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.
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.
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!!
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.
McRae Property have allowed us to sit back and relax while they do all the necessary ground work required in purchasing investment properties for us. They have been extremely diligent and professional in all regards for each of our purchases and their expertise in all areas of real estate, derived from decades of experience, has shone through. We would not hesitate to use them again for any future property investment.
Omri, Anat and Tom
We would like to thank you for your professional service that led to a successful outcome for us. We appreciate your support both short term and long term, assisting us with making the right choices market wise for our renovation. It has been a real pleasure working with you and we look forward to our future relations.
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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Most people want an independent opinion of the real value of their property, which forms a starting point of the sales process, rather than relying on the figure a selling agent thinks the vendor should hear in order to secure the sale.
Our combined 60+ years of valuation experience brings us to arriving at this figure for you in the role of a Vendor's Advocate.
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. Find out how we can help you: https://www.mcraeproperty.com.au/services
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