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Nelson Bay I Shoal Bay I Fingal Bay I Corlette I Soldiers Point I Salamander Bay I Anna Bay
 Lemon Tree Passage I Mallabula I Tanilba Bay I Medowie I Raymond Terrace

Pre-Sale Valuation

Pre-Purchase Valuation

Auction Bidding



CPV 2599

More than 30 years’ experience valuing residential, commercial and industrial real estate since 1987

Associate Diploma Course in Valuation
Advanced Certificate (Real Estate)
Licensed Real Estate Agent Class 1



Property valuations for current market value or retrospective valuation as required for

  • NSW stamp duty payment or transfers between related parties
  • Taxation or accountancy purposes to determine Capital Gains Tax
  • Transfer to superannuation funds
  • Self-managed superannuation funds compliance valuations
  • Deceased estates – probate purposes and family settlements
  • Family law property settlements
  • Pre-sale valuations
  • Pre-purchase valuations
  • Auction bidding service
  • Buyers Agent
Happy young couple listening to their real estate agent who telling about the house

Why a pre-sale valuation?

Real estate agents compete for business from the viewpoint that most people planning to sell their property are looking for an agent who can sell their property for a premium price or above market value.  When agents quote estimates of likely selling price, they often encourage people to focus more on their selling skills, marketing ability and market reach and less on market facts.

Many real estate agents fear missing business if their opinion is too conservative  and will demonstrate their confidence in the property by focusing on their ability to achieve the highest price possible.  In NSW it is common for real estate agents to quote estimates of selling price in a range of 10% which is permitted by the Office of Fair Trading.  Another issue facing real estate agents is the fact that the majority of people selling their property believe or hope that their property’s value is higher than what may realistically be achieved due to their emotional connection with the property.  That emotional connection may not relate in dollar terms to a potential buyer. 

Therefore, a pre-sale independent valuation is a smart approach to your selling decision.  It will potentially save you time, money and undue stress and place you in a position to recognize when an offer is a premium and to make an informed decision whether to accept the offer.


Why a pre-purchase valuation?

Buyers who do not plan to borrow to fund a property purchase will not have the requirement for a bank valuation.  An independent valuation of the fair market value of your nominated property will provide you with confidence concerning the purchase price you may have negotiated or intend to pay for a property

Professional Auction Bidding Service

Should you require assistance with securing your property of choice at auction, Stone Property Valuations can represent you at the auction and bid on your behalf after completion of relevant auction bidding authorities.  This involves payment of an attendance fee prior to the auction.  A success fee is payable afterwards in the event of success at securing the property.

Professional Buyers Agent Service

Stone Property Valuations offers a full range of Buyers Agent Services in Port Stephens. After establishing the brief of your desired property and confirmation of your instructions to proceed we will conduct a proactive search of the local market by viewing, inspecting and short listing suitable properties. We can offer independent advice on the pros and cons of each property , provide market research with comparable sales ,assist with negotiations and attend auctions and bid on your behalf.

We can assist with coordinating solicitors, conveyancers building and pest reports in the lead up to securing your property by way of exchange of contracts.

We will continue to work with you through to settlement day.

Our buyers agent service is ideally suited for people relocating to Port Stephens where inspecting every property new to the market and the time necessary to buy for the right price is overwhelming due to travelling times and distance. We can best help you with your search for a property in Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay, Fingal Bay, Corlette, Salamander Bay, Soldiers Point and Anna Bay. Buyers Agent services are provided by Colin Stone, a fully Licensed Real Estate Agent and Real Estate Valuer with over 30 years’ experience listing, marketing, selling and valuing real estate in the Sutherland Shire. Colin has now relocated to Port Stephens.

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Services Provided

Pre-sale valuations, Pre-purchase valuations, Auction bidding service, NSW stamp duty, Taxation or accountancy purposes for Capital Gains Tax, Transfer to superannuation funds, Self-managed superannuation funds compliance valuations, Deceased estates, Family settlements, Family law property settlements

Service Locations

Nelson Bay I Shoal Bay I Fingal Bay I Corlette I Soldiers Point I Salamander Bay I Anna Bay | Lemon Tree Passage I Mallabula I Tanilba Bay I Medowie I Raymond Terrace