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About Lavelles

Leading Dundalk Estate Agents

How did it start?

Michael Lavelle opened his doors as an independent estate agent in the ’70s, and has been providing an invaluable service throughout County Louth ever since. Over 15 years ago, he was joined by Joanne Lavelle, his daughter. Together they provide a full sales, lettings, consultancy, and property dispute resolution service for residential, commercial, agricultural property as well as licensed premises.

Lavelles have been looking after families in Dundalk and throughout the northeast for over 40 years, so you’ll be able to rely on our wealth of experience. The importance of customer care and hard work never changes with our team. It is a core tenet of what we are about.

Michael Lavelle Estate Agents has an unrivaled knowledge of Dundalk and County Louth’s property markets. We bring in-depth experience to buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants alike all while enabling our clients to make informed property-related decisions.

Michael Lavelle and Joanne Lavelle are long-standing members of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers, and Joanne is an accredited Mediator by Friary Law / ADR Group.

We Provide The Following Services

  • Residential sales
  • Agricultural, development land and site sales
  • Commercial property sales and lettings
  • Letting and management of residential property investments, through
  • Lavelle Premier Residential Lettings
  • Property and Property Investment Consultancy
  • Valuations for Banks and Building Societies
  • Rent Review valuations for commercial property leases
  • Valuations for Probate, Capital Gains, Stamp Duty & VAT
  • Valuations for family law purposes
  • Effective resolution of property-related as well as civil and commercial disputes through The Property Mediator, with accreditation from FriaryLaw / ADR Group

Who are we? 

We are a team of property experts – and possibly property fanatics – because we are all obsessed with property! 

The business was started in the 70’s by Michael Lavelle FIPAV, who always had an eye for property. A local businessman, he has been selling, renting, advising on all types of property for almost 50 years – and he’s still going strong! Michael is also Co Louth’s only Fellow of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers – he received this status for his commitment to IPAV and the property industry in Ireland in 2017.  

His daughter Joanne Lavelle MIPAV was involved in the business from knee high, but joined the team full time in the early 00’s. She brought to the team marketing, public relations and technology knowledge, having worked in PR for brands like Microsoft as well as some Government agencies in Ireland and the UK. Joanne studied at DIT Bolton St and has a BSc in Property Studies, as well as a PR Diploma in PR. Joanne is also a recognised TEGoVa Valuer (REV status) 

Audrey Leonard MIPAV is our customer relationship expert. Having joined over 25 years ago, Audrey is responsible for our CRM and our ‘sales flow’. She is a dab hand at managing our data, and ensuring we’re compliant in GDPR and Regulatory requirement, 

Eve Ann Kelly MIPAV is the Sales Supremo! She knows property inside out and her straight talking approach is always appreciated by our clients. Eve Ann genuinely loves property and is our go-to for latest on-market and sales news. 

Claire No-Nonsense Delaney MIPAV is our fantastic Lettings Manager. Claire has an eye for detail and is brilliant at helping clients reach their goals as landlords, whilst looking after our busy lettings division. Claire has a BSc in Property Studies from DIT Bolton St and has over 15 years’ experience in the sector. 

The Team

The Agency is led by father and daughter team, Michael and Joanne Lavelle, who have been working together for over 15 years. Their combined experience means that their clients get the very best mix of proven experience with modern know-how.

Michael established the Agency in the 70’s and has been a property expert for over 40 years. During that time, he has brought his clients through several property booms and busts along the way, so he brings this extensive experience to his clients every day. Michael is an extremely experienced Negotiator and Valuer, and is a long-standing member and Fellow of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV).

Joanne combines 10 years of Marketing and PR with 15 years of Property Negotiations, and has recently added Mediation to her skillset. She graduated from DIT Bolton Street with a 1:1 BSc Hons in Property Studies in 2013 and frequently gives information talks on property matters such as Regulation, Customer Care, Local Property Tax, Mediation and the Sales / Rental Markets. She is a member of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers. Joanne was named Businesswoman of the Year in 2018 (SME sector) by Network Ireland Louth.

Michael and Joanne are supported by a team that has extensive experience in Sales, Valuations, Conveyancing, and Administration. The end result is a seamless service from the first call to closing.

Why Lavelles

What underpins everything we do is our Independence with a Big “I”. Because we are not franchised or managed from a central Dublin office, we are able to focus more carefully on our clients and work to their individual needs. Equally, our property lists are not dominated by bank sales – a fact which we believe gives us a better operating position in the property market.

So, why is this important for our Clients? We are able to tailor-make our approach to each and every property we represent: be it in the marketing, the attention to customer care or the lines of communication (particularly critical for selling property owned by a number of family members).

We also place huge importance in each property we’re selling or renting: a 2 bed townhouse is just as important to us as a large country estate or a shop on the high street.

Michael Lavelle Estate Agents are fully licensed, accredited and indemnified agents and operate to a very high standard of ethics and customer service.

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