Free property appraisals are given to home owners and investors by real estate agents every day all across Australia. It is a standard step if you are selling your home or investment property or even thinking about whether to renovate, rebuild or sell in the future. It provides an indication of how much your home is worth in today’s markets and also helps you compare real estate agents so you can choose the right one to market your property. The additional Liveability Features Appraisal is not “tick and flick” approach to property appraisal. The trained agents utilises their Liveability training and the Liveability Proptech Checklist (on the agents mobile device) with benchmarks for each individual feature. This free specialist appraisal is added to the normal appraisal process and therefore provides a more comprehensive property information to deliver a better opportunity for your property in the market

The 17 Liveability Features are property features that cover location, floor plan and layout, key building structure elements, important energy and water saving inclusions and a vibrant community experience close by. It is not a rating it is a “features-based” checklist. Each feature has independently developed benchmarks which must be met when the agent conducts their appraisal walk through. Specialist real estate agents have exclusive access to the groundbreaking Proptech checklist which automatically generates icons for your property listing and is recognised as trusted property information by Choice magazine. This new property appraisal service enables the property features that are normally missing from property marketing to be brought forward and showcased to increase your opportunity to get a higher price in a short time frame.

The list of the features are not numbered in the checklist in order of importance, rather they are designed to mirror a property “walk through”; from the front door, through the house and back out again. In this way it makes it easier for the agents to appraise the property and easy for people to validate at an open home.

Michelle Mannex is one of the only (possibly the only) Liveability Real Estate agent in the Illawarra. Contact us today to find out more about the CSIRO’S liveability program and how this can showcase your property when hitting the market.