Leading estate agents are registering a high level of activity in the property market as lockdown restrictions ease.
However, industry sources say the challenge for the months ahead will be a lack of stock coming on to the market and the knock-on effect of economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic.
According to selling agents Sherry FitzGerald, the two weeks since June 8 have been "exceptionally busy" as pent-up demand among buyers is released into the market.
Viewings, valuations and sales agreed are all up, said communications director Jill O'Neill, with figures showing 662 properties had been physically viewed by 1,112 parties in their wholly owned offices.
There were also strong sales in the Cork new homes market, which made up 30pc of their 157 sales achieved nationally in the period.
Dublin-based estate agent Owen Reilly has also seen a surge in activity, especially for properties under €400,000.
"The last two weeks have been positive, and I'm pleasantly surprised by that. In the selling market, there definitely appears to be pent-up demand," he said.
"We put a duplex penthouse in the Warehouse in Dublin 8 on the market on Thursday at €570,000 and there were a dozen enquiries on that overnight.
"We had a 60pc fall-through rate [of sales agreed] at the onset of Covid-19. Some of those buyers have now come back."
The impact of the pandemic is likely to be long lasting, say commentators, particularly in regard to buyer patterns among down-sizers. Those trading down traditionally like to purchase apartments with concierge and communal facilities.
"Now they have concerns about common areas and entrances and are more interested in mews houses than apartments," said Reilly. "Another thing that will impact on supply is whether those cocooning will sell - will they be comfortable with people coming into their home?"
The outlook is not all positive. The number of properties for sale nationally is down over 70pc, according to figures for April and May published by property website daft.ie.