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!!
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.
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.
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.
Vanessa and Sam
Securing our first investment property was a seamless and stress free process with McRae Property.
The team at McRae Property are consummate professionals who took care of every facet of the process including: researching and locating a property in a solid growth area, undertaking property inspections, reviewing the key documents related to the property, and bidding and securing the property at auction. They were even able to negotiate with the vendor to hold open inspections so we had a tenant ready to move in just after settlement.
The McRae team kept us informed throughout the whole process, and provided realistic, sound and consistent advice.
We couldn't have been happier with the process and the way in which we were treated by McRae Property. We would highly recommend their services and intend to use them again.
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.
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