Hegarty Properties, Midleton is a dynamic, multi-service property sales business established by Adrianna Hegarty in 2005. Adrianna was born to sell and cut her teeth in auctioneering in the challenging Gunne cattle auctions in her native Monaghan town. Some would say this was no place for a lady but Adrianna thrived in this fast-paced environment. Following five exciting years under the tutelage of the legendary Fintan Gunne, Adrianna moved to Dublin. In Dublin, Adrianna moved into the residential property business and relished learning about this new sector. During this time, she adopted one of her guiding principles: ‘Treat every property and every client like you would expect to be treated yourself’.
Moving from Dublin, her family life and business journey have taken her to fantastic locations including periods in Cyprus, Los Angeles, Chicago and London where she broadened her experience before finally settling in East Cork in 2000. It was time for Adrianna to realise her dream and she opened her successful, independent property business in Midleton in 2005.
East Cork has a thriving economy thanks to local businesses, tourism, several multi-nationals and proximity to Cork, a technology hub. The property market here is very competitive but the business was an immediate success. It currently services a wide range of residential sales, lettings as well as land and commercial enterprises. A personal highlight for Adrianna was bringing the hammer down on a €1.4m sale in an electric public auction of a late friend’s farm.
As well as her business acumen and selling skills, Adrianna believes her empathetic nature and personal touch are valuable assets which have helped her succeed. Her approach to business is value driven, ‘I put people first. I listen to my clients and tailor my service to their needs. I like the independent agency model as it puts the customer first. We are small enough to be nimble and give full attention to every detail of maximising a property’s value. We came through the property crash stronger and more aware of the real value of the property asset’.
Adrianna is proud of her fantastic team, Anne O’Connell and Kyle Kennedy who offer unparalleled customer service to their wide range of clients. The Hegarty Properties Midleton team are honoured to be nominated for a Cork Business Award, 2017 and have their fingers crossed!