At Acquired Property Consultants & Valuers (APCV) our team of industry experts delivers professional, timely and accurate residential valuations. Priding ourselves on a high level of service, in addition to a valuation report we offer follow up advice which is an integral part of our service.
Property is a sound investment however with the market constantly fluxuating, it is important to know what your property is worth before making major decisions. So when considering if you should buy, sell or renovate, it is wise to seek professional advice with an independent property valuation. APCV can provide you with up to date, expert advice regarding what your property is worth in today’s market. Arranging a valuation with APCV could:
- Save you thousands if you are buying. It can indicate if the negotiated price has been inflated by the seller/agent. You may be able to use an independent valuation to renegotiate a better price
- Make you thousands if you are selling. You may be pleasantly surprised by the valuation figure. In this instance you can raise your expectations for a sale or auction figure.
- Indicate whether renovations to a property are a financially viable choice in terms of future resale. Expert advice can be given to ensure that improvements to the property would keep it in-line with current market demand and the local demographic.
- Assist with property investment and future development decisions.
Please contact us to discuss your valuation needs or fill in our to receive an indication how much it would cost to value your property via email.
When you book an APCV valuation, a registered valuer inspects the subject property and completes an accurate appraisal of the value of the house, property or vacant land. You are then presented with a comprehensive and independent valuation report. The report is followed with feedback and advice regarding the subject property and market activity in the surrounding area. All valuations are conducted in line with the requirements of the Australian Property Institute by experienced and qualified valuers who are members of the API, registered with the Department of Fair Trading.
All APCV valuation Reports include:
- Full colour photos of: front and rear facades, kitchen, bathrooms, living area, rear yard and any items of note.
- Comprehensive list of fixtures/features
- Comprehensive sales list (with/without photos, depending on your requirements/report type)
- Legal identification of the property
- Details of surrounding development
- Council area
- Ancillary improvement commentary
- Extensive commentary/summary to the rear of the report
- Fair market valuation – an accurate report on the value of the property at the time of inspection can be a useful tool to determine what your house purchase, or sale, is worth.
- Pre–purchase valuation – protect yourself from making a purely emotional decision. An independent valuation prior to purchase will reveal if a fair price has been negotiated. It can save you thousands of dollars.
- Pre–sale/auction valuation – an independent valuation will show you sort of figure is reasonable/what you can expect. This will help you set a sale or reserve price.
- Prior to renovations/extensions – ensure you do not over-capitalise on you planed extension or renovation prior to commencing work. Expert advice can be provided to ensure your property is in keeping with market demand and suits the demographic profile of the area.
- Refinancing – assess the value of your property for future lending purposes**
- Family Law valuation – your solicitor may require an independent valuation for instancessuch as a matrimonial settlement or a deceased estate. An independent valuation may reduce the potential for dispute.
- Stamp duty valuation – a valuation report is required for calculating the required stamp duty payments when a property is transferred between parties. For further information .
- Capital Gains Tax valuation – a valuation is required to calculate the capital gain when selling a property that was purchased after September 1985 as an investment. A valuation is also required when selling a rental property after it has been owner occupied. For further information .
- Strata Insurance Valuations - to ensure insurance policies held are in line with the assessed replacement insurance assessment. These also ensure compliance with Strata Schemes Management Act. For further information .
- Portfolio Valuation – calculates the value of your property portfolio for accounting/book keeping purposes.
- Superannuation – superannuation funds require valuations of properties held within the fund to accurately report the value of the fund at 30 June each year. Check with your particular super fund about how often this is required. It may be annually or every three years.
- Deceased Estates –Valuations for deceased estates are used to determine the asset value of a particular estate. Having a valuation carried out on properties forming part of the estate can help executors and beneficiaries appropriately administer the estate and minimise the possibility of dispute.
- Visa Requirements– When applying for a range of visas, you may need a valuation on the property you currently own to satisfy the requirements of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. APCV can assist you with competitive fees and a fast turnaround on your report. Further information can be obtained from
**All financial institutions have a set panel of valuation firms from whom valuations are accepted. If a valuation is required for a nominated institution, please check with us that our valuation report can be utilised by that institution.
ACPV considers a broad range of factors when setting fees for residential valuations. Please complete our , or to discuss your situation in more detail, feel free to by phone or email.