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.
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.
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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