Clifford has some fantastic advice to share this week about the questions you should ask yourself if you are considering putting your home on the market.

How to Speed Up the Sales Process 1,281 views

Regina, the Liberty Blue Estate Agents owner, discusses conveyancing, particularly ‘how to speed up the sales process’ with Solicitor Aisling Cahill. This is the first in a series of Instagram live discussions with property professionals.

Find out how you can speed up your sales process with a host of helpful tips and suggestions.

Does your current space work for you? 644 views

Does your current space work for you with all the changes you have had to adapt to recently?

If moving and selling is something you need to do in the months to come, did you know that you can have your home valued remotely? The IPAV (Institute of Professional Valuers and Auctioneers ) have members in every county who can assist you. You can get started now, even with COVID 19. You can find your local IPAV registered auctioneer here.

Bowefield, Gracedieu, Waterford Property Update 2020 2,951 views

In this week’s property update, Maria Clifford, Auctioneer, discusses the beautiful estate of Bowefield, nestled on the hilltop of Gracedieu, just outside Waterford city.

Want to know how much houses in Bowefield and River Park sell for?
How many homes sold here last year?…..

Waterford in 2020 with Niall Harrington 1,594 views

In this episode, our host, Regina Mangan of Liberty Blue Estate Agents has a really positive chat to Niall Harrington of Fewer Harrington & Partners about what’s on the horizon for Waterford in 2020 (and beyond), including…

First Time Buyers Grant Information – Help To Buy 1,475 views

The Help to Buy (HTB) incentive is a scheme for first-time property buyers. It will help you with the deposit you need to buy or build a new house or apartment. You must buy or build the property to live in as your home.

Waterford Rental Prices WPW Ep 7 1,495 views

Welcome to Waterford Property Watch, the seventh in our series of in-depth discussions on what’s happening in the local property… Read More

Probate Law – Waterford Property Watch Ep 6 959 views

Welcome to Waterford Property Watch, the sixth in our series of in-depth discussions on what’s happening in the Waterford property… Read More

Waterford Property Watch 2 – Mortgage Advice (video) 1,175 views

Welcome to Waterford Property Watch, the 2nd in our new series of in-depth discussions on what’s happening in the Waterford… Read More

Liberty Blue, Bookaroom and Friends Wish all a Merry Christmas 916 views

🎶We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!🎶

Dungarvan client shares her customer experience 1,144 views

Maria Clifford chats to client Olive at Liberty Blue Estate Agents event in Dungarvan, Co Waterford “When we sell not… Read More

Finding the Best Rental Agency 1,115 views

How to find the best rental agency in your area There are so many rental agents available in the property… Read More

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