34. Regina Mangan and the systems that save her time.

March 18, 2019

Regina Mangan, of Liberty Blue Estate Agents, shares (very generously) all of the systems that she uses in the property rental side of her business. During our conversation it becomes completely clear that any agent would be well advised to automate the "low value" work and allow their staff become focussed on client facing work. Listening to Regina, you will be inspired! I certainly was. 

33. Janet Carroll estate agent, the building of a business.

March 11, 2019

Today we talk to Janet Carroll of www.janetcarroll.ie and  trace the roots of her estate agent's business back to Janet's  granny's house on South Frederick St, a love of working that started at the age of 11 and a glamorous ex pat life in the south of France! An inspring tale. 

32. Birds do it! Nesting…time to look with fresh eyes at our home

March 4, 2019

I usually talk about some aspect of buying property, but the crazy crows flapping and nesting outside have inspired me to think about nesting and how we live in our homes. This week I'm taking a look at the purpose of each space in my house and have been surprised at what's being going on under my nose! 

31.Talking Colours with Ger Cooney

February 25, 2019

In this episode, I talk to a fascinating interior designer about the many shades of grey, how white is not always the best colour for your ceiling, and how to choose colours for a north-facing room. Ger Cooney has lots to say about colour, and this is a really informative chat.

30. Flat fees and finite bidding times, we talk to Helen O Keefe of Auctioneera

February 18, 2019

I love seeing innovation and change in the property industry and was really curious to hear how  Auctioneera, a new estate agency, differs from traditional agencies .. Helen O Keefe of Auctioneera tells us how and why she and her partners started this new style of estate agency. 

29. Focus Focus Focus on Money Money Money before you set foot in an Open View!

February 11, 2019

Unless you've got your money sitting in euros in an Irish bank account or an up to date letter of loan offer from the bank please don't spend any energy at all on your property search. Instead, put all of your focus and energy into making one of these two things happen. This week I look at five ways in which money can be slippery and tricky so you've got to keep a firm grasp on it before you ever glance at myhome.ie or daft.ie

28. Working from home and a bit sheepish about it?

February 4, 2019

Are you working from home and feeling a little bit sheepish about it?  This week we explore if you need to have a "bricks and mortar" office in order to run a legitimate business. Bernadette Doyle, my guest this week is busy running a highly successful seven figure marketing business (when she's not hanging out with Richard Branson on Necker Island).  If you'd like to find out more about Bernadette and her business go to www.bernadettedoyle.com. Thanks for listening!

27. The curious tale behind Blackrock College Sports Hall.

January 29, 2019

It's schools  Rugby season and this week I talk to Francis Fullen of CI Structures about the  innovative sports hall he  constructed for Blackrock College.  The interview takes us behind the scenes of the deal to places as far afield as Bahrain as we hear tales of Dinosaurs and triple Birthday cakes.  It gets a little technical for a few minutes half way through but stay tuned... it's worth it. Thanks for listening. 

26.14 things to consider when buying an apartment to live in

January 21, 2019

Thinking of buying an apartment to live in? Apart from the annual service charge, here are 14 other things you should keep an eye out for. 

25.Bidding is like matchmaking.

January 14, 2019

We might all agree that it's hard to find "the one".  When it comes to property, it's not much different.  It's pretty rare that the desires, needs, budget and readiness of a buyer intersect directly with the wishes, needs and readiness of a seller.  This week we're talking about understanding yourself and your strengths as a bidder and discussing how to make yourself a strong buyer by being informed, organised, energetic and consistent.