Agents on the move as sell­ing sea­son gears up

The Irish Times - Thursday - Property - - The Market -

It’s that time of year when estate agents up the ante in an­tic­i­pa­tion (and hope) of a busy sell­ing sea­son. With it comes new hires and el­e­va­tions of ex­ist­ing per­son­nel.

DNG has an­nounced its ap­point­ment of Mark Stafford as a part­ner to the main board of the group. A stal­wart of the res­i­den­tial sec­tor Stafford worked at Sherry FitzGer­ald for 10 years be­fore join­ing DNG in 2013 where he set up its client ser­vices divi­sion. In his new role Stafford will over­see DNG’s north­side of­fices and “many of the firm’s high-value house sales on the north­side of the city”.

Things must be heat­ing up on the north­side be­cause Sherry FitzGer­ald has an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Melanie Brady as as­so­ci­ate di­rec­tor and branch man­ager of it­sKillester of­fice. Bath-born Brady will be no stranger to the area hav­ing pre­vi­ously man­aged DNG’s Fairview branch. Michael Gre­han, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Sherry FitzGer­ald, said the move would “bol­ster our strength­en­ing po­si­tion on the north­side”. The battle lines are drawn.

Mean­while in deep­est south­side Dublin, Vin­cent Fin­negan has made two ap­point­ments. Colin Thomas joins the firm as se­nior agent af­ter 22 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence as branch man­ager with agents DNG, Gunne and Mur­phy Mul­lan. Thomas has been in­volved in a num­ber of “high-pro­file wa­ter­front sales and off-mar­ket sales”. Stephen Con­way will also join as a se­nior agent. For­merly of Col­liers and Lis­ney, Con­way has more than 35 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence buy­ing and sell­ing res­i­den­tial sites in south Dublin and north Wick­low.

In Kil­dare, Lor­raine Mul­li­gan and her all-fe­male team at Team Lor­raine Mul­li­gan in Cel­bridge are cel­e­brat­ing their win as Re/Max’s top agent in Ire­land for the 12th year in a row.

The Cel­bridge branch also won Of­fice of the Year at the Re/Max Awards this month. Mul­li­gan started the busi­ness in 2002 with fel­low di­rec­tor Lesley Kennedy and they cur­rently em­ploy seven full-time and part-time staff at their branches in Cel­bridge and Lu­can.

Clock­wise from top left: newly ap­pointed DNG part­ner Mark Stafford; Sherry Fitz as­so­ci­ate di­rec­tor Melanie Brady; Colin Thomas and Stephen Con­way join Vin­cent Fin­negan; and Re/Max top agent Lor­raine Mul­li­gan

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