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.
After a couple of frustrating months going it alone I realised I needed help (lots of help!) when it came to buying my first ever home. There is a lot of information out there and I found the whole auction process to be a daunting and overwhelming experience. David and John made the impossible seem possible, but more unbelievable is that it only took you two months to achieve it, amazing effort!
John, your ability to guide me through the process, pull the deal together and stop the property going to auction was outstanding and I am still pinching myself at the result. Thank you for your professionalism, guidance, invaluable knowledge and support throughout the process, and for answering all my questions in detail and with a lot of patience.
Much of the value of your service was in the "legwork", sorting the wheat from the chaff and carefully reviewing each property I considered - not only did I receive solid information to favour a purchase, you also steered me away from properties for reasons that I would not have otherwise been aware of if I had been searching on my own. Your help really was invaluable. I would strongly recommend McRae property, I cannot speak highly enough of you, thank you so much.
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.
Both David and John came well recommended to us from several sources (previous satisfied clients).
I must say that we were very impressed with the professionalism from both John and David from the moment we had our first meeting.
They not only performed the 'grunt' work but more importantly provided sound advice on what each property was worth and kept us focussed on our initial brief.
During the final evaluation and offer phase they provided sound advice where to place our initial offer and after lengthy negotiation concluded the deal in a very satisfactory way for us.
As we initially intended to lease the property prior to our own use , McRae Property secured a very substantial increase to the rental which the Agents had predicted and furthermore negotiated the leasing and management fees in our favour.
As an added bonus they prepared a guide of depreciation benefits which was very helpful in our final decision making process.
In summary , we had a great experience using McRae Property and we would use them again.
My wife and I engaged McRae Property after interviewing a number of prominent Buyer Advocate organisations. We were impressed most by David and John's background, confidence and expertise in property valuation which meant that our discussions were always grounded on commercial reality.
They worked hard for us over an extended period and worked with changing market conditions.
When they found the right property they were careful, thorough and considered in their approach and were successful in securing the property for us at fair market value prior to auction.
As they promised, and in generous excess of the agreed scope of their services, David and John have continued to support us during the process of designing our new home.
They have provided both practical advice, feedback and innovative ideas to ensure our home design is both liveable and attractive to the market.
We recommend them thoroughly and would engage their services for our next property.
Georgie and Lynda
We used McRae Property’s services in purchasing a property and heartily, absolutely, thoroughly recommend them. John searched for suitable properties for us, doing the leg work and saving us so much time and potentially costly mistakes by identifying only the best value properties. He kept in touch during the search, letting us know at every step what was happening. His knowledge, patience, experience and friendly helpful manner were, and are, amazing. Wonderful service, wonderful expertise – wonderful.
Louise and Gavin
Gavin and I wish to thank you and John for your professional and efficient manner in assisting us with our long term investment strategy.
We look forward to an ongoing relationship with your company and doing further business with you in the future.
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At McRae Property, we understand that purchasing a property from overseas can be a difficult. 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. Our objective is to provide as much information as possible to enable you to move forward with total confidence.