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.
After realizing the task of finding, inspecting and making an offer on a new home was beyond my time constraints, I contacted Mcrae Property. From my first contact with David McRae and then ongoing work with John Sommers, I found them to be not only professional, but empathetic, with excellent communication skills. I felt they fully understood my situation and personal requirements and worked very hard to help me find and purchase the home that I am now delighted to be the owner of. I was kept up to date throughout the entire process, and felt supported and reassured that my best interests were kept in mind. Their knowledge of, and experience in, the real estate industry was obvious and an enormous asset in difficult negotiations. Their recommended solicitor also had extensive experience and he worked diligently to protect my interests and obtain the best results.
I can only speak highly of my experience with McRae Property and have already recommended them to others. It gives me pleasure to be able to provide a testimonial for David and John. They deserve their well earned praise and recommendation.
Kylie and Ameer
We are writing to thank you for finding our dream house for us. We could not be happier with the house you found for us, the way you negotiated the transaction and the purchase price we paid.
We knew our brief was difficult – 4 bedrooms plus study and on site car parking near the city, but you managed to find exactly what we were looking for and in such a lovely street. We would never have found this house on our own nor been able to make an offer and complete the deal before it even went on the market.
I am now a firm believer in using a buyer's advocate and plan to recommend you to our friends and colleagues.
In particular we would like to thank John Sommers for his work with us over the last 6 months. John was always helpful and patient and really invested time to understand what we were looking for. He also provided useful advice along the way which was very reassuring. It was much easier going through the process with John's help.
Now we are looking forward to moving into our new house and we look forward to inviting you over to celebrate.
I would like to thank you both for the help, support and professional advise provided in acquiring my first investment property. I guess the key thing I take away from this is that “knowledge is power” and you guys have a fair bit between yourselves. Visiting the properties with you also gave me a sense of comfort and confidence that you are both on my team working hard to get the best result for me. Buying a property is quite a daunting experience but through your effective and prompt communication style you made it appear as a seamless process. I look forward to building on this relationship and can't wait to get my hands on a another property.
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.
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.
Make an enquiry and a McRae Property member will call you back in the next 48 hours.
There are a number of search methods we utilise in finding the right property to suit your requirements. The obvious and the not so obvious.
Alongside conventional media, we have long-established and excellent contacts with individuals located at essentially all of Melbourne's inner suburban real estate agencies to find properties that have not been advertised in the open market.
For an obligation-free consultation to help find your dream home, call us today on 9827 0517
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At McRae Property, we are Buyers' and Vendors' Advocates for Local and Abroad.
We have acquired properties for major developers, both locally and internationally, and acted for a wide range of investors and owner- occupiers, both local and overseas, and across all price ranges.
We make it easier for overseas buyers to purchase homes. Put simply, our objective is to provide as much information as possible to enable you to move forward with total confidence, whether it be a future home or for investment purposes.
Overseas buyers, find out more about our services here: www.mcraeproperty.com.au/services#overseas-buyers