Creating a spreadsheet of all the property listings you are interested in, has several advantages:
- It allows you to keep track of all the properties you like and add personal notes
- You can filter the listings according to personal parameters (area, price, square meters etc.)
- Other people can have access to it and edit it with new listings and notes
What parameters should you use?
- Status of the property ('On sale', 'Sale agreed', 'Exluded', 'Not available'
- Area ('Clonsilla', 'Finglas', 'Rathmines' etc.)
- Type of Area ('Red Zone', 'Light
red Zone', ' Green Zone' etc. See this post on the nice vsbad zones in Dublin)
- Sale Price
- Square meters
- Price per square meter (Sale Price / Square meters)
Nr. ofBedrooms Nr. ofBathrooms
- Original price (if indicated on the site)
- BER rating (A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, etc.)
- Distance from work in minutes (0=>10, 10=>20, 20=>30 etc.)
- Public transportation options (Bus, Train, Luas, Bus + Train, Bus + Luas, etc.)
- Listing link
- Type or property ('Terraced', 'Semi-detached', 'Apartment', 'End of Terrace', 'Duplex'
- Viewed (Yes / No)
- Notes on the property
- Estate Agency
- Estate Agent address / phone
A great (and free) tool for creating spreadsheets is Google Spreadsheets, with which the above spreadsheet was created. You can create dropdown menus, filter the results, color code the listings (