I had a house to sell which needed a lot of work. I neither had the time or energy for the job, I heard of Paul Tobin from a colleague who was extremely happy with his service. A few days after he visited the property he got in touch with a current value and a refurbishment plan. He was professional and knowledgeable and knew the market very well, I also got to see before and after shots of his previous work and had the confidence in him to take on the project from start to finish. From design stage, right through to completion he took care of everything and updated me regularly making sure I was informed and happy at each stage. One of the best savings was a kitchen he bought on Done Deal for €800, I had been previously looking at a kitchen cost of €5,000. The market at the time was sluggish and I was worried about attracting a buyer but Paul was confident that with this type of fit out and It would sell fast and for a high price. I was hoping the refurbishment would have taken less time but when we went to market he sold it in a few weeks, well worth the investment. The best description of the overall service was that it was tailored to suit my requirements’ and would not hesitate in recommending Paul Tobin Estate Agents.
Eileen Mc Neela 15 Castleknock Grove, Castleknock 2017
I’ve been renting for years and have encountered many agents, good and bad, in that time. Paul Tobin Estates is, undoubtedly, the best agent I’ve dealt with . He and his staff are highly efficient and very friendly.
M Rosenstock 2017
“I asked Paul Tobin Estates to advise on revamping and letting a house in Dublin 9 in July. Paul called to the house and submitted a room by room report, effectively an interior design proposal. He visited the house on numerous occasions to ensure that work was completed to the highest standards. He personally met the painting contractor, flooring contractor, recommended a cleaning company and advised on how to apply all the finishing touches. The refurbishment was completed on time and on budget. He then secured an excellent tenant paying 40% more than the rent we had hoped to achieve. I would highly recommend Paul Tobin Estates if you are considering refurbishing and letting or selling a house.”
Diarmuid Everard, November 2016
Ian & I just wanted to thank you so much for all your advice, hard work and determination in selling our house. Your professionalism shone through in your 360-degree approach from “staging” suggestions to showing the house and managing the negotiations around the selling. When the waters got choppy, you sailed in and smoothed out any issues. I’ve been recommending you to anyone who will listen. Many thanks again.
Ian & Sally O Leary, Dublin 8 2016
We hired Paul Tobin to sell a house that had been let for many years. As we do not live in Dublin we were attracted by his turnkey service. Our instructions were that he was to handle absolutely everything so we just handed over the cheque. True to his word Paul handled everything: from the notice to the tenants, to the refurbishment of the house, to the sourcing of a solicitor, surveyor and the handling of utilities. He is a stickler for detail and his refurbishment of the house was not only cost effective but excellent… and we did not have to lift a finger. He really showed the property off to its best advantage. Paul was professional, competent and practical in his approach. Above all he is a gentleman and a pleasure to deal with. Paul sold the house for a good price in a stagnant market. We would have no hesitation in recommending him. He made, what is usually a stressful process, seamless and hassle free.
Maura and Dermot O’Connell, Galway 2016
Paul works hard to get customers what they want and follows through on his promises.
Ned Burke, Barrister at Law Society Ireland, August 2015
I had been trying to sell my house for several months during a very difficult economic period and was beginning to feel that we were wasting our time. Eventually we decided to ask Paul Tobin to sell our house as I knew he had a very good reputation. Paul took over the sale on 5th April and we received a deposit from the buyer on 12th May! Phenomenal results! Paul’s professionalism and positivity is amazing and infectious. He lifted our spirits immediately. Paul took some amazing photos which definitely helped with viewings and he followed up with each and every potential buyer which eliminated any time-wasters. Paul was a total pleasure to deal with at all times and I would not hesitate to recommend Paul to anyone who needs the services of an EXCELLENT estate agent. Thank you so much Paul for all your help during an extremely stressful time.
Lorraine & Mark Lawless, Hazelbury Park
Approximately 5 years ago I engaged Paul Tobin to rent out my apartment. The whole process was seamless and hassle-free and the same tenants are still renting the property to this day. Paul was completely professional and proactive in vetting potential tenants, checking references, securing contracts, registering with the PRTB and dealing subsequently with the tenants chosen. I was impressed that he rejected several initial candidates, instead choosing to wait longer until he felt a suitable tenant was available. I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul’s services to anybody in a similar situation.
David Fitzgerald, Owner, Scapegoat Design
Dear Paul, Thank you for informing us about no. 47. Whilst we were disappointed to miss out, we were very impressed by your professionalism and clarity of communication. It’s a refreshing difference to some of the other agents out there.
Tom Conroy & Charlotte Kelly
We are a Residential Construction Company operating over the last 10 years. We are currently constructing houses at our Development at Weston Park, Oldtown, Co. Dublin (awarded “New Home of the Month” by Irish Property Buyer Magazine, winner “Homes of Tomorrow” by SEI). We are very proud of this Development and all professionals associated with our Project. We utilised the services of an alternative estate agency to launch our Development during the first years of the Development. We subsequently appointed Mr Paul Tobin to market and sell our above mentioned Development. We have found Mr Tobin to be an exemplary professional who has proven to be imaginative in his marketing approach, diligent, well-liked by prospective customers and more importantly in these difficult times – tenacious. We would have no hesitation in highly recommending Paul Tobin as an estate agent for the marketing and sale of residential housing property.
David A. Murray B.Sc (Mgmt) F.C.C.A., Joint-Managing Director, Peach Glen Construction Ltd
I knew Paul and his business but had not yet used his services. We took him on to sell our home. The attention to detail Paul showed gave us confidence we had taken on the right person for the job. Our home went onto the websites on the Sunday and throughout the week Paul kept us informed of interested parties. The first set of viewings was a Friday evening, as Paul was keen not to disrupt our family life with a 2-year-old too much. The following day a few more and by 6pm that night we had an offer on the table for the asking price! The full process was seamless, and I would have no hesitations in recommending Paul Tobin Estates 100%. Six weeks later we said goodbye to our home and readily await to move into our new one, with thanks.
Rosie Lennon, October 2015
I asked Paul Tobin to undertake the sale of a property. Paul surveyed it and advised me as to what steps I should take to present it. Paul was not the first Auctioneer I engaged and I had been advised by others that the market did not favour Vendors at this time, and that I should pitch my price conservatively and take the best secured bid that was proffered to me. Paul, when consulted, adopted a very different strategy. He was of the opinion, that regardless of the depressed market we were operating in, that we should pitch the property at a level that reflected its true value. He intimated to me that a good property, properly presented will always realise an appropriate value, regardless of the market forces. Paul then suggested that we undertake a basic window dressing exercise which essentially comprised a complete decluttering of the residence. The removal of old carpets etc and dated décor was effected at his behest. We sanded the fine old floors and gave a lick of paint where required. The garden got a makeover and the scene was then set for Mr Tobin’s bluff to be called. Paul then set about re-arranging ornaments and furniture as he essentially staged the residence as he saw fit. To be fair to him, he put the time in. He never rushed the process, he set about carefully advertising the property for sale. His online presentation in pictures and in prose, never oversold the residence. I am reliably informed that a number of viewers actually commented to him that they found it refreshing that his online presentation was an honest and accurate evaluation of the property as it was. I have no doubt that his frankness and honesty endeared potential purchasers to him, and made willing bidders of them. In the heel of the hunt, these potential purchasers, in their trust of him, and in their belief that a good property had been honestly presented to them, then set about bidding strongly against each other, to our ultimate advantage. The sale closed, and I believe we realised the best possible price for the property in these straightened times as a direct result of Paul’s ultimate professionalism as a very clued in designer and Auctioneer. Not only would I recommend Paul, but I would go so far as to say: Don’t attempt to sell, without first consulting with him!
Pearse Brennan, Villa Park Gardens
Paul was absolutely wonderful in securing a beautiful apartment for myself and my partner. We were both very happy with his professionalism and how easy he is to approach. I would genuinely recommend Paul and his work to anyone. I continue to have peace of mind because he is a reliable and honest man and I am delighted to have him as a contact.
Paul Tobin helped me with valuing an interest in a commercial unit I was keen on. Paul carried out a complex valuation analysis of the property calculating future returns expected, and outlays. This gave me clear idea of the investment. I’m writing this two year later, “as I said I would”, the investment advice we received was professional, excellent and it worked out very well. I would have no hesitation in recommending this guy to any investor looking to make a sound investment.
Martin Halloran, Sandymount
We chose Paul Tobin to sell our inherited residential investment properties, he came highly recommended as there was a number of family members involved. Paul dealt with each family member in a very transparent way, which helped speed up the usual saga of decision making within the family. The properties looked superb, all were decorated to a high standard at a reasonable cost, and we achieved higher prices than we could have imagined. Paul is consummate professional and clearly also very talented when it comes to interiors. All the family spoke highly of him and would definitely refer him to friends.
Executor of family Estate 2015