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The Irish Real Estate Market Performance pre 2014 till now (from the free company health check and best practice class) This presentation not only highlights the important past trend and behaviours of the real estate market, but also provides an analysis on the how...

The Irish Real Estate Market Performance pre 2014 till now (from the free company health check and best practice class)

The Irish Real Estate Market Performance pre 2014 till now (from the free company health check and best practice class) This presentation not only highlights the important past trend and behaviours of the real estate market, but also provides an analysis on the how...

Free Company Health check class Knowledge of your market is the ultimate key to success! At Acquaint we keep our clients updated on how the market is performing and helping you to maintain industry best practice for every instruction. On the 22nd of August...

Free Company Health Check Class

Free Company Health check class Knowledge of your market is the ultimate key to success! At Acquaint we keep our clients updated on how the market is performing and helping you to maintain industry best practice for every instruction. On the 22nd of August...

Dublin property sales report Quarter 2 2015 to 2016 Dublin sales report quarter 2 2016 from Matthew Scott Snapshot of the Dublin property sales market over the last 12 months (Quarter 2 2015 to Quarter 2016). This report looks at the falling number of...

Dublin property sales report Quarter 2 2015 to 2016

Dublin property sales report Quarter 2 2015 to 2016 Dublin sales report quarter 2 2016 from Matthew Scott Snapshot of the Dublin property sales market over the last 12 months (Quarter 2 2015 to Quarter 2016). This report looks at the falling number of...

Dublin Quarter 1 2016 sales and rental market This report breaks down not only the sales and rental performance of the property market, but also the important drivers that lead to the performance. By offering insight into the where the market is now and...

Dublin Quarter 1 2016 sales and rental market

Dublin Quarter 1 2016 sales and rental market This report breaks down not only the sales and rental performance of the property market, but also the important drivers that lead to the performance. By offering insight into the where the market is now and...

How much time do we actually spend making money? We all strive to make more money, but do we have the right structure in place? This is achieved by increasing our time spent selling to new clients and up selling our existing ones. My...

How much time do we actually spend making money?

How much time do we actually spend making money? We all strive to make more money, but do we have the right structure in place? This is achieved by increasing our time spent selling to new clients and up selling our existing ones. My...

Irish real estate 2015-2016- a story of two tales Ireland in 2015 saw both signs of improvements, but also the repeat of previous bad habit. Supply continues to be the major talking point as supply is well below the desired numbers required, Ireland has...

Irish Real Estate 2015-2016- a story of two tales

Irish real estate 2015-2016- a story of two tales Ireland in 2015 saw both signs of improvements, but also the repeat of previous bad habit. Supply continues to be the major talking point as supply is well below the desired numbers required, Ireland has...

Knowledge is Power! The difference between a good business person and great one is knowing the true value of an opportunity when it presents itself, and secondly knowing the true long term effects a missed opportunity has on businesses growth, market position and reputation....

Knowledge is Power!

Knowledge is Power! The difference between a good business person and great one is knowing the true value of an opportunity when it presents itself, and secondly knowing the true long term effects a missed opportunity has on businesses growth, market position and reputation....

Why a CRM system is an integral part of your business vision First and foremost all businesses operate in a competitive space, where the smallest detail can affect which company the client decides to build a relationship with. These small factors are usually down...

Why a CRM system is an integral part of your business vision

Why a CRM system is an integral part of your business vision First and foremost all businesses operate in a competitive space, where the smallest detail can affect which company the client decides to build a relationship with. These small factors are usually down...

Customer Experience As we become buoyed with the good news that market prices are once again picking up and the stock shortage is being addressed with at least 27,000 new residential units. We have to be ready to operate and act, the moment new...

Customer Experience

Customer Experience As we become buoyed with the good news that market prices are once again picking up and the stock shortage is being addressed with at least 27,000 new residential units. We have to be ready to operate and act, the moment new...

Why Acquaint can be important to meeting your future financial goals Due to my previous experience of being a real estate agent in Dubai, I truly understand the perils of not fully utilising your CRM and missing out on sales/rental opportunities. 2015 saw sales...

Why Acquaint can be important to meeting your future financial goals

Why Acquaint can be important to meeting your future financial goals Due to my previous experience of being a real estate agent in Dubai, I truly understand the perils of not fully utilising your CRM and missing out on sales/rental opportunities. 2015 saw sales...

Why we need to refocus on our business The truth we all have to accept is that we miss out on business opportunities whether we are aware of it or not. As a business once you identify potential reasons that lead to the missed...

Why we need to refocus on our business

Why we need to refocus on our business The truth we all have to accept is that we miss out on business opportunities whether we are aware of it or not. As a business once you identify potential reasons that lead to the missed...

My experience of working in the UK, Dubai and Ireland has seen me deal with a wide variety of cultures and nationalities, especially in the corporate and real estate markets. One common factor is that all of my previous employers have preached about the...

Time and Money Well Spent!

My experience of working in the UK, Dubai and Ireland has seen me deal with a wide variety of cultures and nationalities, especially in the corporate and real estate markets. One common factor is that all of my previous employers have preached about the...

As we become buoyed with the good news that market prices are once again picking up and the stock shortage is being addressed with at least 27,000 new residential units. We have to be ready to operate and act, the moment new properties hit...

Customer Experience- CRM management

As we become buoyed with the good news that market prices are once again picking up and the stock shortage is being addressed with at least 27,000 new residential units. We have to be ready to operate and act, the moment new properties hit...

Ireland construction trends 2010-2018 from Matthew Scott The extensive report looks at factors such as population growth, immigration and migration, unemployment, average EU and regional income, House Price performance, Irish construction activity, transaction activity, EU credit availability, Mortgages, Completions, average housing builds in Europe,...

Irish construction and property performance 2010-2018

Ireland construction trends 2010-2018 from Matthew Scott The extensive report looks at factors such as population growth, immigration and migration, unemployment, average EU and regional income, House Price performance, Irish construction activity, transaction activity, EU credit availability, Mortgages, Completions, average housing builds in Europe,...

Are you ready to take full advantage of the new residential builds due in 2016 and 2017 from Matthew Scott As construction output increases and new residential completions pick up dramatically, are you ready to react when the new residential units hit the market....

Are you ready for 2017?

Are you ready to take full advantage of the new residential builds due in 2016 and 2017 from Matthew Scott As construction output increases and new residential completions pick up dramatically, are you ready to react when the new residential units hit the market....

Startingontheroadtorecovery ireland from Matthew Scott Starting on the Road to recovery- Ireland v Dubai and it’s two construction mindsets. The report documents the two mindsets employed after the property bust, how Dubai built their way out of trouble and how Ireland since 2006-2007 has...

Starting on the Road to Recovery

Startingontheroadtorecovery ireland from Matthew Scott Starting on the Road to recovery- Ireland v Dubai and it’s two construction mindsets. The report documents the two mindsets employed after the property bust, how Dubai built their way out of trouble and how Ireland since 2006-2007 has...

Irish Property Market This Market insight report explores Ireland’s property performance and construction output 2015-2016. The report documents and explores important areas such the shortage of stock, number of transactions completed, real estate agency conduct, construction activity, completion stats, investment activity, Irish house building...

Irish Property market Performance 2015-2016

Irish Property Market This Market insight report explores Ireland’s property performance and construction output 2015-2016. The report documents and explores important areas such the shortage of stock, number of transactions completed, real estate agency conduct, construction activity, completion stats, investment activity, Irish house building...

Hello All, We have been working away and answering a few commonly asked questions through short videos. We intend to continue to produce these to build up a library so it will be easier for our clients to understand all aspects of Acquaint. Click...

Check out the new Tutorial Videos

Hello All, We have been working away and answering a few commonly asked questions through short videos. We intend to continue to produce these to build up a library so it will be easier for our clients to understand all aspects of Acquaint. Click...

Hey guys we here at 4pm just wanted to welcome you to our new Acquaint blog. We hope to use this blog to keep you updated with all aspects of acquaint such as upcoming training days, updates in the software and tutorial videos. We...

Welcome to the new Acquaint Blog

Hey guys we here at 4pm just wanted to welcome you to our new Acquaint blog. We hope to use this blog to keep you updated with all aspects of acquaint such as upcoming training days, updates in the software and tutorial videos. We...

We held our first free basic training day in the NOVA UCD office where we have recently located. 35 customers of Acquaint turned up to receive training organise to help customers to use more of the functions and featured available in a CRM system....

Acquaint CRM -Training day in NOVA, UCD a success

We held our first free basic training day in the NOVA UCD office where we have recently located. 35 customers of Acquaint turned up to receive training organise to help customers to use more of the functions and featured available in a CRM system....

During the last three years, rental prices have pulled themselves out of the gutter they had been thrown down during the recession, increasing by nearly 20% from 2011. This large rise in cost is a product of supply and demand. Due to properties no...

City rentals increase by 20% from 2011 while rural rentals stay still at 2%

During the last three years, rental prices have pulled themselves out of the gutter they had been thrown down during the recession, increasing by nearly 20% from 2011. This large rise in cost is a product of supply and demand. Due to properties no...

On the first of January, Sherry FitzGerald released one of its four quarterly reports, released quarterly, just one of several released each year by the estate agency network’s department. This report has been released 4 times a year since back in 1990. Although it...

First in Country: Sherry FitzGerald Report Shows Property Market in Ireland is on the Rise

On the first of January, Sherry FitzGerald released one of its four quarterly reports, released quarterly, just one of several released each year by the estate agency network’s department. This report has been released 4 times a year since back in 1990. Although it...

The Property Services Regulatory Authority, the PSRA, established to monitor Auctioneers, Estate Agents and Property Management firms, is in the process of pushing court action on businesses who fail to meet its requirements. The PSRA was set up due to concern of unprincipled practices...

Up to 30 businesses that deal in the sale of property face prosecution by the PSRA

The Property Services Regulatory Authority, the PSRA, established to monitor Auctioneers, Estate Agents and Property Management firms, is in the process of pushing court action on businesses who fail to meet its requirements. The PSRA was set up due to concern of unprincipled practices...

The Revenue Comissioner, as of yet, had already collected 13% of the Local Property Tax by the end of November. This information was released in a Dail reply to Michael McGrath, finance spokesman – Fianna Fail This reply disclosed that as much as 65,000,000...

13% of 2014’s Local Property Tax has already been collected!

The Revenue Comissioner, as of yet, had already collected 13% of the Local Property Tax by the end of November. This information was released in a Dail reply to Michael McGrath, finance spokesman – Fianna Fail This reply disclosed that as much as 65,000,000...

As the year comes to  a close, it’s a more than uplifting sight to see that property prices are rising at a fairly consistent rate, with properties in Dublin rising roughly 15% throughout the year, with some parts even rising as high as 20%....

Increasing prices will not resolve current issues in the Property Market

As the year comes to  a close, it’s a more than uplifting sight to see that property prices are rising at a fairly consistent rate, with properties in Dublin rising roughly 15% throughout the year, with some parts even rising as high as 20%....

People watching the fall in house prices, waiting for the best opportunity to buy have been blind-sided by the sudden €3000 a week increase in house prices. Here is ten tips from Acquaint on people buying homes in Dublin during the heat. Start with...

Ten tips on the best way to buy a house in Dublin now!

People watching the fall in house prices, waiting for the best opportunity to buy have been blind-sided by the sudden €3000 a week increase in house prices. Here is ten tips from Acquaint on people buying homes in Dublin during the heat. Start with...

Zillow Inc operator of the US’s largest real-estate website, have acquired StreetEasy for $50 million in cash to expand its coverage of the New York market. StreetEasy has about 1.2 million monthly unique users, primarily residential real-estate shoppers in the New York region. Facing...

Zillow Acquires StreetEasy for $50 Million

Zillow Inc operator of the US’s largest real-estate website, have acquired StreetEasy for $50 million in cash to expand its coverage of the New York market. StreetEasy has about 1.2 million monthly unique users, primarily residential real-estate shoppers in the New York region. Facing...

A new study by Coldwell Banker Real Estate shows that millennial parents are more open than their older counterparts to the idea of their grown children living at home. The majority of parents aged 18 to 34 believe their children can live at home for up...

The Kids are Staying Home

A new study by Coldwell Banker Real Estate shows that millennial parents are more open than their older counterparts to the idea of their grown children living at home. The majority of parents aged 18 to 34 believe their children can live at home for up...

According to a recent survey by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, British house prices are rising at their fastest pace in seven years. There is a fear that government lending incentives are creating a new property bubble.The RICS seasonally adjusted house price balance...

UK house price inflation jumps to 2006 level

According to a recent survey by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, British house prices are rising at their fastest pace in seven years. There is a fear that government lending incentives are creating a new property bubble.The RICS seasonally adjusted house price balance...

The Palace of Westminster, Tower of London, Big Ben and other historic London landmarks are getting some towering, glass-and-steel neighbors along the banks of the River Thames. Some of Britain’s biggest developers are making big bets on new luxury residential developments whose key selling...

A Place by the River

The Palace of Westminster, Tower of London, Big Ben and other historic London landmarks are getting some towering, glass-and-steel neighbors along the banks of the River Thames. Some of Britain’s biggest developers are making big bets on new luxury residential developments whose key selling...

Dublin retail rents suffered the second sharpest fall in Europe in the last 12 months and was one of only five European cities to see its high streets suffer rental falls while 19 others notched up retail rent increases. Nevertheless, despite the 15% drop,...

Dublin Retail Rents Drop 15% in 12 Months

Dublin retail rents suffered the second sharpest fall in Europe in the last 12 months and was one of only five European cities to see its high streets suffer rental falls while 19 others notched up retail rent increases. Nevertheless, despite the 15% drop,...

The Private Tenancies Board’s annual report, published this month, revealed that 37 per cent of applications dealt with deposit retention and it remained the most common reason for parties seeking dispute resolution. “A landlord is only entitled to retain a deposit where there is...

Landlords Struggle to Retain Deposits

The Private Tenancies Board’s annual report, published this month, revealed that 37 per cent of applications dealt with deposit retention and it remained the most common reason for parties seeking dispute resolution. “A landlord is only entitled to retain a deposit where there is...

Dublin house prices increase 7.7%

Second hand house prices in Dublin have increased by 7.7 per cent since the start of the year, according to the latest Douglas Newman Good (DNG) property price gauge. The nationwide estate agency also said that prices have increased by 15.1 per cent, or...

Dublin house prices increase 7.7%

Second hand house prices in Dublin have increased by 7.7 per cent since the start of the year, according to the latest Douglas Newman Good (DNG) property price gauge. The nationwide estate agency also said that prices have increased by 15.1 per cent, or...

R-Post Part 2

The legal stance of eSignatures with R-Post Auditable Proof of Signoff: Only R-Post technology provides a record of precisely what message content was in fact sent, received, and signed off with a robust audit trail that is cryptographically associated with the sign-off record content...

R-Post Part 2

The legal stance of eSignatures with R-Post Auditable Proof of Signoff: Only R-Post technology provides a record of precisely what message content was in fact sent, received, and signed off with a robust audit trail that is cryptographically associated with the sign-off record content...

R-Post Part 1

  The new R-Post software from Acquaint will help your business reduce staff time wasted on conducting mundane posting, reduces printing costs and speeds up form signing. Features that R-Post can offer: Registered Email: Proof service, the worldwide standard for legal and verifiable proof...

R-Post Part 1

  The new R-Post software from Acquaint will help your business reduce staff time wasted on conducting mundane posting, reduces printing costs and speeds up form signing. Features that R-Post can offer: Registered Email: Proof service, the worldwide standard for legal and verifiable proof...

What a dream house should be like

Here come the latest property tips and news from acquaint.ie For a good real estate agent it is indispensable to know what people are actually looking for when it comes to choosing a comfy home, especially in times of crisis. While opinions and tastes...

What a dream house should be like

Here come the latest property tips and news from acquaint.ie For a good real estate agent it is indispensable to know what people are actually looking for when it comes to choosing a comfy home, especially in times of crisis. While opinions and tastes...

Improving your home’s layout

Improving your home’s layout could benefit your home life but this involves hard work and money. Here are some tips to help! Cottages and small terraced houses often have a bad layout and might prompt you to makes some changes. The most frequent deficits...

Improving your home’s layout

Improving your home’s layout could benefit your home life but this involves hard work and money. Here are some tips to help! Cottages and small terraced houses often have a bad layout and might prompt you to makes some changes. The most frequent deficits...

Nama devotes £15 million to Belfast office development

  The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) is making an investment of £15 million (€18 million) in an office project in Belfast in order to increase the value of its assets in Northern Ireland. According to Nama chairman Frank Daly, they are backing the...

Nama devotes £15 million to Belfast office development

  The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) is making an investment of £15 million (€18 million) in an office project in Belfast in order to increase the value of its assets in Northern Ireland. According to Nama chairman Frank Daly, they are backing the...

Acquaint – Version 8.0.2.40

  The new Acquaint update will help make your daily tasks/workload even easier to handle! Here is a summary of the major improvements.     Colour code the diary by user and you can amend the font size in a right-click menu. A warning...

Acquaint – Version 8.0.2.40

  The new Acquaint update will help make your daily tasks/workload even easier to handle! Here is a summary of the major improvements.     Colour code the diary by user and you can amend the font size in a right-click menu. A warning...

Kennedy Wilson – New Investor of Clancy Quay

Kennedy Wilson, an international real estate company based in Beverly Hills, has bought the residential project Clancy Quay in Dublin for €82.5 million. They paid the whole sum in cash and will place debt financing on the property. Clancy Quay was built in 2008...

Kennedy Wilson – New Investor of Clancy Quay

Kennedy Wilson, an international real estate company based in Beverly Hills, has bought the residential project Clancy Quay in Dublin for €82.5 million. They paid the whole sum in cash and will place debt financing on the property. Clancy Quay was built in 2008...

Tips and tricks to sell your house much easier

When selling your property it’s not only about taking a fabulous photo or writing a detailed description, first impressions count. How your property is presented during viewings will close the deal! First impression count A potential purchaser will decide in seconds if they like...

Tips and tricks to sell your house much easier

When selling your property it’s not only about taking a fabulous photo or writing a detailed description, first impressions count. How your property is presented during viewings will close the deal! First impression count A potential purchaser will decide in seconds if they like...

Property investment sales reach over €600m in first half of 2013

In the first six months of 2013 more than 50 property investment sales with a value of €610 million have been closed .Apparently investors have regained confidence in the Irish property market, which can be clearly seen by the strong interest from foreign buyers,...

Property investment sales reach over €600m in first half of 2013

In the first six months of 2013 more than 50 property investment sales with a value of €610 million have been closed .Apparently investors have regained confidence in the Irish property market, which can be clearly seen by the strong interest from foreign buyers,...

Consumers still prefer to shop locally

Estate agents, watch out, the following news might be a little bit surprising for you. According to a study conducted by CBRE including 10.000 shoppers in 10 European countries, most consumers will still head to their local shops to buy clothes, and the recent...

Consumers still prefer to shop locally

Estate agents, watch out, the following news might be a little bit surprising for you. According to a study conducted by CBRE including 10.000 shoppers in 10 European countries, most consumers will still head to their local shops to buy clothes, and the recent...

Irish Household Charge

A charge which was already introduced in 2012 is still a topic of ongoing discussions. House owners were given from the beginning of 2012 until the end of March this year to pay the requested charge. However, about 350,000 households have refused to pay...

Irish Household Charge

A charge which was already introduced in 2012 is still a topic of ongoing discussions. House owners were given from the beginning of 2012 until the end of March this year to pay the requested charge. However, about 350,000 households have refused to pay...

What Do you Look For When Choosing a House?

Here comes the latest property tips and news from acquaint.ie It’s important to know what people are actually looking for when it comes to choosing a comfy home, especially in times of crisis. While opinions and tastes may differ among different people, there are...

What Do you Look For When Choosing a House?

Here comes the latest property tips and news from acquaint.ie It’s important to know what people are actually looking for when it comes to choosing a comfy home, especially in times of crisis. While opinions and tastes may differ among different people, there are...

Majority of Irish prosperity held in property

According to a recent study it is more common for prosperous people in Ireland to keep the greatest part of their wealth in property than for the rich in other countries. Despite the tough situation which the Irish real estate market is currently facing,...

Majority of Irish prosperity held in property

According to a recent study it is more common for prosperous people in Ireland to keep the greatest part of their wealth in property than for the rich in other countries. Despite the tough situation which the Irish real estate market is currently facing,...

Irish Life back to investment market

Acquaint.ie brings you the latest Irish property news: The country`s largest property fund will soon re-enter the commercial property investment market after eight years of absence and has now up to € 200 million  available to invest in office and retail space. According to Martin...

Irish Life back to investment market

Acquaint.ie brings you the latest Irish property news: The country`s largest property fund will soon re-enter the commercial property investment market after eight years of absence and has now up to € 200 million  available to invest in office and retail space. According to Martin...

Acquaint Update

Acquaint Version 8.0.2.25 is here! Acquaint presents you with the main updates of Version 8.0.2.25 When adding Property Feedback in the Appointment screen you can duplicate the text. Property Feedback Requests were only being sent for an Applicants first viewing of a specific Property....

Acquaint Update

Acquaint Version 8.0.2.25 is here! Acquaint presents you with the main updates of Version 8.0.2.25 When adding Property Feedback in the Appointment screen you can duplicate the text. Property Feedback Requests were only being sent for an Applicants first viewing of a specific Property....

A Quick Guide to CRM Software

Have you ever found yourself wondering exactly what a CRM is? Well the team at Acquaint are here to tell you that a CRM software or customer relationship management software is something which is growing in popularity, especially among SME’s. The main reason for...

A Quick Guide to CRM Software

Have you ever found yourself wondering exactly what a CRM is? Well the team at Acquaint are here to tell you that a CRM software or customer relationship management software is something which is growing in popularity, especially among SME’s. The main reason for...

An Introduction to Acquaint

Welcome to our Acquaint Blog! Below is an overview of Acquaint CRM, so please take a minute to get Acquainted! Your Business is your Contacts! Vendors, Landlords, Applicants, Buyers, Solicitors and Contractors. Acquaint is a contact based, totally integrated property software solution,which allows you...

An Introduction to Acquaint

Welcome to our Acquaint Blog! Below is an overview of Acquaint CRM, so please take a minute to get Acquainted! Your Business is your Contacts! Vendors, Landlords, Applicants, Buyers, Solicitors and Contractors. Acquaint is a contact based, totally integrated property software solution,which allows you...