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.
Emily and Robert
McRae Propery was highly recommended to us through our broker. With little knowledge of what an advocate can actually do for you, I was sceptical.
My husband and I had been looking for a property for over a year and a half with no luck in such a hot market and had all but given up hope of finding our dream home. Our first meeting with David McRae was very positive and encouraging. Realistic expectations were set from the start and we were introduced to John Sommers who would be our right hand man.
It only took 3 months for John to find us the perfect home. John's professionalism and experience in his field is unparalleled. John was in constant contact with us and opened our eyes to new opportunities that we would not have previously considered whilst sticking to our fundamental brief. As a result, we were successful in purchasing our ideal home which ticks all the boxes - including some bonus ticks too!
McRae Property provided us with the knowledge, insight, resources, support and expertise that made all the difference. Without them, we would still be looking, or would have given up.
Although sceptical at the beginning I am now a complete convert and a huge advocate for McRae Property Buyers Advocates!! Thanks guys!!
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.
I was looking for an investment property but with my very busy work schedule and having 2 young children at home I did not have the time or energy required when looking for such an important purchase, as the wrong purchase could lead to no growth and a bad investment I was directed to McRae Property who advised me on my budget where and what type of properties would be suitable for investment purposes and the type of growth and rental I could expect.
They then sourced suitable properties and on full consultation viewing was arranged and once we had identified a suitable property the property was bid on and bought by them.
I found their services to be invaluable and if I had not used them I would not have gone ahead and found a property myself.
I discovered David McRae through the recommendation of a friend who has used them to purchase two properties in Melbourne.
I employed their services to find and purchase a property in Melbourne. David and John's professionalism and expertise were above expectation. The service is comprehensive in finding suitable properties and their knowledge and relationships within the industry were invaluable when it cam to the actual purchase. I would have no hesitation in recommending their service.
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Melburnian’s planning on taking the property plunge in 2017 should go west or north, with St Albans, Fawkner and Lalor among the suburbs set to prosper.”
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Meet our principal Buyers' Advocate, David McRae:
David is a qualified Valuer (1974) and Licenced Real Estate Agent (1984).
Much of his career has been devoted to the acquisition side of real estate. Since 1965, David has been involved at a senior level with two public development companies and acted as a consultant to many of Melbourne's prominent developers and investors.
His broad experience has also been gained through project marketing, both residential and commercial property.
His industry network, which has developed since 1965, is invaluable to what we do today.
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Louis Christopher, arguably the country's most accurate forecaster, has said the housing boom will roll on in 2017, with house prices tipped to rise particularly in the early part of the year.
“Retail property is one of the hottest sectors in demand from investors as they seek put higher yielding assets that are benefiting from an improvement in consumer sentiment.
According to the latest Australian Property Institute's Property Directions Survey, the outlook for retail property in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane is strong, and all cities are expected to perform well for at least the next two years.”
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