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 wife and I were looking for an investment property within the inner city Melbourne area. I am currently based in Asia and have been for the past fourteen years. It was very difficult for my wife and I to find the time and to know and understand the real estate market in Melbourne after being away for such a long time. Mcrae Property Services were recommended to us by a Melbourne Real Estate agent. Our initial thought was "would this be a safe and financially viable option", as we did not know these people at all. Well, we made contact from overseas and introduced ourselves, explaining what our requirements were. It all went very well from there. John and David were absolutely fantastic people to deal with. They are very honest and the thing we admired the most was that they were on top of the game and we felt that we were treated the same as if they were looking for property for their own family. After they did all the groundwork, they narrowed down the options to approx 5 houses. Their opinions on the five options were valuable and we ended up settling on one house in Richmond. I am always sceptical when you are dealing with people you don't know and there is a lot of money on the line. But now, after settlement on our property has been finalised and we have great tenants in the property, we are extremely pleased.
We have no hesitation in recommending the services of both John Sommers and David Mcrae.
Dan and Lela
After spending 2 years on and off, looking through the Real Estate pages and struggling to find that perfect investment property, with several disappointments at auction, we felt like we were never going to get our property investment portfolio off the ground. Continual struggle between emotional attachment to the things we liked and wanting the right investment for growth and return was making it very difficult to make firm decisions and follow through to purchase. A friend who had dealt with McRae Property, recommended we go and see them and see what they could do to help us. A first meeting was very enlightening and we had immediate confidence that the use of a Property Advocate was the best way to remove the emotional attachment and at the same time get expert advice on the best property for us. After one meeting and a month or so wait for McRae Property to find us the perfect property, we knew we had made the right decision. We have full confidence they have helped us purchase far better and more economically than we would have on our own and will definitely employ McRae Property to help purchase our next investment property , once we get through the big hurdle of settlement later this month.
Miranda and Tom
Just a quick note to say thank you to David and John of McRae Property for helping us with the purchase of our house. We can't speak highly enough of them! They "got" our brief for the house immediately and saved us a huge amount of time and energy, by ensuring we only considered properties which were "right" for us, and within our price range. They were utterly professional and had absolute attention to detail - sending us proposed floor plans for properties we were considering and check lists with costings for any renovation works which might be needed. They liaised for contract review and building and pest inspection reports, and provided formal valuations of all the properties we seriously considered - which were "bang on" everytime (and most importantly, the bank agreed!). Above all else, they are a pleasure to deal with - we were sort of sorry to finally buy a house and no longer need them!
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!
Harlin and Amrit
Right from the start, we were very impressed with McRae property for their professional manner, knowledge and experience in this area. They made sure we got the best value for our money. We had effective communication via email and phone and always explained things to us including minute details. They are trustworthy and we highly recommend them.
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