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frequently asked questioNS

If you are on this page; you must have some questions. A selection of the most commonly asked questions are as follows; if you have any other questions or would like to seek clarification on anything please feel free to contact us by phone, email, text, Facebook or carrier pigeon.

Are your Valuers qualified?

Of course! All of our Valuers are fully qualified with over 15 years experience in the industry. Our Valuers are members of both the Australian Property Institute (API) and the Australian Valuers Intsitute (AVI) with Certified Practicing Valuer Certifications (CPV). 

How long will the valuation report take to complete?

Our Valuation reports are comprehensive and detailed. The majority of reports will be completed within 2 to 5 working days (from date of instruction - depending on access and complexity) assuming all required documentation is provided and payment confirmed prior to release of report. However, should you have a specific time frame or urgent request please let us know.

How long will the inspection take? 

Inspection times depend on the size of the property and if building/floor plans are available to the valuer. Residential properties generally require between 15 to 30 minutes, and commercial properties can take anywhere between 20 minutes to 1 hour to complete a thorough internal and external inspection.

Do you do bank valuations?

At Paul & Co we do not offer bank valuation services. Banks require their panel valuers to provide valuations for finance/lending purposes, if you require a bank valuation please contact your bank or finance broker. 

What is the Valuation Process?

The pre-inspection process involves researching relevant property information including zoning and services information, title information and comparable sales and/or rental evidence. 
Our Property Inspection involves a detailed internal and external examination of the built improvements, and the physical characteristics of the land. We will conduct an assessment of the neighbourhood’s characteristics and analysis of similar properties in the locality, which may have sold or have been leased around the valuation date. 
The Market Value of the property may be assessed on several different valuation principles and methodologies taking the market conditions and the type of property into account.
We then compile the research, our analysis and assessment into a detailed Valuation Report explaining and justifying the Market Value adopted. At Paul & Co we are committed to sustainability and endeavour to provide digital reports via email to our clients, however please advise if a hard copy is required and this can be arranged.

Why choose Paul & Co. Valuations?

 At Paul & Co we strive to deliver the highest standards of professional services to our clients. We have a proven track record and are proud of what we do. We will happily discuss your requirements prior to providing a quote, and uphold transparency. If we don't believe that we can provide a figure that is supported by our research, we will be upfront prior to accepting your instructions. 
Our boutique firm specialises and excels in niche areas of valuation. We are expert negotiators in land acquisition matters and easement compensation matters and will always go that extra mile to win your business and get the best result for you (our client).
We are proudly independent and understand the importance of clear, transparent and affordable pricing. We provide fIxed price quoting, we quote the job upfront and if we run over, we wear the cost.

Do you provide valuations during the coronavirus pandemic / Are you Covid-19 safe?

Yes, we are dedicated to keeping you and our team safe. We follow all NSW health guidelines and our valuers adhere to strict hygiene protocols during inspections including maintaining social distancing, wearing masks and using hand sanitiser. We can also offer curb-side valuations and can accommodate special requests for clients at high risk. Please contact us for more information.
What areas do you service?
We provide property valuations on the Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Port Stephens and Maitland Areas.
If you have additional questions please don't hesitate to give us a call, we are here to help. Contact Us.