Frequently Asked Questions

What does property valuation include? And why is it required? Here are the list of questions that we get asked often.

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The fee for a valuation starts at $900 including GST but gradually increases depending on the size and type of property and the complexity of the job.
Palmerston to the north, Milton to the south, Middlemarch to the west and all areas in between.
For a modest home of say 120 square metres by the time the report is ready turnaround is between five to seven days depending on the workflow at the time.
Size of the house is important, as is the condition, whether or not the kitchen and bathroom are modern, location and section aspect are all thrown into the mix.
The answer really depends on the house. If all the bedrooms are of a good size in a three bedroom house then yes the three bedroom house is of more value than a two bedroom house. But if all the bedrooms are small (in a three bedroom house) then it could be worth less than a two bedroom house as it makes more sense to remove some walls to convert into more practical bedroom space that is more useable than try to fit into something that is too small.
Generally yes, as brick does not require maintenance of weatherboard (such as painting and rot replacement).
Most likely it is due to the asking price being too high. Try to price the property based on what comparable property is selling for in the area and make some adjustments for size or condition. Never make the mistake of trying to price a property on what it would sell for to the one dream buyer from Auckland as it never happens! BE REALISTIC! Don’t be scared to ask for buyer feedback from your agent.
Sometimes a bank will request a valuation to satisfy there lending requirements. Don’t worry as it is and has been standard practice for some time and is there for ‘checks and balance’ in the industry. It is good for buyers peace of mind as well to make sure the price they are paying is what it is worth.