We are Qualified Valuers and of course, fully licensed Real Estate Agents. Our principals have a combined Valuation career of over 60 years in the Melbourne area and have been acting as buyers advocates for clients since the early 1980's.
Based on established valuation principles we will provide you with accurate advice as to a properties current fair market value. When buying a property, if you are uncertain of its true value, how can you determine where to start a negotiation and where to stop? How can you know that you are buying well?
How can we help you?
For investors the brief is somewhat different. Essentially, the objective should be quite simple: to maximise both the opportunity you have and the sum you have to work with. Namely, to make an amount of money grow as quickly as possible, while generating a sound income return on the investment.
How can we help you?
As a natural extension of our Buyers' Advocate role, we are often approached by existing clients and others to advise and act for them in the role of a Vendor's Advocate. We act as a neutral point between the vendor and selling agent, and ensure that the sales process runs as smoothly as possible.
How can we help you?
A significant proportion of our purchases are for expatriates located predominantly in the Middle East and Asia, and to a lesser extent in the UK and the USA. The intention behind your purchase may be to secure a property which will be your home on return to Australia or, alternatively, it could be for investment purposes.
Kristine and Brian
We can unequivocally say that we wouldn't have gotten our lovely home, plus our two appreciating investment properties without McRae Property.
We were a little overwhelmed with the thought of buying our first residential home. So when the vendor's agent contacted us one Saturday evening, letting us know we had until Sunday 11am to make a sealed bid offer, we were lucky to have McRae Property step in to help us manage that stressful experience. They abandoned their Saturday social plans, visited the property within the hour, reviewed the contract and inspection report, did a neighbourhood survey, and met us 10am Sunday with invaluable advice. We won the bid by a whisker, and we're still in the same house 5 years later, with no plans on moving!
We've subsequently bought 2 investment properties, exerting very little effort during the search & auction process. McRae Property always visits potential properties first, and their shortlists for which properties we should view have nailed all elements of our brief: appreciation potential, location, rental yields, style, timing, budget, etc. Bidding at auctions was handled professionally, as was the subsequent negotiation after being passed in. We particularly appreciate how McRae Property handles things end-to-end for us: from sourcing properties, to reviewing contracts, to bidding at auctions, to engaging a solicitor, to even having a property management team!
We've been lucky that every property we've bid on, McRae Property has successfully gotten it for us. While a 3 for 3 record might not be the norm, we're thankful to McRae Property for making it a relatively easy process.
My recent dealings with David McRae and John Sommers from McRae Property were nothing short of first class. Their expertise in the field of real estate is obvious and this, coupled with their personal and genuine manner, made for a stress-free buying experience – particularly relevant for a first time investor. David McRae being geared towards listening was able to understand my requirements and show only those properties fitting my set criteria which proved quite a time saver. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with following through on all commitments, delivering on all promises and helping achieve a very positive outcome. Honest, professional and reliability are three words I'd use to describe my dealings with all staff at McRae Property and I look forward to working with them again for my next purchase.
Shell and David
We would like to thank you for your assistance in helping us finding and then finally purchasing our ideal family home in such short time frame and within our budget! Although we had seen the property listed previously we did not bring it into our consideration because we thought it may have been out of our budget. Thankfully for your market insight and prior to auction research we were able to confidently bid at auction and winning as well! We will not hesitate to use your service again in the future.
Jess and Reid
We wanted to thank you for being there with us through the process of buying our first house in Melbourne. Your professional expertise and knowledge of the market as well as your experience at auctions was exactly what we needed. It made what is often a stressful experience quite smooth and all within a short timeframe. We couldn't have done it without you.
We are very happy with our new home and can't wait to move in!
McRae operate with a high level of integrity. I have purchased three properties through McRae and their high level of expertise has ensured that each purchase has been perfectly executed and exactly to my needs and risk appetite. They have taken me on a wealth creation journey which has been first-rate and highly professional.
David and John from were instrumental in assisting us to purchase our investment property. Their market knowledge, industry relationships and property expertise were invaluable throughout the buying process. Engaging McRae Property enable us to purchase a fantastic property in a brilliant location for the right price.
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