Not genuine price guides
There was very recently a property in Revesby advertised for sale by auction with a price guide of $625k. There was no way that the property would sell for anything like that. After I complained to Fair Trading about it, McGrath changed the price guide to between $650k to $700k. Again, there was no way that the property would sell for that amount. At auction, the property sold for $900k which is what I was saying all along. Beware. Don't waste time and money being duped by such price guides which are only intended to bring as many people ...as possible to the auction and create a bidding frenzy while at the same time making McGrath look good. In their defence, McGrath will say that they quoted the price guide that they had in their agency agreement. But that is not the point. The point is that the public is being misled as to the real expectations of the owner.
My appraisal was wrong near Thornbury area.
Stay away from surroundings of North side of Melbourne McGrath.
They gave the wrong appraisal for our property.
I was told my by other agents just after I just sold it. it was worth upto another $100,000 more . What a big mistake to believe Mcgrath. It was sold to a builder who will knock it down and build more houses on it. I wish I explored more agents but I believed everything they said. They compared it to another house and I checked it out after the sale and that house was not renovated like ours and they knocked it down...
Smaller realtors do it better
Recently my husband and I moved from an apartment that was rented to us through Hatch Realty Mosman (absolutely superb service!) to an apartment through McGrath Neutral Bay. One word for the big realtors - greedy. McGrath have been nothing but greedy the whole time. Our initial maintenance request was ignored, and now our rent is going up even though we're paying more than they asked for in the first place, and they want us to sign another 12 month lease with 3 months left to go on our old one.. what if we change our minds in the next 2 months.. they're just so frustrating to work with as tenants.
Will avoid them next time we move. All for the big guy, no ones here for the little guy - except Hatch Realty. Go with them!
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Not responding to email enquiry about property for sale Toowoomba
I fail to see why an email section is on website for enquiring about property for sale. After three days of no reply I phoned and got an unhelpful "unit is under contract". He clearly had no interest in me. No offers of other similar property viewing and hardly bothered to speak to me. Seems that he must have had enough sales last week and didn't want anymore. I wonder if the property I enquired about was still for sale when I made the first enquiry. Even today it is still listed for sale in Tourist Road Toowoomba.
we will never use mcgrath again
We recently used mcgrath real estate in palm beach qld to sell our house. After the initial effort theyvmade to get our business we were very unhappy with the the agent and thought that they were very poor in spite of the high price. We will never go back.
Terrible service, do not go near them
McGrath Property Management at Neutral Bay are bullies, they tried to take money out of the bond for an unclean oven and they took me to the tribunal. They took 3 months to fix my balcony door. Everyone knows that McGrath real estate agents are just unprofessional and unethical.
Underquoting a Serious Problem with McGrath
As a first home buyer, I'm sorry to say I've been tricked over and over again by McGrath price indications. They typically sell at least 15-20% over their quoted price guide (industry standards indicate price leeway should only be 10%). Many of my friends have noticed the same problem. Don't be fooled by their price guides - spending time and money getting contracts checked by the solicitor, strata reports and building inspections done. I'm sure not all McGrath agents are doing this, but I've seen it many times now and it's emerging as a patter...n (much more than other agents) - so a warning to buyers to study the market and be realistic about prices when you're dealing with McGrath. It'll save you a lot of money and disappointment. Some examples: a 1BR unit in Wollstonecraft quoted as 400+, sold for 515K (28.75% over); a 2BR apartment in Gordon quoted as 550+ sold for 680K (23.6% over); a 1BR garden apartment in Cammeray quoted as 500+ sold for for 692K (38.4% over).
Im glad that this agency is not managing my investment property. our property manager is as slow as a week of wet Sundays, she never returns phone calls or emails. I changed my surname over 2 years ago with them, yet they continually send me letters using my previous name.
nothing. not once nice word to say about them.
our property manager NEVER does anything that she says she will arrange. We have had someone run into our fence, we took all details of the driver and passed them on to her, that was 4 months ago and nothing has been done yet a...
Questions & Answers
Our tenancy was set up as Direct Debit rental payments. Everything was fine for 3 and a half years then, “someone changed something in our system so your payments were changed from weekly to once every 4 months”
We’ve now been given a Notice to Leave for rent arrears.
Oh! QCAT dismissed the case due to yet another error from McGrath. McGrath Property Management has no idea how to operate. Ripping off tenants and owners alike.
Why cant the agents call you in regards to viewing a place????
Can anyone tell me if it s legal for the first two weeks rent to be held and not use as rent for the first two weeks. I am renting a flat in Queensland and McGraths have told me it is, they wrote it in the lease and I signed but believe I don’t have to follow the requirements as the 2 weeks are not a legal requirement. Please advise if you know anything about this matter.
The principal at the McGraths behaved like an absolute dictator and I wish I had never signed a lease with this office. Something is really wrong!
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