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5 Fairhill Road Upper, Claddagh, Galway

I highly recommend Colleran Auctioneers of Eyre Square, Galway to anyone wishing to buy or sell a property. Don Colleran recently concluded the successful sale of my home in the Claddagh having achieved a better than expected price in the marketplace which, I attribute to his many years of experience and his professionalism. I bought this house through Don Colleran in 2001. As a prospective buyer I quickly came to realise that honesty and integrity were the hallmarks of Don Colleran’s auctioneering business. Twenty years later these selfsame attributes combined with Don Colleran’s wealth of experience in conveyancing, his agreeable manner and sharp business acumen brought the sale of the house to a very successful and a happy conclusion. I would also like to acknowledge the work of Debbie, Don’s  assistant’ for her contribution to the sale process from start to finish.

Christina Cassidy

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St. Johns Terrace, Henry Street, Galway

Don was a pleasure to deal with.  Always available by phone and email.  Calm in all situations that arose.  Selling can be a stressful process but Don's calmness helped immensely.  I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again and would recommend him to anyone.

Kate Finn

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Ocean Wave, Salthill, Galway

Selling a house is a complicated process at the best of time, but selling it in the middle of a pandemic and while living overseas throughout the whole process is even more complicated.  It needs an agent who is available and unflappable in all circumstances.  Don is such a person and I highly recommend dealing with him.  He counselled patience when I wanted to sell early and it turned out to be the right decision. He walked me through the whole  selling process by telephone, email and scanning and was always available when I called.  If you want to buy or sell property in Galway Don is the person you want and he is supported by a very courteous office staff.

Michael & Sheila Crehan, Washington

 

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18 The Elms, College Road, Galway

Recently Colleran Auctioneers handled the sale of a property for me in Galway City. I found both Don and the office staff excellent to deal with. Not alone did they achieve a much higher price than expected but had it sold within a few weeks.  Don has a great knowledge of the market, keeping me informed of all stages of progress. A pleasure to deal with.

Seamus

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24 Linn Bhuí, Galway

Don recently sold my house for me & I found the whole process effortless. He was always so professional & courteous & kept me informed every step of the way. The original sale fell through on a Tuesday & Don had it sold again by the Friday! I would highly recommend him to either buy or sell a house through.

Fiona Flaherty Finn

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28 Cherry Park, Newcastle, Galway

We recently sold a property with the assistance of Don Colleran.  The service was excellent, professional and personal.  All queries were dealt with quickly and efficiently, and it was obvious from the start that his vast knowledge and expertise were available to us at all times.

Elaine & Anthony

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292 Tirellan Heights, Headford Road, Galway

I recently purchased a home from Don Colleran and found him to be highly professional and an absolute pleasure to deal with. I couldn't rate him highly enough and would recommend him to anyone. If I were looking for someone to sell my home then he would be the first person I would call.

Tania Stapleton

 

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Boleybeg East, Barna, Co. Galway

We’ve just sold our house with Don and from day one he was always available and contactable to answer our calls and texts. He made the process so easy and despite COVID lockdown it all went well.  Keep up the good work Don.

Paschal & Annmarie Newell
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73 Fr. Burke Road, Claddagh, Galway

Great experience working with Don during the sale of my father's estate. Very personable and non-standard engagement - certainly felt that Don had our best interests at heart and was contactable at any time for questions or queries. The entire engagement was professional and achieved the outcome we were hoping for. Would highly recommend.

Emlyn Gavin

 

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5 Alderbrook, Salthill, Galway

Highly recommend Colleran Auctioneers. I recently sold my house in Galway whilst living in Australia & in the middle of the lockdown & Don couldn’t have been more helpful. He provides a professional, enthusiastic & knowledgeable service but more than that he goes above and beyond to help the client, especially important when selling from overseas. Without hesitation would recommend Collerans Auctioneers if you are thinking of selling your property in Galway.

 

Laura Marshall

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Rosan Glas, Rahoon, Galway

I can highly recommend Colleran Auctioneers. Don looked after the sale of our house very well. He is extremely professional, and we always felt informed and looked after personally. Don handled the negotiations and bids between prospective buyers very well and achieved the best possible price in the end. I would definitely choose Colleran Auctioneers again due to the attention to detail and the personal service provided.

 

Patrick & Colette O’Byrne

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St. Dominicks Road, Claddagh, Galway

We would like to say a big thank you to Don and his team. When we bought our house from Don we were impressed by his patience and integrity. A few years later we decided to explore selling it again we felt that Don’s local knowledge and energy could not be beaten. His marketing strategies, planning, professionalism, communication skills and unending patience minimised the usual stress associated with selling your home. The extra complication relating to Covid 19 social distancing was handled competently and professionally by Don, leaving us with no worries in this regard. If ever we needed to question or review how things were developing Don was always available and always supportive. In the end the sale happened quite quickly due in no small part to Don’s calm and confident style. Don and his team achieved a price for us that was more than we had expected. For these reasons we have no hesitation in recommending Collerans Auctioneers.

Ambrose Connaire and Michael Harlowe.

 

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Rockbarton West, Salthill, Galway

'Don acted for me recently on the sale of my house in Rockbarton. I received his personal attention throughout the process resulting in the sale of my property in a timely manner and at a very acceptable price. I am very happy to recommend Don as an auctioneer'

Brian Thornton

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The Acres, Salthill, Galway

‘We were fully satisfied with Colleran Auctioneers, who sold our apartment in Salthill. Don Colleran is a dynamic salesman, totally honest and straightforward, an excellent communicator and adviser, who responds to any query, however trivial, with good grace.  He offers a totally personal experience. When you employ Don you get Don, not his agent.  Neither he, nor his support staff, could have been any more efficient.  We are pleased to recommend Don as a worthy professional auctioneer who has a great knowledge of the local property market’.

Helen and Ambrose Kilcline

 

 

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Upper Fairhill, Claddagh, Galway

‘You don't know how happy and relieved I am that the sale has finally gone through.  It was a pleasure to deal with you and your staff at all times.  You kept me up to date every step of the way which certainly helped me.  We as a family will always be grateful for the hard work you put in to achieve such a great price for the property. It’s sad to see the house go but that’s life. We all have our memories now of the good times spent there.  I cannot in all honesty see how you can improve your service’

Julie Folan (Executor)

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Moyola Park, Newcastle, Galway

‘Colleran Auctioneers are top class, and we would highly recommend Don and his team for all property transactions in the west. They sold a family property for us in Newcastle a couple of weeks ago. The service we received was second to none. There was regular communication. Their approach was strategic. It all happened very quickly, it was painless, stress free and we were delighted with the result.  Don is an absolute gentleman and a true professional.  We would have no hesitation in recommending Colleran Auctioneers’

 

Catherine Hosty

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Grattan Terrace Claddagh Galway

“We first met Don Colleran when we purchased this property in 2003 and again with our recent sale of the house, Don has now sold this property 3 times in 21 years.  We have found Don a pleasure to work with, highly efficient and with an in-depth knowledge of the Galway property market.  He brings a personal enthusiasm to the job of selling the house while always keeping a realistic outlook on the temperature of the market.  The sale was conducted while living away from Galway, with tenants in situ and Covid restrictions in place.  Don managed to navigate these challenges and happy to say the sale was completed in 10 weeks.  A job well done!  If your are looking to sell your house we strongly recommend Colleran Auctioneers."

Ger and Sarah Curley

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Forramoyle West Barna Co Galway

“Having successfully dealt with Don previously, we recently engaged Colleran Auctioneers to sell our Father's house in Barna.  Don gave us good advice on what did and didn't need to be done to get the house ready for sale and had the house on the market without delay.  He kept us well informed after viewings and secured excellent buyers and a great price within a couple of weeks of going on the market.  The process from sale agreed to sold was also smooth with regular updates on progress.  All in all, we were very pleased and would highly recommend Colleran Auctioneers to anyone who is thinking of selling.”

Coyne Family

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Ocean Wave, Salthill, Galway

“I am absolutely delighted that I recently engaged Don Colleran for the sale of my Salthill property.

Don was extremely professional, always personally available and totally committed during the entire sales process.

He demonstrated an intimate knowledge of the local market whilst maximising exposure.

He secured an excellent price for my house with which I am extremely pleased.

Without hesitation I would recommend Colleran Auctioneers for the successful sale of your property.”

Una Murphy

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Laurel Park, Newcastle, Galway

“I have dealt with ‘Colleran Auctioneers and Insurance Brokers’ in their capacity as insurance brokers for many years and more recently in their capacity as auctioneers.  I have no hesitation in recommending Don Colleran to handle the sale of property in Galway. Don managed the sale of my apartment in Newcastle, working efficiently and professionally to achieve greater than the reserve price at auction. His knowledge of the Galway market was exact, and the sale progressed as he predicted. Don was available to answer questions throughout the process and kept me fully informed of progress. I know he gave my property his full attention organising viewings and detailed advertisements.

It was a pleasure to deal with Collerans, making the process stress free and finalised within a few weeks."

Aileen Devlin

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Ocean Wave, Salthill, Galway

"Because of his local knowledge and background I employed Don Colleran to sell my house.  I was very impressed by his integrity, efficiency, professionalism and enthusiasm.  He advised me on how best to present the house for sale.  Within a week the house was on the market. Through his local and international contacts a number of people expressed an interest in the house.  Three weeks later the house was sold at a much higher price than I had expected.  At all stages he kept me informed on how the sale was proceeding.  Thanks to Don selling my house was a very positive and stress free experience.  I would highly recommend him."

Helen Dorai-Raj

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White Oaks, Galway

Don had our house sold in only four weeks and for more than we were expecting.   Colleran Auctioneers were recommended to us by a friends as we hadn't dealt with an Auctioneer before.  His attention to detail and enthusiasm was second to none throughout the whole process.  If you're thinking of selling and looking for an Auctioneer that sure to maximise the sales price of your property, we would strongly recommend you contact Don."

Dr Ronan & Lara O'Connor

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Carraig Ban, Galway

"We have dealt with Colleran Auctioneers as both a seller and a buyer over the years and in fact when we were buying off Don recently he was quick to point out that on that occasion his client was the vendor and his job was to squeeze every penny out of us as buyers.  If you're looking for an Auctioneer who always puts your interests first, we strongly recommend you talk to Don."

Shane & Anne Mooney

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Portacarron, Galway

"Selling a property is one of the biggest financial decisions many of us will make and that's why it's so important you get it right.  Several Auctioneers came recommended so we decided to talk to them all.  Don's enthusiasm and knowledge of the local market stood out.  At the time there were several similar houses for sale in our estate so we needed an Auctioneer to do things a little differently in order to make our house stand out.  While it took a little while to sell, Dons enthusiasm never faded.  If you're thinking of selling we couldn't recommend Colleran Auctioneers strongly enough."

Martin & Dawn Paddin

Fairhill

Claddagh, Galway

"As an Executor of an Estate I was looking for the property to be sold by Public Auction.  Don Colleran came highly recommended as an Agent with considerable Auction experience and success.  As an Executor with the responsibility to maximise the value of an estate, sale by Auction is certainly very transparent and efficient.  If you are looking to sell your property in Galway I strongly recommend you talk to Colleran Auctioneers."

Andrew Talbot

 

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Grattan Court, Galway

"I can strongly recommend Don Colleran to anyone thinking of selling property in Galway City.  I previously tried to sell my house with another Auctioneer so when Don Colleran sold my neighbours house at Auction, I decided to give him a call and I certainly wasn't disappointed.  After five weeks, Don sold my house at one of his packed Auctions for more than I had expected.  If you're thinking of selling and haven't decided who to use, I strongly recommend Colleran Auctioneers."

Mary MacEnspie

Claddagh Basin

Claddagh, Galway

"Don is the best contact overseas buyers like us could have made.  Aware that we were based abroad and reliant on someone having local knowledge Don made every effort to understand our requirements and matched them to a number of properties some of which had not even come to market at that time. We found him very attentive to our concerns and always available to answer our questions and provide clear advice.  He worked tirelessly for the satisfaction of all parties and we greatly appreciate the efforts he made to conclude the sale in a timely, efficient and good humoured manner."

Mary & Denis

195 Laurel Park, Newcastle

Laurel Park, Galway

"Hi Don,

I bought Laurel Park Today (with the help of my 3 Musketeers).  I am absolutely delighted with myself.  I have met a number of auctioneers over the past year.  You are a gentleman and the consummate professional.  It was a pleasure doing business with you.

Kind regards,

Deirdre

Deirdre Curran, Lecturer, Dept. of Management, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway

P.S.  Buying a home is an exciting albeit potentially stressful life event. Having faith in the auctioneer to treat your interests with respect and professionalism makes the process all the more enjoyable. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Don Colleran."

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Cookes Terrace, Galway

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for doing such a brilliant job and how personal and sensitive you were towards us around an emotional sale. We always felt like we were getting the best advice to maximise the value of our property.

We could tell that your years of experience was being used to help the whole process from the start with price and advertising. The communication was always timely and professional.

Your full understanding of the property, the market and the possible buys was a help when it came to us making good decisions. As an executer responsible for maximising the value of an estate in a professional and efficient manner I'm delighted we appointed you to act as our auctioneer in the sale of Cookes Terrace.

Thank you very much for everything you did to make this sale easier on me specifically."

Malachy McGlynn (Executer)

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Crestwood, Galway

"I engaged Don Colleran based on reliable first hand experience of his company's service and I was delighted with the outcome of the sale of my property at public auction. Don and his team provided excellent information and, importantly, on-going advice throughout the process; emails and phone calls were always answered promptly and I never felt that the sale was happening without my interests being considered. Crucially, the after-sale at auction service was excellent as it can be a complex process but Colleran Auctioneers provided impeccable client service from the start right through to closing of the sale."

Jane Daly

2 Dr Mannix Drive

Dr Mannix Road, Galway

"We appointed Don Colleran to sell our house in Salthill based on his excellent reputation and success in selling houses in our area.  He marketed the house extensively in local papers, websites, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  All our open viewings were very successful because he was there himself every time to meet all the viewers. We decided to offer our house for sale by auction because Don restricts the number of properties in his auctions in order to ensure each property gets the attention and exposure it deserves in order to maximum its sale price. The auction was a big success and exceeded our expectations . We would have no hesitation in recommending Colleran Auctioneers to everyone thinking of selling."

Angela Forde

111 Fr. Griffin Road

Fr Griffin Road, Galway

"We highly recommend Don Colleran when selling your property. His attention to detail is second to none. He has a vast knowledge of the local market and was always available to show the house personally and take our call whenever necessary. We decided to auction the house as Don gives each property plenty of exposure in the local papers and on websites and the result was far better than we thought possible.  If you want to maximise the sale of your property, we strongly recommend Colleran Auctioneers. Thanks again Don, it was a pleasure dealing with you."

Anne MacLoughlin

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Ard Fraoigh, Galway

"My sister in law recommended Don Colleran as the auctioneer to sell our property.  I am forever indebted to her for that recommendation. Don was exceptionally good at his job and had the apartment sold inside four weeks.  He got an excellent price for it and throughout the whole process was highly efficient and professional  always working two steps ahead to avoid any delays.  Regardless of how busy he was he always took my calls, answered my texts, emails and worked really well with our solicitor. He was a total pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend him to sell any property or site as he brings a genuine passion and enthusiasm to deliver the best possible outcome to each project."

Chris & Máirín Kelly

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Cashelmara, Knocknacarra Galway

"I recently moved from Galway to Dublin to be nearer my children. Don was recommended to me. I was impressed by how long established the company was and by the personal reference.  Don was a partner through the whole process and went beyond the call of duty to support me in a very big move. He went the extra distance to make the sale easier, particularly because myself and my family were all in Dublin while the house was for sale.  We were delighted to work with Don and would happily recommend him."

Peggy Connolly

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Carrigeen, Knocknacarra, Galway

"Don Colleran is an excellent auctioneer who goes the extra mile for his clients. When we decided to sell our house in Knocknacarra Mags suggested Don as she has known him in business and socially in Galway for many years. We found Don to be personable, trustworthy, reliable and responsive at all times. He's also a very nice guy, genuine and likeable. Don advised us how to prepare the house for sale to maximise the asking price. His proactive approach to getting the house ready and maintaining the momentum during the sale process yielded quick results when Don secured several offers within a month of the property going on the market. His expertise and local knowledge were invaluable in achieving the best price for the property. When an issue arose with the chimney requiring extensive repair work Don was on hand to advise us on the best course of action to look after our interests and minimise potential inconvenience and cost. He kept us informed of developments at all stages of the sale. We have full confidence in recommending Colleran Auctioneers as the leading auctioneers in Galway, highly professional, always putting your best interest first."

Maire Tierney and Mags Heffernan

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Rockbarton Park, Salthill, Galway

"When we decided to put our house in Rockbarton Park on the market, Don Colleran was a very easy and obvious choice of selling agent.  We were impressed from our very first meeting and his professionalism, approach and advice was always greatly appreciated.  His reputational knowledge of the local property market and area was second to none and we felt from the off that was going to be an important factor in getting the result we wanted.  We simply could not recommend Don and his team highly enough to anyone thinking of selling in Galway."

Michael and Siobhan Shaughnessy

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An Lochan, Headford Road, Galway

"I was selling a property and Don Colleran came highly recommended by a number of people. From my initial interactions with him I was very impressed. He sought my expectations and tempered them where necessary with reality and professional knowledge. Don Colleran obtained a price beyond my expectations for the property and I can say that this was solely based on the fact I trusted his advice and professional opinion. Even after having certain decisions he advised explained to me I reserved slight hesitation but trusted his immense professional judgement and expertise.  I wasn't sorry as his advice was spot on every time and it was blatantly apparent how well he knows his business. Above all else I found it extremely comforting to have Don keep me fully briefed of every showing of the property and advertisement placed.  Don Colleran's expertise, professionalism, integrity and honesty would have me recommend him without hesitation."

Mark Gallagher

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Laurel Park, Newcastle, Galway

“I live abroad, so I needed an auctioneer in Galway, who would go the extra mile to help me with the logistics involved in the sales process.  A friend recommended two of the larger firms and Don Colleran as a shortlist.  I contacted all three by phone.  One of the larger firms took two days to return my call, while the contact in the second displayed a very poor knowledge of the exact location and market.  Don was the opposite, proactive and knowledgeable.  I engaged Don, which turned out to be an excellent decision.  I highly recommend Don to anybody selling a property in Galway city:

* He goes the extra mile even organising cleaning and grass cutting etc. for me.

* He knows the Galway city property market inside out.

* He shows great attention to detail.

* Is an excellent negotiator.

* He is really enthusiastic and a pleasure to deal with.”

Pat McGuire

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Upper Fairhill, Claddagh, Galway

“It was a very easy decision for me to choose Don Colleran when selling my house, as I was very impressed when I previously engaged Don to sell an apartment for me 12 years ago, and from my dealings with him when I bought my house 18 years ago.  I found Don very professional and a pleasure to deal with.  I had great satisfaction when I knew I could trust him to work hard to get the best deal possible for me, he gave me very beneficial and accurate advice at each stage of the process.  My solicitor commented a few times that he was very good to deal with.  I have no hesitation in highly recommending Don to others selling a property in Galway.”

Ann Cormican

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Rosán Glas, Rahoon, Galway

“We engaged Don to sell our home.  Don took the time to understand the property, the location and our needs and expectations.  Don kept us informed at every stage along the way and there were no surprises.  Our home was sold in record time and Don was fantastic from start to finish.  We can fully recommend Don to anyone considering selling their home as he is an absolute professional.”

Ciara & Eoin

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Garrai de Brun, Fort Lorenzo, Galway

"I was delighted that I engaged Collerans to sell my house.  Not only did they achieve an excellent sale price, but the level of service was outstanding. Throughout the sale Don was always there to guide and assist and I would highly recommend Collerans to any prospective seller".

Orla Barry

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Bohermore, Galway

"As someone who didn't live in Galway I needed a professional Auctioneer that could handle everything in my absence.   Don came highly recommended and now I can see why! His attention to detail and professional and efficient service was excellent. If you are thinking of selling and want to maximise the sales price of probably your biggest asset  then I couldn't recommend Don highly enough."

Gareth McEnri