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Residential Property Valuation

Thorough valuations and analysis

Our team is supported by a national network of more than 300 professionals and a comprehensive valuation management technology system. This allows them to provide you with the most up-to-date, in-depth analysis and insights for all local properties, every day.

Residential valuations are conducted for a wide range of purposes, including:

 

Our Residential Specialisations

Residential property valuation services

“I understand that a property is likely the biggest investment a client will make in their lifetime. For this reason, I find joy in going above and beyond to provide the most accurate property advice”

Patrick Gribbin

Certified Practising Valuer

Independent house and land valuations

Working for everyday Australians and financiers, our residential valuers offer accurate and timely independent house and land valuation services. 

 

Prestige property valuations

Our specialist Prestige Property valuation team values luxury and high-end residential property across Australia for financial institutions and private clients.

These experienced, industry-hardened professionals are experts in their local prestige property market, and offer you exceptional independent property valuation services.

 

Residential development projects

Acumentis has a network of residential valuation experts across Australia. Our experienced valuers provide expertise on proposed residential development sites including subdivisions, units, townhouses and more. 

 

Residential property and litigation advice

Acumentis regularly provides expert evidence in litigation matters, as our residential property valuers are trained in the area of litigation valuation. All our most senior and experienced property valuers work throughout the court system across Australia, providing expert witness testimony in accordance with the expert witness code of conduct.

Residential Property Valuation FAQ

A property valuation is a detailed report developed to ascertain a property’s market value at the date of inspection. It details key features such as property size, condition, other comparable sales and more. A property valuation is a legally binding report prepared by a Certified Practicing Valuer who has completed a university-level degree and relevant training, in addition to being accredited by the Australian Property Institute.

A property valuation is required when a property is being purchased, sold, refinanced, transferred, or for financial reporting on property assets. Valuation for the purchase and sale of a property is used to ensure that the security value of a property adequately covers the amount being loaned

A property valuation is undertaken by a Certified Practicing Valuer who has completed a university-level degree, in addition to being accredited by the Australian Property Institute.

A property valuation is a report completed after a detailed inspection is undertaken on a property. A property valuation will take into account features including;

  • Property overview, description of the property – number of rooms, size
  • Comparable sales
  • Condition of the property
  • Risk ratings that identify any market or environmental risks
  • Any issues uncovered during the inspection, research or other searches conducted

The cost of a property valuation will vary depending on the property type, size, and valuation type. A standard residential property market value valuation report is likely to cost from $400 + GST.

The time it takes to complete a physical property inspection will vary depending on the layout, size, and features of a property and the documentation that has been supplied. A residential property inspection is generally completed within 30 minutes, with commercial and agribusiness requiring longer timeframes. A valuation report is generally supplied within 5 working days of instruction and supply of all required documentation.

A property valuation is used for numerous reasons including determining the fair market value of a property pre-purchase or pre-sale. It is also used when applying for a mortgage to purchase a property or refinancing a loan, to ensure the security value of the property adequately covers the loan amount. A valuation may also be used in family and partnership settlements, insurance claims, or for financial reporting.

Market Value is defined by the International Valuation Standard Council as “the estimated amount for which an asset or liability should exchange on the valuation date between a willing buyer and a willing seller in an arm’s length transaction, after proper marketing and where the parties had each acted knowledgeably, prudently and without compulsion”.

A property valuation is a formal written report prepared by a qualified and registered property valuer detailing the property's market value at a specific date. A property valuation is a legally binding document supported with substantiative comparable sales and property market data. An appraisal is an estimate or an opinion of a property's current value as of a specific date.

Once your inspection has been booked, at a mutually convenient time for the valuer and yourself you should start to prepare for the valuation to occur. Here are a few tips.

Provide access

A valuer will need access to the whole property. Where possible, to speed up the valuation process the homeowner can open side and rear gates, garages, pool fences, and internal and entry doors. An essential part of the valuation inspection process is to measure the house. So, providing full access to the property makes the valuer’s life a lot easier!

Supply relevant documentation

  • Floor plans: Before the inspection provide the valuer with a copy of the property’s council-approved floor plans.
  • Title/Plan of subdivision: Email or give a hard copy of the title/plan of subdivision to the valuer.
  • Relevant sales evidence: Make the valuer aware of relevant properties that have transacted in the immediate location (these need to be like-for-like properties, there is no point providing the valuer with the sale of a Victorian Terrace if the subject property is a modern apartment!).

Highlight the property’s special features

While the valuer is a property expert, there are certain features at a property that are not visible. Do you have an underground water tank? Solar panels on the roof? Underfloor heating? Point these things out to the valuer. Every detail counts.

Clean, declutter, and repair

You only get one chance to make a first impression. A clean, well-presented house will show your property’s full potential. A valuer will take notes of everything visible, so those unfinished renovations would ideally be completed, and the house presented in its best condition to get the most out of your valuation.

Take COVID precautions

At Acumentis we operate within COVID safety protocols. If you would like the valuer to wear a mask during the inspection, please don’t hesitate to ask when speaking with our friendly staff to confirm the inspection time. Also, opening doors, and windows and turning on any lights where rooms are dark will facilitate a contactless inspection.

Contain pets

Please put your pets in a safe place so they don’t escape or take a nibble at the valuer’s leg!

Residential specialists near you

Contact your local residential property valuation experts to discuss your specific requirements.

State contacts
Mike Henderson
Group Executive Director – Residential Operations
Brisbane
Renee Pollak
Director
Canberra
Yuchuan Zheng
Valuer
Canberra
Geoff Land
Regional Director
Coffs Harbour
Anne-Maree McCann
Valuer
Newcastle
Angus Giles
Valuer
Newcastle
Zoran Jovanovic
Senior Valuer
Sydney
Natasha Khoudair
Valuer
Sydney
Robert Jupp
Valuer
Coffs Harbour
Marty Creigh
Valuer
Newcastle
Daniel Carr
Valuer
Newcastle
Nathan Jones
Valuer
Norther Rivers (Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay)
James Morrell
Associate Director
Northern Rivers (Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay)
Angus Cooke
Valuer
Inverell
Codie Hollis
Director - Risk & Performance
National
Tom McDouall
State Director - Regional Operations (South)
Newcastle
Terry Glitsos
Director NSW Government Statutory Assets & Legal
Sydney
Heath Craft
Valuer
Albury
Gregory Jordan
Valuer
Port Macquarie
Christine DiMeglio
Valuer
Sydney
Tasso Balomenos
Senior Valuer
Sydney
James de Ferranti
Valuer
Tamworth
Harry Morrow
Senior Valuer
Tamworth
Steve Hagivassilis
Valuer
Sydney
Stefan Kalajdzic
Associate Director
Sydney
Simon Mandile
Senior Valuer
Sydney
Philip Albert
Associate Director
Sydney
Peter Raptis
Director - Prestige Valuations
Sydney
Matthew Iglinski
Associate Director
Sydney
Tony Chahine
Associate Director
Sydney
Alison Seymour
Senior Valuer
Sydney
Kevin Sze Tho
Valuer
Sydney
Emmanuel Ergos
Senior Valuer
Sydney
Nick Power
Senior Valuer
Norther Rivers (Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay)
Andrew Kemp
Director Valuations
Albury
Damian Daczko
Regional Director
Taree
Matthew Davis
Regional Director
Albury - Wodonga
Jonathan Lea
Regional Director
Inverell
Bryan Guest
Senior Director Advisory
Coffs Harbour
Amy Frankel
Regional Director
Port Macquarie
Damien Burley
Senior Director Advisory
Port Macquarie
Amber Broughton
Valuer
Gold Coast
Matthew Ward
Director Valuations
Brisbane
June Button
Valuer
Gladstone
Rohan Bruce
Valuer
Sunshine Coast
Rachel Schloman
Valuer
Brisbane
Lara Watts
Valuer
Bundaberg
Adrian Marks
Valuer
Brisbane
Tony Lanigan
Valuer
Townsville
Scott Blanchard
Senior Valuer
Cairns
Sarah Banner
State Director - Residential Operations, QLD
Brisbane
Clancy Miller
Valuer
Townsville
Paul Krause
Senior Valuer
Mackay
Matthew Galvin
Senior Valuer
Toowoomba
Lochlan Jones
Valuer
Noosa
Jack Macdonald
Associate Director
Roma
Cameron Norris
Valuer
Emerald
Jack Prosser
Senior Valuer
Toowoomba
Joshua Franklin
Senior Valuer
Brisbane
Ayla McIntyre
Senior Valuer
Roma
David Hosking
Regional Director
Cairns
Shane Poole
Senior Valuer
Bundaberg
Jared Teitzel
Senior Valuer
Brisbane
Sarah Godfrey
Senior Valuer
Brisbane
Rebecca Stephens
Senior Valuer
Sunshine Coast
Alexandra Doneley
Senior Valuer
Emerald
John Burke
Director
Gold Coast
Geoff Duffield
Director – Family Law & Advisory
Brisbane
Hugh Innes
Senior Valuer
Brisbane
Carlo Lando
Regional Director - Townsville
Townsville
Jany Pezard
Director - Valuations
Sunshine Coast
Gareth Turner
Director
Brisbane
Andrew Mullins
Associate Director
Brisbane
Melissa Eilers
Regional Director
Hervey Bay
Chris Anderson
Regional Director
Sunshine Coast
Annette Smith
State Director Regional Operations (North)
Emerald
Mike Henderson
Group Executive Director – Residential Operations
Brisbane
Joe Porter
Senior Valuer
Adelaide
Craig Farley
Valuer
Adelaide
Beth Leske
Valuer
Adelaide
Emily Kitto
Director
Adelaide
Andrew Skilbeck
Valuer
Adelaide
Brett Kearns
Valuer
Adelaide
Stephanie Costi
Valuer
Adelaide
Mark Robins
State Director SA
Adelaide
William Simmonds
Valuer
Hobart
Peter Walker
Valuer
Launceston
Leon Sleiters
Valuer
Hobart
Harry Chapman
Valuer
Launceston
Joe Stansfield
Regional Director - Tasmania (North)
Launceston
Daniel Mitchell
Valuer
Bendigo
Alexandra Churches
Regional Director - Victoria
Bendigo
Quentin Churches
Associate Director
Bendigo
Patrick Monaghan
State Director - Regional Operations Victoria
Gippsland
Georgina Besliev
Valuer
Melbourne
Nathan Camac
Associate Director
Melbourne
Nick Funnell
National Director - Asset Advisory
Melbourne
Damien Stone
State Director Residential - Victoria
Melbourne
Deanne Page
Valuer
Gippsland
Ken Liu
Valuer
Melbourne
David Triaca
Senior Valuer
Melbourne
Paul Belcher
Associate Director
Gippsland
Phillip Bainbridge
Director Valuations
Melbourne
Brenton Jones
Associate Director
Gippsland
Curtis Borszeky
Senior Valuer
Perth
Mitchell Fraser
Senior Valuer
Bunbury
Felicity Graham
Senior Valuer
Bunbury
Daniel Horan
Valuer
Perth
Michael Sinclair
Valuer
Perth
Jessica Ayerst
Associate Director
Perth
Tiffany Crago
Senior Valuer
Perth
James Sholdas
Associate Director Valuations
Perth
Tom O’Sullivan
Associate Director Valuations
Perth
Ben Lamers
Director Acumentis Advisory
Perth
Aaron Hughes
Regional Director
South West WA
Matthew Crofts
State Director
Perth
Rod Davidson
Director Valuations
Perth
Scott Robinson
Regional Director
Mandurah
Ross Sharp
State Director – WA – Rural & Agribusiness
Perth
Mark Eaton
Regional Director
Albany
Damien Schifferli
Regional Director - South West WA
Busselton
Brad Mazza
State Director - Residential WA
Perth
Mike Henderson
Group Executive Director – Residential Operations
Brisbane
Renee Pollak
Director
Canberra
Yuchuan Zheng
Valuer
Canberra
Geoff Land
Regional Director
Coffs Harbour
Anne-Maree McCann
Valuer
Newcastle
Angus Giles
Valuer
Newcastle
Zoran Jovanovic
Senior Valuer
Sydney
Natasha Khoudair
Valuer
Sydney
Robert Jupp
Valuer
Coffs Harbour
Marty Creigh
Valuer
Newcastle
Daniel Carr
Valuer
Newcastle
Nathan Jones
Valuer
Norther Rivers (Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay)
James Morrell
Associate Director
Northern Rivers (Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay)
Angus Cooke
Valuer
Inverell
Codie Hollis
Director - Risk & Performance
National
Tom McDouall
State Director - Regional Operations (South)
Newcastle
Terry Glitsos
Director NSW Government Statutory Assets & Legal
Sydney
Heath Craft
Valuer
Albury
Gregory Jordan
Valuer
Port Macquarie
Christine DiMeglio
Valuer
Sydney
Tasso Balomenos
Senior Valuer
Sydney
James de Ferranti
Valuer
Tamworth
Harry Morrow
Senior Valuer
Tamworth
Steve Hagivassilis
Valuer
Sydney
Stefan Kalajdzic
Associate Director
Sydney
Simon Mandile
Senior Valuer
Sydney
Philip Albert
Associate Director
Sydney
Peter Raptis
Director - Prestige Valuations
Sydney
Matthew Iglinski
Associate Director
Sydney
Tony Chahine
Associate Director
Sydney
Alison Seymour
Senior Valuer
Sydney
Kevin Sze Tho
Valuer
Sydney
Emmanuel Ergos
Senior Valuer
Sydney
Nick Power
Senior Valuer
Norther Rivers (Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay)
Andrew Kemp
Director Valuations
Albury
Damian Daczko
Regional Director
Taree
Matthew Davis
Regional Director
Albury - Wodonga
Jonathan Lea
Regional Director
Inverell
Bryan Guest
Senior Director Advisory
Coffs Harbour
Amy Frankel
Regional Director
Port Macquarie
Damien Burley
Senior Director Advisory
Port Macquarie
Amber Broughton
Valuer
Gold Coast
Matthew Ward
Director Valuations
Brisbane
June Button
Valuer
Gladstone
Rohan Bruce
Valuer
Sunshine Coast
Rachel Schloman
Valuer
Brisbane
Lara Watts
Valuer
Bundaberg
Adrian Marks
Valuer
Brisbane
Tony Lanigan
Valuer
Townsville
Scott Blanchard
Senior Valuer
Cairns
Sarah Banner
State Director - Residential Operations, QLD
Brisbane
Clancy Miller
Valuer
Townsville
Paul Krause
Senior Valuer
Mackay
Matthew Galvin
Senior Valuer
Toowoomba
Lochlan Jones
Valuer
Noosa
Jack Macdonald
Associate Director
Roma
Cameron Norris
Valuer
Emerald
Jack Prosser
Senior Valuer
Toowoomba
Joshua Franklin
Senior Valuer
Brisbane
Ayla McIntyre
Senior Valuer
Roma
David Hosking
Regional Director
Cairns
Shane Poole
Senior Valuer
Bundaberg
Jared Teitzel
Senior Valuer
Brisbane
Sarah Godfrey
Senior Valuer
Brisbane
Rebecca Stephens
Senior Valuer
Sunshine Coast
Alexandra Doneley
Senior Valuer
Emerald
John Burke
Director
Gold Coast
Geoff Duffield
Director – Family Law & Advisory
Brisbane
Hugh Innes
Senior Valuer
Brisbane
Carlo Lando
Regional Director - Townsville
Townsville
Jany Pezard
Director - Valuations
Sunshine Coast
Gareth Turner
Director
Brisbane
Andrew Mullins
Associate Director
Brisbane
Melissa Eilers
Regional Director
Hervey Bay
Chris Anderson
Regional Director
Sunshine Coast
Annette Smith
State Director Regional Operations (North)
Emerald
Mike Henderson
Group Executive Director – Residential Operations
Brisbane
Joe Porter
Senior Valuer
Adelaide
Craig Farley
Valuer
Adelaide
Beth Leske
Valuer
Adelaide
Emily Kitto
Director
Adelaide
Andrew Skilbeck
Valuer
Adelaide
Brett Kearns
Valuer
Adelaide
Stephanie Costi
Valuer
Adelaide
Mark Robins
State Director SA
Adelaide
William Simmonds
Valuer
Hobart
Peter Walker
Valuer
Launceston
Leon Sleiters
Valuer
Hobart
Harry Chapman
Valuer
Launceston
Joe Stansfield
Regional Director - Tasmania (North)
Launceston
Daniel Mitchell
Valuer
Bendigo
Alexandra Churches
Regional Director - Victoria
Bendigo
Quentin Churches
Associate Director
Bendigo
Patrick Monaghan
State Director - Regional Operations Victoria
Gippsland
Georgina Besliev
Valuer
Melbourne
Nathan Camac
Associate Director
Melbourne
Nick Funnell
National Director - Asset Advisory
Melbourne
Damien Stone
State Director Residential - Victoria
Melbourne
Deanne Page
Valuer
Gippsland
Ken Liu
Valuer
Melbourne
David Triaca
Senior Valuer
Melbourne
Paul Belcher
Associate Director
Gippsland
Phillip Bainbridge
Director Valuations
Melbourne
Brenton Jones
Associate Director
Gippsland
Curtis Borszeky
Senior Valuer
Perth
Mitchell Fraser
Senior Valuer
Bunbury
Felicity Graham
Senior Valuer
Bunbury
Daniel Horan
Valuer
Perth
Michael Sinclair
Valuer
Perth
Jessica Ayerst
Associate Director
Perth
Tiffany Crago
Senior Valuer
Perth
James Sholdas
Associate Director Valuations
Perth
Tom O’Sullivan
Associate Director Valuations
Perth
Ben Lamers
Director Acumentis Advisory
Perth
Aaron Hughes
Regional Director
South West WA
Matthew Crofts
State Director
Perth
Rod Davidson
Director Valuations
Perth
Scott Robinson
Regional Director
Mandurah
Ross Sharp
State Director – WA – Rural & Agribusiness
Perth
Mark Eaton
Regional Director
Albany
Damien Schifferli
Regional Director - South West WA
Busselton
Brad Mazza
State Director - Residential WA
Perth

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