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About Carol Tallon
Carol Tallon: Currently living in Ireland and working across Europe as CEO of Property District, a strategic communications agency for the planning, construction, property and proptech sectors, incorporating Proptech Ireland. Previously a property columnist for The Sunday Business Post and the Sunday Independent national newspapers, Carol now hosts a weekly real estate radio show and podcast at Dublin South FM and www.iPropertyRadio.com, and writes a proptech/construction technology column for Civil & Construction magazine in Ireland.
Special areas of focus include public consultation and stakeholder engagement for urban planning, and collaborative placemaking through innovative digital citizen engagement (virtual town hall).
Carol Tallon is the author of the Irish Property Buyers Handbook annuals 2011-2015 and the Property Insiders series 2018/2019.
Previous business titles include (i) Pre-Negotiation: A Strategy for Winning and (ii) Competitive Intelligence: The Key to Strategic Advantage - a guide for small business owners.
Titles By Carol Tallon
This updated book deals with the continuing fallout of the Irish property crash and helps prospective property buyers to identify opportunities in the Irish market in 2015. Packed with new techniques for a changed market, The Irish Property Buyers’ Handbook deals with sourcing off-market property, buying below market value, buying at auction, strategic negotiations and will show buyers how to spot a motivated seller. This updated edition also includes a bonus chapter on project RIPPLE: Building the first, fully-compliant, shipping container home in the Republic of Ireland. Aimed at first-time buyers and residential investors alike, The Irish Property Buyers' Handbook 2015 is the essential guide for anyone looking to enter the brave new world of property buying in Ireland.
Since Carol Tallon wrote the first edition of the Irish Property Buyers’ Handbook back in 2011, the property market in Ireland has changed. More importantly, the world has changed, particularly in how information is consumed. Property buyers need access to the most up-to-date, reliable and immediate information when the time comes to start searching for that ideal property or when it’s time to put in the winning offer. There isn’t always time to get to a bookshop, or to wait for an online order to be delivered, or to wade through lots of helpful though not necessarily relevant content to answer that one pressing property query or to help guide you through one particular stage of the buying process. For times like these, the Property Insider’s Guide series has an ebook for you. This ebook looks at property negotiation. Property negotiation does not have to be feared – it is simply a part of the process of buying a home. Like all processes, it requires input from the buyer and some level of focus to achieve positive results. Pre-negotiation is the starting point. Research – and legwork – will show where properties may be available at below market value, an immediate source of equity in a property. You’ll get lots of Nos – but all you need is one Yes. Learn the different styles of negotiation – and how to react to each. Understand that the best deal for the seller is not necessarily the highest price. Flexibility on closing dates or on storage of furniture for a period after the sale – or even simply that you’re respectful and more pleasant to deal with – may well be more important. You need to understand the seller’s motivations and match your offer to them. Offer accepted, you have one last chance to negotiate a better deal. The structural survey – an essential for every property purchase – may provide opportunities. But remember, if the seller has already come down a long way from their asking price, they will be understandably reluctant to give more in cash terms. But as noted at the offer stage, cash isn’t everything – a little give and take is always possible between a willing seller and a willing buyer. Good luck with your property negotiations!
Since Carol Tallon wrote the first edition of the Irish Property Buyers’ Handbook back in 2011, the property market in Ireland has changed. More importantly, the world has changed, particularly in how information is consumed. Property buyers need access to the most up-to-date, reliable and immediate information when the time comes to start searching for that ideal property or when it’s time to put in the winning offer. There isn’t always time to get to a bookshop, or to wait for an online order to be delivered, or to wade through lots of helpful though not necessarily relevant content to answer that one pressing property query or to help guide you through one particular stage of the buying process. For times like these, the Property Insider’s Guide series has an ebook for you. This ebook – the first in the series – looks at choosing a home of your own. Whether it’s your first house purchase or you’re trading up or downsizing, you’re sure to find nuggets of value or that cause you to think a little differently. First, decide whether the timing is right for you to buy. Societal pressures and availability of funds often drive misguided or mistimed purchases.Next, find your ideal property – often easier said than done. Even when your wish-list has been squared with your budget, there are still many things to be considered in choosing the right property: location, property type, size, budget and value. And where do you find it? Through publicly available sources, online or offline, like everyone else? Carol Tallon reveals the secrets of off-market opportunities! Then select strategically – and know what to look for when you view a property. Carol guides you through these two key stages and tells what questions you should be asking. She also considers the special nature of apartment buying. Enjoy your new home!
Pre-negotiation is a heightened, or (arguably) more aggressive, form of research that may be carried out by either party to a negotiation, in advance of that negotiation. Its success is largely based on the negotiator turning the traditional buyer / seller relationship on its head. By using the pre-negotiation strategy, you give the other party to the negotiation the opportunity to work together with you to achieve a deal – and everybody wins!
Competitive Intelligence is the process of researching, analysing and, most importantly, using intelligent data from any available information sources with the aim of out-performing competitors through a sustainable competitive advantage. The NuBook is a practical guide for small business owner/managers.