Pre-Sale Property Valuation

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Pre-purchase Property Valuer Adelaide

If you want to know more as to how we can help in an unbiased manner if you wish to buy or sell a property we would love to hear from you. Please give us a call. All our valuers are members of the Australian Property Institute (API), follow API’s best practice standards and provide quick turnaround times.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a valuation when I want to sell or buy a property?

The real estate market is notoriously imperfect. Asking prices are generally advertised and are available in the public domain but the price at which property actually sells for is only known by a handful of people who work in the industry.

We know the price properties were actually sold for.

We can help you by providing an independent market facing valuation of your property be it a dwelling, shop, office, warehouse or any other property that you wish to sell or buy free of any bias or any other consideration. You can use this independent valuation figure to assess the information provided by agents or just simply for your peace of mind.

What is the difference between and appraisal and a valuation?

A property appraisal is given by an agent and usually prepared at the request of an intending vendor. All vendors naturally are hopeful for the best possible price and hence appraisals tend to be inherently biased towards the upper end of the price range. More importantly an appraisal has no legal standing.

A valuation on the other hand is an independent and impartial assessment of a property value provided by a qualified valuer with the pre-requisite education and training. A valuer is a member of a professional body and bound by the professional practice standards and code of conduct of the professional body. A valuation has legal standing and therefore can be an expert report.

Valuers at My Valuation are all qualified valuers with years of experience and members of the Australian Property Institute. This means we are bound by the API’s high professional practice standard, ethics and code of conduct.

Why should I use My Valuation?

Simple. We listen. We communicate with our clients on a one-to-one, easy to understand basis.

We will converse with you to understand what it is that you want from a valuation. Once we establish your valuation requirement we will then take instructions and proceed to provide you with a well-researched, simple to understand and accurate report.

Since 1991 we have been listening and helping clients with their valuation requirements.

Our team at My Valuation are all qualified valuers with years of experience, members of the Australian Property Institute and bound by their professional practice standard, ethics and code of conduct.

How much does a valuation cost?

The cost of a valuation depends on what is being valued and the purpose for which the valuation is required. Our valuations start from $350 plus GST. Sometimes we charge for disbursement for items such as the cost of title and other Lands Title Office searches.

In all cases, we are very negotiable and will match any reasonable quote in addition to providing better quality service.

Our team of Valuers at My Valuation are all qualified valuers with years of experience and members of the Australian Property Institute. This means we are bound by the API’s high professional practice standard, ethics and code of conduct.

Can you provide retrospective valuations or an earlier dated valuation?

Yes, we can. These valuations are usually for tax purposes.

The cost are usually marginally higher due to the additional work involved in assessing earlier zoning and land use control regulations and the earlier sales.

How is a property valued?

A property valuation always starts with a site inspection during which the valuer will measure the property and collect relevant internal and external property information.

As we all know the best indication of value is what others have paid for a similar property in a similar location. So the most common method of valuing a property remains analysis of comparable properties sold in the locality.

In more complex cases there are other valuation methods such as simulation and normative modelling. Regarding these two we will be happy to discuss these other methods personally with you for your difficult to value property.

Irrespective of the method used the valuation process should be wholistic and must remain independent, logical and the outcome verifiable.

Our team at My Valuation are skilled and experience and are able to draw in this expertise to provide valuations that are logical, internally consistent and transparent.

What do I get for my money in a valuation report

Valuation reports are generally very detailed and can run into several tens of pages based on your requirements. But generally a valuation report will include in a wholistic manner the following:

– A confirmation of your instructions including importantly the purpose for which the valuation is required.
– Title and ownership details
– Zoning and land use controls
– Environmental details
– Description of location including location map and access to facilities and public transport.
– Site descriptions including dimensions and topography
– Description of improvements on the land including size, condition, any need repairs or renovations, photographs.
– Comparable sales
– Analysis of sales, valuation calculation and valuation
– Relevant assumptions and disclaimers.
– Valuers at My Valuation are all qualified valuers with years of experience and members of the Australian Property Institute and bound by their professional practice standard, ethics and code of conduct.


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