Factors that may Impact on the Appraisal Price

Factors that may Impact on the Appraisal Price

When determining price it is also important to take into consideration all relevant information.

Here are some examples of what the Agent must consider:

Demographics of Prospects

Proximity to Transport and Shops

New Development

Educational Facilities

Employment Opportunities

Economic Factors – Interest Rates, Grants etc

Flood and Fire areas

Political Factors (GFC) which affected property prices worldwide

The impact from these events can have an impact on the Appraisal and is subject to change as time progresses and situations change. When viewing properties the Agent will need to take into account the Architectural and Construction Styles as well as all other relevant factors that could affect the Agents opinion of price in that days market.

Real Estate prices can fluctuate, in the past property prices have fallen and many sellers are having to sell for less than what they paid. Providing evidence to support your opinion becomes vital as this can effect the price in which the Owners will be expecting.

Why Agents must Verify Property Owners

Before entering into an agreement the Agent must ensure they are working with the Owner of the property and must abide by the Law in confirming ownership. This is due to two highly publicised incidents in September 2010 and March 2011 which resulted in properties being sold in Western Australia without the knowledge and consent of the lawful Owners.

In both instances Real Estate Agents were contacted by the fraudsters who were acting as the true Owners. The properties were Tenanted and Managed by a Real Estate Agent on behalf of the registered Owner. The fraudsters contacted the Agent, pretended to be the Owners and notified them of new contact details which are now a Legal Requirement when verifying property ownership and description before acting as detailed in the Conduct Standards.

Property Occupations Regulations 2014 Part 5 Conduct Standards

19 Finding out or verifying property ownership and description

  1. Before Auctioning property, an Auctioneer appointed to sell the property must take reasonable steps to find out or verify the ownership of the property and property description.
  2. Before listing property for sale, lease or exchange a Real Estate Agent/Salesperson must take reasonable steps to find out or verify the ownership of the property and property description.

 

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