Provisional Rating* and Q score – Initial and indicative thoughts using selling agent and web data only. May not have been visited by James Home Rater. Available for public display. Free of charge.
Bought* – Indicates property has been bought. We are a buyer rating company and a buyer advocate company only, and we use the word bought instead of sold to give the website a buyer flavour. We do not buy all the properties listed on this website, in fact we buy around 80 per year in the $1M-$5M range, therefore we often rely on an advertised price or the selling agent to indicate the bought price and occasionally the result may be inaccurate.
Agent Quote – Indicates what an agent has written, spoken or implied. Agent Quotes in moving markets change. Please refer to selling agent for their latest quote if in any doubt. It may have been updated since we last put it up.
House Sizes and Land Sizes – These are either supplied by agent or estimated by our architects and are indicative. You should not rely on this. Make your own enquiries prior to purchase. Check title for land size and measure up for house size.
James CAN System - Available to clients only, where all homes are rated against each individual client’s specific criteria – CAN System scores can vary dramatically from Q Scores.
James Control Price** – James Control Price is the initial price we at James place on the property. Our price is a raw price based on our land value estimate and house value estimate. The selling agent, other buyers and vendors may have completely different thoughts on price. We find the James control price very useful as an initial statement of price give or take – a guide on where the market may start it’s thinking. If the property has a high James rating, similar homes are in short supply, low stock levels, high clearance rates and Bidderman has been recently strong at other similar properties then we would expect the James Control price to be exceeded. If the market is weakening, there are a number of homes for buyers to choose from and Bidderman has been weak then the eventual bought price may be below the James Control Price. The James Control Price does not reflect the vendor reserve (we don’t know it), the selling agent quote or our estimated buying range (necessarily). Please the James Control Price is a guide, a starting point and basis for discussion on past sales in the area – it is not a panacea or guarantee. Below the James Control Price are up to three properties that we think support our opinions. You may of course disagree with them, however they are genuine.
Full Rating – Full Ratings with James Control Price, Information on Selling Agent’s Performance, Negotiation Strategies, Architectural Opinion, Pest, Building and Legal Opinions, Town Planning, Other Buyers. Available to clients only. Home has been visited by a qualified James Home Rater and worksheet is available.
Copyright in all photographs (other than properties and floorplans) vests in James Buyer Advocates Pty Ltd and may only be reproduced for non-commercial purposes with an acknowledgement of copyright ownership. Photographs of properties and floorplans are only used by us for criticism, review or reporting purposes, as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).
James Home Ratings is a system licensed by – Property Ratings Pty Ltd – It has an Australian patent. International patents applied for. James Home Ratings, Q score, MyQ and James Control price are copyright protected 2003-2009. All care is taken to confirm property facts however some can be verbal only and may be incorrect. You must not rely on this information only when purchasing a property. We strongly recommend the services of a professional buying advocate/agent, pest and building inspections, legal, town planning and architectural opinions if needed PRIOR to purchase. In the state of Victoria the laws says selling agents must represent the seller’s interests first and for buyers it’s caveat emptor or buyer beware unless you have buyer agent working for you. Example – a selling agent can ask whatever price they like – it does not have to be market. If a home has termites or building or appliance faults in almost all cases that is the buyer’s responsibility – not the sellers. The paperwork can contain whatever special conditions the seller wants – it is not buyer friendly in many cases. There is no cooling-off period at an auction. Please get additional professional advice PRIOR to purchase.
We work for buyers only and receiver no money from sellers or selling agents by way of shared selling commissions, in kind promotional monies – anything. We are completely independent of all selling agents.