Testimonials

  • We recently sold our property with ERA Downey McCarthy. We found Sean and the team from our very first meeting very professional and easy to deal with . Sean gave us great advice about preparing the house for sale and put together a very good advertising campaign. Communication was superb and we were kept informed at all times. All viewings were conducted in such a professional manner. We are very grateful to Sean for making the experience of selling our home stress free. We would highly recommend ERA Downey McCarthy to anyone looking to sell their home’

    Antoinette & John
  • From start to finish Garry was absolutely amazing to deal with. Extremely professional and kept us well informed throughout the process. Would highly recommend ERA Downey McCarthy. Thanks again Garry!

    Amy W
  • We just purchased our first home through ERA Downey McCarthy and could not be happier! Everyone we came in contact with was so professional, lovely and easy to deal with. Michael is an absolute gentleman - he made us feel so looked after throughout the whole process was a pleasure to deal with. He saved the day when we were outbid on our dream house and managed to get us first refusal on the house next door! Michael and Caroline checked in with us regularly and were always quick to respond to the many questions we had. Both were so kind and we really felt like we had good people in our corner. As first time buyers we felt so supported and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend ERA Downey McCarthy to anybody - I cannot say enough good things about our experience with them!

    Aoife L
  • Michael Downey listened carefully to what we wanted and needed, and he delivered. He was very approachable and always responded promptly to questions throughout the selling process. His many years of experience became very apparent during the process, and he never wavered even when we panicked. He was a calm, steadfast presence in the midst of the chaos of selling a property.

    Deirdre C
  • We recently sold our first property as we were moving to the UK. Sean and the team were great, they explained the process upfront and put together a very good advertising campaign. The viewings were managed well and fortunately the sale went through as planned, I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

    Francis C
  • Sean McCarthy of ERA was a great partner in getting the right result for both buyer and seller. The process was smooth, efficient and friendly from start to finish. Great job!

    Gerry M
  • I'd be very happy to recommend Michael Downey and his team. I used their service when renting my house for 3 years and they were always reliable and had great communication (special thanks to Kelly). I'm really glad I chose them when I decided to put the house on the market. I live away and they were of such support in helping me get the house ready to be viewed, the online and print ads generated lots of interest and they got viewings sorted quickly. What I am most grateful for is their quick, honest and straightforward communication on a regular basis which provided such reassurance to me. Thank you very much to Caroline who was an absolute star!

    Jennifer S
  • Very positive experience dealing with ERA Downey McCarthy. Very attentive and responsive to our needs and requests, nothing was too much trouble for them. Joe Healy in particular deserves special mention, an absolute gentleman who went above and beyond to assist us. Many thanks. John & Elisa

    John Q
  • We approached ERA Downey McCarthy in May of 2021 with a view to receive a valuation and advice as to how to proceed on the market. Garry O'Donnell came out to the house, valued our property and gave us helpful advice. We were sale agreed within 2 weeks, Garry worked tirelessly right through to closing the sale. Highly recommend this company.

    Lucy N
  • My experience has been wholly positive. ERA Downey McCarthy dealt with my house purchase in a friendly, professional and swift manner from start to finish. A five star experience.

    Michel S
  • Garry was excellent to deal with. It was a very emotional sale for us as it was our recently deceased parents and our family home. Garry's professionalism and attention to detail made the entire process as efficient and easy as possible. Many thanks.

    Alice V
  • We moved from Dublin to Cork for a year for work and rented a home managed by ERA Downey McCarthy. We dealt predominantly with Kelly Mellerick who was always responsive and efficient in processing any queries or issues we had. Excellent friendly and reliable service. Thank you.

    Claire M
  • I engaged ERA to manage a property as I'm UK based. The service was simply superb. Communication was constant and appropriate whilst the team were more than accessible whenever I needed assistance. I found the process seamless and removed any stress with the management of a property remotely. Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone.

    Conor P
  • A truly professional service offered by Garry and the team during the recent sale of our house. The fact that this was done during 2 lockdowns makes it all the more impressive. Garry was also instrumental is securing a short term lease of a rental property when our new build was delayed due to Covid restrictions. Thanks again!

    Eoin B
  • I can honestly say that I would not have invested in a pension only that you made it so easy. I had been putting off the whole idea for years as you know. Thank you for helping me to sort everything out. I have our annual review marked in my diary for next September already!

    Frank Cooke
  • Thanks for the professional manner in which you dealt with our investments recently. Having gone through the personal investment report that you prepared for us we really feel much clearer now. Thanks for the professional advice.

    Greg & Helen Walsh
  • The ERA staff members have always been professional, courteous and prompt in dealing with all the problems of our complex (especially Patricia Hynes). Highly recommended.

    Ivano B
  • As a member of a homeowners' association in Kinsale, Co. Cork, I have regular contact with ERA Downey McCarthy, who have been our estate management company for a number of years. Compared to management companies I have dealt with in the past, ERA personnel are very experienced, competent and timely when they deal with whatever issues that may arise. Their extensive contacts regarding local landscaping and other contractors mean that they, in turn, always hire the best and most cost-efficient people for maintenance tasks. I recommend them most highly.

    Janice C
  • Thanks for arranging our keyman insurance recently. Will be in touch soon about our personal finances as discussed.

    John & Oliver
  • After ten years as a director of a 72-unit development with substantial grounds, I retired from that position happy in the knowledge that its management was in the capable hands of Patricia Dineen and her team at ERA Downey McCarthy. I and my fellow Directors were delighted to have found an Agent with the qualifications, experience and personal commitment in dealing with all aspects of Block Management.

    John Murphy - The Haven, Jacob's Island
  • We could not have been happier with the service provided by Michael and the team at ERA Downey McCarthy. Trust is everything when handing over the sale of your valuable property to an Estate Agent. Michael provided valuable professional advice and insight every step of the way and the sales process ran smoothly from beginning to end. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company.

    Katie T
  • Really happy with their service. I found them to be proactive in their communication & professional in their dealings. Made the process of selling my house very easy & not too much stress at all. I would recommend them.

    Louise F
  • We used ERA Downey McCarthy to sell our property recently and we found all our interactions with them to be thorough, super efficient, professional and friendly. We had excellent communication from Sean from beginning to end who explained each part of the process explicitly and through Sean's efforts and expertise along with the ERA Downey McCarthy team we got the best price for our property. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

    Maria D
  • Garry and Sean from ERA have sold a couple of properties for me, the most recent being in the last few weeks. Their understanding of the housing market broken down regionally within the Cork City and County area is second to none. Communication from the entire backroom team from end to end throughout the process is excellent and they have demonstrated a high level of professionalism at all times. I cant recommend ERA highly enough if you are selling/renting your property.

    Martin B
  • Had a really professional service from ERA. Very good communication on what was happening over the duration of the sales process. Would recommend ERA to potential sellers.

    Michael H
  • I'd highly recommend ERA Downey McCarthy, they made the whole process as smooth as possible from start to finish. Michael could not have been more helpful, flexible and supportive throughout the process.

    Paul S
  • Great all round service from Will Lyons and his team in ERA. Straight talking agent and very good value for the fee.

    Robert B
  • I am a Director of a Property Management Co. and own a number of apartments in Cork. In 2016, while managed by a different Agency, fire largely destroyed the apartment block. With the agreement of my fellow Director, ERA Downey McCarthy was appointed Management Agent at that time. This decision was largely based on previous experience of working with Patricia Dineen, when she was employed by another Agency. It involved working through a complex insurance and loss of rent claim, together with total refurbishment of the apartment block. In difficult times, or subsequent good times, I have found ERA to be outstanding in performing their duties in a professional and efficient manner. In particular, I have been most impressed by Patricia’s calm efficiency, amenable professionalism and respectful manner. She is now ably assisted by Jennifer, whose availability is a further bonus. I therefore have no hesitation in highly recommending ERA Downey McCarthy as Block Management Agents to property owners and I thank them on behalf of my fellow owners.

    Tony D
  • Thanks for your advice. It was first class.

    Tony McCarthy
  • Very professional, hard working and customer focused company. They managed and guided us through the complete process of selling our property from the word go and made it very easy for us with their professional advice and help. The frequent and open communication of agents and the whole office team was also second to none. The proof of their professional service was evident in that the final sale price totally exceeded our expectations. Hats off to the whole team in ERA Downey McCarthy, especially Sean and Garry. We couldn't recommend them highly enough.

    Vincent D
  • Just to say a big thank you for all your help in getting us a remortgage. You worked very hard until you got the right one and what we wanted. Many many thanks. We are absolutely thrilled and glad we chose you. All the best

    Catherine & Tom Barrett
  • I dread to think what would have happened to my family if I had not taken your advice and taken out a Serious Illness policy 3 year ago. On the way to a full recovery now Thank God. Thank you seems so simple but... thank you.

    John & Rachel
  • Thank you for the efficient and professional service.

    John Doherty
  • Thanks again for your help arranging finance for my latest venture. As always a fantastic service.

    Michael O’Sullivan
  • To Sean, Thanks a million for all your help & effort with the mortgage. We are absolutely delighted!

    Michelle & Brian Kenneally
  • We moved into our new home last month so we are delighted! We just wanted to say thank you for all your help during the process. We were completely green when we started and your advice and patience was invaluable. Enjoy the voucher as a small token of our appreciation.

    Pat & Lisa Murphy
  • Thank you for sorting out my income protection policy recently. I honestly believed that I was fully covered at work so it was a major shock to find out that I wasn’t. I will give you a shout in 6 months when my investment matures. Thanks again.

    Ray Tobin
  • Just a quick note to say ‘Thank You’ for your help and time in negotiating and organizing our new mortgage. We appreciate all the advice and expertise. You made it look too easy! Congratulations, also on your recent award – All hard work has its just reward! Best of luck to you & your staff in the future Best Wishes

    Saundra & Erin Palmer